The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 5 Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Sunday afternoon game.

20.8Implied Total28.3
29.829Points All./Gm2311
57.55Opp. Plays/Gm63.515
5.321Off. Yards/Play5.617
6.631Def. Yards/Play6.128
52.17%32Opp. Rush %44.49%24
47.83%1Opp. Pass %55.51%9
  • The Lions are the last team in the league yet to run an offensive play with the lead.
  • 90% (9-of-10) of the Minnesota offensive touchdowns have come via passing, the highest rate in the league. League average is 63.9%.
  • 28.4% of the completions against Detroit have gained 20 or more yards, the highest rate in the league. League average is 14.4%.
  • The Lions are averaging 3.8 fewer yards per pass attempt than their opponent, the worst differential in the league.
  • Jared Goff is averaging 3.9 air yards per completed pass, the lowest in the league among full-season starting quarterbacks.

Trust = spike production for that player
Bust = down-week production for that player’s standards


Kirk Cousins (TRUST): Cousins had his first non-QB1 scoring week last week as the QB28, posting season lows in completion rate (52.6%), yards (203), and yards per pass attempt (5.3 Y/A). With just one touchdown pass, it snapped a six-game streak in which Cousins had thrown multiple touchdown passes. 

He can make a quick rebound against a Detroit pass defense that has skated through on volume perspective in facing the fewest pass attempts in the league (25.3 per game), but is allowing league-highs in yards per pass attempt (10.6 yards) and yards per completion (15.9 yards) with a 6.9% touchdown rate (28th).  

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