-Backup QB Mike White threw 2 passes and outscored: Burrow, Ridder, Wilson, Tannehill, Jones, Howell
Week 3: EL 11: 265.36... Ft. Myers Bull Sharks (A. McClelland)
Week 2: ML 11: 252.60... John McKay (M. Hurford)
Week 1: CL 2: 231.16... Mike Hurford
QB: Tua 36.36
RB: D. Achane (49.30), R. Mostert (41.70)
WR: K. Allen (38.46), D. Adams (35.70), T. Hill (26.20)
TE: S. LaPorta (18.40)
K: M. Gay (24)
DL: M. Garrett (22), A. Hutchingson (20), AJ Epenesa (17)
LB: T. Bernard (24), K. White (20), Z. Franklin (19)
CB: L. Wallace (20)
S: K. Hamilton (25)
What a wild week... lots of high and lots of lows, which we will get to in a minute....
Tua, when healthy, looks like a top QB
Mostert, always has had top talent but always hurt
Achane, at least for 1 week he is the toast of the town!
Allen, a true pros-pro
Adams, super-stud and now wants out of LV, really??
Hill, track star playing football... better Willie Gault!
The Cleveland Defense, led by Garrett, is top notch
Bernard, cam eout of nowhere
Time Out: Math Lessons!
CJ Stroud (24.60) > J. Burrow (8.16) + J. Fields (12.66)
Stroud, QB12 after 3 weeks, who would have thunk that?... the bigger story, how bad does Burrow look, is he even an auto-start anymore... and Fields is getting awful coaching, which is dispicable!
Like I mentioned, the Not-So-Perfect Lineup through 3 Weeks (ppg)... (If we're being honest, this is the "Why The F*CK do I have these players on my Team" team)
QB: D. Jones (3.98)
RB: AJ Dillon, 3.30), B. Hall (3.2), D. Henry (2.0)
WR: C Ridley (5.5), D. Smith (4.8), D London (4.10)
TE: K. Pitts (6.2)
K: Dicker the Kicker (4)
DL: Z. Collins (6), C. Wilkins (4), C. Young (3),
LB: B. Wagner (5), M. Milano (5), J. Jewell (4),
CB: L. Sneed (1)
S: I. Simmons (2)
Daniel "no-throw" Jones is getting $46M cash this year ($15M cap hit)... let's take a quick look at the Top 100 fantasy players through 3 weeks and play the "How Many NYG Players are in the Top 100?" Game.... Barkley (39), Jones (52)... and on Defense: McFadden (81), Okereke (90)... that's it! ... great work on screwing this team up, front office!
And that's all I have to say about that.
Time Out: Math Lessons #2!
D. Achane (49.30) > D. Henry (2.00) + B. Hall (3.20) + AJ Dillon (3.30) + D. Cook (4.40) + R. Stevenson (6.70) + R. White (6.70) + Bijan (8.00) + J. Jacobs (9.50)
Achane, out of?... he was talked up preseason, a fast kid that had some talent... I'd say he is the #3 on the 4-by-1 of the Miami National Track Team.... Henry, TEN has obviously given up, let him free!!... Hall/Cook, NYJ do know they have Wilson as QB and they need to run 40 times a game, right?.... Dillon, he is a backup for a reason.... the other 4, just chalk it up to a bad game rather than a trend.
Who is on the Miami National Track Team you ask?
Well.... here it is:
Lead off: Mostert
#3: Achane... out of Texas A&M
Let's switch it up for a second and talk Rookies.... everyone LOVES the hope that Rookies bring to your real-life team as well as your fantasy team....
So, how are they doing thus far...
Typically, below is where Rookies went in the Rookie Draft
J. Addison: WR25
Z. Flowers: WR39
Z. Charbonnet: RB64
D. Kincaid: TE31
Q. Johnston: only 5 catches
D. Achane: RB3
K. Miller: RB59
S. LaPorta: TE3
R. Johnson: RB32
T. Bigsby: RB56
T. Spears: RB57
C. Brown: played 2 snaps
J. Mingo: WR94
T. Dell: WR12
R. Rice: WR58
B. Young: QB29
D. Vaughn: RB74
L. Musgrave: TE16
J. Hyatt: WR99
J. Campbell: LB60
Z. Evans: has not played
CJ Stroud: QB12
M. Mims: WR14
M. Mayer: TE61
J. Reed: WR36
J. Downs: WR61
W. McDonald: 2 games played, 1 tackle, 23 snaps
AT Perry: has not played
E. Hull: on IR
P. Nacua: WR9
J. Carter: DL50
C. Tillamn: no catches, 30 snaps
I.Abanikanda: has not played
M. Wilson: WR63
J. Moody: K2
S. Tucker: RB79
B. Bresee: 5 total points, half a sack
I'll save my comments on them for another day.... lots to unpack here!
Time Out: Math Lesson #3!
