2015 Tackles Issued by Home Stat Crews (Through Week 15)

A major difference between offense only Fantasy Football and IDP Fantasy Football is the subjectivity of the stat keeping. 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 ball-carrier 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 stat crew's tendencies will better allow us to make informed lineup decisions.

The main chart listed below ranks home stat crews according to their generosity in issuing tackles (from greatest to least). The ranking is calculated based upon the total tackles issued per tackle opportunity when compared against the league average. A color key is listed next to the actual chart for your reference.

This article will be updated every Wednesday during the regular season to reflect the most up-to-date tackles issued. However, stat crews rarely change their tendencies over the course of the season and thus the trends that we witness early in the season are likely to remain for the entirety of the season.

NOTE: The data is being displayed on the site using an embedded Google Document. Some readers may have issues viewing the tables depending on a myriad of different of factors (e.g. browser, device, method of viewing). This said, I've made the data available in downloadable spreadsheet and PDF form as well. See the download links below.

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J. Hicks said...

Is Eric Kendricks a worthwhile start, with Barr already OUT for Week 14, or would it be better to start a guy with more tackle opportunities like Jake Ryan against the Cowboys generous offense?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@J. Hicks
I'm continuing with Kendricks. Ryan is still leaving in subpackages so his numbers could suffer because of that. But I still think he has a good game against the Cowboys who don't spread the field much.

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