It is time to review Week 6’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: Over the last few weeks, I have added new metrics to this column. One 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 running back production versus this specific defense is likely to come through the ground game. I also 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:

Unsurprisingly, we have a new leader in passing touchdown rate allowed. Cleveland has allowed three passing touchdowns in four straight games and opposing passers have yet to score fewer than 21.2 fantasy points in a single game against them. Andy Dalton should shred this defense at home in Week 7.

While Jacksonville has a reputation for owning a porous secondary, the Jags’ have quietly improved as the season has gone along. They are 3rd-to-last in yards/attempt allowed (6.15) and rank 8th in FootballOutsiders’ Passing Defense DVOA.

After allowing an embarrassing QB9 week to Ryan Fitzpatrick back in Week 2, the Bills’ easily have one of the best secondaries in the league. HC Rex Ryan’s unit owns the leagues best touchdown-to-interception ratio (0.50) and have allowed a string of just QB32, QB27, QB26, and QB16 weeks in their past four games.

Even though New Orleans ranks a respectable 8th in fantasy points allowed per drop-back, don’t be fooled: They are still a bottom-3 secondary. New Orleans has permitted a top-8 passer in four of their first 5 games.

 

Running Backs – Defensive Stats Allowed

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