Jets’ Crow­ell, Dol­phins’ Drake get back on track

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These play­ers saw their fan­tasy val­ues in­crease or de­crease most based on their per­for­mances in Week 5:

Siz­zlers

RB Isa­iah Crow­ell, N.Y. Jets: Crow­ell ran over and through the Den­ver Bron­cos for 219 yards, av­er­ag­ing 14.6 per carry, the high­est in NFL his­tory for a back with at least 15 touches.

RB Kenyan Drake, Mi­ami Dol­phins: Drake had his best fan­tasy day of the sea­son as he caught seven passes for 69 yards, but he was lim­ited on the ground again due to the pres­ence of Frank Gore. In point­per-re­cep­tion leagues, Drake is fan­tasy-rel­e­vant again.

QB Baker May­field, Cleve­land Browns: Lead­ing the Browns to their first win as a starter, May­field passed for 342 yards to nine re­ceivers.

RB James Con­ner, Pitts­burgh Steel­ers: The coach­ing staff said last week that Con­ner needed the ball more of­ten. The re­sult: 185 to­tal yards and 2 TDs.

RB Joe Mixon, Cincin­nati Ben­gals: Fan­tasy own­ers won­dered if he’d play well com­ing back from knee surgery and if he’d be the same fan­tasy stud he was be­fore his in­jury. His heavy in­volve­ment in the game plan an­swered both ques­tions with a re­sound­ing yes.

Fiz­zlers

WR Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions: Although he did score a TD on his only catch, Golden Tate and Kenny Gol­la­day are see­ing many more tar­gets, mak­ing Jones the No. 3 re­ceiver.

WR Quincy Enunwa, New York Jets: He might be deal­ing with a hand in­jury, but he failed to catch any of his five tar­gets.

WR Doug Bald­win, Seat­tle Sea­hawks: The Sea­hawks seem to have found a run­ning game, which neg­a­tively im­pacts fan­tasy num­bers for Bald­win. He re­ceived his usual num­ber of snaps but man­aged just 1 yard on his only tar­get.

WR Amari Cooper, Oak­land Raiders: With one catch, Cooper was a tiny part of the game plan against the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers. His lack of us­age af­ter a big Week 4 is con­cern­ing.

WR Kenny Stills, Mi­ami Dol­phins: With DeVante Parker in­ac­tive, Stills had a huge op­por­tu­nity and un­der­de­liv­ered again (17 re­ceiv­ing yards). With the Chicago Bears up next, it might be time to give up on him.

ROBERT DEUTSCH/USA TO­DAY SPORTS

Jets run­ning back Isa­iah Crow­ell rushed for 219 yards against the Bron­cos in Week 5.

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