Fantasy Football: 10 Biggest Reactions to NFL Week 5 | Fantasy football news, rankings and predictions

• A week of big names returning: Jonathan Taylor, The Cooper Conspiracy And Jameson Williams Their season debuts produced mixed results.

• Two backup running backs are stepping up: Both running backs have taken significant playing time away from the starters on their teams over the past two weeks.

• A great rebound for tight ends: Several highly-drafted tight ends put together big games this week, and two of them accomplished that despite seeing significantly less playing time in each of the past two weeks.

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These are my 10 biggest reactions to games from Sunday’s slate. For more in-depth breakdowns, check out mine Full Sunday Review.


Ezekiel Elliot breaks up with Rummondre Stevenson

The two running backs were even close on offense and rushing attempts.

  • The Patriots’ running backs generally rotated through the drive, but Stevenson often played snaps on some of Elliott’s drives, especially on third downs.
  • New England wasn’t happy with Stevenson passing losses, and unlike the first few weeks of the season, Elliott let all the snaps play on his drives.
  • Stevenson started the game, but Elliott’s drives were just as successful as Stevenson’s, so the two split time.
  • Stevenson has graded out as the best receiver this season and has four more first downs than Elliott has. However, Elliott has a higher field goal percentage (22%) than Stevenson (14%) this season.
  • If Stevenson returns to the caliber he had last year, his playing time will rebound. Until then, he’s not going to be a consistent fantasy starter.
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Jonathan Taylor returned quietly

Taylor ran the ball just six times for 18 yards and caught a 16-yard pass on a punt return for the Colts.

  • Taylor returned from the PUP list this week and signed a three-year contract extension.
  • Published in Indianapolis Jake Funk Make room for Taylor.
  • Taylor was a full participant in practice this week, which seemed like a significant role for him to play this week.
  • On the contrary, Zach Moss Started and played most of the game. Taylor took just one snap in the first quarter compared to Moss’ 10. He worked a little more as the game progressed.
  • Given how well Moss played in this game, Indianapolis could find a team better than most fantasy managers would like.

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