Week 5 Review: A Young Money Davis Millsionaire
Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by an injury to your fantasy football team. I suspect roughly 99% of hands are raised right now, including my own. It’s important to remember that these guys are human, and their health is about more than fantasy football, but injuries are a bummer from both angles.
Unfortunately, injuries have become a big storyline through the first five weeks of the season. We knew that week 5 would be missing star players Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Julio Jones, and others, but unfortunately, more names were added to the list this week. Saquon Barkley suffered a low-ankle sprain, and the Giants would also lose Daniel Jones (concussion) and Kenny Golladay (knee) in the contest. Juju Smith-Schuster and Quintez Cephus both left with shoulder injuries, Damien Harris left his game with a rib injury, and Russell Wilson will miss 6-8 weeks with a finger injury he suffered on Thursday night. Joe Burrow exited his matchup, and while he did return, he was admitted to a hospital Sunday evening with a possible throat contusion. And just when you thought the injury bug would slow down, Clyde Edwards-Helaire left Sunday night’s matchup with a knee injury.
Despite the excessive number of injuries we saw, there were many big performances to review.
Entering week five, Mills was coming off a performance that resulted in -4.32 fantasy points, bringing him to a total of 6.4 points in his two starts this season. Things turned around for the rookie on Sunday, slicing and dicing the Patriots en route to 24.68 fantasy points. Mills became just the second rookie QB to throw three or more touchdown passes against Bill Belichick in a game. He finished with 312 passing yards and a QB5 finish on the week.
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