Rashee Rice Fantasy WR1 | Week-Winning Stats, Week 9

by Bradley Stalder · Analytics & Advanced Metrics
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Fortune Favors the Bold

At times, a significant change is necessary to steer your team in the right direction. Consider making bold moves: replace the coach, general manager, or even bench the starting quarterback if required. Follow the example set by Mark Davis and the Las Vegas Raiders. If the current approach isn’t producing results, you have to change something. In fantasy, it’s crucial to let go of underperforming players such as Dameon Pierce and Deshaun Watson to salvage your season. Instead, take a risk on emerging talents like Will Levis and Khalil Shakir to elevate your chances of winning. Embracing these potentially fortune-changing players might significantly enhance your chances of winning in any given week.

Week Winning Stats for Week 9

Alvin Kamara leads all running backs with 27 targets over the last three weeks

Alvin Kamara stands out among running backs with 10 more targets than the next closest player over the last three weeks, adding an average of nearly 18 carries per game. This volume alone secures Kamara’s position as a solid mid-tier RB1. Furthermore, over the last three weeks, he’s second only to Breece Hall in Yards Per Route Run among running backs with 19 or more targets. Kamara’s exceptional performance significantly boosts the offensive capabilities of Derek Carr, Taysom Hill, and the entire New Orleans team. The only missing link appears to be elevating Chris Olave‘s fantasy point production.

Derrick Henry rushed for 202 yards on 35 carries over the last two games

Despite the immense attention on Tyjae Spears, Derrick Henry has shown remarkable production and efficiency. Among running backs with 75 or more carries, Henry ranks No. 5 in yards gained after contact per attempt with 3.25. He’s also excelled in other key metrics, ranking No. 2 in Breakaway Runs, No. 6 in Evaded Tackles, and No. 7 in Yards Created. Impressively, he leads all running backs in Yards Per Route Run at 3.21.

What’s truly remarkable is that Henry achieves these statistics while facing the highest rate of stacked defensive fronts in the NFL. Even against this intense defensive strategy, he maintains an average of four yards per carry. The recent decision not to trade him at the NFL trade deadline, combined with the emergence of Will Levis, should instill confidence in fantasy managers who roster the Big Dog. Looking ahead, he becomes an attractive trade target for redraft leagues.

Rashee Rice trails only Tyreek Hill and AJ Brown with 0.60 Fantasy Points Per Route Run

Rashee Rice has unequivocally proven himself as the premier wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite the anticipation for a real standout performance, Rice has consistently played at least 25 pass snaps in each of his last three games, second only to Marquez Valdes-Scantling in that timeframe. He leads all Chiefs receivers in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and yards gained after the catch.

In fact, Rice’s statistics are quite impressive. He ranks No. 14 among receivers in Target Rate, No. 8 in Yards After Catch, and No. 10 in Yards Per Route Run. Although his recent performances have placed him as a low-end WR2 in the past four weeks, it’s highly likely that Rice is on the verge of  breakout, and it will make a significant impact.

Adapt to Change

In the dynamic landscape of fantasy football, adapting to change is crucial for success. Whether it’s reevaluating team strategies, trading for potential game-changers like Alvin Kamara, or leveraging the consistent force of Derrick Henry, it’s clear that calculated decisions can redefine your fantasy season. Embracing emerging talents such as Rashee Rice might be the missing piece to amplify your team’s performance. These insights underline the importance of making bold moves, seizing opportunities, and staying ahead of the curve to triumph in your fantasy league the rest of the season.

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