QR Week 6: Gaskin Gags in England

In a single journey to the UK in 1985, Chicago resident Clark Griswold managed to trigger a number of automobile wrecks, collide with a bicyclist, and stage a UNESCO World Heritage Website to the bottom. It was maybe the worst journey to England that any American has ever made … till Myles Gaskin and the Miami Dolphins arrived in London this previous week. In only a wee little bit of recreation motion towards Jacksonville, Gaskin surpassed thresholds for each dashing and receiving incompetence that no person else has within the final half-decade.

Gaskin first rose to prominence on the College of Washington, the place he set faculty information with 5,323 yards and 57 touchdowns dashing. With that monitor file of manufacturing, BackCAST was considerably optimistic about Gaskin’s professional potential regardless of some mundane bodily abilities. The Dolphins drafted him within the seventh spherical in 2019, however he did not play a lot as a rookie, buried on Miami’s depth chart behind Kalen Ballage, Patrick Laird, Mark Walton, and Kenyan Drake. He completed the 12 months with simply 36 runs and 7 catches.

Gaskin broke out considerably in 2020. He solely began seven video games, opening the 12 months as a backup behind Matt Breida and Jordan Howard and later lacking six video games as a result of a sprained MCL and a stint on the COVID checklist, however he nonetheless led the Dolphins with 584 dashing yards and 972 yards from scrimmage. Our superior numbers weren’t impressed along with his operating means, labeling him under alternative stage, however he was dependable, ending twelfth in success price. And he was nice within the passing recreation, ending first in DVOA and fourth in DYAR as a receiver. In his final three video games of the 12 months, he caught 11 of 12 targets for 190 yards (17.3 yards per catch!) with a pair of touchdowns.

To this point this season, Gaskin is once more the Dolphins’ main rusher, although he has fallen behind tight finish Mike Gesicki in yards from scrimmage. Simply final week he was one among our high operating backs, principally as a result of his 10 catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns. In opposition to Jacksonville, nonetheless, he was relegated to committee obligation. He performed 25 snaps towards the Jaguars, as many as Malcolm Brown and solely six greater than Salvon Ahmed (his former Huskies teammate in school). Ahmed led the crew with seven carries, whereas Brown and Gaskin had 5 every. Why did Gaskin run so occasionally? Let’s break down the outcomes of his carries, one after the other:

  • 1-yard loss on first-and-10 on the primary play of the sport.
  • 3-yard achieve on first-and-10.
  • 4 yards and a fumble (recovered by Miami) on first-and-10.
  • 2-yard achieve on second-and-17.
  • 1-yard achieve on first-and-10.

That is 5 carries for 9 yards, no first downs, no profitable performs, a 20% stuff price, and a long term of simply 4 yards … which almost resulted in a turnover. In case your lead again was struggling that badly, you’d flip to the choices in your bench too. (In Gaskin’s protection, his teammates did not fare a lot better—Ahmed and Brown mixed for lower than 4.0 yards per carry with adverse DYAR between them.)

Gaskin did lead Dolphins operating backs with six targets, however he wasn’t very efficient there both:

  • incomplete move on first-and-10
  • incomplete move on third-and-15
  • incomplete move on third-and-6
  • reception for 5-yard achieve on second-and-9
  • reception for no achieve on first-and-20
  • incomplete move on third-and-1

That is 2.5 yards per catch, which is terrible, however it should occur occasionally when operating backs solely catch two passes. The actual downside is that Gaskin solely caught two passes. None of those targets had been thrown greater than 5 yards downfield; they had been all screens, swings, and checkdowns, the sort of passes quarterbacks throw particularly as a result of they’re simple to finish. This is not fully Gaskins’ fault; Tua Tagovailoa threw one move into the dust a number of yards wanting Gaskins’ toes on one move and one other approach behind him on a route over the center. However Gaskins dropped each of his different two incomplete targets. He additionally bobbled his reception on first-and-20, which is one motive it went for no achieve—by the point he secured the catch, Jacksonville defenders had closed in for the kill. His final goal was probably the most damaging. It was initially dominated a reception and a primary down for Miami proper at midfield, however replay confirmed the ball hitting the bottom, resulting in a Dolphins punt, which in flip led to a Jaguars drive that resulted in a game-tying subject purpose.

That works out to -28 dashing DYAR and -27 dashing DYAR, worst amongst operating backs in each classes this week. The mixed whole of -55 DYAR makes this the worst recreation for a operating again up to now this season. That is not an historic whole; there have been three video games worse than that final 12 months. What’s notable just isn’t Gaskins’ whole DYAR, however the distribution: he is the primary operating again to hit -25 DYAR as a rusher and a receiver within the final 5 years.

