NFL Game Previews / Stat Matchups: Week 5 - Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
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Week 5 Matchup: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 16.8ppg and PHI Allows 19.8ppg (+ 17%)
Ben Roethlisberger   17.8
Bruce Gradkowski   1.2
Running Backs
Average 16.0ppg and PHI Allows 18.3ppg (+ 15%)
LeGarrette Blount   2.7
Will Johnson   1.6
Wide Receivers
Average 21.5ppg and PHI Allows 24.9ppg (+ 16%)
Lance Moore Pro 9.3
Antonio Brown   8.5
Darrius Heyward-Bey   6.1
Tight Ends
Average 9.2ppg and PHI Allows 6.5ppg ( -30%)
Heath Miller Pro 8.6
Matt Spaeth   1.5
Michael Palmer   1.4
Kickers
Average 7.4ppg and PHI Allows 8.3ppg (+ 12%)
Shaun Suisham   7.4
Defensive Linemen
Average 10.0ppg and PHI Allows 16.4ppg (+ 64%)
Brett Keisel Pro 3.6
Steve Mclendon Pro 2.3
Cameron Heyward   1.9
Cam Thomas   1.6
Linebackers
Average 27.0ppg and PHI Allows 27.6ppg (+ 2%)
Lawrence Timmons   8.7
Jason Worilds   4.1
Arthur Moats   2.6
Defensive Backs
Average 27.3ppg and PHI Allows 31.6ppg (+ 16%)
Troy Polamalu Pro 5.9
William Gay   5.1
Cortez Allen   5.0
Michael Mitchell   3.9
Ike Taylor   3.8
Brice McCain   3.1
Antwon Blake   3.0
Will Allen   2.9
Robert Golden   1.7

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Philadelphia

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 16.9ppg and PIT Allows 12.5ppg ( -26%)
Nick Foles   13.9
Mark Sanchez   10.1
Running Backs
Average 16.8ppg and PIT Allows 13.8ppg ( -18%)
LeSean McCoy   12.6
Darren Sproles   10.7
Chris Polk   1.0
Wide Receivers
Average 21.8ppg and PIT Allows 19.0ppg ( -13%)
Jeremy Maclin   8.5
Riley Cooper   3.9
Brad Smith Pro 3.6
Arrelious Benn IR 0.7
Tight Ends
Average 6.6ppg and PIT Allows 6.4ppg ( -3%)
Brent Celek   5.0
James Casey   3.2
Kickers
Average 6.6ppg and PIT Allows 7.1ppg (+ 8%)
Defensive Linemen
Average 21.0ppg and PIT Allows 18.3ppg ( -13%)
Fletcher Cox Que 4.2
Cedric Thornton   2.4
Vinny Curry   2.1
Linebackers
Average 15.9ppg and PIT Allows 23.1ppg (+ 45%)
DeMeco Ryans   6.8
Mychal Kendricks Que 5.2
Brandon Graham   4.5
Connor Barwin   3.7
Trent Cole   3.2
Casey Matthews   1.5
Bryan Braman   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 24.5ppg and PIT Allows 31.2ppg (+ 27%)
Malcolm Jenkins Pro 8.3
Cary Williams Que 7.1
Nate Allen   5.1
Nolan Carroll Pro 4.2
Bradley Fletcher   3.3
Brandon Boykin   2.2
Chris Maragos   1.8

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