The fantasy playoffs are so close you can smell them. Wait, no that’s just me. Haven’t taken my weekly shower yet. Anywho, you’re hopefully preparing to lock up a seat at the fantasy league championship table. Get your lucky jersey out. Stop shaving that beard. Find a rabbit to depaw. Whatever you need to do to win. You could also peek under the hood with these blurbs.
- We’re picking up right where we left off with Nick Chubb and the Browns backfield split. He got roughly half of the snaps and half of the carries. He was hyper-efficient with 126 yards, one actual TD and one almost TD after stopping shirt of the goalline to ice the game. It looks like his path to fantasy success will remain doing extraordinary things with ordinary opportunity.
- Justin Jefferson is quickly making a case for consideration as a top WR in the league, not just a top rookie. Fueling his breakout is a ridiculous 6.9 average yards after the catch. That’s second to Terry McLaurin’s 7.2 for WRs with 50 targets. Dude is ridiculous with in space. That’s a perfect fit for the Vikings and could hold up.
- The Lions have given up a league high 13 rushing TDs as well as a league high 5 receiving touchdowns to opposing RBs. Enter Mike Davis doing a CMC impression round 2.
- Dallas Goedert played 62 of 67 snaps for Philadelphia. He ran routes on 35 of 41 drop backs. Those are both great. The timing wasn’t quite there with Carson Wentz catching 4 for 33. Let’s see if he can up the targets and get an end zone look.
- Joe Burrow is second only to Tom Brady with 370 pass attempts. The Bengals defense is popping bubble and with no Joe Mixon they lack playmaking in the run game. Burrow has some kinks to work out but he continues to be disrespected by DFS price setters.
- It’s weird that a team who has limited Duke Johnson’s role was totes cool with giving him 54 of 57 snaps last week. The wind affected that game so if he sees that kind of snap share again a breakout is probable.
- With Alex Smith taking snaps the past two weeks WFT has 37 RB targets. Scatback J.D. McKissic has 29 of them. It’s hard to trust an RB continuing to see that kind of concentration of targets but he’s break glass in case of emergency type play right now.
- Ronald Jones did a lot of his damage last week with one 98-yard scamper. It may have never happened after an early fumble. The variance gods were kind, though, and he still out-snapped Leonard Fournette 47-29. It’s never going to feel comfortable but RoJo is a must start for me given the chance they lead and he eats.