The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 13 Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon game.
|40.59%||8||Opp. Rush %||44.16%||22|
|59.41%||25||Opp. Pass %||55.84%||11|
- After going 6-0 against the spread to open the season, Atlanta is 1-5 against the spread since, 30th in the league over that span.
- The Steelers are 0-7 when the opposing team scores first and 4-0 when they score first.
- Opponents have scored on 44.3% of their drives against Atlanta, the highest rate in the league.
- The Steelers are averaging a league-low 5.1 yards per passing play.
- Atlanta is allowing 7.0 yards per passing play, 28th in the league.
- The Steelers are allowing 6.9 yards per passing play, 27th in the league.
- Atlanta is averaging 100.3 fewer passing yards per game than their opponent, the worst differential in the league.
- The Falcons are 30th in fantasy points per game for skill players (60.4) while ranking 28th in points allowed per game to opposing skill players (67.1).
Marcus Mariota: Mariota has not logged a QB1 scoring week since Week 8. We know how he has to get there since this Atlanta offense is not going to just start dropping back over 30 times per week. Mariota has to be hyper-efficient on the attempts he does have while finding the end zone on the ground.
Over the past four weeks, Mariota is averaging just 6.3 yards per pass attempt, 27th in the league. He is averaging just 171.0 passing yards per game while throwing one or fewer touchdowns in 8-of-12 games.
Mariota is averaging 5.5 rushing points per game (seventh). That has kept him from bottoming out and making him a floor-based QB2.
Pittsburgh can allow some efficiency through the air, ranking 28th in yards allowed per pass attempt (7.7 Y/A) while allowing a league-high 5.6% touchdown rate.