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 6 Stat Pack. Enjoy:
- Arizona is the 6th most run-heavy team inside of the red-zone this season (54.5%) after running on just 40.9% of red-zone plays in 2015 (22nd).
- These are David Johnson’s yards from scrimmage totals this year: 132, 143, 111, 124, 185, and 138.
- Through six weeks, Carson Palmer is 20th in touchdown rate (3.7%) and 23rd in adjusted yards/attempt (6.8). He ranked 3rd in touchdown rate (6.5%) and 1st in AY/A (9.1) in 2015.
- Matt Ryan is 1st in touchdown rate (7.1%), adjusted yards/attempt (10.7) and is barely 2nd to Drew Brees (346.6) in yards/game (345.8).
- Ryan’s AY/A (10.7) ranks 1st among all quarterbacks with 150 or more drop-backs since 2000.
- Julio Jones is tied for 5th in target share among all wide receivers since Week 3 (28%).
- Terrance West is second among all running backs in team share of carries since Week 3 (77%).
- These are West’s snap-shares over the Ravens past three games: 44% > 43% > 60%.
- Breshad Perriman’s snap-shares have been on the rise over the Ravens’ past three games: 36% > 51% > 68%. He has 5, 5, and 8 targets during that span.
- Buffalo is the third most run-heavy team overall (49.6%) and the second most run-heavy team in the red-zone (59.5%).
- Charles Clay is TE11 in PPR points/game (10.7) over the Bills’ last three games without Sammy Watkins.
- LeSean McCoy has finished no worse than RB17 this season and has three top-5 PPR finishes in his last 4 games.
- Jonathan Stewart played on 67% of the Panthers’ snaps in his first action since Week 2 this season.
- For just the fifth time in Stewart’s last 29 games played, he handled three carries inside of the opponents’ 10-yard line in Week 6.
- Greg Olsen has eclipsed 70 yards receiving in all but one game this year and he is second in the league among all wide receivers and tight ends in receiving yards/game (101.7) just behind Julio Jones (109.3).
- Alshon Jeffery drew double-digit targets for the first time this season in Week 6 (13 targets). He has at least five receptions and 70-plus receiving yards in all but one game this year.
- Brian Hoyer has thrown for over 300 yards in each of his four starts with Chicago this season. Prior to this season, Hoyer threw for 300+ yards in just five career games.
- Jordan Howard played on 69% of the Bears’ snaps in Week 6 after playing over 90% of plays in the two prior weeks.
- A.J. Green is third among all receivers in target share (30%) since Week 3.
- Green has double-digit targets in four of the Bengals’ first 6 games and he has at least eight passing looks in each.
- Jeremy Hill’s snap-shares over the Bengals past three games: 51%, 21%, and 31%. Here are Gio Bernard’s: 49%, 76%, and 66%.
- Here are Terrelle Pryor’s PPR finishes over the last month: WR3, WR20, WR38, and WR5.
- Isaiah Crowell has finished outside of the top-36 PPR finishers in the past two weeks after finishing RB16, RB5, RB38, and RB3 in Week 1-4.
- After absorbing an insane six sacks in Week 6 vs. Tennessee, Cody Kessler's sack rate (7.6%) is now 5th highest among all quarterbacks.
- Ezekiel Elliott is on pace for 365/1,875/13 rushing and 29/261 (37 targets) receiving this season.
- The rookie single-season rushing record is 1,808 yards, set by Eric Dickerson.
- Dak Prescott’s adjusted yards/attempt (8.7) is tied with Philip Rivers for 3rd-best in the NFL so far.
- Due to Emmanuel Sanders’ in-game injury (hip), Week 6 marked the first time Demaryius Thomas led the duo in passing targets this season (10:6).
- C.J. Anderson has compiled 15 opportunities (attempts plus targets) in back-to-back games after seeing 25, 25, 18, and 20 opportunities in Week 1-4.
- Devontae Booker’s snap-shares since Week 1-2: 24% > 25% > 41% > 21%.
