5 fantasy stats to know from Week 3

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down five stats that fantasy owners need to know from Week 3 of the NFL season.

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5 fantasy stats to know from Week 3

It’s easy to look at the box scores and make conclusions about fantasy performance, but the numbers often don’t tell the whole story. Each week, I’ll dig a little deeper and pull out some need-to-know stats that will help you dominate your league.


1. Adrian Peterson caused 10 missed tackles as a runner.

We all know Peterson had a huge game, but this stat really puts his performance in its proper context. Through three games this season, only eight running backs have caused 10 or more missed tackles. They won’t all be massive days for Peterson, but he’s put up 100-plus in back-to-back games, and is shaping up to be a strong candidate for the No. 1 overall option at the position.


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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is 2016's second-most-accurate ranker in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

  • DEV00100000

    I have Hill and the CJA owner said he would do a straight swap. He has Bernard on his team and I have Hillman. I feel like it makes sense to make the deal, but I’m afraid to pull the trigger. Should I do it?

    • Jason Newman

      Not yet adjusted for Week 3 (neither RB did much), but my ROS rankings have Hill #8 and CJ #15. Hill’s the better back, less likely to get hurt, w/ the better run-blocking O-line and (as PFF said) Hill’s schedule eases up after the next few weeks. Kubiak’s not running his system right now; Hue Jackson is. Hill’s the better bet, IMO.

    • Edward Misulis

      Yes. Gio is playing well, but Hillman is doing almost as poorly as CJ at the moment. There has been a lot of changing to the Bronco’s O over the last few days, looks like they might finally be getting back to form.

  • Andy

    See if he will take Hillman for Gio instead

  • Andy

    I would rather have the Cincinnati backs behind that Oline, than the Denver backs and their Oline