Fantasy Football Air Yards Analysis: Week 2 (2022) PREMIUM
The game of fantasy football has become more complex over the past several years. While the game itself hasn’t changed much, the way to analyze stats and draw conclusions has become much more in-depth with the development of advanced stats.
One of those advanced stats is air yards. Why are air yards important? Because it helps differentiate the value of targets. Quick passes like screens and slants have a different value than downfield routes. Depending on what your league’s scoring is, it will make a difference in what you want from a fantasy player.
Receiving yards is a basic yet important stat for fantasy football players. Having receivers who catch plenty of short targets is valuable in PPR scoring. However, a receiver with consistent big play ability downfield is equally valuable.
Air yards are not the golden ticket to winning your fantasy league. However, they are useful tools to help you analyze the game. Let’s look at the top 10 performers at each position and the five top underperformers.