- Without Theo Riddick (ankle) and Eric Ebron (ankle), Golden Tate had his first 100-yard receiving day since November 2014 in Week 6 (165 yards).
- Zach Zenner played on 77% of the Lions’ Week 6 snaps without Theo Riddick (ankle). Free agent signee Justin Forsett played 19% of the snaps.
- After seeing 21 total targets in Week 1-2, Marvin Jones has 26 targets in the Lions’ last four games.
Green Bay Packers
- Ty Montgomery led the Packers in targets (12) in Week 6 and played on 50% of the snaps in Week 6. Eight of Montgomery’s targets came while he was lined up at running back.
- Randall Cobb has double-digit targets in back-to-back games and he has one more target than Jordy Nelson (21:20) during that span.
- In Week 6, Aaron Rodgers completed over 70 percent of his pass attempts for the first time since Week 2 of 2015.
- Coming into Week 6, Lamar Miller was one of just 18 backs seeing 60-plus percent of his team’s red-zone rush attempts that had not scored a red-zone rushing touchdown in 2016. Positive regression finally came against the Colts (24/149/1 rushing).
- Miller has at least 97 total yards (rushing and receiving) in all but one game this year.
- Brock Osweiler owns the 5th-highest interception rate (3.5%) and 3rd-lowest adjusted yards/attempt (5.3) in the league so far this season.
- Here are the Colts’ sack rates of Andrew Luck by year and their subsequent ranking -- 6.1% (21st), 5.3% (31st), 4.2% (27th), 4.9% (23rd), and this year: 8.8% (1st).
- Despite the constant pressure, it is amazing that Luck is tied for 11th in touchdown rate (4.6%) and he is 13th in adjusted yards/attempt (7.4) among all qualified signal callers.
- These are T.Y. Hilton’s yardage totals at home this year: 79, 174, and 171. Here are Hilton’s road totals: 41, 42 (London), and 49.
- Allen Robinson has been held below 60 yards in four straight games. He had only five sub-60-yard efforts in all of 2015.
- What’s more, Robinson has been held under 9 yards/target in 4-of-5 contests this season (6.1 Y/T). He averaged 9.3 yards/target in 2015.
- T.J. Yeldon has out-snapped Chris Ivory (91:42) over the Jags’ past two games.
Kansas City Chiefs
- Spencer Ware played 62% of the Chiefs’ snaps to Jamaal Charles’ 23% in Week 6.
- Here is how the Chiefs’ divvied up opportunities by quarter: 1Q - Ware 6, Charles 1; 2Q - Ware 2, Charles 5; 3Q - Ware 5, Charles 5; 4Q - Ware 13, Charles 0
- Travis Kelce has finished as a top-8 tight end option in three games this year and has finished as the TE21 or worse twice.
Los Angeles Rams
- These are Todd Gurley’s PPR finishes in the Rams’ last four games: RB13, RB23, RB14, and RB15.
- Gurley does have 14 targets in his last three games, which is 54% of the way to his 2015 total (26 targets).
- Kenny Britt has 67 or more yards in all but one of the Rams’ first six games so far.
- Jay Ajayi’s rushing yardage totals in descending order this year: 0 (did not play), 18, 28, 33, 42, and 204.
- Ajayi has handled 68% of the Dolphins’ snaps in the past two weeks while Arian Foster saw a measly 15% snap-share in Week 6.
- Miami ran 68 plays in Week 6 (7th-most) after running fewer than 45 plays in both of their Week 4-5 games.
Minnesota Vikings – On Bye in Week 6
New England Patriots
- Patriots’ targets in Tom Brady’s first two games back: Julian Edelman: 17, Rob Gronkowski: 16, James White: 15, Martellus Bennett: 13.
- James White’s snap-share’s with Tom Brady: 48% > 61%.
- Martellus Bennett’s snap-shares since Rob Gronkowski returned: 98% > 79% > 69% > 56%.
New Orleans Saints
- Mark Ingram has played over 60% of the Saints’ snaps just once this year.
