NFL Special Teams Stats 2019

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
34 38 45 48 32 222 37 927 21 26 23 27 19 89 37 725
33 34 19 20 31 154 26 628 22 27 43 45 24 127 32 690
32 36 48 49 40 368 28 676 22 24 33 36 24 166 21 566
32 40 29 31 37 263 25 571 30 34 35 41 19 133 31 690
31 35 34 35 24 168 36 764 27 32 49 50 35 284 36 743
30 39 49 50 33 264 20 409 17 20 29 30 23 131 48 1,046
30 40 46 46 23 131 20 325 26 32 29 31 18 154 35 815
29 34 25 26 27 208 21 534 34 39 26 27 32 314 17 456
29 31 28 28 29 285 29 525 25 31 30 31 30 265 44 946
28 29 57 59 25 206 27 493 27 31 21 24 15 143 48 1,030
27 31 24 25 29 164 42 1,091 30 34 44 45 24 136 19 401
27 35 43 48 33 172 25 494 37 43 38 39 25 222 9 207
27 34 39 45 29 233 26 575 17 19 24 25 28 175 29 607
27 29 40 44 28 191 17 380 29 33 26 27 23 158 21 527
26 34 35 35 22 118 35 726 23 33 32 38 33 252 36 883
26 31 35 36 31 246 23 564 27 34 44 46 29 130 52 1,284
25 29 30 35 24 163 38 830 23 32 42 44 20 151 46 937
25 30 21 22 22 104 33 833 25 30 46 48 39 354 17 439
25 32 31 35 25 171 31 677 27 35 49 50 40 487 5 102
24 33 42 42 27 170 18 404 24 30 40 41 23 190 17 467
23 30 29 30 27 177 36 796 31 38 47 52 29 229 20 540
23 28 27 29 33 302 34 903 23 30 27 29 35 247 27 675
23 28 40 44 23 141 22 432 25 35 35 38 34 213 24 532
22 24 40 41 20 98 32 667 27 32 28 31 26 233 29 702
22 26 35 37 27 160 29 653 23 27 35 37 32 207 27 643
22 31 33 39 24 418 31 707 29 31 38 38 28 166 19 470
22 28 30 32 32 243 32 802 16 26 21 25 18 157 30 691
20 25 40 45 22 214 14 308 21 26 42 43 24 82 39 725
19 28 23 27 21 240 37 807 28 34 29 33 44 309 33 636
19 26 34 36 27 190 35 811 20 26 51 51 30 318 33 690
12 17 35 39 28 274 49 1,153 25 32 50 53 24 136 20 361
8 18 50 52 22 169 30 638 21 27 30 35 30 269 37 877

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.