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2017 Fantasy Football Trends

George Kittle, Tight End, San Francisco 49ers is a fan favorite in The Fantasy Authority Podcast episode 110, 2017 Fantasy Football Trends.

The Fantasy Authority Fantasy Football Podcast Ep. 110, October 19, 2017.

Through six weeks of NFL action the data is beginning to pile up. Using the latest targets and touches data from Yahoo and Pro Football Focus, Kevin Steele (@fantasywrath13), Kent Weyrauch (@CCNP_Kent), Ryan Williams (@RyanAlexander_W) and Anthony Pinzone (@the1andonlypz) analyze 2017 fantasy football trends to follow moving forward.

2017 Fantasy Football Trends

Pierre Garcon – Wide Receiver – San Francisco 49ers

  • 41 targets, 24 receptions 327 yards (10/6/81.75) over last 4 ~ YAHOO
  • CJ Beathard 5/9 for 55 yards when targeting Garcon in week 6
  • Dallas: 16th pass d, 7th most points to WR
  • Philadelphia: 29th pass d, 2nd most points to WR
  • Arizona: 26th pass d, 5th most points to WR
  • Giants: 25th pass d, 24th most points to WR

Mark Ingram / Alvin Kamara – Running Back – New Orleans Saints

  • Ingram: 14.25 touches (10.5 rushes, 3.75 receptions) per game w/ AP
  • Ingram: 30 touches, 150 yards, 2 touchdowns in week 6
  • Kamara: 13.75 touches (3.75 rushes, 10 receptions) per game w/ AP
  • Kamara: 14 touches, 87 yards in week 6
  • Packers: 13th most pts/gm, 102.8 rush yds/gm, 4.5 rec/gm, 33.8rec yds/gm
  • Bears: 18th most pts/gm, 95.7 rush yds/gm, 5 rec/gm, 33 rec yds/gm
  • Bucs: 17th most pts/gm, 90.4 rush yds/gm, 5.8 rec/gm, 46 yds/gm
  • Bills: 25th most pts/gm, 77.4 rush yds/gm, 4.8 rec/gm, 41 yds/gm
  • Redskins: 15th most pts/gm, 66 rush yds/gm, 6.8 rec/gm, 48.8 yds/gm

John Brown – Wide Receiver – Arizona Cardinals

  • Week 6: 84% of offensive snaps (Fitz 99%, Jaron 73%, JJ 40%)
  • Week 5: 80% snaps (Fitz 95%, Jaron 60%, JJ 53%)
  • Week 4: 62% snaps (Fitz 95%, Jaron 95%, JJ 29%)
  • Since injury (3 weeks): 18 tgt, 8 rec, 136 yards, 2 TD
  • Rams: Week 4, 2016. 16 tgts, 10 rec, 144 yards, 0 TD
  • Rams: Week 17, 2016. 44-6 W, calf/sickle cell injury.
  • Rams: Week 4, 2015. 10 tgts, 7 rec, 75 yards, 0 TD
  • Rams: Week 11 2015. 8 tgts, 6 rec, 113 yards, 0 TD

George Kittle – Tight End – San Francisco 49ers

  • Week 5: 56% snaps, 9 tgt, 7 rec, 83 yards, 1 TD
  • Week 6: 92% snaps, 8 tgt, 4 rec, 46 yards, 0 TD
  • Rookie CJ Beathard 1st career game: 245 yds, 1 TD, 1 int, 72.1 rate
  • Kyle Shanahan declared Beathard starter going forward (not just wk 7)
  • Beathard and Kittle played together in college
  • Dallas: 4.6 rec/g, 56.8 yards/g to TE position (no great TEs yet)
  • Upcoming schedule: Phi 14th, Ari 23th, NYG 32nd, Bye, Sea 18th. Chi 19th
  • Playoff schedule: Hou 24th, Ten 12th, Jax 21st

Jerrick McKinnon – Running Back – Minnesota Vikings

  • Week 5: 16 rush, 95 yds, 1 TD, 6 tgt, 6 rec, 51 yds
  • Week 6: 16 rush, 69 yds, 1 TD, 6 tgt, 5 rec, 30 yds, 1 TD, 1 fumble
  • 16 game pace: 1300 rush yds, 96 tgt, 88 rec, 650 rec yds
  • Minnesota run blocking: 21st in 2017, 30th in 2016
  • Upcoming schedule: Bal 20th, Cle 9th, Bye, Wsh 17th, LAR 32nd, Det 25th, Atl 24th
  • Playoff Schedule: Car 11th, Cin 12th, GB 19th
  • Latavius Murray: 13.5 rush/g, 1.5 tgt/g, 1.5 rec/g

2017 Fantasy Football Trends – Honorable Mentions

  • Aaron Jones – Running Back – Green Bay Packers
  • Hunter Henry – Tight End – Los Angeles Chargers
  • Austin Sefarian-Jenkins – Tight End – New York Jets

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