NFL: Christian McCaffrey, Jarvis Landry Among 5 Best Fantasy Football Performers in Week 12
The fantasy football playoffs are just around the corner, with only one more week left, which has ramped up the intensity. It has also made each choice in your starting lineup that much more crucial, which several vital decisions led to some strong performances that led many fantasy football owners to massive wins. With just Monday night’s matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Rams left to play, here are a few of the top outputs from over this past weekend.
5. Ryan Tannehill
ESPN: 32.4 PTS
I bet you didn’t know that Tannehill has been one of the most productive quarterbacks in fantasy over the last several weeks. Since taking over as the starter, he has tallied at least 18.9 points in each of the previous five games.
Tannehill has highlighted that with a huge outing in the blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars as he passed for 259 yards with two touchdowns along with 40 rushing yards and two touchdowns. That performance also made him the first Titans quarterback since Steve McNair to record at least two passing and rushing touchdowns in a single game back in 2001.
What may be even more surprising about this all is that fantasy owners may now be able to trust Tannehill in their starting lineups.
4. Christian McCaffrey
ESPN: 34.3 PTS
McCaffrey has been one of the lone constants on this list this season, as he has continued to pile on huge outings on a weekly basis. Although the Panthers came up short, he put up another highly productive outing as he has tallied 64 rushing yards with a touchdown and nine catches for 69 receiving yards and a touchdown.
That saw him join Chuck Foreman as the only players to notch at least 20 rushing touchdowns and 15 receiving touchdowns in their first three seasons. The 23-year-old has been arguably the best player in fantasy this season as he has reached at least 20 points in all but one week while toppling more than 30 points five times.
Regardless of how Carolina finishes the season, McCaffrey will remain a huge fantasy factor weekly.
3. Jarvis Landry
ESPN: 36.8 PTS
It has been a frustrating season for the Browns, but they have moved back in the right direction after grabbing their second straight win in Week 11 action. That featured Landry leading the charge in the passing game with his best outing of the season with 10 catches for 148 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
The Browns were able to move the ball down the field with ease against the Dolphins, which led to Landry carving up his former team. It has been challenging to trust Cleveland this season, but the Pro Bowler has hit a strong streak with five straight games topping double-digit fantasy points. That has included at least one receiving touchdown in each of the last four consecutive contests.
2. Leonard Fournette
ESPN: 36.9 PTS
It has been nothing short of a bounce-back year for Fournette as he has been one of the most productive running backs in fantasy in 2019. He put that on display against the Titans as he had his best performance of the season, posting 97 rushing yards with two touchdowns along with nine catches for 62 receiving yards.
The added element of involvement in the passing game has taken his production to another stratosphere. Fournette has been highly reliable with double-digit scoring outputs in every game while it marked his fourth game, notching more than 20 fantasy points. More importantly for fantasy owners, his high level of production has returned him to RB1 status.
1. Chris Godwin
ESPN: 37.4 PTS
Since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 7 bye, Godwin had taken his foot off the gas a bit over the last several weeks. In the first four games from that point, he posted no more than 13.5 points in any game.
Godwin broke through in Week 12 action as he recorded seven catches for 184 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns, which put him over 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career. It also marked the fifth time that he has tallied more than 20 fantasy points and the third surpassing 30 points.
He may play with arguably the most inconsistent quarterback in the league, but that hasn’t prevented him from being a major fantasy factor.