Starting with the tabs you are able to select, this is how you are able to get the correct scoring down. You can simply select the format, or also select the site where it has the scoring programmed into it. That can be daily fantasy sites or season-long sites. This is important because rankings and fantasy point allowed numbers are different across sites and scoring formats. The next thing you can do to help narrow things down is to use the slider to show over a certain span of games. This is helpful because you can see if fantasy points allowed went up or down during a specific part of the schedule.
Looking through the actual table, you will see the opposing defenses and their overall defensive rating, which comes from a unique Lineups formula. This will start you off before you see how many fantasy points overall they have allowed, which can be broken down by totals or per game. You can also see the red zone numbers defenses allow and how that translates to fantasy. Wide receivers that can produce in the red zone are going to have higher fantasy numbers, and the same goes for when teams allow red zone production.
The normal receiving stats you will see are the ones that generate fantasy points. Outside of targets of course, but targets are a great way of seeing how much volume is going against the defense, and also how much of it is going to wide receivers in comparison to the other positions. fantasy points are broken up into a few different stats, and you can see where each team allows the most. 100+ yard bonuses can be added into scoring formats, so we show you which defenses allow that mark to be hit the most.
What Factors Into A Defense Allowing More fantasy Points To Wide Receivers
There are a few ways the defense can allow fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Often volume is going to be the big factor. Teams that see a ton of passing volume against them are going to allow fantasy points. It is just plain and simple. The production that correlates with volume is high, and there are a few reasons why volume can be on the higher side. We have even seen good defenses allow fantasy points, even though their overall pass defense numbers are not that bad.
A bad pass defense is going to be exposed fairly easy. When we sort through some of the teams that allow a lot of fantasy points to wide receivers, they are just flat out bad secondaries. It may not have always been this way, because we often see drop-offs within the roster’s talent, that could be through injuries or players leaving. On occasion, a team will just simply flop against the pass because they have an older corner who is no longer shutting down half of the field anymore.
Scheduling is going to be a factor in how fantasy points allowed play out. A secondary that has to face an above-average passing game that throws at a high volume most weeks is going to allow a lot of fantasy points. When you are facing a division's worth of wide receivers like Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, Julio Jones, and Chris Godwin, the numbers can be a bit inflated because of this. These are not average pass offenses they are facing. The way game scripts play out will be big, as if your team is leading all the time, chances are you are facing offenses that need to throw the ball to keep up.
What Factors Into A Defense Allowing Fewer fantasy Points To Wide Receivers
Those top tier defenses are not going to allow a ton of fantasy points. We have seen some truly great secondaries lock down opposing wide receivers, and that makes the fantasy point production against them be on the lower side. Allowing minimal touchdowns against your defense is going to really limit the fantasy potential. Even if you are a bend don’t break type of defense, those touchdowns allowed are what separates fantasy defenses from the lower ones. In PPR leagues, it is incredibly important to look at defenses that allow receptions, and if they are not allowing a lot, then those fantasy points won’t be there.
Teams can luck out and be in a division that doesn’t have many potent pass offenses. Currently, the AFC East is not a strong division for offense and getting to play them six times a season is going to help out with your overall numbers. Scheduling is big because facing those strong pass offenses are going to be able to rack up points on most secondaries. Volume is another factor, where if defenses keep control of the ball or just simply don’t accumulate a ton of volume against their defense through the air, then they are going to not allow a ton of fantasy points against.
Having shut down corners and overall a good secondary really correlates with fantasy points against. When you sort through those top defenses that don’t allow fantasy points to wide receivers, you will notice that they have a lot of strong names in the secondary. Now, this can lead to some year to year change as we have seen a few times a cornerback leave and all of a sudden that pass defense becomes a bit leakier.
How Scoring Formats Factor Into Fantasy Points Allowed For Wide Receivers
Wide receivers have different values in specific fantasy scoring formats. The same goes for fantasy points allowed. Teams that allow more receptions to opposing wide receivers are going to have a lower rank in fantasy points allowed because receptions are an easier way to rack up fantasy points in this scoring format. When looking through, make sure to have the correct scoring selected for what you want to see. For example, a defense that allows a lot of receptions won’t have much matter in the standard format settings since receptions equal zero points anyway.
You are going to want to see more yards and touchdowns allowed in the standard settings because those are what will be weighted the heavies. Defenses that don’t allow a lot of touchdowns can still rank average to below average in fantasy points allowed if they allow a lot of receptions. A team allowed the 9th most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, ranked that way in PPR formats. In standard formats, they moved to 15th, so a bit more league average.
How Does Wide Receiver Fantasy Points Allowed Correlate With Tight Ends And Quarterbacks?
You might look through the rankings and wonder why all these fantasy points don’t add up for all teams. A defense could be allowing the most fantasy points to an opposing quarterback, but wide receivers' fantasy points allowed is not as high. The overall chunk is the pass offense, which is cut into three different positions. The overall receiving numbers and touchdowns are going to be split up between running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. When looking at an offense, you can see where the targets are going to. The same can be said against a defense. They are built in different ways, where the strength can be against wide receivers, but struggle against tight ends. That means more production goes towards other positions.
There won’t be any drastic splits between quarterback points and wide receiver points allowed. Generally, they are the ones that make up most of the fantasy points among running backs and tight ends anyway. The splits are going to be between tight ends and wide receivers. Look at Cleveland for example, tight ends had a lot of production against them, but wide receivers posted average numbers against the secondary in terms of fantasy points.
A lot of this is going to come down to who is on their schedule. Facing good receiving cores and teams with lesser talented tight ends, it is no surprise to see these defenses allow more fantasy points to opposing wideouts. If a defense faces a very good stretch of tight end and/or passing catching backs, then those fantasy points through the passing game can be diverted that way. It is a good way to spot those trends in the passing game. If they are giving up a lot through the air, just remember it is being divided up. That is why we want to show you each position and also the stats that defenses allow us to go with it.
Fantasy Football Points Allowed to Wide Receivers FAQ
Who Allowed The Most fantasy Points To Wide Receivers In 2019?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. They accumulated over 450 fantasy points and over 20 touchdowns. Tampa Bay allowed 28.3 fantasy points per game and also over 230 receptions to opposing wide receivers.
Who Allowed The Fewest fantasy Points To Wide Receivers In 2019?
The New England Patriots allowed just 233.7 fantasy points to wide receivers in 2019. That is just 14.6 per game. They allowed a league-low four receiving touchdowns and 169 receptions. They also held receivers to just a shade over 2,000 receiving yards.
How Do Defenses Allow fantasy Points To Wide Receivers?
Defenses will allow fantasy points to wide receivers through receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. On occasion receivers can get some rushing plays and accumulate fantasy points against defense that way, but receiving stats are the big driving force behind fantasy points.
Who Allowed The Most Receptions To Wide Receivers?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers allowed the most receptions to opposing wide receivers, allowing 240. Next closest was the Minnesota Vikings, who allowed 231. The Buccaneers were one of two teams to allow over 3,000 receiving yards to wide receivers, with Detroit being the other.
What Defense Allowed The Most targets To Opposing Wide Receivers?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were targeted heavily through the air, as they had one of the top run defenses, and worst pass defenses in football. Wide receivers against them saw a total of 403 targets, which also ties into them allowing the most fantasy points.
What Defense Allowed The Most 100+ Receiving Yard Games To Wide Receivers?
Both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers allowed a total of ten 100+ yard games to opposing wide receivers. Both teams struggled to defend the pass, and were among some of the worst teams in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers.