Ten Things We Learned from The 2018 Fantasy Football Season

Oct 16, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) carries the ball past Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones (95) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The 2018 season has been one of the best-break out campaigns. It set the most records for the multiple offensive styles witnessed during the whole season. What set the teams apart was the efficiency and the scoring that were first-time records.

Here are 10 points summarising the 2018 fantasy football season

1. Aerial attacks were an all-time high

With some individual brilliance from various players, the 2018 season set some pretty offensive records.

The season averaged 23.4 points per game, passing touchdowns were at an impressive 1.70, the competition rates reached 65%, and YPA was at 7.35. Drives that ended with a score tipped at 36.5%.

2. Zero RB is no longer a safe pick

Many fantasy managers choose to draft running backs in the first few rounds. They do this with the mentality that ball carriers get injured more than receivers.

This trick is proving less effective today as compared to the early years.

3. With proper planning, Zero  RB still rules

It is true that running backs are more prone to injuries. However, with proper mid-round selections, running backs can be the defining pick for your team.

4. Receivers rekindled their usefulness in a big way.

The receivers option broadened, and managers had a large pool of receivers to choose from.

5. Running backs were more involved in the game through increased passing.

6. Tight ends hit their lowest single-season points at 3,424.

The second lowest scoring for tight ends since 2010. The worst was the 2017 season. Sharp managers can notice an emerging trend from these stats.

7. Kittle saved the tight ends.

Kittle set the record for the most yards after the catch toping at an all-time 1,377 yards.

8. Christian McCaffrey was the differential pick.

McCaffrey won the league for many fantasy managers.

9. Tyler Lockett had a record-breaking 2018 season.

Lockett had a ridiculously dominant season as an individual.

10. Ezekiel Elliot will be the first pick for the 2019 season.

It will be no surprise that fantasy football players will opt for Zeke as the first choice for their team, with Saquon Barkley and Todd Gurley rivalling him.

 

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