What’s the worst part of school, but the best part of fantasy football? Homework! I used to hate homework in high school, but I learned then that you have to put in the work to see results. And that’s what this series will touch on. For those of you with losing seasons, those somewhere in the middle, or if you want to stay on top, this information will help you manage your fantasy football team more efficiently. I will be doing prime time games so Sunday’s game of the week and the games Sunday night will be available by Friday and Monday Night games on Saturday. So let’s dive into the numbers for information that will help you out for week 11.
Green Bay Packers VS Seattle Seahawks
Green Bay has been giving up an average of 225 yards a game passing and 120 yards rushing per game. Well, this defense suffered a lot of injuries week 10, so expect this number to be on the high side of the average.
Seattle throws the ball 15.9% to the running backs, 61.86% to the wide receivers, and 22.95% to tight ends. Here’s how that breaks down. Russell Wilson averages 27 attempts, 213 yards, and 2.5 touchdowns a game. So that’s 4 passes a game to the running back, 16 passes to wide receivers, and 5 passes to the tight end. Seattle is also averaging 32 rushing attempts at 152 yards a game. So those are some serious numbers for your fantasy brain and that just the Seahawks.
Predictions: For the Seattle offense, expect the running game to take off this week. This is a short week for the Packers to prepare for the Seahawks, but more important are the injuries. The Packers lost three defensive players last week, including Nick Perry and Blake Martinez who didn’t practice Monday. Bashaud Breeland, Kentrell Brice, Kevin King are the corners who didn’t practice on Monday either.
Russell Wilson: Passing 18/25 240/2 Rushing 5/45
Chris Carson: Rushing 10/78 Receiving 3/35
Mike Davis: Rushing 12/89/1 Receiving 1/23
Tyler Lockett: 6/79/1
Doug Baldwin: 7/90/1
Green Bay Offense
The Seahawks are giving up 228.3 yards a game passing and 118 yards rushing. Being that they are the home team with “The 12” making noise, expect this to be a serious home field advantage for Seattle.
Green Bay is throwing 11.44% to the running back, 69.43% to the wide receivers, and 19.14% to tight ends. Aaron Rodgers averages 39 attempts, 300 yards, and 2 touchdowns a game. So that breaks down to 4 passes to the running backs, 26 to wide receivers, and 7 to tight ends. Green Bay is averaging 22 attempts a game running the ball, which is very low since they have two backs. But with the impressive outing against the Miami Dolphins last week, Aaron Jones will get the bulk of the carries this week.
Predictions: The Green Bay offense lives and dies with Aaron Rodgers as it has all season. Since they are playing on the road, having to travel so far on a short week, and leaving on Wednesday to get there, it’s going to be a struggle for this team to keep any kind of normalcy this week. Seattle’s choices will dictate Rodgers’ production. If Seattle makes use of their running game, they can use it to keep Rodgers on the sideline. But expect Davante Adams to get targeted a lot this game; Rodgers really loves Adams and is promoting him as a top-five wide receiver in the league.
Aaron Rodgers/QB: Passing 23/36 289/2
Aaron Jones/RB: Rushing 15/78/1 Receiving 2/35
Marquez Valdes-Scantling/WR: 5/103
This is Thursday’s Inside the Numbers report. I hope you fantasy peeps find some information helpful for the week. If you have any questions about the others games hit me in my inbox and we can talk football.