falcndave Posted October 3, 2015 Share Posted October 3, 2015 Here is another reason not to sleep on the Texans. Our defense vs. RBs (not just the rush).Our defense has played one stellar half against Running Backs. Outside of that, it is been a nightmare. I have been doing my DFS research this AM. For those of you into DFS, there is one defense that stands out as an obvious "chalk" choice to pick on with RBs this week. That would be the Falcons.We have given up 2.0 Rushing TDs per game...the only team to do so. Average rushing yards, we are doing better. We are 13th best in the league given up only 95.7 yards. Since this post is primarily about DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports), we have given up 47.37 DK (Draft Kings) fantasy points to RB this season. That would be almost 14 points higher that the next worst team, which is STL at 33.9. Opponents RB are targeted with passes 13.3 times per game pulling, on average, 12 of those targets for completions. 12 of 13 means...well, we are not good at covering RBs. Opponents RBs are averaging 105 yards per game catching. If you think that may be because our scheme allows underneath throws, another team with the same scheme (Seattle) has given up 3 catches for 32 yards this season. Yes the NFC East uses their RBs to cover up for inadequacies at WR, but still, the numbers are just silly. The Giants have played only NFC East offenses and are giving up 9.3 completions for 83 yards. They are second worst to us, but significantly better with 2 common opponents. So, on average, we give up 200.7 yards a game to opposing RBs (sum of rushing and receiving).If Adrian Foster plays, the above stats should be good indicators. Mallett hasn't made a name for himself airing the ball out to WRs. If Blue is the RB, we should fair better. He is not the receiving threat that Foster is.Also, I wonder if Brooks Reed will improve our ability to cover RBs? I don't hate Bierman like the rest of you, but I'm tired of seeing him trailing RBs and TEs. I pretty much just like to see him as an extra edge rusher. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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