Stealing Signals Week 6: NFC Advanced Stats

Stealing Signals provides your Week 6 look at snaps, touches, game flow, efficiency, and everything in between. Also check out the AFC. We’re almost a third of the way through the season. If I don’t touch on a specific player you’re looking for information about, check past iterations in the archives of this series.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Snap Notes: Charles Sims – 44%; Doug Martin – 36%; Jacquizz Rodgers – 18% Key Stat: Doug Martin – 13 of 17 running back rush attempts, three targets Doug Martin returned and looked very good in the running game, although he appeared a little out of sorts on his three targets, failing to connect with Jameis Winston on two that appeared very catchable. Doug Martin The Bucs trailed for most of the game and threw 46 passes versus 20 runs against the Patriots’ laughable secondary. Passing back Charles Sims led the backfield in snaps as a result, and the seven targets he saw were more than he’d seen in the first three games of the year combined. It’s possible they’re trying to get the former 500-rushing yard, 500-receiving yard dual threat more involved. If that’s the case, we’d expect to see it again this weekend when the Bucs head to Arizona in Week 6 to face a Cardinals defense that has allowed just 2.6 yards per carry, easily the stingiest rate in the league. DeSean Jackson saw his efficiency snap back, but it took 35 yards after the catch for him to break 100. Jameis Winston still struggled with the deep ball, notably overthrowing Jackson on what could have been a 68-yard TD early in the third quarter. Jackson still saw a boatload of Air Yards (174) and is a good DFS GPP option the next few weeks as a big game appears imminent. Signal: Doug Martin – lead early-down RB Noise: Charles Sims – seven targets after five total in first three games (need to see more consistent involvement after being consistently uninvolved)  

Carolina Panthers

Snap Notes: Devin Funchess – 62% (season low); Jonathan Stewart – 61% (season high); Christian McCaffrey – 56% (season low) Key Stat: Ed Dickson – 15.1 reFPOE (most in Week 5)

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