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175 Interesting Facts from the 2020 Fantasy Football Season

by Mike Tagliere | @MikeTagliereNFL | Featured Writer
Jan 28, 2021

 
If you were to ask anyone who knows me or who’s worked with me what my favorite thing is, they’d tell you it’s finding completely obscure stats to bring up in conversation. No, I’m not talking about things that every common fan knows, but rather stats that require a little digging. This has been something I’ve done as far back as I could remember. Fortunately, I now have a career that allows me to share those stats with people who want to hear them.

My friends never wanted to just sit around and listen to me spout off numbers that they didn’t care about, but my dad did. He was proud that his 10-year-old son was a little walking stat book, which was well before the internet was a thing. At any gathering, he’d be talking to the guys about sports and call me over. “Hey Mike, what’s Tim Raines’ batting average right now?” I’d know because I’d look at the newspaper every single morning and memorize everything I could.

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As I got older (even into my 20’s), I started playing Madden and that led to keeping a journal of my team in franchise mode, planning for the draft and free agency, knowing what my team’s biggest weaknesses were. Numbers, numbers, numbers. My co-host on the FantasyPros Football Podcast, Dan Harris, recently said, “We definitely need a shirt with your face that has the words “I’ve got a stat for that” on it.” Nothing makes me happier than when someone hears/reads a stat that has them say, “wow, that’s crazy.” So, sit back, strap it down, and get ready to impress (or annoy) your friends with some information, because I’ve got 175 interesting stats from the 2020 NFL season for you.

1. There have been 17 running backs who’ve rushed for 1,400-plus yards over the last 10 years. Just one of them (Adrian Peterson in 2012) finished as the No. 1 fantasy running back in 0.5 PPR formats.

2. Derrick Henry scored 304.7 fantasy points on the ground alone in 2020, which was the most by a running back over the last 10 years. In fact, it was 23.0 more fantasy points than the No. 2 on that list and 42.2 more than the No. 3.

3. Among quarterbacks who’ve played at least four games, Dak Prescott‘s 27.0 fantasy points per game were the second-most of all-time. The craziest part is that his 4.05 percent touchdown rate was below the league average of 4.80 percent.

4. Over the last 10 years, there have been 455 running backs who’ve totaled at least 100 carries in a season. JK Dobbins’ 6.01 yards per carry ranks as the 4th-highest mark.

5. 25 percent of the top-24 fantasy wide receivers were players who were playing in their first or second season.

6. If you only counted Travis Kelce‘s final eight games of the season, he still would’ve finished as the No. 2 tight end.

7. Julio Jones has averaged 95.5 receiving yards per game over the course of his NFL career. That’s 9.8 percent higher than the closest receiver (Calvin Johnson – 86.1/game).

8. Nick Chubb led all running backs with 4.06 yards per carry after contact. Josh Jacobs averaged 3.90 yards per carry in general.

9. Who was the better running back in Tampa Bay? Based on the number of defenders in the box, how many yards they had before contact, and how many tackles they broke, Ronald Jones averaged 1.14 more yards per carry than he was expected to (ranked 3rd), while Leonard Fournette averaged 0.38 fewer yards per carry than he was expected to (ranked 46th).

10. There’s only one wide receiver in the NFL who’s finished with at least 2.65 yards per route run in each of the last two seasons: A.J. Brown.

11. 38.3 percent of Marquez Valdes-Scantling‘s targets traveled 20-plus yards down the field, which was the highest mark in the NFL among receivers with 30-plus targets.

12. Robert Tonyan caught 88.1 percent of his targets in 2020, which set a new all-time record for tight ends (minimum 30 targets).

13. A league-leading 83.4 percent of Tony Pollard‘s rushing yards came after contact. Meanwhile, a league-low 44.4 percent of Ito Smith‘s yards came after contact.

14. The list of quarterbacks over the last 10 years who’ve thrown 100-plus pass attempts and not completed more than 52 percent of their attempts: Josh Freeman, Tim Tebow, Bryce Petty, Drew Stanton, Caleb Hanie, Blaine Gabbert, Seneca Wallace, Ryan Lindley, and… Jalen Hurts.

