Okay, let's treat this out.
And we are live yet again. Sorry about that.
Everyone who for the first time, apparently, But we're here, we're going to jump right into quarterbacks.
Like I was saying, last time, Knock on wood.
Quarterbacks have remained relatively healthy through all of these injuries, so there aren't a ton of, you know names.
Everyone's going to be rushing out there to pick up, obviously, quarterback in generals, the deepest position.
Fantasy football, anyway.
So it's tough, especially early on, to be like this guy is so much better than my starter or someone that's on my team.
Even that I need to go pick him up.
But on the article on 40 sports, that board, we do have two quarterbacks listed, and these are the two quarterbacks I think you should.
We have three, I think listed, but there's only two that I think you need to even consider my first ones.
Right now, he's owned in 34.
5% of ESPN leagues.
He plays the Vikings this week.
Obviously, the Vikings, we have seen their defense get speak for disaster.
Someone plays on Thursday night.
Gardner Minshew obviously taking the league by storm yet again owned, and only 19.
5% of leagues place the Dolphins at home on Thursday Night football.
So I think both of these quarterbacks have been playing.
Well, I ask you to first with Tanner.
If you were to go rush and pick up one of these quarterbacks, which one would you try to pick up first? Yeah, so I absolutely, like love both of these guys.
They were both on my quarterback streamer article last week, and they both came through in a big way.
And I mean, I'm totally fine starting both of them in my lineup.
If you're forcing me to choose, I'm probably gonna take um, Gardner meant you there just because I think that that offense ismm organa unti ead to run through him versus I think it's possible that you see, maybe Derrick Henry have a big day and maybe take that away from Tannehill.
But I was so high in both of these guys going into the season.
I think they're both pretty disrespected.
And I think they're earning the respect giving them right now.
Yeah, you know, Gotcha.
Yeah, All right? Yeah, just kind of going off of that.
It still seems to me like Mike Vrabel still wants to establish the run.
Wants to run the ball as much as you can.
You know, with that big bruiser.
Like what? Derrick Henry.
Um, something that I did read, though, is that Tennessee has been to the red zone.
I don't know how many times, but they haven't had a rushing touchdown in the red zone.
It's all been passing touchdowns, which is kind of odd to think about how big of a guy Derrick Henry is.
So maybe that looks up for Tamil made.
That trend continues, but government? You, I mean, the man just electric.
He's fun to watch, um, as a young quarterback, he's doesn't throw.
That means, you know, many bad passes doesn't throw that many places that are gonna get intercepted.
I'm just wondering if that offense around them is gonna be good enough carrying on hope this week.
I would hope so, But carrying on into the season if you want to stick with Gardner Minshew, if those receivers can still say good, if that running game could get going as much as it was last week.
I agree with both of you.
And I'm glad you brought up that point about Tennessee's red zone offense.
I broke down the red zone offense and defense in that spreadsheet with the usage for you guys with the usage and snaps for running backs.
I have team red zone stats in there if you guys wanna look at it.
But Tennessee has been the third best team in the red, tied for second best team, actually in the red zone this season.
They bend 80 six essentially percent of their red zone trips, which they've made seven trips and yet they haven't scored a touchdown rushing touchdown yet.
They've pretty much been passing it.
Um oh, they do have 10 passing red zone plays to 12 rushing red zone plays.
It looks like, but, yeah, I guess they don't really have that rushing threat, I guess.
I don't know what to say.
It doesn't really make a ton of sense, but they're being efficient and they're passing it so whatever they're doing is clearly working and is it going to keep up? I don't know, but this is the same exact thing that we saw at the end of last season as well, so I wouldn't consider it a fluke either.
Gardner, Minshew, Jaguars offense.
I don't know if it's going toe.
Keep up this pace necessarily.
But at the same time, if this team gets worse than there's just going to be more garbage time and you know, maybe that's good for fantasy, I don't know way obviously saw that with Blake Bortles in the past.
Which, by the way, like Bortles, should be at the top of our quarterback list.
Maybe, uh, new quarterback in Denver.
Hopefully, that makes me excited is a Blake Bortles fan, but I may go for these quarterbacks ahead of them.
Maybe, I don't know.
I may act with my heart on this one, but yeah, I think both quarterbacks they're fine to pick up this week.
I mean, both great matchups.
They may both crack my top 12.
I haven't really looked at that to close yet, but I think your pinch Yeah, I mean, I'm just trying to think, have the schedule here.
What's a good comparison? Would you rather start Jared Goff against the Bills or one of these two guys.
I think I'd start both of these guys ahead of them.
I went to You can look, but yeah.
I mean, that's just one of the comparisons that you may get, and I think that's very fair.
I think we got you now.
Really, Doctor? No.
Uh, what's another? Well, that's what we have had a couple of quarterback injuries had away.
We have Jimmy G go down in there.
They just haven't been on my radar, I guess.
Dragon, uh, theory.
Yeah. All right. Sorry, guys.
Still, the top quarterbacks are pretty healthy.
What were you gonna say? I was gonna say, uh, we talked about the titans and their red zone trips in like, they have the 86% touchdown percentage.
The team that they're tied with for second is the jacks.
So comparing Menchu and Tannehill.
Yeah, I don't get it, men.
She just blows my mind.
I don't underst okay, what's the point of where he convinces his building that he's the franchise guy? Because I don't think that's happened yet.
I think I believe he could be that, but What will it take in your guys His eyes for the Jaguars to be like Okay, we do need to rebuild, but we're going to rebuild around this guy.
We did find them.
What do you think that is? Um, I think they're looking for him to be more than just a game manager, you know, to be someone who's gonna go out there and make plays instead of not making the bad plays.
And I think it's scrambling ability behind the line, you know, be able to keep plays open, is gonna be is, uh, bringing him up.
So as long as he can keep plays alive without, you know, rolling out to the right and thrown across his body late, you know, into the middle of field I think that he stays the starting quarterback for the Jaguars.
I don't know what else the guy could do other than what he did last year and what he's continuing to do this year.
So far, one thing I like in terms of like, I'm gonna be so upset if they just decided he's not the guy and they end up trying to go with Lawrence because, like, I think He's great and I really do believe in him.
But I feel like Doug Marrone is also kind of playing for his job right now, and I think he's really trying to win games.
And I think Doug Marrone is a good coach.
So I mean, you got meant you playing for his life and Doug Marrone playing for his life, and I think that it's going.
They're gonna win more games than, like, maybe people think it sure seems like it.
I think the Thursday Night Games actually, really.
People are giving them credit for our guest, especially after the first two weeks.
I mean, they play the Patriots and the Bills.
We will actually see what they're made of this week.
Anything else to say about quarterbacks before we dive into this running back Obama? What do you think about Joe Burrow? He plays the Eagles this week.
I don't mind that.
Obviously, he's finally getting a long week now.
He had his first NFL week and he gets a short week immediately and he's looked good.
I'm really, really worried about job for although I just think he's going down sooner rather than later.
They're using him like Lamar Jackson essentially, and he's not Lamar Jackson.
So it he's throwing his body around when he's not whipping his arm, you know, throwing 60 passes a game or whatever it's.
I think he's fine for fantasy for the short term, but I don't think this is sustainable per Cincinnati in the slightest the way I I'm sorry, Tanner.
The way I've seen Joe Burrow so far is it seems like, you know, a good quarterback.
But if he's running around, you know, not sliding, doing all the rookie stuff.
I mean, he's gonna be injured.
He's, you know, going to risk some of his career by just doing, you know, stupid rookie plays.
Yeah, he was taking some shots in that game for sure.
One quarterback I didn't bring up.
I don't know why I didn't even write it down.
Maybe it just shows my opinion on this, But are you rushing to pick up Justin Herbert anywhere? I I don't think so.
Not yet, at least.
You know e mean, he did look good, and that was kind of weird that Tyrod Taylor, like, warmed up it in place.
Anyways, um, he looked he looked good in that start, you know, just getting thrown in there.
I'm sure you don't get many reps with the first team this week, like last week, but I think, you know, let it give it a week.
And as he's getting more first team reps, I mean, the guys I think is good athlete got a solid arm and that say, I'm saying they're Los Angeles charges Offense isn't a bad offense to have around a tall, strong, armed rookie quarterback.
Yeah, I think I'm gonna wait a little bit.
Just wait and see.
But I did think he looked really good and he looked really poised to It's kind of weird that Anthony Lynn came out and he was like, Tyrod Taylor is 100%.
He's gonna be our starter.
Um, I mean, hey, might just be giving the nod to his guy who's supposed to been the starter.
Uh, but I think we're probably going to see Herbert start next week.
Yeah, I'll tell you what Anthony Lynn was saying.
Essentially, um, first off, Tyrod, I guess, had a had a weird reaction to a rib injection prior to the game.
That's what it was.
Oh, it's it is an injury, but it's not an injury.
It's one that he's been dealing with, apparently.
But Anthony Anthony Lynn said, when Tyrod 100% he is our quarterback.
