Some Crazy New Calculations
The projections above were used by averaging the percentages of several offenses and applying the average percentage to the totals we projected for Stafford. What would happen if instead of an average we used the highest possible percentages over that period?
For one, we would end up with some pretty ridiculous (read: fun) numbers. Stafford’s projections would put him at an NFL record 7,108 yards and 66 TDs if we applied those receivers total numbers to him. As such, these numbers are neither likely or realistic across the board. Individually, though, this is probably close to the ceiling for each of these positions.
The only caveat, of course, is Calvin Johnson. We all know there’s no cap to what he can do. So where did the players get their numbers this time around? Remember now, these are the percentages of their team’s stats these guys had, not their raw statistics.
|TE2||Tony Scheffler/Joseph Fauria||2012/2013||9.44%||9.81%||24.14%|
Why those numbers? As mentioned, those are the HIGHEST percentages of each statistic for eight very different offenses. These are the highest percentages from the 2010-2011 Colts and 2012-2013 Ravens, Lions, and Saints.
While it is possible that a player nets a higher percentage, it’s extremely unlikely. So let’s use those percentages and apply them to the Lions receiving corps, once again using Stafford’s projected 2014 numbers.