"Next year when the fantasy football playoffs start, remember to bench the players who got you there."
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One more game to make it to the championships! I’m happy to report that your boy is still in the running. However, it’s not looking pretty with all the injuries and COVID IR tags on my roster. My squad is gonna have to get real gritty to pull out a W this weekend.
Good luck this week to everyone still in the hunt.
Analysis & Hype:
Deebo Samuel has more rushing touchdowns this year than Najee Harris.
“Amon-Ra St. Brown's target shares over his last three games: 31.6%, 32.4%, 42.3%.
WR finishes (PPR): 6th, 26th, currently 5th”
“Bucs WR routes run last night. On 54 Tom Brady dropbacks:
* Tyler Johnson 51
* Scotty Miller 41
* Jaelon Darden 30
* Chris Godwin 15 (left, knee)
* Mike Evans 15 (left, hamstring)”
Best Passer Ratings - Week 15
Jared Goff - 139.7
Aaron Rodgers - 132.2
Jimmy Garoppolo - 123.7
Jalen Hurts - 110.4
Matthew Stafford - 106.1
Patrick Mahomes - 105.8
Joe Burrow - 103.8
Drew Lock - 102.1
Tyler Huntley - 99.5
Dak Prescott - 98.6
Most QB1 games this season:
9- Herbert, Stafford, Brady
8- Rodgers, Allen, Cousins, Mahomes
Most RB1 games this season:
9- N Harris
6- Elliott, J Robinson, Mixon, Kamara
5- Fournette, Patterson, Cook, Conner, Swift, Henry, Gaskin, Chubb
Most WR1 games this season:
6- Adams, Jefferson, Hill
5- Godwin, Renfrow, Lockett
Most TE1 games this season:
7- Knox, Kittle, Hockenson, Ertz
Most 15+ yard TD passes:
Joe Burrow - 17
Justin Herbert - 12
“Without DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk saw a season high 12 targets today and a 25% target share. That share led the team (Ertz was close at 22.9%).”
Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook are tied for second place in the NFL at the RB position in RZ Carries with 41.
Jonathan Taylor has 73.
Jonathan Taylor has 100+ total yards and 1+ TDs in 10 of his last 11 games
Justin Fields has 15 QB designed runs this year. Trey Lance (1 start) has more.
Patrick Mahomes: 15 INTs in his last 645 pass attempts
Josh Allen: 15 INTs in his last 714 pass attempts
Tom Brady: 15 INTs in his last 780 pass attempts
Russell Wilson: 15 INTs in his last 789 pass attempts
Aaron Rodgers: 15 INTs in his last 2,156 pass attempts
As suspected, Sony Michel has moved ahead of Darrell Henderson:
* Sony 48 snaps, 25 routes
* DHendo 18 snaps, 8 routes
“Gabriel Davis, finally in a starting role, scored 25.5 PPR points today. Stefon Diggs has hit that mark once this season.”
“Devin Singletary saw 95.7% of Buffalo's running back rushes today, which isn't just a season high for him, but for any Buffalo back. Previous high was 73.3% in Week 1.”
“Wide receivers averaging a 27% or higher target share per game rate this year:
...and Brandin "always underrated" Cooks”
NFL defensive coordinators design double or help coverage most often for these offensive weapons:
27.5% Davante Adams
26.5% D.K. Metcalf
25.9% Cooper Kupp
25.3% George Kittle
24.2% Tyler Lockett
23.9% Terry McLaurin
23.4% A.J. Brown
22.5% Deebo Samuel
22.3% Chase Claypool
“Is Matthew Stafford going to get any credit for the 2-most prolific receiving seasons all-time? (Calvin & Kupp)”
Most Fantasy Points by a WR in Any Season All-Time
+ through first 14 games
1. Cooper Kupp, 2021 (370.0)
2. Marvin Harrison, 2002 (346.4)
3. Herman Moore, 1995 (340.2)
4. Antonio Brown, 2015 (339.4)
5. Randy Moss, 2007 (335.3)
5. Michael Thomas, 2019 (335.3)
Cooper Kupp is now on pace for 148 catches and 1,973 yards (17-game season).
The NFL records are 149 catches (Michael Thomas 2019) and 1,964 yards (Calvin Johnson 2012).
Thread on /r/DynastyFF: Pre-Combine RB Rankings
Worst completion percentages under pressure this season.
*this is a weird list*
DJ Moore has now finished outside the top-20 FF WRs in ten straight games.
“James Conner was averaging a running back rush share per game of about 80% without Chase Edmonds. Today, with Edmonds back in the lineup, his share was 53.3%.”
“Diontae Johnson failed to reach double-digit PPR points for the first time this season in Week 15. No big deal -- it wasn't the first week of the fantasy playoffs or anything.”
The Fantasy Football Week 15 All-Dud Team:
QB: Tom Brady - 4.76 FP
RB: Najee Harris - 4.6 FP
RB: Alvin Kamara - 5.1 FP
WR: Amari Cooper - 2.8 FP
WR: Ja'Marr Chase - 1.3 FP
TE: Gronk - 4.9 FP
FLEX: Cordarrelle Patterson - 4.3 FP
HM: Kyler Murray, Joe Mixon, Michael Pittman
Potential Trade Targets (Dynasty):
Most touches this season without a touchdown:
1. Miles Sanders 155)
<Nobody else has more than 75>
Highest percentage of wide receiver routes where the player was deemed to be open (PFF)
1. Chiefs (54%)
2. Packers (49%)
3. Rams (48%)
32. Bears (36%)
The Fun Stuff:
How To Win Your Fantasy Football League in 2021:
- 50% luck.
- 0% skill.
- 0% concentrated power of will
- 0% pleasure
- 50% pain.
“Miles Sanders asking Jalen Hurts if maybe he could score a goal line touchdown one of these days”
Joe Burrow flaming his own city.
Twitter thread: “What’s the most iconic football photo of all time?”
NFL meeting week 15
Christian Wilkins doing the worm after catching a TD.
“I will simply never believe that anybody won a fantasy matchup in Week 15. Anyone who says they did is a liar.”
“Next year when the fantasy football playoffs start, remember to bench the players who got you there.”
“Today you could have had a top 4 QB, three top 7 RB’s, a top 8 WR, a top 5 TE, the best D/ST and K in fantasy… a team that averaged over 142 pts a game…. Likely been the #1 seed… And you would have put up under 50 today. The pain …”
Thread on /r/fantasyfootball: “Thank you, Cooper Kupp”
“Superman sleeps in a Duke Johnson jersey” (Video)
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