Fantasy football advice: First look at NFL Week 5

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Matt Ryan MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons looks to pass the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 8, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Falcons 28-12. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Fantasy Football Advice: Stats, Facts, and Tidbits

You’d have to be living in a cave not to realize that Patrick Mahomes is leading the league in passing, but did you realize that Matt Ryan ranks second in total passing yards and passing yards per game? Unfortunately, he also is tied for first with three others with 6 interceptions.

Christian McCaffrey is becoming a must play in cash games every week due to some incredible volume. He’s averaging 27.5 touches per game, over 100 yards rushing per game, and 6 receptions. He’s been in on 98.2% of the Panthers snaps this season. You simply can’t fade that type of floor. No other running back is being featured nearly as much as McCaffrey is in this Carolina offense.

Darren Waller is third in the NFL in receptions with 33, trailing only Michael Thomas and Keenan Allen. The young tight end had a modest day at the office on Sunday with only 7 catches for 53 yards but continues to be a target monster early on this season.

Although they are no longer teammates, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram rank 1 and 2 in evaded tackles and juke rate. Both are enjoying success with their teams without having to split carries with each other. Ingram ranks first in the NFL with 5 rushing touchdowns while Kamara is third among running backs with 17 catches out of the backfield.

The New England Patriots have 10 interceptions through four games which is twice as many as any other team in the NFL. Oh, and they’re tied for first with 18 sacks, too. The Redskins offense is doomed, regardless of who they put under center this week.

The Pats defense also ranks first in total yards allowed, yards allowed per play, 3rd down conversion percentage, and first downs allowed per game. They’ve been good…like really freaking good.