Tackle Report – Week 3

Jeff Ratcliffe takes a look at the tackles awarded from each home stats crew in Week 2 and gives insights and analysis for those in IDP leagues.

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Tackle Report – Week 3

131218_NotebookUnlike 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.

Like we saw in Week 1, there we no major anomalies in Week 2. Here’s the numbers from all 16 games:

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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.

  • Neil

    Does the equation for solo vs assist heavy stat crews essentially breakdown as these 3 types: solo only, solo+assist, and assist+assist? Are these the only outcome of a tackle? I am in a league that completely ignores assists, so I personally am interested in scorekeepers that record at least 1 solo every time a tackle happens (so basically an assist only play is worthless/bad for me). I feel like sometimes team that are heavy on assists and pretty good on solos are considered tackle-heavy, while that isn’t quite true for someone in a league like mine. Are there any stat resources available that break down solo% per a play ending in a tackle?