We have landed into Week 10! So, it’s time to look back on Week Nine to see how the week changed the trajectory of certain fantasy football players in the coming weeks and the rest of the season. We had some huge performances and some awful performances from players this week.
Can Joe Mixon Continue His Dominance?
Joe Mixon just had the game of his life on Sunday, but was it a fluke? Mixon finished the game with five total touchdowns and over 200 scrimmage yards, and obviously, he’ll never reach that level again. Some people think that Mixon will return to his dominant top five self the rest of the season, and I’m telling you that is not happening. Sunday was a field day for any Bengals rusher. Each of their running backs ended with at least six yards per carry.
This was just an incredibly bad game from the Carolina Panthers defense. They haven’t stopped anyone carrying the ball besides the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushing attack. They held the Buccaneers to just 2.9 yards per carry and Leonard Fournette to average just 2.4 yards per carry. Mixon will still be a good running back, and he can finish inside the top 10 or 12. But past that, I don’t think he’ll be as efficient as he was against the Panthers for the rest of the season, as efficiency was his biggest struggle. He’ll be a sell high for me later in the week, as this is a window of opportunity to pounce on value.
Is Davante Adams Back?
Whether Davante Adams will continue his success past this game relies on whether or not the offense can be consistent enough. Adams was on fire in the first half with nearly 40 points, catching nine footballs for 146 yards and two touchdowns. If you were an Adams owner, you probably felt a rush of excitement. Can he hit 90 points? 80? 70? Can he even hit 40? Adams finished the second half with just one additional catch for zero yards. He was absolutely none existent after the first half, so how can anyone be sure if he can keep it up at all?
I think firing Josh McDaniels would help his case a bit. I mean, I don’t think it’ll make a big difference, but it definitely cannot get worse with where this team is at. I, personally, do not think that Adams can be consistently elite the rest of the season, and his boom or bust trend continues.
Justin Fields Is HIM
Justin Fields is that dude, I don’t care what anyone says. He has finished as a top 10 quarterback in each of the last four weeks, and he does not seem like he is stopping. Not only that, but he has also been improving his statistics in each of those games. Week Six he finished as the 10th best quarterback, week seven and eight he finished fifth and in Week Nine he was the highest scoring quarterback with 42.72 fantasy points.
With the addition of Chase Claypool, it seems like the Chicago Bears are committing to their offense and to Justin Fields. He is finally being used correctly, which is not what we saw in the first few weeks of the season. I think the Bears and Fields continue to dominate the rest of the season with a pretty favorable schedule, and I could definitely see him as a top seven quarterback the rest of the way. Rushing quarterbacks are key in fantasy football, and Fields is proving that you don’t always have to throw 20-plus times to be a top fantasy football quarterback.