Numbers make the fantasy soccer world go ‘spherical.
Moreover the obvious approach — numbers are what decide our weekly matchups and, in the end, our league champions — it is these very digits that usually give us treasured perception into explicit gamers, groups and positions (pertaining to draft and lineup technique). Numbers inform tales in fantasy soccer, a few of them crucial to our decision-making course of, others typically deceptive as we cherry decide stats to make arguments in favor of sure gamers over others.
The numbers can take us down virtually any path we want when telling a fantasy soccer story, however realizing these statistical information is crucial to your group’s probabilities. It is as much as you to determine how, and in what approach, every is essential to you.
So, because the 2023 season dawns, let’s undergo a few of my favourite numbers collected throughout my preseason analysis. Soak up them in no matter approach you want: to make the decision between two equally valued gamers, for a head begin by yourself analysis on the participant (or group or place) in query, as merely a “huh, how about that?” factoid and even as trivia to stump your folks and leaguemates.
NOTE: All references to fantasy factors are for PPR leagues, until famous.
0: Instances that Aaron Rodgers scored 20 or extra fantasy factors in a recreation in 2022. In his earlier 14 seasons as an NFL starter, he by no means had fewer than 4 20-point performances.
2: Variety of tight ends chosen outdoors the place’s high 15 to complete 2022 with at the very least 140 fantasy factors. There have been 12 TEs whole who scored at the very least 140 factors final season.
4: Quarterbacks who scored at the very least 100 fantasy factors with their legs alone in 2022 (Josh Allen, Justin Fields, Jalen Hurts and Daniel Jones).
4: Variety of operating backs chosen among the many place’s high 10 on common who completed the season as positional top-10 scorers in every of the previous two seasons.
4: Tight ends who had at the very least a 20% goal share in 2022, all of whom scored 150-plus fantasy factors.
4.2: Quantity of fantasy factors Jahan Dotson outscored Terry McLaurin by over the Washington Commanders’ closing 4 video games final season. Dotson additionally noticed 4 extra targets and three extra finish zone seems than McLaurin in that span.
5: Variety of kickers who completed among the many place’s high 15 in fantasy factors in 2022 after being chosen among the many high 15 kickers in drafts.
6: Rushes by Travis Etienne Jr. that NFL’s Subsequent Gen Stats clocked at 20 mph or quicker in 2022, tied with Saquon Barkley for probably the most amongst operating backs. Etienne additionally had 25.5% of his speeding makes an attempt clocked at 15 mph or quicker, the second-highest charge amongst RBs with at the very least 200 makes an attempt.
7: Variety of operating backs chosen outdoors the place’s high 25 prior to now three seasons (2020-22) to complete the season as top-10 scorers on the place.
7: Instances that Justin Jefferson scored at the very least 30 fantasy factors in a recreation in 2022, a single-season file by a large receiver.
7: Whole variety of D/STs chosen among the many high three on the place prior to now 10 seasons to complete the season within the high 5 in fantasy scoring. Solely 16 of 30 even completed among the many place’s high 10 in scoring in these seasons.
7.6: Fewest fantasy factors scored in any recreation by Travis Kelce in 2022.
9.35: Common fantasy factors per recreation by the league’s main kicker (minimal 9 video games performed). To match, 33 quarterbacks, 36 operating backs, 50 large receivers and 10 tight ends averaged at the very least that many.
10: Instances Austin Ekeler had a top-five fantasy level whole amongst RBs between Weeks 2 and 17 final season. To place that into perspective, the one RB to have greater than seven top-five weekly performances in any of the previous 4 seasons was Christian McCaffrey in 2019 (10).
10: Dashing TDs from the 1-yard line by Jamaal Williams in 2020, tied for the second most in a single season this century behind solely LeGarrette Blount’s 11 in 2016.
10: Of the 16 whole D/STs to attain at the very least 10 fantasy PPG prior to now 10 seasons, 10 of them had been drafted outdoors of the highest 10 D/STs.
13.5: Common depth of goal in yards for Kyle Pitts in 2022, probably the most in a season by any tight finish with at the very least 50 targets for the reason that stat started being tracked in 2006.
18.8: Proportion of Breece Corridor’s speeding makes an attempt that went for at the very least 10 yards, largest amongst operating backs with at the very least 40 makes an attempt final season.
23: Variety of 25-point fantasy video games mixed by quarterbacks Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts in 2022, accounting for 37% of these from the place.
24: Variety of finish zone targets seen by DK Metcalf final season, 9 greater than some other participant.
24: Distinction in fantasy factors scored between the Nos. 1 (Brett Maher) and 11 (Riley Patterson) kickers in 2022, which quantities to 1.4 per recreation.
28: Variety of occasions Cooper Kupp has scored at the very least 20 fantasy factors in a recreation prior to now 4 seasons, most amongst large receivers.
86: Variety of receptions for Diontae Johnson with out scoring a landing in 2022, a single-season NFL file by 23 over the subsequent closest large receiver.
100.9: Fantasy factors separating Kelce from the No. 2 scoring tight finish, T.J. Hockenson, the second-largest “victory margin” by a good finish in NFL historical past behind solely Kellen Winslow’s plus-111.6 in 1980. To place it into perspective, the distinction between TE2 and TE19 final season was 99.8.
102.0: Jerick McKinnon’s league-leading fantasy level whole from Weeks 14 to 17 of 2022. It is extra factors than he scored in 5 of his earlier eight NFL seasons of their entirety.
104: Missed tackles compelled by Bijan Robinson at Texas final season, per Professional Soccer Focus, probably the most since PFF has been monitoring the stat.
113.52: Fantasy factors separating the Nos. 1 (Mahomes) and 5 (Geno Smith) quarterbacks final season. The distinction between QB5 and QB20 was 107.32.
162.3: Fantasy factors scored by the Bears’ Fields on speeding performs alone in 2022, probably the most by any quarterback in a single season in NFL historical past. This accounted for 55% of his whole fantasy manufacturing.
174: Distinction in variety of speeding makes an attempt by league chief Derrick Henry and the subsequent closest participant (Dalvin Cook dinner) over the previous 4 seasons. Henry performed in fewer video games (55) than any of the 5 operating backs with at the very least 1,000 speeding makes an attempt throughout that span.
238.36: Fantasy level whole scored by McCaffrey after becoming a member of the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 final season, probably the most by any RB in that span.
417.4: Mahomes’ fantasy factors scored in 2022, which set a single-season file by a quarterback. Mahomes has the place’s two greatest single-season totals in historical past (additionally 417.08 in 2018).
418.7: Fantasy factors scored by Amon-Ra St. Brown since Week 13 of 2021 — the primary recreation through which he noticed double-digit targets — which is third most amongst large receivers throughout that span.
547.0: Ja’Marr Chase’s profession fantasy level whole by way of his first 29 video games. For the reason that merger, it is the second most by any large receiver by way of that many profession video games, behind solely Odell Beckham Jr.’s 642.2.
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