The fantasy season has been covered in darkness, thanks to injuries each week that have cost teams key draft picks and role players on their squads, BUT out of the darkness always comes light! The first part of the season has been like the prequel movies with a large amount of politics, dialog and unexpected action sequences; by the end you’re left wondering, “What the hell were we thinking?" It was exciting and meaningful at the time, but now we’re moving into the meat of the story where we either learn to “use the force” or “give into our anger” and kill off Harrison Ford (a.k.a trade away your star). Every story needs heroes and this season has presented some “New Hope” in a year of chaos. The force is strong in these young Jedi, but will darkness prevail and plague your roster for good or will they bring balance to the force and the rest of your fantasy season?
Injuries continue to be the main factor in fantasy football this year and the total amount of relevant players going down for significant time is at an all time high. With that, some studs have burst through the seams and continue to carry fantasy lineups to wins. If you are one of the lucky owners of players like: Todd Gurley, DeAndre Hopkins, Carson Wentz, Ezekiel Elliott and Zach Ertz, then you have been riding the good wave. Very few players have proven to be as consistent in recent weeks and all year. With these core blocks, it is far past time to be considering “padding” options and end of the year potential on your bench.
The end of the season push is real and even teams that are below .500 have a chance to come back and make the playoffs with the right moves. Bye week fill-ins and bench spots are crucial at this point in the season and can make or break your team in the coming weeks. Do you keep Eric Decker on your roster or pick up Josh Doctson? Drop Mike Gillislee and claim Dion Lewis? It is time to sink or swim... treading the gloomy water is no longer an option if you are looking to be deciding the punishment for your league loser, rather than performing it.
BUY or SELL: Rest of season
Amari Cooper, OAK WR Mike: BUY - I was confident Amari would have a good game sooner rather than later and thankfully it paid off. Most owners were lucky enough to start him this week because of bye weeks or match ups. Cooper looked great on Thursday and the amount of targets was a good sign that the team and D.Carr want to keep him involved. The only way to build a young star’s confidence is to feed him the ball a good amount every game. The Raiders like the potential in Cooper and will keep trying to have him as a key part of the offense.
Devin: Sell - One great game doesn’t mean anything to me, and the previous 6 games should mean a great deal more to anyone who has him on their team. They force fed him the ball to try and get him involved in the offense. He was targeted a whopping 19 times on 52 attempts from Carr, and the Chiefs also schemed much harder on Crabtree. This pick is kinda like my AD pick from last week - both certainly made me eat my words about them on said weekend, but owners should certainly taper down expectations moving forward. I think, at best, Cooper stays in the WR2/flex play for now; however, owners should continue to start him because of his high potential. I must concede the fact (on Monday morning) Matthew Berry had a similar take and makes me question this opinion a lot more. Also keep in mind in his 2 best games this season the Raiders won the game (maybe a smart idea to force it to him more).
Doug Baldwin, SEA WR Mike: Buy - Baldwin owners were waiting for a game like this and the stat line should’ve been even better if Wilson wouldn’t have missed him on a wide open long ball. Doug finally looked healthy after a shaky couple weeks and the schedule should favor him more towards the end of the season. Hopefully this play continues and Baldwin moves back into the solid WR1 category.
Devin: Buy- Baldwin had some things to say on the sideline during the 2nd quarter, but it seemed to work and they connected with him on a touchdown shortly after the altercation. He’s the clear #1 WR on the team and he’s had multiple games with 10+ targets. Fantasy is about talent + opportunity and Baldwin has both on his side. Look forward to his numbers going forward. It definitely seems like a switch gets flipped in Seattle around halfway through the season the last few years.
Aaron Jones, GB RB Mike: Buy -I had my doubts going into the week about how the Packers RB situation would pan out and I think at least for the near future it is clear that Jones is the guy. He has topped 100 yards in back-to-back games and with Brett Hundley looking terrible they will continue to feed him the ball. There is no reason not to believe that the Pack will ride the hot hand. RB2/3 value.
