Post-Ben Roethlisberger eruption, his statistical projections look great this week. He’s projected to throw 1.7 TDs and lead the league with 315.7 yards. All that despite playing Baltimore, which allows just 16.2 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Something’s going to give.
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A different method was used to put together this week’s matchups. The lists start with Football Outsiders’ excellent Defense-Adjusted Value Over Average. After comparing DVOA, yards per game and receptions per game and all of the multiple variants that can be made with those three statistics, it became clear DVOA was a statistic that should [...]
In recent months I’ve become very attached to the belief that NFL backups aren’t ridiculously less talented than the starters. Throw countless examples at me if you want, but I’m going to point to Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn who threw for 480 yards, tying the Packers single game record.
I didn’t make many changes to this list compared to the early one. I dinged Alex Smith a smidge, but I don’t think we should overreact after just one week and, more importantly, he’s going to be playing from behind all game against the Broncos. That means more yards through the air.
I’m calling these early rankings mostly because it’s Thursday and we have a few more days until Week 2 really kicks off.
I missed you folks last week. I was toiling away at the 9-to-5. But we’re back for Week 9 with another edition of the matchups to target. This week I’m also going to give you some matchups to avoid.