Thursday, May 26, 2022

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb

For many, this is the final week of the fantasy football playoffs, and this 17th week will have many questions answered. But some time ago, one big question was answered: who is the most valuable fantasy player.

This is Cooper Kupp, landslide.

The Rams’ most reliable receiver has a season of a lifetime, which could earn him a few lines in the NFL record books:

– His 132 receptions are just 17 less than Michael Thomas’s 2019 record.

– Its 1,734 reception yards are just 230 meters from the 2012 benchmark set by Calvin Johnson.

– His 14 touchdowns lead the league, although he is still slightly behind Randy Moss’s record (23) in 2007.

Los Angeles Rams defender Cooper Kupp catches the ball during warm-up before an NFL football game against Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (AP Photo / Kevork Djansezian)

Pretty good for a guy who picked most of the third or fourth round drafts. But Kupp was not the only player whose performance exceeded expectations and brought happiness to fantasy fans. He had a company:

Jonathan Taylor (Colts RB) Star Andy has slowed down a bit lately, so a 2,000 yard run is unlikely, but he’s still # 1 running back a mile. His 297 carries over 1,626 yards and 17 touchdowns almost singlehandedly kept the Colts in the playoffs.

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
Houston-Texans midfielder Christian Kirksy (58) fights backward Indianapolis Colts Jonathan Taylor (28) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, December 5, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo / Justin Rex) #

Cordarrell Patterson (Falcons RB) – The fast attack of the former Viking was the biggest surprise of the season. In total, Patterson made 189 touches for 1102 yards and 11 touches. He even threw one pass. Mister Versatility.

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
Atlanta Falcons Run Back Cordarrell Patterson (84) runs against the New Orleans Saints in the second half of an NFL soccer game on Sunday, November 7, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo / Butch Dill)

Dibo Samuel (49ers WR) – It turns out that Samuel is the best successor of San Francisco and the best running defender. While his 70 catches for 1,247 yards and five touchdowns are good, his 302 racing yards and seven TD runs are even better.

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
San Francisco 49ers midfielder Dibo Samuel (right) with straight arms Los Angeles Rams Cornerback Troy Hill during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 29, 2020, in Inglewood, California. (AP Photo / Alex Gallardo)

Mark Andrews (The Ravens TE) Baltimore’s best striker discreetly surpassed Travis Kelsey as MV-TE. With two games left, Andrews has 93 receptions, 1,187 yards and nine touchdowns. And all this despite the Ravens’ injury problems as quarterback.

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Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
Raven tight end Mark Andrews (89) knocks down a helmet worn by Bengals defender Michael Thomas during Sunday’s game in Cincinnati.

Jalen Hurts (Eagles, QB) The Philadelphia sophomore has been one of the top 5 quarterbacks this season, mainly due to his running. He raced 740 yards and 10 touchdowns to go just under 3,000 yards and 16 TD shots. Interception in the middle of the draft.

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
Jalen Herts of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates this holiday following an NFL football match against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / Derick Hamilton) #

Nick Folk (Patriots K) – The New England kicker was a draw with 34 field goals and only three penalties from 50 yards or more. His numbers were aided by attacks by the Patriots, who sometimes fought in the red zone.

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
New England Patriots kicker Nick Falk (6) hits a 25-yard puck during the second half of an NFL soccer game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 18, 2021 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo / AJ Mast)

Dallas Cowboys (special defense teams) – Led by world-class sophomore Trevon Diggs and his 11 interceptions, the Cowboys dominated after smelly years. No team has had more than seven touchdowns from Dallas defense and retaliatory strikes.

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
Dallas Cowboys key defender Trevon Diggs (7) interrupts a broadcast intended for wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) during the second half of an NFL football match on Sunday, December 12, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez )

Seated stars

Pittsburgh, RB Naji Harris looks like he’s out of gas, so don’t count on him against Cleveland. … The same can be said about Washington, RB. Antonio Gibsonwho will meet with Philadelphia this week. … And Las Vegas ” Josh Jacobswhich has a tough match against the Colts. … Arizona QB Kyler Murray lately has been a shadow of his old self and will continue to oppose Dallas. … And the Miami defender Tua Tagovailoa it can be difficult to move surprisingly hot dolphins to Tennessee.

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum (43) slows down Pittsburgh Steelers slugger Naji Harris (22) in the second quarter of an NFL game at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Thursday, December 9, 2021 (John Autey / Pioneer Press)

MATCHUP

Need to fight back against a weak opponent this week? How about Tampa Bay Ronald Jones against the Jets or New England Damien Harris against Jaguars or Chicago David Montgomery against giants … Cincinnati Ty Higgins he had a breakout match with Baltimore last week and is set to play again against Kansas City. … Both defenders have good offseason games today: Rams Matthew Stafford against the Ravens and Detroit Jared Goff against Seattle. … And if Tysom Hill passes COVID protocols, the Saints will finally have a worthy protector against Carolina.

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Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
Ronald Jones of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (27) reacts after rushing for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL soccer game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, November 28, 2021 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo / Michael Conroy) #

SEE INJURIES

Topping the list are three serious injuries in the ranking: James robinson ripped his achilles tendon, chiefs Clyde Edwards-Heler bruised his shoulder and Philly Miles Sanders broke his arm. … Vikings get RB Dalvin Cook back but wr Adam Thielen is done within a year after ankle surgery. … Baltimore, QB Lamar Jackson and KC tight end Travis Kelsey returned but will be Indy QB Carson Wentz get off the COVID list in time? … The long list of dubious ones includes San Fran RB Elijah Mitchell, Detroit, RB D’Andre Swift, Arizona, RB James Conner, Tampa Bay, Washington Mike Evans, WR Chargers Mike Williams, Houston (WR) Brandin cooks, Dead End Raiders Darren Waller and Las Vegas QB Derek Carr

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrates a home zone win after scoring a goal in the first half of an NFL soccer game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, December 9, 2021 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo / Stacy Bengs)

THE DEEPEST SLEEP

Buffalo Stricken by Coronavirus Last Week Didn’t Expect Too Much From Widespread Spread Isaiah Mackenzie… He entered the game with just seven catches in a season. Nose Cole Beasley and Gabrielle Davis came out the former Georgia bulldog had a career day. Eleven catches for 125 yards and a touchdown for the fifth year of the double in the Bill’s big win over New England. We’re willing to bet he’ll have another strong match this week against Atlanta’s underpaid defense.

Week 17 The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Your Best Player of the Career Is a Tough Lamb
Buffalo Bills receiver Isaiah Mackenzie (19) during an NFL football game, Monday, December 27, 2021, in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (AP Photo / Winslow Townson)

LAST NEWS

We’ll be updating our column based on the latest injuries and hints right up to the start of Sunday. Go to TwinCities.com/theloop

You can hear Kevin Cusick on Wednesdays on Bob Sansever’s BS Show podcast on iTunes. You can follow Kevin on Twitter – @theloopnow… You can reach him at kcusick@pioneerpress.com.

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