The final participant to go -25/-25 was Kenneth Farrow of the then-San Diego Chargers in Week 15 of 2016, an outing that proved to be the final recreation of his solely season within the NFL. Different little-known gamers on this desk embody Joe Aska, Nick Goings, and a bunch of dudes named Tony. Nevertheless, there are additionally loads of superstars. Shaun Alexander! Jerome Bettis! Terrell Davis! LaDainian Tomlinson! Ricky Watters! By mixed DYAR, Ricky Williams had the worst recreation on this desk, and likewise the second-worst. Steven Jackson reveals up twice too. Should you play lengthy sufficient as a dual-threat again, ultimately you are going to have a kind of days the place nothing goes proper.

Gaskin’s totals of 5 rushes and 11 mixed runs and targets are each the bottom of any participant listed right here. It’s totally uncommon to see somebody accumulate a lot adverse worth so shortly. It is also an indication that that is doubtless a small-sample dimension fluke. Gaskin ranked among the many high 20 gamers at his place in each dashing and receiving DYAR coming into the sport, and he’ll doubtless get again close to these ranges earlier than the season is completed. He is caught in a crowded backfield on what may be probably the most disappointing workforce within the league, however he is a greater participant than what he confirmed in Merrie Olde Englande.

Quarterbacks

Rk

Participant

Staff

CP/AT

Yds

TD

INT

Sacks

Whole
DYAR

Go
DYAR

Rush
DYAR

Opp

1.

Dak Prescott DAL

36/51

445

3

1

0

167

183

-17

NE

Prescott had a stretch over the third and fourth quarters the place he picked up first downs on eight straight throws. A type of was a 1-yard landing; every of the others gained at the least 12, and people eight performs produced 139 whole yards. He was the league’s finest passer on throws to the suitable, going 17-of-24 for 223 yards and all three of his touchdowns.

2.

Kirk Cousins MIN

33/47

373

3

0

0

160

166

-7

CAR

Clutch efficiency, Kirk be thy identify. By DYAR, Cousins was the league’s finest passer on third/fourth downs (8-of-13 for 86 yards and a landing, six whole conversions) and within the fourth quarter/additional time (13-of-16 for 166 yards, together with the game-winning 27-yard rating on second-and-13 within the further body).

3.

Tom Brady TB

34/42

297

2

1

0

131

128

3

PHI

Brady was one among three quarterbacks with a league-high 11 failed completions. That didn’t cease him from main all passers in DYAR within the first quarter (11-of-12 for 121 yards and two touchdowns) and contained in the opponents’ 40-yard line (11-of-12 for 113 yards and two touchdowns, plus a 1-yard DPI).

4.

Derek Carr LV

18/27

341

2

0

2

129

142

-13

DEN

Within the spirit of Daryle Lamonica and Jay Schroeder and different Silver-and-Black Mad Bombers of yore, Carr terrorized the Broncos secondary with deep balls, going 5-of-7 for 203 yards and two touchdowns.

5.

Aaron Rodgers GB

17/23

195

2

0

3

97

72

25

CHI

Rodgers led all quarterbacks in DYAR on throws to receivers at or behind the road of scrimmage, going 3-of-4 for 25 yards and two touchdowns. It actually helps that his common completion gained a league-high 7.5 yards after the catch.

6.

Matthew Stafford LAR

22/28

251

4

1

2

81

81

0

NYG

Stafford was profitable on 63% of his dropbacks; no different qualifier had a hit price larger than 56%. He was one of the best passer within the pink zone, going 6-of-7 for 48 yards and three touchdowns.

7.

Ryan Tannehill TEN

18/29

216

0

1

0

81

69

11

BUF

8.

Josh Allen BUF

35/47

353

3

1

3

77

100

-23

TEN

9.

Carson Wentz IND

11/20

223

2

0

2

56

60

-4

HOU

Wentz did not throw a single move within the pink zone, however then with 51- and 28-yard touchdowns, he did not have to. He had a banner day on deep balls, finishing 4 of his 5 makes an attempt for 166 yards and people two scoring performs.

10.

Trevor Lawrence JAX

25/41

319

1

0

2

53

52

1

MIA

Two small however important performs in Jacksonville’s win over Miami: Lawrence gained 7 yards on fourth-and-6 within the second quarter and 9 yards on fourth-and-8 within the fourth, each on completions to Laviska Shenault. The primary of these performs arrange Lawrence’s 28-yard landing move to Marvin Jones; the second arrange the game-winning subject purpose on the gun. That is 10 factors in a three-point win that do not occur with out the fourth-down conversions.

