NEWS: In the Bucs 30-20 win over the Saints in the 2021 Divisional Playoff battle, Alvin Kamara produced 85/0TDs and 3/20/0TDs; Michael Thomas was held without a catch. Leonard Fournette totaled 107 total yards and pulled in a receiving TD; Tre-Quan Smith had the biggest receiving night grabbing 3 passes for 85 yards and 2TDs; Emmanuel Sanders hauled in 6 balls for 48 yards, and Drew Brees tossed only 134 yards, 1TD and added 3INTs in his final game in the NFL; Jameis Winston tossed 1/1 balls for 56/1TD; Tom Brady threw for 199 and 2TDs; Ronald Jones ran for 62 yards; Chris Godwin (4/34/0TDs) and Antonio Brown (1/10/0TDs) were both quiet, while Mike Evans pulled in just 1 pass but it was a touchdown.
FANTASY TAKE: This was not an exciting game, that’s for sure. Fournette and Smith were the only big scorers, and while Kamara was decent with his 100 total yards, fantasy owners were expecting more here in the fantasy football playoffs. Michael Thomas being held without a catch was an awful help as we all head into 2021 fantasy football mock drafting, as no one has a clue what to expect out of him in 2021.
Let’s Talk Dynasty: Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas will be some of the toughest players to rank heading into 2021. Kamara because of the quarterback situation… will Winston be the starter and help Kamara retain some of his PPR value in 2021? Will Taysom Hill rise up and hurt the value of both Kamara and MT? This will be the biggest situation to watch heading into the coming months, at least initially. For now, both have huge risk factors to consider. Plain and simple. For now, I still feel Kamara is 3-4 overall in all formats, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried enough to not want him in a handful of leagues. I would likely mix things up if let’s say I had the 3 pick in like five straight drafts. And, MT might be an attractive second-round pick in 2021, but in how many leagues would anyone truly trust him in (even at that value)?
Debate both the values of Kamara and MT below!