15. A.J. Dillon broke 18 tackles on just 48 touches. That’s a broken tackle once every 2.67 touches. No other running back with 25-plus touches averaged a broken tackle more than every 3.10 touches.

16. There were just seven quarterbacks who posted at least an 84-plus QB Rating under pressure and 95-plus QB Rating from a clean pocket. Mitch Trubisky was one of them. The others were Justin Herbert, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Deshaun Watson, and Russell Wilson.

17. Aaron Rodgers‘ 48 passing touchdowns in 2020 was the sixth-highest mark of all-time. He’s the only quarterback in NFL history who has three seasons with 40-plus passing touchdowns. What makes it even more impressive is that he’s thrown fewer than eight interceptions in each of the three seasons, something no one else has done.

18. Derrick Henry had three games with 200 rushing yards and two touchdowns in 2020. There are just three other running backs (Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson) who’ve accomplished that over their entire careers. Henry has five such games in his career, which is an NFL record.

19. Adam Thielen scored a touchdown every 7.7 targets in 2020, which was the eighth-lowest number over the last 10 years. Meanwhile, Davante Adams caught one every 8.2 targets, the 14th-lowest number.

20. There was just one quarterback in the league who threw five touchdowns in multiple games in 2020: Russell Wilson.

21. George Kittle has averaged at least 2.82 yards per route run in each of the last three seasons, which is a number Travis Kelce has never hit (career-high was 2.49 in 2020).

22. There were five wide receivers who scored multiple rushing touchdowns in 2020. There had never been more than three to accomplish that in any other year.

23. Alvin Kamara (6) and Dalvin Cook (4) were the only two running backs who scored more than three touchdowns in a game in 2020.

24. There have been just two wide receivers who’ve finished as the No. 1 fantasy option over the last 10 years despite failing to hit at least 1,375 yards, and both of them were Packers wide receivers (Davante Adams 2020, Jordy Nelson 2016).

25. Among players with 50-plus targets, Miles Sanders led the league with a 15.1 percent drop-rate. Second on that list? George Kittle at 12.5 percent.

26. Antonio Gibson was just the ninth running back over the last 10 years who finished as a top-12 running back with 170 or less carries.

27. Based on how many defenders were in the box, how many yards before contact he had, and how many tackles he broke, Giovani Bernard averaged 0.66 fewer yards per carry than he was expected to, which made him the least efficient running back in the NFL.

28. Calvin Ridley led the league with eight 100-yard games in 2020. That ranks as the 28th-most in a single season.

29. Frank Gore has now rushed for 500-plus yards in 16 different seasons, which is an NFL record. The closest to him is Emmitt Smith with 14 such seasons.

30. There were 16 single-game performances where a quarterback threw the ball more than 50 times in 2020. Oddly enough, just one quarterback (Dak Prescott) reached 25 fantasy points.

31. Cam Newton scored double-digit rushing touchdowns for the third time in 2020. There’s no other quarterback who’s done that more than once. His 12 rushing scores in 2020 rank as the third-most of all-time.

32. Jakobi Meyers was just the 16th wide receiver in NFL history who saw more than 80 targets and didn’t catch a single touchdown.

33. CeeDee Lamb led all wide receivers with a 93.6 percent snap rate inside the slot. He was essentially a slot-only wide receiver his rookie year.

34. Nick Mullens and Drew Brees were the only two quarterbacks who threw the ball deep (20-plus yards down the field) on fewer than seven percent of their attempts. For what it’s worth, Jimmy Garoppolo (fellow 49er) finished with a league-low 6.5 percent last year. Apparently, Kyle Shanahan’s offense doesn’t love the deep ball.

35. Chargers wide receiver Tyron Johnson set the all-time single-season record for yards per target (15.31) among wide receivers who saw 25-plus targets.

36. Stefon Diggs caught 127 balls in 2020, which was the sixth-most all-time by a wide receiver.

37. Chase Claypool was the only wide receiver with a four-touchdown game in 2020.

38. Zach Ertz averaged just 4.65 yards per target in 2020, which was the second-lowest number of all-time among tight ends who’ve seen 70-plus targets.

