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Week 14 Quick Reads Vincent Verhei 14 Dec 2020, 11:49 pm

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

If you’re reading this website, you already know who Travis Kelce is. You know about the five Pro Bowls, the two All-Pro reputations, the Super Bowl championship, and the discern on the Hall of Fame’s All-Decade team for the 2010 s. You know he’s a fantasy hotshot — including this season, he has led all close-fisted ends in fantasy scoring four times in the last five years; the other year, he was second. You know about his stellar advanced stats — here at Football Outsiders, he has finished among the top 10 at his position in receiving DYAR every year since 2014, including a first-place grading in 2016. In short, you know that Kelce has been the NFL’s best close-fisted dissolve over the last half-decade or so. What you may not know is that Kelce may be better in 2020 than any tighten mission has ever been before — and that he’s getting even better as we approach the playoffs.

The first half of Kelce’s 2020 safarus was right in line with his track record of excellence — in seven games, “hes had” 40 catches for 501 gardens and five touchdowns, first or restrained for first in all three categories among close-fisted extremities. When the docket snapped to November, though, he somehow reached an even higher level. He had only topped 100 grounds in a game once before Halloween; he has done it five times in six activities since. He caught exactly eight succumbs in five members of those recreations; in the other, he had 10. His totals over that strain: 50 catches for 749 yards and four touchdowns. That includes this week’s outing, an eight-catch, 136 -yard, one-touchdown performance against Miami that give Kelce our top receiver of the week.

Kelce’s receiving totals with three weeks left to play: 90 catches for 1,250 grounds and nine touchdowns. It’s that middle quantity that is most impressive. It’s more than 400 grounds better than the next-highest tight end( Las Vegas’ Darren Waller, 817 ). That yardage previously locates Kelce among the top 10 close-fisted mission seasons of all time. He only needs 128 gardens in his are three games to break George Kittle’s record of 1,377 set in 2018( a record Kelce himself had named with 1,336 yards exactly a few cases hours earlier ). It’s iffy that he’ll need all three competitions to do it — he has hit 127 yards or more four times in his last-place five games.

It’s one thing to lead all tighten ends in receiving grounds — by definition, somebody is going to do that every year. Kelce’s yardage total, on the other hand, is best among all players, be they tight dissolve, wide receiver, running back, H-back, eligible lineman, or Taysom Hill. He’s got a decent lead over the rest of the battalion, extremely; Seattle’s DK Metcalf is 70 grounds back with 1,180 yards. Four other musicians — Buffalo’s Stefon Diggs, Arizona’s DeAndre Hopkins, Green Bay’s Davante Adams, and Kelce’s teammate Tyreek Hill — have all cleared 1,100 gardens more, so there is a army environment chasing Kelce down the stretch.

If he can maintain his produce, Kelce will achieve an unprecedented attainment: no actor exclusively registered as a tighten culminate has ever resulted the NFL in receiving yards. Kellen Winslow Sr. came closest; he finished second in 1980, when his 1,290 gardens in San Diego were only 50 yards reticent of teammate John Jefferson’s 1,340.( Their teammate, Charlie Joiner, was fourth at 1,132. If fantasy football had been a thing in 1980, the Air Coryell Chargers would have wiped the first round in every enlist .) No other tighten purpose since the AFL merger in 1970 has come within 100 yards of the top wide receiver in a committed season. It did happen a few epoch in the 1960 s, with Mike Ditka in 1961 and Jackie Smith in 1967 both finishing within shouting distance of the top wideout. Earlier than that, things get muddy. Stathead merely rosters seven players as close-fisted resolves pre-1 960, in an era when what we now call wide receivers were known as “split ends” and “flankers, ” and when tighten outcomes was merely called “ends.”

Not surprisingly, the advanced stats adore Kelce more. His game against Miami was nearly the best by a close-fisted point this year. Only two sports have been better … and one of those was also by Kelce, against Las Vegas in Week 11.( Kittle is still in first place with his 15 -1 83 -1 statline against the Eagles in Week 4 .) For the season, Kelce is now up to 369 DYAR. That figure is so high-pitched that Kelce could take the remainder of the year off and still finish with the second-best tighten mission season we have ever measured.

