These are Kenyan Drake’s weekly finishes so far: RB17 > RB31 > RB32 > RB58.
Once he was traded to Arizona last year, Drake averaged 4.4 targets per game.
Through four games this year, Drake has just five targets total.
Chase Edmonds has run 65 routes while Drake has run 84.
Edmonds has 17 targets.
44% of Todd Gurley’s fantasy points have come from touchdowns, which is the highest rate among the top-50 RBs in fantasy.
After last week’s donut, Calvin Ridley is in a perfect bounceback spot in Week 5. Ridley has cleared 60 yards and scored a touchdown in all four career games against the Panthers.
In 2018, Matt Ryan had 608 pass attempts. Last year, Ryan threw it 616 times (in 15 games). This year, Ryan is on pace for 668 pass attempts.
These are the Ravens RB snaps through the opening month: J.K. Dobbins (88), Mark Ingram (80), Gus Edwards (70).
Ingram’s weekly carries: 10 > 9 > 7 > 8.
Last year, Ingram had fewer than 12 carries twice.
The breakout is coming for Hollywood Brown… This year, he’s run a route on 87% of Lamar Jackson’s dropbacks and has seen 27% of the team’s targets and 43% of air yards.
Last year, Brown ran a route on 80% of Jackson’s dropbacks and saw 19% of Ravens’ targets and 23% of air yards (when healthy).
The Bills have led on 93% of their snaps so far, the highest rate in the league.
After failing to eclipse 270 passing yards in any game last year, Josh Allen has at least 288 yards in every game this year.
Allen’s ball placement and accuracy has improved greatly so far this year. On throws of 15 or more yards, Allen has been on-target 72% of the time (seventh-best in the league) per SIS.
Last year, Allen was on target on just 52% of his throws of 15+ yards (32nd).
These are Stefon Diggs’ weekly finishes so far: WR22 > WR2 > WR30 > WR17.
Robby Anderson leads the Panthers in targets, receptions, and yards.
D.J. Moore has been held under 10 fantasy points in 3-of-4 games so far the year.
Last year, Moore was held under 10 fantasy points twice in 14 healthy games.
In two games without Christian McCaffrey, Mike Davis has played on 74% of Panthers snaps, seen 66% of the carries, and handled 23% of the targets.
In his first game without Tarik Cohen (ACL), David Montgomery was on the field for 86% of the Bears snaps.
Here is Nick Foles’ target distribution so far: Allen Robinson (16), Jimmy Graham (12), Darnell Mooney (12), David Montgomery (9), and Anthony Miller (7).
The Bengals finally unleashed Joe Mixon in the passing game last week. He ran 25 routes to Gio Bernard’s 5 while Mixon saw six targets to Bernard’s zero.
Mixon’s snap rates so far this year: 59% > 50% > 72% > 83%.
A.J. Green has seen 33 targets but has turned those looks into just 119 yards.
Over the last two weeks, Tee Higgins has 117 yards on 16 targets.
45% of Kareem Hunt’s carries have gained 5+ yards, which is the second-highest rate in the NFL behind only Austin Ekeler (49%).
Only Alvin Kamara is averaging more fantasy points per snap than Hunt.
The Browns have gone 51% run-heavy when the game is within a score (+/- 7 points), which is the second-highest rate in the league.
The Browns are 63% run-heavy when they are ahead by 3 or more points, the fourth-highest rate.
Only the Jets (88%) and Giants (87%) have trailed more often on their offensive snaps than the Cowboys (85%).
Dallas is averaging 77 plays per game, which is netting their offense two additional drives above league-average (65 plays per game).
Dallas has gone 68% pass-heavy on early downs (1st and 2nd), which is the highest rate in the league by far.
In 2019, Dallas was 54% pass-heavy on early downs (18th).
In 2018, they went 51% pass-heavy on early downs (25th).
In 2017, they went 45% pass-heavy on early downs (31st).
Here is Dak Prescott’s target distribution: Amari Cooper (51), Ezekiel Elliott (30), CeeDee Lamb (29), Dalton Schultz (28), and Michael Gallup (24).
In 15 career home games in Dallas, Amari Cooper is averaging 23.0 fantasy points per game.
I never thought I’d type this… but we desperately need Drew Lock back.
Over the last three weeks, the Broncos are last in the league in yards gained per drive and second from last in plays per drive.
Here is how the Lions have split their backfield snaps through the opening month: Adrian Peterson (106), D’Andre Swift (83), and Kerryon Johnson (70).
Swift has 12 carries. 12.
Marvin Jones has just five targets over the last two weeks. Kenny Golladay has 15.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers lead the league in yards per play, points per drive, time of possession per drive, and drives ending in a score.
The Packers are the only team without a turnover.
They have converted on 51% of their third-downs, which is the fifth-best rate in the league.
Aaron Rodgers ranks 1st in expected points added per attempt, 2nd in touchdown rate, 2nd in QB rating, 4th in yards per attempt, and 6th in yards per game.
Will Fuller in three healthy games so far: 8/112, 4/54/1, and 6/108/1.
Fuller leads the team in shallow targets (0-10 yards downfield) with 13, which is huge for his floor in fantasy. He’s not just a lid-lifter anymore.
Jonathan Taylor is basically in Marlon Mack’s old role. Over the last three weeks, Taylor has handled 51% of Colts’ snaps / carries and has run a route on just 48% of Philip Rivers’ dropbacks.
Last year, Marlon Mack handled 53% of Colts’ snaps and 59% of their carries. He ran a route on 31% of passing plays.
Since the start of 2016, T.Y. Hilton has averaged 17.4 fantasy points per game in Andrew Luck’s starts and just 11.0 FPG without him.
