Welcome back! One of the reasons I try to add something new every week is because, by now, some things don’t change. The top 12 would be fairly hard to catch in season-long numbers at this point. So, I’ve continued to focus on the top 12 in receiving opportunity in the last three weeks.
The theme of this week, I think, can be compared to the loss of Napoleon, believe it or not. Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, said that the presence of Napoleon on the Battlefield was worth an extra 40,000 soldiers. Simply being on the field provided added value of the army – in the same way the loss of a good wide receiver can hurt those left behind. Their absence can often hurt the quality of their opportunity more than it helps in added volume.
Now that’s over with, let’s dig in.
Data and Links
I’m writing my opinion on data. You can, and should disagree at will. I hope these are links that can help you do that.
You can see snapshots of the receiving opportunity for all 32 NFL teams here: https://twitter.com/pahowdy/status/1059911707546525696
You can see the complete data with extra stats and metrics I’m collecting, including snap and touch %, here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11M2V-gYlAlrK74eN688NMTrZ9vAPsOanzfAzLVSFLgE/edit?usp=sharing
Sources: Airyards.com, ffstatistics.com, and 4for4.com
The Top 12
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