It is time to review Week 5’s defensive points allowed data.

In addition to traditional points allowed metrics, this weekly piece features various data points by position. Not only do our readers get access to more data that allows for a full view of what defenses allow, the data is presented as a heat map. Green will indicate an above average matchup in a particular statistic, while red indicates a below average data point.

Note: Last week I added a new metric that measures how defenses are allowing fantasy points to opposing running backs. This data point measures percentage of PPR output allowed in the rushing game (% FP Rush) and in the passing game (% FP Rec.). So, for example, if a defense is allowing 81% of their PPR output via rushing, we know that the majority of production versus this specific defense is likely to come through the ground game.

This week I added targets allowed per game (to running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends) and position-specific (wide receiver and tight end) yards/target and fantasy points/target allowed.

All of the running back, wide receiver and tight end data points use PPR scoring. Four-points per passing touchdown is used for quarterbacks.

 

Quarterbacks – Defensive Stats Allowed

(Data sorted by Fantasy Points per Attempt).

Analysis:

This is your weekly reminder that the Jets’ are the top secondary to target in fantasy through five games. New York is allowing a generous helping of explosive plays/game and will now have to travel to Arizona on Monday Night to face Carson Palmer. While Palmer hasn’t been fantastic this year, this is inarguably his best draw of the season. We’re wheels-up on the entire Cards’ passing offense in Week 6.

Even though the Bengals are permitting the 9th-fewest passing yards/game (235.20), but they are giving up the highest passing touchdown rate (11.7%) this year. Tom Brady is on the horizon. Despite all of their investment and effort, the Bengals corners have been miserable this season.

After a shaky start to the season, Buffalo’s secondary has tightened up considerably. The Bills have allowed just two passing touchdowns all season long and their pressure-filled scheme is coming alive.

Heading into Week 6, Houston is permitting the fewest passing yards/game to opposing quarterbacks (196.50). The Texans will face their first true test of the season this week (Andrew Luck) after facing a lineup of Jay Cutler, Alex Smith, Jacoby Brisett, ...