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What I learned From Week Eight in the NFL

Another week is in the books and that means it’s time to go over a couple things that stood out and how we can use that analysis moving forward. Below you will see a preview of one of these takeaways and to see the rest of the article you must be a RotoPros member. If you haven’t joined RotoPros yet, make sure to get sign up for a FREE two-week trial or grab a monthly or yearly membership.

The Tight End Position Continues to be the Most Volatile Position for Fantasy

The tight end position has been an absolute mess in 2018 and the hardest position to fill on a week to week basis. Let’s take a look at this weeks results from the main slate($3 Play Action on DraftKings). The Bucs O.J. Howard(19%) was the highest owned tight end on the slate and did come through with four catches for 68 yards and a touchdown and Travis Kelce(10.3%) was the third highest owned and came through with six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. After those two, however, David Njoku(11.3%) and C.J. Uzomah(9.9%) were #2 and #4 in ownership at the position and neither recorded a catch on Sunday. Of the remaining six tight ends to finish Top 10 in ownership George Kittle(3.5%) was the only one to record more than four catches and Jared Cook(8%) joined him as the only other tight end with 50 or more yards.

The takeaway here is that on a week to week basis, the tight end position is a great spot to pivot away from some of the high owned guys if you are multi-entering GPP contests.

What I learned From Week Seven in the NFL

Another week is in the books and that means it’s time to go over a couple things that stood out and how we can use that analysis moving forward.

THE KERRYON JOHNSON BREAKOUT GAME WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR

The Lions traded up to the #43 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to pick Kerryon Johnson in hopes of him being their next lead back. After receiving under 50% touch share in the Lions backfield to in five straight games to start the season, he finally got the lion’s share(no pun intended) of the touches on Sunday against the Dolphins. He led the team rushing the ball 19 times for a whopping 158 yards and was also targeted three times in the passing game catching two for an additional 21 yards. He did break off a 71-yard run in the second quarter but remove that from his total and he still gained 4.8 yards per carry on the other 18 rushes. Overall, it was exactly what the Lions and fantasy owners wanted to see from the rookie and while I don’t expect him to see 20+ carries, 15 a week is most definitely in the cards and he has shown he can be successful in that range. He will now have a chance to prove himself even further in the coming weeks as two of the next three games are against Top 10 rushing defenses.

What I learned From Week Five in the NFL

Just when we think we have a big enough sample size to predict the results week in and week out, the NFL throws us a curve ball like it does over and over again. In this article, I would like to go over a few things I learned from some other notable performances and how it can help us make fantasy decisions moving forward.