You have worked hard for a commendable five weeks and are now becoming a bit weary of the daily duties to keep up with your fantasy team. The ‘Grind’ is taking it’s toll on your life and your fantasy squad, are you keeping up? We are now in the heart of the byes with fatigued eyes, no time to capsize as your franchise needs supplies to make sure to bring home the prize… see what I mean, Cabin Fever. Time to take a good long look in the mirror and see what you really expect out of this fantasy season.
Most NFL teams have now played five games (Jets, 49ers, Lions and Dolphins have played four) and we have proper clarity of the true reality each team possesses. We now know which offenses thrive and also which defenses cannot keep up. One thing is certain, Christian McCaffrey is exceptional at football. If you spent a top three Draft Day pick on Run CMC, you are most likely in first place… especially if you play in a points per reception (PPR) league. Through five weeks, Run McCaffrey has scored 159.6 points in PPR Format (30.3 more points than Austin Ekeler) and averages 31.9 points per game (Ekeler averages 25.9 PPG). CMC also averages 27.2 touches per game which is best in football (Le’Veon Bell 2nd with 24.5 TPG) and is #1 in Red Zone Touches with 20 (Aaron Jones second with 18). CMC on pace for 435 touches… that has to cool down at some point right? Owners sure hope not.
WR – KeeSean Johnson (AZ)
Week 5: Hauled in three of seven targets for 22 yards and has one rush for three yards.