Fantasy Football: Sacks and points

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How players perform around their sacked quarterback

How players perform around their sacked quarterback

How do the three key fantasy positions — running backs, receivers and tight ends — perform around quarterbacks that are always finding themselves on the ground? Well, just because the QB is picking himself up off the dirt, doesn’t always mean his teammates are struggling to score points of their own. Here’s how the three positions averaged per game around their sacked quarterbacks in 2010.

Team Sacked RBs WRs TEs
Indianapolis 16 17.8 38.2 12.9
New York Giants 16 23.5 33.5 8.8
Atlanta 23 23.2 27.3 10.5
New England 25 24 26.7 17.1
New Orleans 26 20.4 33.7 13.2
Detroit 27 20 24.9 13
Tennessee 27 19.5 22.8 9.9
New York Jets 28 20.9 25.9 8
Cincinnati 28 16.4 33.3 6.8
Tampa Bay 30 18.6 23.7 11
Dallas 31 19.1 26.8 15.1
Houston 32 28.1 28.1 11.5
Kansas City 32 26.8 23 7.9
St. Louis 34 17.1 25.6 9.2
Buffalo 34 15.8 31.3 2.1
Seattle 35 16.4 26.4 5.7
Cleveland 36 18.7 15.8 11.7
Minnesota 36 21.1 22.5 7.3
San Diego 38 28.1 26.2 14.1
Jacksonville 38 22.2 20.5 12.4
Green Bay 38 16.7 34.9 7.6
Miami 38 18.5 27 6.4
Baltimore 40 22.5 24.7 8.6
Denver 40 18.8 34.9 2.2
Pittsburgh 43 20.1 29.7 6.7
Oakland 44 29.5 17.8 8.9
San Francisco 44 19.4 17.9 13.4
Washington 46 20.6 22.6 13
Philadelphia 49 21 31.8 7.3
Carolina 50 18.5 17 4.7
Arizona 50 14.4 26.9 2.1
Chicago 56 19.2 23.8 7

Here’s how the sacked quarterbacks performed in 2010

Player Sacked 2010 PPG
Jay Cutler 52 16.9
Joe Flacco 40 17.6
Philip Rivers 38 21.2
Donovan McNabb 37 15.6
Michael Vick 34 29.2
Kyle Orton 34 19.2
Sam Bradford 34 14.2
David Garrard 33 19.1
Jason Campbell 33 14.1
Jimmy Clausen 33 4.9
Ben Roethlisberger 32 20.5
Matt Schaub 32 18.2
Aaron Rodgers 31 24
Chad Henne 30 12.3
Matt Hasselbeck 29 12.3
Josh Freeman 28 19.2
Mark Sanchez 27 14.6
Carson Palmer 26 17.1
Matt Cassel 26 18.9
Tom Brady 25 23.2
Drew Brees 25 20.9
Alex Smith 25 14.6
Derek Anderson 25 8.4
Ryan Fitzpatrick 24 18.9
Matt Ryan 23 19
Colt McCoy 23 12.6
Jon Kitna 21 16.9
Troy Smith 18 14.5
Shaun Hill 17 17.2
Peyton Manning 16 22
Eli Manning 16 18.3
Kevin Kolb 15 9.6
Max Hall 14 0.7
Kerry Collins 13 13.5
Vince Young 13 12.1
Matt Moore 13 7.1
Trent Edwards 11 7.2
Bruce Gradkowski 10 10.1
Rex Grossman 9 10.3
John Skelton 9 7.5
Joe Webb 8 7.4
Tyler Thigpen 8 6.5
Tony Romo 7 20
Tarvaris Jackson 6 7.5
Matthew Stafford 4 20.2

Based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points.

1 point for 40 return yards

More Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets and Rankings:
2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 280
2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 240 w/ IDPs

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2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers

2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends

2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Kickers

2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defense/Special Teams

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