Cecil Shorts, Jeremy Kerley & the Most Efficient QB/WR Pairings By Team
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).
|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|
- 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.