11.

Tua Tagovailoa MIA

33/46

329

2

1

0

30

20

10

JAX

Tagovailoa loses 70 DYAR as a result of opponent changes, twice as many as every other quarterback. He was the week’s worst passer within the third quarter, going 4-of-6 for 25 yards with as many first downs (one) as interceptions.

12.

Kyler Murray ARI

20/30

229

4

0

2

28

104

-76

CLE

If -76 dashing DYAR appears excessive, properly, it’s. Unofficially, it could surpass the -55 DYAR Drew Bledsoe had towards Pittsburgh in 1993 because the worst dashing recreation for any quarterback in our file books, however that comes with a heaping serving to of asterisks. Formally, Murray had 5 carries for 20 yards, which sounds simply superb. Nevertheless solely a kind of carries resulted in a primary down. One went down as a fumble and a 5-yard loss on a botched zone-read change with Chase Edmonds; one other went for no achieve with a fumble when Murray tried to scramble and the ball bounced off his thighpad. Then we add two extra fumbles, a pair of aborted snaps that Murray recovered for giant losses. Now we have got Murray down for seven carries for a web lack of 12 yards with 4 fumbles (all recovered by the Cardinals). We will not fairly examine Murray’s recreation to these in prior seasons, as a result of in recent times we modified the way in which we handle aborted performs. We used to separate them into passing performs (aborted snaps) and run performs (botched handoffs). For simplicity’s sake, we now rely all aborted snaps as runs, the identical as official stats, however we now have not gone again and adjusted these numbers for prior seasons. So we will not say for sure that Murray had the worst dashing day of any quarterback up to now quarter-century. We are able to say that he had an excellent day regardless of some extreme ball safety points.

Rk

Participant

Staff

CP/AT

Yds

TD

INT

Sacks

Whole
DYAR

Go
DYAR

Rush
DYAR

Opp

13.

Teddy Bridgewater DEN

35/49

334

3

3

5

14

25

-11

LV

Bridgewater led the NFL in DYAR on passes to his left, going 14-of-16 for 140 yards. Ten of these completions moved the sticks, and he picked an eleventh first down on a 20-yard DPI. Sadly he was rotten on throws down the center, going 7-of-11 for simply 48 yards with an interception. His throws to the suitable had been a combined bag, with three touchdowns but additionally two interceptions.

14.

Jalen Hurts PHI

12/26

115

1

1

2

11

-13

24

TB

Hurts’ common move was thrown to receivers 13.9 yards past the road of scrimmage, deepest of any qualifier this week. Formally he solely had three deep completions for 72 yards with one interception, however he added 95 extra yards on a pair of DPIs. It is a good factor he threw deep so typically, as a result of he was horrible on brief passes, going 8-of-18 for less than 27 yards and a landing. That is 1.5 yards per move, and that is off-the-charts dangerous; the common brief move this season has gained 6.4 yards.

15.

Patrick Mahomes KC

32/47

397

2

2

3

11

0

11

WAS

Technically, Mahomes was at -0.1 passing DYAR. That will make this the third time in his profession he has completed under zero in that class, although the margin is so superb that might simply change as opponent changes and league baselines fluctuate all through the season. By DYAR, he was the league’s worst passer within the pink zone (5-of-8 for 34 yards with one landing and two intereptions) and from underneath middle (2-of-6 for 33 yards with a sack and an interception).

16.

Justin Fields CHI

16/27

174

1

1

4

9

19

-11

GB

Fields’ common move got here with a league-high 10.2 yards to go for a primary down. He did not get a lot assist from his receivers—his common completion gained a league-low 2.0 yards after the catch.

17.

Mac Jones NE

15/21

229

2

1

2

7

7

0

DAL

Jones opened the second quarter with a 27-yard completion to Nelson Agholor on second-and-5, and he opened the fourth quarter with an 11-yard completion to Jakobi Meyers on first-and-5. He didn’t choose up a single first down in between these two throws, going 5-of-6 for 23 yards with two sacks and a fumble.

18.

Ben Roethlisberger PIT

29/40

229

1

0

1

-1

9

-10

SEA

Roethlisberger was one among three quarterbacks with a league-high 11 failed completions. He threw 5 deep balls however solely accomplished one among them, a 23-yard achieve to Diontae Johnson within the third quarter.

19.

