Top 5 Over Performing Fantasy Players after Week One Fantasy Football


Alex Vokoun, Writer

After Week one in fantasy football, some players out-performed themselves. To avoid getting bad value on your trades, it is important to know what players’ true values are. 


  1. AJ Dillon – Runningback (RB) Green Bay Packers


With Dillon scoring 20.1 points in week one, it makes him the RB10 in fantasy football. He is the RB2 in his offense and is mainly the third down rushing RB. Aaron Jones, the RB1 in the offense, was a consensus round two pick in drafts. With Dillon not being the main receiving back, and Jones having a down week in week one, it is expected to be a drop-off in production. 


  1. Miles Sanders – Runningback (RB) Philadelphia Eagles


Sanders scored 18.5 fantasy points in week one, making him the RB14. He is in an even more crowded backfield than Dillon, with Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott and Trey Sermon all having roles in the offense. Sanders had an unrealistic 7.4 yards per carry in week one, and only two receptions, one of which being a touchdown. Production like this is bound to drop in the following weeks. 


  1. Clyde Edwards-Helaire – Runningback (RB) Kansas City Chiefs 


Edwards-Helaire scored 22.4 points in week one against the Cardinals. He did this with only seven carries and three receptions, two of which happened to be touchdowns. This efficiency is guaranteed to drop off. The Chiefs backfield is crowded too with Jerick McKinnon and Isaac Pacheco. 


  1. Kareem Hunt – Runningback (RB) Cleveland Browns


Hunt had 23 fantasy points making him the RB6 in fantasy football. He is the RB2 in the Brown’s offense, with Nick Chubb being the RB1. Hunt only averaged 4.6 yards per carry and had one touchdown on four receptions.


  1. Cordarrelle Patterson – Wide Receiver (WR) Atlanta Falcons


Patterson scored 22.6 fantasy points in week one, being the RB7 in fantasy football. He had 22 carries, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. The Falcon’s offense was ranked 28th in the NFL in 2021. With Kyle Pitts production being low in week one, by only having seven targets. Pitts is the main weapon in this offense, and is going to play a bigger role in the offense in the following weeks.