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Jahnke: 32 Fantasy Stats to Know for Week 14

Oct 18, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (30) runs for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

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.)

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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 FalconsMatt 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.

Carolina Panthers Mike Davis makes at least one defender miss a tackle on 25.4% of his carries, the best rate among running backs.

Chicago Bears David Montgomery’s 55 avoided tackles in the run game over the last calendar year are the third-most for running backs in that time.

Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals gained a league-low 25 explosive runs this season, while the league average is 37.

Cleveland BrownsNick Chubb gains 10 or more yards on his carries more often than anyone else at 19.4%. Kareem Hunt owns the second-best rate among backs with at least 100 carries at 15.2%.

Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott’s 72.0% accuracy percentage when blitzed is the second-best rate in the league. Andy Dalton ranks third at 67.2%.

Denver Broncos Melvin Gordon III has been tackled by the player to contact him at the lowest rate among all running backs at 65.0% of his carries.

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.

Indianapolis ColtsPhilip Rivers leads all current starting quarterbacks in accuracy percentage at 66.1%. He has ranked in the top-10 in each of the last three seasons.

Jacksonville Jaguars James Robinson gains positive yards after contact more often than any other back with positive YAC on 94.3% of his carries.

Oct 11, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) catches a pass during the first half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Las Vegas Raiders Derek Carr leads the league among starters in average depth of target after taking a seven-step dropback (16.9).

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 RamsDarrell 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.

Minnesota Vikings Dalvin Cook has nine runs this season where multiple defenders have missed tackles on him on the same play. No other back has more than seven.

New England Patriots The Patriots remain the only team to run on over half of their offensive plays.

Nov 22, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) throws against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints Taysom Hill leads the league in adjusted completion percentage on passes thrown beyond the first down marker at 73.5%.

New York Giants Daniel Jones has the third-best accuracy percentage on passes thrown beyond the first down marker at 56.1%.

New York Jets Sam Darnold has the third-worst accuracy percentage on passes thrown beyond the first down marker at 21.9%.

Philadelphia Eagles The Eagles' 96 red-zone plays are the fewest in the league. They finished with the sixth-most in 2019 (163).

Pittsburgh SteelersThe 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 49ers49ers 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.

Seattle Seahawks Chris Carson has been tackled in the backfield on only three of his 87 carries, the lowest rate for running backs with at least 50 carries this season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Six of Mike Evans’ touchdowns on the season came on plays where the Buccaneers were blitzed. Evans leads all wide receivers in touchdowns when the defense blitzes.

Tennessee Titans A.J. Brown’s 2.74 yards per route run over the last calendar year is third-highest among wide receivers. Corey Davis isn’t far behind at 2.54 — sixth-best.

Washington Football Team J.D. McKissic gains at least five yards on 45.5% of his carries — the best rate among backs with at least 50 carries.

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