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Wednesdays are generally a slow day in the fantasy cycle. We will recap all of the interesting practice designations tomorrow, but for now we will dive into the most actionable stats from Week 10. You can access many of the sites linked below via a Rotopass sub, which includes Rotoviz, Sharp Football, ESPN+, RosterWatch, Rotowire, and Footballguys.
Wednesdays Are For The Stats
- “Kalen Ballage was the main man in the Chargers' backfield on Sunday, playing 73% of the snaps (46-of-63) and pacing that unit with 18 carries and six targets. Ballage wasn't particularly effective, putting up 68 rushing (3.8 YPC) and 34 receiving (5.7 YPT) yards, but volume is king in fantasy football, and he certainly got plenty of it.” - Mike Clay’s Week 11 Fantasy 32 piece on ESPN+
- Our friends at Sharp Football Analysis are making all betting recommendations, analysis and premium fantasy content FREE for Week 11. Head over to Sharp Football to sign up and take advantage of this offer for Week 11 only. Free Week includes The Worksheet, where Rich Hribar digs into things like the D.K. Metcalf rematch with Patrick Peterson: “While Arizona won the game and limited Metcalf in the process, will they treat that approach as a success or will they change things up?”
- “We’ve just been through a two-week stretch in which J.D. McKissic was targeted 29 times. No running back since 2000 has had more targets over a two week period.” - Blair Andrews’ Expected Points column on Rotoviz
- Chase Claypool led all WRs in Air Yards in Week 10 with 165 and Brandon Aiyuk led all WRs in targets with 14. It’s the year of the rookie WR whether you like it or not. You can sort by these stats, as well as snaps, routes, and target share over at Rotowire.
- Of running backs averaging more than 12 points per game, Todd Gurley is one of the most TD dependent with 44.89% of his production coming on touchdowns. On the flip side, Miles Sanders (22.5%) is one of the least dependent. You can check out the full list for both RBs and WRs using Rosterwatch’s Touchdown Dependency Tool.
- D’Andre Swift played 73% of the snaps, 16 attempts, and 5 targets on Sunday. Pat Kerrane thinks this usage is very bullish for his fantasy prospects going forward. You can watch the Week 10 edition of Stat Chasing here.
Injury roundup. Tyler Lockett (knee) missed another practice on Tuesday...Carlos Hyde (hamstring) was a full participant and Chris Carson (foot) was a limited participant...Kenyan Drake (ankle) got in a limited practice...Drew Lock is dealing with a pretty severe strain and bruising to his ribs. His status for Week 11 is up in the air...Allen Lazard (core) is back on the active roster...For in-depth breakdowns on all of the week’s biggest injury situations (Drew Brees, Christian McCaffrey, Joe Mixon, and Calvin Ridley), check out Jene Bramel’s injury column on Footballguys.