Tackle Report – Week 14

Jeff Ratcliffe recaps the home crew tackle tendencies from Week 13, and gives his projected tackles by team for Week 14.

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Tackle Report – Week 14

140924_JenkinsUnlike offensive statistics, tackles aren’t considered official in the NFL. Consequently, we see a lot of variation across the league in how home stats crews record tackles.

Knowing the tendencies of each home crew can provide a significant advantage in IDP leagues. So each week during the regular season, I’m going chart the tackles awarded and discuss the insights we gain from this data.

You Got D’Qwelled – Week 13

In honor of D’Qwell Jackson’s 2012 and 2013 seasons where nearly 47 percent of his total tackles were assists, we will now call an abnormally high assisted tackle total “getting D’Qwelled.”

You never like it when this happens to one of your players, as it’s likely your scoring system does not weight solos and assists equally. While these players may not have put up the fantasy points you expected, it’s important to note that they are getting to the ball carrier. Their assist totals are largely the product of the venue stat crew and not ability.

Here are the players who got D’Qwelled in Week 13:

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Assistant Managing Editor and resident IDP maven 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.

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