CPGM Data Dumpster Dive – Week 9
An introspective look at the game tape juxtaposed against NFL Box Scores, trends, Fantasy Football Market Share, and NFL Milestones.
LeSean McCoy’s volume not equating to productivity by his standards.
This season McCoy is on pace for his third highest total of rushing attempts (296), a career high in targets (104), and his highest market share in opportunities (400) in a single season.
In eight games this season McCoy is averaging a full yard less or more per carry (3.7) and catch (6.4) than he has thru the first full eight years of his career (4.7; 7.6 respectively).
Josh McCown is GOOD… Once in a Blue Moon.
Entering the 2017 season McCown’s season high in total touchdown passes was 13.
Thru nine games this season he currently has 13 passing touchdowns.
Who knew Calais Campbell was a pass rushing savant…?
From 2009-2016 Campbell has averaged 7.0 sacks a season primarily as a 5-technique.
Thru eight games this season Campbell has registered a league leading 11.0 sacks (even man front).
Eagles Offensive Line (sans Jason Peters) > Dolphins Offensive Line
2017: Jay Ajayi in 7 games w/Dolphins à 3.4 yards per carry, ZERO touchdowns on 138 attempts.
2017: Jay Ajayi in first game w/Eagles à 9.6 yards per carry, ONE touchdown on 9 attempts.
The Saints run the football now…?
The 2017 Saints have averaged 140 yards per game on the ground during their six-game winning streak. Only two teams are averaging more yards on the ground thru 9 weeks this season.
The Buccaneers pass rush ain’t gettin er done.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have 35.0 sacks thru 9 weeks; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have 8.0 during that same timeframe.
Four members of the Buccaneers defensive line each have a 2017 salary cap figure that ranks among the Top 11 earners on the roster…
They have combined for 4.0 sacks.
Bill O’Brien actually named Tom Savage the Week 1 Starter… Shame.
Week 9 of the 2017 season marked the first time Tom Savage has thrown a touchdown in eight appearances over four seasons.
Deshaun Watson threw 19 touchdowns over the course of 7 games in his injury shortened rookie season.
Too much heat in Atlanta for Matty Ice.
Matt Ryan threw 38 touchdowns and 7 INTs during his MVP campaign in 2016.
Matt Ryan has thrown 11 touchdowns and 7 INTs thru eight games in 2017.
Andrew Whitworth is worth every penny.
The Los Angeles Rams allowed 49 sacks in 2016 (2nd most).
The Los Angeles Rams have allowed 10 sacks in eight games in 2017 (tied for 2nd least).
Whitworth hasn’t allowed a solitary hurry in four games this season.
Super Mario hasn’t been super.
Marcus Mariota nearly had a 3:1 TD/INT ratio in 2016.
Mariota has thrown six touchdowns and five interceptions thru 7 games in 2017.
The Kubiak/Shanahan system does more than boost rushing totals.
Carlos Hyde’s receiving line pre-Shanahan (2014-2016) à 50/284 on 64 targets.
Carlos Hyde’s receiving line w/Shanahan (9 games in 2017) à40/268 on 56 targets.
Seahawks don’t RUN good.
Russell Wilson and Chris Carson (IR) have accounted for 58% of Seattle’s rushing yards heading into Week 10 of the 2017 season.
Russell Wilson is a quarterback and Chris Carson had played in four games before being placed on IR.
The Chiefs go as Kareem Hunt goes.
In six wins Kareem Hunt has averaged 19 carries per game.
In three losses Kareem Hunt has averaged 12 carries per game.
Dallas has a pass rush…?
Since Dallas Cowboys’ all-time sack leader DeMarcus Ware was released in advance of the 2013 season, the Cowboys have averaged 32 sacks a season (2013-2016).
Thru 8 games in 2017 the Cowboys have 27 sacks.
If it ain’t “IT” All Day still got something.
Adrian Peterson is the 4th-fastest player to reach 12,000 career rushing yards.
Say less Adam Gase.
The Dolphins are STILL the only team without a rushing touchdown on the season and have been shut-out twice. Yet, they are a .500 team.
Marvin Jones owns the Green Bay Packers’ secondary.
In three contests against Green Bay as a member of Detroit Lions, Jones has an 18/388/4 line.
Jones has another matchup with the Packers this season. #FantasyFootball