If you started New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara in a Week 16 fantasy football championship game, congrats, you might just have won your title on Friday. If you faced Kamara in a Week 16 fantasy football championship game, we provide our condolences as you might be finished one game into the weekend.
Kamara had scuffled a bit when Taysom Hill was the Saints starting quarterback. He was still solid, but the guy drafted in the first few picks of most drafts. However, that all changed in Week 16. Kamara had the best game of his career, rushing 22 times for 155 yards and a record-tying six touchdowns. He also added three receptions for 17 yards.
If you are in a standard league, Kamara scored 53.2 fantasy points. If you are in a PPR league, Kamara scored 56.2 fantasy points. Some leagues offer bonuses for going over 100 yards or maybe score touchdowns differently, but regardless, he had an absolutely epic performance.
The numbers put Kamara atop the single-game scoring leaderboard for 2020. Dalvin Cook had the previous high of 46.6 points when he rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns and also added 63 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Packers. Tyreek Hill put together the third highest performance when he caught 13 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns, scoring 44.9 fantasy points in the Chiefs Week 12 win over the Bucs.
The weekend is far from over for fantasy playoff matchups, but getting that much production from a single player is just insane.