39. Cole Beasley ranked fifth in slot snaps, but led the league in slot yards (948).

40. There have been just 54 occurances in NFL history where a quarterback has thrown 364-plus pass attempts but failed to throw for at least 12 touchdowns. Three of them came in 2020, as Cam Newton, Sam Darnold, and Daniel Jones all failed to hit that mark.

41. Despite missing four full games, Nick Chubb had 15 runs of 15-plus yards, which ranked second to only Derrick Henry (21).

42. Cordarrelle Patterson carried the ball 63 times but didn’t have a single carry that netted 15-plus yards. There was no other running back who had more than 54 carries without a 15-yard run.

43. Daniel Jones‘ 132.5 QB Rating on the deep ball was the best in the NFL. Unfortunately, his QB Rating was just 72.9 on his other 405 pass attempts.

44. Travis Kelce‘s 20.85 PPR points per game in 2020 set an all-time record for tight ends. That number ranks 61st all-time among all pass-catchers (minimum eight games).

45. Jordan Howard touched the ball 36 times in 2020. He broke exactly one tackle. No other player with 25-plus touches averaged higher than 14.0 touches per broken tackle.

46. Darren Waller saw 27.9 percent of his team’s targets in 2020, which ranked fourth in the NFL, behind only Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs, and DeAndre Hopkins. Travis Kelce was the closest tight end at 23.7 percent.

47. Looking at running backs who totaled at least 75 touches in a season, the 30.1 PPR points per game that Christian McCaffrey scored in 2020 were the third-most of all-time.

48. Davante Adams (3.05) and Justin Jefferson (2.99) were the only receivers to average more than 2.41 yards per route run inside the slot.

49. There have been just six wide receivers who’ve seen 50-plus targets over the last 10 years and failed to score a single receiving touchdown. Three of them (Jakobi Meyers, Danny Amendola, Michael Thomas) came in 2020.

50. DeAndre Hopkins led all wide receivers in plays that resulted in a first down with 75 of them (Davante Adams and Stefon Diggs both had 73).

51. Deebo Samuel led the NFL in both yards of separation at target (4.6 yards) and yards after the catch (7.8 yards).

52. Aaron Rodgers‘ 9.13 percent touchdown-rate in 2020 ranks as the 11th-highest mark of all-time among quarterbacks who threw a minimum of 250 pass attempts. He had an interception rate of 0.95 percent. No other player above him on that list had an interception rate of lower than 2.01 percent.

53. Kirk Cousins was the only quarterback in the NFL who had multiple games with three-plus interceptions.

54. Tyreek Hill scored a league-leading eight touchdowns on balls that traveled 20-plus yards in the air. There was no other receiver who had more than six of those. In fact, there were just two other receivers (Nelson Agholor, Gabriel Davis) who had more than four.

55. Alvin Kamara finished as the No. 1 running back in half-PPR formats despite receiving just 187 carries. Over the previous 10 years, no running back had finished No. 1 or No. 2 with fewer than 256 carries.

56. Will Fuller‘s 11.72 yards per target in 2020 ranks ninth all-time among wide receivers with 75-plus targets. If you dig a little further, you’ll see that Nelson Agholor‘s 10.93 yards per target in 2020 ranks 24th all-time while Corey Davis‘ 10.70 yards per target ranks 39th.

57. Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook tied for the league lead with 78 broken tackles.

58. Of the top 50 single-game fantasy performances by quarterbacks in 2020, there was just one player who appeared on the list six times. That player was Josh Allen (Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes, and Tom Brady all had five).

59. Deshaun Watson led the NFL with 4,823 passing yards in 2020 but that ranks just 22nd over the last 10 years.

60. Over the last 10 years, there have been just 13 occasions where a running back has caught more than 80 passes in a season. Alvin Kamara has accounted for four of them.

61. Despite being the oldest player in the league, Tom Brady threw a league-high 91 deep balls in 2020, which was 13 more than the closest quarterback.

62. There have been just 10 quarterbacks who’ve thrown 40-plus touchdowns over the last 10 years. Three of them (Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Tom Brady) came from 2020.

63. Among the 48 wide receivers who’ve seen 110-plus targets over the last two years, just four of them (8.3 percent) didn’t finish as top-30 wide receivers (Jamison Crowder 2019 – WR31, Tyler Boyd 2020 – WR35, Russell Gage 2020 – WR37, Jerry Jeudy 2020 – WR44).

