The 2019 fantasy football has brought forth many surprises and many performances we all expected to see. With one quarter of the season in the books, lets examine who the most impressive player from each position group is and how they’ve performed thus far in the 2019 fantasy football season. The positions are QB, RB, WR, TE, K, and DEF.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson
Jackson is the highest scoring quarterback in the league this year, totaling 110.20 points. Through four games, Jackson already has 1,110 passing yards, 10 passing touchdowns, two interceptions, 238 rushing yards, and one rushing touchdown. Although the Ravens’ offense has been slowed the past three weeks, they’re still among the best in the league in terms of productivity and points per game, and it all starts with Jackson at quarterback. His ability to create yardage with both his feet and arm are unique in every facet, and Jackson has more than proved he is not only a capable passer in the NFL, but a quarterback who can absolutely obliterate defenses with his arm talent.
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler
Ekeler is actually second – behind Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey – though he has exceeded every expectation set for him, earning the top spot in my book. Ekeler is only four points behind McCaffrey, sitting at 107 points through four weeks. Ekeler has 220 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 24 receptions, 270 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns this season, though his productivity is sure to take a large hit with the return of running back Melvin Gordon. Ekeler has been a revelation for people who took a shot on him in 2019, as he’s scored over 23 points in three out of four games this year.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen
Allen has proved to be absolutely dominant, clearing second place by eight points. Allen already has 34 receptions for 452 yards and three touchdowns on the season and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon with injuries to Chargers pass catchers Hunter Henry and Mike Williams. Allen is a route-running extraordinaire, making him a useful asset capable of producing against any team any week.
New York Giants TE Evan Engram
Engram isn’t targeted nearly as much as he should be, making his start even more impressive. Through four games, Engram has a total of 37 targets, and though that roughly equates to 150+ targets on the year, Engram is the best receiving threat on the New York Giants and it isn’t particularly close. Engram just edges out Austin Hooper for first place with his 27 receptions for 331 yards and two touchdowns.
Carolina Panthers K Joey Slye
Slye has missed one single kick in this season, with a long of 55-yards in week four. Slye has been nearly automatic for the Panthers, converting on 91% of his field goal attempts and 100% of his attempts on extra points. Slye just edges out Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein for first place by two points.
New England Patriots
The Patriots have been the best defense in fantasy football by an absolute landslide, topping second place by 32 points. The Patriots have 18 sacks, 10 interceptions, three defensive touchdowns, and have allowed only 15 points in four weeks. The Patriots are off to one of the best starts defensively in recent history, and with Head Coach Bill Belicheck leading the unit, they aren’t likely to have a dramatic fall off. The Patriots’ defense has scored 23 points twice and haven’t scored less than 10 points in any game.
Moving into the next quarter of the 2019 season, we’re sure to witness more impressive performances from these guys – and others – looking to make the move into the top spot of their respective positional groups.
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