12 Fantasy Football Stats to Help You Win in NFL Week 6
Fantasy Football Week 5 is in the books and with it came the gift that keeps on giving. Stats. At the conclusion of each week for the 2019 fantasy football season, I will be sifting through all of the fantasy football stats produced. I will filter out stats I find noteworthy or valuable to pay attention to moving forward. I hope this list encourages you to stop and assess the possible impact each stat could have on fantasy values. Conversely, stats are fun. Enjoy each one for what it is and don’t overthink everything presented.
12 Fantasy Football Stats to get you ready for NFL Week 6
All stats listed are based on .5 PPR.
1.) It should not surprise anyone that Lamar Jackson leads all QBs in rushing yards on the season. Josh Allen, who is third in rushing for QBs, has a nose for the end zone & leads all with 3 rushing TDs. After the Bills bye week, Allen’s schedule should provide a safe floor. I suggest trading for him now in 2 QB leagues and grabbing him as a back up in all other leagues.
2.) Matt Breida exploded against the Browns on Monday Night Football. He rushed for 114 yards and a TD on just 11 carries while adding 3 catches for 15 yards and a TD. He finished Week 5 as the #4 RB for fantasy. Breida has been a solid option in your lineups but hasn’t seen the volume an owner would like. Amazingly, Breida hasn’t surpassed 15 carries in a game this season. Something tells me that will change after his Week 5 performance.
3.) There are 21 defenses that have given up 100+ points through Week 5. The Miami Dolphins lead the NFL with 151 points allowed and they have played 1 fewer game than everyone on this list. The Patriots have allowed just 22 points on the season. They face the Giants on a short week who will likely be without Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, and Sterling Shepard. Just their three best players, no big deal. The Patriots defense may be the only defense as a lock start every week.
4.) D.J Chark had his best game in Week 5. Finishing as the #4 WR, catching 8 of his 11 targets for 162 yards and 2 TDs! Chark is now the WR5 on the season and has caught a TD in all but 1 of his games thus far. He should be owned everywhere.
5.) Tom Brady isn’t known for his fantasy football production in recent years, but he finished as the QB6 in Week 5 with 348 passing yards, 3 TDs, & 1 INT. He is the #7 QB on the year with a favorable schedule. Brady has posted 20+ points in 4 of 5 games. He should finish the season as a top 10 QB easily.
6.) Four of the top five fantasy football performances of 2019 came in Week 5.
#1. Will Fuller: 14 rec/ 217 yards/ 3 TDs
#2. Aaron Jones: 107 rush yards/ 4 TDs/ 7 rec/ 75 yards.
#3. CMC: 176 rush yards/ 2 TDs/ 6 rec/ 61 yards/ 1 rec TD.
#5. Deshaun Watson: 426 yards/ 5 TDs/ 47 rush yards.
7.) Michael Gallup has played in just 3 games this season because of a knee injury. He missed weeks 3 and 4 but came back in a big way in Week 5. He caught 7 of his 14 targets for 113 yards and 1 TD. He now has 339 receiving yards in 3 games. If healthy, Gallup should be considered a top 15 WR in 2019.
8.) Will Dissly continued his fantasy production in Week 5 dropping 81 receiving yards on the Rams. He could easily finish the season as the #1 TE. He is currently, the #5 TE in fantasy but less than 5 points separate the top 5 TEs.
9.) Josh Jacobs was one of four RBs to rush for over 120 yards in Week 5. He finished the week as the #3 RB. Jacobs is the current RB11 and will climb the ranks as the weeks move on. He accomplished this against the Bears defense. Josh Jacobs is the real deal and he proved it in Week 5. I will be shocked if his workload is anything less than “workhorse” with the Raiders moving forward.
10.) Not only did Will Fuller put up the best WR performance 0f the season in Week 5 but he had the best fantasy performance from any position on the season! Fuller caught 14 of his 16 targets (both career highs) for 217 yards and THREE TDs! This is the type of “boom” game Fuller is capable of. Fuller isn’t known for his volume but he should have earned more looks from Deshaun Watson moving forward after this performance.
11.) Gerald Everett led all tight ends with 7 receptions in Week 5. Everett was the only TE to have over 100 receiving yards (136) and managed to finish the week as the #2 TE without scoring a TD. His target share has increased in the last two weeks (19 total targets). Everett has proven he can be productive with volume. He’s as good as almost any option at TE but as we all know with the TE position, he can become irrelevant as early as next week.
12.) The Eagles defense scored the sixth-most fantasy points form any position in Week 5 with 35 points. This was the second-best defensive performance of the season (Patriots Week 2 against the Dolphins). They recorded 10 sacks, 2 INTs, a fumble recovery, and scored 2 defensive TDs. As amazing as this performance was, it was against the hapless Jets with their backup QB in the game. The Eagles get a tougher matchup in Week 6 against Dalvin Cook and the Vikings.
Thanks for reading and good luck to all of you in NFL Week 6!
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