Devin: Buy- This guy is absolutely crushing it right now, and was the lone bright spot for the Packers offense this weekend. He turns several plays that should be 2-3 yard losses into 3-5 yard gains. He was ripping off huge chunks of yardage, and showed great vision on his 46 yard TD run. He doesn’t look as fast, nor is he on a potent offense, but (I think) he is comparable to Kareem Hunt’s running style. A majority of his O-line is healthy now as well, and (the blocking looked great for the most part) hopefully this could help open up holes for him in the future.
Mark Ingram, NO RB Mike: Buy - Ingram has looked great in both games since AP left the team for Arizona. He is getting the amount of carries every owner hoped for and is producing with them. He should continue to see a good share of the offensive work.
Devin: Buy- Sometimes the internet/experts will try to convince you of a certain narrative. I’m talking to you “Sean Payton hates Ingram” people. While I'm sure Sean tearfully jerks it to his Hightower shrine hidden in his closet, the fact is Ingram is producing and doing everything the former Heisman winner was drafted to do 7 years ago. Kamara continues to impress, but I feel the veteran is performing well enough to keep his workload going forward.
Latavius Murray, MIN RB Mike: Sell - If you own Murray and played him this week, then congratulations. He played well and took advantage of the carries. However, this was one of the best running games Murray has produced in two years. The likelihood that he can repeat that this year while sharing touches with Jerick McKinnon is slim. Use the game as trade leverage. Don’t trust the co-piloted backfield.
Devin: Buy (tentatively)- I watched all of Murray’s film this week, and I have to admit he looked much better than he has all season. The blocking looked great, but Murray was making people miss in the holes and open field, as well as his cuts looking sharp and precise. Not to mention he looked a step faster and had more acceleration than I’ve seen from him so far this year. Was this game merely an outlier? Or is there some juice left in this box? I wouldn’t try give up anything, nor would I say to FAAB-spload in any way, but I see some upside in a league that has little-to-no RB depth at this point in the season.
Jared Cook, OAK TE Mike: Buy - Jared Cook has been a gamble throughout the season so far, but this week was a good sign. He made the most out of his catches and got a good number of targets. Tight End is always tough for points and Cook is no exception, but he should be above average for the rest of the season.
Devin: Sell- Cook is a very solid player, who in a real game I would certainly want on my team. However, in fantasy (even for a TE) he’s a little to streaky for me. I would want someone else, but would be content if he was my only option. Just don’t think you can expect double digits from him regularly.
Kenny Stills, MIA WR Mike: Buy - Matt Moore likes to throw to Kenny Stills. Last time they played multiple games together Stills became fantasy relevant and it’s natural to assume with Moore taking over that Kenny will become a fringe WR3/Flex option. Add the factor of DeVante Parker’s injury and it is only realistic to think the young playmaker will continue to be involved. Should be an easy grab in most leagues.
Devin: Buy- Parker’s injury outlook is bleak. Cutler went down early in the 3rd and Moore came in to move the ball adequately. A majority of Stills targets came with Moore in the game. Both of his touchdowns were thrown by Moore. Stills had multiple red zone targets, with one going for a touchdown, before being negated by OPI. Moore went to him again three plays later to finish the drive with a touchdown. Both of these TD targets were on 1st down and on the 2-3 yard line. That’s the targets you dream of for a WR3/ flex option.
Matt Forte, NYJ RB Mike: Sell - I don’t want any part of the NYJ backfield. The Jets offense is hard for me to trust any position player besides Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The backfield changes weekly and the injuries will always be lurking for Forte. Get what you can for him.
Devin: Sell- In a complete timeshare and doesn’t look like explosive self. He was an incredible player for Chicago all those years but he’s just a shell of his former self at this point.