So if he's 99% this week, they're just going to keep him inactive, complete just in her brain like that's That's the only way you do that.
But I mean, Herbert was one of the worst graded quarterbacks in the league last week.
He made a lot of terrible plays.
He made some good ones and that's what everyone remembers.
But I went back and watched that game and there were some really bad ones like he beats, um awesome, impressive runs.
But they look a lot less impressive when you see Mike Mike Williams running 50 yards by himself down the sideline, doing jumping jacks and I go okay, because that wasn't a great play.
Baby Tyrod could have made that play, but I think Herbert is going to be a great pro.
I don't I don't think he gives this team the best chance to win.
I do say with Anthony Lynn on that, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Herbert start this week for that reason before.
Like if Tyrod is 99% let's roll him out there.
Who do they got this week? Panthers.
Yeah, do whatever you want.
It's the Panthers without Christian McCaffrey. Have fun.
I'm speaking of that.
Lost Kirsten McCaffery and see Kwan Barkley this week, too.
I mean, the top two fantasy picks and know how to dress eso.
A lot of people are hurting it.
Aside from every under running back injury, Let's start with the guy that's replacing Christian McCaffrey, I guess. Mike Davis.
I love he's not a He's been in the league for a while in case anyone was wondering.
Owned in less than 1% of leagues playing the charges this week. Tough matchup.
Christian McCaffrey out.
Supposedly around 4 to 6 weeks now.
Last week, he ran 12 routes and was targeted on eight of those routes.
He was the only other running back to get snaps in Week one.
So there really isn't a question here about who's the guy.
It's definitely Mike Davis, but are you guys putting him? Let's let's let's pretend he gets 65% of the snaps this week is that our B two values that a flex value.
What do you think, Luke? Yeah, I think you have Thio.
Consider him for an RV to or flex position.
But this is a thing Like when the superstar running Mexico down and we're gonna talk about steak, want Barkley a little bit.
But we expect these, You know, these backups to be what Christmas craft is to be would say going Barclays.
And that's just, you know, not basically not possible.
Um, you know, he is going to get the snaps.
Um, you look to be a good receiver, you know, a solid receiver, at least.
So, yeah, for sure would you know, considerable per flex option if you're down Christian McCaffrey or you're down steak on Barkley.
But I think there's some other you know, running backs out there.
That might be better options at least this week, especially because they put the Chargers sneaky.
What I think is nice about the situation is like with all the injuries this week, a lot of the backfields it's going to be broken up between two or three guys, but in the case of my Davis.
It seems to be that he's the guy there and is going to be the main person getting carried.
So I feel like you can depend on him to at least get the volume for him to be the main guy.
And I don't like the Chargers matchup.
Like you said, They are really thinking good defense, like they put up two really solid week so far.
So I mean, I would definitely consider him as a flex option.
And I He is one of my favorite pickups at the running back position for this week.
Not my favorite overall, but he is definitely the most popular.
Obviously, Number one fantasy player goes down, and this guy to you guys point looks like the Belk.
How I guess, going forward.
And clearly, Teddy Bridgewater likes him enough to pass to him pretty much every single time he's on the field.
So, whatever, if Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa get after Tyrod or not Tyrod Petty Ah lot.
You know, he may just do a bunch of little dump off stuff.
Uh, Mike Davis? I guess so.
In PPR, especially, I think Mike Davis is a worthy pick up.
We're talking standard.
I wouldn't touch him.
I would pick him up, but I wouldn't touch him in my starting lineup this week.
Now the guy, the guy I like the most is Joshua Kelly for the Chargers.
He was my favorite rookie coming out of the draft anyways outside of Jonathan Tailor, but Josh Kelly, 28% owned plays Carolina Panthers.
Terrible run defense.
Kelly played 52% of the snaps last week.
Had 23 rushing attempt and look good.
I mean, this is an easy pick up and start for me.
Like if he's out there, I'm fine picking him up. I'm fine.
Starting Amazon RB two this week.
It just seems like a no brainer play.
What do you think about Joshua Kelly Tanner? Yeah, I mean 23 carries.
I don't know how Maney Running backs.
You could say that about through the course of a season that you can pick up on the waiver wire so they clearly really like him.
And I think like a lot of it was probably game script because I think if they're behind playing from behind, they're definitely gonna have, eh? Color in the game there.
And surprisingly, it was against the Chiefs and they were still up, so they were just able to feed Kelly on the ground.
But what's also nice about Kelly is that he seems to be their Golan guy.
Like when they're down there, they throw him in the game over, eh, killer? So there's a decent chance that if they're in the red zone, like, maybe he comes out with the touchdown.
So, yeah, I totally justifiable as the number one running back back up this week.
Yeah, I'll get on board with that.
And I got a quick question for you guys.
As in Austin, Ecuador.
Should I be worried about this situation in the charges? Backfields.
I don't think he takes anymore of the touches.
And he already has.
I don't think they're going to bring them in and give them, you know, 70% of the snaps or anything.
Um, yeah, I think he is.
What? He is, what he is.
I think you saw the worst game script for Austin nuclear last week and he still had 50% of the snap.
Still had a good game so I wouldn't be too terribly worried about it.
Claire is just not the bell cow that you know.
Maybe we would all hope you would be right and then kind of going back to Tanner's point.
I love that there's a player out there who just had 23 carries.
Who's on the waiver wire right now.
I mean, that's that's fantasy gold, you know, Pick him up, play them, get those goal in touchdowns.
I think this is a steal.
If you could get him off the waiver lawyer, Let's move on to some people's favorite pick up of the week, one that I have zero interest in.
That's Gerald Henderson for the Rams, his own in 44.
So he's the highest owned out of any of the almost any of the players.
I've written down all of the running backs, for sure.
Cam anchors for the Rams, the prized rookie.
He got injured last game, separated cartilage in his ribs.
I guess that sounds a lot worse than it is.
I don't think it's that big of a deal.
It's a pain thing.
It's not like an injury thing.
It could be out this week, especially because the match up with the Bills, that's a physical matchup.
But this isn't a long term issue.
It's not an issue that I think can get read injured.
But still, if acres is out, that's one less person in this Rams committee on.
We saw what that half, what that led to last week with Gerald Henderson having a monster week.
You know, I said last week, I thought this was a kingmaker show because I thought the Rams would have to pass against this physical equals front seven.
That happened, But it wasn't with cam makers.
I will say, I think it's the same type of game script against the Bills this week.
I don't think they're going to come in and try to run between the tackles against the Bills.
That doesn't make much sense.
So if Acres is out, Hendrickson could see a big role in that scenario loop.
Do you want to pick up Henderson and try toe? Have a spot start for him right away, or you just going to pick up somebody else? Yeah, correct me if I'm wrong here, but I think Malcolm Brown it's got a little bit of a finger injury to Yes, but I don't think he's out.
Okay, Um I mean, I love Darryl Henderson, but I don't love him this week.
Um, just because that match up against the bills bills, you know, maybe have the best defense in the league.
But, um, especially if you're a camp acres owner, I'd say yes.
Pick up Henderson.
And then, especially if acres zone, I think you might even want to consider Henderson for a flex option.
Just seeing what he did last week, you know, um, I think I mean, they Henderson is still young guy.
And I don't think that the Rams know what they're going to get out of him yet, so this might be his opportunity to show what he has.
And I think he's a He's a back that can, you know, make some noise.
He did have to catches for 40 yards, so I mean, he could bring, you know, screens, dumps, whatever a couple of yards after, you know, after the catch.
So and there's big points there.
So maybe if one of the running back, so definitely don't start him, pick him up, but don't start him.
But if one of those out, I thank you.
It's a strong consideration for Flex this week.
Just for that, you know that receiving ability he doing long plays off of, You know, not that many touches.
Yeah, Zach, I also thought this was the Cam maker show, and we don't know how long he's gonna be out.
Like, maybe he does come back this week.
Um, I mean, after a week one I was reading something on Twitter about Sean McVeigh came out and he was talking about How can makers got the first carrying the game against the Taliban? Maybe you'll prove me wrong.
Let me bring up.
He had eight rushing attempts.
16 routes ran in terms of the other running back.
I mean, Matt Barreto had 21% of the snaps.
Jordan Howard, 11 and layered for So there really isn't commenting.
I mean, he comes to the game when 00 So I don't know.
Look, do you think we need to treat him as the RB one in Miami? Or do you think Jordan Howard going to come around or we make of this situation? The Miami Dolphins are tough off history to read because I feel like coming to this year I was just not touch him at all.
But after watching the first couple weeks here, I mean, it looks good.
Um, maybe Ryan Fitzpatrick becomes the best quarterback in NFL history for the two weeks, Like every single year.
That seems to happen again.
But, um, Myles Gaskin is interesting guy.
I don't know much about him, you know, I just But just for me it seems like he you know, he's the lead back in Miami.
Um, I think if you have Jordan Howard, I would definitely take Myles Gaskin.
No doubt about it.
