What We Learned: Week 7
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RBs aren't dead!
After a bizarre start for first-round RBs, we finally got some vintage performances. It was a huge week for the RB position.
Nine of the top-20 scoring players on Sunday (excluding QBs) were RBs. Nine RBs rushed for over 100 yards, eleven scored over 20 PPR points. Christian Mccaffery and Austin Ekeler are back inside the top-five.
Nature is healing.
Russell Wilson & Tom Brady: Still good at football
Speaking of nature healing… It took long enough but Russell Wilson and Tom Brady turned in signature performances in week four, finishing as QB3 & QB4 respectively.
Both accounted for at least three total TDs and 25+ fantasy points. Surprisingly, both lost their game in real-life. Luckily for us, we don’t lose fantasy points for that!
They may have let their fans down, but they certainly are back in the good graces of their fantasy managers.
I will get my shameless brag out of the way now. I had Hockenson as TE ‘start of the week’ this week. Even so, I certainly didn’t expect him to be the highest scoring player in all of week four.
The crazy thing about his eight-catch 179-yard two-TD performance? It could’ve been even better. He actually got tackled at the one-yard line, otherwise he would have finished with three TDs and 46.0 fantasy points. That’s nearly twice the amount of points Kyle Pitts has this whole season.
Hockenson was a focal point this week thanks to the absence of D’andre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown. I’m not necessarily recommending you trade him, but his value may never be higher than it is right now. You can continue to start him and hope he stays hot, or you can move him now and probably get a massive haul.
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