50 Fantasy Football Facts – 2022 Season 2nd Edition

Back at it again, this time for the second edition of 50 facts – 2022 season. The material below isn’t meant to convince you of anything. It’s not presented to make a case for or against any player or coach.

The season is now officially complete, and the information below is focused on the stats from the season. Use these tidbits as you see fit to construct opinions like a collage of various interesting ephemera.

As you ponder, stitch, and glue your masterpiece (or for some of us, disappointment) together, always remember, a great man once said,

“There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

Now onto the material.

Jamaal Williams had 45 carries inside the ten yard line
  • 16 more than the next player

Jamaal Williams led the NFL with 17 rushing touchdowns
  • Ten were from 1 yard line
  • Three were from the 2 yard line
  • One was from the 4 yard line

Brock Purdy is the first rookie quarterback drafted after round five to start a playoff game in their rookie season

Since his first start in week 14, Brock Purdy has thrown for the most regular season TD passes with 11
  • Tied with Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow

Brock Purdy is the only quarterback to win against Tom Brady in their first career start

Daniel Jones was 32nd in touchdown passing rate

Jones was first in adjusted completion rate

Jones was third in rushing first downs by a quarterback with 57 rushing first downs
  • He was 10th overall in the NFL

50 facts 2022 Daniel Jones runs
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Rhamondre Stevenson was fourth in the league amongst running backs with 69 receptions this season
  • Stevenson had 13 receiving first downs
  • He tied for 19th in the league for receiving first downs by a running back

In games where Josh Allen threw an interception, he averaged more fantasy points than in games he didn’t throw an interception
  • Games with interception average points per game – 30.09
  • Games without an interception average points per game – 27.95

In games where Josh Allen threw an interception he had roughly twice as many rushing yards versus games in which he did not throw an interception
  • Games with interception average rushing yards – 58
  • Games without interception average rushing yards – 34

Jalen Hurts had 43 red zone carries this year

Justin Herbert had the third most completions in the history of the NFL in a season

Justin Herbert had the 31st average depth of target in the NFL this year

Overall, the running back position had the fewest receiving yards since the 2012 season

Overall, the running back position had the fewest receiving touchdowns since 2016

Austin Ekeler had the most red zone touches of any player
  • 65 total touches
  • 47 carries
  • 18 receptions

In games Christian McCaffrey played with Elijah Mitchell he averaged roughly half as many points per game
  • McCaffrey with Mitchell averaged 13 points per game
  • McCaffrey without Mitchell averaged 25.6 points per game

Derrick Henry accounted for 40% of his team’s yards from scrimmage

Derrick Henry accounted for 40% of his team’s touchdowns

Kenneth Walker rush attempts inside the five yard line – 9
  • The Seahawks offense rush attempts inside the five yard line – 9
  • Walker was the only player with 100% of their team’s carries inside the five yard line

Dalvin Cook ranked last in rushing yards over expected among the 36 running backs who had 130 or more carries this season

Dalvin led the league with 62 rushes of zero or negative yards

Travis Etienne led the league in rushing yards over expected among the 36 running backs who had 130 or more carries this season

Tyler Allgeier had two or more yards after contact on 77% of his carries
  • AJ Dillon was second with 75%

AJ Dillon rushed for more than 65 yards twice in 2022

AJ Dillon had all but one of his touchdowns on the season after week 11

Isaiah Hodgins finished as WR22 or better in four of the five games he played in 80% of snaps or more
  • He finished as WR7 in week 18
  • He finished as WR3 in the opening round of the playoffs

Rashid Shaheed’s first touch from scrimmage in the NFL was a 44 yard touchdown run

Rashid Shaheed’s second touch from scrimmage in the NFL was a 53 yard touchdown reception

KJ Osborn finished as a WR1 in three of the last four weeks of the season
  • This includes a WR23 overall finish on week 14

50 facts 2022 Drake London gets a gatorade bath
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Drake London had a target share of 29.4% – fifth in the NFL

London had a 33.3% target share in the red zone – third in the NFL

London had a target rate of 32.4% – second in the NFL

DK Metcalf led the league in red zone target percentage with 40.3%

Travis Kelce led the NFL in red zone receptions with 10

Travis Kelce led the league with 10 receiving touchdowns in the red zone

Kirk Cousins was fourth in passing attempts
  • Fourth in passing yards
  • Tied for fifth in passing touchdowns

Cousins was second in red zone passing attempts
  • Third in red zone passing rate
  • Sixth in red zone completion percentage

Cousins was third in air yards
  • Third in deep ball completion percentage
  • First in deep ball accuracy rating
  • Seventh in deep ball attempts

Cousins was second in clean pocket accuracy rating

Kirk was first in completion percentage versus zone
  • First in accuracy rating versus zone

50 facts 2022 Kirk Griddy
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TJ Hockenson finished as a TE1 in seven of the 10 games he played in the regular season for the Vikings
  • He finished as a TE2 in two of the other three games

TJ Hockenson was targeted 86 times in the 10 regular season games he played for the Vikings
  • He had 60 receptions in those 10 games

Five of the top seven highest scoring quarterbacks in fantasy points per game also finished inside the top seven in rushing yards per game

Justin Fields was second in passing touchdown rate from week seven to the end of the season

Diontae Johnson set the record for most targets without a touchdown reception, he was targeted 147 times
  • He also set the record for most receptions without a touchdown, he had 86 receptions
  • He had the third most receiving yards without a touchdown, he had 882 receiving yards

Patrick Mahomes set the record for most total yards in a single season with 5,614 total yards
  • Passing yards – 5,250
  • Rushing yards – 358
  • Receiving yards – 6

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