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2021 Fantasy Football: 10 Facts to know from NFL Week 17

Ja’Marr Chase cannot be stopped.

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Reminder – this is as of Sunday night and does not include Monday Night Football.

  1. Each of the last two years, a rookie has set a new record for most receiving yards by a rookie: Justin Jefferson last year and Ja’Marr Chase this year.
  2. The single season NFL record for receiving yards was set by Calvin Johnson in 2012 (1,964 yards). With an extra game this season, Cooper Kupp has 1,839 entering Week 18.
  3. Jonathan Taylor has a chance to sit among the top 10 in rushing TDs in a season. He currently has 18 rushing scores on the season and 21 would put him among the top 10 in single season rush TDs.
  4. Per ESPN Stats & Info: The Vikings have allowed 120 points in the final two minutes of the second and fourth quarters this year, the most by any team since 1970 merger.
  5. On a per-game basis Christian McCaffrey is easily one of the best players in the NFL; however, he has now played 10 games TOTAL across the last two NFL seasons.
  6. On Sunday, Trevor Lawrence moved to the 8th most passing yards by a Jaguar quarterback in a single season with 3,418. He could well move into fourth all-time after Week 18.
  7. Kyle Pitts became the 2nd rookie TE to end with 1,000 yards. Mike Ditka was the other one to do it in 1961.
  8. Saquon Barkley rushed for 100 yards on Sunday for the first time since 2019, and that’s about all that can be said about the Giants offense on Sunday.
  9. The Titans rushed for 198 yards and 2 TDs behind a strong D’Onta Foreman performance (132 yards, 1 TD). Tennessee captured their first back-to-back division titles since they were known as the Houston Oilers.
  10. Jalen Hurts could very well lead the league in rushing yards for a QB. He currently has 782 yards, which is 15 yards ahead of Lamar Jackson and 82 yards ahead of Josh Allen. Granted, Jalen has played three more games than Lamar but he has played one game FEWER than Josh Allen.