NFL Game Previews / Stat Matchups: Week 1 - Washington at New Orleans
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Week 1 Matchup: Washington at New Orleans

New Orleans

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 23.1ppg and WAS Allows 19.1ppg ( -17%)
Drew Brees   22.9
Luke McCown   -0.3
Running Backs
Average 24.1ppg and WAS Allows 16.6ppg ( -31%)
Pierre Thomas Out 6.3
Mark Ingram   5.8
Erik Lorig Que 1.2
Travaris Cadet   0.5
Khiry Robinson   0.0
Austin Johnson   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 26.0ppg and WAS Allows 27.1ppg (+ 4%)
Marques Colston   11.0
Joseph Morgan   5.1
Robert Meachem   3.6
Brandin Cooks   0.0
Nick Toon   0.0
Kenny Stills   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 11.5ppg and WAS Allows 10.4ppg ( -10%)
Jimmy Graham Pro 10.1
Tom Crabtree   4.8
Ben Watson   4.3
Josh Hill   0.0
Kickers
Average 6.9ppg and WAS Allows 7.5ppg (+ 8%)
Shayne Graham   8.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.0ppg and WAS Allows 19.8ppg (+ 10%)
Cameron Jordan   5.4
Brandon Deaderick   2.4
Brodrick Bunkley Que 2.2
Akiem Hicks   1.8
John Jenkins   0.0
Tyrunn Walker   0.0
Glenn Foster Que 0.0
Linebackers
Average 17.3ppg and WAS Allows 20.9ppg (+ 21%)
Curtis Lofton   7.7
Junior Galette   3.7
David Hawthorne   2.7
Parys Haralson   0.0
Kasim Edebali   0.0
Ramon Humber Que 0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 33.9ppg and WAS Allows 25.5ppg ( -25%)
Jairus Byrd IR 6.5
Patrick Robinson Que 6.2
Keenan Lewis   5.4
Rafael Bush   3.8
Corey White   3.6
Brian Dixon   0.0
Kenny Vaccaro   0.0
Marcus Ball   0.0

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Washington

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 22.6ppg and NO Allows 21.4ppg ( -6%)
Robert Griffin III Que 21.9
Kirk Cousins   11.3
Colt McCoy   8.9
Running Backs
Average 19.5ppg and NO Allows 24.8ppg (+ 27%)
Alfred Morris Que 15.4
Darrel Young   2.9
Roy Helu   1.6
Silas Redd   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 25.4ppg and NO Allows 28.1ppg (+ 11%)
Pierre Garcon   8.9
DeSean Jackson   7.4
Andre Roberts   7.3
Santana Moss   6.7
Aldrick Robinson   4.9
Leonard Hankerson Out 4.9
Ryan Grant   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 4.4ppg and NO Allows 8.2ppg (+ 88%)
Logan Paulsen   2.8
Niles Paul   2.1
Jordan Reed   0.0
Kickers
Average 7.6ppg and NO Allows 8.9ppg (+ 17%)
Kai Forbath   7.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 7.4ppg and NO Allows 12.0ppg (+ 61%)
Jason Hatcher   3.8
Barry Cofield Ir- 3.2
Stephen Bowen   3.1
Frank Kearse   2.3
Clifton Geathers   1.8
Jarvis Jenkins   1.5
Kedric Golston   1.5
Chris Baker   1.3
Chris Neild IR 0.0
Linebackers
Average 31.3ppg and NO Allows 21.6ppg ( -31%)
Perry Riley Que 7.4
Brian Orakpo IR 6.5
Ryan Kerrigan   5.9
Akeem Jordan IR 2.9
Adam Hayward   1.9
Keenan Robinson   1.3
Will Compton   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 31.3ppg and NO Allows 33.7ppg (+ 8%)
Brandon Meriweather   11.0
Ryan Clark   7.3
Deangelo Hall IR 7.1
Tracy Porter Que 6.9
Jamarca Sanford   5.0
E.J. Biggers   4.7
David Amerson   0.0
Duke Ihenacho IR 0.0
Trent Robinson   0.0
Bashaud Breeland   0.0

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