2012 Tackles Issued by Home Scorekeepers

A major difference between offense only Fantasy Football and IDP Fantasy Football is the subjectivity of the scorekeeping. On the offensive side of the ball, a 10 yard catch is a 10 yard catch. However, on the defensive side of the ball, things become a bit less clear. For example, two defensive players get to the ballcarrier at roughly the same time. Who gets the solo tackle and who gets the assist? Or do both players only get an assist? Or does only one player get a solo? There are multiple options in these scenarios and different scorekeepers have different tendencies (right or wrong). Analyzing each home scorekeeper's tendencies will better allow us to make informed lineup decisions.

The most subjective defensive stat is the assisted tackle. With this said, this is the particular stat we will be scrutinizing in this feature.

The key listed below is based upon the average amount of assisted tackles awarded per game by each home scorekeeper (both teams combined). The range within the key was determined by taking the average amount of assisted tackles awarded by home scorekeepers across the entire NFL last season (34) and adding +/-10 to it to get an average span. Anything above or below that average span is considered above average or below average, respectively.


45+ = Above Average
24-44 = Average
23 and Under = Below Average

This article will be updated every Tuesday during the regular season to reflect the most up-to-date tackles issued. However, scorekeepers rarely change their tendencies over the course of the season and thus the trends that we currently are witnessing are likely to remain for the entirety of the season.

*Home team numbers are listed on the top row, away team numbers are listed on the bottom row

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