Todd Gurley enters the RB1 conversation

In Tyler Loechner's Week 5 edition of PPO Potpourri, Todd Gurley is highlighted as an RB1 option moving forward.

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(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Todd Gurley enters the RB1 conversation

Welcome to the Week 5 edition of PPO Potpourri, where we look at the previous week’s fantasy points per opportunity (PPO) data to find the players that made the most of their opportunities and go over how you can use that data to win in Week 5.

This article will list the top 10 players in terms of last week’s PPO from the wide receiver, running back and tight end positions. It’ll also dig a little deeper to find some players worth knowing that weren’t in the top 10.

We’ll also take a look at some season-to-date PPO data to find the players that have been performing at a high level on a consistent basis.

An opportunity is defined as Carries+Routes Run, so PPO is Fantasy Points/(Carries+Routes). In order to qualify for the top 10, a player must have been in the game on at least 25 percent of the number of snaps the snap count leader at their respective position took each week. For example, if we were both wide receivers and you took 100 snaps and I took 24, I would not qualify for the list. This data is for standard leagues.

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Tyler Loechner is a lead writer at PFF Fantasy. He has played fantasy football since 1999 and has been a part of the PFF Fantasy staff since 2010. Tyler was also previously a fantasy football featured columnist at Bleacher Report.

  • Nathan Kline

    I’ve been selling high this season with it paying big time dividends in my 10 man ppr league(Bernard for Maclin wk2, Allen/Woodhead/Graham for Julio/Watkins/Miller wk4). Not saying this trade would be accepted but if both Maclin and Gurley have another big week, would sending them for a higher buy Hopkins but a very low buy Lynch be a good move? RB’s then become Charles, Lynch, Gore, and a hopeful bounce back for Miller. The team that has them is struggling big time and may be willing to deal a top WR to upgrade a bad RB corp (Randle, Murray, Crowell, Vereen).