50 Facts for your 2015 Fantasy Football Draft

Tony Romo notched his 4th straight season as a top-10 fantasy QB

Fact #32 – Tony Romo notched his 4th straight season as a top-10 fantasy quarterback

50 fantasy facts to help you build the best fantasy football team for the upcoming season:

  1. Odell Beckham Jr.’s numbers extrapolated over a full season would amount to 121 catches for 1,704 yards and 16 touchdowns.
  2. That totals 266 fantasy points for OBJ, 4th most all time by a wide receiver in the Super Bowl era.
  3. Carson Palmer threw for at least 250 yards and two scores in every game he started and finished before being knocked out for the season.
  4. Palmer has been in the league 11 years but has only completed a full season six times. He turns 36 in December.
  5. San Diego tight end, Ladarius Green, garnered just 53 targets in his first two NFL seasons.
  6. Of those 53 targets, Green caught 36 passes for 602 yards and three touchdowns.
  7. Starting San Diego tight end, Antonio Gates, will serve a four-game suspension to start the season.
  8. Frank Gore was virtually fazed out of the 49ers passing attack in 2014 (11 receptions, one touchdown).
  9. Colts’ running backs combined for 67 receptions and seven touchdowns last season.
  10. Frank Gore will be lining up behind Andrew Luck, wearing a different jersey for the first time in his 12-year career.
  11. Buffalo finished 25th in NFL rushing yards in 2014.
  12. The year before, the team finished 2nd, only behind LeSean McCoy and the Eagles.
  13. McCoy was traded to Buffalo in early March.
  14. “Ground and Pound” coach, Rex Ryan, also now resides in Buffalo.
  15. “We’re going to run it 50 times if we can on you,” Ryan said on WGR 550-AM in late March.
  16. Brian Quick was fantasy’s No. 20 wide receiver through week six before he suffered a season ending injury in week eight.
  17. Fact: Nick Foles is better than both Rams’ starting quarterbacks last season (Shaun Hill & Austin Davis).
  18. According to ESPN, Brian Quick’s ADP is 194.
  19. The second season in Chip Kelly’s offense, Eagles’ quarterbacks combined to average 17.2 points per game.
  20. That “Eagles’ quarterback “would finish seventh in fantasy football.
  21. DeSean Jackson finished four games with over 110 yards and a touchdown last season.
  22. DeSean Jackson finished five games with less than 40 yards last season.
  23. Last season was the first time in Cam Newton’s career he did not finish as a top 5-fantasy quarterback.
  24. Rushing points accounted for 33% of Cam Newton’s total fantasy points, lowest percentage since entering the league.
  25. Colin Kaepernick had the second most rushing yards by a QB in 2014.
  26. Kaepernick only had one rushing touchdown.
  27. Andy Dalton had three more rushing touchdowns than Kaepernick.
  28. Dalton threw for fewer touchdowns and more interceptions in 2014 than his rookie season.
  29. From week 9 until the end of the season, Jeremy Hill had five games of 22 or more carries and 100 of more yards.
  30. Hill scored five touchdowns during that time frame.
  31. Tony Romo threw the fewest number of pass attempts last season (435) since becoming the starter in 2006*.
  32. Tony Romo finished as a top 10 quarterback for the fourth year in a row.
  33. Justin Forsett never eclipsed over 45 receptions and one receiving touchdown in his six-year career.
  34. Matt Forte set the record last season for most receptions by a running back (102).
  35. Matt Forte’s offensive coordinator, Marc Trestman, now calls plays for Baltimore.
  36. Matt Forte never had a season with double-digit rushing tochdowns.
  37. Forte will turn 30 this season.
  38. Since 1990, only two running backs that did not score double-digit rushing touchdowns before turning 30, successfully managed at least one double-digit rushing TD season year 30 and beyond.
  39. Last season, there were five games in which Russell Wilson had double-digit fantasy points from rushing stats alone.
  40. After the Panthers bye in week 12, Jonathan Stewart averaged 5.3 yards per carry.
  41. Long time running mate, DeAngelo Williams, departed for Pittsburgh, making Stewart the sole lead back in Carolina.
  42. Martellus Bennett led all TEs with 90 catches in 2014.
  43. Former Denver offensive coordinator, Adam Gase, is now on the Bears sideline.
  44. Gase had success in Denver with Juluis Thomas who recorded consecutive seasons with 12 touchdowns.
  45. Juluis Thomas is now a Jacksonville Jaguar.
  46. Four of Blake Bortles 11 touchdowns went to three different tight ends.
  47. Bortles also rushed for the fourth most yards by a QB.
  48. Through the first 11 weeks of the season, Peyton Manning averaged 26.7 fantasy points per game.
  49. From week 12 on, Manning averaged 11.8 points per game while throwing more picks than touchdowns.
  50. Peyton Manning, now 39, needs 18 more touchdowns to become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing TDs

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