Top Tight End Seasons, Receiving DYAR, 1985 -2 020

Year Name Team DYAR Rk DVOA Tgt Rec Yards TD Catch% Y/C 2011 Loot Gronkowski NE 461 1 46.2% 125 91 1,329 18 73% 14.6

2020 Travis Kelce* KC 369 1 38.5% 123 90 1,250 9 75% 13.9

2000 Tony Gonzalez KC 362 1 28.1% 150 93 1,203 9 62% 12.9

2010 Antonio Gates SD 361 1 77.1% 65 50 782 10 77% 15.6

1993 Shannon Sharpe DEN 360 1 40.5% 110 81 995 9 74% 12.3

1987 Stigmatize Bavaro NYG 343 1 65.9% 73 55 865 8 75% 15.7

2017 Rob Gronkowski NE 339 1 40.4% 105 69 1,084 8 66% 15.7

2009 Antonio Gates SD 339 1 35.9% 114 79 1,157 8 69% 14.6

2004 Tony Gonzalez KC 330 1 25.6% 148 102 1,258 7 69% 12.3

2004 Antonio Gates SD 312 2 30.9% 114 81 964 13 71% 11.9

1996 Shannon Sharpe DEN 305 1 31.7% 117 80 1,062 10 68% 13.3

* Quantity as of Week 14

Will Kelce be able to catch Rob Gronkowski at the top of this table? He’s averaging about 28 DYAR per competition, which projects to 454 DYAR by season’s end — only short of Gronk’s record. It’s possible, but it will still be awfully hard to do better than a guy who caught 18 touchdowns.

Regardless, Kelce has about 150 more DYAR than the next-highest ranked tight end( Green Bay’s Robert Tonyan ), so he’s going to finish first at the position barring something historic. The question then becomes whether Kelce can lead all players in receiving DYAR? No close-fisted terminate has ever done that either, but Kelce is still ahead of Metcalf( 340 DYAR) and Hill( 320) in that category.( Houston’s Will Fuller has 332 DYAR, but he is suspended for the rest of the season .) The Giants’ Mark Bavaro came closest with 343 DYAR in 1987 when Jerry Rice produced wideouts with 389. That was an even weirder year than 2020, nonetheless, at least in the NFL — due to a player’s strike, one competition was canceled, and three others were played by replacement participates. Those substitution recreations do not count in our DYAR stats, but the whole year was so bizarre that it’s fair to be skeptical of the results. In a full season, the closest we have come to a tight end contributing all players in DYAR was in 2017, when Gronk had 339 DYAR and Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown conducted all wideouts with 430 DYAR.

Kelce’s DYAR totals don’t consequently mean that he has been a “better” receiver than anyone else. He gets the advantage of being compared to the average tight end( 7.3 grounds per target in 2020) while Metcalf, Hill, etc. are being compared to the average wide receiver (8. 4 ). The punishment items in Kelce’s crowds, though, shine through any positional revision. Though he is “only” fifth in the league with 90 celebrations, 83 of those catches have met FO’s standards for success; exclusively Buffalo’s Stefon Diggs ( 87) has more. And 65 of them have produced first downs; exclusively Arizona’ DeAndre Hopkins( 68) has more. And none has to get better at picking up gobs of real estate. Kelce guides all players with 😛 TAGEND

61 catches of 10-plus gardens( Hopkins is in second with 52 ); 37 catches of 15-plus gardens( Atlanta’s Calvin Ridley, 34 ); and 21 catches of 20 grounds or more( Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson, 20 ).

Patrick Mahomes may acquire the MVP, and Tyreek Hill may be the game’s most dangerous wideout. But of all the great actors on the league’s best offense , nothing of them are doing their jobs this season better now than Travis Kelce is doing his.

Quarterbacks

Rk

Player

Team

CP/ AT

Yds

TD

INT

Sacks

Total

DYAR

Pass

DYAR

Rush

DYAR

Opp

1.