T. Dell (23.00) > T. Higgins (3.10) + D. London (4.10) + D. Smith (4.80) + G. Wilson(7.30)
Honestly, I never heard of Tank Dell until he was drafted out of ____.... he looks to have a real solid connection with CJ, looking like a top combo for years to come.... London, can you even start him with Ridder at QB?... Wilson, see note on London.... and Higgins, just a bad game
The "what the HELL is going on" players
Geno... QB16... no surprise, he is turning back into Backup Geno... although, he still has a shot to finish in the Top 12
T. Lawrence... QB20... can this be any more of a shock?.... expected to be a Top 8 QB, very pedestrian thus far!
J. Fields... QB21... actually, this is pretty high of a ranking for as terrible as he and the Bears have looked.
D. Prescott... QB23... I expect about a QB12 this year... he is above average, not great QB
J. Burrow... QB31... If you would have said he would be unstartable I would have asked for the stuff you were smokin
D. Jones.... QB26.... modified a little BUT "He was what we thought he was!" -legendary coach Dennis Green!!
And QB's I want no part of, that I think their team should draft a QB: M. Jones (QB13), Baker (QB17), Jimmy G (QB18), K. Pickett (QB22), S. Howell (QB24), D Ridder (QB28), D. Carr (QB30), R Tannehill (QB32), Z. Wilson (QB34)
D. Henry... RD23... team won't run him (17 snaps, 11 rushes, 20 yards!) plus the O-line is awful... Trade the Man!
N. Harris... RD51... looks slow, plodding, bad O-Line.. targets last 3-years through 3-weeks: 2021: 27, 2022: 12, 2023: 5... if you don't want him PIT, trade him!
J. Jacobs... RB33... 200 total yards, 0-TD's... he still knows he is playing for a contract, right?
B. Hall... RD46... I understand easing him back in... 10 carries/2 targets week 1, nice... 4 carries/2 targets Week 2, what's up?... 12 carries/2 targets Week 3, does the offense know what they are doing?
D. Cook... RD 58... maybe he is cooked (pun intended!).. 100 total yards on the season... YUCK!
C. Ridley... WR42... started off like a house on fire (11 targets/20.1pts) then 2 stinkers (15 targets/9.7pts combined)
DJ Moore... WR43... well, they are the Bears
M. Thomas... WR47... decent volume (26 targets/18 rec) but no TD's (only 4 RZ Targets)
T. McLain... WR49... just not sure what to think here... consistent targets (4-6-6) but honestly need more for a #1 WR
D. Hopkins... WR53... well, they are the Titans
D. London... WR62... really is no surprise here.... Ridder overthrows the Water Boy on every route!
K. Pitts... TE26... really???... 26th TE?... Ridder has got to go, at this point I'd take Z. Wilson!
D. Goedert... TE34... another "top end TE" that has just not gotten it going in the passing game.... maybe he should change to RB for PHI since they run for 250 yards a game!
Time Out: Math Lesson #4!
S. LaPorta (18.40) > D. Waller (3.50) + M. Andrews (5.50) + D. Goedert (6.60)
Are we looking at the new Kelce in LaPorta?... he certainly has the talent and team to produce at a high level from week-to-week.... The other three: highly disappointing... I could add K. Pitts to this list to but that would just be piling on... three words for these guys: We Need More!!!
DL's (of the top 36 drafted)
J. Bosa... DL38...has 3-sacks but limited playing the last 2 weeks (43 snaps)
C. Young... DL41... missed Week 1... actually looking decent with 1.5 sacks... look for a big jump the next few weeks.
C. Wilkins... DL42... excellent Week 2 but inconsistent Week 1 and 3
N. Bosa... DL95... 1st sack this week, getting back into shape... let's see how much the jump is over the next 3 weeks.
H. Reddick/H.Landry... DLinfinity...
N. Bolton... LB45... missed Week 3, not terrible just not great for the #4 LB taken
S. Leonard... LB65... definitely not back to his old self, maybe never will be... his running mate, Z. Franklin is the new Shaq!
J. Jewell... LB58... expecting a ton more from a top 12 LB selection... this week going against MIA, not many snaps (18) and the team look like they quit...
Time Out: Last Math Lesson!
T. Bernard (24) > G. Pratt (2) + F. Warner (4) + J. Jewell (4) + B. Wagner (5) + Shaq Leonard (7)
Bernard, 2nd year out of?... he didn't see much action last year (only 22 tackles) as he was behind Edmunds, now this young LB is making the most of his opportunity (24 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 int's).... Pratt, just a bad game, only 42 snaps... same with Warner, 46 snaps... ditto bad game for Wagner... but Shaq just hasn't looked himself since coming back, let's hope he does soon as he is fun to watch!
D. James... S18... the entire LAC defense has been terrible... C'mon man, let's go!!
R. Jenkins... S34... actually a pretty solid tackling 3 weeks (5-8-7, right on where he was last year) but no INT's
J. Pitre... S86... has only played 26 snaps this year
And Tank Dell is out of: Houston .... where fellow Rookie, QB Clayton Tune (ARI) lit up the scoardboard.
RD 1 pickups: posted Thrusday at 10:30am EST
RD 2 pickups posted Saturday at 10:30am EST
RD 3 pickups posted Sunday at 1:00am EST
Good luck and have fun!