The Standouts Week 5
The Standouts is a weekly article put out by The Fantasy Bye Week. This article will focus on five standout performances from the week in fantasy, and will include an analysis of how repeatable the performance is.
By Cody Austin 10/08/2019
Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
This week we have a lot of big name players on this list. We start with Aaron Jones who had 182 total yards and 4 touchdowns. Jones has been on a touchdown tear, with 8 total through 5 weeks. These 4 touchdown monster games are not going to happen often, but Jones will continue to be an every week fantasy starter.
Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
What a monster game. 11 catches for 226 yards and a td. Sure, they were playing from behind so Dak had to throw for 463 yards. But Cooper has been a stud all year with 512 yards and 5 tds, a 1638 yard and 16 td pace. He won’t get there, especially in the touchdown category, but he’s a fantasy stud, and might even be top 6 at his position at the end of the year.
Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Have a game, Deshaun. 426 yards passing with 5 tds and a perfect passer rating. Can’t get much better than that. As a Deshaun owner I can tell you that it has been an interesting year. He has had two games with less than 200 yards passing and 0 passing touchdowns, but in his other three games he has not had less than 3 passing touchdowns. When he’s been good it has won you your week, but the bad sure has been bad. Despite this, Deshaun will continue to be an elite fantasy option at QB and a start every single week regardless of matchup.
Gerald Everett, LA Rams
Everett has strung together two nice fantasy games in a row. 5 catches for 44 yards and a td last week and 7 catches for 136 yards this week. Despite all of the other weapons on this team he seems to officially be a part of the offense. Keep in mind though that Jared Goff has thrown the ball 117 times the past two games. If the Rams want to continue to win they will be trying to deploy a more balanced offensive attack, so the opportunities have to come back to earth a little. I would say I’m cautiously optimistic at this time, and willing to add him in leagues where I’m struggling at tight end.
Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
This dude is legitimately so good. He’s currently on pace for about 2,700 yards and 22 tds and is showing no signs of slowing down. Realistically, he won’t get to those numbers. But, this dude is absolutely going to get to 2,000 total yards as long as health stays on his side. He is my rest of season RB1 in fantasy and an absolute must start in your lineup every single week.