5 fantasy stats to know from Week 5

Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down five stats that fantasy owners need to know from Week 5 of the NFL season.

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5 fantasy stats to know from Week 5


It’s easy to look at the box scores and make conclusions about fantasy performance, but the numbers often don’t tell the whole story. Each week, I’ll dig a little deeper and pull out some need-to-know stats that will help you dominate your league.

 

1. Willie Snead racked up 3.62 yards per route run.

It’s no surprise that DeAndre Hopkins led the week with 3.93 YPRR, but Snead’s second-place finish certainly raises an eyebrow. On a per route basis, Snead currently sits sixth in the league for the season with 2.74 YPRR. That places him ahead of Hopkins, Julian Edelman, Brandon Marshall, Demaryius Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr., and many other marquee names. Snead certainly took advantage of a plus matchup against the Eagles, but more importantly he’s firmly entrenched as the Saints’ No. 2 receiver (especially now with Marques Colston dealing with a separated shoulder). That’s a good spot for fantasy purposes, even with Drew Brees on the downslope of his career. At this point, Snead has to be considered an upside WR3 and should be owned in all formats.

 

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Assistant Managing Editor and resident IDP maven and DFS junkie of PFF Fantasy.  

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is 2016's second-most-accurate ranker in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

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