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The 3 and Out for Week 6: Workloads, Trends and Hidden Statistics

The 3 and Out focuses on using the Weekly Stat Explorer to uncover significant workload changes, league, team, and player-specific trends, and hidden but powerful statistics. Note that metrics and statistics referenced in this article are sourced from the Weekly Stat Explorer. As a result, offensive rankings, for example, are based upon tool specific calculations and may not agree with rankings from other sources.

1. Disappointing Positional Units

Washington Wide Receivers

We knew that Alex Smith, who had a monster of a career year in 2017, wouldn’t be the same player in his first season in Washington. Nonetheless, fantasy drafters, myself included, expected there to be at least one serviceable option in the team’s passing game. Jamison Crowder was being drafted somewhere near WR30, and both Paul Richardson and Josh Doctson were being selected around WR70. As always, Jordan Reed’s health was a concern, but he was universally noted as having “tremendous upside if healthy”. Through four weeks, on a point-per-game basis, Crowder ranks WR67, Richardson WR65, and Docston WR125. Reed hasn’t missed a game but ranks only TE13. While that’s not terrible, it highlights the lack of production within Washington’s aerial attack. Unsurprisingly, Washington ranks in the bottom half of all team-level passing statistics included in the Weekly Stat Explorer (WSE). 3NOWK6WAS

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By Dave Caban | @DaveCabanFF | Archive