DeSean Jackson, TB WR Mike: Buy - The targets are there. DeSean Jackson has been “boom or bust” for years, but this year he looks more promising than the last few. Jameis Winston clearly likes to throw the deep balls down the sideline to him and when they connect it always pays off for fantasy. 23 targets in the last three weeks is not something to look away from with a player labeled as a boom or bust. The schedule for DJ isn’t too bad moving forward either considering Mike Evans will get the tough match-ups each week.
Devin: Buy- Been saying all year that DJax is a golden ticket for offensive production. He frees up coverage for other players, provides a downfield threat, and increases his QB’s average per attempt by at least 2 yards. He and Winston are starting to connect more and I'm bullish on that leading to more touchdowns.
JuJu Smith Schuster, PIT WR Mike: Buy - It is hard for a lot of people to get on the JuJu train, but if Martavis Bryant keeps having problems or gets traded (unlikely, but still ) like he wants, then Smith-Schuster could slide into a nice role in the offense as the 3rd weapon. Worth a bottom roster spot for potential. If you can get him for nothing in 12 team leagues, do it. Plus, I love a good touchdown celebration.
Devin: Sell- He’ll have 2-3 more fantasy relevant games, but I think (at least at this point) he’s a reach and just on a hype train because of his cool name. His most heavily targeted game was a meager 6 vs Jacksonville and has only had 3/game the last 2 weeks.
Robert Woods, LAR WR Mike: Buy - I have talked about Woods in the past and will continue to do so. He is the most consistent WR on the team by far. He leads the team in targets, receptions and yards. It is extremely difficult to find receivers that don’t fall off on certain weeks, but Woods has been one of the few that continues to stay steady. He is a solid week-to-week start as a WR3/ flex option.
Devin: Buy – He is cheap in most leagues and right now is a poor man’s Adam Thielen. He doesn’t see quite the volume, but he is dependable for around 5 catches a game and hopefully a touchdown soon. Comfortable WR3/flex value in PPR.
Marlon Mack, IND RB Mike: Buy - Again, I will harp on the talent of the young IND RB. Frank Gore is slowly being put to rest by the Colts staff and with just cause. Marlon Mack looks better than Gore and continues to shine when Gore fails. It should only be a matter of time until Mack gets the full reign of this horrible offense. Stash him until he is safer to play weekly, but know that he will be fantasy relevant before long.
Devin: Buy- I said it once, and I just have to reinforce it again: He’s “The only explosive player in the Colts backfield." Great pickup for Dynasty and keeper leagues next year. I think you’ll get decent flex production out of him going forward. Keep expectations realistic though.
Joe Mixon, CIN RB Mike: Buy - Until this week Mixon had been getting a good amount of touches and it was only a matter of time until the rookie figured out the offense and produced. Unfortunately, the Steelers started to work the Bengals over and they were forced to pass a little more. Mixon spoke up after the game and his rush attempts should jump back to the teens next week against a poor Colts team. His schedule varies week to week on difficulty but the amount of touches should merit RB2/3 value.
Devin: Buy- Mixon is out-touching and producing his competition in the backfield. It still looks like a committee effort for now, but I’m holding onto this potential (high risk) stock for at least one more week. He’s got a juicy matchup vs the Colts, who have a hard time against versatile backs like Mixon.
Tarik Cohen, CHI RB Mike: Sell - Touched a little on this last week, but Cohen is losing his role in the offense more and more each week. Argue with this if you want to because he caught 1 pass for a big gain, but that doesn’t change the fact that it was his only look at the ball the entire game. Cohen is no longer a weekly flex plug in until he proves to be a part of the offense again.
Devin: Buy- I want to see what happens next week in NO before I sell on his ability. He and Chris Thompson shocked the fantasy world the first few weeks, and I think he could bounce back this upcoming weekend. The “experts” loved Theo Riddick vs the Saints a few weeks ago (that didn’t pan out at all) but Cohen is much more explosive. If he will just stop trying to score a touchdown on every play I think he would still be more involved in the offense. However, (sigh) it’s his ability to potentially score anytime he gets the ball that makes me wanna keep him in at the flex.