64. Despite being undrafted in 99 percent of leagues, Logan Thomas saw 110 targets in 2020, the 45th-highest number among tight ends over the last 10 years.

65. Based on how many defenders were in the box, how many yards before contact he had, and how many tackles he had to break, Nick Chubb averaged 1.75 more yards per carry than he was expected to, which led the league. The only player with a number higher than 1.14 yards was J.K. Dobbins, who finished second with 1.67 yards per carry over expectations.

66. Continuing off the above fact, if Nick Chubb were the average NFL running back, he would’ve finished with just 740 rushing yards this season instead of the 1,067 yards that he did.

67. James White averaged 2.04 yards per route run in 2020, which ranked second behind only Alvin Kamara. For whatever reason, he ran just 184 routes, which ranked 37th among running backs, right behind Ronald Jones.

68. There were four wide receivers who averaged over 2.00 half-PPR points per target in 2020: Will Fuller, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, and Adam Thielen.

69. Drew Lock threw the ball 20-plus yards on a league-high 16.0 percent of his pass attempts in 2020, while no other quarterback was above 14.9 percent. This seems less than ideal considering his QB Rating while under pressure was a league-low 26.2.

70. There have been 229 wide receivers who’ve seen 115-plus targets over the last 10 years. Just 10 of them (4.4 percent) didn’t finish as a top-36 wide receiver, and none of them have come in the last four years. In fact, 195 of them (85.2 percent) finished as the WR24 or better.

71. Even if you counted only Derrick Henry‘s yards after contact (1,490), he would’ve finished as the No. 2 rusher, just 67 yards off the league leader.

72. Despite sitting out Week 17, Travis Kelce‘s 1,416 yards set a new all-time record for tight ends. However, his 312.8 PPR points were the second-most all-time among tight ends, trailing Rob Gronkowski‘s 330.9 PPR points in 2011 by quite a wide margin.

73. Ezekiel Elliott‘s five lost fumbles in 2020 were tied for the most by a running back over the last 10 years.

74. Keenan Allen has seen 10-plus targets in 20 games over the last two years. The Chargers’ record in those games was 5-15. Their record in the other 12 games was 7-5.

75. Frank Gore averaged just 0.49 PPR points per touch in 2020, which ranks as the 18th-worst number for a running back with 50-plus touches over the last 10 years.

76. Here are some names that Cole Beasley finished with more fantasy points than: Cooper Kupp, Tee Higgins, Corey Davis, Marquise Brown, Tyler Boyd, and Jarvis Landry.

77. Aaron Rodgers now holds the two highest single-season QB Ratings in NFL history (122.5 in 2011, 121.5 in 2020).

78. There were four wide receivers who finished with 13-plus receiving touchdowns. That’s just the fourth time in NFL history that’s happened (2020, 2015, 2004, 1995).

79. Tyreek Hill scored 17 total touchdowns this year, which was eighth on the all-time list for single-season touchdowns by a wide receiver.

80. Michael Pittman led all wide receivers with eight offensive penalties while no other receiver had more than six of them.

81. There have been just 12 separate occasions where a quarterback completed 70.5 or more percent of his passes in a single season (minimum 100 pass attempts). Drew Brees owns six of them.

82. Of the 310 tight ends who’ve seen 40-plus targets over the last 10 years, Robert Tonyan‘s 2.99 PPR points per target was far and away the best. In fact, it was 10.7 percent higher than the closest player (Rob Gronkowski – 2.67 in 2011). No one else was over 2.29 in 2020.

83. Alvin Kamara led all running backs averaging 1.25 half PPR points per touch in 2020, but that ranked 17th over the last 10 years among running backs with 50-plus touches. The closest to him this year was James White (what?) who averaged 1.10 half PPR points per touch, which ranks 45th over the last 10 years.

84. If you were to combine all of the quarterbacks who threw a pass in 2020 into one, you’d get a 93.5 QB Rating. That’s higher than the career marks of Joe Montana, Andrew Luck, Dan Marino, Brett Favre, and Troy Aikman.

