The Changing NFL Landscape, Part 1: Historical Trends
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If you’ve played around with pace stats or looked at league trends lately, you’re probably well aware the number of plays teams run in a season has been steadily rising over the past decade, with pass attempts rising at an even greater rate and rush attempts falling. While the number of plays an average team ran in a season peaked in 2013 before dropping back a bit in 2014 and 2015, the overall trend is quite clear. I decided to take a longer look at the fantasy football implications of these league-wide trends now that the 2015 regular season is in the books.