Why NFL field stretchers are coming on strong down the stretch

by _tim______ ·

Did you see that!?!? That blur was Tyreek Hill who ran a 4.29 at his pro day. Hill went from gadget player in college to top-10 fantasy receiver, because athleticism matters in athletics. Furthermore, the biggest breakouts happen when great speed and athleticism is translated into on-field efficiency. Reviewing the advanced stats, metrics, and analytics profiles, it makes sense that the NFL’s most explosive playmakers are now scoring fantasy points at a rapid rate.

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace went over 100 yards on just 5 receptions last week. Wallace is the great undead receiver of the NFL, because he’s too fast to die! Wallace stopped dropping passes two years ago and has been even more efficient this year, allowing Joe Flacco to quietly save his season. As long as Wallace has the requisite speed to stretch the field, he’ll be very usable in fantasy football.

Kenny Stills

In Miami, when the Dolphins feed Jarvis Landry, they got blown out. When Miami goes downfield to Kenny Stills, they’re competitive. Stills runs a 4.39. Landry runs a 4.65. Bottom line: When Stills is the focal point of an offense, good things happen.

Marquise Goodwin

And we can’t forget about the fastest man of all. Olympic sprinter Marquise Goodwin finally has a quarterback capable of throwing downfield. Goodwin is one of the most impressive athletes in the NFL. Sure enough, Goodwin is rewarding fantasy gamers with a need for speed.