Space Camp: We're Halfway There



We've made it through Week 8, we're halfway there, and much like Bon Jovi, we are livin' on a prayer. COVID and injuries have made it an interesting season up to this point. Let's take a look at what players have stood out, surprised, or busted so far.


Midseason MVP



Guy Fieri (@FF_Flavortown)

Dalvin Cook: Dalvin Cook has singlehandedly won weeks for you. I know he's had some injury troubles, but he has been far and away the best draft pick you could have made.


Matt Thornton (@MattFFDynasty)

Alvin Kamara: It would be impossible for us to list our midseason MVPs and not include Kamara. He is the clear RB1 right now in fantasy points, and is currently on pace for just under 1000 rushing yards and 1270 receiving yards!


Shane Barrett (@ffShaneB)

Davante Adams: Am I writing this while watching Thursday night football? Yes. Am I a Packers fan? Yes. Does he deserve it? Also, yes. There was talk all offseason that Davante was the WR2 in dynasty behind Michael Thomas, but with the way this season has gone he may have earned the WR1, and the fantasy MVP.


Nick Sarnelli (@NickSarnelli)

Kyler Murray: Murray has been nothing but spectacular. He has over 20+ points every single week and has shown he is match up proof.


Wardy (@Wardyyy96)

Russell Wilson: I've lost count how many times Russ has won me a matchup, let alone his stacks with DK Metcalf in DFS. Russ is well in the MVP conversation, as well QB1 in fantasy. 26 TDs, 2,151 yards and we're only halfway through the season.


Best Waiver Wire Add



Fox (@CarbonFox_FF)

Mike Davis: Davis had a four game stretch, once CMC went down, where he didn't have a game under 15 points in PPR formats. He looked like a savior for anyone who either lost CMC, or was able to snatch him up over the CMC owners. His last three games, however, he got you 11 points in one and under ten in two. It was great while it lasted, and what he did in those first four games, where he filled in for McCaffrey, could prove to be league winning.


Guy Fieri (@FF_Flavortown)

James Robinson: He has gone from waiver add to #1 rookie RB in a heartbeat. Easily the best waiver add of the past few years.


Spotlight (@FF_Spotlight)

James Robinson: He was picked up following drafts and right before the season. He has been a solid add and was speculative at first. There were options with Chris Thompson, Ryquell Armstead and Devine Ozigbo. Looks like the freshman, Robinson, took the cake.


Wardy (@Wardyyy96)

Travis Fulgham: He's only played five games but Travis Fulgham has been worth every ounce of FAAB you paid for him. You would be forgiven for not expecting much from a 25 year old who's on his third team in two years. He is the WR24 having only played five games and has already paid for himself.


Biggest Midseason Bust



Fox (@CarbonFox_FF)

Lamar Jackson: He is an absolute bust. He was going in the first or second rounds in drafts and he hasn't come close to delivering. He is someone I wanted no part of in the off season. Regression has hit hard. He can't hit receivers, unless they are wide open, and even then that's a tall order and without his rushing he would be flat out terrible. This is the new normal and expect Jackson to continue in this direction. Use the name and sell high now before it's too late. Dak Prescott is currently ahead of Jackson on the season. Jackson is outside the top 10 and that's where I expect him to finish.


Guy Fieri (@FF_Flavortown)

Jonathan Taylor: He has drastically underperformed his expectations this season.


Matt Thornton (@MattFFDynasty)

Kenyan Drake: Many expected a huge year from Drake following his impressive end to the 2019 season, however, that hasn't been the case. He's currently the RB25 and isn't returning any value on where you likely drafted him.


Shane Barrett (@ffShaneB)

Chris Godwin is my biggest bust, personally. Now this is almost all because of injury, but I drafted him high in a handful of leagues and have not gotten any return on that investment. Hopefully he can get healthy and turn that around.


Spotlight (@FF_Spotlight)

Michael Thomas: The obvious answer to this question is Michael Thomas. However, there have been numerous first round picks that have gotten sick with the injury bug: McCaffrey, Barkley, and even Davante Adam's missed a bit of time. If you want to address players busting not due to injury than I vote for Lamar Jackson. Unfortunately, he has been pedestrian this year to the point where he gets compared to streaming quarterbacks for matchup based starts. Ouch!


Nick Sarnelli (@NickSarnelli)

Michael Thomas: Thomas has crippled teams that invested a first round pick on him. From injuries to suspensions, Mike can't get on the field. Hopefully he's back running slants for the second half of the season.


Biggest Midseason Surprise



Fox (@CarbonFox_FF)

Will Fuller: Fuller has fought through the injury bug that has plagued him in seasons past. He is the WR1 for Watson and continues to impress week in and week out. He is someone I'm looking at before the fantasy trade deadline.


Guy Fieri (@FF_Flavortown)

Antonio Gibson: He has shown the flashes we hoped he would and has become a staple in your lineups.


Matt Thornton (@MattFFDynasty)

TJ Hockenson: He showed flashes in his 2019 rookie season but there were more lows than highs. We know tight ends can take time to develop in the NFL, however, Hockenson is the TE4 right now and is one of the few tight ends you can plug in and play every week.


Shane Barrett (@ffShaneB)

Justin Herbert: I did not think this kid had it between the ears and was concerned about if he was talented enough. The kid has been BALLING since he took over, thanks to Tyrod's punctured lung, and I have loved how he has looked!


Nick Sarnelli (@NickSarnelli)

Robby Anderson: Robby Anderson is sixth in the NFL in receptions and third in the NFL in yards. Who would have thought that leaving New York was the change he needed.


Best Rookie Performance



Guy Fieri (@FF_Flavortown)

Justin Herbert: Herbert (since I don't want to say J Rob again). Herbert has burst onto the scene as a gun slinger and fantasy legend.


Matt Thornton (@MattFFDynasty)

CeeDee Lamb: Lamb was on fire to begin the season, and he quickly became one of Dak Prescott's top targets before Prescott sadly got injured. This has since crushed Lamb's production but he has already shown that he can be a top NFL wide receiver for years to come.


Shane Barrett (@ffShaneB)

Chase Claypool: He has been the best rookie in fantasy so far. I love that he is performing even with the Steeler's offense having so many options. HE IS NOT A TIGHT END!! And he's proving that with multiple rushing touchdowns.


Spotlight (@FF_Spotlight)

Rookie production this year has been far above average for receivers. Lamb, Aiyuk, Ruggs, Jefferson, Higgins, Shenault, and Claypool have all made big impacts on their teams and helped fantasy rosters.


Nick Sarnelli (@NickSarnelli)

Justin Herbert: Herbert has been really impressive. Halfway through the season he has 15 touchdowns and three 300 yard games. The Chargers haven't been winning games but Herbert has been winning fantasy owners games. He is a future star.


Wardy (@Wardyyy96)

James Robinson: Robinson is my selection for best rookie. He came into the season with very little expectation but has made himself a must start every week. With 481 rushing yards and 225 receiving yards, James Robinson has been money.

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