If you need a reminder of how the unexpected can be imagined, the three leading scorers in Week 5 were wide receivers Chase Claypool, Travis Fulgham and Brandin Cook (who had zero catches a week earlier).
The good news is that you can now catch these guys by waiver wire in many leagues if you are thin at receiver – along with some others we have highlighted below.
But the people you can really trust to move forward? As always, our NFL Nation crew is here to help.
The Steelers’ second-round draft pick (8.8% rostered in the ESPN league) became the first rogue in NFL history to hit touchdowns and TDs in a game – seven catches for 110 yards and 6 yards. But with three catches. His 11 targets were seven more than his previous high.
Of course, it is appropriate that the Steelers like to spread the ball around. We were just talking about Diontae Johnson’s breakout ability a few weeks ago, and we’re still waiting for the JuJu Smith-Schuster to warm up. But Steelers reporter Brooke Prior believes Kleppul’s breakout is sustainable because of the confidence he has gained from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
“It depends who you listen to,” Prior said. “To tell Mike Tomlin that, the Steelers’ strength lies in their wide receiver depth, and that Claypool was a better matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. With that explanation, it looks like the Steelers will continue to spread the ball around, and Claypool . May not be a boy next week. But for Roethlisberger, Kleppul exploded for four touchdowns due to his talent and smartness.