Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 11/2/13
Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images After suffering knee and hip sprains during week four’s thrashing of the Jets, Jake Locker returned from a two-week absence on October 20th versus San Francisco. His stat line reads impressively: 25/41 (three drops), 326 yards and two touchdown passes (one interception). Falling in line with the usual overreaction routine, his endorsement from fantasy writers has since increased tenfold. But in reality, his performance is yet another instance of the conventional numbers telling only partial truths. Locker in the first half: 11/16 – 104 yards – one interception. The Titans trailed 17-0. Locker in the second half: 14/25 – 202 yards – two touchdowns. 148 of those yards came on the final two drives (7:36 remaining) with his team down 24-3. A deeper dig into the manner in which he accumulated those 326 passing yards reveals a great deal, as just 155, or 47.5%, came through the air – Kendall Wright picked up 21 yards on a short cross, 19 of whi...
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