But you know, this week against Jacksonville to its kind is a good Russian matchup.
E would say in, like, a deeper considering for flex option.
But keep your eye and Myles Gaskin.
You know, if he has another great week that I think we're gonna talk about him is the one or two running back pick up next week.
The same here is faras like, not knowing too much about him.
And that's probably just on me, like having not watching played yet because, like me to just I've kind of stayed away from the dogs, and I haven't been to interested.
But when you go and you look at it on paper and you see the snap percentage and you see the Carries And he had seven targets last week Um, yes, F play interesting.
And then Zach going back to your point.
They've played the Patriots and the Bills, so I actually, like maybe the Dolphins have a little something that we don't realize.
And when they played Jacksonville on Thursday and maybe has a game? Yeah, I'm gonna look up his exact stats here because yeah, at that point, he's getting all these touches, and I think that comes down to the matchups, right? So Week one against the Patriot, nine carries, 40 yards, four catches for 26 yards.
So hey, that's double digits for PPR.
At least last week against the Bills.
Seven carries for 46 yards, six sketches for 36 yards.
That's 14 points.
That's that's respectable, and you know 4.
4 yards per carry against the Patriots, 66 against the Bills against me, find the Dolphins offensive line.
If he gets the same type of usage against the Jaguars on Thursday.
I think he blows up and then we have to wait all week to pick him up.
So I'm willing to pick him up early.
It makes me a little bit angry, because in more than one week I drafted both Howard and Brita because I thought was Hey, at least I'm gonna get the RB one in Miami.
I can lock down the back field and just play the game script and then our doesn't plan.
So it is what it is.
I'm still gonna lock down this back field.
I just hope it's with Gaskin here.
Let's I'm going to save the Giants for last.
Because of their pick up this week, let's go to San Francisco.
Most ER and Holman are expected to be out this week.
Coleman's likely out longer.
I just opened the door for Jerick.
6% owned, plays the Giants this week.
Obviously, McKinnon is a versatile kind of do it all player.
He's going to split out.
He's going to be running out of the backfield, is going to do it all.
But we know his injury risk and with the amount of injuries on this team already.
You know? What do they give him? Other player, Like they just worked up Paul Perkins today.
Are they going to pick up Perkins and play him 30% injuries? Are you avoiding them because of these injuries? Well, I wouldn't say I'm rushing to pick him up, but if you need a running back, I think he like.
I don't see how he's not a good spot start, because if most starts out and Coleman's out, if you're gonna like the 14 years run game is gonna put up numbers.
And MacKinnon came out in that game and it's pretty explosive.
You got to touch down in game.
So I think you're looking at a guy who's going to get, like, maybe 15 to 20 carries and 15 to 20 carries in the 49th offense.
Like, I think you could definitely have a good day.
Yeah, I I agree with the Tanner there, especially with the, you know, maybe just starting from next week.
But what I was I have John Wilson written down here from San Francisco to do you think, you know, with McKinnon, you know his injury history.
Maybe they want to run, do a little bit more running back by committee.
Do you think his value goes up about all this week? Are you looking at him at all? I think it has to.
It really depends on game script for this game in this game, you know, with a complete nightmare.
On the other side, that is gonna say Con Barkley, and it's still the Giants with San Francisco.
It's it's their offensive line and then just a makeshift offensive.
I think last I looked, the line with the San Francisco was favorited by 4.5.
If it's a good mhm and you know more versatile electric back like Paul Perkins, if they pick him up over Jeff Wilson.
But if they get the lead and they could just milk it, then, yeah, Jeff Wilson is going to be the guy.
And if you want to chase touchdowns, I think he's the guy in the red zone.
Yeah, one of my first thoughts was Okay, what defense is playing the Niners this week, And then I went and looked it up and I was like, Oh, it's the Giants.
Like they're gonna be all right.
Yeah, yeah, it Z thing is gonna be a disgusting pig. Three.
I don't even know what to make of it yet.
Going through rankings going through like betting lines and stuff.
I think I don't I don't know who's in.
I don't know who's out.
I don't even know who's on each team.
At this point, it's a nightmare.
It should be fun.
So I said, I'm going to save the two Giants running back, So I want to talk about for last.
So the running back I want to bring up here was the one I think I was telling Tanner No one's really talking about.
And I don't really understand why that's Rex Burkhead.
So Rex Burkhead, under 4% owned.
He plays the Raiders this week.
Raiders on a short, we obviously a terrible defense.
You know, we don't know the status of James White tees and peace to him with his family and all.
I would assume he's not in this week.
Last week, Birkhead took 71% of the snaps for the Patriots, and he ran 28 routes.
Sony Michelle was the only other running back to run a route, which was one if they air passing.
This is going to be the Rex Burkhead show if they they are ahead and they could melt the clock.
And I think it's this on the shell show, but I think we can pretty much yes, that before the games.
Raiders, I think, are more competitive than we would like to give him credit for, though, a ****ed off Bill Belichick and Cam Newton are probably going to go out and score.
So this is probably a Sony Michelle Wie.
I don't know who they play the week after, but if it sounds like James Way, it's not back, and it's going to be a competitive game.
You need to play Birkhead because he's going to play 70% of snaps again.
So to me, I think he's one of the top pick ups of the entire week.
If you have room on your bench, if you're not needing a player to pick up and start right away, I think he has to be picked up.
What's your guys thoughts on that? Uh, are you with me or are you just saying this is a Patriots backfield? Who knows who came the pot next week.
Yeah, exact what you just said.
I was gonna say, I don't.
I think you pick him up.
If you have an open spot, you know, just so you don't have him on your team.
Um, Rex Burkhead, I was, is one of those guys who somehow always finds his way on all my fantasy teams every year.
Because I Ma was I'm always for that 70% you know, he's in the game.
The only thing that worries me about Rex Burkhead is when they get down to the goal line.
Cam Newton's running the ball in.
I think on Sunday night I was watching it with my roommates, and I think every single play in the red I said, This looks like a Q B draw.
This looks like a cube draw.
This looks like a Q B draw.
So if Rex Burkhead could get those receiving yards, you know, great for PPR.
But I don't see him getting the goal line worker that touches.
You know, the touchdowns at all, but especially if he's out there, pick him up, put him on your bench, make sure nobody else has them just for uncertain about that running back, you know, situation in New England.
Look, I think that's a really good point about Newton getting the red zone work and that definitely limiting Birkhead's chance at scoring.
If I do have an open spot, I do think he's a good ad.
When you were saying that nobody was picking up this guy, I didn't.
I didn't even think about him like I was like, Oh, who's he going to say, Um, he was on my radar? But that's good to know about the snap percentage.
Um, I have the Ravens defense and one of the league's this week and they play the Chiefs, though, and the Patriots? They're sitting out there, actually, and so I'm trying to pick them up, spending like three or $4 a fat.
I hope that I get him.
So I see it is probably more of a Sony Michelle week.
But yeah, I mean, I would I would go grab Birkhead and stashed them on my bench.
Yeah, my thoughts exactly.
Let's go with the Giants here, say, Kwan Barkley, obviously tourney see, all done for the year they somehow were.
The team signed Devante Freeman I'm not sure why.
Devante Freeman choosing them.
He has at least three of suitors. Supposedly.
But hey, maybe he's e don't know.
I was gonna say maybe his title chasing and New York.
I can't even make a joke like that. They're terrible.
So he comes in, He joins a backfield with Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman.
So I think Devante Freeman sleep back.
I think he probably gets 45 percent of the snaps.
I think that would be a fair percentage.
Is that someone you want to pick up? Am I wrong about this percentage split? Uh, and what do you think? Is stealing is Tanner? Uh, do you know how much they paid him? I can look.
It's going to be veteran minimum.
There's no chance that they paid him.
I mean, the way I looked at Freeman, I was like, no matter where he goes, I'm not excited for it.
I was like, he's going to go into a bad field and, like, maybe he gets the majority of the work, but he's still gonna be splitting it a lot.
Like I definitely think you're going to see multiple guys in this back field touching the ball.
And it's also the Giants.
Um, so I'm like, I I honestly don't even really care about about picking them up.
And like, he wasn't good on the Falcons and scheme where he used to be.
So I just have a really big questions.
If he can't even get it done, even he does get the ball in.
The contract is one year with incentives up to $3 million.
Or I'm with you on that.
I don't want a bunch of human.
I don't think I think a lot of people this week we're gonna pick him up.
Um, just for the name Devante Freeman.
You know, they're gonna remember 2000 yards rushing seasons, But my thing with the Giants is that psycho on Berkeley's obviously a superstar, you know, one of the best running backs in the league, But he works for every single yard that he gets behind the Giants offensive line.
And I don't think the Devante Freeman can do anything like that, you know, just because of his name.
Like it before people are gonna expect, you know, second Barkley numbers, but that's just not gonna happen behind that off until because Second, Barclays just an animal and works for those it works for those yards works for those touchdowns.
So I don't want I don't think I want to touch the mantra free with a 10 ft pole here.