85. In 2020, Dak Prescott, Patrick Mahomes, and Josh Allen all finished inside the top-10 all-time for fantasy points per game (minimum four games played).

86. J.D. McKissic‘s 110 targets were the 21st-most ever to a running back in a single season.

87. Of the top-10 single-game fantasy performances by a defense in 2020, no team was on that list twice.

88. There were just two quarterbacks who posted at least a 90-plus QB Rating under pressure and a 97-plus QB Rating in a clean pocket: Justin Herbert and Matthew Stafford.

89. JuJu Smith-Schuster led the league with nine touchdowns from the slot. No other receiver finished with more than seven of them.

90. Davante Adams‘ 18 receiving touchdowns in 2020 were the third-most of all-time, behind only Randy Moss’ 23 touchdowns in 2007 and Jerry Rice’s 22 touchdowns in 1987.

91. While Travis Kelce stole the show, Darren Waller‘s 17.4 PPR points per game in 2020 ranked as the 14th-highest mark of all-time by a tight end.

92. Julio Jones needs just one more 100-yard game to jump into third-place on the all-time list of 100-yard games. He needs six of them to tie Randy Moss for second on that list.

93. Kyler Murray joined Cam Newton as the only ones to ever throw for 25 touchdowns and run for 10 touchdowns.

94. The average quarterback threw one touchdown once every 150.6 passing yards in 2020. Aaron Rodgers led the league, throwing one every 89.6 yards (no one else was under 105.3). Meanwhile, Cam Newton threw one every 332.1 yards, the highest mark in the league.

95. Travis Kelce could’ve stopped playing in Week 11 and still finished as the No. 2 tight end.

96. Lamar Jackson ranks No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 all-time in single-season rushing attempts by a quarterback.

97. There have only been nine running backs who’ve rushed for 16-plus touchdowns in the last 10 years. Three of them (Derrick Henry, Alvin Kamara, and Dalvin Cook) came in 2020.

98. Many are starting to consider Julio Jones “old” but did you know he averaged a career-high 11.34 yards per target in 2020? Among wide receivers who saw the 68 targets that he did, his 11.34 yards per target ranks 16th all-time.

99. There were seven wide receivers who caught a touchdown every 9.6 or less targets (minimum 50 targets) in 2020. The lowest number in 2019 was Marquise Brown‘s one every 10.1 targets.

100. The bottom-six wide receivers in yards of separation this year were DeVante Parker, A.J. Green, Mike Williams, Golden Tate, Denzel Mims, and Allen Robinson.

101. Nick Foles was just the eighth quarterback over the last 10 years who averaged fewer than 6.0 yards per attempt while throwing 300-plus passes (he averaged 5.94 yards per attempt).

102. There were 10 wide receivers who accumulated 175-plus receiving yards in a single game in 2020. No one did it twice.

103. Alvin Kamara led all running backs with 756 receiving yards. This was the lowest for a league-leader since 2015.

104. Of the 310 tight ends who’ve seen 40-plus targets over the last 10 years, Zach Ertz‘s 1.08 PPR points per target was the fourth-lowest mark, behind only Marcedes Lewis, Lance Kendricks, and Ricky Seals-Jones. Evan Engram‘s 1.29 PPR points per target in 2020 was the 15th-lowest mark in that timeframe.

105. Among wide receivers with 40-plus targets in 2020, David Moore led all of them with a 142.8 rating when targeted. Meanwhile, Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf were both inside the top-24. In related news, Russell Wilson is elite.

106. Based on where this targets were thrown and how tight the coverage was, Deshaun Watson completed 4.8 percent more passes than he was expected to, which led the league. On the flipside, Dwayne Haskins completed 7.1 percent fewer passes than he was expected to, which was the worst in the league.

107. Of the 81 running backs with 50-plus touches, the top-five in yards after contact were Nick Chubb, Derrick Henry, Ronald Jones, Wayne Gallman, and Tony Pollard. All of them averaged at least 3.59 yards after contact.

108. Davante Adams accounted for six of the top-50 wide receiver performances in 2020, while no other wide receiver can say they accounted for more than three of them.

109. There were three pass-catchers who saw 30-plus percent of their team’s red zone targets in 2020: Davante Adams, Darren Waller, and Adam Thielen.

