Fantasy: Where the wild passes are

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Fantasy: Where the wild passes are


Quarterbacks (2010 regular season – min. 150 pass attempts – sample size = 34)

Titans – Kerry Collins 17% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (1)

Eagles – Michael Vick 17% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (2)

Ravens – Joe Flacco 17% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (3)

Raiders – Jason Campbell 17% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (4)

Bucs – Josh Freeman 17% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (5)

Texans – Matt Schaub 9% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (30)

Dolphins – Chad Henne 9% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (31)

Falcons – Matt Ryan 8% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (32)

Cowboys – Jon Kitna 8% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (33)

Rams – Sam Bradford 8% of pass attempts were 20+ yards down field (34)

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Cardinals – Derek Anderson 29% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (1)

Falcons – Matt Ryan 29% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (2)

Steelers – Ben Roethlisberger 28% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (3)

Bengals – Carson Palmer 27% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (4)

Chargers – Philip Rivers 26% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (5)

49ers – Alex D. Smith 19% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (30)

Cowboys – Tony Romo 19% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (31)

Panthers – Jimmy Clausen 18% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (32)

Redskins – Donovan McNabb 18% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (33)

Eagles – Kevin Kolb 17% of pass attempts were 10-19 yards down field (34)

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Patriots – Tom Brady 59% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (1)

Texans – Matt Schaub 55% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (2)

Rams – Sam Bradford 54% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (3)

Dolphins – Chad Henne 54% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (4)

Falcons – Matt Ryan 54% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (5)

Cardinals – Derek Anderson 45% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (30)

Chargers – Philip Rivers 45% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (31)

Eagles – Michael Vick 43% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (32)

Steelers – Ben Roethlisberger 41% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (33)

Ravens – Joe Flacco 41% of pass attempts were 0-9 yards down field (34)

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Eagles – Kevin Kolb 22% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (1)

Panthers – Jimmy Clausen 20% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (2)

Cowboys – Jon Kitna 19% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (3)

Lions – Shaun Hill 18% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (4)

Eagles – Michael Vick 18% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (5)

Bears – Jay Cutler 11% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (30)

Cardinals – Derek Anderson 11% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (31)

Jets – Mark Sanchez 10% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (32)

Falcons – Matt Ryan 9% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (33)

Titans – Kerry Collins 8% of pass attempts were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (34)

Wide Receivers / Tight Ends: (2010 full season – min. 45 targets  – sample size = 124)

Titans Nate Washington 36% of targets were 20+ yards down field (1)

Titans Kenny Britt 35% of targets were 20+ yards down field (2)

Titans Randy Moss 34% of targets were 20+ yards down field (3)

Bills Lee Evans 33% of targets were 20+ yards down field (4)

Raiders Darrius Heyward-Bey 33% of targets were 20+ yards down field (5)

Patriots Wes Welker 2% of targets were 20+ yards down field (120)

Saints Dave Thomas 2% of targets were 20+ yards down field (121)

Browns Chansi Stuckey 2% of targets were 20+ yards down field (122)

Bengals Jermaine Gresham 1% of targets were 20+ yards down field (123)

Rams Daniel Fells 0% of targets were 20+ yards down field (124)

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Chargers Malcom Floyd 50% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (1)

Broncos Brandon Lloyd 48% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (2)

Jaguars Mike Sims-Walker 47% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (3)

Falcons Michael Jenkins 45% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (4)

Bengals Chad Ochocinco 45% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (5)

Bengals Jermaine Gresham 16% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (120)

Panthers Brandon LaFell 16% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (121)

Rams Danny Amendola 13% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (122)

Saints Robert Meachem 12% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (123)

Seahawks Ben Obomanu 12% of targets were 10-19 yards down field (124)

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Texans Jacoby Jones 71% of targets were 0-9 yards down field (1)

Cowboys Jason Witten 70% of targets were 0-9 yards down field (2)

Lions Brandon Pettigrew 70% of targets were 0-9 yards down field (3)

Bengals Jordan Shipley 69% of targets were 0-9 yards down field (4)

Titans Bo Scaife 69% of targets were 0-9 yards down field (5)

Titans Randy Moss 29% of targets were 1-9 yards down field (120)

Titans Kenny Britt 29% of targets were 1-9 yards down field (121)

Falcons Michael Jenkins 27% of targets were 1-9 yards down field (122)

Broncos Brandon Lloyd 24% of targets were 1-9 yards down field (123)

Chargers Malcom Floyd 18% of targets were 1-9 yards down field (124)

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Bengals Jermaine Gresham 21% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (1)

Broncos Eddie Royal 20% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (2)

Rams Danny Amendola 19% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (3)

Steelers Hines Ward 19% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (4)

Seahawks Ben Obomanu 18% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (5)

Bills David Nelson 0% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (Last)

Browns Mohamed Massaquoi 0% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (Last)

Raiders Darrius Heyward-Bey 0% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (Last)

Bears Johnny Knox 0% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (Last)

Bills Lee Evans 0% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (Last)

Titans Nate Washington 0% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (Last)

Chargers Malcom Floyd 0% of targets were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (Last)



Mike Clay is the Director of Pro Football Focus Fantasy. His accolades include the 2013 Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) award for most-accurate preseason player rankings and the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) award for the best online article in 2013. Under Mike’s leadership, PFF Fantasy has been nominated for eight industry awards over the past three years, including a 2014 win over the likes of NFL.com and BaseballHQ.com for Best Single-Sport Specialization Fantasy Site. Mike broke the first unrestricted free agent signing of 2013 (Martellus Bennett to the Bears). A stat-head, Mike has created several advanced football statistics, including average depth of target (aDOT) and opportunity-adjusted touchdowns (OTD). His award-winning offensive player projections power several top fantasy league sites, including Yahoo, RT Sports and Reality Sports Online. One of the most well-known fantasy analysts, Mike has a Twitter following of more than 43,500. Mike also contributes to ESPN Insider and ESPN the Magazine, and is a regular guest on ESPN Radio and the network’s Fantasy Focus football podcast. He has also contributed to NBC’s Rotoworld.com, Athlon Sports and at PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Mike was featured as a Virtual Analyst in EA Sports' Madden 25 and Madden 2015 video games. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and is on the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Board of Directors and Hall of Fame voting committee. He makes regular appearances on NFL-related podcasts and shows, including those on Sirius XM and FNTSY Sports Channel. Mike’s work has been referenced on several outlets across the web, including CSN New England, ESPN, Houston Chronicle, and NJ.com. Originally from Pottsville, PA, Mike now resides in Fleetwood, PA with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeClayNFL

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