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Inside The Gamebook – Late Games Week 2

ARIZONA at WASHINGTON

ARIZONA

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 27.2 (30.3)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 27 percent (27 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 1-for-2, 50 percent (2-for-5, 40 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 4, Pass 1 (Rush 5, Pass 5)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 3, 20-plus Pass 3 (Rush 5, Pass 9)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 2 (7)

While Jeff King only has 97 yards receiving on four receptions he does have a touchdown in each game so far this season. He has outperformed Todd Heap so far and seems to have a nice rapport with Kevin Kolb. He will have some value as a bye week replacement if his progress continues.

WASHINGTON

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 41.3 (35.8)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 17 percent (22 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 2-for-7, 28 percent (4-for-9, 44 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 7, Pass 12 (Rush 12, Pass 16)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 7, 20-plus Pass 5 (Rush 7, Pass 11)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 5 (16)

Jabar Gaffney is worth an addition as a bye week replacement. He has eight receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown on fifteen targets. He has a good rapport with Rex Grossman and is pushing to be the second option in the passing game. He also leads the receivers and tight ends in red zone targets.

DALLAS at SAN FRANCISCO

DALLAS

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 37.1 (31.4)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 25 percent (23 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 1-for-3, 33 percent (3-for-7, 43 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 3, Pass 5 (Rush 8, Pass 14)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 0, 20-plus Pass 7 (Rush 0, Pass 12)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 6 (12)

With Miles Austin expected to miss time and Kevin Ogletree failing to impress, Jesse Holley could see an increase in playing time. He is not worth a roster spot right now but he is someone to keep an eye on.

SAN FRANCISCO

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 17.6 (18.4)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 25 percent (17 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 2-for-2, 100 percent (3-for-7, 43 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 2, Pass 2 (Rush 12, Pass 8)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 1, 20-plus Pass 2 (Rush 3, Pass 4)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 2 (5)

Braylon Edwards is expected to miss some time with a knee injury and Michael Crabtree has a nagging injury that has limited him so far this season. Ted Ginn and Josh Morgan will both see an increase in playing time and they are worth monitoring right now. Neither is worth a roster spot at this time however until San Francisco shows some improvement in the passing game.

CINCINNATI at DENVER

CINCINNATI

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 29.8 (25.9)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 15 percent (19 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 2-for-4, 50 percent (3-for-6, 50 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 1, Pass 8 (Rush 5, Pass 12)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 2, 20-plus Pass 4 (Rush 4, Pass 9)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 8 (16)

Jermaine Gresham did not follow up on his first week performance. He did see some red zone looks though and should remain a target in the red zone. He has thirteen targets on the season and with a rookie at quarterback he should continue to see a consistent amount of weekly targets. He is not splitting time at the position and he will be a good prospect as a bye week replacement.

DENVER

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 16.7 (24.3)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 23 percent (17 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 1-for-2, 50 percent (2-for-5, 40 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 3, Pass 5 (Rush 4, Pass 13)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 2, 20-plus Pass 2 (Rush 3, Pass 5)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 2 (7)

Denver is decimated with injuries at the wide receiver position and that opened the door for Eric Decker to start last week. He responded with a breakout game by posting 113 yards with two touchdowns on five receptions. He will continue to see playing time for now but he could take a backseat when the starters return from injury. If you have injuries at the position and need a temporary replacement he is worth a flier.

HOUSTON at MIAMI

HOUSTON

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 27.1 (31)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 17 percent (22 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 1-for-5, 20 percent (4-for-11, 36 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 5, Pass 5 (Rush 16, Pass 16)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 4, 20-plus Pass 3 (Rush 9, Pass 8)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 6 (9)

Injuries to Kevin Walter and Jacoby Jones could lead to increased playing time for Bryant Johnson. He is not worth a roster spot at this time but should be monitored for the time being in case the injuries to Walter and Jones linger.