Sammy Watkins, LAR WR Mike: Sell - Watkins has been a big letdown this season for anyone that thought he could resurrect his career a bit in LA. The offense has been great for the Rams so far this season with Watkins playing a small role. His main purpose seems to be as a distraction for the best defensive back to cover strictly because his speed. Meanwhile, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp continue to be more reliant. Don’t feel safe with Watkins in your starting lineup, especially with the next 5 weeks opponents.
Devin: Sell- The Rams just actually have a lot more weapons/talent than most expected them too. I can’t justify selling on Cooper if I'm not also selling on Watkins. However, Watkins seems to be a lack of opportunity vs a lack of capitalization. He’ll have 1 or 2 more boom games, could be a good bye week fill-in, but I wouldn’t ask much more.
CJ Anderson, DEN RB Mike: Sell - The Denver offense looks flat lately and that makes CJ Anderson suffer. This season, Anderson has only been RB1 worthy 3 times and those were in games that he received 20+ rush attempts, something that hasn’t happened since week 4. If the carries are there then he is worth a RB2 spot, but they just haven’t been there lately so my confidence is lacking with him.
Devin: Sell- CJA always trails off as the season goes on. I haven’t been able to watch all of their games, but the reports I’ve read all say Charles is actually looking better; with some asserting Jamal is a 2nd half sleeper. I wouldn’t put so much faith in Charles just yet, but he’s trending up as CJA is going down.
Larry Fitzgerald, ARI WR Mike: Sell - Fitzgerald is amazing - there is no denying that - but Stanton is not. Although we have only seen ¾ of a game with Stanton at QB, it is clear that the WR core is going to suffer greatly. The passes will be more spread out and sporadic with the team probably falling back onto the run game and cheap dump off passes. Fitzgerald just doesn’t hold anywhere near the value he did on draft day or even last week.
Devin: Sell- I’m saying this in a “don’t expect him to put up clear cut WR1 numbers” kinda way. I still think he will be targeted some; Fitz runs great routes, has strong hands, and will be involved in the offense. However, I'd have to call him a WR2 or flex option going forward. To be clear, I would still start him every week if I had him, but it’s foolish to think he’ll remain a top 5 WR in PPR.
Jordy Nelson, GB WR Mike: Buy? - This is tough for me because honestly I would considering selling every GB receiver for the right price at this point. However, Jordy Nelson is the best receiver and route runner on the team. He gets open weekly and most often times it is in the red zone. He may not be a weekly start, but he is worth stashing on your bench to see how the next game or two plays out. Don’t just trade him for a player like Javorius Allen or Rishard Matthews.
Devin: Sell- This is a sinking ship without Rodgers. He was only targeted 4 times on 25 attempts, and only connected on 1 of them. Expect numbers like T.Y./ Fitz going forward. They could boom, they could bust; it’s too much up and down for a guy you probably drafted in the first round. Not exactly apples to apples, but welcome to the David Johnson owner's party.
Frank Gore, IND RB Mike: Sell - I have been aboard the Marlon “Big” Mack train since the pre-season and my thoughts have not changed. We all knew that eventually the time and wear of a long NFL RB career would show itself. The time is now. Gore still has the talent and knowledge to sustain low fantasy value, but the younger and more physically able Mack should start to take over more and more. The Colts really don’t have much of choice but to test the talent of their new RB considering they don’t have much to lose from the season.
Devin: Sell- I feel like I’m gonna burst into flames writing this, as Gore was fantasy royalty during his time with the 49ers and won me a league in my early fantasy days. However, we must all face the facts that this decades Curtis-Martin-replica is on its final stretch. He’ll have a low floor, and I truly hope he gets his 1000 yards from scrimmage record, but it’s just not enough to buy in on his value going forward :(.