And he'll get some past catching numbers, I guess.
But this was one of the last situations that wanted him in.
All right, assuming that it was going to go into the week with John Lewis and Wayne Dahlman, I was super excited because there's a very, very clear Wayne Gallman spot.
Lewis got all the snaps last week.
Everyone was gonna rush to pick up Dion Lewis.
Be super happy about it.
Okay, I got starting running back Giants.
I thought I was going to be able to slide and pick up Wayne Gallman when government wasn't active last week because I didn't need that many active running backs so he would have been an act of this week, would have been the lead back, just like he was before.
Dion Lewis isn't a lead running back.
If anyone's ever watched him play eso and now that's not gonna happen now, Wayne Goldman.
It's probably going to be active.
But by the projective running back there is, it's probably like Freeman, 45 Lewis, 30.
Uh, and then Goldman, 25.
That's probably where I would go.
Uh, are you guys hire on Lewis or Dahlman or you Luke, Um, kind of going off the planet before? I think I want to stay away from them.
If I had to pick one, I'd say, Gunman, just because I know what you mean by Dion Lewis is not a starting running back, you know, he can catch past the vacuum that can't run between the tackles at all.
I don't think, um, the office line just scares you too much.
That offense in general just scares me too much toe.
Have anyone not namesake want Berkeley, You know, from that offense? Yeah, I'm I'm not even touching the backfield.
I wasn't even that interested in it before the bonds of Freeman signing.
And then I think that just makes it more convoluted and mawr just scared to even look at.
Okay, so we went through all the running backs I had written down before.
We rank like our top few.
Are there any other guys you want to touch on either of you.
No, The only one other one I had written it was Jeff Wilson.
He kind of talked about him a little bit.
I love, um, this guy's not really I have them down is 75% roster.
But if James Robinson is available, like go ahead and pick him up like he looked awesome like last week and the Jaguars are moving pretty dependable.
Yeah, I got one more question here, Zack.
I know we can't go go without talking with the package here.
But is Jamal Williams a guy should have on my radar? Yes, just because if the Packers get to acute and start giving her and Jones too much with the touches and and if Erin Jones goes down or whatever, Jamal Williams is the guy it's not.
It's not the rookie.
Basically, the rookie is not getting any snaps at all.
He's just another sign trophy for the sideline.
They have Urban.
We'll get into that.
But yeah, Jamal Williams is the clear handcuffed.
Jamal Williams is a player that's going to have a role.
It's just sort of if he catches the touchdown. Good.
If he doesn't, then he's probably not going to be valuable enough.
But he's the best pass catcher out of all the running backs.
He is the that power runner of between him and Erin Jones thing.
I just don't think he has enough of, ah, of a role to warrant a roster spot unless you have an Jones.
So if we starting with you know, if you had to bring your top three running back pickups, what we talked about, what would it be? Yeah, so I would I would put my Davis number one for me just because I like what the Panthers offenses looked like.
And he's the only guy that's really there.
And I do think he's gonna catch passes, especially in a PPR league.
Um, then I would go Joshua Kelly.
Um, like you said he was.
I think it was your favorite, like one of your favorite like sleeper.
Arby's coming out of college.
Um, like he looks good.
He's getting the Golan work.
Kelly would go Kelly there.
And like we talked about, I'm not really interested in Darryl Henderson, and then I would probably go, McKinnon third as a spot star, but as faras longevity in the three spot, I would go with Gaskin.
Or I have the same list of you.
I just have Kelly and didn't even switched just because I think like I said before, it's incredible.
But there's someone on the waiver wire who had 23 carries last week.
You know that. You know he's going to get the touches.
Um, Davis is awesome, but I also, you know, I want to put, like, you know, three a three b with Rexburg to just for that 70% snap.
Um, and he's got receiving skill to and that's good for peopIe are, you know? Yeah, we're looking at running back here that have major roles on teams that air just floating out there because they're not a big name, because I don't know, they didn't find the end zone, I guess.
But yeah, I would go.
Joshua Kelly is my number one with Davis number two.
Yeah, just like you.
I'm deciding between the other three that was mentioned.
Gaskin, um, Gaskin, McKinnon. Burkhead.
My own worry with McKinnon is that they most er comes back next week and it just is what it is.
Eso I would probably go Gaskin and just see what he does this week, because if he continues the same workload, which there really isn't much of a reason to believe he doesn't.
And the only thing that's a different is the competition he plays against.
We could see Monster in and over DFS, especially on Thursday.
I'm going to play as much.
Myles Gaskin is account.
Let's go to wide receivers, just as many injuries and wide receivers.
We can start in Tennessee with Corey Davis party of This is the person we mentioned, I think last week.
Ah, I've been saying this is the best coverage he's had, you know, a T least for competition.
Wise is the first time it's never been the top receiving weapon on the field in his entire career.
Going back toe, you know, peewee football.
I'm sure he was always the top guy for people to worry about.
And then with a J.
Brown by a side, then all of a sudden, he's not.
Last week A J. Brown was out.
Corey Davis continue to perform.
It's a brown is back.
Soon it seems like it also seems like you couldn't miss at least another game.
6% of leaks and just like we talked about Van Tannehill, Corey Davis is the Vikings this week, so he should be a decent option to pick up and start right away.
No matter if A J.
Brown is active or not.
If he is, let's do it. If A.
Brown is active and then is not active.
Luke, would you put Corey Davis on closer to a flex play or a wide receiver three, Or where would you bring him? I'd put on Flex, I think, Um, even if you know A. J. Brown is active.
Corey Davis had a great week.
Brown is active, Um, and he's a big guy, and we talked about, you know, when basically, right when the show started that the Titans have thrown the ball the red zone.
They score touchdowns around the ball in the red zone.
And what better way toe score touchdown with the sixth.
Love him, loved him. Since college.
I think he's starting to.
People are starting to take notice that Maybe he's starting to become that guy that we saw as one of the best receivers in college football history.
So, yeah, I would definitely.
If he's out there, pick him up.
And if you Yeah, I do like him more this week with a J.
Brown out, um, against this Viking secondary, I don't see how he's going to get open and he's been getting targeted.
Brown does come back, and I would lower him a little bit, but he has good the last two weeks.
I'm not like super high on him going forward, Um, but I think this is a matchup you could definitely playing men and like what we've seen through two weeks, has been pretty pretty encouraging for him.
But like if there's anybody out there trying to say he's maybe making the leap in the like Wide River to territory, I'm I'm not there.
But he's I think he's a good flex play agreed in another player here who's benefiting from, not necessarily the top coverages.
Russell gauge with Atlanta only 20% owned after his monster week, one uh, temple rank in the top 10 of the league in red zone looks and the other one is not Julio Jones.
So I mean, since they get down to the red zone and Julio Jones becomes the best decoy in football.
Are Calvin really by way? Leads the league in red zone? Looks over, I think at three per game has the most Redstone percentage of his team.
But yeah, Russell gauges also in the top 10 in benefiting.
He is a lot better than I gave him credit for going into the season.
I'm pretty sold on him.
The only question mark would be you know, you put up a really nice week to performance.
Julio Jones did nothing.
And, you know, if Julio plays really well, I would assume gauge gets a little bit of those targets taken away.
But if engage in your starting lineup going forward or is he just a guy you would rather have on your bench in case of an injury? So, for me, I would have to look at the game and maybe check the over under there.
Um, do you know who they're playing this week? I didn't have it written down.
They play Masha the pedals.
Sorry, What was that? The Bears? Oh, the Bears.
Okay, well, I mean, he's somebody that I would trust over Cory Davis, for sure and 25% Target share this week.
And then he followed that with a 23% target share from Week one.
And I just think if the Falcons were in a game where they're gonna have to be scoring points, then I think Russell gauges pretty likely to have a good game, and I would feel comfortable during my study lineup.
But if there's if they're going in the game with a solid defense, like, I think that's the situation where I would probably not have a lot of trust in them.
Yeah, I agree with you.
I I like him in my story line up. I trust him.
Um, just I'm reading right here that over the first two weeks, he said 21 targets and he's turned that into 15 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown.
So when the ball is getting thrown to him, he's catching the ball.
You know he's making plays.
That's what I like to see.
It's still so mind boggling.
Matt Ryan doesn't throw Julio Jones in the red zone.
But the benefactor, that is obviously still gauge, you know.
So if he's getting those red zone looks, yeah, if pick him up, put him in your lineup starting.
I know Chicago's got a somewhat good You're like a good secondary.
They held the giant Uh, no.
Giants here got over 50 yards last week, I think.
But, you know, I think Atlanta's offense is gonna get to the root zone.
And I think wrestling age is going to get more raids on targets.
The next player here I have his nikkila Harry kill Harry was a person that we talked about how Cam Newton is the connection with him.
And then he went radio silence.
No one talked about him.
I thought it was by design.
I figured Belichick was telling.
Everyone did not say the **** worried about him.
Then they released Mohammed Sunu again.
