J.J. Nelson, WR, Cardinals: For the third time in the past four weeks, Nelson scored double-digit fantasy points, his 19 on Saturday matching his season high (Week 8) and falling just one shy of his career high (20, 2015 Week 11). That gave him 55 fantasy points since (and including) Week 13, second-most among wide receivers behind only Jordy Nelson’s 72. J.J. Nelson was owned in only 10.48 percent and started in 2.08 percent of ESPN leagues in Week 16.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Authentic Mens Kellen Clemens Jersey Titans: Though a right ankle injury ended his day with roughly one minute remaining in the third quarter, Mariota’s performance up to that point fell far short of being useful in fantasy leagues. He scored only seven fantasy points, giving him a third consecutive week in single digits, the first time in his career he has done Kids Jonathan Broxton Jersey that. Fortunately, fewer than one-third of Mariota’s owners in ESPN leagues started him in any of the three weeks; his 29.2 start percentage on Saturday was his highest during that three-week span (12.9 percent in Week 14, 19.5 in Week 15).
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: Though his 20 fantasy points fell far short of his season high — that was his 29 in Weeks 5 and 8 — keep in mind that he accomplished it in just under three full quarters of action before being lifted with the Patriots leading 34-0 for backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Brady’s owners, who started him in 88.4 percent of ESPN leagues (second-most among quarterbacks) might complain about wanting more, but it was his sixth 20-point performance of the season and 83rd in his career. Only Manning (105) and Drew Brees (91) have had more.
David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: His 29 fantasy points led all running backs (through the Saturday night game), and gave him a whopping nine games (out of 15) this season with at least 20.
Johnson is also one game shy of a perfect 16-for-16 game season scoring double-digit fantasy points in each. The only running back in history to have managed a perfect such year was Emmitt Smith in 1995.