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Atlanta Has Allowed An Average Of 13.49 Fantasy Points Per Game To Wide Receivers . That's The Second-Fewest In Nfl


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It's largely due to touchdowns IMO. I've noticed before that our fantasy points allowed were skewed due to a disproportionate number of touchdowns. The run defense is top 10 in yardage, but has given up the 2nd most rushing touchdowns. The pass defense is about middle of the pack in yardage, but gives up the 6th fewest touchdowns.

TD numbers can sometimes be misleading (i.e. Julio going down at the 1 yard line several times in the last year or so). Since TDs heavily affect fantasy points, they can lead to similar faulty conclusions, especially with a small sample size.

Yardage is often considered a better indicator, and our yardage numbers are more in line with the eyeball test, IMO.

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Not surprised at all. Opposing QBs ignore their outside/perimeters WRs against us and heavily target their RBs, TEs, and slot WRs.

It's a combination of shying away from Trufant, and the fact that Quinn's scheme wants to force teams to do this. Hence all the short throws and quick timing passes, which also negate our ability to rush and affect the passer.

Unfortunately, we lack the speed and coverage ability at linebacker to cover the middle of the field.

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Not surprised at all. Opposing QBs ignore their outside/perimeters WRs against us and heavily target their TEs, RBs, and slot WRs.

It's a combination of shying away from Trufant, and the fact that Quinn's scheme wants to force teams to do this.

Unfortunately, we lack the speed and coverage ability at linebacker to cover the middle of the field.

Check the stats. Only 1 TE had a really good game(New Orleans) and the RB's have been tamed. Haven't given up 300 yards since Adams was benched and only 1 200 yard game and that was Indy. Slot wr's aren't doing anything either.
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Only TE's aren't slaughtering the falcons. Only 1 did.

I didn't say slaughtering...I said it was part of it. They've allowed the 8th most fantasy points to TEs.

Anyway, I still contend that it's largely due to a disproportionate number of rush and pass TDs. They're not skewed as bad as they were earlier in the season, but still seem skewed.

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TE's we faced

Ertz 3-46

Celek 1-6

Donnell 4-28 1 TD

Witten 6-65

Fiedorowicz 3-28 1 TD 1 fumble

Carrier 2-27 1 TD

Watson 10-127 1 TD

Walker 7-55

Fasano 3-21

Brate 2-48 1 TD

Myers 3-32

McDonald 2-19

Celek 2-12 2 TD

Fleener 3-45

Rudolph 7-53

So clearly only 1TE had a field day on us and we were missing Durant and Allen and Adams was still starting. TE's will get some catches in the seam which is the weakness of cover 3 but Allen seems to have figured out to not fall for the pump fake to clear out the seam.

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I'm not consciously 'making **** up'...I guess that ONE tight end that humiliated us just stuck in my mind, that's all. Shell-shocked me into a misguided perception. LOL 'make **** up"

How is that not making it up? You made a claim that wasn't true. Cmon now you made it up in your own mind.
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You guys are really harsh about the tight end thing...jeez, lol.

You're right that only one tight end has had a big game, but they haven't been great against tight ends this year as a whole, so I can see why someone would think it was more than that.

Check the stats

That's fantasy. I watch reality football. Even tho I play fan duel I can separate the fantasy from reality. A TE scoring a TD in reality doesn't mean he had a great day, which is a good day in fantasy.
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That's fantasy. I watch reality football. Even tho I play fan duel I can separate the fantasy from reality. A TE scoring a TD in reality doesn't mean he had a great day, which is a good day in fantasy.

I mean, the thread is based on fantasy points, but the link I posted also includes actual stats where we allow a high number of catches, yards, and TDs to tight ends. I'm not saying to jump to the conclusion that we suck at defending tight ends, but the stats are the stats, just like the individual stats you posted earlier.

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