NFL Week 10 FOX Washington Redskins @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview
By PFF Preview Team •
Nov 8, 2018
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Washington Redskins @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – FOX, 1:00 PM
Smith at best targeting middle of the field
Alex Smith has performed well when targeting the middle of the field this year.
Alex Smith is who we thought he was
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Alex Smith isn’t going deep. Smith’s deep pass attempt rate of 10.9% ranks 22nd out of 33 qualifying quarterbacks.
Getting pressure when it matters most
The Washington Redskins are currently generating pressure on 50.6% of their third down pass-rush snaps.
Swearinger Enjoying Career Year
Safety D.J. Swearinger is having the best season of his career. Swearinger sits at third among safeties with an overall grade of 87.4.
The key is a clean pocket
Ryan Fitzpatrick has dominated when given a clean pocket. His 94.3 overall grade when kept clean is the fourth-highest in the league.
Bucs fielding talented WR group
The Buccaneers’ wide receivers all currently grade in the top 20 among qualifying receivers this season.
McCoy doing a 360
Since 2015, Gerald McCoy’s pass-rush grade and run defense grade have been moving in opposite directions. His current 61.6 pass rush grade would be a career low, while his 85.8 run defense grade would be a career high.
Pierre-Paul first to the ball
Jason Pierre-Paul has been the first defender to the ball carrier on 23 run plays this season, the third-most of any edge defender.