While preparing myfantasy 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 15 rankings. Several can be found inpremium stats as well as the PFFfantasy stats. (These numbers do not account for the Thursday night Chargers-Raiders game.)
Arizona Cardinals –Chase Edmonds gains a first down or touchdown 46.2% of the time when faced with six or fewer defenders in the box. No other running back is above 35%.
Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan has seen 66.8% of his passing yards come through the air compared to after the catch, the highest rate among quarterbacks.
Baltimore Ravens –Mark Andrews is tied for second among tight ends in yards per route run over the last eight weeks (2.14). He was also second among tight ends over all of 2019 (2.89).
Buffalo Bills –Buffalo has generated the third-most pressures this season with 255.
Carolina Panthers –Curtis Samuel has converted 17 third-down catches into first downs. That is five more than any other Panthers pass-catcher and the fifth-most among all wide receivers in the NFL.
Chicago Bears –The Bears defense has missed the third-fewest tackles in coverage at 28.
Cincinnati Bengals –Cincinnati's 140 pressures are the fewest in the NFL. The league average is 208.
Cleveland Browns – Baker Mayfield leads the league in passing yards off of rollout passes (698). He has the second-most attempts off of rollouts at 70, while also maintaining the second-highest average depth of target at 9.7.
Dallas Cowboys –The Cowboys defense has forced the fewest incompletions in coverage at 23. The average team has forced 38 incompletions at this point.
Jacksonville Jaguars –Devine Ozigbo has run 10 routes this season. He’s been the targeted receiver on seven of those routes and has caught all of them. He’s avoided four tackles on those catches — that’s tied for the fourth-most avoided tackles for a Jaguar in the pass game despite 15 different players running more routes than Ozigbo.
Kansas City Chiefs –When Chiefs passes are contested, they are completed only 36.4% of the time. That is the second-lowest rate in the league, only ahead of the Jets.
New York Jets –Denzel Mims’ 16.7 average depth of target is the highest among wide receivers over the last eight weeks among those with 30 or more targets. Breshad Perriman‘s 16.6 is the second-highest.
Seattle Seahawks –Seattle gains a first down or touchdown on 31.3% of Chris Carson’s carries. That is the highest rate among starting running backs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers –Tom Brady is throwing past the first down marker on 47.7% of his passes, the highest rate among starting quarterbacks. Brady was near the bottom of the league in throwing past the sticks last season.
Tennessee Titans –Ryan Tannehill leads the league with a 68.4% adjusted completion percentage on passes thrown 10 yards in the air or further (among QBs with at least 100 passes thrown that far).
Washington Football Team –Washington’s run defenders have missed the second-fewest tackles this season against the run (34).