If you’re still trying to figure out the NFL’s opening week, we have a six-pack of statistics that will hopefully help fantasy managers out there. Let’s start by acknowledging a surprising comeback…
260: how many days have passed since that moment James Robinson Devastated his Achilles last season when he returned to action against Washington in the opening week. Wonderful. Given the severity of the injury, it has one of the most remarkable recovery timelines in recent memory. Robinson was phenomenal against the Commanders, achieving a total of 69 yards on a dozen touches, scoring a pair of touchdowns and playing 49 percent of the offensive snaps. He achieved a distance of 4.2 yards after contact per attempt, according to the PFF. Here is a sample of his work:
Robinson looked exactly like a pre-injury version of himself, the man who averaged 5.0 yards per touch in his first two seasons. What surgeons are doing with tendons these days is incredible. sterling shepard Robinson made it back to Achilles Tear on the same timeline and he also made a house call in the opener.
123: Saxon Barclay He ran for 123 yards after first contact on his 18 carries against the Titans, the most opening weeks for any back in the league. He only covered 435 yards after making contact all last season In 162 attempts. We should also note that Tennessee’s defense was second by runs last year, so it’s not like Barkley was merely feasting on a friendly matchup. It appears that Saxon is indeed back.
39: Chase Claypool Rowing in the 39 time slot on Sunday, claiming a role in Pittsburgh’s offense previously belonged JuJu Smith-Shuster, He caught four balls for 18 yards on six goals, plus he did dbo-ish things, including carrying six times for 36 yards. So it was fun. It didn’t add much for fantasy purposes, but his use makes him a very Interesting chess piece moving. There is a clear trading target to exit from Claypool Week 1.
13.9: this was it Jarvis LandryThe average air-yard per goal on Sunday according to NFL Next Gen Stats and, as you can probably guess, that’s a huge number by his career standards. jamis winston Has been a high-ADOT quarterback throughout his career, so it should come as no surprise to see his primary receivers target deep downfield. Landry excelled as an opener, playing a key role in the team’s return in the fourth quarter.
We can start with any kind of PPR format with confidence. If Landry remains healthy, he will reach 1,000 yards for the first time since 2019.
12: Marcus Mariota Ran the ball 12 times against the Saints on Sunday, scoring a new career high, hitting 72 yards on the ground and a touchdown. The fumbling was unfortunate and he passed for just 215 scoreless yards, but don’t pretend he was facing a pushover defense. If Mariota is going to run at this rate (or anything close to it) this season, he’ll be highly streamable. Atlanta has a lot of friendly matchups ahead on schedule and is finally going to find Mariota drake london And Kyle Pitts in the end zone.
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5.1: Jalen Hurts Sunday’s victory ended with an average goal depth of just 5.1, the lowest in the league in the opening week. He was near the top of the leaderboard last year at 9.5 (and 10.1 the season ago). All the short-range efforts didn’t do much for his completion percentage as he connected on just 18 throws out of 32. In fact, Hurts was while targeting 10-for-13. AJ Brown And 8-K-19 is targeting someone else. He attempted only one throw for over 20 yards, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Last year, Hearts completed deep balls at just 38.1 percent, generating four TDs and five interceptions.