Aaron Rodgers GB 26/33

290

3

0

0

133

126

8

DET

If 133 DYAR seems like a low-toned total for a conference manager, it is — the last time our top quarterback had less DYAR than this was in Week 15 of 2018, when Nick Mullens finished in firstly with simply 107 DYAR … which is still the lowest total for the top quarterback in a held week. Rodgers is now second on that list, in part because he loses a league-high 52 DYAR due to opponent readjustments. He also affected a bad coldnes fleck over the second and third parts where he are caught up only one first down in 14 dropbacks. Before and after that cold snap, he went 16 -of-1 9 for 207 grounds and three touchdowns.

2.

Tom Brady TB 15/22

196

2

0

0

130

130

0

MIN

Brady’s average pass traveled 11.7 grounds beyond the line of scrimmage, most in the tournament. He was the league’s best passer in the second quarter (8 -of-1 1 for 122 gardens and a touchdown, plus two DPIs for 52 more grounds)

3.

Lamar Jackson BAL 11/16

163

1

0

4

114

59

55

CLE

Jackson’s rushing lists: nine carries for 124 grounds and two touchdowns. Exclusively two of those scampers failed to move the chains. Per Stathead, this being the fifth experience a musician ran for at least 120 yards while being sacked at least four times. The last-place participate to do it was … Lamar Jackson, in the postseason loss to Tennessee last season. The others: Donovan McNabb against Washington in 2000, Randall Cunningham against Minnesota in 1992, and Bobby Douglass against Oakland in 1972.

4.

Russell Wilson SEA 21/27

206

4

1

0

110

110

0

NYJ

Wilson’s success rate of 74% was the best of the week … but then his average pass came with a league-low 6.9 yards to go for a first down, so he “shouldve been” ranked high in that category. He was also tops in the red zone, where he ended all six members of his pass for 49 gardens and four touchdowns.

5.

Philip Rivers IND 19/28

244

2

0

0

109

109

0

LV

Rivers was the league’s best passer during the first quarter, when he went 8-of-10 for 102 yards and a touchdown, plus a 4-yard DPI.

6.

Drew Lock DEN 21/27

280

4

0

1

105

118

-1 3

CAR

Lock was outstanding in the second half, ending nine of 11 delivers for 195 yards and three touchdowns; only one of those periods failed to move the series. He was the league’s best passer on deep clods( 4-of-5 for 149 grounds) and from under centre( 10 -of-1 1 for 122 grounds and two touchdowns ).

7.

Baker Mayfield CLE 29/47

343

2

1

0

100

93

7

BAL

Mayfield guided five times against Baltimore, all of them on third down. Simply two of them altered; one of those was a 5-yard touchdown. He was huge on short-yardage sheds. WIth 4 gardens or less to go for a first down, he went 8-of-11 for 111 yards. All eight of those consummations are caught up firstly downs, including a touchdown.

8.

Josh Allen BUF 24/43

238

2

1

1

95

80

15

Crater

Allen increases a league-high 73 DYAR due to opponent settings. He was the league’s best passer inside the opponents’ 40 -yard line( 5-of-10 for 70 yards and two touchdowns, plus a 35 -yard DPI) and in the third quarter( completing all 10 of his delivers for 116 grounds and two touchdowns, including six first downs in a row at one point ).

9.

Mitchell Trubisky CHI 24/33

267

3

0

3

83

83

1

HOU

The good word is that Trubisky was the week’s best passer on moves to receivers at or behind the line of scrimmage( 9-of-11 for 93 grounds and a touchdown ). The bad news is he was the week’s worst passer on third downs( 3-of-7 for 35 yards with two conversions and two bags ).

10.

Derek Carr LV 31/45

316

2

2

0

80

63

16

IND

Red zone extending: 4-of-9 for 17 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

11.

