Stock Performers 2019 week 12
Welcome to the stock report Week 11 edition. Even though there are many great performances and several mediocre performances, the player's stock usually remains the same. Patrick Mahomes is always going to be in the top echelon while Mitchell Trubisky is going to trend toward the bottom. What will be discussed in this and future articles are those players that are rapidly moving up or down based on the athlete's weekly performance. In doing so, hopefully, this will bring more clarity to those on the radar for waiver wire choices, those that need to be bypassed, traded for, or denied.
It doesn't matter what defense a team employs against Lamar Jackson; he is going to figure out how to beat the opposing team. He tore up New England with three touchdowns, Cincinnati he scored four times, and duplicated this feat against Houston. Against the Texans, he completed 17 of 24 passes for 222 yards and ran nine times for an additional 86. It is the fifth time this season he has gone over 80 yards on the ground. Even better is Jackson's completion rate, for the third straight game he has completed 70 percent of his passes. Jackson also has five games of three or more touchdowns, and eight games of 300 total yards.
The 49ers were supposed to be a running team, but sometime after Week 8, the organization decided to abandon that idea, and in the last three games, Jimmy Garoppolo has been slinging the rock to a total of 128 times completing 86 for 989 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Week 9 against Arizona (37/28-317-4-0), Seattle (46/24-248-1-1), Arizona (34/45-424-4-2). Perhaps San Francisco can play Arizona every week. However, there is no dismissing of his eight touchdowns and just two picks, especially in fantasy football.
The last three weeks Le' Veon Bell has been on track scoring in two straight games and doing what he usually does as a receiver out of the backfield, catching 14 passes for 122 yards on 15 targets in the past three contests. He still hasn't gone over 100 yards, but with the Jets being a team battling from behind often, that will be hard to do.
Here we go again, with Joe Mixon. The Cincinnati running back has to be the most polarizing of high draft picks. Mixon, for the first eight weeks, put up just horrid numbers with 320 rushing yards on 101 carries or 3.16 yards per carry and zero rushing touchdowns. Mixon did catch 19 passes during that time, and he scored twice. Since the Week 9 bye-week, Mixon put up his first 100-yard rushing game against the Ravens and 86 versus the Raiders and finally scored his first touchdown on the ground. In total, that is 200 yards on 45 carries (4.44 ypc).
In the last three contests, Jamison Crowder has been the guy that Sam Darnold has looked for on the field of battle. Crowder has scored once in the last three and has caught 18 passes for 240 yards on 23 targets. Quite an explosive output compared to his previous six games (33/21-223-0).
The Cleveland Browns offense has improved over the last three games, and Jarvis Landry has been a significant contributor. In the last three games, Landry has scored one touchdown and has added 19 catches for 191 yards on 30 targets. He has not gone over 100 yards since Week 4 but had a 97-yard performance against the Bills in Week 10. On the season, Landry has 49 receptions for 695 yards and three touchdowns.
Tom Brady loves his reliable target in Julian Edelman. They have been playing together for the previous 11 seasons, and as the passing game is taking a dip, Edelman continues to put up monster catch numbers. In the last five games, he has not caught less than five balls and has totaled 39 receptions for 380 yards and two touchdowns. Edelman added another score last week when he connected with Phillip Dorsett from 15-yards out.
Since busting out in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions (5-58-1), Kyle Rudolph has scored at least once in each game, including twice against the Cowboys. He has caught 20 balls for 179 yards and five scores during that time. Most of his numbers have come with the absence of Adam Thielen, so it is questionable on what kind of production that Rudolph can be responsible for once Thielen returns.
Mark Andrews is a top-five tight end as he has shown consistency over the past two seasons, which happens to be the exact number of years he has been in the league. He has been part of just three bad games, but at the least, he didn't put up a goose-egg in those contests. Andrews has scored in five of the games he has played, including three in the last two. Andrews went over the century yard mark twice this season but hadn't since Week 2.
A fantasy owner will have to go back to Week 6 to find the last time Matt Ryan was fantasy relevant; it was also a game against the Arizona Cardinals. Throwing out his bye week and the game he missed in Week 8 due to injury, Ryan has completed 57 passes on 93 attempts (61% completion) for 652 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. The competition has not been easy, as the Rams and Panthers are strict against quarterbacks ranking in the top-ten, while New Orleans is average at best. In these three games, Ryan has two games under 200 yards and two with just one touchdown. He has been having difficulty all-season with throwing interceptions but has a 2:1 ratio this year. In total, Ryan has 2663 yards passing with 19 total touchdowns and nine interceptions, putting him barely in the top-ten of quarterbacks.
The Cleveland offensive is changing for the better since Kareem Hunt has been an active part of the offense, and Nick Chubb has benefitted in a way and hasn't in others. For example, Chubb has rushed for over 100 yards twice in the last four contests with also a 92-yard performance. Except, he has not scored in the previous four weeks, and Chubb's receptions have gone down catching just seven balls at that time. The positive aspect is that Chubb is still getting his 20+ carries per game.
Tevin Coleman only had six carries in the first four games due to injury and a bye-week, but he looked solid in the four games against the Browns, Rams, Redskins, and Panthers racking up 309 yards and five touchdowns on 65 carries (4.7 ypc) while catching six passes and scoring once. In the last three contests, it has been quite the turnaround as Coleman has just 77 yards on 33 carries (2.33 ypc) and zero scores. Most troubling is that he is struggling against Arizona, whom he has faced twice in those three matchups carrying the rock 24 times for 37 yards (1.54 ypc) against the Cardinals.
One. That is the number of touchdowns Odell Beckham has on the season. While Landry is connecting consecutive games with scores, Beckham has a goose-egg next to his name. Even worse, that touchdown came in Week 2 against the Jets. He has not had more than seven catches in any game, and only 48 total on the season. Beckham does have two games of a hundred yards or more, but hasn't had more than 87 in the last four contests and has 692 on the season. In sum, that is 48-692-1, which falls behind Landry's 49-695-3. Beckham (9-117) has even fallen behind running back Hunt (13-90) in the passing game over the last two in receptions.
Allen Robinson's lack of production has more to do with the failures of Mitchell Trubisky as a quarterback than his skills as a pass-catcher. Since his stellar performance against the Saints (10-87-1), Robinson has only 16 receptions for 175 yards and zero touchdowns in his previous four contests. Robinson does have one 100-yard game, but that was back in Week 1. He has only scored in two contests and on the season has 57 receptions for 633 yards and three touchdowns.
Its been three weeks since Darren Waller has scored a touchdown, and it took him five weeks to get at least five receptions. Waller was successful against Cincinnati with five receptions and 78 yards on seven targets, so perhaps and the upswing is on its way. Even though he will face the Jets who are demanding on tight ends, Waller will matchup against Chiefs, Titans, and Jaguars in the following weeks.