110. There have been just 37 occurances over the last 10 years where a wide receiver has recorded 2.60 or more yards per route run. Julio Jones accounts for seven of those times. Antonio Brown is the closest player to him with four of them.

111. Derrick Henry averaged just 0.51 yards per route run, which was the lowest in the league at the running back position. His 223 routes actually ranked as the 25th most.

112. Of the top 50 single-game fantasy performances by running backs in 2020, there was just one player who appeared on the list five times: Derrick Henry. Meanwhile, Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook were the only other players to appear on that list more than twice.

113. Deshaun Watson‘s 8.87 yards per attempt in 2020 ranks as the 18th-highest number of all-time among quarterbacks who threw at least 300 passes in a season. He’s just the fifth quarterback to hit at least 8.80 yards per attempt since 2000.

114. There have been 455 running backs who’ve totaled at least 100 carries in the last 10 years. DeAndre Swift scored once every 14.3 carries in 2020, which ranks fourth on that list.

115. Despite ranking sixth in deep-ball targets (29), D.K. Metcalf led the league in deep-ball yards with 480 of them.

116. Of the top-eight single-game fantasy performances by quarterbacks in 2020, there was just one player who appeared on the list twice. It was Dak Prescott, who played just four full games.

117. Alvin Kamara scored 147.1 PPR points through the air alone, which led the league, though it was a far cry from Austin Ekeler‘s 193.3 PPR points through the air in 2019.

118. There have been just 15 running backs who’ve scored 17-plus total touchdowns over the last 10 years, and three of them (Derrick Henry, Alvin Kamara, and Dalvin Cook) came from 2020.

119. Davante Adams averaged 25.6 PPR points per game in 2020, which was the highest number since 1995 (minimum eight games played) and fifth-highest mark all-time.

120. There were three quarterbacks who threw into tight coverage at least 21 percent of the time in 2020: Ryan Fitzpatrick (21.7), Joe Burrow (21.5), and Mitch Trubisky (21.2). On the flip side, there were three quarterbacks who threw into tight coverage less than 12 percent of the time: Russell Wilson (11.1), Aaron Rodgers (11.2), and Patrick Mahomes (11.4).

121. Derrick Henry‘s 17 rushing touchdowns were the most since LeGarrette Blount scored 18 in 2016.

122. Over the last 10 years, there have been just 38 wide receivers who’ve seen at least 25 targets and finished with a catch-rate of 75 percent or higher. 15 of those wide receivers came in 2020.

123. Kyler Murray‘s 11 rushing touchdowns in 2020 ranks as the fourth-highest mark of all-time among quarterbacks.

124. There have been just four tight ends in the history of the NFL to record 105 receptions in a season. Two of them (Travis Kelce, Darren Waller) came in 2020.

125. Over the last 10 years, there have been just six occasions where a quarterback has run the ball 133-plus times in a season. Three of those quarterbacks (Lamar Jackson, Cam Newton, Kyler Murray) came from the 2020 season.

126. Peyton Barber averaged just 1.65 yards after contact, which was a full 12 percent fewer than the next worst running back.

127. Robert Tonyan caught a touchdown once every 5.4 targets in 2020, which was the second-lowest number over the last 10 years among tight ends who saw more than 30 targets, behind only Julius Thomas‘ touchdown every 5.2 targets in 2014.

128. There have been just 12 running backs who’ve totaled 15-plus rushing touchdowns over the last 10 years. Six of them have come over the last two years. Running backs aren’t dead.

129. Ryan Tannehill has spent two years with the Titans. In those two years, he’s delivered the sixth-best QB Rating of all-time (2019), as well as the 36th-best QB Rating of all-time (2020).

130. There were three wide receivers who finished with at least 115 receptions in 2020. That’s just the third time (2012, 1995) in NFL history that’s happened.

131. Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown on 9.1 percent of his passes in 2020, the second-highest mark all-time among quarterbacks who threw 400-plus passes in a season. Unfortunately, here’s the list of quarterbacks who’ve posted at least an 8.5 percent touchdown-rate, along with the rate their following season: Peyton Manning (9.9 to 6.2), Deshaun Watson (9.3 to 5.1), Aaron Rodgers (9.0 to 7.1), Lamar Jackson (9.0 to 6.9), Tom Brady (8.7 to 5.0), Mark Rypien (8.7 to 4.6), Patrick Mahomes (8.6 to 5.4), Nick Foles (8.5 to 4.2), John Hadl (8.5 to 2.7), and Dan Marino (8.5 to 5.3). Even if we dropped Rodgers’ touchdown rate to 7.0 percent, he would’ve finished as the eighth-best fantasy quarterback, and not the second-best.

132. Stefon Diggs‘ 1,535 yards led the league in 2020, though it ranked just 15th over the last 10 years.

133. Of the 81 running backs with 50-plus touches, Nick Chubb led them, averaging a broken tackle every 3.22 touches. On the flip side, Peyton Barber was dead-last, breaking a tackle once every 14.0 touches.

134. Taysom Hill completed 72.7 percent of his passes in 2020, which ranks 3rd all-time among quarterbacks who’ve thrown at least 100 pass attempts. The only two performances above him? Both by Drew Brees in 2018 and 2019. Do you think Sean Payton knows how to call an offense or what?

135. The 0.84 half-PPR points per target that A.J. Green scored in 2020 ranks as the fourth-lowest number over the last 10 years among wide receivers who saw 50-plus targets. The next worst receiver in 2020 was N’Keal Harry with 1.01 half-PPR points per target.

136. There have been just 12 quarterbacks in NFL history who’ve thrown 400 passes and five or less interceptions in a single season. Aaron Rodgers has now done it four times.

137. Alvin Kamara scored six rushing touchdowns in Week 16 alone. There were just 17 running backs who topped that mark on the entire season.

138. The 2.52 PPR points per target that Will Fuller scored led all wide receivers in 2020 and ranked as the eighth-best number over the last 10 years (minimum 50 targets).

139. Davante Adams led the league while averaging 2.96 yards per route run. That was tied for the seventh-highest mark over the last 10 years (highest since 2017). Julio Jones owns three of the top-four highest marks.

140. The 2020 Ravens were just the third team in NFL history to have three 700-yard rushers. The 2019 Ravens were on that list as well, while the 2011 Panthers were the other.

141. There have been 43 wide receivers who’ve seen 158-plus targets over the last 10 years, but the last two years have netted just three of them (Michael Thomas 2019, Stefon Diggs 2020, DeAndre Hopkins 2020).

142. Isaiah McKenzie‘s 88.2 percent catch-rate in 2020 was the second-highest number of all-time among wide receivers who’ve seen at least 25 targets.

143. The 378 carries that Derrick Henry had in 2020 rank as the second-most in the last 10 years (DeMarco Murray – 393 in 2014). Dalvin Cook‘s 312 carries rank 14th, no one else in the top-50.

144. Stefon Diggs led all wide receivers with 166 targets. That’s the lowest number for a league leader since 1998. His 166 targets rank as just the 24th-highest number over the last 10 years.

145. The average dip in QB Rating while under pressure was 39.5 in 2020. There were just four quarterbacks who saw that number dip more than 60 points: Dak Prescott, Drew Lock, Tom Brady, and Baker Mayfield.

146. The Titans had two of the top-five wide receivers in yards per route run (A.J. Brown was No. 3, Corey Davis was No. 5). The only other team who had two receivers inside the top-15 were the Falcons (Julio Jones No. 4, Calvin Ridley No. 8).

147. There have been 131 running backs who’ve seen 60-plus targets over the last 10 years, and just eight of them (6.1 percent) finished worse than the RB40 in half-PPR formats.

148. Aaron Rodgers was the first quarterback to throw for 40-plus touchdowns with just five interceptions. He threw 48 touchdowns.

149. There have been 133 running backs who’ve totaled more than 220 carries in a season over the last 10 years. Just 10 running backs have finished outside the top-20, with none outside the top-28.

150. Alvin Kamara‘s 21 total touchdowns were the 13th-most of all-time and tied for the most by a running back since 2006.

151. There have been 14 quarterbacks who’ve totaled seven-plus rushing touchdowns over the last 10 years. Six of them were from 2020.

