2017 NFL Surprising Stats to Know: Week 10
Brandon Marianne Lee takes a look at the stats that catch her eye while researching and tells you what they mean for your team.
#FANation continues to prepare for the NFL Fantasy Football playoffs. Week 10 is the start of the double-digits, so you know it’s crunch time.
Check out these statistical nuggets, and let the numbers be your guide.
Russell Wilson has 39 or more pass attempts in five games this season. He made 39 or more pass attempts in only five games throughout the 2016 and 2015 season.
Drew Stanton has won each of his last four games in which he was the starting quarterback.
The New Orleans Saints have only allowed eight sacks on the season, the absolute fewest in the league. New Orleans is only the third team in the Super Bowl era to lose their first two games and then go on to win six games straight.
Buffalo leads the NFL with a +11-turnover differential (17 takeaways to 6 giveaways) and the Bills safety, Micah Hyde, is second in the league with five interceptions.
Brett Hundley’s only passing touchdown of the year came in Week 6 at Minnesota. If he scores with his feet in Week 10, that will be his third game in a row with a rushing touchdown.
Eight different running backs have logged 63 or more total yards on the Green Bay Packers this year. Jordan Howard has 63 or more yards in all but one outing in 2017. It was Week 2, when Howard was injured and only saw nine touches. The last time these two teams played in Week 4 of this year, Howard ran for 63 yards and scored a rushing touchdown.
Josh Gordon’s last game with over 100 receiving yards was on November 23, 2014. His last game with a touchdown was on December 15, 2013. His last game with more than one touchdown was December 1, 2013. Not one Browns pass catcher has put up over 100 receiving yards or more than one touchdowns in an outing this season.
Detroit is tied with the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars with 10 interceptions on the season, the fourth most in the league. Opposing team defenses have forced a league-high 17 interceptions on the Browns.
JuJu Smith-Schuster leads all NFL rookies with 424 receiving yards.
The Indianapolis Colts have allowed a league-high 36 sacks on their quarterback.
Melvin Gordon is the only player in the league with four or more rushing and receiving touchdowns.
Over their last four games played, only one running back went over 50 yards rushing on the Jacksonville Jaguars. No running back has more than 50 receiving yards against them or has scored a receiving touchdown.
According to Pro Football Focus, Josh McCown has a 79.5 adjust completion rate, the third best in the league. He’s only behind Drew Brees and Alex Smith. When not under pressure, his adjusted completion percentage jumps to 85.1 percent, the absolute best in the league.
Joe Mixon has yet to rush for more than 62 yards this season. He’s gone over 39 yards receiving only once this year.
Ryan Succop is alone at the top, with 11 field goals made between 40 and 49 yards. Matt Prater, Jake Elliott and Stephen Hauschka are tied with five field goals made from 50 yards or farther, the most in the league.
Adam Thielen is tied with Dez Bryant for the fifth-most targets (75), has the eighth-most receptions (48), and the fifth-most yards (627) among all wide receivers. And yet, he scored his first touchdown of the season in Week 8 against the Browns right before the team bye.
The Washington Redskins have fumbled the ball a league-high 10 times this season. The Rams and the Bears are tied for second with eight fumbles a piece.
DeAndre Hopkins put up at least 73 yards and/or scored a touchdown in every single game played this season. The next grouping of most consistent players put up at least 34 yards and/or a touchdown in each game this season: Antonio Brown, Tyreek Hill, and Adam Thielen.
The Los Angeles Rams still lead the league with 32.9 points scored per game. Last year they averaged 14.0 points scored per game, dead last in the league.
Over the course of his career, Julio Jones has averaged just over 95 receiving yards per game (8,268 yards in 87 games), which is the highest average in NFL history (with a minimum of 50 games played). And yet he only has one touchdown on the season.
Over the course of Orleans Darkwa’s 67 attempts, seven went for 15 yards or more. According to Pro Football Focus, 163 of his 345 rushing yards have come off big plays, giving him the fourth highest breakaway percentage among all running backs who have played in at least 25 percent of their team’s snaps.
Garrett Celek scored a touchdown the last time he played against the New York Giants. This seaston the Giants have allowed nine touchdowns in eight games played, the absolute most in the league.
Since the start of the 2016 season, Tom Brady has thrown 44 touchdowns passes and only 4 interceptions. These two teams last played against each other last December, and the Patriots won 16-3.
Demaryius Thomas is on pace for 1,050 yards over the course of the 2017 season. If he goes over 1,000 yards, that will be his sixth season in a row accomplishing that feat, the longest stretch in the NFL.
Christian McCaffrey is the only player in the season with at least 150 rushing yards (183) and over 50 catches (54).