Joe Burrow CIN

19/29

271

3

1

2

-5

-9

4

DET

Burrow’s common dropback got here with a league-low 7.9 yards to go for first down … which is unusual, as a result of at numerous factors on this recreation he confronted second-and-16, third-and-17, third-and-20, and second-and-25. However he additionally had 13 dropbacks with 5 yards or much less to go. That is the place he shined, going 7-of-11 for 152 yards and three touchdowns, but additionally giving up two sacks.

20.

Baker Mayfield CLE

19/28

234

2

1

5

-8

1

-9

ARI

Mayfield had a really dangerous day in Arizona territory, going 4-of-7 for 29 yards with one landing, two sacks, and a fumble.

21.

Jared Goff DET

28/41

202

0

1

1

-20

-18

-2

CIN

No passer this week fared worse than Goff on deep balls. He threw seven of them towards Cincinnati, finishing as many to his personal teammates (one, for 33 yards) as to Bengals defenders.

22.

Justin Herbert LAC

22/39

195

1

1

2

-53

-63

10

BAL

Herbert was the week’s worst passer on throws to his left, going 6-of-15 for 44 yards with an interception.

Rk

Participant

Staff

CP/AT

Yds

TD

INT

Sacks

Whole
DYAR

Go
DYAR

Rush
DYAR

Opp

23.

Lamar Jackson BAL

19/27

167

1

2

3

-55

-53

-1

LAC

Jackson ran eight occasions for 51 yards and 4 first downs, however his DYAR is dinged for some shorter runs in long-yardage conditions. The typical quarterback run this season has gained 5.3 yards; 5 of Jackson’s runs gained lower than that. As a passer, he was good in brief yardage. He transformed every of his 5 throws with 5 yards or much less to go for a primary down, shifting the sticks every time and gaining a complete of 29 yards. He threw one move with 6 yards to go; it was intercepted.

24.

Geno Smith SEA

23/31

209

1

0

5

-58

-58

0

PIT

Smith’s common move towards Pittsburgh traveled 3.4 yards past the road of scrimmage, least of any quarterback this season. He solely threw three deep passes, finishing two of them for 62 yards. He had the worst DYAR of the week on third/fourth downs, going 6-of-8 for 43 yards with extra sacks taken (three) than conversions (two).

25.

Sam Darnold CAR

17/41

207

1

1

4

-92

-112

20

MIN

Darnold was profitable on solely 24% of his dropbacks; each different qualifier was profitable at the least one-third of the time. And but, for all that futility, he someway led all quarterbacks in DYAR on throws down the center, going 8-of-12 for 126 yards and a landing. Given his low rating, one would possibly guess that he was the worst passer on throws to the skin. And one can be proper. Darnold solely picked up three first downs on throw to his left or proper, going 9-of-29 for 81 yards with an interception.

26.

Davis Mills HOU

29/43

243

0

2

2

-103

-104

1

IND

Although he was moderately environment friendly at getting Houston into scoring vary, Mills was the week’s worst passer contained in the opponents’ 40, the place he went 6-of-13 for 30 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

27.

Taylor Heinicke WAS

24/39

182

1

1

0

-119

-119

0

KC

Heinicke was one among three quarterbacks with a league-high 11 failed completions. The others had been Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger, as a result of whenever you consider Brady and Roethlisberger, Taylor Heinicke is the following identify that involves thoughts. Lots of these failed completions got here on throws to receivers at or behind the road of scrimmage, the place he went 12-of-15 for 53 yards with an interception.

28.

Daniel Jones NYG

29/51

242

0

3

4

-222

-210

-12

LAR

Keep in mind two weeks in the past, when Jones was one of the best quarterback in Fast Reads? That was enjoyable. This week, Jones finishes in final place by a mile regardless of gaining 50 DYAR as a result of opponent changes, most within the league. He was the league’s worst passer on throws down the center (5-of-10 for 47 yards with two interceptions) and within the second quarter (3-of-10 for 18 yards with two interceptions and a sack).

 

5 Finest Operating Backs by DYAR (Whole)

Rk

Participant

Staff

Runs

Rush
Yds

Rush
TD

Rec

Rec
Yds

Rec
TD

Whole
DYAR

Rush
DYAR

Rec
DYAR

Opp

1.

Aaron Jones GB

13

76

0

4/4

34

1

53

23

29

CHI

Jones solely ran for 3 first downs towards Chicago, however he was stuffed solely twice with eight runs of 5-plus yards, the longest a achieve of 28. Every of his three receptions gained at the least 10 yards and a primary down.

2.

Derrick Henry TEN

20

143

3

2/3

13

0

51

54

-3

BUF

There have now been 15 video games this season by operating backs with at the least 49 mixed DYAR. Derrick Henry has three of them: this week, towards Seattle in Week 2, and towards Indianapolis in Week 3.

