For all you Week 17ers, good luck!

Week 16 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

Good luck in your championship games!

Week 15 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

Here ya go! Good luck the rest of the way (unless I’m playing against you)!

Week 14 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

John Harbaugh and Willis McGahee and their goal-line shenanigans cost me some cash last night. I’m none too pleased…

Week 13 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

Week 12 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

Here’s hoping your playoff chances haven’t been spoiled yet! I can still make it in three of four leagues, so I guess I should be happy…

You’ll notice a change to the spreadsheet this week. I added a “Last 4” column for each position, detailing what defenses have done against the specific position in their last four games. This compared to the overall season numbers will give you an idea if the team is getting better or worse, further helping out when making lineup decisions.

Week 11 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

Week 10 2009 NFL Matchup BreakdownsTurns out I had the Redskins’ road splits screwed up all season because of a formula error. It is now fixed. Thank you to ZoneBlitz for pointing out the error.


Latest spreadsheet is attached…

Week 9 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

Now’s another good time for clarifications of how the spreadsheet is put together due to the Saints running back situation. The No. 1 RB is determined on a game-by-game basis based on who gets the most touches (carries + receptions). On Monday night, even though Pierre Thomas caught a score and ran one in, he finished with one touch fewer than Mike Bell, so Bell’s stats were those of the No. 1 back, while Thomas and Bush combined for three touchdowns as No. 2 backs. Hence, Atlanta’s numbers against No. 2’s got much worse, while you could argue those against the No. 1’s should’ve been impacted. However, for consistency sake I need to have some sort of ground rules, so this will have to stand as is.

Week 8 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns

Here are the breakdowns through seven weeks. This is also a good time for a reminder about how the stats are compiled — only the main numbers are used at each position for compiling points against averages. Quarterback rushing yards and scores are not added in, neither are wide receiver rushing yards or scores. Running back and wide receiver passing numbers are also not taken into account. This is because these are special occurances and not all teams have players they use in those ways. This allows for a basic look at how teams do against the positions specifically while not skewing the numbers one way or the other if a team were to face a heavy dose of receivers who run end arounds or have quarterbacks that sneak in touchdowns regularly.

Week 7 2009 NFL Matchup Breakdowns