Mike Gillislee, NE RB Mike: Sell - Gillislee fully lived up to the LeGarrette Blount fill in for the first two weeks of the season, but since then he has looked terrible. He hasn’t been able to create for himself and is struggling to break tackles. On top of it all, red zone carries have gone down as well with Dion Lewis and James White both playing well.
Devin: Sell- I’m not a fan of Billy B’s RBs in Fantasy. Even when Blount was crushing it last year he was super TD dependent. There hasn’t been a 100% clear cut RB1 in that stable since “Clock Killin” Dillon. We were pitched Gillislee as Blount 2.0, but that just has not panned out at all. It even seems like White is getting at least a good portion of goal line carries at this point.
TY Hilton, IND WR Mike: Sell - Hilton still has some name value and two games worth some value. His schedule doesn’t look any easier than the first part of the season and Jacoby Brissett just isn’t that talented as a QB. Hilton isn’t targeting the way he should be weekly without Andrew Luck and it doesn’t look like Luck will be returning anytime soon.
Devin: Sell- I don’t think Luck is coming back at all this season. I was only buying on him the first few weeks under the assumption Luck would be back by week 9 or 10. I’m jumping ship completely. Like I said with Jordy and Fitz, his talent will cause a few big games; but he’s not the consistent threat he should be.
Put Me In Coach: Waiver wire
Kenny Stills, MIA WR -Stills has been more involved in the offense the last few weeks with Parker’s injury and should see even more attention now with Matt Moore taking over the team’s offense. 5 out the next 7 match-ups are favorable for WR2s on teams. 15% owned.
Marlon Mack , IND RB - Mack is taking over the RB situation for the Colts and should see more rush attempts each week. The Colts know what they have in the youngster and should lean on him more in the weeks to come. The team has only a few bright spots on offense and Mack is one of them. 26.5% owned
Dion Lewis, NE RB -Lewis has been relevant enough the past few weeks to at least be owned in most 10-12 team leagues. Despite the messy backfield situation, Lewis is the most likely to maintain rush and reception attempts every game consistently. 20% owned
Robby Anderson, NYJ WR - Robby Anderson is the deep threat on the Jets and each week Josh McCown looks more and more comfortable in this offense and honestly has become a pretty dependable fantasy QB. With that comes potential in the WR charts and Anderson should be near the top of the list on fantasy relevance. 13.5% Owned.
Robert Woods, LAR WR - I am not sure how he still isn’t owned in 75% of leagues when he is playing way better than a handful of receivers owned in 85%+. Woods is the most consistent WR on the team and each week puts up numbers worthy of WR3/Flex play in 10-12 team leagues. Grab him ,stash him, play him - it doesn’t matter but he should be owned. 19% owned.
Tyler Kroft, CIN TE - Just like we said a few weeks ago, Kroft is filling in the void of Tyler Eiffert which is only fitting considering the first name. The Tight end is an important part of the CIN offense and Andy Dalton will always look to the position for a safety net. Kroft is a fringe TE1/2 player moving forward. 11% owned.
Allen Hurns, JAX WR - The QB/WR situation is messy to say the least. Week to week there is no telling what could happen, but Hurns should be owned in most 10-12 team leagues. He maintains a steady 4+ targets a game and has the potential to put up 12+ fantasy points any given week. That alone makes him worth a roster spot this season. 29% owned.
Danny Woodhead, BAL RB - The time is finally almost here. The running back situation in Baltimore is about to get messier, but at the same time may be clearer for some owners. Set to return week 11, Woodhead could be the guy that boosts your roster in PPR leagues towards the end of the season. Joe Flacco clearly can’t throw the ball as far as he used to and will love the new dump off help to replace J.Allen and A. Collins. 23% owned
D’onte Foreman, HOU RB - Foreman keeps getting some nice carries and with that the team is giving him a few more looks. Lamar Miller doesn’t look like a clear cut RB1 option anymore with the younger Foreman itching to get a bigger role. Right now he is averaging around half a yard more per carry with 3-5 less attempts per game. 15% owned.