3.

Kenyan Drake LV

4

34

1

2/2

39

1

51

22

29

DEN

Every of Drake’s 4 carries gained at the least 1 yard and three gained at the least 6, together with an 18-yard landing. His two catches: an 8-yard achieve and a 31-yard landing, each on first-and-10.

4.

Jonathan Taylor IND

14

145

2

1/2

13

0

48

44

4

HOU

Taylor ran for six first downs towards Houston with 5 runs of 10-plus yards, together with an 83-yard landing. He was stuffed simply twice. His one catch was a 13-yard achieve on second-and-7.

5.

Damien Harris NE

18

101

1

1/1

7

0

38

34

4

DAL

Harris was stuffed simply as soon as whereas dashing for 5 first downs, together with two features of 21 yards.

 

5 Finest Operating Backs by DYAR (Dashing)

Rk

Participant

Staff

Runs

Rush
Yds

Rush
TD

Rec

Rec
Yds

Rec
TD

Whole
DYAR

Rush
DYAR

Rec
DYAR

Opp

1.

Derrick Henry TEN

20

143

3

2/3

13

0

51

54

-3

BUF

2.

Jonathan Taylor IND

14

145

2

1/2

13

0

48

44

4

HOU

3.

Alex Collins SEA

20

101

1

1/1

-3

0

36

44

-8

PIT

The Steelers stuffed Collins 5 occasions, however he additionally ran for 5 first downs, together with features of 11, 14, and 21 yards.

4.

Damien Harris NE

18

101

1

1/1

7

0

38

34

4

DAL

5.

James Conner ARI

16

71

0

1/1

0

0

27

30

-3

CLE

Conner ran for 5 first downs, the longest a achieve of 16, whereas being stuffed solely twice.

 

Worst Operating Again by DYAR (Whole)

Rk

Participant

Staff

Runs

Rush
Yds

Rush
TD

Rec

Rec
Yds

Rec
TD

Whole
DYAR

Rush
DYAR

Rec
DYAR

Opp

1.

Myles Gaskin MIA

5

9

0

2/6

5

0

-55

-28

-27

JAX

 

Worst Operating Again by DYAR (Dashing)

Rk

Participant

Staff

Runs

Rush
Yds

Rush
TD

Rec

Rec
Yds

Rec
TD

Whole
DYAR

Rush
DYAR

Rec
DYAR

Opp

1.

Myles Gaskin MIA

5

9

0

2/6

5

0

-55

-28

-27

JAX

 

5 Finest Huge Receivers and Tight Ends by DYAR

Rk

Participant

Staff

Rec

Att

Yds

Avg

TD

Whole
DYAR

Opp

1.

CeeDee Lamb DAL

9

11

149

16.6

2

85

NE

Eight of Lamb’s catches picked up first downs (together with the game-winning 35-yard landing); the opposite was a 24-yard achieve on third-and-25. He additionally had a ninth first down (and 15 extra yards) on a DPI.

2.

Stefon Diggs BUF

9

11

89

9.9

1

60

TEN

3.

Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE

4

5

101

25.2

2

56

ARI

Every of Peoples-Jones’ 4 catches picked up at the least 11 yards and a primary down, together with 11 and 57-yard touchdowns.

4.

DeAndre Hopkins ARI

3

4

55

18.3

2

56

CLE

Every of Hopkins’ three catches gained at the least 9 yards and a primary down, however he would not be right here with out his two DPIs: an 8-yard achieve on second-and-10 and a 24-yard achieve on third-and-2.

5.

Cooper Kupp LAR

9

12

130

14.4

2

51

NYG

Seven of Kupp’s catches moved the sticks, together with 3- and 13-yard touchdowns and features of 25, 28, and 30 yards.

 

Worst Huge Receiver or Tight Finish by DYAR

Rk

Participant

Staff

Rec

Att

Yds

Avg

TD

Whole
DYAR

Opp

1.

Robby Anderson CAR

3

11

11

3.7

1

-51

MIN

It may have been worse. Two of Anderson’s catches, incuding all of his 11 yards and the landing that compelled additional time, got here within the last minute of regulation. Earlier than that landing (which was his solely profitable catch), Anderson was all the way down to -66 DYAR, which might have been the worst recreation of the 12 months for a large receiver by a wholesome margin. As it’s … it is nonetheless the worst recreation of the 12 months for a large receiver, however provided that you ignore dashing DYAR, and even then it is in a lifeless warmth with Juju Smith-Schuster’s two-catch, 11-yard outing towards Inexperienced Bay in Week 4.

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