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Week 5 of the fantasy football season featured plenty of notable performances around the NFL on Sunday and one crushing injury that changes the fantasy football landscape. What should we make of it all? Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft offer their analysis.
Chase Claypool flashes star potential
Talk about capitalizing on an opportunity. After Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson exited the game vs. the Eagles early because of injury — this time to his back, after he had been listed on the injury report with a toe issue — Claypool stepped in and had one of the best games by any rookie wide receiver in recent memory. His 42.6 PPR fantasy points are already the most that any wide receiver has scored in a game in 2020, and they are the seventh most by any rookie wide receiver since at least 1950, with the most recent greater score dating back 24 years (Eddie Kennison, 43.6 in Week 16 of 1996).
PLAYER WEEK FPTS Jerry Butler 1979 Week 4 60.7 Harlon Hill 1954 Week 6 52.4 Jimmy Orr 1958 Week 12 44.5 Frank Jackson 1961 Week 14 44.2 Eddie Kennison 1996 Week 16 43.6 Joey Galloway