2016 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 but takes into account solo tackles being worth 2:1 to that of assisted tackles. 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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cephraim said...

So, presumably, your rankings take this data into consideration?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

Yes, for sure.

Beantown said...

Hmm, imagine if Luke Kuechly played for the Giants !

Martin said...

This is very useful! I wish I had this when my Lavonte got blanked by the Zona crew in week 2. Thanks!

Steven Hill said...
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Steven Hill said...

"Who gets the solo tackle and who gets the assist"

A solo and a assist can be issued for a single opportunity?

Steven Hill said...

"Who gets the solo tackle and who gets the assist"

A solo and a assist can be issued for a single opportunity?

Steven Hill said...

a solo and a assist can be given on a single "opportunity"?

Ryan Sitzmann said...

@Steven Hill
Yes, happens all the time. They can also give out two assists on one opportunity.

Garret said...

Does the home team also score the away teams defensive players?


canhof94 said...

Our league awards 1 point for all tackles (solo and assisted). What is the best way to use the home team stat crew chart? My thought is to look at the assist column because my player won’t lose points by dropping from a solo to an assist. Or should I be looking at another column?

Also, would you consider adding a ranking for the London stat crew? I have Shawn Williams and Ron Parker to choose between. The Colts are the stingiest team to safeties and the Redskins are the 3rd most generous. I like Shawn but I’m worried about the London stat crew.

Thanks so much for your help.

Ryan Sitzmann said...

Yes, they do.

Unknown said...

Thank you Ryan for your awesome work. I have the same scenario/question as "canhof94", directly above on Oct 29th. What is the best way to evaluate home team IDP stat crew if tackles and assists are equal? A suggestion to take this data to the next level...include the data 1. # of tackles (solo and assisted) 2. # of plays 3. tackles (solo and/or assisted)/play. Make sense? Thanks!

Ryan Sitzmann said...

I answered that question above. In your situation, you'd want to look at the 5th column. Basically teams that give out a lot of assists like Seattle are actually the beneficial stat crews in your scoring system. Whereas they are very bad in "normal" scoring systems.

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