35 Things You Need To Know

Here are 35 things you need to know. Some stats were compiled using ProFootballFocus’ premium stats.


  1. Gio Bernard had 14 touches in week 3 to BenJarvus Green-Ellis’ 10.
  2. Bernard’s snaps have gone from 37% to 26% to 54% in order. Things are trending upwards.
  3. San Diego averages 358 yards and 2 touchdowns given up a game to opposing quarterbacks. Now Dallas comes to town.
  4. Washington averages 356 yards and 2.7 touchdowns given up a game to opposing quarterbacks. Week 4 is against Oakland. Yes, the Raiders.
  5. Miami has given up a touchdown to the opposing tight end every week.
  6. Cecil Shorts is the most targeted wide receiver in the NFL at 39.
  7. Ben Tate is averaging 4.96 yards after contact. By far the top running back.
  8. Fred Jackson is second at 3.50 yards after contact.
  9. LeSean McCoy has registered 6 runs of 15 yards or more.
  10. Philip Rivers is the 5th highest scoring quarterback.
  11. Jake Locker has thrown 0 interceptions.
  12. Colin Kaepernick makes me cry. He will turn it around.
  13. San Francisco, Detroit, and Denver have given up 6 touchdowns to opposing running backs, each.
  14. Buffalo, San Diego, Tampa Bay, Arizona, and Baltimore have failed to give up a touchdown to opposing running backs.
  15. Buffalo has given up the 4th most fantasy points to wide receivers, including 5 touchdowns.
  16. Torrey Smith has tallied 92, 85, & 92 yards in the first three games. He has no touchdowns. Baltimore plays Buffalo.
  17. Bilal Powell had 29 touches for 158 yards but no touchdowns.
  18. Powell’s yards per carry have increased each week: 2.4 to 3.7 to 5.5.
  19. Chris Ivory did not practice on Wednesday.
  20. The Titans gave up 392 yards and 2 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers in the first 2 games.
  21. The Jets play the Titans.
  22. Mohammed Sanu, in week 3, had 4 receptions on 5 targets for 68 yards. His 5 targets were tied for 2nd on the team, only behind AJ Green.
  23. Cincinnati plays Cleveland.
  24. Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden has allowed 9 receptions on 21 targets (43%) for 79 yards and 0 touchdowns over the first three weeks.
  25. The other cornerback, Buster Skrine, has allowed 17 receptions on 26 targets (65%) for 211 yards and 1 touchdown over the first three weeks.
  26. Jimmy Graham leads all tight ends with 37 targets.
  27. Jordan Cameron is second with 25 targets.
  28. Brandon Myers is third with 23 targets.
  29. Tampa Bay has scored a total of 34 points this year.
  30. New starting quarterback Mike Glennon was 33/70 for 423 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions in the preseason. He was also sacked once in all four preseason games. That is 47.1% completion and 63.0 quarterback rating.
  31. In his three games, Josh Freeman had a 45.7% completion percentage and 59.3 quarterback rating. Not much will change for Tampa Bay.
  32. Mike Wallace was 4th in targets on his own team in week 3. Brandon Gibson, Brian Hartline, and Charles Clay all saw more.
  33. T.Y. Hilton is 3rd in deep targets (20 yards or more).
  34. Only Torrey Smith & Emmanuel Sanders have seen more targets and also have not reached the endzone.
  35. I love Torrey Smith this week.




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