When preparing for a draft, it’s easy to see both season stats and a player’s fantasy score. However, sometimes, you need to broaden your horizons. A player needs to be analyzed from many angles, and this column does just that.
Here are nine fascinating second-half stats to keep in mind as we head into the 2022 season.
Amon-Ra St. Brown averaged 11.2 goals per game in the last six games
In the first 11 games of his career last season, St. Brown played a minimal role, but the Lions redirected their attacks to him in the final six games. During that time, St. Brown averages 8.5 tackles and 93.3 yards per game. On top of that, only one wide receiver scored more fantasy points than St. Brown(100,1) in that time period, and that’s Cooper Kupp (109,3). Although the Lions have signed an extensive contract with the recipient DJ Chark Jr. During the free agent period and wide recipients are selected Jameson Williams In the draft, St. Brown should continue to play an important role in the Lions’ passing play. In his current average draft position, he is a great value.
Elijah Moore score 100.3 fantasy points from Weeks 9 to 13
Jet has added wide receiver Garrett Wilson in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft, but Moore, New York’s 2021 second-round pick, still holds promise. Injuries have plagued Moore’s rookie season, but from Weeks 9 to 13, he has shown his ability on the field. During that time, only Justin Jefferson (126) has more fantasy points than Moore (100.3). Moore is likely to lead the Jet Force in goals this season after averaging 9.0 goals per game during that period. Don’t ignore him in drafts.
Diontae Johnson leading all receivers wide with 106 goals from Weeks 9 to 18
In defender Ben Roethlisberger’s final season at the future Hall of Fame, the Steelers foul was part of its former self, averaging just 312.1 yards per game. Ranked 23rd in the tournament. Johnson had the ninth-highest fantasy score among wide receivers from Weeks 9 to 18. Mitch Trubisky has signed with the Steelers for this season, and his arm strength and mobility won’t be. inexplicably restrict them. In 2022, Johnson will lead Pittsburgh in goals, and he’s another player positioned to surpass expectations when taking into account his average draft position.
Before hamstring injury Week 15, Leonard Fournette there are 102 touches from Week 10 to 14
The only other runners with more touches than Fournette in that time frame are Najee Harris (107), Jonathan Taylor (114) and Antonio Gibson (121). As a result, he amassed 120.1 fantasy points in that span, just ahead of Taylor (122). Now then Ronald Jones II is with Chief of Kansas CityFournette basically has her own backyard. White Rachaad was drafted by the Buccaneers in the third round of this year’s draft, but would be surprised if brave cat mainly rely on a rookie running back. The Buccaneers score is 17-2 when Fournette has 10 or more dashes and 14-1 when he’s 50 yards or more. Fournette is a sound pick at his ADP, don’t complicate it.
Elijah Mitchell handle 86% of 49ers rush effort when active
Multiple injuries negatively affected Mitchell’s availability, but he was still able to accrue 963 dashing yards, 137 receiving yards and six touchdowns during his rookie season. He averages 17.2 dashes per game and has five games with 100 yards or more. This is the most achievement by a rookie in 49ers history. In the attacking scheme led by Kyle Shanahan, football managers imagine getting nauseous considering who gets to touch the ball, but Mitchell will lead the 49ers committee in 2022. In the middle draft position. average, he is another great value.
Jacobs scored 150.6 fantasy points during this period, making him an RB6. It’s encouraging to see him being used as a cashier off the pitch. More Davante Adams will allow the Raiders’ offensive ability to reach new heights in 2022. Jacobs will benefit from a more effective attack, as he will have more scoring opportunities. Under new head coach Josh McDaniels, he will see a similar sharing opportunity, even in a crowded backyard that includes Kenyan Drake, White Zamir and Brandon Bolden. Jacobs is a good RB2 in his mid-draft position, especially for early wide-collection priority drafters. While playing only about 60% of the offense in his career, he has never finished lower than RB15.
Due to the situation in Arizona, Ertz is in a great position to have a career year, and he’s always ready to stay near the double-digit fantasy draft rounds. Last season, Ertz shared this field with Kyler Murray and players DeAndre Hopkins only three times. The veteran midfielder averages 4.3 goals, 3.3 contacts and 31 receptions per game while Hopkins is on the field and 8.1 goals, 5.6 hits and 57 yards when he quit the game. Marquise Brown will make up for it Christian KirkGoals are vacant, but with Hopkins being suspended for six games, Ertz could become Murray’s preferred target after the resurgent 2021 season in which he finished as TE5.
From Weeks 8 to 18, Pat Freiermuth is TE7
As a rookie in 2021, Freiermuth has had an incredible 20 goals in the red zone while playing just 62% of the attacks for the Steelers. On top of that, Freiermuth averaged 5.9 goals from Weeks 8 to 18. Although the receiver George Pickens drafted by Pittsburgh in April, Freiermuth will see an increase in goals, catches, receiving yards and touchdowns, especially with Eric Ebron no longer around. In 2022, Freiermuth will be able to exploit the midfield more as a receiver and become one of the tightest end-goals in the double-digit rounds. Freiermuth is definitely on the TE1 radar.
Jared Goff threw 11 touchdown passes and two interceptions in the last six games of 2021
Last season, when Anthony Lynn was Detroit’s offensive coordinator, Goff was less effective. Midway through the season, head coach Dan Campbell took over the coaching duties, and Goff’s play improved dramatically. The Lions have a new offensive coordinator in Ben Johnson this season and Goff seems pleased with the change based on reports. Detroit’s offense under Johnson seems to cater to plays or subtle alterations that put Goff at ease. Additionally, the Lions now have the personnel to replicate what made him so successful in the 2018 season with the Rams, when he ended up in the fantasy QB7 role. In his mid-draft position, Goff will have a few weeks of live stream and a high enough floor to rank in deeper formats.