Welcome to On To The Next One! There will be two categories here: “The Rebounders” and “The Fumblers.” The Rebounders highlights two players that had a disappointing fantasy performance last week, but will rebound this upcoming week to produce better numbers. The Fumblers will feature two players that had fantastic performances last week, but they will not put up nearly the same amount of points on the board this upcoming week, and will fumble away the fantasy football glory they fleetingly had.
If you have any of these players – PAY ATTENTION.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts
9.4 points (PPR) / 7.4 points (Non-PPR) per ESPN
Last week, Taylor totaled 27 yards and a touchdown on six carries and two catches for seven yards. A disappointing performance, yes, but not unexpected. The Baltimore Ravens are the best team in fantasy football against running backs, giving up only 12.0 points to them a game. Taylor’s touchdown is only the fourth against this stout defense thus far. Next week he faces the Tennessee Titans who give up 18.5 points per contest to running backs and 11 total touchdowns to them this season.
Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
18.6 points (PPR) / 18.6 points (Non-PPR)
On the opposite side of the field from Taylor last week was Lamar Jackson, but he couldn’t get it done against the Colts, losing 10-24. His next opponent is the New England Patriots, and while they’re a great team against quarterbacks, their performance last week can’t be ignored. The Patriots let the New York Jets score the second most points they’ve had all season (27; 28 is their highest) and watched as Joe Flacco threw three touchdowns. Not pretty.
Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots
28.9 points (PPR) / 16.9 points (Non-PPR)
If Meyers could play the Jets every week, then maybe this would be sustainable. But, he can’t. What also helped his performance last week was that there was only three wide receivers on the Patriots roster come game time. When N’Keal Harry and Julian Edelman come back there will be less opportunities. Let’s also not forget how mediocre of a passer Cam Newton is. Regardless of all that, the Ravens are headed to Gillette Stadium, bringing with them the fifth best defense against wide receivers, as they only allow 17.75 fantasy points to them; a drastic difference from the Jets 25.00 average. In addition, star cornerback Marlon Humphrey was recently activated off of the COVID-19 reserve list, which is not good news for Meyers either.
Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills
36.0 points (PPR) / 36.0 points (Non-PPR)
It’s no secret that the Seattle Seahawks secondary is terrible (36.50 fantasy points/game, 5.75 points ahead of the second place Minnesota Vikings). Allen and company took full advantage of that last week as they scored 44 points en route to giving the Seahawks their worst loss this season. The Bills will be heading to Arizona to face Budda Baker, Patrick Peterson, and the rest of the Cardinals secondary next week. They allow 23.50 fantasy points/game to receivers, which places them in the middle of the pack at 17th overall.