In this article you’ll find graphs for the breakdown of Receiving Yards, Air Yards and Unrealized Air Yards. If you are unfamiliar with any of these click over to this article that will explain what each of them are and why they matter. I haven’t named this graph yet as this is only the second week I’ve published it but I’m thinking we call it Air Yardage Sum; perhaps for lack of a better name.
I think this is starting to become one of my favorite graphs after Opportunity Score. Just because it shows the true volume that these players are getting and missing out on; either through quarterback play or their own mishaps. This is probably a painful graph for some because it really does highlight missed opportunity and what could be but that’s what is important in fantasy football, especially at this point in the season.
WR Air Yardage Sum Graph
Thoughts about WRs:
• Chris Olave remains king and rightfully so. He has absolutely dominated in Opportunity Score and Air Yardage since the start of the year. He is ready to truly breakout and be a top 20 WR for the rest of the season.
• Devonte Smith made a huge jump this week with his monster game. While we can’t expect that every week the Philadelphia passing game is cruising behind Jalen Hurts; shocked I typed that, seems to be a theme today.
• DJ Chark – for some god awful reason Goff just keeps chucking it to him and he does nothing with it, despite having 72.2% of passes thrown his way classified as catchable. Add that to his 6.23 Quality Target Rating, good for 32nd in the league, and you can see why I feel the second Jameson Williams can get on the field he will take over this role in the offense.
TE Air Yardage Sum Graph
Thoughts about TEs:
• This really highlights that drafting a TE high has probably paid dividends – Pitts and Kittle will come around; speaking of…
• Kyle Pitts made a huge jump this week. The Falcons worked on getting him involved and I expect this to continue.
• Friermuth continues to put up strong numbers but is plagued by quarterback play – once the switch to Kenny happens Muth’s stock should see a bump.
• Despite a mid tier graph position Tyler Conklin has put up numbers this year in fantasy. Flacco has looked to him often, averaging eight targets a game, I don’t see this volume going away as the Jets will be playing catchup and the return of Wilson could elevate an already fantasy relevant offense. Multiple Jets fantasy relevant?! Oh my.