It’s a special playoff version of Stat Pack! I will go team-by-team and breakdown
three (five!) key statistics with a forward-looking view. The attempt here isn’t so much to provide atypical game recaps, but to provide rich context about the games that may not be obvious.
Instead of writing the column alphabetically by team, I changed the format a bit to look at each game. Here is the Wild Card Round Stat Pack
Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans
- Michael Crabtree finished as a WR2 or better (top-24) nine times in the 2016 fantasy regular season (Week 1-16).
- Amari Cooper had just five WR2 or better finishes in 2016.
- These are Latavius Murray’s last five snap-rates: 70%, 68%, 50%, 41%, and 30% (Week 17).
- Here are DeAndre Washington’s snap-rates in the same span: 0% (healthy scratch), 3%, 16%, 33%, and 40%.
- Connor Cook targeted ten different receivers on his 21 attempts against Denver, with Amari Cooper leading the team (5) and Michael Crabtree tied for second with Mychal Rivera and Clive Walford (3).
- In the fantasy regular season (Week 1-16), the Texans ran the sixth-most plays/game (66.5).
- In Week 1-16, Houston averaged 4.76 yards per offensive play. Only Los Angeles was worse (4.56 yards/play).
- What’s more, the Texans’ averaged just 0.022 touchdowns per offensive play (last in the league).
- When the Texans’ are at home and favored by Vegas (six game sample), Lamar Miller averages 17.53 PPR points/game on 109 total yards/game. Miller averaged just 11.12 PPR points and 78 total yards per contest in all other contests (eight game sample).
- Oakland allowed the fifth-most yards per carry and ninth-most fantasy points per touch to opposing running backs in the 2016 fantasy regular season.
Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks
- While playing with an injured middle finger on his throwing hand, Matthew Stafford has averaged 42 pass attempts per game over his last three contests. Stafford averaged 36 attempts/game in Week 1-13.
- Stafford tossed a touchdown pass on 4.7% of his attempts in Week 1-13 and he has seen his touchdown rate dip to an abysmal 1.6% over his final three regular season games.
- These are Zach Zenner’s snap-rates in the four games Theo Riddick has missed (Week 14-17): 38%, 29%, 76%, and 97%.
- Zenner’s team share of running back opportunities (attempts plus targets) is as follows over the past month: 33% > 31% > 63% > 100%.
- Seattle allowed the second-fewest yards pe...