Jets’ Crowell, Dolphins’ Drake get back on track
These players saw their fantasy values increase or decrease most based on their performances in Week 5:
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.
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.
Jets running back Isaiah Crowell rushed for 219 yards against the Broncos in Week 5.