While preparing my fantasy football rankings each week, I come across statistics and trends worth monitoring. The following are 32 interesting stats — one for each NFL team — that helped inform my Week 14 rankings. Several can be found in premium stats as well as the PFF fantasy stats. (These numbers do not account for the Thursday night Patriots-Rams game.)
Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray has the best adjusted completion percentage on plays where the defense rushes six or more players (85.7%). His average depth of target on these plays are an above average 10.1 yards.
Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan leads the league in passing yards from three-step dropbacks (615 yards). He has taken the second-most three-step drops and has the second-highest average depth of target on these passes at 7.4.
Baltimore Ravens – Baltimore’s run blocking has given the Ravens runners a league-leading 875 yards before contact this season. The league average is 465 yards.
Buffalo Bills – The Bills have run the most goal-line plays this season (48). They had 53 goal-line plays in 2018 and 2019 combined.
Cincinnati Bengals – The Bengals gained a league-low 25 explosive runs this season, while the league average is 37.
Detroit Lions – The Lions are tied for the fewest offensive fumbles on the season with six. This will likely be their third-straight year ranking in the top-10 in fewest fumbles.
Green Bay Packers – The Packers have gained positive yards on 90.3% of Jamaal Williams’ carries. He is the only back who has handled at least 50 carries to have created positive yards on over 90% of his carries.
Houston Texans – Texans run blockers have given the Houston ball-carriers 282 yards before contact, the lowest amount in the league.
Kansas City Chiefs – Travis Kelce has gained 221 receiving yards after the catch on plays where he caught the ball past the first down marker. He leads the league on yards after the catch on these plays, while every other player in the top 15 is a wide receiver.
Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert’s adjusted completion percentage on passes thrown in front of the first down marker is third-best at 90.5%. On passes thrown beyond the first down marker, his adjusted completion percentage falls to the third-worst rate at 53.7%.
Los Angeles Rams – Darrell Henderson gains a first down or touchdown on 30.1% of his carries, the sixth-best rate among running backs. Malcolm Brown isn’t far behind at 30.0%. Cam Akers has the sixth-lowest rate among 86 qualifying backs at 16.3%.
Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins have run the third-most plays in the red zone (134). They finished last season with a below-average 142 — a mark they should surpass this week.
New England Patriots – The Patriots remain the only team to run on over half of their offensive plays.
Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles' 96 red-zone plays are the fewest in the league. They finished with the sixth-most in 2019 (163).
Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers have run more screen passes this year (65) than last year (64). Pittsburgh is on pace to finish in the top-four in screen passes for the fourth time in five years.
San Francisco 49ers – 49ers receivers have gained a combined 808 yards after contact on their catches. That mark leads the league this year and is on pace to beat every team from 2019.