Why Danny Dimes could enjoy another big Sunday – NFL.com

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NFL franchises use contextualized data to create competitive advantages. In order to realize an edge, teams need to employ the right data in the right way at the right time. This means distilling, interpreting and applying only the most influential data in a framework that accounts for their personnel, their opponents and their evolving game situations. My goal is to be your analytics department. Each week this season, I want to work for you by giving you a peek into which numbers flag in my models as the most impactful … or the most misunderstood.
As always, let me know if your eye test is picking up on something interesting, or if there’s a stat/trend you’d like me to take a deeper look at. You can hit me on Twitter @cfrelund. As with any great analytics department, the more collaborative this is, the more value we can create.
Now, let’s dig into the relevant data in Week 4 of the 2019 NFL season:
IMPACTFUL DEVELOPMENT: Quick update on four new starting QBs

As a follow-up to last week’s look at the sudden quarterback carousel, here’s how four of the freshly minted starting signal-callers performed last week — with analysis on what to look for in Week 4.
Note: These are the new QBs who are playing again this week (Luke Falk and the Jets are on a bye).

Kyle Allen, Carolina Panthers: In the lead-up to Panthers-Cardinals, if you had told me one quarterback would complete 10 of his 12 intermediate passes (10-19 air yards, per Next Gen Stats) for 191 yards and three touchdowns, I would have 100 percent bet it’d be Kyler Murray. I mean, Larry Fitzgerald is the best intermediate receiver in the NFL (maybe of all time). But nope, NGS counts that — as well as 11 of 13 for 169 yards and a touchdown when targeting the seams — to Allen. Pro Football Focus adds that the Panthers’ second-year QB connected on seven of his 10 play-action passes for 119 yards and score. With Carolina visiting Houston on Sunday, a key to the game will be how Allen does when disrupted. Next Gen Stats had him excelling this past Sunday while under pressure (4 of 6 for 84 yards with two TDs) and against the blitz (7 of 10 for 80 yards and two scores). My computer vision reveals that, despite all of the heat Arizona sent at Allen, his O-line and blockers helped him a lot, only allowing the QB to be disrupte

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