We talked about thing That means they must feel nikkila.
Harry has been progressive.
They don't have anybody else.
Outside of Julian Edelman.
Harry led the team targets last week, played the second most snaps at 83% 60 snaps in the game.
Player, obviously with more.
Not Julian Edelman.
Tamir Bird, who came also loves.
That's another guy.
You can have any radar, but I will put Harry above them just because of red zone threat.
Um, they say how much he's on his own in about 40% of leagues, so naming value has him owned in a little bit, but they play the Raiders this week, so we talked about how it could get up early and then sit on the run a little bit.
But if they get up early, I would argue it's probably because of an early touchdown.
I may be Nikkila Harry, but where you guys ranking tequila? Harry.
I know, I'm for sure.
I think I'm higher to on them.
Um, just based off of, you know, history The last couple years, Canyon lives tall, big receivers.
I mean, he made a career for Kelvin Benjamin.
Um, but Nikkila.
Harry is a guy, you know, He's another guy.
Like I talked about Mike Williams every week, but he's just was his potential to me.
Um, he's big enough to, you know, get over the catch, passes over the middle, take hits.
I know he's coming he's got a little bit of shoulder injury.
Do you think that's gonna hinder him at all this week? I wouldn't think so.
Yeah, it didn't severe right.
And like you said, the matchups Great, Oakland.
It just somehow they don't seem to know about a cover outside receiver, even consider.
You know, if you if you're wide receiver to has a bad matchup, look for him to kill here, you there.
It's a consensus thing, because I would say I'm a little bit higher on them than most people are.
Hey, has 18 targets through two weeks, tied for most on the team with Edelman.
Um, they just seem like they're willing to depend on him in this offense.
And this wasn't an offense I believed in with Cam, but he's he really prove me wrong.
And that Seahawks game, like Cam looks great.
Um, so I like hair is only gonna get better, so I Yeah, I like him.
Yeah, this Seahawks Offenses fund.
It does feel like something we haven't seen before just because there's definitely a Patriot spin on it.
There's definitely different formations we've seen.
It's a different type of running offense.
Cam still can't throw worship like his accuracy is still horrendous, but he still makes more place.
Any, you know, screws up.
It is working out.
I mean, they probably should have won that game.
The next receiver I have here.
6% of leagues plays at the Superdome this week on Sunday Night Football against the Saints.
A little bit of a hamstring injury.
Sounds like he's when Adam's were Novellus.
Canceling Waas, the top red zone threat for the Packers graduates looked his way.
Wasn't Lazard as well.
This canceling MPs obviously, is the big play threat on top of it.
Everybody wants to get him involved.
I be biggest worry in this game would be of Davante Adams.
I would say like MVS more if Adams is in because of that Marcus Lattimore from Marshawn Lattimore coverage.
Um, but Tanner, is he a player that should be owned in half leagues? Do you think or is this or is he too boom or bust to really trust.
So on the show yesterday, we we talked about like Lazar versus MVS, and I said I was more on the Lazard side.
But I look more into it today, and I found myself kind of shifting on that, Um I mean, NBS can really come through with that big play and the Packers offense and just looks great right now.
And Aaron Rodgers is playing a lot better than he did last year and that I think you make a really good point about Lattimore potentially guarding him.
If Adams is about I didn't consider that because I was going to say, I think NBS is really good going forward.
Third year, it seems like he's kind of just level it a little bit.
I'm with that, um, Belo scandal, I think should be picked up in almost every league.
You know, Aaron Rodgers is given me some reminisce to 13,014.
You know, um, the thing that sucks, you know, for me playing in these fantasy leagues all my buddies, Air Packer fans, I could never get into these Packer receivers because everyone you know, rooting for or because they'll just can't lie to score.
But you know, Scanlon's also he's the deep threat.
You know he's going to catch.
Roger is gonna throw those post roads is gonna throw those post corner roots, so they'll just canceling.
Um, I know he's had a couple drops the first two weeks, which kind of hurts, you know, watching that.
But it doesn't seem like that's retracting Rogers from keeping throwing his way, you know? So I think scaling, you know, the red Zone awesome.
Plus is a deep threat.
I think that's perfect gold for, you know, a receiver that should be picked up in every single league in town.
And he said, You're kind of comparing the two.
You're on one side going to the other.
Um, from my point of view, this is how these two wide receivers shake out.
Rogers through two weeks hasn't been touched, right? Yeah, I think he's been sacked once.
It's one of two quarterback only be sacked once or something.
I think our second best on a personal basis, something like that.
Lazard has one of the best broken play chemistries in the league.
There was some measurement to do that, So if Rodgers is running around and they have to get off script a little bit, that's where Lazard's gonna shine.
These first two weeks, Rogers been able to sit back there with zero past thrush and the play goes as scripted.
In that case, it's not going to be a list artists, one of these other players.
So now you look ahead to the Saints.
The scenes past Russia has been pretty good.
So maybe Lazard get a few of those broken plate.
It's tough to project, but in a way it's not with this team specifically.
So if you think Rogers is going to be under duress all game long, I would guess Lazard starts to play better.
Um, I guess if they keep losing offensive lineman to like they like they're prone to do, I guess then Lazard is going to be better as the season goes on.
But that's just how I see these two, specifically shaking out, Um, we can stick in that game go trick on Smith here.
You know there's reports about if he could go last week or not, he definitely wanted to.
That's no surprise, but ultimately it was ruled out this week.
It's going to be the same type of thing there I would assume, wait to the last second and say if he's in or out But with Thomas out last week, Trick one.
Smith played really well owned in just 24% of leagues playing the Packers Packers can be prone to giving up those big plays.
Obviously, what's your thoughts on track once? If Tanner and let's how much does this value drop? If Michael Thomas is back? I guess if you if you assume you get about 75% Michael Thomas.
But track Juan on last week's show and you said you liked it.
It's played on 88.
3% of the snaps and had an 18.
4% target share in that game, and they really went to him.
And I was surprised to see that if Michael Thomas play, Michael Thomas is in his value for me, I would say drops immensely, Um, even at 75% because then I think you see that snap percentage really drop that target share really dropped.
But if maybe Thomas go out there and maybe he's a decoy and you really see, maybe that draws away from coverage.
You really trade Kwan like working and get and getting open, but he's somebody that I would be trying to pick up based on that game.
Yeah, I'm with you.
Um, but yeah, I don't think I wouldn't say at least my thinking that I would say is drops immensely because I know we talked.
We talked about it on the show last week that even when Thomas is fully healthy trade corn, that still comes in Aceh 30 receiver and he still gets, you know, he still catches passes.
Um, Emmanuel Sanders did have a very good game last night.
Look, And just based off that game, it looks like Michael Thomas doesn't play. You know, trick.
There's no reason to trick watched.
Oh, to be on the waivers for any league.
Um, I think he's big.
He's a big boom guy rather than a bus guy, at least for this week.
Um, so go ahead.
Go pick him up, make sure you have them.
I'd rather have him in my team than someone else have him.
I'd rather meet, have them invention than someone else. Pick him up.
That's very fair.
And that this was another added layer to fantasy that a lot of people don't think about especially looking at your weekly matchup.
If you know, your weekly matchup.
They have Kenny Golladay.
Maybe he's ruled out.
And I had Courtland Sutton something like that.
And they need to go pick up a wide receiver, play a little bit of defense and pick up a wide receiver that they made.
Want to get? Or you could drop kicker and do it and then drop your kick your prior to kick off.
And then you don't need a restaurant.
Um, no one can play on.
You get to be the **** in the league.
But hey, win's a win.
A little championships.
Yes, I do it every time, every time.
But, uh, yeah, track on Smith.
I mean, like I said it last week.
Whenever, Whenever everyone's on him, he doesn't points.
People were on him last week, but I was really on Emmanuel Sanders, and Boy did.
He doesn't point.
So whatever I think trick on Smith's fine.
If Michael Thomas is back, I'd probably avoid it.
I just feel like Jared Cook has to go off this week. It seems like a charity.
There's I was highest done, at least in terms of past countries outside of album, Tomorrow did absolutely nothing cooked out of touch down.
Saved it for me.
But who was not fun.
Jared Cook revenge again.
Jared? Yeah, Like like how we did last week against the Raiders.
He just gets fired up for all these.
Who's next? Who's next? Ramzan? Did he play for the 49 for a second type Titans? That's right.
KJ Himmler is a player that a lot of people aren't talking about growing sudden goes down.
Um, you can see how many snaps he played.
I know. He played a lot of them.
A J Handler played 60.
3% of the snaps.
That was second most of the team after Tim Patrick.
So we played Mawr.
Judy saw the same amount of targets as Jerry.
Obviously immensely talented rookie.
Um, question Mark.
Now for the Broncos.
Quarterback, is it going to be Jeter skull again? Or is it going to be, uh, we're in cigs the the Iron Man Bortles.
Who's going to come and leave the Broncos to a Super Bowl? In my opinion, uh, heard it here first.