Ryan Tannehill TEN 19/24

212

2

0

1

77

77

0

JAX

Tannehill’s average pass came with 9.8 grounds to go for a first down, most in the organization. With less than 10 grounds to go, he went 6-of-9 for 73 yards and a touchdown; with more than 10 grounds to go, he went 6-of-7 for 44 yards and simply one first down.

12.

Jalen Hurts PHI 17/29

167

1

0

0

75

44

31

NO

Hurts gains 49 DYAR due to opponent readjustments. He simply threw two deep legislates against New Orleans; both were incomplete. Hurts’ rushing amounts: 15 carries for 110 gardens. He is only the second participate to run for 100 gardens against New Orleans this year. The first was his teammate, Miles Sanders, who got there in the third quarter.

Rk

Player

Team

CP/ AT

Yds

TD

INT

Sacks

Total

DYAR

Pass

DYAR

Rush

DYAR

Opp

13.

Matthew Stafford DET 24/33

244

1

0

4

58

56

2

GB

Stafford was the league’s best passer on hurls to running backs, completing all five members of his guides for 58 yards; three of those periods are caught up firstly downs.

14.

Patrick Mahomes KC 24/34

393

2

3

3

56

70

-1 3

MIA

Mahomes’ median ending gained 8.3 grounds after the catch, the majority of members of any modifying passer. Despite all that help, he was still the league’s worst passer in a few categories, including first-quarter DYAR( 5-of-7 for 78 grounds with two interceptions and a 30 -yard sack) and inside the opponents’ 40( 3-of-7 for 26 gardens with three interceptions ).

15.

Teddy Bridgewater CAR 30/40

283

0

0

4

55

39

15

DEN

Bridgewater conducted the league with 14 flunked attainments the coming week. Two of those neglected periods came in the red zone, where “hes been gone” 2-of-7 for 5 gardens and no touchdowns.

16.

Kyler Murray ARI 24/35

244

1

0

1

54

51

3

NYG

Most of Murray’s best throws came as he was digging the Cardinal out of bad subject primacy. He accomplished all eight of his propels within his own 35 for a total of 117 grounds.

17.

Tua Tagovailoa MIA 28/47

316

2

1

4

51

53

-2

KC

Ah, the rollercoaster journey that comes along with a rookie quarterback. Tagovailoa was the week’s worst passer in the third quarter( 5-of-12 for 41 grounds with two sacks, one for a refuge ), but then he was the best passer in the fourth quarter( 12 -of-1 6 for 150 yards and a touchdown, plus three DPIs for 22 total yards ). On the whole it was effective — he propelled for 20 first downs, most in the tournament.

18.

Gardner Minshew JAX 18/31

178

1

0

0

38

27

11

TEN

All of Minshew’s action came with Jacksonville down by at least 21 sites in the second half of the year. He threw 10 guides that traveled more than 13 grounds beyond the line of scrimmage but only ended one, a gain of 22.

19.

Brandon Allen CIN 27/36

217

1

0

0

35

43

-8

DAL

You won’t believe me when I say this, but I swear it’s genuine: Allen produced all quarterbacks in DYAR on third/ fourth downs. Swear to god! Brandon Allen! And it’s not due to opponent accommodations — he actually lost 41 DYAR for playing the Cowboys. But on the money downs “hes been gone” 9-of-11 for 98 yards and seven alterations, including a touchdown. His average pass traveled 3.6 yards beyond the line of scrimmage, least in the tournament.

20.

Andy Dalton DAL 17/23

185

2

0

2

30

30

0

CIN

Dalton shed for 10 first downs in this game; seven of them came in eight straight dropbacks over the second and third districts. In that strain, “hes been gone” 7-of-8 for 95 gardens and a touchdown.

21.

Deshaun Watson HOU 21/30

219

1

0

6

20

6

14

CHI

Watson depleted a great deal of time trying and failing to dig the Texans out of bad orbit outlook. Inside his own 25, “hes been gone” 8-of-11 for only 53 yards with exactly one first down while taking a trio of bags.

22.

