Volume is king in fantasy football, and this report will help you understand which players are due more or less according to their roles. It is a great way to know who is overperforming and underperforming based on historical data tied to metrics we know drive volume.
For the NFL playoffs, I will provide an abbreviated version of the Utilization Report focusing on running backs, receivers and tight ends. Rather than detailing everything for each team, I will highlight significant trends and changes.
- Running backs: Which backs are handling early downs, short-yardage and passing downs
- Tight ends: Who is running enough routes and meeting critical targets-per-route thresholds
- Receivers: Which receivers run the most routes and operate broadly within the offense
Below are the key takeaways by position from the wild-card games.
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Data notes and acronyms:
- 1st/2nd = first and second downs
- LDD = long down and distance (third and fourth down with three or more yards to go)
- SDD = short down and distance (second, third and fourth down with two or fewer yards to go)
- i5 = inside the five-yard line
2MIN = two-minute offense (hurry-up offense)
- Close = score within three points
- Lead = leading by four points or more
- Trail = trailing by four points or more
- Plays = penalties included for utilization splits and rates
- Pass Play = all dropbacks (i.e., attempts, sacks and scrambles)
- ADOT = average depth of target
- Air Yards = ADOT multiplied by targets
- TTT = average time to throw
- PA = play action
- PA Targets = percentage of player's targets that came using play action
- Fantasy finishes = through Sunday night game
- YPRR = yards per route run
- TPRR = targets per route run
- EZ = end zone
- TOP = time of possession
- Pass vs. Run Splits = based on the percentage of time a team throws or passes
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Devin Singletary eclipsed the 75% snap threshold for the third consecutive game and registered 94 all-purpose yards on 19 touches. The Buffalo running back ranks fourth among his peers in missed tackles forced per attempt (0.24) this season and is one of the few every-down backs remaining in the playoff race.