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Cecil Shorts, Jeremy Kerley & the Most Efficient QB/WR Pairings By Team

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I was messing around with the great QB/WR Efficiency App and got a little curious. Who are the most efficient QB to WR/RB/TE combo’s for each team in the NFL? What injury would impact a quarterback productions the most?

If you have been following Shawn Siegele’s series on QB2 production, you have probably realized how tenuous these situations are. Late Round Quarterback is definitively the way to go, but choosing the right one is of the utmost importance. Getting QB1 production from someone you drafted in the 13th round is going to prove to be a huge advantage. With that in mind, take a look at the most efficient QB and WR/TE pairings from 2012(minimum 70 attempts, except for in cases of injury or split quarterback play).

Passer  Receiver  POS  ATTS  RECS  YDS  TDS  INTS  AYA
Tom Brady Rob Gronkowski TE 79 55 790 11 0 12.78
Ryan Fitzpatrick Steve Johnson WR 148 79 1046 6 7 5.75
Eli Manning Victor Cruz WR 143 86 1092 10 6 7.15
Drew Brees Lance Moore WR 104 65 1041 6 3 9.87
Cam Newton Greg Olsen TE 104 69 843 5 2 8.2
Ryan Tannehill Brian Hartline WR 127 71 1054 1 3 7.39
Matt Ryan Julio Jones WR 128 79 1198 10 3 9.87
Nick Foles Jeremy Maclin WR 62 37 476 3 1 7.92
Michael Vick DeSean Jackson WR 71 39 664 2 1 9.28
Tony Romo Dez Bryant WR 138 92 1382 12 2 11.1
Josh Freeman Vincent Jackson WR 146 71 1356 8 5 8.84
Matthew Stafford Calvin Johnson WR 200 118 1893 4 4 8.96
Carson Palmer Darrius Heyward-Bey WR 68 37 562 4 1 8.78
Peyton Manning Demaryius Thomas WR 141 94 1438 10 0 11.62
Andrew Luck Ty Hilton WR 90 50 861 7 3 9.62
Brandon Weeden Josh Gordon WR 88 46 758 5 3 8.22
Philip Rivers Danario Alexander WR 62 37 658 7 2 11.42
Sam Bradford Chris Givens WR 80 42 698 3 1 8.91
Jay Cutler Brandon Marshall WR 178 109 1379 9 7 6.99
Russell Wilson Sidney Rice WR 79 48 707 6 2 9.33
Colin Kaepernick Michael Crabtree WR 69 43 613 5 0 10.33
Christian Ponder Percy Harvin WR 85 62 677 3 2 7.61
Joe Flacco Torrey Smith WR 110 49 877 8 2 8.61
Jake Locker Kenny Britt WR 54 27 373 3 2 6.35
Aaron Rodgers Jordy Nelson WR 73 49 745 7 1 11.51
Ben Roethlisberger Heath Miller TE 82 58 634 7 2 8.34
Andy Dalton Jermaine Gresham TE 94 64 737 5 0 8.9
Mark Sanchez Jeremy Kerley WR 88 51 801 2 4 7.51
Matt Schaub Andre Johnson WR 162 112 1598 4 4 9.25
Blaine Gabbert Cecil Shorts WR 48 24 504 3 1 10.81
Chad Henne Cecil Shorts WR 57 31 475 4 2 8.16
Robert Griffin Pierre Garcon WR 53 37 548 3 0 11.47

 

Quick Notes

  • As a noted proponent of Cecil Shorts and his fantasy value, it fills my heart with warmth to see that he was the favorite and most productive target of both Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert, and that his Adjusted Yards Per Attempt was a full yard and a half better with the inferior quarterback.
  • No surprises with Garcon, Andre Johnson, Kenny Britt, Torrey Smith, Percy Harvin, Micheal Crabtree, Sidney Rice, Brandon Marshall, Josh Gordon, Calvin Johnson, Rob Gronkowski or Stevie Johnson.
  • Rob Gronkowski is not human. Seriously. The leader of this list and it really wasn’t that close. If the Patriots don’t get Gronkowski back for a majority of the season, Brady’s numbers and that offense will suffer.
  • Jermaine Greshem beat out A.J Green. Huh. Didn’t see that one coming.
  • No surprises to see Heath Miller as Roethlisberger’s favorite and most productive target. Once fully unleashed in that system, Miller flourished and it has to put a dint in offensive projections for the Steelers that Miller’s recovery doesn’t seem to be going so great.
  • Ryan Gilmore wrote about Jeremy Kerley and he certainly lives up here, in the sense that he makes Mark Sanchez not look oh my god so awful.
  • Julio Jones over Roddy White is probably a signal of a more dramatic shift in fantasy point distribution in 2013.

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By Davis Mattek | @davismattek | Archive

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