NFL Week That Was: Week 15
Glenn Colton takes an in-depth look at the past week of the NFL season and how everything turned out for fantasy football owners.
Breshad Perriman : Breshad Perriman had a monster, fantasy season altering day Sunday reeling in five balls for 113 yards and three touchdowns (plus three yards rushing). That is a gigantic 35+ fantasy points on the day. With Mike Evans out, Chris Godwin looking like he will be out, and Bruce Arians willing to fling the rock all over the yard, Perriman is a must own for the fantasy Super Bowl next week. After all, even before the injuries, Perriman was producing to the tune of 157 yards and a touchdown over the previous two weeks. [Note: credit to my good friend Steve Gardner who first tweeted out the reference to the Chris de Burgh hit Don’t Pay the Ferryman in relation to Perriman].
Saquon Barkley : Pre-season fantasy superstar Saquon Barkley can be removed from milk cartons. He has been found thriving on Fish. Actually, the Fish defense. In a game fantasy owners have dreamed about since August, Barkley rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns while adding four catches for 31 yards. With Washington up next and Barkley running hard like the Barkley of old, fantasy owners will be glad they kept the faith. DFS players will also want to take advantage of any discount caused by the season-long malaise. Barkley will finish strong. Enjoy the ride.
Mike Boone : With Dalvin Cook leaving the game due to injury and Alexander Mattison in street clothes, Mike Boone came out of nowhere to tote the rock 13 times for 56 yards and two touchdowns. Of course, I hope both Cook and Mattison can go next week against the Packers. If they cannot, what does one make of Boone? Well, he will be a touchdown dependent guy who has not caught a pass all season. In non-PPR leagues, you could probably roll the dice but in PPR, it would be too great of a risk. That said, he does have speed and athletic ability so if you need to take a risk and/or own Dalvin Cook , go for it.
Tyler Higbee : For the third straight week, Tyler Higbee was pure fantasy goodness reeling in 12 catches on 14 targets for 111 yards. So, even without reaching the end zone, Higbee put up 23+ PPR points. Over the last three weeks Higbee has 26 grabs for 334 yards. I know that San Francisco is up next but why would Goff stop targeting Higbee now? Nope. Plus, the Niners defense is pretty banged up and has not exactly been world beating of late giving up over 75 points in the last two games. Higbee might actually be out there on your waiver wire. If so, grab him even if just to prevent your opponent from using him against you.
Adrian Peterson : Last week we wrote: “All Day did his thing again Sunday rushing for 76 yards and a touchdown. Last week AD tallied 99 yards and a touchdown. With the knee injury to Derrius Guice , there should be more carries and more stats for AD in the coming weeks. [Note: as of this writing there is no news on how severe of an injury Guice suffered but even if it is relatively minor as everyone hopes, why would Washington risk running Guice back out there in a lost season?]. With games against the Eagles who are coming off a short week and then the Giants, AD could be a difference maker in the playoffs. Add the future Hall of Famer now.” I hope you did. All Day did his thing again Sunday rushing 16 times for 66 yards and a touchdown with three catches for 25 yards to boot. All totaled, that is over 18 fantasy points. With a date against the New Jersey Giants on the schedule for the fantasy Super Bowl, All Day continues to be a must start.
Final Note: Why did it take 15 weeks for Kellen Moore and Jason Garrett to realize that the Cowboys should be run first? Asking for a friend. That snark uttered and out of my system, what I am really looking forward to is Rams fan Rick Wolf (the “Wolfman”) paying off his humble pie bet (see what I did there) Tuesday night 10pm ET on Colton and the Wolfman on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio.