Week 14 of the NFL season featured some crazy performances including several breakout players who had a huge impact on the fantasy landscape.
There was more than a few surprises this week in fantasy football. The crazy thing that these performances came in what was likely the first week of your league’s playoffs. There were likely countless people who had Derrick Henry on their bench this week.
Henry has had a very disappointing season as far as fantasy football is concerned. The thought was he would get a majority of the work this year with Dion Lewis being used as a change of pace and third down back.
However, Henry spent most of the year struggling to find a rhythm. He didn’t produce many big plays while averaging a low number of yards per carry.
This past week he finally broke out with a monster game. Unfortunately, you would have had to be desperate to have him in your lineup.
The other huge performance came from Amari Cooper. Things couldn’t have worked out better for the Dallas Cowboys after surrendering a first round pick for Cooper’s services. Since arriving in Dallas, Cooper has added an explosive element to the passing attack.
Dallas looks like a much different time with Cooper on the roster. The same could likely be said of the fantasy team that has Cooper. His fantasy production and consistency has spiked since arriving in Dallas.
Cooper is someone that is absolutely owned in all leagues, but there’s a slight chance that Henry is available on the waiver wire.