NFL Game Previews / Stat Matchups: Week 1 - Houston at San Diego
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Week 1 Matchup: Houston at San Diego

San Diego

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 18.9ppg and HOU Allows 16.9ppg ( -11%)
Philip Rivers   18.9
Kellen Clemens   9.8
Running Backs
Average 23.0ppg and HOU Allows 20.5ppg ( -11%)
Ryan Mathews Pro 11.7
Danny Woodhead   9.4
Donald Brown   8.3
Ronnie Brown   2.0
Chris Gronkowski   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 21.9ppg and HOU Allows 20.3ppg ( -8%)
Keenan Allen   10.2
Eddie Royal Pro 7.7
Malcom Floyd IR 7.5
Seyi Ajirotutu   3.6
Vincent Brown   3.3
Danario Alexander IR 0.0
Tight Ends
Average 10.8ppg and HOU Allows 8.8ppg ( -19%)
Antonio Gates   7.0
Ladarius Green   4.9
David Johnson IR 1.8
John Phillips IR 0.5
Kickers
Average 9.0ppg and HOU Allows 9.3ppg (+ 3%)
Nick Novak   9.0
Defensive Linemen
Average 11.5ppg and HOU Allows 19.8ppg (+ 73%)
Sean Lissemore Pro 3.5
Kendall Reyes   3.3
Corey Liuget   2.9
Lawrence Guy   2.1
Kwame Geathers Out 0.6
Linebackers
Average 23.3ppg and HOU Allows 29.5ppg (+ 27%)
Donald Butler   7.6
Jarret Johnson   4.6
Andrew Gachkar   4.5
Manti Te'o   4.3
Reggie Walker   3.8
Melvin Ingram   3.7
Thomas Keiser Pro 3.5
Kavell Conner   3.5
Bront Bird   3.2
Larry English IR 3.1
Tourek Williams   2.1
Dwight Freeney IR 1.3
Defensive Backs
Average 29.9ppg and HOU Allows 33.5ppg (+ 12%)
Eric Weddle   7.5
Shareece Wright Pro 5.1
Richard Marshall   5.0
Jahleel Addae   2.8
Darrell Stuckey   2.6
Brandon Ghee   2.4
Crezdon Butler   2.3
Brandon Taylor Out 0.0
Marcus Gilchrist   0.0

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Houston

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 15.2ppg and SD Allows 18.5ppg (+ 21%)
Ryan Fitzpatrick   16.6
Case Keenum Out 14.2
T.J. Yates Pro 1.3
Running Backs
Average 16.6ppg and SD Allows 16.9ppg (+ 2%)
Jonathan Grimes   10.5
Arian Foster IR 10.0
Andre Brown Pro 9.7
Dennis Johnson Out 2.9
Ray Graham   2.0
Deji Karim IR 1.3
Greg Jones Pro 0.4
Wide Receivers
Average 21.5ppg and SD Allows 25.3ppg (+ 18%)
Andre Johnson Pro 10.3
DeAndre Hopkins Pro 5.9
Keshawn Martin   2.8
DeVier Posey Out 1.8
Mike Thomas   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 10.1ppg and SD Allows 7.3ppg ( -27%)
Garrett Graham IR 7.0
Ryan Griffin Pro 3.8
Brad Smelley IR 0.0
Kickers
Average 7.1ppg and SD Allows 6.8ppg ( -4%)
Randy Bullock   6.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 16.5ppg and SD Allows 15.7ppg ( -5%)
J.J. Watt   8.5
Jared Crick   1.6
Ricardo Mathews   1.3
Tim Jamison   1.0
Ra'Shon Harris   0.0
Jarvis Green   0.0
Linebackers
Average 22.7ppg and SD Allows 25.9ppg (+ 14%)
Brian Cushing IR 8.6
Whitney Mercilus   3.8
Brooks Reed Pro 3.6
Jeff Tarpinian   3.0
Ricky Sapp   1.3
Justin Tuggle Pro 0.9
Keyaron Fox   0.0
D.J. Smith   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 25.3ppg and SD Allows 29.8ppg (+ 18%)
Chris Clemons   5.3
Johnathan Joseph IR 4.8
Kareem Jackson   4.5
Shiloh Keo   4.2
D.J. Swearinger Pro 4.1
Kendrick Lewis   3.7
Eddie Pleasant   2.5
Brandon Harris   2.2
Elbert Mack   0.0

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