MIAMI

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 32 (33.7)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 9 percent (17 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 1-for-4, 25 percent (4-for-10, 40 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 3, Pass 8 (Rush 7, Pass 16)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 5, 20-plus Pass 2 (Rush 9, Pass 11)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 5 (18)

Reggie Bush has seventeen carries on the season and is averaging 3.3 yards per carry. Daniel Thomas had eighteen carries in week two and averaged 5.9 yards per carry. Thomas had five big plays while Bush has two. Thomas will have more long term value than Bush as he begins to take more control over the running game.

SAN DIEGO at NEW ENGLAND

SAN DIEGO

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 55 (49.8)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 33 percent (30 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 2-for-4, 50 percent (5-for-10, 50 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 5, Pass 3 (Rush 12, Pass 10)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 3, 20-plus Pass 5 (Rush 5, Pass 8)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 7 (13)

An injury to Malcolm Floyd will open the door for Patrick Crayton to see an increased role this week. He is not worth a roster spot at this time and he will need to show he can be reliable before being considered as an option but he should be monitored for the time being in case Floyd’s injury lingers.

NEW ENGLAND

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 48.8 (49.3)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 40 percent (41 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 4-for-5, 80 percent (8-for-11, 73 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 4, Pass 5 (Rush 9, Pass 18)

BIG PLAYS: 10+ Rush 2, 20+ Pass 5 (Rush 3, Pass 14)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 3 (11)

Chad Ochocinco has been disappointing and has not developed as fast as the Patriots had hoped. The injury to Aaron Hernandez will cause him to miss some time and that could lead to an increase for Ochocinco. He is still a risky fantasy start but should be monitored this week to see if he progresses any. If he does not soon it will be time to cut him loose.

PHILADELPHIA at ATLANTA

PHILADELPHIA

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 32.3 (36.4)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 27 percent (28 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 3-for-5, 60 percent (5-for-9, 56 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 13, Pass 6 (Rush 16, Pass 10)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 3, 20-plus Pass 6 (Rush 10, Pass 9)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 7 (14)

Steve Smith saw the field last week even though the team did not anticipate him being back until week three or four. He is not worth a roster spot right now but he is worth monitoring to see if his role increases and his progress continue.

ATLANTA

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 21.8 (25)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 36 percent (19 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 5-for-5, 100 percent (5-for-7, 71 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 9, Pass 6 (Rush 11, Pass 12)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 4, 20-plus Pass 1 (Rush 7, Pass 5)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 6 (8)

Harry Douglas has some potential but he is buried in the pecking order and is not likely to see any kind of increase unless there is an injury. He is not worth a roster spot.

ST LOUIS at NY GIANTS

ST LOUIS

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 25.9 (30)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 8 percent (9 percent)

RED ZONE EFC: 1-for-4, 25 percent (1-for-5, 20 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 3, Pass 9 (Rush 4, Pass 11)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 1, 20-plus Pass 5 (Rush 7, Pass 6)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 8 (11)

St Louis is another team that has lost some receivers to injury. Injuries opened the door for Danario Alexander to see some playing time last week and he did not disappoint with 122 yards and a nineteen yard touchdown. He has that rare size-speed combo and has shown big play ability in the past. He will see an increased role after last week’s performance but he carries a lot of risk after his fifth knee surgery this offseason so injuries will always be a concern. Mike Sims-Walker is a safer bet for an addition as a bye week replacement after leading the team with eleven targets last week and he begins to build more of a rapport with Sam Bradford.

NY GIANTS

AVERAGE YARDS PER POSSESSION: 26.9 (24.8)

TOUCHDOWN DRIVE RATE: 23 percent (19 percent)

RED ZONE EFFICIENCEY: 2-for-2, 100 percent (4-for-4, 100 percent)

RED ZONE DISTRIBUTION: Rush 2, Pass 1 (Rush 6, Pass 1)

BIG PLAYS: 10-plus Rush 3, 20-plus Pass 3 (Rush 4, Pass 6)

DEEP TARGET ATTEMPTS: 6 (13)

The Giants have lost Domenik Hixon for the season. Hixon was expected to play a bigger role this year and someone will have to fill his spot in the rotation. That will likely come down to Victor Cruz and Brandon Stokley. Cruz has the higher upside of the two and has shown some big play ability in the past. This week is worth monitoring to see who shows up.

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