Um, but kids, your handler a guy you would assume he comes in and sees a huge roll boost right with Courtland Sutton out.
So Luke, right? Is Cage a hammer worthy with all of these, you know, options this week obviously available.
Is KJ hamburger worthy of a stash and see what happens? Or do you think there's other people that you would just rather do that with, given the situation around Denver? Um, I think there's other receivers in the waiver wear that I might be higher on.
But e mean the catches air there, you know, with sudden out, um, handled.
He said he's a stud.
Rookies got a lot of potential.
Um, you kind of alluded.
Alluded to it There with Blake Bortles is gonna start is you're gonna immediately throw the rookie receive.
You know, as a veteran player is gonna look like they got a lot of young players on the offense, But running back Melvin Gordon, we're heading the open, Um, no fans over the milk, so I mean, handlers, You know, he seems a big play guy to me, so yeah, I would keep an eye on stashing him and just seeing how maybe a couple of weeks shakes out.
And if something gets going, then I think camera could be, you know, great steal off the waiver wire this week.
And I just wanted to say to how electric with a a f c championship of Blake Bortles starter meant to be, Oh, after my heart here what he was saying.
Who's Blake Bortles Gonna throw to first? Thought that popped in my head was he may just throw it to himself and do the whole thing himself.
God, I love me some Blake Bortles Tanner.
What's your thought on KJ handling? Yeah, just question marks for me with him, like I do think is a big role boost, like he said with sudden going down.
But it's like, Who's the quarterback gonna be? Ah, I'm not excited for the offense as a whole.
And just another sign note about Blake Bulls just because I love him so much.
When we had when I had my podcast before I had Look, if you remember just two Cray offensive women for the Packers, I had to hit his brother on Jordan.
McRae's also alignment, but they both played with Blake Bortles at U C. F.
So the interview with him quickly just turned into both of us, gushing about Blake Bortles.
It was one of my favorite things in the world, but my threshold.
Usually if it's under 60% we should talk about him.
Mike Williams is only 57% of leagues.
Has agreed with that.
I think so, Yeah, yeah, he's too talented, Right? Anthony Miller, 48% The tactical.
Corey Davis, Ellen Lazard.
I mean, we could have included that with the MBS.
I mean, he's only 44% framed in a yuk.
Maybe he progresses.
He's only 27 Uh, the viscous and not 18% else on Jeffrey.
Oh, why didn't I have this guy right now? Michael Pittman, Junior.
Let's talk with him.
He's only 16.9% of leagues.
Obviously, parents came book of down to a PCL injury.
We don't know how long it's going to be out for.
Philip Rivers loves the middle of the field Guy guys.
Jack Doyle is probably still going to be out.
Pittman saw six targets last week, four catches for 37 yards against the Vikings.
This week, they have the Jets so running back with the nice matchup for the Colts.
What do you guys like about Michael Pittman Junior? Or are you avoiding them? Starting with Tanner? Yeah, he was The guy was going to bring up.
I mean, if you're comparing rookies and comparing Hammer to Pittman.
Pittman is guy that I'm definitely more excited for.
I mean, the Colts still drafted him two spots at the head of Jonathan Taylor.
So they clearly love this guy in draft.
And Frank Reich has come out and said a lot of good things about him played on 91.
8% of the snaps, which is kind of crazy.
Um, for Ricky receiver to do that so early? Um, Philip, I'm kind of Philip Rivers hater, especially from a fantasy football standpoint.
And Philip Rivers throwing to a wide out.
Um, but I do with with a Campbell going down, I think, and is really gonna be utilized.
Um, Pittman is a player that I wrote about, um before the leak started, I was writing about you know what, um, Receiver Corp.
Should we be worried about the fans? Football, or at least look at and I like Pittman is that you mentioned it.
He Philip Rivers loves the middle of the field.
Um, on the flip side of town, I'm a Philip Rivers believer.
So I like I like Pittman.
You know, he's young.
He's definitely got the capabilities to be that guy for Philip Rivers, whatever that means to anyone, especially Jack Doyle to, you know, I think that's where the big lady comes.
Um, they get down to the red zone.
I would I think I might see Pittman, you know, being some of those red zone targets, at least.
But we talked about a game that I got completely wrong for fantasy last week.
But I mean, betting wise, it went right.
That colds Vikings game I was almost exactly opposite.
I guess it's because I gave the Vikings too much credit, but the cultures pounded the Rockets and okay, like that's fine.
So you're talking about these stats that Pittman guy, it was in a game where they didn't even need the past going forward.
If Paris Campbell's out and Philip Rivers need to start chucking it, uh, we keep talking about we like the middle of the field.
That's also why he throws a million picks, but it doesn't matter.
Next play, uh, blacks out a little bit on the sideline and next players go, he's gonna wipe it again.
He came close his eyes and throw it him is a big enough target that he could get a hand on.
Uh, I also just came up with the article that I think it was funny Article topic, and I might start writing this each week.
Players owned less than Antonio Brown.
And this Here's what Keeling call for the Jaguars killing call, I believe, has led the Jaguars and targets.
He either has left power in each week.
Obviously, Gardner Minshew likes him in terms of comparing healing coal to these two rookies.
Let's just say so.
Uh, Cajun handler and Michael Pittman.
Are you drinking coal third, Or where would you rank him in this group of three loops? Great.
Um, I think, Yeah, I think I'd rank them three, you know, killing Coles.
One of those guys who I look at every week.
But my mind just says no.
You wanna go down the Jacksonville? You know, Number two receiver wrote just yet, but keeling Cole, he does get catches.
You know, I think he scored last week.
If I'm correct both weeks.
Yeah, both clicks. Okay.
Um, I think a lot of people know you guys remember that one handed catch ahead.
Um, maybe two years ago.
That's pretty sweet.
But e was like a Chris Farley show thing.
If you remember that, remember that? That was awesome, E.
That's every time I hear killing.
First thing I think of, but I don't know.
You know that Jacksonville number two receiver.
You know, Schoenholtz there? I think they might wanna look fish in a little bit more just to keep him developing.
Maybe try to get, um, try to get him or touches.
So I think I recall a three young the three players that you gave me.
Yeah, it's really close between him and Handler for me.
I mean, for me, I like that cold attached to Gardner Minshew, and I think you could see more positivity just coming out of that.
But I think the role that handler is gonna have in that offense is gonna be a lot better than the role that cool is gonna have on the other name.
I will bring up here quickly.
I know how much to say about him.
I think there's a brighter days ahead for Mohammed.
Sunu wasn't targeted in the limited snaps you played, but I would assume Israel drills.
Obviously, we need to figure out who's quarterbacks gonna be there.
There's a lot of question marks of San Francisco's offense right now, but I think Mohammed's and news role will grow.
I think you know, he plays the Giants of this week.
Who knows? Maybe this is the week he does go off on.
People want to make him the top waiver.
Where at next week, Uh, there's worse guys to pick up, but there's definitely better ones.
Are you guys around the same boat or are you hair on Mohammed studio? I'm in the same boat as you, Zack.
Um, I don't know what if I should be reading too deep into this or not, but I read an article saying that some San Francisco players might not play on the turf. I met life.
Admit life, todo injury risks.
Is that something? I don't know if that's anything I should be worried about, but if that's the case, you know, with George Kittle.
They said for sure.
Look at Mohammed Sunu.
Maybe not pick him up.
But yeah, he might be.
We might be talking about him this time next week.
Yeah, it's it's interesting.
Jake brought this up on show yesterday.
Like they they complained about the turf there.
And last year, when Niners had a game like that on the East Coast, they would keep the team there, they would play, but because he co vid they have to fly all the way back, and then they have to fly back again in order to play there.
So they're just generally not happy with the situation, but yes, the news.
I mean, he's not really a guy that I'm looking at.
I will say fly there and back.
It's less taxing than you would assume.
They're just gonna stay in the same schedule.
So while they are flying back, they're not going to adjust to West Coast schedule.
They're just going to stay on the same schedule and running back next week in terms of will players play on this turf or not.
I think it is a real concern fight on Lee to the point of.
I think either they're going to move the game or everyone's going back like there's a legitimate chance of the game is not played at MetLife, I think.
But if that's the case, I think you know, I don't think there's going to be a case where five or six players set up and watch the team, especially after I don't know.
I mean, I was gonna say, especially after so many injuries last week.
They don't have enough guys, but we saw what happened last week.
I'm not going ****ing back on that field and ripping my ankle up to, so it's an interesting story to watch.
I didn't watch the game, so I don't know if the field looked really bad.
Did you? Either of you watch that game? There was nothing out of the ordinary that I noticed from the field.
I heard that they got new turf for this year.
You guys know that that's true.
You would check out, but I don't know.
It's interesting because I'm packing.
Just thought the Jets played a home big want against the Bills, right? Yeah, I don't think there's Oh lady in Bel Levy on all Jamison Crowder.
Maybe there's something you guys have any other wide receivers written down that you'd like to touch on before we give our top couple? None that I can see here.
