I love stats and I love fantasy football, so it wasn’t difficult to marry the two for this particular feature. Basically, I want to take a look at what I think will be the statistical output for our favorite team each week of the season, based on past performance, talent, opponent, and a little bit of guess-based wizardry. I’m hopeful you guys will be interested in trying it out for yourselves, as well.
This sort of spoils my prediction for the game ahead, but here’s what I expect the Falcons to do against Chicago.
Offense: 31 points, 430 yards
Matt Ryan: 19/27, 320 yards, 3 TDs/1 INT
Devonta Freeman: 16 carries, 85 yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 15 yards
Tevin Coleman: 6 carries, 25 yards, 1 reception, 15 yards
Julio Jones: 7 receptions, 90 yards, 1 TD
Austin Hooper: 6 receptions, 50 yards, 1 TD
Mohamed Sanu: 5 receptions, 60 yards
Taylor Gabriel: 2 receptions, 60 yards, 1 TD
Justin Hardy: 1 reception, 20 yards
Levine Toilolo: 1 reception, 10 yards
Defense: 20 points, 315 yards
Vic Beasley: 1 sack
Adrian Clayborn: 1 sack, 1 forced fumble
Deion Jones: 1 interception
Robert Alford: 1 interception, 1 pass deflection
Matt Bryant: 4/4 XP, 1/1 field goals
Matt Bosher: 2 punts, 47 yards per punt
Andre Roberts: 4 kickoff returns, 62 yards and a touchback, 3 punt returns, 40 yards
Please give us your projections, if you’re willing, and let me know if this is a feature you’re interested in seeing continued or not.