152. Davante Adams led the league with three 150-plus yard games in 2020. That ranks as the 19th-most in a single season.

153. There have been 177 running backs who’ve received at least 200 carries in a season over the last 10 years, and just three of them (BenJarvus Green-Ellis 2013, Jay Ajayi 2017, Alfred Morris 2015) finished outside the top-30 half-PPR RBs.

154. Tom Brady was the first quarterback to throw for 40-plus touchdowns beyond the age of 37. It should probably be noted that he’s 43 years old.

155. There wasn’t a single running back in 2020 who cracked the top-30 in weighted opportunity for running backs over the last 10 years. Derrick Henry had the most and ranked 32nd.

156. Derrick Henry‘s 2,027 rushing yards in 2020 rank as the secon-most over the last 10 years (Adrian Peterson – 2,097 in 2012). Dalvin Cook‘s 1,557 yards rank 9th, while no one else was in the top-50.

157. Travis Kelce played 15 games in 2020. Somehow, 10 of those games were located inside the top-50 single-game performances by tight ends. That’s 20 percent of the top-50 performances that belong to him. Domination.

158. There have been 20 running backs who’ve totaled 350-plus touches over the last 10 years. Every single one of them finished as a top-five running back in half PPR formats.

159. Looking at the 797 running backs who’ve totaled at least 50 touches in a season over the last 10 years, Nick Chubb averaged the sixth-most fantasy points per weighted opportunity in 2020. J.K. Dobbins ranked ninth.

160. There have been 455 running backs who’ve totaled at least 100 carries in the last 10 years. None of them scored more often than Alvin Kamara did (once every 11.7 carries) in 2020. Kamara also scored once every 13.8 carries in 2018, which is the third-best mark in the last 10 years.

161. Despite missing two and a half games, Davante Adams led all wide receivers with 584 yards after the catch (no one else was above 533 yards).

162. There have been just nine running backs who’ve averaged more than 22.0 half-PPR points per game over the last 10 years. Three of them (Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, and Alvin Kamara) came from 2020.

163. There was just one quarterback in the league who posted a higher QB Rating under pressure than he did in a clean pocket: Justin Herbert. To no surprise, he posted a league-best 99.4 QB Rating while under pressure.

164. Davante Adams was the first wide receiver in the last 10 years to finish as the No. 1 fantasy option without playing at least 15 games.

165. Derrick Henry‘s 397 touches in 2020 rank as the fourth-most by a running back over the last 10 years. Dalvin Cook‘s 356 touches rank 17th, while no one else was in the top-50.

166. There were five games where a quarterback threw for 450-plus yards in 2020. Dak Prescott accounted for three of them.

167. Travis Kelce and Darren Waller tied for the league lead in targets among tight ends in 2020 with 145 of them, a number that ranks as the 11th-most all-time.

168. There have been just 22 running backs who’ve averaged more than 20.0 half-PPR points per game over the last 10 years. Five of them came from 2020.

169. When quarterbacks targeted D.J. Moore, they were intercepted a league-high eight times, while no other player netted more than six interceptions.

170. There wasn’t a single running back who saw 10-plus targets and averaged 10.0 yards per target in 2020.

171. While the NFL appears to be trending towards a pass-heavy league, Matt Ryan led all quarterbacks with 407 completions in 2020. That number ranks just 22nd over the last 10 years. Ryan’s league-leading 626 pass attempts ranked 21st over the last 10 years.

172. There have been just three single seasons where a quarterback has rushed for 1,000 yards, and Lamar Jackson has two of them (2020, 2019). Oddly enough, he doesn’t have a single season where he’s finished with the most rushing touchdowns.

173. Who says tight ends are dead? There have been just 10 tight ends in NFL history to record 97-plus receptions in a season. Five of them have come over the last three years.

174. Zach Ertz caught just 50.0 percent of his targets in 2020, which ranks as the ninth-lowest mark all-time among tight ends who’ve seen 70-plus targets in a season. His career catch-rate coming into 2020 was 68.7 percent.

175. There have only been 28 running backs who’ve totaled 75-plus touches and not scored a single touchdown over the last 10 years. Justin Jackson was the only one in 2020.


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