Everybody loves offense — it generates the fantasy points, and keeps us entertained on Sundays. Behold all the offensive team stats you will need to figure out which offenses you want to deploy in your fantasy lineups. Overall you can gauge a team offense by points scored, as well as yards per game. Yards per play is another key stat to measure the efficiency of an offense, as you can see with Arizona and Pittsburgh. Not all teams are build the same as you can distinguish between passing and rushing stats.
|3||New England Patriots||465||5,991||374||1050||5.7||14||7||7||404||629||4587||7.3||36||383||1404||3.7||14||96||860|
|6||New York Giants||420||5,956||372||1053||5.7||21||7||14||392||623||4347||7.0||36||403||1609||4||5||102||777|
|8||New Orleans Saints||408||6,461||404||1096||5.9||20||8||12||460||667||4970||7.5||32||397||1491||3.8||16||130||1112|
|9||Kansas City Chiefs||405||5,299||331||955||5.5||15||8||7||310||473||3255||6.9||20||436||2044||4.7||19||104||878|
|11||New York Jets||387||5,925||370||1074||5.5||24||8||16||362||604||4057||6.7||33||448||1868||4.2||11||96||787|
|15||Green Bay Packers||368||5,353||335||1056||5.1||17||9||8||348||573||3503||6.1||31||436||1850||4.2||8||105||906|
|20||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||342||6,011||376||1016||5.9||28||13||15||312||535||3852||7.2||22||454||2159||4.8||12||143||1195|
|26||San Diego Chargers||320||5,949||372||1100||5.4||24||11||13||442||667||4591||6.9||30||393||1358||3.5||4||117||942|
|29||St. Louis Rams||280||4,761||298||920||5.2||22||11||11||273||473||2805||5.9||11||429||1956||4.6||16||122||1057|
|32||San Francisco 49ers||238||4,860||304||969||5||17||5||12||322||526||3316||6.3||16||390||1544||4||7||113||823|
2015 Team Offensive Stats Notes
Carolina led the way in points scored last season, cracking the 500 mark behind Cam Newton. While they put up buckets of points, they ranked in the middle of the league when it came to yards per game. Arizona was right behind them, ranking second in points, while leading the league in yards per game. The two offenses were a bit different, as the Cardinals had 6.3 yards per play last season to Carolinas 5.5. Arizona used a bit more of an air-it-out approach, compared to the heavy running game of Carolina. Both were efficient, but as you can see they did it in different ways. It was a down year in 2015 for some really good offenses in the past — Indianapolis, Atlanta, San Diego, and Dallas. These are four that could get back into that middle tier, or even sneak into the top ten. San Francisco's abysmal effort on offense is likely destined for a similar finish.
Turnovers don't necessarily tie into just simply being a good or bad offense. Arizona and Pittsburgh had 28 turnovers last season, which was among some of the poorer teams in the league. Despite 28 turnovers, they ranked 2nd and 4th in offense. A lot of this has to do with play-calling and game-flow. Those teams chasing games from behind are forced to throw the ball, which is a higher risk for turnovers. Heavy run teams generate lower turnovers, such as Seattle, Minnesota, and Kansas City.
If you are looking for fantasy production out of your quarterbacks, receivers, and tight ends — grabbing high volume passing teams is a good way to go. Drew Brees and the Saints have definitely dropped off from prior years, yet they still remain a passing threat due to the hefty volume. They ranked third in passing attempts last season, behind the Ravens and Chargers. Now those two teams threw a lot given the lack of run game and game-flow. Most teams that led in passing yards and touchdowns have a correlation with attempts. Of course, the more efficient teams can make up for that, such as Carolina. Big play wide receivers can be narrowed in on for yards per attempt. Teams that lengthen the field can give a chance for higher production in the fantasy department. It is also another way to measure offensive efficiency.
The NFC is a bit more of a run heavy division, and it shows. It also pays to have a good run game to open up the pass. We saw that in Carolina last season. It also helps to have a freak athlete like Cam Newton who can act as a running back. Carolina had 526 attempts last season. Ground-and-pound teams such as the Seahawks, Vikings, and Jets showed off that grinding style, ranking inside the top ten in rushing attempts. This is very similar to passing, where you are looking for those high volume rushing teams to get exposure to. Attempts isn't everything, and for me it is more important to make the best of your attempts, which leads to yards per attempt. Buffalo and Tampa Bay both rushed for 4.8 yards per attempt last season, which is a very efficient number. Four yards per attempt was about the league average last year, and a majority of the top half offenses were efficient running offenses.