Yes, world of logs just adds the absorb onto the main hit, so your average melee hit seems high (the same reason wol makes brewmasters look bad on the damage taken tab). The A:some number is indeed the absorb amount, mainly stagger + any other incidental absorbs like paladin mastery/priest bubbles. Assuming you've got 60% stagger, 2p + fort brew averaged in means you're probably taking something like 79k melee hits on average, not 246k
The expression I ran to get my log (I didn't want to bother with any non-melee damage that fight):
fullType = SWING_DAMAGE
AND targetName = "Daught"
AND sourceName != "Nether Wyrm"