Fantasy Football Notable Numbers: Week 2, 2010

You shouldn't rely solely on stats, but just like an MBA analyzing a business or a stock, you should include statistical analysis as part of your fantasy football decision-making regimen.

Herewith are some interesting stats to from Week 2 of the 2010 fantasy football season:

 Quarterbacks
  • 52 and 3.  Number of attempts and TDs by Matt Schaub.  This should allay the fears of owners that saw Schaub disappear in week 1.
  • 4, 4, 3, 3.  INTs served up by Joe Flacco, David Garrard, Matt Hasselbeck, and Brett Favre.  Flacco should rebound.  Garrard's never good on the road but he's all Jacksonville has now since backup Luke McCown tore his ACL in Week 2, so Garrard's job is safe and speaking of safe, he's ok to use as a #2 or bye week replacement if he's at home with a good matchup.  Hasselbeck is past his prime.  Favre could be too, but let's give him one more week to shake the rust; also, his WRs are underwhelming.  Could Vincent Jackson end up in Minnesota?  If so, will that put the spark back into Favre's game?
  • 66.8.  Derek Anderson's QB rating after Week 2.  I am surprised it's that high.
Running Backs
  • 69, 0.  Yards gained and TDs, by Arian Foster of the Houston Texans, who came back to earth.  After two great games to finish last season and a spectacular one to start this year, he might finally be garnering defensive attention.
  • 3.2.  Jahvid Best's average yards per carry for the Detroit Lions.  Here's where stats don't tell the whole story, because Best's been a beast fantasy-wise.  That he gets a lot of targets in the passing game -- 14 in week 2 alone -- is a big saving grace for his fantasy owers.
  • 3.  TDs by LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles.  Surprisingly studly.
Wide Receivers
  • 17/158/1.  Number of targets, yards, and TDs by Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans.  He hurt his ankle but word is the sprain is mild and he's good to go for week 3.
  • 13/6/80. Targets, receptions, and yards for Darrius Heyward-Bey of the Oakland Raiders.  A total bust until this game, make him prove this wasn't a fluke before even thinking of adding him.
  • 8/97/1.  Demaryius Thomas splashy first pro game line -- catches, yards, and TDs.  Can he keep it up?  Will a new WR lead Denver each week? Can his foot hold up?  Many questions, but he'll still be a hot waiver wire commodity this week.

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