In the weekly “Stat Pack”, I will go team-by-team and breakdown three key statistics that helps explain the week that was. The attempt here isn’t so much to provide atypical game recaps, but instead to provide rich context about the games that may not be obvious.
Here is the Week 5 Stat Pack. Enjoy:
- David Johnson's weekly PPR finishes as the Cardinals’ starter are nothing short of incredible (doesn't include Week 17 of 2015): RB7, RB8, RB1, RB7, RB6, RB10, RB5, RB19, and RB1.
- These are Michael Floyd’s snap rates over the past three weeks: 90%, 46%, and 37%.
- Jaron Brown has out-snapped Floyd in each of Arizona’s past two games (58% in Week 4 > 46% in Week 5).
- Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman have combined for 179 PPR points in Week 1-5. That's 63.7 more fantasy points than DeMarco Murray, who is the cumulative RB1 in PPR-leagues (115.3 points).
- These are Julio Jones’ target shares by week: 21%, 15%, 23%, 41%, and 21%. Jones’ lowest target share in a single game last year was 22%.
- In Week 5, Matt Ryan (267 yards) became the first signal-caller to throw for over 206 yards against the Broncos’ this season. Prior to last week, the Broncos allowed an opposing quarterback to throw for over 260 yards in a single game just five times since the start of 2015.
- Through five games, Joe Flacco is tied for last with Blaine Gabbert in yards/attempt (5.9) among qualifying passers.
- Flacco has never averaged less than 6.4 yards/attempt in a given season and his career average is 6.9.
- Baltimore is currently averaging 4.85 yards/play (5th-worst in NFL) and 0.023 offensive touchdowns per play (2nd-worst). They just fired OC Marc Trestman and promoted quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg to coordinator.
- The Bills’ defense has accumulated three or more sacks in all but one game so far.
- Buffalo is running just 56.8 offensive plays per game (2nd-fewest), but they have trailed on just 34.5% of snaps so far (10th-best).
- These are LeSean McCoy’s PPR finishes this season: RB13, RB17, RB3, RB5, and RB13. Buffalo’s Week 6 opponent (San Francisco) has allowed a top-7 rusher (PPR) in three straight games.
- These are Greg...