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3 Breakout Players to Pump the Breaks On

3 Breakout Players to Pump the Breaks On

It’s easy to get swept up in the beginning of a season and think one good game makes a great player. Maybe they had beginners’ luck, or they may have just played a bad team. It’s important to look at the big picture, here are three players that you should pump the breaks on before you make any big changes to your fantasy team.

Marquise (Hollywood) Brown – Baltimore Ravens

Marquise Brown played in his first NFL game on Sunday, and he took advantage of his opportunities. Brown caught 4 of his 5 targets for 147 Yards and 2 Touchdowns. He averaged 29 yards a target and 36 Yards per reception! Those are some impressive numbers from the rookie, but are they sustainable? Brown has an impressive skill set, which is why the Raven’s drafted him, but these stats are not sustainable over the course of the season. Firstly, the Raven’s were playing the Dolphins one of the worst defenses in the NFL this year. There was plenty of opportunity for the Ravens to open up the playbook and be successful in almost anything they wanted to try. Brown was able to stretch the Defense when he was on the field, but his opportunity was very limited. On the 14 snaps that he played he was only targeted 5 times. Over the season as the competition gets better the Raven’s are going to face some of the best defenses in the NFL. Brown had a huge breakout game, but make sure to temper your expectations for the rest of the season.

John Ross – Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals went into Seattle and kept the game close. John Ross was a big reason why the Bengals were so successful. Ross had 7 receptions on 12 targets for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ross was brought into Cincinnati as a first-round draft pick to elevate the receiving core, but in his first 2 seasons he has not played to those expectations consistently. He has had flashes of success, but he has been outperformed by Boyd. While AJ Green is out injured Ross has a chance to see the field for more plays, but once he returns Ross will be limited to the number of snaps he will see. With Ross being the 3rd wide receiver on the team when Green returns his relevance will be lowered. The Bengals also face the 6th toughest schedule against wide receivers this year, and with 2 of the next 3 games on the road Ross could struggle to get the same space that he saw in the first game of the season. Although Ross had a big game his outlook in future games should be taken into consideration.

Derrick Henry – Tennessee Titans

The Titans went to Cleveland and bullied the Browns. Derrick Henry helped the Titans dominate the Browns on the ground and looked to be a focal point of the offense. Henry carried the ball 19 times for 84 yards and averaged 4.4 yards per carry. The line was able to give him some space to work with and he took advantage of it. The highlight of Henry’s day was his 75 yard touchdown reception. It was a huge play that showed off his speed for a bigger back, but it also accounted for half of his fantasy points in PPR league. The Titans face some of the best run defenses from last year which could really cut his attempts and yard per carry down. The Titans could also get into a few shoot outs this year that will be more optimal for Lewis in passing situations. Henry started the year great and should continue to get solid carries but don’t expect him to consistently have long explosive plays to push his fantasy numbers into the top like they did this week.

3 Breakout Players to Pump the Breaks On

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