Fantasy Football Week 5 Market Share Report: Aaron Jones Takes Advantage

The point of this piece is to discuss important usage numbers for players from the previous slate of games. We gravitate toward usage because it is more predictive than whether or not Player Y happened to bust off a fluky 75-yard touchdown in one of his three attempts.

But sometimes, we do need to focus on production. If one player is making his teammates and his competition look silly, logic would state that this guy would be due for an increased role going forward.

That line of thought has to play a role in our analysis of Week 5.

It's hard to predict what type of usages players will see in the future because NFL coaches sometimes march to the beat of a different drum. Our thoughts on a player may not align with theirs, making it a bit dangerous to project how they will use their assets. At the same time, we can identify situations where change could be in order even if we don't know what that ultimate outcome will be.

With that in mind, let's dive into the relevant data from this past week. As always, premium members can check out what has happened in the past with the help of numberFire's daily fantasy tools. These show us each player's rushing, receiving, and red-zone market shares over the past one, three, or five games as well as for the full season. These will allow us to see which players may be trending up or down as the season chugs along.

Which players are popping based on what happened in Week 5? Let's check it out.