- Ingram handled at least 60% of the snaps in seven of his 12 starts in 2015.
- Since 2014, Drew Brees is averaging 348 yards/game at home and 291 yards/game on the road.
New York Giants
- The Giants are the 4th-most pass-heavy team in the league so far this year (65.8%) and they have trailed on 61.5% of their offensive snaps (6th-most).
- Odell Beckham is now averaging 96.8 yards/game in 2016. He averaged 96.7 yards/game in 2015.
- Here is how the Giants’ divvied up snaps in Rashad Jennings’ first game since Week 2: Jennings (48%), Bobby Rainey (40%), and Paul Perkins (7%).
New York Jets
- The Jets have trailed on 68% of their snaps so far, which is the third worst rate in the league.
- Bilal Powell has out-snapped Matt Forte in two of the Jets’ last three games. Powell has out-targeted Forte in four straight.
- These are Quincy Enunwa’s PPR finishes without Eric Decker this season: WR38, WR41, and WR51+.
- Amari Cooper’s target shares over the past month: 26% > 17% > 31% > 39%.
- Subsequently, here are Michael Crabtree’s target shares during that same span: 31% > 34% > 18% > 12%.
- DeAndre Washington has out-snapped Jalen Richard (69:37) without Latavius Murray (toe) during the last two games.
- After playing 41% of Eagles’ snaps in Week 5, Ryan Mathews played just 21% of Philadelphia’s snaps in Week 6.
- Seven Eagles have double-digit targets this season. Jordan Matthews is the only one averaging more than 7 per game.
- Since going 6/58 in Week 1, Zach Ertz has just 59 receiving yards in his last two games.
- Antonio Brown is averaging 24.7 PPR points/game with Ben Roethlisberger over the past three seasons (34 games) and 10.3 PPR points/game without Big Ben (four games).
- Le’Veon Bell has averaged 22.3 PPR points/game in 21 contests with Roethlisberger and 19.3 points/game without him over the same time span.
- In games Roethlisberger has played (since 2014), the Steelers are averaging 32.7 points/game at home and 21.8 points/game on the road.
San Diego Chargers
- Philip Rivers’ weekly finishes so far: QB20, QB6, QB23, QB8, QB4, and QB23.
- 26% (30-of-116) of Melvin Gordon’s rush attempts have come in the red-zone this season.
- Gordon is still averaging just 3.8 yards/carry on non-red-zone attempts. Among the 23 running backs with at least 50 non-red-zone carries, his 3.8 non-RZ-YPC is 5th-worst.
San Francisco 49ers
- San Francisco is the 2nd-most run-heavy team in the league this year (50%) despite trailing on 54.4% of their snaps (12th-highest).
- In his first start, Colin Kaepernick completed just 45% of his passes and absorbed three sacks vs. Buffalo in Week 6.
- Torrey Smith tied for the team lead in targets in Week 6 (7). Smith had 7 total targets in the ‘Niners three previous games
- Christine Michael’s last three PPR finishes: RB7, RB11, and RB8.
- Seattle is throwing on 57.4% of their offensive plays this season after being 53.6% and 50.6% run-heavy in 2014-15.
- Jimmy Graham’s target shares by week: 2% > 12% > 30% > 25% > 25%.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – On Bye in Week 6
- Kendall Wright dropped 8/133/1 in Week 6, but he did so playing on just 36% of the Titans’ snaps.
- Marcus Mariota has finished as the weekly QB1 and QB4 in back-to-back weeks after finishing outside of the top-15 signal-callers during the first month of the season.
- DeMarco Murray has 21 or more carries in three straight games, but Week 6 marked the first time all season Murray failed to finish inside of the top-12 rushers (RB18).
- After playing 66% of the Redskins’ snaps in Week 3, Matt Jones’ snap-shares have fallen off in the past two weeks: 56% > 41%.
- DeSean Jackson is averaging the fewest yards/reception (15.1) this season since his rookie year (14.7).
- Without Jordan Reed (concussion), Vernon Davis played on 97% of Washington’s Week 6 snaps.