Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) runs with the ball after a catch against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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 16 rankings. Several can be found inpremium stats as well as the PFFfantasy stats.
Arizona Cardinals –Dan Arnold is one of five tight ends to have three touchdowns on end-zone targets in the last eight weeks. He is the only one of the five with a perfect catch rate on his end-zone targets.
Atlanta Falcons – Calvin Ridley reached 100 receiving yards for the seventh time this season this past week. He is tied for the league lead among wide receivers after only tallying two such games in 2019.
Baltimore Ravens –Lamar Jackson leads the league with 1.27 fantasy points per dropback over the last four weeks, roughly a half point ahead of any other quarterback.
Buffalo Bills –Stefon Diggs has an incredible 85.1% catch rate over the last eight weeks, which is the best among pass-catchers with at least 20 targets. He’s caught 63 of the 74 passes thrown his way.
Cincinnati Bengals –Joe Burrow has the lowest adjusted completion percentage on deep passes (20.8%) among QBs with more than 25 deep attempts. He has completed nine of 48 deep passes, and one pass was dropped. His replacements have been even worse, with Ryan Finley completing one of seven deep passes and Brandon Allen completing zero of six.
Los Angeles Rams – Jared Goff has thrown for 300 yards six times this season. That’s the most among quarterbacks in the NFC and fifth-most among all quarterbacks.
Miami Dolphins –The Dolphins have used five different halfbacks, four different tight ends and seven different wide receivers over the last three weeks. That is either the most or tied for the most at each of those positions.
New Orleans Saints –Alvin Kamara is up to 739 receiving yards on the season, giving him a lead of over 250 yards compared to all other backs. Even if his receiving yards were cut in half, he’d still rank fourth among running backs.