So we've brought up everybody I have.
But for some reason, Deontay Johnson is rostered in 88% of leaks.
So, I mean, maybe he's available magically somehow.
And Robby Anderson is is roster in 86% of leagues.
Um, like those air must must add, especially Deontay Johnson.
I mean, I feel like I just gotta give some respect for him really quick.
He's tied for second in the league and targets after two weeks with 23.
It's more than juju and Jake Washington combined.
Um, they're just looking on all game, and he looks great.
Like he's gonna be.
He's gonna be awesome.
I mean, that's a good point.
Look, you know, we're just going on the majority like we don't know.
Luke talked about his league of Packer fans.
Maybe there's a bunch of Vikings that air.
Oh, maybe Adam feeling sitting there? I don't know, but you gotta look and see who's out there.
Um, so I guess, Luke, we could start with you.
If you want to name your talk to wide receivers that you would look toe ad this week.
Would it be, um, I think number one for me still is Corey Davis.
Just, you know, for those red zone targets, the figures here.
I you know, I talked about it before, but he's turned into that guy that I think I think he's turning a guy that we all expected to and then we didn't really talk about it much.
I don't think we need to Is Mike Williams I mean, the guy's a stud? Um, he only had two catches last week, but I'm wondering if that's because maybe that to change the game script with Herbert coming in so soon.
But I think just heartbreaking you first team dressed like Williams is only gonna help Both those players, you know, continue to grow into maybe Pro Bowl players.
So those are my top two.
You know, just let me go through my bias in their MPs to because I like that combination of the regiment target as well as a deep, deep threat.
I like all the guys you just threw out.
Um, I love Mike Williams talent, so if he's out there, then you gotta grab him.
But my top pick up honestly might be Russell Gauge.
Um, I'm just gonna roll with the production that I've seen on the field last couple of weeks and falcons air passing the ball a lot like they always do, and he looks awesome.
Target shares there, So I think he's a must add.
And I really do like adding to kill Harry just they're targeting him a bunch.
And Cam Newton looks good.
And like he has the draft capital.
So, like, he could just maybe take a leap forward this year.
Yeah, like both of those Corrie David.
If I'm starting one player this week, if I could pick him up and start Corey Davis, Minnesota just seems like a no brainer.
If we're thinking long term Russell Gauge, he's definitely worth picking up and stashing and to see if he keeps us up.
I don't know if there's any reason why he wouldn't for falcons Keep throwing.
Their defense sucks in their ring.
Game sucks. Tiger really sucks.
E s b shot to my heart.
Oh, God, I hate him. He's not good.
Please, it's not a good player.
Um, but, uh, Mike Williams will be better with Justin Herbert or not.
Mike Williams just isn't the first read on a play, and Justin Herbert gets thrown into a his first game without in practice.
He was looking at one player and then running.
Um, that went into the record mistakes.
But that's not going to get worse.
Let's go with tight ends here.
I have four written down, the first being Michael sake.
He's one of those players that you can move in every limited pass catchers that the Dolphins do have.
They need to do it.
Um, and the mother of Devante Parker, you know, is healthy enough to be a factor if he's not in that.
I mean, we've seen what Kosecki could do last year when there's limited number of players, so only in about 48% of leagues.
They play Jacksonville on Thursday.
My Kosecki is one of my top ads of the week.
If he's out there for you and he's definitely in my top tight end, add What do you guys think about him? Yeah, my Kosecki is a player that I did a total 1 80 turn after this week on.
Um, I know we're me.
Jake and Kevin were on the show on the safer The start sit And Jacob's asking, you know, sending our group chat. Whatever.
Oh, no. I kind of feel bad that I said that.
But, you know, he seems like he's gonna be the guy in Miami just like you said.
I love that he's versus ethically basically all over the field.
Um, and the Delta is gonna be trailing, maybe committee trailing, you know, most games.
So it's very likely that he's gonna catch a bunch of average time touchdowns this year as well.
I'm a big fan of the Giesecke ad.
I mean, that's a lot.
And he's just a big play waiting to happen.
Like he's hard to tackle hard to guard and like Like he said, he's a guy there and you can pick him up and start him.
No doubt those Big 10 tight ends, man. They're a new breed.
George Kittle, TJ Hawkinson make Seki.
I think we're on the same type of player.
Uh, the first blocker, but yeah, so I got a bullet point.
I think especially to if you're like me and you're riding with Rob Grant Coast in a couple of get second.
Might be a good player.
Yeah, Insert instead of Rob Gronkowski.
One of these, which is going to get a flood of targets.
Just gonna try to make up for lost time, I suppose.
But there's a reason why he was listed as that one top plus all offseason all preseason.
And a lot of people don't wanna believe it.
I mean, this is the Bruce Arians offense. Get used to it.
Here I have Tennessee Titans again.
Here's a theme. Let's play players against Minnesota.
I have John you, Smith.
He's owned in 40% of leagues.
If you need convincing, I'll just say John Smith scored two touchdowns last week.
Mo Alec Ox destroyed the Vikings.
I think you could probably make a for John who? Smith.
This week, especially if a J.
Brown is out again.
Panel is gonna pass to somebody.
I think Vikings will key to stop there.
Henry, like every other team ever and the Vikings air devoting any other possible players to stop talking are stop fair Henry than I mean, they know one to cover.
So I think John Smith a really good ad.
Do you like him molding, then God's sake or No, I do, actually.
I'm getting a little hot and bothered over here here, and you talk about him going against the Vikings next week.
Um, John, who is somebody that I drafted in all four of my redraft leagues was You don't play a tight end in that league.
Um, like the dude is awesome.
Three touchdowns through two weeks.
Um, this is the first season that he went into, like, fully healthy.
I want to say, since his rookie year worked with an A hole in the off season, I think I got like Delaney.
Walker is gone for a reason and very clearly using him, utilizing him in this offense.
I have all in all of my draftkings lineup last week, and he'll probably be in all of my draftkings lineups again this week.
Um, like, I think he is a must own, and he's gonna be great going forward.
I 100% agree with you.
Um You're a lot smarter than I am because I've said John Smith both weeks in two of my legs, and I've been kicking myself every time.
So I don't think that will be the case again.
He'll probably definitely to start now that I say that.
They probably go for, you know, zero catches here yards.
But I think we talked about Corey Davis being a big benefactor, A.
Smith would be the biggest benefactor from Major on going on because I think he poses, you know, much bigger threat over the middle of the field, you know, they have use them is this tight and screens to which seems to work every single time they throw it.
So, yeah, I'm very high in general.
But especially A.
Brown is once again out this week, and speaking of tight ends, blowing up against bad defense is, I guess we have the 40 Niners.
George Kittel was outlined so you would play.
But if the the 40 days really hate MetLife Stadium that much, they're not bringing George Killer back sweet.
They will throw Jordan Reed back out there, roll the dice I see if he can finish a game twice, so I mean, take that with a grain of salt.
Maybe if you want to roll the dice, too.
But he finished with seven matches for 50 yards to touch on eight targets.
It's just a product of there's no one else to throw to Jordan.
Reed is a mismatch when he's healthy.
Somehow, with the team crumbling around him, he is the one guy standing strong.
I mean, it blows.
But, I mean, if he's healthy and George candles out Lucas Jordan Reed, a top 10 guy.
I think I think Jordan Reed is a player toe Look at, you know, Um, I think a lot of people are going to be looking at him this week because they're gonna be chasing what he did four or five years ago, and the same people are going to look at.
I'm gonna say it was who've gotten screwed by him last four or five years.
But I don't I don't think that this is a situation like the last couple of years, you know, he had a great game laughing, and that's all there is to say to it.
And just like you said that sheer volume to him.
Nobody else is there on that office, Jordan.
And I think especially, you know, this big turf Mont the literal turf monster here not bring George Kittle back.
Jordan reads the guy on that often because I think, Yeah, we talked about McKinnon potentially being a really good spot start.
But, like, I definitely think you could see a situation where, as we think, but I don't think that apply. Jordan Reed.
I really think he is going to get the looks, especially if you have, like Nick Molden the game.
Like I feel like he's gonna be a lot of prone to throw the tight end.
And, like Jordan, Reed kind of looked really good in that game, which surprised me.
Same here, Same here, like I'm still I don't get it.
Everyone else goes down.
Everyone is taking the card off the field, Jordan reads, bouncing up after getting hit.
I don't know the way I feel it is.
I need to play him while he's still healthy because there is zero chance that he doesn't get his head taken off with the way of his team's going right now.
but natural with the Giants.
I'll take that. I'll take that this week.
Obviously, that makes sense.
He's probably going to shoot up to around.
I mean, it is the 10 in position, so he'll probably show up to around 35%.
So he's he could still be there after waivers process and all that as well.
While you guys were talking, I looked up ownership percentage for titans.
And I mean, all of these guys talking about would have over Afghan Kowski, including Jordan re.
I would rather have him right now.
But just to mention some of the names under Gronkowski yourself, Dallas got hurt.