Justin Herbert LAC 36/44

243

2

1

1

13

13

0

ATL

Herbert had the worst DYAR on jettisons down the middle-of-the-road, going 4-of-7 for 31 gardens with an interception.

Rk

Player

Team

CP/ AT

Yds

TD

INT

Sacks

Total

DYAR

Pass

DYAR

Rush

DYAR

Opp

23.

Kirk Cousins MIN 24/37

225

1

0

6

-5

-2 6

22

TB

Cousins gains 56 DYAR due to opponent changes. His rushing multitudes: five carries for 41 grounds. He was the week’s best passer on throws to tighten aims. He accomplished all nine of his delivers to Irv Smith and Tyler Conklin for a total of 103 grounds; seven members of those consummations moved the sticks, including a touchdown.

24.

Dwayne Haskins WAS 7/12

51

0

0

1

-3 0

-3 0

0

SF

Haskins came into the game with Washington up 13 -7 in the third quarter. He did not hurl a penetrating pass; his biggest play of the game was a 13 -yard completion to J.D. McKissic that gained zero yards through the aura and 13 after the catch.

25.

Jared Goff LAR 17/25

137

1

1

1

-4 3

-5 4

11

NE

Now here’s an example of when ending percentage can be misleading. Goff accomplished nine of 11 progress on third down, which sounds great … but those 11 participates totaled simply 57 grounds, merely two of them moved the bonds, and one was intercepted.

26.

Sam Darnold NYJ 14/26

132

0

0

3

-4 6

-4 6

-1

SEA

OK, here’s the good news: Darnold was literally excellent between the 40 s, where all four members of his proceeds were completed for firstly downs, for a total of 48 grounds. But inside his own 40, he went 8-of-15 for 74 gardens with as many sacks( three) as first downs. And inside the Seattle 40, “hes been gone” 2-of-7 for 10 grounds and no touchdowns.

27.

Nick Mullens SF 25/45

260

1

1

4

-4 7

-4 7

0

WAS

It’s not just that two of Mullens’ turnovers turned into Washington touchdowns, it’s where and when on the field those frisks happened: first-and-1 0 at his own 49 and second-and-2 at the Washington 24. The 49 ers also badly miss George Kittle — Mullens only accomplished four of eight progress to his tighten ceases for a total of 33 grounds, and nothing of those endings picked up firstly downs. On the plus place, Mullens incomes 51 DYAR due to opponent revisions.

28.

Taysom Hill NO 28/38

291

2

1

5

-5 0

-5 8

8

PHI

Hill was the week’s worst quarterback on throws to running backs, get 8-of-11 for 38 yards and an interception. One of those throws was completed to Latavius Murray for a 6-yard loss; the others were all thrown to Alvin Kamara. Hill was also worst in the second quarter, when he went 6-of-9 for 40 yards with an interception and two sackings.

29.

Ben Roethlisberger PIT 21/37

187

2

2

1

-5 3

-5 3

0

BUF

Roethlisberger was last on heaves to the left, proceeding 5-of-12 for 58 grounds with a pick-six.

30.

Matt Ryan ATL 22/32

224

1

3

2

-8 5

-8 7

2

LAC

All three of Ryan’s interceptions “re coming back” the second half of the year: one with Atlanta up 17 -1 0, and two with the score tied 17 -1 7. He was the week’s worst passer on jettisons to close-fisted aspirations, becoming 2-of-4 for 14 yards with an interception.

31.

Alex Smith WAS 8/ 19

57

0

1

1

-9 8

-9 8

0

SF

Smith didn’t playing in the second half, but in only 30 hours of action, he managed to accrue the league’s worst DYAR on late bullets( 0-for-4 with an interception ).

32.

Mike Glennon JAX 14/23

85

0

1

0

-1 01

-1 01

0

TEN

Glennon was pulled from this recreation after his first pass of the third quarter was intercepted; nothing of his last 10 dropbacks was instrumental in a first down. In scarcely over a half, he “ve managed to” accumulate the league’s worst DYAR on sheds to wide receivers. I’d give you those stats, but it’s simpler to tell you what he did on heaves to everybody else: three periods in three aims for 17 yards.