Hilton is putting up just 54.3 yards per game without Luck in this span.
Colts TE routes run last week were: Trey Burton (19), Jack Doyle (15), and Mo Allie-Cox (8).
James Robinson has handled 84% of the Jags’ backfield touches.
Only Derrick Henry (90%), Ezekiel Elliott (89%), and Joe Mixon (85%) have seen bigger slices of their team’s backfield work.
Robinson played on 76% of snaps last week, a new season-high.
Kansas City Chiefs
Clyde Edwards-Helaire has handled 78% of the Chiefs backfield touches (sixth-highest rate).
CEH has been on the field for 68% of the Chiefs snaps, which is the ninth-highest rate among RBs.
Only Ezekiel Elliott and David Johnson have run more routes than Edwards-Helaire among RBs.
Travis Kelce has now finished as a TE1 (top-12) in 18 of his last 20 games.
Las Vegas Raiders
Darren Waller leads all tight ends in target share (29%) over George Kittle (27%) and Travis Kelce (23%).
Josh Jacobs’ games with four or more targets last year: 1.
Jacobs’ games with four or more targets so far this year: 3.
Only five running backs have caught three or more passes in every game so far: Ezekiel Elliott, Alvin Kamara, Chris Carson, Myles Gaskin, and Josh Jacobs.
Los Angeles Chargers
In Justin Herbert’s three starts, Keenan Allen has handled 39% of Chargers targets.
Allen has been targeted on 32% of his routes, which leads all receivers. Davante Adams, Odell Beckham, and Adam Thielen rank tied for second (29%).
Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson split snaps last week 30 to 21 last week.
Los Angeles Rams
Darrell Henderson took a backseat to Malcolm Brown for some odd reason against the Giants. Brown got 15 opportunities (9 carries, 6 targets) while Henderson got nine (8 carries, 1 target).
Brown also widely out-snapped Henderson (35 to 22).
Has HC Sean McVay changed up his philosophy? The Rams have gone 52% pass-heavy when the game is within a score in Week 1-4. In 2018, the Rams were 60% pass-heavy in these situations and 58% pass-heavy in 2019.
Because the Rams are going more run-heavy, both Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods are averaging way fewer targets. Kupp is averaging 7 targets per game after seeing 8.4 last year while Woods is at 6.5 targets per game (9.3 last year).
- Ryan Fitzpatrick has finished as a QB1 (top-12) in 10 of his last 16 games.
In Week 1-2, the Vikings lined up Justin Jefferson in the slot on 82% of his snaps.
Jefferson went 2/26 and 3/44 in these two games.
In Week 3-4, Jefferson lined up out wide on 88% of his snaps.
Jefferson has 7/175/1 and 4/103 over the last two games.
New England Patriots
In his first game back off of IR, Damien Harris got 17 carries on his 23 snaps.
James White led this backfield in snaps in Week 4 (53%) followed by Rex Burkhead (35%).
Julian Edelman has been held under 60 yards in three of his first 4 games this season.
Over the last two years, Edelman has exceeded 60 yards in 69% of his games.
Edelman’s weekly target share this year: 37% > 25% > 21% > 16%.
New Orleans Saints
In his career, Alvin Kamara has averaged 23.3 fantasy points per game without Mark Ingram on the roster (and 19.7 with him).
Drew Brees’ average depth of target over the last three years: 7.6 > 6.8 > 6.0 (2020).
New York Giants
The Giants are averaging just 1.23 points per drive, the lowest in the NFL.
Just 31% of Giants’ drives have ended in a score (third-lowest).
The Giants are converting their third-downs just 37% of the time (sixth-lowest).
They are converting their red-zone drives into TDs just 20% of the time (lowest).
Daniel Jones has at least one turnover in all but one of his 16 career starts.
Is Evan Engram a buy right now? His next three matchups are against the Cowboys (seventh-most points allowed to TEs), Washington (sixth-most), and Eagles (third-most).
New York Jets
- Dating back to last year, Jamison Crowder is averaging 8.6 targets per game over his last 10 contests.
Miles Sanders’ weekly snap rates through Week 2-4: 77% > 78% > 77%.
44% of Sanders’ carries have gained five or more yards, which is the third-best rate among RBs.
Pittsburgh Steelers (DNP Week 4)
San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel only played 25 snaps in his Week 4 return off of IR.
The 49ers routes run in Week 4 were: Brandon Aiyuk (50), George Kittle (47), Kendrick Bourne (38), Trent Taylor (32), Samuel (17).
Jerick McKinnon played on 92% of 49ers snaps, which was the highest rate among RBs in Week 4.
38% of Jerick McKinnon’s carries have gained five or more yards, which is tied with Aaron Jones for the ninth-best rate among RBs.
Opposing teams are going a league-high 70% pass-heavy against Seattle.
The Seahawks have already allowed 94 receptions and 1,345 yards to opposing wide receivers.
The next closest team in both categories is the Browns (67 receptions and 845 yards allowed).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ronald Jones played on a career-high 64% of his Bucs’ snaps last week without Leonard Fournette.
His previous career-high was 55%.
These are Tom Brady’s weekly finishes so far: QB11 > QB30 > QB9 > QB2.
Tennessee Titans (DNP Week 4)
Antonio Gibson has handled 8 of Washington’s 11 red-zone carries over the last three weeks.
Gibson has seen 4 of the 6 carries inside of the five-yard line over the last three weeks.
Terry McLaurin is one of just seven wide receivers that have seen at least 20% of their team’s targets in every game so far. The other six are Keenan Allen, DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Robinson, Odell Beckham, Marquise Brown, and Robby Anderson.