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.

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
26 29 20 21 16 96 22 457 18 20 35 36 27 142 26 575
24 28 32 34 22 173 28 637 17 20 19 22 15 60 18 350
22 23 13 14 22 90 8 170 13 16 23 25 12 44 18 401
21 28 21 21 16 96 21 445 13 23 19 24 24 189 25 560
21 25 23 24 27 264 15 321 15 15 20 20 14 122 11 315
20 23 25 27 24 135 14 290 22 27 29 30 15 119 7 165
19 20 36 37 15 125 19 342 19 21 17 18 6 34 27 621
18 23 25 25 18 142 10 231 15 21 21 21 15 117 13 318
18 22 14 15 22 172 9 259 22 25 17 18 18 187 12 357
18 20 20 20 14 80 14 253 13 19 21 22 20 179 28 641
17 20 25 26 18 104 20 481 14 19 28 30 16 52 40 877
17 23 21 23 14 99 25 542 16 23 25 25 26 245 4 88
17 25 30 30 27 241 13 245 11 13 14 15 11 43 34 703
17 21 28 33 23 202 13 288 6 7 12 13 18 98 18 417
16 22 32 32 17 95 10 157 17 18 18 19 12 120 23 547
16 22 18 19 20 200 16 365 18 19 26 28 13 96 18 452
16 18 16 19 15 103 22 540 12 21 24 25 11 131 24 464
15 20 18 24 15 137 22 509 18 20 20 20 16 82 15 334
15 17 30 32 22 117 11 256 18 21 19 19 16 112 13 361
14 17 15 15 13 88 23 685 19 22 29 29 12 63 7 141
14 19 27 29 14 70 15 288 18 26 20 22 24 171 12 305
13 14 29 29 6 -8 21 395 16 21 19 21 17 148 20 523
13 18 24 29 14 124 11 228 16 19 24 24 16 43 24 449
13 13 21 23 20 136 21 463 14 18 24 25 18 136 15 363
12 17 17 18 22 235 23 637 14 18 14 15 25 151 14 352
12 16 9 9 12 73 24 542 15 18 26 28 23 225 8 208
11 16 22 23 22 147 15 456 8 14 14 18 11 110 20 476
10 13 27 28 16 113 17 458 11 14 31 31 24 259 21 441
9 13 14 14 17 137 25 594 20 25 31 34 19 149 8 259
8 10 19 22 15 162 28 667 17 22 32 34 17 106 12 177
7 15 22 24 11 74 16 346 16 19 15 20 19 184 18 398
7 12 15 17 14 125 20 459 15 18 22 25 33 230 18 368

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.