Tim's Takeaways: Week 16
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Trevor Lawrence has arrived
After a four-TD effort against Dallas in week 15, it can be confirmed: Lawrence had that dawg in him. It was his second consecutive game with over 300 passing yards and four total TDs.
Since week 10, Lawrence is the QB4 in total points. He has just one game below 20 fantasy points during that span, and three with 24+. He is beginning to blossom into a franchise-QB right in front of our eyes. Just think how scary this offense will get when Calvin Ridley returns to the field in 2023.
Trevor Lawrence to the moon.
Jerrick Mckinnon: Not a fluke
For the second consecutive week, Jerrick McKinnon has finished as THE RB1. During the surge, McKinnon has accounted for at least 120 total yards, seven receptions, and two TDs in each game. He now has a combined 66.6 PPR points over the last two weeks.
With over 55% of snaps and a 65% route participation (15 receptions on 17 targets) in back-to-back games, there’s no reason to expect his opportunity doesn’t continue.
Given his recent production and a plus matchup with the Seahawks in week 16, maybe we get our third consecutive 30-bomb from McKinnon.
Is Joe Mixon a must-start?
In Mixon’s last three games he has finished as RB32, RB16, and RB26. In those games, he has a combined 32.2 points (AVG: 10.7 PPG). The max total he’s been able to manage during this span is just 12.6 points.
Remove that 50-bomb from week nine and he has just one game above 20.0 points this season, and just four above 12.9.
He faces difficult matchups against the Patriots and Bills over the next two weeks. I still say he is worth a start thanks to his high floor (just two single-digit PPR games this season) but more so as a flex than an RB1.
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