Josh Doctson, WAS WR - Gruden said he was going to get Doctson more involved and he followed through. It wasn’t the best night for WAS receivers, but Doctson still looked good when he was involved. He made a few good catches and led the WRs in the category even though it was only 3. He is worthy of a roster spot to see what he can do. 13% owned.
Kenny Golladay, DET WR - He showed off his talent in the first game of the season, but was injured in week 3 and hasn’t played since. The Lions offense has looked flat lately and with Golden Tate injured Golladay could step into a nice role in the offense. Plus, if he forms a good connection with Stafford he automatically enters fantasy relevance. 14.5% owned.
Josh McCown, NYJ QB - It is a little hard to even put this here, but McCown has played pretty damn good this year and with multiple QBs injured or out for the year he is most definitely fantasy relevant with 4 multi touchdown games out of his last 6. He has been a consistent QB2 this year and has a good matchup vs Atlanta this week. 12% owned.
Demarcus Robinson, KC WR – With Chris Conley out for the season the Chiefs are looking for a replacement WR2 and Robinson could fill in nicely as another deep threat. Keep an eye on him or if you are in deeper leagues and can stash him, do it. 1% owned.
You’re Killing Me Smalls: Bench, Trade or Drop
Rishard Matthews, TEN WR - Matthews has only topped 50 yards three times this season and only has two games with 5 or more catches. Many people drafted Rishard has a fringe WR2/3 player...so far he has almost lived up to the value thanks to one game boosting his averages. However, Corey Davis returns soon and the talented youngster will eat up targets.
TY Hilton, IND WR - In the last 4 weeks Hilton has 13 catches...not a very high number for a receiver drafted to be WR2 on most fantasy teams. He has had his boom games that looked like the old TY fantasy days, but with Jacoby Brissett he is too unpredictable and has had 40 yards or less in 3 of the last 4 games.
Sammy Watkins, BUF WR - Another receiver that is just lacking the right looks in the offense. Watkins seemed like he might be a good fantasy WR3/Flex the first few weeks of the season, but in the last 3 weeks of play has only seen 5 receptions and has a total of 70 yards in those games. It is hard to see him carving out a significant role in an offense that is already clicking with him as a decoy.
Frank Gore, IND RB - Frank Gore is trending downward and it is clear to anyone that takes the time to look at his stats. His touches have for the most part gone down game by game since week week 3 and it should continue to do so with Marlon Mack looking better and more efficient.
Mike Gillislee, NE RB - So much disappointment here. Gillislee looked pretty damn good last year filling in for LeSean McCoy and looked to be a good fill in for Blount after his exit and the first two weeks of 4 TDs. Since week 2 Gillislee has only rushed for over 50 yards one time and his touches have starting going down since Dion Lewis returned and some fumble issues. Patriots running backs are hard to trust and Gillislee leads the pack of shaky weekly starts.
Marshawn Lynch, OAK RB - This is NOT the Beastmode we all fell in love with years ago. He started to lose his step the last year he played and the season off didn’t help in that regard. He doesn’t look that good running the ball and has got lucky with some goal line carries/ TDs to boost his fantasy stats. Run from this mess that is about to get worse with the emergence of Washington and Richard.
Martellus Bennett, GB TE - There was so much hope for Bennett to come to Rodgers system and immediately become fantasy relevant as a TE1. That never reached its potential this year and with Hundley at QB it probably never will. Bennett has yet to reach the end zone and even with a few receptions a game he has only topped 50 yards one time.
