NFL Special Teams Stats 2020

While special teams may not be something you look at on a weekly basis, but it might be something to do moving forward. With kickers being a part of the fantasy world, finding which teams who are making more extra points and field goals than others is key. You can also view which teams allow more field goals, qualifying them as the bend don’t break defenses of the league. Finding teams that allow kick off and punt return yards can give an edge to those defenses for fantasy purposes when trying to breakout for a kickoff touchdown or setting up field position.

While special teams may not be something you look at on a weekly basis, but it might be something to do moving forward. With kickers being a part of the fantasy world, finding which teams who are making more extra points and field goals than others is key. You can also view which teams allow more field goals, qualifying them as the bend don’t break defenses of the league. Finding teams that allow kick off and punt return yards can give an edge to those defenses for fantasy purposes when trying to breakout for a kickoff touchdown or setting up field position.

Special TeamsSpecial Teams Allowed
TEAM FGM FGA XPM XPA PUNT RET PUNT RET YDS KICK RET KICK RET YDS OPP FGM OPP FGA OPP XPM OPP XPA OPP PUNT RET OPP PUNT RET YDS OPP KICK RET OPP KICK RET YDS
Special Teams 38 40 34 38 17 152 20 409 24 28 Special Teams Allowed 44 45 26 142 43 1,010
Special Teams 36 39 36 36 32 354 12 215 17 23 Special Teams Allowed 39 41 24 297 24 376
Special Teams 34 41 33 36 29 265 37 965 24 27 Special Teams Allowed 45 48 15 132 29 606
Special Teams 33 35 45 47 23 265 22 418 32 39 Special Teams Allowed 44 48 14 133 32 748
Special Teams 32 37 43 45 31 312 43 1,111 19 23 Special Teams Allowed 41 41 23 177 51 1,087
Special Teams 31 32 21 23 20 228 36 788 32 36 Special Teams Allowed 29 31 25 232 41 910
Special Teams 30 32 36 37 25 190 47 1,145 29 35 Special Teams Allowed 37 40 25 294 41 836
Special Teams 29 36 33 36 20 117 29 734 29 31 Special Teams Allowed 37 43 18 184 7 144
Special Teams 28 34 57 59 31 370 36 995 23 25 Special Teams Allowed 32 37 16 138 30 537
Special Teams 28 35 25 30 20 267 27 557 39 42 Special Teams Allowed 41 44 28 226 21 627
Special Teams 28 31 52 57 30 176 25 546 21 26 Special Teams Allowed 38 39 23 236 14 471
Special Teams 27 34 32 33 23 232 31 764 33 38 Special Teams Allowed 43 44 29 170 18 415
Special Teams 27 34 30 32 31 176 31 645 24 27 Special Teams Allowed 33 36 36 209 9 235
Special Teams 27 31 37 40 20 158 36 722 25 31 Special Teams Allowed 49 50 19 128 34 705
Special Teams 26 28 30 33 23 357 31 717 22 27 Special Teams Allowed 37 39 12 71 32 680
Special Teams 26 29 52 53 27 244 23 613 16 24 Special Teams Allowed 25 30 19 108 30 634
Special Teams 25 27 48 54 28 163 25 646 18 26 Special Teams Allowed 38 40 15 119 23 549
Special Teams 24 33 36 39 18 100 42 924 28 32 Special Teams Allowed 40 44 37 564 34 913
Special Teams 24 24 49 53 22 189 28 629 29 35 Special Teams Allowed 26 33 28 199 38 815
Special Teams 24 30 38 42 34 235 25 516 22 26 Special Teams Allowed 32 32 23 297 26 737
Special Teams 23 24 41 45 37 356 29 670 20 24 Special Teams Allowed 32 33 32 320 41 908
Special Teams 23 28 57 58 39 399 30 761 22 26 Special Teams Allowed 33 35 20 46 22 379
Special Teams 23 30 45 46 25 136 24 525 25 30 Special Teams Allowed 36 38 22 201 46 895
Special Teams 22 26 38 40 25 226 27 520 33 37 Special Teams Allowed 37 40 23 183 32 795
Special Teams 21 28 38 41 17 217 34 845 16 20 Special Teams Allowed 53 62 21 116 49 1,049
Special Teams 21 28 20 24 10 86 41 811 29 35 Special Teams Allowed 50 52 38 446 27 670
Special Teams 20 28 51 53 23 208 38 767 21 23 Special Teams Allowed 42 47 20 171 37 823
Special Teams 19 24 43 48 24 115 36 795 23 27 Special Teams Allowed 38 41 25 229 38 998
Special Teams 18 25 24 28 18 205 30 614 31 39 Special Teams Allowed 51 55 26 196 25 469
Special Teams 16 16 59 63 11 53 33 623 24 27 Special Teams Allowed 35 37 17 291 45 1,088
Special Teams 15 22 37 43 16 69 33 722 35 39 Special Teams Allowed 42 46 33 321 27 670
Special Teams 14 19 24 26 26 230 31 648 27 32 Special Teams Allowed 45 47 43 274 26 581

We live in an era where kickers are better than ever before, and offenses are moving the ball at will. With the passing attacks leading teams down the field, attempts are higher in this era of football. We have seen kickers like Justin Tucker and Stephen Gostkowski emerge as top end kickers, and of course we still have Adam Vinatieri who is still kicking over the age of 40. You are going to look for volume when it comes to kickers and fantasy. Volume generally leads to more production, although teams have been quicker to cut kickers so if they are inefficient, then they are going to be on their way out very good. Extra points were once an easy task, and now with the recent changes moving it back, it makes it a more of a notable stat to check in on. Teams might start moving towards going for two more often. We have seen Pittsburgh adopt that style a bit more, and it heightens your chances of more expected points.

Teams that have a dangerous return man have a pretty big advantage. We saw it for years with a guy like Devin Hester, who not only put Chicago in excellent field position most returns, but also put points up on the board. Overall yards can be a look at the success, but also the volume that returns are being brought back. Good defenses will force teams the punt more, and bad defenses will have the opposite effect.

When diving into the special teams allowed column, opposing extra points made can be a pretty good indicator of bad defenses and also teams that play up in pace. Defenses that limit touchdowns are also going to extra points and overall special teams stats like returning yards. Offenses that play up in pace or are very efficient can lead to more opportunities in special teams for opposing teams. These can be tricky stats to figure out, so tying in other stats can help explain the story better. For example, the Rams offense has been one of the better ones over the last few seasons, and are top ten in the league in punt returns and overall production. When you flip to their production, they rank inside the top ten in special teams stats, but they also have had a very good return game over the last few seasons.