The Standouts Week 3
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 09/25/2019
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers:
Did you know that Keenan Allen is the #1 player in fantasy football in many formats this year? Not just among receivers, he even has more fantasy points than Patrick Mahomes. Absolutely insane. In week 3 he had 13 receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns. That’s after putting up 221 yards and a touchdown over the first two weeks. Thanks in part to no Melvin Gordon and Mike William’s injury Keenan is having a career year, and it doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon.
Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens:
Eat, big boy. 16 carries for 103 yards and 3 touchdowns, plus 4 receptions for another 32 yards. Ingram is a top 5 running back so far this season, but we need to keep a few things in perspective here. He is only averaging 14 carries per game this season. Combine that with the fact that he is currently on pace for 27 touchdowns and there is some regression coming. That being said, he has a great shot at finishing the year as a top 12 running back, the top 5 guy he is currently just doesn’t seem very likely.
Evan Engram, New York Giants:
Evan Engram has to love his new QB Daniel Jones. 6 catches for 113 yards and a touchdown is a great game. On the season he has 23 grabs for 277 yards and 2 touchdowns, a pace of 123 catches, 1,477 yards and 11 touchdowns. He won’t get there, but he is currently the #1 tight end in fantasy, and the #1 receiver on his team, giving him a great rest out season outlook.
Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins:
Chris Thompson is your classic receiving back, but those can still be great for fantasy football. This week against the stingy Bears defense he caught 4 passes for 79 yards. Watching the game it felt like he was breaking off huge plays every time he touched the ball. Through week 3 he has 16 catches for 195 yards, a pace of 85 catches and just over 1,000 yards. With Derrius Guice sidelined until at least week 8 Chris Thompson can be started in deeper PPR leagues.
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Remember when everyone was worried about Mike Evans after two weeks? Yea, not anymore. 8 catches on a monstrous 15 targets for 190 yards and 3 touchdowns seems like a great way to alleviate concerns. Here’s the truth, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are both very good fantasy players and they are likely to go back for forth this season, but Mike Evans is going to be just fine.