J Hawkinson, Hayden, Hurst, Austin Hooper.
All of the players we talked about hello.
I would take Logan Thomas over him.
That's really I think I may.
And tasteful isn't play that on ESPN.
I'll stand by that statement.
I think I would do that.
I have one left home e exactly tasting help my dynasty league, and I was hoping Blake Darwin was gonna step up for me at my title position because it's rough and I might just start throw Taysom Hill at the at the tight end position.
Drew Brees can't throw past 40 yards, so I mean, someone needs Thio plug in ****ing Taysom Hill.
Maybe he'll start being like the package player just rolled downfield or something.
Taysom Hill's be fun to watch because you never know what's happening when he's in the game.
He could run it.
You could return it.
You could pass it.
You could catch it. It's wild when he's in the game.
Yeah, he might get a scoop and score next week.
Not next week, two weeks from now.
Not against the Packers two weeks from now.
But he could last night and I have yours.
Mohali Cox Only 1.
We talked about how you went off against the Vikings, you know? Is that a product of the defense? Is that a product of the system of the Colts? I would argue both Colts wanna go through the tight end.
Philip Rivers wants to go through the tight end.
Jack Doyle out, tripping out.
Both are expected be out again this week.
They played the Jets morally. Cox.
I don't think that's a fluke.
I don't think he's under your guy, but I don't think it's a fluke.
He's an athletic player, so this is It's tough to make a huge argument for him yet.
There's a lot of guys this year, So in terms, instead of saying would you pick him up? I think this is the better way to do it.
Obviously, he's owned it. Almost no leagues.
Will you drop Jimmy Graham to pick Moheli? Cox Standard? Yes, I would drop Jim Graham for him.
I kind of I kind of believe in it.
Like he said, Philip Rivers wants to go through the tight end.
And if the other two Titans air out, I really think that he could get it done.
Yeah, yeah, I grew Tanner.
Um, I was hoping you would gonna throw it to Tanner first.
That because I don't know if I have an opinion on Moheli Cox because I feel like they're just just unknown around.
I feel like a lot of people don't know him.
That's why he's only owned in what, 1% of leagues.
But I think that over Jimmy Graham, it's gonna be tough for me because I might be the only Green Bay Packer fan in the world who liked Jimmy Graham.
And so maybe my bias against it.
But I mean, as far as production goes, I would definitely at least think Think about two.
Going to pick more like Dr Jimmy Graham.
Um, the answer to somebody's.
Would you drop Eric Ebron either of you, for I don't think that I would, Um I think Eric Ebron is more potential for bigger games.
Cherokee Bronze lower games.
Might be what, more consistently going to dio.
Yeah, I think I agree with that.
I actually haven't looked into Iran at all.
Um, I guess like, I didn't really check the box score on him.
Um, I didn't really see him show up in the last couple Steelers games.
Um, how how is he looked in two weeks? Because I actually don't.
I just haven't seen anything on him.
He did nothing against the Giants last week.
He put up 43 years against the Broncos.
I think the giants air deep, pretty good against tight ends.
Honestly, but the knock against Jordan Reed, I think he Wow.
And I think that was the reason for air keepers.
43 yards last week.
Five targets than crazy.
They just have so many options there, too.
Yeah, that's the issue.
I mean, there's no other tight.
And I don't think you guys would drive for him mhm to and you or if you had one of these really low guys, I guess. Whatever.
Any other tight end you guys want to talk about? You know, I have a question for you.
Um, would you rather start morally Cox or Rob Gronkowski this week? More like Cox for sure.
Yeah, I I don't think rock needs to be owned just because, Like I said, I think he's going to have its game coming up that he blows up.
But I'm probably not going to predict it.
And I don't want I don't need to be the person.
Be like, Oh, now he's background carefully back now In starting the week after it was going to look at looking at the schedule.
I don't love it to be completely honest.
The game he goes off his probably week six against Green Bay.
Um, outside of that, maybe the Raiders this week seven because He's got Denver Chargers Bears in Green Bay Raiders giant saints, you know, games that he could take advantage of.
But I don't really see a huge need to own Rob Gronkowski.
What about you guys? No, I've I've been off Rob Gronkowski from beginning, and I mean, you still have to other titans there, too.
So, like, I don't like that situation at all.
I feel like, Yeah, that the people who are keeping Gronkowski are keeping him for that one week.
You keep talking about there where he's gonna put up, you know, 90 yards and two touchdowns, everyone to be like that person, be like, Oh, I told you, this is what I've been keeping him all week.
And then he's just keeping all year, And then he's just gonna go for 30 yards every day for the next all the games.
So, yeah, I agree with you.
Um, these biggest program Cosi fan in the world.
It kind of hurts to say that, but he's not 2011 Robert Costa anymore.
Yeah, I looked wrong.
It's oh, he needs to complain a little more.
He wants to get the ball.
I think Be completely honest and I don't think he's going to do that.
Okay? No one's really rushing to pick up tight ends, but that's that.
If you guys had to pick up or label, I guess you're one top pick up of the week.
Who would it be? Between both of you guys? I talked about him a lot.
Ooh, if if he's not owned, like, I think that za home run right there.
Yeah, stay with me easy enough.
I still like that.
Kelly, that 23 carries out because it is probably the number one for me.
Yes, far for everybody.
Um, I really I really like Russell Gauge.
Um, like, I think he's good pick up for the rest of the season.
Like he said, Yeah, we have so much value on the waiver wire this week.
Crazy makes me because there's so many weeks where I do something like this and I'm like, Okay, cool.
Not on my waiver stuff for the week.
And I go to bed and it's like ****.
I didn't even make my own.
Make sure the watching.
Yeah, my overall top ad is Josh Kelley.
I think he's legit.
Matt is going forward and all that.
He's just He's the guy I think he's.
I think he's really good overall.
Just this running back.
It is great proof.
I'm going to be putting in plenty of claims, trying to fill a running back spot, trying to Phil Black spots.
I've had tons of injuries anyways.
Like Team, I think, you know, people always talk about how there's certain pickups every single year that when you your fantasy league, I think this week someone that you pick up first, one of the top pick ups is going to be that guy.
And so you need to make sure you spend your fab this week, make sure you are just on it.
There's going to be more injuries, but do not like this.
Not like this at all.
Um, there was actually another tight end I wanted to ask you guys about, if that's all right, Um, how do you guys feel about Drew sample with Osama going down? Um, he had 10 targets on the game and I mean, Joe burrow through the ball.
I think over 60 times.
So if you were in a Bengals uniforms, you're probably getting over 10 targets but like eight for 50 to play on 50/50 percent of the taps and like I don't know if you guys watch that game.
But he looked good when he was touching the ball for me like he touched the ball.
I was like, Oh, who's that? And then I was like through sample and for somebody like let's look for a tight end and dynasty, I'm probably gonna go make a pick pick up from after we're done talking, Um, do you guys You guys like the middle To me, He's like the least exciting PPR ad that's going to produce.
I think he's fine.
I think he's going to continue to get targets because Pearl keeps targeting his type. Dense.
He keeps getting him killed, but he keeps targeting him for now.
Um, yeah, he could be a five catch per game guy.
I just think he's going to take those five catches on an average of 35 yards in that story.
I don't think he's gonna blossom into anything.
Muchas I know of him.
I can't say that I'm a Cincinnati Bengals tightened savant or anything, but just you know the five catch.
It sounds right to me.
You know, that seems like, um, Joe Burrow.
Is he gonna get him killed? That's the question.
But Joe Burrow, I think, is good enough to spread the wealth out.
I know we talked about the Pittsburgh Beautiful five contentious in the game, So if you need a tight end, I think 345 catches, especially the dynasty leagues there is on the table right there.
Yeah, that's a good point.
Deeply is definitely worth a look.
I mean, if you start him around going healthy this week, I think that probably start sample.
Yeah, I think I would go sample day thistles. Stupid.
You know, um, any final thoughts on this week's winners? Guys? I don't think so.
Go get your guys, everybody.
I've never seen so many injuries in my life, so if you suffered, I'm I'm sorry they go.
But I'm not gonna go to aggressive, because just in case someone opens up next week, if you see someone like you said, go get your guy.
Put those bids in like you're saving your money for weeks like this.
Do it Unless you aren't one of the teams.
I guess that didn't suffer kind of injuries.
Don't spend all your money just to be a **** and be like, Hey, cool.
Um, you know, I stole this guy, but I'm never gonna play him.
If you're in need, don't be afraid to get aggressive.
Our tomorrow rankings.
I need to start doing drinking's.
So we will be back tomorrow talking about trying to sort through this week.
Three slaves ing who's in? Who's out who I am writing.
Lower than the consensus Who Luke disagrees with me on Trevor will be on next week.
We're not next week.
It got neck tomorrow as well.
Can are you on for any other shows to speak? I can't remember.
No. This this one.
Was it for me? This is it.
Maybe we can get you on for another one later on, but he'll be back next week.