Week 1 in the world of fantasy was shocking, intense and the points per player soared in PPR or points per reception leagues. People who drafted Le’Veon Bell were not happy when it was determined that the number 2 running back in the NFL will not be starting due to not accepting his franchise tag yet. With Bell on the outs it was up to James Conner to fill his huge shoes. To a lot of people’s surprise Conner was spectacular underneath the stadium lights on Sunday. J. Conner rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 31 attempts and caught 5 passes for 57 yards totaling in 35.20 points in PPR leagues. The total yards of scrimmage for Conner was 192 yards, which actually ties the most that Le’Veon Bell made during 2017.Bell’s days in the NFL may be becoming numbered, but with Conner in the backfield I do not think the Steelers fans need to worry.
Furthermore, with this week’s high numbers, some of the top contributors are as follows:
Tyreek Hill, wide receiver, for the Kansas City Chiefs dominated the game sunday night while catching 7 out of 8 targets for 169 yards and a duo of touchdowns not to mention his 91 yard punt return score. Hills amazing run put him at an impressive PPR scoring of 45.30 points for week 1.
Alvin Kamara, running back, for the New Orleans Saints was fantastic in their game against the Buccaneers this past Sunday even though the Saints couldn’t get the win. Kamara rushed 8 times for 29 yards and had 2 touchdowns while also receiving 9 catches for 112 yards and scoring another touchdown on 12 targets ending the game with 141 yards, and 3 touchdowns for the night. A. Kamara’s PPR score of 44.10 points which is almost doubled his projections.
Michael Thomas, wide receiver, for the New Orleans Saints set team records with 16 catches for 180 incredible yards and a touchdown on 17 targets in the loss against the Buccs putting him close to the top of the PPR leagues with a whopping 40.00 points after week 1.
These are just a few of the big pops in last week’s NFL games for Fantasy Football leagues specifically PPR scoring.