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Fantasy Football: Consistency Week in Review – RB – Week 5


Melvin Gordon exploded this week versus the hapless Giants and reaches the top five in total points and consistency!

Consistency. Any educated fantasy owner knows that you need your Fantasy Football players to be not only good, but also consistently good! It’s a proven fact that the more consistent your Fantasy players are throughout the season, the better chance that you’ll have to win. More wins equals playoffs and playoffs can turn into championships! That’s why I’ll be here each week to help you identify the most consistent Fantasy football players in your quest towards a Fantasy championship.

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Your subscription includes the Clutch Report, which will help you determine how consistent are the players in your league with your scoring method!

A quick recap for those unfamiliar with the Clutch Games system.  The Head-to-Head (H2H) format in Fantasy Football leads to the need for consistency. Many teams have been near the top of their league in scoring, but miss the playoffs by one or two games. Many will call it “bad luck” and that’s partially true. Injuries to key players, bad weather, etc. are situations that affect our Fantasy teams, but are uncontrollable. However, there is one aspect of Fantasy football that you can control. The consistency of your team!

A Clutch Game is awarded to a player each week when they exceed the Clutch Game Factor in your league for that position. The more Clutch Games a player is awarded each year, the more consistent that player is and the more beneficial they are to your Fantasy team.

The scoring method used will be 1 point per 20 yards passing and 4 points for passing touchdowns; 1 point per 10 yards rushing and receiving; 1 point per reception; and 6 points for any rushing/receiving touchdown.

So, let’s review Week 5 for the running backs…

Rank

Player Team

Score

1

Melvin Gordon LAC 34.30
2 Leonard Fournette JAX 31.40
3 Jerick McKinnon MIN 26.60
4 Aaron Jones GB 20.40
5 LeVeon Bell PIT 19.30
6 Javorius Allen BAL 18.50
7 Duke Johnson CLE 17.30
8 Marlon Mack IND 16.30
9 Andre Ellington ARI 15.30
10 Charcandrick West KC 15.30
11 Doug Martin TB 15.20
12 LeSean McCoy BUF 14.90
13 Christian McCaffrey CAR 14.80
14 Kareem Hunt KC 14.60
15 Orleans Darkwa NYG 14.20
16 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 14.20
17 Wayne Gallman NYG 13.20
18 James White NE 13.00
19 Benny Cunningham CHI 12.70
20 Marshawn Lynch OAK 12.30

21

Frank Gore IND

11.60

 

THE EXPECTED

Running backs were below the average this week as only 21 running backs earned a Clutch Game this week. The average is usually around 24. After a down week last week, Gordon responded with an outstanding game this week! I guess the knee wasn’t that bad. The rookies are earning their stay in consistency rankings as Kareem Hunt and Leonard Fournette are the only two remaining perfectly consistent running backs.  Top regulars like LeVeon Bell, Ezekiel Elliott and LeSean McCoy once again earned a Clutch Game this week and are all at the 80% Clutch Rate for the year.

THE UNEXPECTED

Doug Martin came off his suspension and started off on the good foot with a Clutch Game. He was certainly worth the wait. Andre Ellington earned his third straight Clutch and many will be worried about Adrian Peterson coming to Arizona. Don’t be. He won’t affect Ellington in the passing game. Duke Johnson also earned his third straight Clutch Game and may be worth trading for, if their owner isn’t noticing this.

Some potential surprises and waiver wires pickups were Jerick McKinnon, Aaron Jones, and Orleans Darkwa. The worst unexpected players are those top picks who did not earn a Clutch Game this week. Jay Ajayi, DeMarco Murray, Todd Gurley and Jordan Howard, just to name a few. This was Gurley’s first non-Clutch Game. No need to panic.

WAIVER WIRE CONSISTENCY

If you’re looking for some waiver wire pickups to help with your bye weeks this week, grab the following players who have put up back-to-back Clutch Games: Wayne Gallman and James White.

Here is a group of those “bad” surprises, running backs who didn’t earn a Clutch Game this week.

Rank Player Team Score
22 Joe Mixon CIN 11.10
23 Lamar Miller HOU 10.90
24 DeMarco Murray TEN 10.90
26 Jay Ajayi MIA 9.90
29 Isaiah Crowell CLE 8.70
33 Jordan Howard CHI 7.60
38 Todd Gurley LAR 7.00
41 Latavius Murray MIN 6.30
44 Thomas Rawls SEA 5.50
51 Ameer Abdullah DET 4.40
58 Carlos Hyde SF 2.80

 

YTD CONSISTENCY

Player Name Total Points Rank Total CG Total GP CR
Kareem Hunt 129.50 1 5 5 100%
Leonard Fournette 108.40 3 5 5 100%
Devonta Freeman 74.50 9 4 4 100%
Doug Martin 15.20 75 1 1 100%
Todd Gurley 128.60 2 4 5 80%
LeVeon Bell 96.50 4 4 5 80%
Melvin Gordon 91.80 5 4 5 80%
Ezekiel Elliott 87.70 6 4 5 80%
LeSean McCoy 73.80 10 4 5 80%
Carlos Hyde 72.70 11 4 5 80%
Chris Thompson 75.70 7 3 4 75%
Dalvin Cook 67.40 14 3 4 75%
Ty Montgomery 64.10 18 3 4 75%
Tevin Coleman 52.60 24 3 4 75%
Duke Johnson 75.70 8 3 5 60%
Jordan Howard 71.60 12 3 5 60%
Lamar Miller 70.60 13 3 5 60%
Christian McCaffrey 66.30 15 3 5 60%
Tarik Cohen 65.10 16 3 5 60%
James White 59.60 20 3 5 60%
Andre Ellington 58.60 21 3 5 60%
LeGarrette Blount 49.40 27 3 5 60%
C.J. Anderson 61.70 19 2 4 50%
Alvin Kamara 55.00 23 2 4 50%
Mark Ingram 44.50 31 2 4 50%
Javorius Allen 64.90 17 2 5 40%
Frank Gore 52.10 25 2 5 40%
Ameer Abdullah 51.60 26 2 5 40%
Mike Gillislee 48.60 28 2 5 40%
Giovani Bernard 47.50 29 2 5 40%
Marshawn Lynch 39.20 37 2 5 40%
Chris Carson 39.70 36 1 4 25%
Jay Ajayi 35.40 40 1 4 25%
Bilal Powell 56.20 22 1 5 20%
DeMarco Murray 47.20 30 1 5 20%
Joe Mixon 43.50 32 1 5 20%

 

Remember, one week does not consistency make! Many of the running backs will kill your Fantasy season if you jump on them on the waiver wire expecting weekly Fantasy scores like this. Be patient….consistency will come.


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