33.

Cam Newton NE 9/16

119

0

1

4

-1 10

-8 4

-2 6

LAR

Newton’s hasten numerals: seven carries for 11 grounds. Only one of those drains are caught up a first down or counted as a successful play, and he fumbled on one of them. His passing success rate of 25% was lowest for any starter this week. He had the league’s worst surpassing DYAR in the red zone( one pick-six, one 6-yard gain on third-and-8) and from under hub( 2-of-4 for 56 yards with a pick-six and three sacks ). Newton was attracted for Jarrett Stidham in the fourth quarter, but Stidham struggled too( 5-of-7 for 27 yards , no first downs, two sacks, 22% success rate, -3 1 DYAR ).

34.

Daniel Jones NYG 11/21

127

0

0

6

-1 60

-1 60

0

ARI

Jones’ DYAR is so bad because he fumbled on three of his sackings. Those three represents on their own cost him more than 120 DYAR. His other three sackings payment him about 45 DYAR. Jones now has eight mistakes on sackings this year, restrained with Derek Carr for most in the tournament. That’s partly because Jones has been sacked a great deal( 37 epoches, confined for fifth-most in the NFL ), but the other musicians in the top five haven’t fumbled so often. Carson Wentz, the conference captain with 50 sacks, has flub on six of them. Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, and Matthew Stafford, have fumbled only twice each despite being sacked a total of 116 period. In other terms, three of the most-sacked quarterbacks in the league each has fewer fumbles on bags all year than Jones had in this game. Oh, and Jones’ average completion simply gained 1.5 grounds after the catch, least in the organization.

Five Best Running Backs by DYAR( Total)

Rk

Player

Team

Runs

Rush

Yds

Rush

TD

Rec

Rec

Yds

Rec

TD

Total

DYAR

Rush

DYAR

Rec

DYAR

Opp

1.

Derrick Henry TEN 26

215

2

2/2

7

0

66

72

-6

JAX

Henry loses 19 DYAR for playing the Jaguars. Simply eight of his runs became for first downs, but that includes lopes of 20, 22, 36, and 47 yards, and he was substance just once even though all but one of his carries came with a make.

2.

Kareem Hunt CLE 6

33

1

6/7

77

1

63

23

39

BAL

Each of Hunt’s six rolls gained at least 2 grounds, and three exit for first downs. Four of his catches also caused first downs, including a 22 -yard touchdown and a 26 -yard gain on third-and-1.

3.

Dalvin Cook MIN 22

102

1

2/4

8

0

61

72

-1 0

TB

Cook gains 29 DYAR due to opponent revisions. He rolled for eight first downs against Tampa Bay while being substance twice.

4.

Nick Chubb CLE 17

82

2

2/2

21

0

54

39

15

BAL

Chubb was stuffed just once while operating for five first downs, including advantages of 11, 13, and 14 yards. His two catches: 12 -yard gain on first-and-1 0; 9-yard gain on second-and-1 0.

5.

Miles Sanders PHI 14

115

2

4/5

21

0

52

52

0

NO

Sanders additions 28 grounds due to opponent changes. He had one 82 -yard touchdown but only averaged 2.5 gardens on his other 13 ranges. Two of them, however, are caught up first downs, while he was substance only twice.

Five Best Running Backs by DYAR( Rushing)

Rk

Player

Team

Runs

Rush

Yds

Rush

TD

Rec

Rec

Yds

Rec

TD

Total

DYAR

Rush

DYAR

Rec

DYAR

Opp

1.

Dalvin Cook MIN 22

102

1

2/4

8

0

61

72

-1 0

TB

2.

Derrick Henry TEN 26

215

2

2/2

7

0

66

72

-6

JAX

3.

Miles Sanders PHI 14

115

2

4/5

21

0

52

52

0

NO

4.

Nick Chubb CLE 17

82

2

2/2

21

0

54

39

15

BAL

5.

