High tackle numbers projected for Eagles defense

In the Tackle Report, Jeff Ratcliffe projects the tackle totals for all 32 defenses in Week 3.

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(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

High tackle numbers projected for Eagles defense

With two regular season weeks in the books plus four weeks of the preseason, we’re now starting to accumulate some data on home crew tendencies. The good news is we haven’t seen any anomalies from any crews. The numbers are quite consistent with what we’ve seen in recent season.


Tackles Awarded Per Opportunity

As part of charting tackles awarded over the past three seasons, I’ve also been keeping track of how many tackles each stat crew is recording per opportunity. To calculate opportunities per game, simply add up the total plays and subtract incompletions and scores and add in any returns.

While many in the IDP world think a tackle is a tackle, there’s a fairly wide range of variation in terms of how home crews record tackles across the league. The following chart shows the tackle opportunities each offense yields and defense receives each game and also gives the tackles awarded per opportunity for each home crew:

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Assistant Managing Editor and resident IDP maven and DFS junkie of PFF Fantasy.  

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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.

  • Barry Magen

    Love this column. Thanks, Jeff!

  • SteveS

    Everyone who is playing in IDP leagues and isn’t using this info is doing it wrong