NFC Fact Time with @_NickWhalen
I decided to change up the format of my article last week from start/sit to more of a statistical approach and the feedback was great. Therefore, i’ll continue this way the rest of the season and try to provide you interesting facts for an edge on your competition. This week we’ll cover the NFC and next week the AFC.
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Spring = 24% increase in heart attacks
Fall = 21% decrease in heart attacks
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Trey Burton - In 2018, Burton was the TE8 in PPR. He’s currently the TE50 in 2019 with no touchdowns. Stash for 2020 if you have deep rosters, but don’t count on anything for 2019.
Offensive Home vs Road Splits - Points scored on the Road 21.5 vs 28 Home, Offensive yards gained on the Road 276.5 vs 413.2 home. Keep this in mind for bets and FF starting as the Packers have more road games to end the season.
Kirk Cousins - 4 games into the 2019 season, Cousins was getting thrown under the bus with only 3 TD 2 INTs and barely 500 yards passing. But he’s thrown 13 TDs to only 1 INT in the last 5 games.
Kenny Golladay - 120 yards or more receiving in 3 of his last 4 games. Golladay still feels like he’s under the radar. He’s only on pace for 124 targets, which is low for a WR1. If these increase, he could see a nice statistical 2nd half of the season.
Kyle Allen - Since he’s going to start the rest of the season, let’s look at how he’s performing. In his 6 starts: 60.7 completion %, 9 TD, 4 INT, 6.8 YPA, 11.1 YPC, 9.5 sack %. While Allen has done a solid job coming off the bench to save the Panthers season, he’s not winning the games. He’s conservative with short passes and getting sacked at a very high rate. It will be interesting to see if the Panthers take the reins off as the season progresses.
Michael Thomas - It’s amazing to see one of the best WRs in the league significantly improve this season. Last year, Thomas earned 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and 9 TDs on 147 targets. This season, he’s on pace for 146 receptions for 1,750 yards and 8 TDs on 178 targets. Also, he switched starting QB’s and wasn’t playing with a Hall of Famer the entire time!
Jameis Winston - He’s been on the hot seat this season, so let's look at his numbers. He’s setting career highs in TD% and yards per completion. But also setting career records in INT %, Sack % and second lowest completion %. Winston is pushing the football down the field and taking risks.
Devonta Freeman - 0 rushing TDs through 8 games and averaging a career worst 3.4 YPC. His FF production is being saved through extensive use in the passing game because he’s on pace for 70 receptions for 544 yards with 6 TDs.
Jimmy Garoppolo - Most people point to the 14-2 record Jimmy Garoppolo has led the 49ers to since he arrived late in 2017. However, he’s only thrown 25 TDs against 15 INTs in those 16 games. He’s coming off the best game of his career with 4 TD passes, so just keep this in mind.
Russell Wilson - A few stats to reveal why Wilson should be the MVP. Leads the NFL in passing TDs, TD %, INT %, QB rating, QBR, 4th quarter comebacks, and game winning drives.
Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley - Want to know the biggest reason for Todd Gurley’s dip in FF production? Average receiving yards per game in his career: 2019 = 11.6, 2018 = 41.4, 2017 = 52.5
Larry Fitzgerald - Started the 2019 season with 47 or more receiving yards in 5 of 6 games with 36 yards in the other game. However, he has averaged less than 20 yards the last 3 games.
Dak Prescott - Quietly having his best season as an NFL starter. Career best completion % 69.6, TD % 5.5, Yards per Attempt 8.7, QBR 81.1, Sack % 3.5.
Jordan Howard - Many people had Miles Sanders fever this offseason, but Jordan Howard has made sure people don’t forget about him. 11 or more carries in his last 7 games and averaging 4.4 YPC on the season.
New York Giants
Daniel Jones - Has thrown 1 or more TD’s in every game he’s started this year. But he’s thrown an INT in 5 of his 7 starts as well.
Terry McLaurin - One or more TD’s caught in 4 of 5 games to start his NFL career. But has failed to reach the end zone in the last 3 games.