Thinking Inside the Box: Week 12
Every Monday, Senior Editor John Paulsen takes to Twitter (@4for4_John) for Thinking Inside the Box, where he tweets different stats and tidbits from Sunday's box scores. There's always a wealth of interesting information, so we decided to compile it here for subscribers.
Eddie Lacy made back to back grown man plays in the 4th quarter. Stopped for a loss on a 4th and 1, but kept his legs going for the 1st.
Then he lowered his shoulder at the end of a 13-yard run on the next play. Lynch-esque.
Since Week 7 (when he moved into a starting role), Jarrett Boykin is the #12 WR in fantasy, posting 33-470-2 in 6 games.
Since Week 3 (after his two game suspension) Josh Gordon has been the #2 WR in fantasy (132 FP). Calvin (158.5) is #1. A. Brown is #3.
Fozzy Whittaker led the Browns’ RBs in touches (7) and snaps (39). Ogbonnaya had 6 touches and 33 snaps.
Jordan Cameron was more involved (10 targets) but only posted 3-32. Just missed on a TD catch that could have been reviewable.
Only three targets for Vincent Jackson (2-61) against a very shaky DET pass defense.
I thought Nate Burleson might be limited in his first game back, but he played on 72/80 snaps, posting 7-77-1 (10).
Ryan Mathews (16 touches, 65 yards, TD) had another solid game, but re-injured his hamstring.
Dwayne Bowe 5-51-1 (6) is the #29 WR in fantasy over the last four weeks, and that includes his bye.
Ladarius Green has back to back 80+ yard games. He looks like a stud in the making.
PPR owners should take note - Dexter McCluster has scored 10.3+ in four of his last five games.
Martellus Bennett 4-62-1 (5) scored his first TD since Week 7. Non-elite TEs are like playing Whac-A-Mole.
Tavon Austin is the #6 WR over the past three weeks, and that includes a bye.
Since Week 8, Greg Olsen 5-34-1 (9) is the #3 TE.
In a terrible matchup, Mike Wallace posts great numbers 5-127-1 (10) on his owners’ benches.
From a fantasy perspective, the Jets WRs strongly resemble the zombies on The Walking Dead.
Since Week 5, Maurice Jones-Drew (144 total yards, TD vs. HOU) is the #12 fantasy RB. He was left for dead, but clearly isn’t.
Ben Tate brutal (12 touches, 27 yards) in a great matchup. He’s costing himself some money in free agency a la R. Jennings last year.
The #SqueakyWheelTheorem at work — Cecil Shorts with 8-71 on a team-high 11 targets.
If you’re streaming QBs, you can do a lot worse than Ryan Fitzpatrick (320 yards, 2 TDs), who has a nice remaining schedule.
Since taking over in Week 9, Rashad Jennings is the #2 RB in fantasy football (553 total yards and two TDs).
Don’t give up on Delanie Walker 5-46 — he had a team high nine targets, and is averaging 9.0 over the last three weeks.
Donde esta Donald Brown? He had just three touches for -1 yards. It was a bad matchup, but it’s not like T-Rich tore it up (9-26).
Coby Fleener 4-55-1 (8) is starting to get it. Since Week 7, he is the #6 TE, and that includes his bye.
Michael Floyd is breaking out. 13-297-1 (18) over the last two weeks. Great matchup in Week 13 vs. PHI.
Over the past two weeks, Shane Vereen is the #9 RB in PPR and #27 in standard.
And that wraps up Thinking Inside the Box for Week 12. Thank you for reading.