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RIP to a Legend:
“John Madden is the reason every 13 year-old boy is better at time management than Mike McCarthy.”
NFL’s tribute to John Madden on Twitter.
Make this Madden 23 cover happen.
Collage of every Madden cover.
John Madden’s mind-blowing winning stats.
Analysis & Hype:
“Sean McVay: Cam Akers ‘is anxious’ to play after ‘miraculous’ recovery.” That headline makes me pretty happy for Akers. Rooting for the guy.
Twitter thread with comps for Amon-Ra St. Brown: most receptions for a rookie taken after 2nd round since 2008.
Damien Harris: Highest graded Running Back this season (87.1)
Great running back plot on Twitter.
Most rushing 1st downs this season:
Jonathan Taylor - 96
—— Grand Canyon ——
Antonio Gibson - 59
Nick Chubb - 56
Joe Mixon - 56
Most games with 100+ rushing yards
Jonathan Taylor - 9
Derrick Henry - 5
Nick Chubb - 5
Damien Harris - 5
Insane that Henry is still tied for 2nd.
Yards per carry leaders:
1.) Josh Allen: 6.1
2.) Lamar Jackson: 5.8
3.) Jalen Hurts: 5.6
3.) Tony Pollard: 5.6
5.) Jonathan Taylor: 5.5
5.) Nick Chubb: 5.5
5.) Miles Sanders: 5.5
Most missed tackles forced per carry this season (PFF)
1. Javonte Williams (0.33)
2. Nick Chubb (0.27)
3. Michael Carter (0.26)
Most Missed Tackles Forced | Last 3 Weeks
17 - Sony Michel
15 - Nick Chubb
14 - Josh Jacobs
14 - Najee Harris
13 - David Montgomery
13 - Javonte Williams
13 - Rashaad Penny
12 - Aaron Jones
12 - Alvin Kamara
12 - Craig Reynolds
AJ Brown on his return: 53% tgt share, 69% team recYds, 10/16 tgts >10 yd
Top-5 WRs in Week 16 Target Share
1. AJ Brown 53%
2. Antonio Brown 48%
3. Jaylen Waddle 46%
4. Michael Pittman 43%
5. Davante Adams 38%
Week 16 Air Yards Leaders (% of team share)
AJ Brown 188 (77.0%)
Amari Cooper 166 (37.90%)
Justin Jefferson 156 (44.1%)
Tee Higgins 148 (39.7%)
Marvin Jones 147 (39.6%)
Antonio Brown 145 (53.1%)
Donovan Peoples-Jones 136 (40.7%)
Robby Anderson 131 (33.8%)
This chart says it looks like a good week for Nick Chubb and Ronald Jones.
Dolphins are now the first team in NFL history to have both a seven-game winning streak and a seven-game losing streak in the same season.
Bruce Arians says Ke'Shawn Vaughn is a "lead dog" in the NFL. Looks like coachspeak is back on the menu.
Texans TE Brevin Jordan ranks second among rookie TEs in yards per route run (1.55), trailing only Kyle Pitts. And despite playing in just seven games, Jordan ranks third in receptions (19), second in TDs (3).
“After ten drops on 144 targets in 2020, Dionte Johnson has 2 drops on 135 targets so far in 2021. Drops are like TDs, anomalies will happen, but generally will regress to the mean. The man has hands.”
Joe Burrow (25): 4,165 yards
Joe Mixon (25): 1,159 yards
Ja'Marr Chase (21): 1,163 yards
Tee Higgins (22): 1,029 yards
The Bengals are the first team in NFL history to have a 4,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 2 1,000-yard receivers all 25 or younger in the same season.
Mark Andrews without In 3 weeks without Lamar Jackson
Full Point PPR:
Kyle Pitts in Week 16: 92.9 PFF Grade
DeVonta Smith is less than 100 yards away from breaking DeSean Jackson's Eagles rookie record.
“Jaylen Waddle = Diontae Johnson = Elijah Moore The NFL's new breed of undersized alpha WR Give me all 3 in 2022 fantasy drafts Personally, I like my WRs getting 150 targets in PPR formats”
Jalen Hurts has the second highest PFF grade amongst QBs in the 4th quarter: 90.1
Thread on /r/DynastyFF: “What are your 2022 Top 5 players of each position?”
Thread on /r/DynastyFF: “As we prep for offseason, are there any players you're looking to sell high on?”
Thread on /r/DynastyFF: “Offseason Stash Unofficial Megathread”
“We don't know who is all declaring for the NFL draft yet, but right now I am VERY excited into round two of Dynasty superflex rookie drafts. This class is not as bad as you've been told it is”
Julio Jones has one game this season with more than 9 fantasy points.
The Fun Stuff:
“I know how to fix baseball...Hear me out. Baseball. But with football players. And instead of playing baseball, they play football.”
Titans: we won!!!
AJ Brown: (Video)
Miles Sanders asking Jalen Hurts if maybe he could score a goal line touchdown one of these days
The QB that got you to the finals vs.
Thread on /r/fantasyfootball: “Why does it hurt so bad?”
Jason Garrett watching the offense somehow do worse after everyone swore he was the problem.
“If I win the fantasy football matchup it’s because I’m better than them. Hard work pays off. They can’t match my grind. If they win it’s because of bullshit like injuries, covid and irrational coaching. That’s just how it works. How is it my fault half the squad is out.”
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