Chris Carson SEA 12

76

1

3/5

22

0

42

38

5

NYJ

Carson simply ran for three first downs against the Plane, but he was substance just once and he had amplifications of ten and 28 grounds.

Worst Running Back by DYAR( Total)

Rk

Player

Team

Runs

Rush

Yds

Rush

TD

Rec

Rec

Yds

Rec

TD

Total

DYAR

Rush

DYAR

Rec

DYAR

Opp

1.

Jeremy McNichols TEN 11

9

0

1/1

0

0

-4 0

-4 0

0

JAX

None of McNichols’ carries gained more than 6 yards or moved the orders, simply one counted as a successful play, and he was stuffed five times.

Worst Running Back by DYAR( Rushing)

Rk

Player

Team

Runs

Rush

Yds

Rush

TD

Rec

Rec

Yds

Rec

TD

Total

DYAR

Rush

DYAR

Rec

DYAR

Opp

1.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC 16

32

0

5/6

59

0

-2 4

-4 0

16

MIA

Edwards-Helaire loses 17 DYAR due to opponent changes. He simply operated for one first down against the Dolphins while being stuffed eight goes. The last-place smuggler to get stuffed most frequently in a game this year was Las Vegas’ Josh Jacobs, who was substance nine periods in 27 carries against the Saints in Week 2. Jacobs was stuffed on exactly one-third of his carries against New Orleans; Edwards-Helaire was stuffed on accurately half of his carries against Miami.

Five Best Wide Receivers and Tight Ends by DYAR

Rk

Player

Team

Rec

Att

Yds

Avg

TD

Total

DYAR

Opp

1.

Travis Kelce KC 8

10

136

17.0

1

60

MIA

Six of Kelce’s catches produced first downs, and five of those gained 16 grounds or more.

2.

KJ Hamler DEN 2

3

86

43.0

2

49

CAR

Hamler’s two catches: 37 -yard touchdown in the third quarter, 49 -yard touchdown in the fourth.

3.

DeAndre Hopkins ARI 9

11

136

15.1

0

49

NYG

Seven of Hopkins’ catches moved the series, a long time a addition of 41. He likewise had an 11 -yard gain on second-and-1 3.

4.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB 6

6

85

14.2

1

48

DET

All six members of Valdes-Scantling’s catches induced firstly downs, the longest a amplification of 21 on third-and-1 4.

5.

Stefon Diggs BUF 10

14

130

13.0

1

47

Pit

Diggs’ totals include -3 DYAR rushing for his one carry for 1 ground. He had seven first downs through the breath, the longest a income of 23.

Worst Wide Receiver or Tight End by DYAR

Rk

Player

Team

Rec

Att

Yds

Avg

TD

Total

DYAR

Opp

1.

DJ Chark JAX 2

9

16

8.0

0

-4 6

TEN

Chark simply had one first down, an 11 -yard gain on second-and-6. His other catch was a 5-yard gain on second-and-1 0.

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I enjoy watching Kelce

It’s pretty crazy that he has a shot at having the best TE season in the DVOA database. I remember the articles this summer about best seasons and vocations and just how superb that Gronk season was. Thinking that I’ve been watching a potentially better season is cool, though as point out here that, 18 TD is tough to compete with, even with the higher volume he is seeing as he is only 2 targets behind the season.

I’ve been damned affected with Tonyan and his remote second in DYAR( though perhaps still tops in DVOA ). Kelce has more loudnes because he is a better musician and appoints more opportunities for himself. But the behavior Tonyan has progressed and been toy is a huge reason for how good Rodgers searches. Dude catches everything( 46 rec on 52 targets, 88.5%) and gets open in critical situations. While passer rating is deeply flawed, Rodgers may have a perfect rating on moves to him.

It’s a different kind of incredible from what Kelce is doing. It’s amazing efficiency and moderate volume vs huge productivity with high-pitched capacity. Though it’s not just him hanging around the markers, he’s had a decent amount of mid and deep aura yard throws.

Just been a very fun TE year for a chap who predominantly gets to watch Packers and Chiefs games.

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