Week 8 Rankings:
100% Start QB: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, Alex Smith, Phillip Rivers, Kirk Cousins,
WR: Antonio Brown, AJ Green, Julio Jones, Mike Evans, Keenan Allen, Dez Bryant, DeAndre Hopkins, Michael Thomas, Doug Baldwin, Alshon Jeffery, Demaryius Thomas
RB: Le’Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, Ezekiel Elliot, Mark Ingram, Kareem hunt, Devonte Freeman, Melvin Gordon, Jordan Howard, Alvin Kamara
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, Jordan Reed, Jimmy Graham, Austin Seferian Jenkins, Hunter Henry, Jason Witten
Confident Starts: QB: Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Jameis Winston, Matt Ryan, Tyrod Taylor, Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton
WR: Chris Hogan, Kelvin Benjamin, Pierre Garcon, Stefon Diggs*, Adam Thielen, Brandin Cooks, Tyreek hill, Devin Funchess, Michael Crabtree, DeSean Jackson
RB:Jay Ajayi, Christian McCaffery, Lamar Miller, Doug Martin, Carlos Hyde, Chris Thompson, Javorius Allen, Joe Mixon
TE: Cameron Brate, Tyler Kroft, Zach Miller, Kyle Rudolph, Jared Cook, Ed Dickson, George Kittle, Austin hooper, Jack Doyle
Gambles: QB: Deshaun Watson, Josh McCown, Derek Carr, Trevor Seimian, Joe Flacco, CJ Beathard, Matt Moore, Case Keenum,
WR: Jarvis Landry, Amari Cooper, TY Hilton, Marvin Jones Jr, DeVante Parker*, Mohamad Sanu, Robby Anderson, Martavis Bryant, Tyrell Williams, Jermaine Kearse, Danny Amendola, Nelson Agholor, Ted Ginn Jr., Kenny Stills
RB: CJ Anderson, Jerick McKinnon, Tevin Coleman, Latavius Murray, Ameer Abdullah, Rob Kelley, LeGarrette Blount, Duke Johnson Jr., Marlon Mack, Frank Gore, DeAndre Washington, Bilal Powell, Dion Lewis, James White
TE: Coby Fleener, Jesse James, Vernon Davis, Nick O’Leary, AJ Derby, OJ Howard, Ryan Griffin
Don’t drink the punch:Don’t trust the good week... yet
O.J Howard, TB TE - While we think O.J. has all of the physical tools to be one of the next elite tight ends (for the next several seasons), we’re not sure putting eggs in the basket for next week is a great idea.
TJ Yeldon, JAX RB - With Jacksonville entering the bye week most are projecting Fournette to be back in action and rolling in week 9. It was fun while it lasted TJ.
Mack Hollins, PHI WR - That one catch almost doubled his season’s total yardage and increased his touchdowns by over 1000%. Proof a blind squirrel finds a nut from time to time. Don’t think he is fighting for a WR1/2 spot. Jeffery and Agholor have that locked down.
Travis Benjamin, LAC WR - While he truly “put da team on his back doe”, it will be hard to replicate this kind of success given his lack of opportunities. He was truly impressive this week. They may try to get him more involved, but he’s been on this team for 2 years and is in his 6th season in the league. What we’re trying to say is that the team that knows what they got, and how they wanna use him... sporadically.
Teddy Bridgewater - Dislocated knee and torn anterior cruciate Spencer Ware – Torn posterior cruciate (knee) Ryan Tannehill – torn acl Julian Edelman – torn acl Cameron Meredith – torn acl and mcl David Johnson – Broken Wrist Danny Woodhead – hamstring Kevin White – Fractured scapula Allen Robinson – torn acl Corey Coleman – broken hand Greg Olsen- Broken foot Darren Sproles – torn acl Jordan Matthews – Broken thumb Chris Carson – ankle surgery Dalvin Cook – torn acl Odell Beckham Jr. - Broken Ankle Brandon Marshall - Ankle Chris Conley -Achilles Charles Clay - knee (weeks) Aaron Rodgers - Broken collar Bone Emmanuel Sanders - High ankle sprain (weeks) Golden Tate - AC Joint (weeks) Carson Palmer - Broken Arm Jay Cutler - Broken Ribs (weeks) Delanie Walker - Ankle