Week 10 Round Up

It took 10 weeks, but we finally reached the point in the NFL season where each team has at least one loss. Thanks to an extremely questionable call late on Monday Night Football, the (then 4-5) Washington Commanders were able to outlast the (then 8-0) Philadelphia Eagles and hang on for the victory. As a result, no undefeated teams remain in 2022, and the 1972 Dolphins can sit back and pour themselves another glass. Make sure to follow me on Twitter @fitz_843!

Regarding the rest of the NFL, let’s hit some highlights:

  • The state of New York has been quietly dominating the NFL in 2022. While the Buffalo Bills (6-3) remain legitimate Super Bowl contenders, the Giants are 7-2 and the Jets are also 6-3. Yes, you read that correctly. The Buffalo Bills have a worse record than the NY Giants and the same record as the NY Jets. No, I can’t explain it either.
  • The defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams (3-6) are in free fall after losing to division rival Arizona last week and also losing their MVP receiver Cooper Kupp to a bad high ankle sprain. Since throwing to Kupp was the only way the Rams could move the ball, it would appear the Rams are beyond screwed until he returns. Abandon all hope ye who enter.
  • In the NFC, the path to the Super Bowl looks to be running through either Minnesota or Philadelphia which is both (8-1). Minnesota had a very impressive win over the Bills in Buffalo thanks in large part to a spectacular one-handed catch from Justin Jefferson on 4th down. Very OBJ-esque.
  • Lastly, just because it’s too funny not to mention, the Denver Broncos are 3-6 despite giving up a king’s ransom for Russell Wilson during the offseason. Thoughts and prayers to Mr. Unliiiiiimited

This demonstrates that things can go sideways in a hurry no matter how much planning we do. We must adapt and pay attention to all trends materializing in front of us. The charts below are meant to assist with this effort, focusing on which defenses give up the most fantasy points (and other key measurables) to each primary offensive position. Certainly, a tougher opponent will make the team’s defense appear potentially worse than usual. However, monitoring these metrics as the season progresses will help us make better fantasy football decisions.

DEFENSES vs QBs: Through 10 weeks, these defenses appear particularly vulnerable to QBs

  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Atlanta Falcons

DEFENSES vs RBs: Through 10 weeks, these defenses appear particularly vulnerable to RBs

  • Houston Texans
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Los Angeles Chargers

DEFENSES vs WRs: Through 10 weeks, these defenses appear particularly vulnerable to WRs

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Pittsburgh Steelers

Defenses vs QBs:

Defenses vs RBs:

Defenses vs WRs: