one thing that coming out of that game that really impressed me is this is my first time getting a chance toe.
Really? See James Robinson.
Um and, uh, he, uh I think we're looking at probably the rest of the season.
He's probably going to be a guy you can put in.
There are B two rest of the way.
It seems like he's gonna be the workhorse now, uh, when Reich Well, Armstead comes back.
That might change once he's back up of, uh, the covert reserve.
But, uh, um, the other thing that stuck out at me is, uh, what a difference, Uh, for the Jaguars without d j Shark on the field.
Um, I feel like he, uh, really changes things in that offense.
And e no, Gardner.
Minshew had kind of ah, um passed for 275 yards, turned the ball over twice.
So with fumbling interception, um, but I just wonder if he would have had d j shark there.
Things might have been a little different there, but yeah, it's magic.
Always, uh uh, up for a game, always, uh, with that beard hanging out of the face mask and you never know what he's capable of. Two.
And Myles Gaskin? Yeah, I think.
Trevor, he looks like he's definitely got a role in the preseason.
So, uh, as Henry now joins us.
Thanks for Thanks for popping in, Henry.
Glad to have a four man crew tonight for, I think, the first time we're trying out this four man crew. It looks nice.
This whole box feature, I think I think we look pretty good.
Um, Henry, if you just want to add anything else on top of just your quick thoughts, Any takeaways from Thursday night football.
Like I said, obviously neither of these two teams really gonna be that relevant as we get deep into the season.
But was was a pretty decent game overall.
What were your thoughts? Yeah, I like how the dolphins look.
I think to me last night, a lot of it was be on quarterback out there, and that will not meant you went around at the Russian cuts down.
I was a little disappointed.
Preston Williams didn't have a better night because I was him from a standpoint, But you can't win them all, So yeah, that game, to be honest, I wasn't I'm not gonna say shocked that the Dolphins quickly did.
And I think for just yeah, So it seems like Jacksonville themselves another running back up themselves, another down to position player, but just don't have the team around him to go with it.
Like I said already a couple times, neither of these teams really all that relevant.
But what did happen was I mean, Minister, not only three on the season, but he played pretty well the first two weeks.
Um, not not the best game that we've ever seen last night, but I think people are gonna forgive him for that.
I think he's going to bounce back from that as well.
And for the for the Jaguars, fans and coaching staff and everything.
I think everything is going perfectly for them because they do.
Everybody was saying that, you know, Jacksonville's not even trying it all trading all that like they wanna go on 16.
They want to get that topic.
Well, they're looking at least halfway decent while still losing games.
So it seems like three.
I think, honestly, they're happy with it.
I'm considering what they've seen.
Gardner Minshew even though they might be moving on from him next year if they do land Trevor Lawrence and what they see out of their young running back in the backfield there.
Another thing that I think this games did was cement Fitzpatrick as the starter for another few weeks.
Um, obviously after 22 semi disappointing weeks.
Obviously, they played well and stayed in Week two with the Bills there.
But people are calling for two already, you know? Why are we still dealing with Fitzpatrick Fitch? Magic is over.
All that fits Magic goes out, does a few things.
Last night I got him all written down here.
He is the second player ever since 1948 to have, which is, I guess, when they started, you know, paying attention to this stuff.
Uh, two plus passing touchdowns.
One or more rushing touchdowns, 20 plus rush yards and a reception all in one game three.
Only other person to ever do that was Walter Payton, back in 1980 pleaded 90% of his passes, setting the franchise record in adults.
Obviously, the biggest name is Dan Marino, but a few decent quarterbacks have come through that organization and Fitzpatrick goes out there and they at the age of 40 whatever when everybody was saying he's done sets the franchise record, Um, does does everything was just a one man wrecking crew out there.
And in the midst of it all, the Jaguars also lost their linebacker, Leon Jacobs.
Hey, joined the party of tearing his brutal for a C L across the NFL.
But yeah, I just thought, You know, all in all, um, that's the most Fitz Fitzpatrick thing he could ever do.
People calling for him saying He's finally done.
And then he comes out and breaks all sorts of records.
Has a career night for himself.
How long do you think? How do you guys think, Fitzpatrick? The I mean realistically, feasibly.
This guy should be a backup for another four or five years in the NFL, at least, don't you think? No.
Yeah, probably for the sake of transparency, Jacksonville is wanted to.
They pulled out a close victory against Indianapolis.
I forgot about that week one at my bed.
But but, yeah, I mean, he's shown he's good enough.
He's shown he's got the skills and the thing that I was most impressed about honestly, was his relationship with, uh that they talked about on the sideline and they showed, Um, I don't expect him to be a guy that wouldn't take anybody under their wing.
But if you're a team, you've got a young quarter singles, Um, for a team in the future that might have that situation.
He's a guy that you could bring in for a year, you know, have your starting quarterback sit on the bench, learn, be mentored by really one of the greatest backup quarterbacks of all time, just his ability to do it this long is amazing.
And, yeah, he's got a career.
And how long? I don't know, but definitely he's got a couple more years in him, at least I mean, backup quarterbacks.
Typically, there's plenty of them that you can and look at it.
It's like over the line.
The backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is out here winning games as a quarterback.
So when he finally does transition to that backup role, I mean he's more serviceable and he's been more active than at least I would say, half the backups across the league over the past 55 plus years.
I mean, Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick's gonna be around.
He's gonna be a backup quarterback who, like you said Trevor, even if you don't have him as your second string guy, Um, you want somebody else to be there? He He could end up doing what we saw to Mark Sanchez, where teams basically signed him just to have him as an extra coach on the sidelines.
Have him help breakdown film, things like that.
So I think Fitzpatrick is gonna be around the league for a long, long time on the sidelines in both the quarterback and coaching positions already.
Um, you guys have any last thoughts coach or Henry about? Be fantastic.
Yeah, I just checked.
He's 37 years old, and, uh, you know, uh, what Trevor just said, uh, you know, I think, uh, team would love to sign and bring him in. Be a mentor.
I mean, he's got Harvard degrees.
Well, I mean, so yeah, I think we probably see Fitzpatrick for another four or five years here, at least as long as he can. Stay healthy.
Yeah, I could see him making ah kind of making the runs.
A few teams of the backup and, uh, and sticking around for a few more years and being relevant.
Mhm, Yeah, I would just say like to me, he's kind of a step above.
Maybe Josh McCown, who last year going down in the Eagles playoff game will see 41 42.
I think he was a serviceable backup quarterback.
And, you know, Philadelphia, obviously losing Carson once.
They had bigger issues in that game, trying to win and advance in the playoffs just once at the quarterback position.
But when you turn it over to Josh McCown like, that's not the worst thing in the world.
And I think Ryan Fitzpatrick as a backup quarterback, you've still got a T least another 34 or five years where if he's your backup, it's, you know, a team like Oh my God, my starting quarterback Her And we're just e actually didn't notice it until you pointed that out, either.
That Z pretty funny.
Um, also the thing the last thing to me is a Z.
We'll move on from Thursday Night football, then, is, um, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
He looks he still looks good to, you know, the interceptions, the turnovers, that everything like that they're gonna be a problem.
But, I mean, this guy's out there balling out, Um, he's moving.
He's moving Well said.
I mean, two plus passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown, 26 yards and a reception.
I mean, that's, you know, that's what Taysom Hill is trying to do down in Saint Excuse me, not ST Louis.
Um, down in New Orleans with the Saints and I'm fits.
Magic is over here almost 10 years older, and he's doing it to ah, much higher degree.
So I I just think he's a fun guy to have around fun guy to watch.
Um, and I would love for him last thought here.
I would love for him to break.
I believe Martin Anderson has the record for the oldest.
A player in the NFL, right? I think he was 47 when he retired.
Um, can't think of anybody else that would have gotten up into those into that range, but I would love to see Fitzpatrick, uh, chased down more Anderson there and play for another 10 years here, um, as, uh, a Z.
We move on, we'll we'll continue the backup quarterback talk, actually, just for a second here.
The next news story is that the Denver Broncos sign Blake Bortles.
Of course, Bortles had his minute of fame down in Jacksonville before Minshew toe Excuse me before I believe foals.
And then, Ultimately, Minshew took over.
Um, Blake Bortles deserves as well to be a backup quarterback.
Uh, when you're in the NFL and your name kind of gets pushed aside or you're not on a roster for a year to even if you're a young guy.
Even if you have talent, it's hard to break.
Break back in hard to find yourself back on the roster. So I'm glad.
Like Bortles is rostered again now.
I think he deserves a nice back of career as well.
Don't know if we're ever going to see him again in a starting position.
In a long term, I think he could turn to a Josh McCown or a Ryan Fitzpatrick ultimately, if he keeps getting better and keeps getting opportunities, But even if he's never in that starting position, I think Blake Bortles is good enough.
Teoh be in a backup role somewhere.
You agree? I don't know.
Yeah, yeah, and I think he will be obviously the back of a Denver.
Driscoll did a decent job backup quarterback.
It's not, you know, a super easy role.
He's got experience.
Um, he's not the worst quarterback in the world, that's for sure.
He's obviously maybe not your first choice as a starter, but like you said is a back you don't need that, you know, is Hank Aziz Hank Times I've said earlier.
That's a guy that when your starter goes down and you haven't coming in the game, you don't give up.
You know, you're like, Hey, this guy, we're not lost here.
So you definitely has a role, at least as a backup posse, uh, Brock Osweiler situation where he, uh maybe gets to start somewhere else. Maybe.
Hopefully it turns out a little better for him, though.
And at the very least, to uh, I think, as far as a fantasy perspective for Bortles is that he's not gonna think the value of, uh, Jerry, Judy and Noah fans.
He's, you know, in Jacksonville he was never afraid to take shots with Alan Robinson, and, um, so I think that with that, you'll get him taking shots downfield.
And so Jerry Judy, no a fan will stay fantasy relevant here.
Uh um, for the rest of the time that Locke is out.
Yeah, that's that's a really good point.
Because, like you said Trevor, I think Driscoll is going to get the opportunity to keep starting a zoo long as he doesn't, you know, cough up that position.
If he goes out and lays an egg, they're probably gonna willingly throw Bortles in there as well.
But I think that's, Ah, great point.
I was just thinking about it from football wise, you know, like a guy who deserves more time on a football field.
But from a fantasy standpoint, when you have a backup quarterback who's able to throw the ball more than three or five yards down the field, or you're not just going toe, hand the ball off 50 times.
Like you said, that's huge for owners in in Fantasy as well.
Jerry Judy Young has a lot of hopes, has had to deal with a lot of adversity so far.
Here in his first couple weeks is an NFL player between, you know, court in the sun, going down in his quarterback, going down, uh, them losing their best defensive player.
He hasn't really had that much of an opportunity to shine.
So I don't know how many people are starting Jerry Judy right now anyways.
But like you said down the line, um, if we got no other thoughts on Well, look at that.
I guess all three of my news stories are about quarterbacks.
I was gonna say, If we have no other thoughts on Blake, Bortles will move on to our third and final news story before getting to our insanely long list of injuries.
Um, and this actually is kind of a perfect transition injuries as well.
Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Q B Nick Nick Mullins will start vs the job closed amount of time.
They're hoping to get him back as soon as possible.
Nick Mullins one games for this 49 team before they are themselves lost State Kwan Barkley will get to all this in a minute, but, uh, the 40 Niners are down.
I don't want to get too far in ourselves, but it is a It is the news topics, so they're down.
Two running backs.
They're down, their quarterback, their star tight end, their down defensive players.
They're still favored by four points over the Giants.
I actually don't mind that line at all.
I think they're gonna go out there.
Still beat the Giants pretty easily, despite having like none of their starting offense.
Um, Henry, it seems like you don't agree that much.
I just don't I don't like this Giants team.
It all say Kwan Barkley goes down.
Um, and even with everything that the man I just had going on last week, they still handled the Jets.
It wasn't even close.
Um, that's what they played last week, right? The jets and they won like 31 13 somewhere in that range.
I still think they take care of business against the Giants, despite everything they've got going on.
What say you guys, we could start with Henry? I'm totally e Nick Bosa.
How did I forget Nick Bosa out a c l done for the season, so yeah, anyway, continue done for the season.
Uh, rotate six or seven guys through there, but both the heart and soul here.
I mean, come on.
So Richard Sherman is still gonna be out for this game.
That's what the giants gonna be looking to do this for football is assuming that they can withstand the now week in San Francisco.
Pass rush and you want to take on Barkley for the Giants.
But other than Carter Coffin, the linebacker uh, Giants injury report is empty for this game.
Eso This is actually one of my strongest edges of the week.
So to me into the floor sports betting show tomorrow night.
I'm not gonna go in depth on the odds and stuff right now, but just looking at it from a football perspective, New York last a clam. Barkley.
It's a running back, you know, And why we're running backs expendable in the NFL.
Why do we see them having the fight for contracts and going, you know, fighting another battle there, slipping in the draft on and on with these running backs.
It's because of the position could be filled.
And that might not be Devonta Freeman this week, But I think the combination of the ****ysts and Goldman, uh, get giants by in this one.
And how much will they really need it? Because variously I'm super high on him, not emanate from still going a tight end.
Golden State's gonna get it done in the slot.
Um, and you know, as bad as this drives past defense's, it's McMullen's.
And it's tough because he did win a few games a couple of years ago and he worked the basket.
All the options San Francisco tried when they lost Garoppolo for the year, but I just don't see it going to their home.
Offensive statistics are gross for this Giants team after the first two weeks, to put it bluntly, but you got to remember that calling the Steelers and the Bears to have the best defenses in the NFL.
I think this is We're gonna find out how good a Coach Joe judges because, like Bryan Flores last night, New York needs a win here.
We're gonna do anything this season.
Uh, it's a perfect opportunity to get one.
So I'm all over the Giants, Uh, perspective, Fantasy wise.
I guess I'll let you guys handle that working.
Well, they before you you guys go.
I'll just touch on a few points quick.
Um, they do desperately needed.
And to win this game against the Niners coming into the season, obviously, I mean nobody, you know, Nobody was in there, right? Minds was saying that the Giants were gonna be, uh, the 40 Niners.
But now they have a chance to steal one.
I mean, they need absolutely need to win this game.
And, you know, from a football standpoint and from a sensical standpoint, I agree with everything that you broke down.
I just think, you know, in my heart, in my mind, just I don't know, I think the San Francisco 40 Niners gonna figure it out.
I think they're gonna win, and I think they're gonna cover.
Um, that would just be Stilley.
Andi, I won't be on the gambling show tomorrow night, so I want to get it.
I just wanted to get it out there in this news segment that I think the 40 Niners are still going to win this game.
And that's bad news for the Giants.
I mean, that's that's really bad news.
Even without Sai Kwong Barkley, you should be winning this game.
Uh, culture where your thoughts? Yeah.
So, uh, I just looked here to see, uh, Jimmy Garoppolo win loss record is 23 5 since he's been in the league here, and I I know Nick Mullen spelled him for a bit last year there, but, uh, I do think, uh, that losing Garoppolo losing, uh, both.
I think that's gonna hurt the 40 Niners this week.
I do think, say, Kwan, Barkley does a lot for the Giants, but, uh, I think that they can overcome that a little bit with Dion Lewis.
And, um And so the spreads for for this game four? Yeah, right now.
Ah, boy, I would probably edge towards the Giants at home.
Um, just because I think being being down Garoppolo I think that's gonna have I think that's gonna make it tough on the Niners this week as far as the, uh, spread fantasy wise, if you're depending on too many pieces in this game, I think you're in trouble.
Um, you you don't want to have a quarterback here.
Let's say if you're not looking at maybe, uh, Darius Laden having Ingram for the Giants, Uh, maybe if you're looking at ah Flyer of, ah, see on Lewis and then for the 40 Niners, I think you're probably looking at McKinnon be a huge play this week.
I mean, what other choice do The Niners have their down both of the running backs.
They're down all of their passing options.
Basically, Like I think McKinnon should be a lock in every DFS lineup.
Every you know, fantasy roster, whatever.
I think it's gonna be a huge week for McKinnon, uh, Dion Lewis to just to throw it out there.
By the way, he had, like, 19 points in week two.
After ST John Barclay went down stuff this week, Dion Lewis might not be a bad flyer either.
And another guy to who? Uh uh, who has gotten a lot of goal line work for the 40 Niners.
Uh, Jeff Wilson on.
I could see him getting into the end on this week to, uh, yeah, and another guy that went down to a Solomon Thomas for the 40 Niners.
So not only do they not have both, so they don't have Thomas either.
Um, they brought in Ziggy answer.
They brought in Dion Jordan.
Um, but this is a game.
I just see I'm gonna make a bold, bold prediction.
I think the giants are gonna win by a touchdown.
I really dio because I look at this Giants team like you said they played too good.
Defense is I think they're gonna wanna win a game for, say, Kwan on.
I think the 40 Niners just have too many injuries.
Kettle is out as well offensively, if they get down.
Boy, it's hard to get the troops rally when you're losing in an empty stadium against the Giants.
So I'm going to go with a good Daniel Jones game, and I'm gonna go with bold stance of the Giants winning this one e.
I mean, I think you're totally right.
As far as you know, Come back orchestrating and come back without any of your top guys or your quarterback.
I mean, that's gonna be tough.
So the Niners are gonna have to keep this game within a touchdown at all times.
I think, like if it's a 14 nothing at the end of the first quarter.
Like you said, Giants might end up winning this one comfortably.
Um, I don't know.
I like it three on one.
I've got the Niners.
You guys were all on the Giants.
Should be fun when we check back in with each other at some point next week.
Um, that's all the news I've got.
I've kind of get right now, as we should probably move on Anyways, Um, just unfortunate, unfortunate for football fans and unfortunate for fantasy owners who I'm sure are scrambling right now.
I'm sure the waiver wire was hot this week.
Probably more wave wire transactions than we've seen in many, many weeks, uh, dating back to last season, because this list of injuries is extensive, and it's chock full of big names like chalk full of guys that you want to see on the field, both from a fantasy and a football fan perspective.
We'll start with the guys that are out, and then we'll move into question, doubtful and questionable and wrap up with the guys that are indeed playing.
Um, somebody that we somehow for I somehow forgot to bring him up on Monday was Christian McCaffrey.
He's placed on IR 4 to 6 weeks with a high end McCaffrey, probably the biggest name most impact player fantasy wise, arguably, or maybe not even arguably that is out.
Um, maybe it doesn't mean so much to the Panthers as a whole, because they're not that great of a team anyway.
But obviously, you lose your best player.
It's going to impact you on the field, and it's sure gonna impact you.
Fantasy wise IR 4 to 6 weeks.
What do owners of Christian McCaffrey do here? Who are you eyeing up? I guess, um, on the waiver wire in general, at running back, because there's gonna be quite a few more running backs We talk about here as the list goes on.
Eso maybe touch on Christian McCaffrey and then just overall as a whole, Maybe touch on a few guys that might still be out there on the waiver wire.
As we move forward, he's running back.
Well, uh, from McCaffrey and for the Panthers.
I look Mike Davis.
Uh, you know, when the game was already gone against Tampa last week, Bridgewater got Davis the ball and he got a lot of receptions, I think seven or eight right off the bat.
McCaffrey was playing at least amount of that game.
I don't think anybody is thinking that, uh, they're gonna be playing ahead on in week three so I can see the same thing going for Davis.
Um, I don't see him having a very high ceiling, but I see him having a decent floor.
Um, for other running backs, boy, e nit's really tough.
It depends on the league's, um, but in leagues I know in mind, um, Devin Singletary is available.
People dropping him because of his his share in carries.
Zach Moss is gonna be out this week.
So if you're with running backs, make sure you and they're splitting.
Make sure you check.
Make sure that other running backs playing because there's some guys that they might not get a lot of carries, but they can hit pay dirt once it's gonna make it all the worthwhile.
And overall, are you more in the field of, uh, this guy you just signed him to? Ah, huge contract.
He's the most dynamic and, you know, one of the best players in the entire NFL.
We're not that good of a team this year, so maybe we should just give him all the time.
His comeback 4 to 6 weeks is average.
Would you expect McCaffrey's to come back in that time frame? Do you think they'll take a little longer to get him back? I mean, if it is even six weeks e I mean, we're talking on Lee two weeks left before fantasy playoffs, uh, in most fantasy leagues.
So it's This is a huge hit for fantasy owners of Christian McCaffrey, A T least.
Hopefully, he helped you with two victories in the first two weeks.
Because, man, even if he's out six weeks, that puts them at about week 10 you've only got a couple weeks to work with before playoffs start.
Um, do you think? Obviously Chris McAfee probably carries more weight in the fantasy world than he does in regular football? Would you guys agree? I would definitely agree with that.
As faras um, you know, in the NFL, it's really, uh, quarterback is really you know what dictates a lot of times, uh, how far your team is capable of going, whereas in fantasy, you know, it's it's all about getting, ah, running backs and receivers going and quarterbacks are pretty.
You know, you're able to find a quarterback pretty late in drafts, but uh eh, soas faras Christian McCaffrey, I'd say definitely his impact is bigger and fantasy than is in the NFL.
Um, otherwise, the Carolina Panthers would have been in the playoffs last year too, but, uh, looking at the time frame for him coming back, you know, high ankle sprain.
Um, I'm thinking that depending on how they're playing and coming out of that, uh, if they're, uh, losing all the games with him, they might try and hurry him back.
You know, say Kwan Barkley last year tried coming back with a high ankle sprain and was pretty ineffective doing so.
And you definitely run the risk of re aggravating it if you come back too soon.
So, um, I would say he's probably out of solid 4 to 6 weeks when he does come back after that.
Um, I would think that he would probably ease back into his role, Um, within the next week, but he'd probably be upto up to steam the playoffs.
Yeah, I agree with that.
I think, you know, pushing the factory.
Definitely a fantasy.
You're like football.
I'm gonna be interesting to see how the Panthers work without him, But I think for Carolina's sake, they should be glad that happened this year and not his prior.
Just because I think that rule is going to be able to better that the offense and better utilize other players that he has there and going that they probably have a few board.
It's still position players, a deeper oven offense.
They're just some of the signs.
And you're saying they in the offseason assed faras the injury itself, I guess you know, I hate to say it, but it shouldn't come as a shock.
This guy has been used still have over the past three years.
It's only a matter of time with the same players, and you can't say perfectly melted down the field for all 16 games every season.
It just doesn't happen.
Supposed to physical violence.
Um, and you know, they haven't used it.
Caught up with a good job.
Going in the last years, they talking point in the training camps and such.
Oh, how he had walked up and added a £10 of muscles undergo saying, and that definitely served him well.
But it caught up here eventually.
Just heavy volume.
Alright, Faras fantasy replacements.
I agree with Trevor.
Mike Davis is definitely the in house replacement.
Let's see how it shakes out here going forward.
Just some other names that I was looking at pulled up uh, ownership in the ESPN with reference a few.
Who? What you please.
You started this week against Carolina and probably going forward here.
I think, for the Chargers, on 162% of weeks, there's a chance he still available.
Uh, Devante Freeman with the Giants.
That's gonna be intriguing if he's available in relief.
That's what it looks like. Came up.
It looks like 58.9%.
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McKinnon Who we touched on by the 40 Niners? Only only 63%.
Still, that could be a spot start with this week on Ben.
There are hundreds ended the reign, 65%.
I know Malcolm Brown was able to get a full practicing today for L.
Was expected she got this week.
How much are they going to use him? Came Acres is definitely out for this game.
Michael Brown. He had surgery on his finger.
So yeah, he's able to practice and suit up, but he still had certain going into this game, and I'm just gonna actually get improvement wrong there.
He's actually if I have a black socks and I think for me this week as well.
So there's a few things they're while they're owned and over 50% of Lee.
Sure, these air guys already to step in and contribute to your team now which, if you are a fantasy on her and you guys have you do that production.
So just a few toe kind of search for that.
And if you're in a deep league Thio, I like, like a lot of those names.
If you're in a deep league, Jeff Wilson, Junior, I think scores a touchdown this week for San Francisco.
Um, I don't think that they're gonna want to give McKim in a work horse type of role.
Um, especially considering they're going back into the same stadium where guys, uh, where they had the injuries last week.
The knee injuries there.
And they're saying that there might be some issues with the turf.
I could still see McKinnon probably topping out at 15 touches tops on.
I think Wilson is going to get, uh, double digit touches on.
He's only owned in 12% of leagues.
Uh, currently so e don't know how deep your league is, but he might be a deep, um, pick up.
And also, uh, Dion Lewis or wait, Goldman.
One of those two guys is going to get some work here. There.
Devante Freeman is not gonna come in off the street and get all the carries in New York.
So I think, uh, um, kind of read, Read what's going on there as faras uh, What you're getting out of the beat reporters in New York.
Um, but you could probably play one of those guys if you Wayne Goldman's only owned and 2% of leagues.
But he might be, uh, worth of play and might get 8 10 touches this week as well.
If you're really hurting.
What? What makes you think McKinnon's gonna tap out at 15 touches on, not be more involved in this game? Yeah.
So I think that, uh, based on the Kenan's usage thus far this season, uh, just pulling up now. Here.
He had three carries. Week two.
He had three carries, Uh, and looking at Jeff Wilson here just to see last week, he had a couple carries.
Um, I just think with McKinnon based on his injury history based on, uh, that, uh, that he's missed so much time over the last two seasons.
Um, I just see that they won't want to give him and split the work between running backs.
I don't think Kenyon getting a full workhorse role this week, so I see it being more of a time share between the two rooms.
I'm just I just like MacKinnon this week because I do think since he has touched the ball so a few times that they might actually give him the ball more this week with all the other injuries they have piling, piling up.
And even if he does share time, I don't think they're gonna have Nick Mullins out there slinging the ball around and he doesn't really have the ball.
It doesn't have anybody to throw the ball to anyway.
So I think, um, just because of the situation, I think McKinnon make it.
I think 15 touches is a pretty good estimate there.
But I think he will be, um, pretty heavily involved in this game, especially if things were going well for him again.
Just because I don't know why wouldn't be, You know, there's only he's one of like two players.
Basically, that has experience that can touch the ball on that team right now for the offense.
So, um, it'll be interesting, I guess, to see how they use McKinnon.
So, George kettles confirmed out already, but in but George Kittle is definitely out for this game.
McMullen's quarterback lasted broccoli.
What are you guys doing? If you're Jordan, you know Jordan Reed owner? Yeah.
So I touched on Jordan Reed on Monday.
Anyway, I think he kind of had, like, um, not a one off game.
But he had his big game.
He came out exploded.
Um, you know, played well.
I had a few touchdown a couple touchdown catches.
I don't think he repeats that performance at all this season.
Um, Nick Mullins or not, I don't know if it makes that big of a difference.
I think actually, that kind of helps him a little bit because backup quarterbacks love to look to the tight end.
Um, they like that safety blanket.
It's a little bit of a shorter passed to a bigger guy.
So I think Jordan Reed will get some action, but I don't see him anywhere in the neighborhood of 20 points again, especially not once, Kiddo gets back.
But, man, it was like I said, it was a opportunity that if you got on it last week, you picked up Jordan.
Reed probably helped you win your league.
If not, it's kind of like a kind of like a stock that has, like, a one day run where if it runs, you know, from a dollar to $7 and then comes right, it's gonna come back down.
And it's probably not gonna reach that seven hour mark mark again.
It might flow that you know, two or three.
And if you miss that initial run, that's too bad for you.
Um, I feel I feel that's how it's going to be for Jordan Reed as well.
I do now own Jordan Reed and Logan Thomas in the same league as my Micah says, I own my Kosecki, uh, started Kosecki this week because of what he did last week on.
They ended up with 8.
5 points, so I have been on the wrong side of Kosecki every single week, but we will go forward picking between those three tight ends for the next couple weeks.
What about you guys? What do you think about Jordan Reed? Obviously, I think he's gonna get looks in this game.
I think he's gonna get catches, but does he find the end zone twice again? I don't think so.
In general, yeah, is even.
I mean, who's on my bench? And, uh, you might get 5 to 8 points out of them, maybe 10 because of again because of the situation this week.
But, um, as we move forward, I think as the weeks go on, he's less and less start herbal.
So if you're going to start him, I mean this this week's the week to start him.
And I'm just looking right now at the list of tight ends, uh, in the rankings.
And, um, I'm seeing him.
I'm seeing at least 12 tight ends that I would rather start over him.
Now, if you have guys in deeper rosters that have a couple tight ends on there, you might be forced Thio, In which case, you know, fine.
He's gonna get target so you can bank on that this week.
But, uh, you know, I'm looking at guys that are similar to him.
And I'd rather start.
Uh, I'd rather start Logan Thomas than him.
Um, I'd rather start have in Ankara, Um, than him, uh, TJ Hawkinson.
Those are guys that have kind of right around him.
Um, now, if your other tight end options like O.
Howard, um, I would start Jordan Reed over O J. Howard.
I would start him over.
Ah, probably a Greg Olsen.
Those type of guys.
I mean, I I agree.
There's always that chance.
He chance that he finds paydirt against the Giants, and the Giants don't exactly have the greatest secondary ever.
So it's not like they're putting a guy who's a tight end stop around him.
I mean, I I I I agree with coach.
I think they're 12 guys that you can easily put over him.
All those that you mentioned, I would put over him as well.
Yeah, but again, if you want to start read this week, if you have some sort of feeling I mean, you know that z part of fun of fantasy football take a little bit of a risk.
I mean this week is a favorable situation.
It's a favorable matchup, more so than pretty much any other week.
I would assume that they've got moving moving forward because of all the injuries on both his team and his opponents team.
So then why not take a flyer on Jordan Reed this week if you're feeling them, if not totally understandable as well? But there's some other guys.
There's some names of some other guys there that you could consider instead of, um s Oh, that's a little bit of we.
We started some tight end talk because Henry mentioned George Kittel was out, so we will cross him off the list.
We'll keep an eye on him.
Of course, as the weeks move forward, he's got a bone bruise and an M c l sprain.
Um, so obviously George Kittle Big name gonna be on everybody's radars, But I wanna get back to running backs.
Real quick cam makers.
Who? Henry also mentioned jumping the gun here.
Uh, Henry, No, it's all good. It's all good. I'm kidding.
Um, cam makers out don't really have all that much to say about him that you didn't already say on then Tevin Coleman and Raheem Morris.
More stir most er.
Aziz, For the 40 Niners, as we have talked about extensively as well, Andi, that's all the running backs across the league that are out right now that I could find any final thoughts on running backs from any of you three.
Or else we will move on to We'll talk wide receivers next.
All right, um, then I guess we shall move on. Ready to move on as well.
We'll start with the next biggest name, Michael Thomas.
Uh, Mrs will miss Week three.
Um, he's got a high ankle sprain as well.
His is only 2 to 4 week time frame compared to Christian McCaffrey's 4 to 6 week.
I'm not I'm no medical expert, and I'm not quite sure if that's just severity of injury or if it has to do with their position.
Given the fact that McCaffrey, you know, has toe.
He might get piled up on by a bunch of linemen or he's going to get more directly hit or he needs that power. An explosion.
Obviously, Michael Thomas, you need that explosion to cut and Thio run down the field and stuff.
But I would think as a running back, a high ankle sprain might hinder you a little bit more than a wide receiver again, I am no expert.
Don't know if that's true or not.
But anyway, Michael Thomas, 2 to 4 weeks out with a high ankle sprain.
Uh, this, of course, means, um the as what do you What do you think this means for Michael Thomas owners? He hasn't put up a a week like we are used to seeing out of him at all this year.
Now he's out from anywhere for from 2 to 4 weeks.
Is Michael Thomas somebody might want to consider trading as a fantasy owner here? Or if you hadn't have another option, another good option? I would.
I don't like usually selling guys that are injured because when they come back, um, they could still be very good.
But with the high ankle sprain with Thomas, depending on how the Saints do these next couple games, I don't think any of us really expected that week to toe happen.
If they keep struggling, they might not have the luxury to be able to say, you know, go easy on it, Thomas.
We'll get you back when they get you back even if they expanded playoffs.
So I think it's important to look at how the Saints do if the Saints can pick up some wins.
If there was a one time thing, um, I think they'll be more cautious.
I think it's easier to trade him.
I think it might be a little smarter.
But if they start losing games, I can see a scenario where they rush him back.
And, you know, like coaches talking about steak on Barkley is effectiveness goes down the drain a little bit.
Um, as far as Michael Thomas and, uh, and trading him, I would I think that you would wanna hold him still.
Um, I always try to follow along with the stock market.
Uh, if you're talking about earlier with trying to hit the runs early.
But as faras with, uh, I always trade high on, then by low.
Um and so I think right now, if you're selling Michael Thomas, you're getting, uh, pennies on the dollar back for him.
Um, e I do think that when he comes back, uh, he will be back to the Alfa wide receiver there.
Uh, it just seemed like the game.
Um, where the first game of the year, it seemed like Tampa Bay was hell bent on.
We are going to take away Michael Thomas.
He embarrassed him last year, both games on, and they were just set on taking him away.
And they were constantly disrupting, uh, timing between him and breathe on.
So I think he'll get back to his elf a wide receiver status in no time there.
Uh, as soon as he comes back from his, uh um from his high ankle sprain.
Um, yeah, as far as 2 to 4 weeks.
You know, if the saints do start Thio flip a few games, and, uh, I couldn't see them possibly trying to hurry him back.
Um, but I think the saints probably have a bigger picture.
Uh, I as faras they've had success. They've made the playoffs.
They know that they're going to be in the playoffs.
Um, so I'm a I'm a big stock with a guy, so I'm always for a trading metaphor.
So any any time you wanna throw a trading metaphor at me.
I'm all for it, but I totally agree.
And that's why I would not consider trading Michael Thomas myself.
Just because you probably or I mean virtually guarantee you took him in the first round, Right? You spent your first round pick this year on this guy.
So whoever you get back, especially only three weeks into the season, is not going to be equivalent to white What Michael Thomas can potentially offer you and especially when you compare it to your entry point and you entered in the first round, He's not a guy who you got in the fourth or fifth round has just been really, you know, performing.
And now you're having a hard time deciding to get rid of him or keep them.
I mean, this is Michael Thomas we're talking about, and even if he only has a few good weeks on the back end of the fantasy season, it is worth it to hold on to him.
Especially because you probably took him so early versus trading him for I'm gonna either, either you're gonna have to be in a league with some less than intelligent people who is going to trade you something that's actually of value for Michael Thomas.
Or, like you said, you're gonna get pennies on the dollar.
I don't think either situation for most fantasy players is probably the one that you're in.
So you're just gonna have Thio roll the dice and keep chugging along with Michael Thomas? I'm starting.
I'm assuming he's back out on the field.
He's gonna He's gonna find himself again at one point this season.
Obviously, Drew Brees the way he's looking, Uh, not doing Michael Thomas any favors.
Maybe he'll get things figured out in the next few weeks with Thomas off the field, although, I mean, when your struggling quarterback and you lose the best receiver in the in the game, that doesn't really help you too much, Henry.
What do you think? Yeah, what you got, Coach? I was just gonna say, you know, I would actually take the reverse on this.
I would actually try and trade for Michael Thomas.
Let's say you're starting out the gates to a know your team's pretty solid on you.
Can you have the depth to pull it off? You can trade away.
I would try and trade for him Because I think, uh, you know, pennies on the dollar.
I think you get a nice return on investment there.
So and I think that I think that might be more likely than trying to trade somebody and get something of value in return.
You might have people that are a little bit less intelligent or again going back.
Thio, stop talking stocks.
We can, you know, people that can't stand being in the red.
It all just need to offload offload, um, offload him right now because he's not performing to the level which they would like him to.
You probably can trade for him.
Um, at some pretty decent value If you've got somebody that you could maybe swindle a little bit in your league.
Yeah, buy low, sell high.
And then you guys, I'm all in that.
That's how you work these trades, right? Guy gets hurt, you know? He's gonna come back.
You wanna you wanna be buying because this is gonna be when his price point is at his lowest.
Just look at the reverse here for a second.
If I'm not Michael Thomas owner right now, I'm holding 100%.
Unless this thing drags out right, this gets to be weak.
Five weeks, six and he's still not back.
And my team is losing.
That's why I'm the desperation note.
And just like the stock market person, that's when you finally after that, go with these stocks that are not making your returns right.
It's the same thing here until it's a total disaster for May.
I wanna hold all the Thomas and just knowing what he would bring back once he is back on the field looking at the same situation.
Like you said, Jake assumes he's back out there.
He's right back in the lineup.
There's no no if ands or buts about that again.
It was his first year in New Orleans, and it just never happened.
And then, you know, you say yourself Well, the UT Austin here with that mess up his breeches chemistry a little bit, they hooked up a few times in the Tampa Bay game, but never catch him for the final.
It was like the last five minutes before he had a catch that just blew my mind, Um, trick Juan Smith.
You know, he's a guy.
I'm raw string but he's a guy.
I'm not thrilled about playing even this week with empty out.
It's really album Camaro or Boss, I think here for me, Camaros was gonna go off again, I think because he's all morning has to rely on.
I was a big Latavius Murray fan last week, and even Spot started him in a flat spot in the league because I thought there was a game he touched down there and he did less than what? Oh, so Drew Brees doesn't look quite like himself.
Maybe Father Time is catching up.
Let's see about that.
There is a fun guy waiting in the wings for just if he doesn't need to sit out.
Away from that is Mr Jameson instance.
That's like Dennis Wilder.
I'm all over there.
That's a question.
You know, I gotta get this off my chest.
How is James Wilson? Not an NFL started Wayne Haskins starting in this league? And James Winston is.
It blows my mind guys like Yet he throws interceptions.
But look at the numbers.
He put something in the e.
Don't get it, E.
But but no, You wrote him.
You believed in him, you know, fix this turnover problem a little bit in his during his M v P years they've gone.
He was back to back MVPs.
They win a Super Bowl and he's a Hall of Fame quarterback.
Like if you don't give guy an opportunity.
If you cut him off after the first four or five years of his career, where he's been a statistic monster, that makes zero sense to me, and I'm throwing a set up there before I forget exactly where I heard it originally or I would credit them.
But, um, Jamis Winston is on.
He He could throw zero yards, zero touchdowns, everything this year and next year.
So two years in a row.
And he would still be on pace to have more yards throughout his 1st 10 years as an NFL quarterback than like it was.
The list of names was insane.
It was like all the all the top five guys, as far as like, yards and touchdowns right now, um, basically like 80% or 90% of the guys in the Hall of Fame, I believe, and then if they did it out, you know, they did it out over even a longer course of the career, and Jamis Winston would just blow by these guys by year like 12 13 something in the year in the league.
And obviously that's a very long that's longevity.
With that, I'm not a lot of quarterbacks have, but I mean this.
That's what this guy's on pace for, and you yank him and make him a backup solely basically solely because of interceptions.
I mean, if he would have cut his interception number in half last year, I don't think he's in.
That's the same situation if you had the same, exactly your same exact stats, but only through half the amount of interceptions.
I think there have been four or five teams that that would be trying to gobble them up.
But people are just afraid of those interceptions, afraid of those turnovers.
But it just makes zero sense to me.
I mean, he blows everybody out of the water.
A Sfar as you know, Drew, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Brett Farve Name any big time quarterback who put up big stats that you could ever think of, and James Winston is far and away ahead of them and would still be ahead of them, even if he threw for 000 this year and next year.
How that guy's a back up.
I don't really know.
I think it might be good.
That's one year, as like, kind of a reset type thing.
Um, but if he doesn't find himself in the starting position moving forward after this year, I don't get it.
I mean, the guy's young, he's a winner.
He puts up crazy stats.
I don't mean to take this whole show off.
Jamis Winston Tangent.
What people don't understand about the interceptions is you gotta excuse a few interceptions when you're in an offense that has a non existent running game.
When Internet was not in Tampa Bay until this year, UH, I mean the offensive line was not what it was until this year, and there still are some questions rights there.
They have been able to run the football.
James wincing is throwing the ball and insane amount of times every game.
I don't have the exact that's in front of me, but the fact that he was able to put up the points that he did, even in defeats and what temporary win seven or eight games last year.
It just blows my mind.
I'm not with you.
The Saints have a little bit of a plan here.
Everyone's talking about how the Cowboys really made a big splash.
Signing Andy Dalton is the backup Thio that Prescott and I agree.
That's a That's nice move.
James Winston was back keeping the off season, Maybe catch up with who knows if this year.
Or, you know, he's got to retire at some point.
If the Saints came around, would you bring in a guy like that? Not a true backup quarterback If you don't have plans for him in the future, it's not like he cost them a lot of money.
But I mean, if they don't wrap him up, he's gonna have options in the future.
Like, uh, what? River is not gonna be around forever.
It's not like it's going spectacular in Indianapolis.
I mean, that's a that's a team like that could easily scoop up just Winston in a year or two.
I think he's got a starting position waiting for him somewhere.
Um, within the next couple of years, Uh, other thing about Jameis Winston to last thing before we move on is that he doesn't When you compare him to guys like by far myself, he doesn't throw a lot of downfield, you know, stupid.
Just heave the ball to heave the ball type of interceptions.
He throws the type of interception where he thinks the guy is open, but he doesn't see the linebacker who's, you know, on the eight yards deep picked off.
So it's not like he has, like, downfield inaccuracy problems or even that poor of decision making problems.
He just is like, I don't know if he's blind or he doesn't see the defense that, well, whatever.
But that's where his problem is.
It's not on his deep ball. It's not inaccuracy.
It's not any of that. He throws interceptions.
Um, not even, you know, hardly past the line of scrimmage in, you know, to a lot of linebackers.
So I think somehow, if you find a way to fix that, I mean, you got yourself a quarterback who's going for 400 in an interception every single week.
How are you gonna turn that away for a guy like you know Andy Dalton? I mean, compared to And what kind of status Andy Dalton putting up at this point of his career.
Nothing like Jamis. Winston Han.
So, yeah, I just said we're gonna be done talking.
Jamis, Winston Weaken.
Rant about him at some other point.
Unless either culture or Trevor wants it.
Throw anything else out there.
Otherwise, we, um I just wanted to throw in.
He, uh, Jared Goff were tied for the most passing attempts last year. 626.
And how many you have you have? How many interceptions got through? Offhand there.
Uh, Jared got through 16 interceptions and Winston had 30.
But again, uh, Jared Goff had 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
Winston had 33 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
So again, so just incredible production on the, you know, the positive side of the ball as well as or the positive side of the status loves the negative, but it's like if you're gonna give me an extra 10 or 12 touchdowns, I don't necessarily want an extra 15 or 16 interceptions as well.
It's a give and take type thing.
As I said, um, if talking about here nobody would have been bad.
And I about Jameis Winston and his turnover problem or whatever.
But I mean, 30 is a lot that za ton.
But if he's if he has 16 I think he's not playing for a million dollars in a backup role this year.
If he has 16 interceptions, I think he's starting somewhere.
Anyway, that's, uh, that's the Jamis Winston talk before Now I'm sure we will continue.
Yeah, yeah, exactly.
But I think I think moving forward if things don't get much better for Drew Brees has stars just scored again? Yeah.
Um e I don't think it's if see some Jamis Winston action and he might be able to play himself into a nice little contract there in a nice new starting position.
Brown, Henry Rugs.
Christian Kirk, Al Shaun, Geoffrey Jamison, Crowder The shard. Perriman.
Um, all guys, I don't really want to spend a ton of time on individually, but all guys who are going thio not be on the field this week.
All wide receivers, wide receivers just depleted heavily across the NFL right now.
What one of those names as I'll run them back again one time quickly.
But But which one of those names do you think is going to be the biggest impact? Both in real life football and the biggest impact as far as fantasy goes between A.
Brown, Henry Drugs Christian Kirk, Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman, who are both playing for both? Um, yeah, yeah, I go A.
Brown um Court Davis.
I like him a lot, but Brown miss him a little bit.
Um, Jonah Smith played very well last week.
I don't think I mean, he's been playing very well this this whole season.
I don't think he's gonna replicated nothing he's done in the past that Show me.
He can, um, do this over the stretch this season.
Um, glory, Davis.
We see flashes, but not a whole lot of stuff.
Eso for me personally.
Just based on historical stats that we can see and games from the past, I would say a J. Brown.
Brown, I think, uh, hand down of the wide receivers.
Uh, they just mentioned, um, you know, this week I think Cory Davis and John You Smith are more than enough against the Vikings secondary.
Um, you know, I think Derrick Henry might even catch a couple passes this week.
Actually, Uh um actually, still in high on Ryan Tannehill, even without a J. Brown.
But I do think that off those guys, he's the one that the team misses the most knees, you know, by far the, um, the biggest target share of those guys when he when he is on the field.
Fantasy football wise, I agree with that Completely.
I think is a Brown is the most impactful you know, of this pumps that we're using, um, with that said, I agree with Coach tightens up more than enough, I think, to take care of this fighting secondary that is kind of amateur at best.
I think after the first two weeks, with all agree on that, I love Corey Davis.
I love Johnny Smith this week, actually, um, a bit of a bigger believer in those two guys going forward.
I think that you were Trevor on my reason.
Rationale for that is this is the first full season of Montana eso coming over the middle of last season where they might not have had the time to really build that chemistry.
We saw Tannehill latch on with a J.
Obviously, the first two were the offensive stars alongside their Henry When it came to the passing game.
John Smith had a comfortable role in the red zone.
I thought for the end of last year and in the postseason there at Baltimore Specialty saw that, uh, just having a full season of channels quarterback.
I love both those guys going forward.
Uh, this week I'm looking at Adam Humphreys, or maybe even a potential flex option just because I walk this match up.
Not sure about him, though, is much going forward.
Obviously, go back to the obviously with much better back real football, though.
I think extremism about it, uh, Jets, you know, they're prophetic at this point.
They're my team.
I'll say we are pathetic.
Uh, Jamison Crowder.
He's the most sure thing assed faras the past country of Saint Paul has in this offense.
You saw him even break a big belly and stuff thrown the corn.
It's a briefly lift my spirits not so much in the second half, but anyway, now you have no Crowder Noble shot Foreman.
No. Levy, Annabelle.
This team started Chris holding Braxton Barrios and a guy who had never even didn't even know he was a jet that I saw.
I saw today e think from a football standpoint who that's gonna be missing Jamison Crowder.
A lot more than the type for missing in your pregnancy.
Uh, yeah, well, you find that name I want to say thank you to kick a ball, girl.
Really appreciate that.
I appreciate all of you who tune in, live with us and interactive us or watch the re streams.
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We also had a opinion from Rangers.
123 Brown's will destroy the Washington team.
Um, come back tomorrow for Zack and Henry's gambling talk.
I'm sure they will talk.
And quite a bit about that game about the spread and all the other implications.
Um, I do think the Browns are going to win this week as well.
Um, sadly, I don't want to get off on another rant, so I don't want to start talking about that too much eso we will stick to injuries here, but please, uh, join us right back here on SportsCastr tomorrow night as we discuss gambling.
And we will definitely talk about that Brown and Washington game for sure.
Um, the other thing to going back to the Jets, I think Jamison crowder is is a big loss for them.
Not that with him.
They were gonna win this game against the Colts anyways.
But, um, like you said, I think he is probably the bright spot right now.
They also lost right tackle George Fant.
So I mean, the jets that are just screwed this week they're playing on DSO is Sam.
Donald, By the way, uh, they're playing against a Colts team who is early on in the season already there.
In desperation mode, they need they need to win.
Um, it's a stay competitive in that division.
And they're disappointed, I think.
And, um, their performance through the first couple weeks, they should be probably two and no, obviously took care of business against the Vikings.
But I lost that one in week one against the Jags.
I think they're getting better as an offense.
Philip Rivers was figuring things out.
Jonathan Taylor had a big week last week.
All things are pointing in the colt's favor this week.
So I think it's going to be a rough, rough week for the Jets.
Jamison Crowder or not.
But again, I would say he's probably the biggest impact as faras team wise, because A.
Brown was all of last week or most of last week as well, right? And the Titans were able to win that game.
Like you said, they've got other options.
Corey Davis, uh, looks pretty good.
So Well, I do think I was a J. Brown is a loss.
Maybe not the biggest loss, because the Titans could make it up in other areas.
The only other injury, Uh, the only other out new out injury, I guess.
Uh, hey was out last week to but Tyrod Taylor, um, out for sure with a lung azi.
Everybody probably knows he got his lung punctured by the team. Dr.
Do you think maybe, um, do you think maybe the charges were kind of happy? Herbert, should we not? Whatever.
Now they've kind of forced him to start Or who was forced into the starting position.
He looked good Week one, and now week, too.
It's like, you know, Well, our Tyrod Tyrod still hurt.
Working still out, we don't even have a decision to make.
But if Herbert goes out there plays well this week.
I mean, obviously they're gonna keep rolling forward, Herbert, But you think that some at some level, um, the Chargers coaching staff is kind of like, kind of happy with how this worked out.
And it's it's a good situation to roll Herbert in there.
Or do you think, um, they're actually gonna go back to Tyrod Taylor eventually, which is what they've been saying.
I think they'll go back to Tyrod.
I'm really interested to see how he does this week.
Because if the reports are true, it sounds like the way the Charter said Herbert didn't know till about.
You know, we're talking mere minutes.
Um, he's playing the defending Super Bowl champions and he really had nothing to lose.
There were no jitters, really.
I mean, obviously have some, but not like usual.
I don't want to see how he comes out his first riel game game.
He had to prepare for, um because you gotta remember to the chiefs weren't able to prepare for him either on pretty close to the enough building anything close to the chest, so I believe him.
Um, but, hey, if your charger fan You guys, I've seen glimpses the future And what can hopefully be the future for your team? Yeah, as faras uh, as faras Uh uh.
Putting Herbert back on the bench after what we saw last week, where he came out and really looked pretty impressive for most of that game there.
And especially, you know, since it was sprung on him right before that, he was gonna be starting.
Um, it really it's gonna be hard for them to put him back on the bench.
Um, but I think that's what they intend on doing now, if he continues to keep rolling, uh, if if they go out here this week And, uh and it looks Justus Impressive.
I think every passing week that Taylor is out that Herbert looks good.
I think it becomes harder to put him back on the bench after that.
Uh, and you got to think about two.
If they do go back to him like what the reaction is gonna be? If Herbert looks good for two or three weeks, they go back to Taylor and Tyrod comes out throws for ah, 185 yards and a touchdown and they put up 12 points on the board like people are going to be immediately clamoring for.
So you go from You know, I think Anthony lends in a pretty good spot, Has the respect of a lot of fans and people around the league right now.
And I think I think he had a solid plan moving forward, sticking to his guns about not starting Justin Herbert.
Now this whole situation comes up.
Justin Herbert looks good for a few weeks in a row.
Then you put him back on the bench.
All of a sudden, you're gonna have a bunch of people started to question you starting Thio, you know, starting to look more closely at you.
But you you know, why would you bench your quarterback after a few good weeks? Uh, offensive mediocrity out there? Tyrod Taylor is just gonna be a whole big commotion around it.
If they do go back to Taylor and it's nothing but mediocrity.
So, barring a terrible performance here in week, uh, in his second start because Trevor, you're totally right they didn't.
They did not prepare for him, either.
I don't know if that made his big of a difference in that game as the fact that Casey just didn't look that good on offense.
They just didn't play a very good game overall.
Running against the Super Bowl change Super Bowl champions defending Super Bowl chickens, it makes me believe he's gonna be able to come out and be even better with a week of preparation, right? As long as he doesn't get in his head.
And it wasn't just, ah, one of luck type of thing, which I don't really think was as good as he looked.
Um, uh, I think you're gonna come out.
Look, isn't this week, and I think it's gonna be hard to go back to Tyrod Taylor after that.
What do you think, Henry Trevor brings up a really interesting point with fact.
Herbert didn't have time to get nervous at ST SportsCenter start, but you didn't have time to prepare for him.
And it's the latter part of that point that I want to zoom in on because for me, that's the same offense.
But Tyrod Taylor and Justin Herbert I think both bringing very different skill sets to the field at the position.
Um, and I don't think it's fair to put you in charge.
Is ugly offensive performance every corner in Taiwan shoulders either, Uh, you know, it's your first game out.
The Bengals defense, I think, might be slightly underrated.
So what Los Angeles was expected to go in and do? Uh, that may have been a little bit overblown, you know, And Herbert's gonna industry, How is he not Carolina Natural Carolina defense.
You know, I'm a little skeptical because actually aren't bad in terms of fantasy points.
A lot of quarterbacks.
Uh, but the rest of this offense is gonna eat from the fantasy standpoint, Um, and then looking at the Charger schedule after this game, they've got two more NFC South opponents, the box and the Saints on.
Then look at this, the Jets, the Dolphins and the Jaguars.
And then you can kind of throw the Raiders and maybe the Broncos in there if you wanted to.
Those are all a winnable games, but the games were Whoever is playing quarterback should be able to do all right, so I don't know to say that you're gonna just I'm kind of I'm kind of starting with a three.
When his comments here.
I think as well to say that you're just gonna break starting. Dr.
Herbert, Uh, when Sarah Taylor, who hasn't gotten a fair shake in a lot of, uh, stocks here his NFL career, didn't do anything to lose it.
He had a long country by team doctor doing injection for calling a lot.
That's not reason to lose.
Your starting, uh, quarterback job fairly comes back, and they're terrible against some of these opponents say, maybe not Saints, but the Jets and the Dolphins in the weeks that followed, that's what I think.
The rial clamor and conversation for Justin Herbal to start.
But I'm gonna put my head down and learn.
Just stick to his guns and do anything.
You do what you think and on.
I don't think he's, you know, I don't think he's a bad quarterback.
I don't think anybody would really say he's a bad quarterback, but he's also not a great or even he's good, but he's not really.
He's not that good of a quarterback.
He's not gonna go out.
There would be a game, I make the difference.
Whereas I think Justin Herbert potentially could, um, So it's gonna be It's gonna be a tough choice for for Anthony win, for sure.
And I feel bad for Tyrod, who's in another position to probably get run out of town by another young guy.
But that's just that's just how things have gone in his career.
Unfortunately, this time, it's none of his own doing.
E mean, that sucks.
Get your lung punctured after he already went out because I think he went out through the ball around his rib, was bothering him a bit.
So he came in for a quick injection before the game actually started.
So he's got his mind set on the game ready to make up from that dismal week.
One performance and then boom.
All of a sudden, you can't breathe.
I mean, that is rough.
That is a crappy end of the deal there, But that has been Tyrod career in a nutshell.
Moving forward and again.
This all hinges on ah, good performance out of the young Chargers Q B.
If he goes out and thinks it up week to we're not having a unique three.
Excuse me, We're not, uh we're not having a conversation again for the next couple weeks, but Tyrod Taylor is out for sure this week.
So it'll be just in Herbert's offense.
A few other injuries that we already knew about coming into tonight Stream, of course, cutlet.
Courtland Sutton make both so sick.
Want Barkley all toward the a C.
L s Richard Sherman continues to be on IR and Drew Lock, as we talked about earlier on in the show, has a sprained a CJones this week.
And, uh, we move forward into questionable and doubtful, which are basically all big names, some of the biggest fantasy names and the biggest names in the NFL in general, the list of questionable ah players this week consists of Julio Jones with a hamstring, Kenny gala day with a hamstring, Darren Waller with a knee and Josh Jacobs with a hip.
Um, I would assume that one of those guys goes for for Las Vegas.
That's gonna be a huge hit if you lose both of those guys, especially Josh Jacobs and me.
Darren Waller has been been really good this year as well.
Kenny Golladay uh, looking for his first game of the year.
He's still questionable, but, man, let me throw this out there to the Cardinals minus 5.
5 over the Lions right now, if Gala Day is officially rule about that line, probably move half a point.
Maybe a full point.
I like the Cardinals over the Lions this weekend, with or without gala day.
So that's something to consider there.
And then Julio Jones as well with a hamstring.
Um, e I mean, just monster names on this questionable list.
How many of these guys do you think end up playing, end up seeing the Julio is gonna see the field? They're playing embarrassed team That has struggled to say the least.
E needed a big comeback and pretty flawless performance in the fourth from Travis QB.
Alliance about holiday.
Um, didn't look great against the Giants.
Um, in the Falcons, they still have cabin Ridley, one of the e fantasy wife, PPR.
I think he's first. Almost all leads.
They have first, if they have engaged, have a ton of guys that gas you s o.
I think out of all those names, you know, I look a Jacobs he's a workhorse.
I mean, he played a warrant being ESPN article with a fractured shoulder for, like, one or two games last year.
Walter, I think we'll play.
Sounds like he'll play.
So I think out of those names, I think going on you really have to be too concerned about, um, boring for the developments.
For me would be Julio Jones.
Yeah, it looks like, uh, Julio Jones is trending to a game time thio from the latest best out here.
Uh, it does look like both Jacobs and Waller were at practice today.
So, uh, that both? Well, for them, um, I do think will play.
I think it will be all hands on deck against the Patriots.
Um, I do think that Julio Jones, um, I would think that he would play just because the falcons air owing to I would think he's going to try and get it out.
Um, but I could see it being ah, decoy type game.
Um, before him there.
Name that you had on the Kenny Ballade, I believe.
Yeah, last I heard, I thought Kenny Golladay waas uh um, trending towards playing this week.
Um, but I may be mistaken on that.
I was trying to find the latest on him.
Julio plays or not.
I mean, obviously Julio Jones, Julio Jones.
But I think that this offense has, uh, been able to score points and has been ableto work.
Um, in other ways, outside of who you guys have, that guy's a beast, and he's probably going to be a very early Nick in years to come.
As Faras fantasy, all he does is school touchdowns.
And it's not like the 40 Niners had trouble putting up points against the Dallas Cowboys.
They just had, of course, a second half train wreck defensively and completely fell apart.
But they still put up what will hit 49 or 48 point somewhere in that in that region.
So, um, I think Julio Jones, whether he's on the field or not, is not gonna matter that much this week because I am all over the Falcons.
I think the Bears like you, said Trevor.
They haven't looked great in either of their first two games, but they managed to win them.
The Falcons looked OK in their first two games, but they lost both of them lost in the fashion that they did last week.
I think I I think the Falcons come out and just obliterate the Bears in this one.
I'm all over the Falcons minus 3.5.
With or without Julio Jones, Kenny Golladay.
Seeing the field for the first time this season would be would be nice, obviously, from a fantasy standpoint, Um, but yeah, it za good thing overall that all these three questionable guys are trending towards playing Henry, where you have to add, I think Coach and trouble kind of hit on Julio rest in the same way, Obviously, then Friday practice to me if you're not even able to go in a limited, possibly when it's for most of these teams, essentially just a walk through what they're going to be doing Sunday.
That's not a good sign.
I think Leo Jones, if there's anyone who's gonna cut it out, it's gonna be thing but not practicing all week.
That is a major cause for concern.
Well, if I could still put up would, uh, get out early, more involved in the offensive.
All that would be nice if someone who shared with him to see maybe a little bit more in the passing game, so I'll be curious to see how their roles if he is not in here, the other guy.
I don't think it's gonna play like it's too much of atoms.
He did not practice today, either.
On bond your floor, I believe.
Said he is doubtful, uh, together kind of a You know, it feels here going into the weekend, uh, and that's a big loss here for everybody team.
But yeah, we're all hoping the bazaar and because God is gonna show with the first two weeks when both have looked pretty good, continues.
But Erin just being without his top target, that is, that's a little concerning.
So you're gonna have a Sunday night matchup.
You're going between Bombay and New Orleans with no fans and the top two receivers from both teams air, but probably not gonna be out there.
So it's gonna be It's gonna be interesting to see, you know, anyone, Uh, ****.
But those would be the two names.
Holiday was the other one we're talking about.
I think he's gonna go.
I think there will be a a restriction on our snaps plays in this game for sure.
He's on the record of saying he's not out of percent even today to reporters who were saying that.
But the fact that he was practicing eliminated even as far back this point.
So I think they will be out there and nobody is gonna be more excited about the government established.
It's over there.
And, uh, and Kenny Gallery owners as well as the family gonna get action even if it is limited out of their early pick at wide receiver.
Davante Adams is one of only two names I have.
I'm a doubtful list.
The other is Phillip Lindsay with a toe injury.
Um, just to add to all the problems that the Broncos air having right now, Phillip Lindsay doubtful with a toe as well.
I want to touch a little bit on Davante Adams before we move on and eventually wrap things up here.
Uh, Davante Adams didn't do as much as the other two receivers last week, but his presence is known and it's felt out there, and even if he's not putting the stats up, he's taking the number one coverage he gets the defense's respect, all that stuff, so it makes it everything easier on both MVS and Alan Lazard.
I think this week now, without his presence on the field, um, is really going to highlight and show why the Packers needed to draft an offensive weapon a wide receiver in the first round this year.
It's not just enough to say that the Packers off what you had all right, be because of us.
You know you have a number one guy in Adams and then a stolid supporting crew who, you know to their credit, have been really good this year.
They have gotten better.
They have not dropped the ball mvs like they did last year.
You know they've gotten a lot better, but that doesn't mean that you don't need another guy.
Another number one type option, like another guy that the defense has to respect on but could have been drafted in this year's in this year's draft.
Instead, they take Jordan love.
Now we're only two weeks into the season or three weeks into the season and you are without Davante Adams.
You could be without him next week.
I've by so if he doesn't play it all these next two weeks, he's gonna have a full month off.
Ah, full month recovery.
I think that's what the Packers might end up doing, especially if if they are able to perform decently without him.
But I think that the two young receivers for the Packers that had been so good to the first two weeks are going to struggle this week because of no Davante Adams.
I think it's going to become blatantly obvious that the Packers made the wrong choice in the first round of the draft this last year, and I think that the Packers might struggle offensively for the first time this season.
Yeah, yeah, like sensing a saint's better in the victim.
Hey, what? Um, it's I don't think so, but it Z just not the matchup that, like Sunday Night Football Aaron Rodgers Drew Brees without your top target without, I don't know, I think to me all the running battle.
But it is, you know, through the air in the first place because you got Erin Jones versus Alvin tomorrow.
But it's just without two of the best players on the field with an aging Drew Brees.
It's a less exciting matchup than I would have hoped it would have been.
Um, Packers are three point underdogs, so I don't think I'm gonna bet against them.
Um, I don't I'm not necessarily saying I don't.
I think they're gonna get blown out or anything.
But I think that their offense to performance, their offense is going to be exposed a little bit without the dance Davante Adams presence.
And I think it'll just hearken back to the fact that they should have taken a real player in the first round.
Not a guy who's sitting there in street clothes three weeks through the season.
Um, not because of an injury or anything else.
He's just not good enough to suit up.
So, yeah, I think the Packers made a poor decision, but anyway, that's my rant on Dante Adams and the Packers.
Like I said, Phillip Lindsay out with a toe, uh, two guys that are playing this week who were listed as questionable at one point.
Juju Smith, Schuster Schuster for the Pittsburgh Steelers and will Fuller for the Texans.
Woo hoo! I I mean anybody that's ever heard me talk about Will Fuller I just don't even want to get into it.
Who cares if he's playing or not? He good case, um, they're not gonna make a difference, but well, for is healthy and will be on the field this week.
So juju and will fall are both playing, uh, just a huge number of guys that are out.
And then keep an eye on, of course, Julio Jones, Kenny Golladay, Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs all the way up until their kickoff time.
Because who knows, they could go one way or the other.
And you have to make a decision for your fantasy teams to keep an eye on all of those guys as well.
Any final thoughts on injuries here before we move on, I want to just touch briefly on the start, sit, and then we will wrap things up.
But ending the final thoughts as far as injuries here from any of you.
I just wanted to go back to the Packers assed faras kind of their game plan for this week.
Um, and last year, when, uh, Davante Adams was out, we saw a lot of, uh, Aaron Judge.
The That's what I think Jamal Williams is gonna be a big beneficiary in fantasy.
Uh, this week, where I think he's going to get, uh, more of a PPR role.
He's gonna probably end up with 67 catches this week.
Um, in my put Erin Jones Jamal Williams out wide a little bit, we might feel a bit more of a J Dillan.
You know, I think all four of them will get worked in there.
Um, and, uh, I also, uh, I am not a fan of the Jordan love in the first round.
You know, it it seemed to me, um uh, without drawing too many lines compared to the picking of Aaron Rodgers when Brett Farr was there.
Uh, just similarities weren't really there.
Where? Traded up into the first round to take a quarterback who was, uh, not even arguably a first round talent.
Um uh, I do like that.
Aaron Rodgers, uh, has taken his anger about it on the field.
And I think we're seeing, uh, he's playing, uh, great through the first two games of the season.
Uh uh, any talk was about him not looking.
Uh, we're looking like he was aging a bit.
He's, uh, he's looking like he's in the prime of his career right now out there.
So and and I 100% agree, and I totally I lost my mind on people that were trying to tell me, Oh, it's the same thing Is Aaron Rodgers Same situation? No, it's not.
It's not at all.
Aaron Rodgers was touted as a potential first round pick who felt way further than anybody expected him to fall.
The Packers picked him at their draft spot.
They didn't They didn't trade up to go get him.
They picked him there.
Um, they also were not coming off a 13 and three NFC Championship run type season.
I mean, the list, which is I could go on and on.
I've already ranted about this, some on so many other streams, but it's just it's not the same at all.
They could have had Jordan love if you wanted to trade up or felt you needed Thio, 35 somewhere on the front end of the of the second round.
You don't need to spend your first round pick on a guy who ain't Nobody was going after, and B is not even good enough to beat the backup quarterback.
He's being beat up by Tim Boyle right now, which is, you know who was Tim Boyle? Nobody besides the people in Green Bay know who Tim Boilers could ever tell you where he went to school.
Now, people you know, probably the same thing with Jordan love for a lot of people before the draft.
But now he's a name, um, that people, especially Packers fans, are very familiar with.
I just not a big not a big fan of the draft in in the draft pick in general, but I hate the Aaron Rodgers.
Comparisons hate him, but they're not.
It wasn't the same at all, not the same situation at all.
But we need to move on.
Before, I could e feel very passionately about anti Jordan love, and it's gonna take him a long, long, long time and a lot of success in Green Bay to make me feel any other way.
Besides how I feel now, Henry got everything just kind of a I mean, I'm worked up man E.
I don't wanna I can talk for a half an hour about how e got my water here.
I'll just keep. I'll just keep drinking.
We'll talk about.
We'll talk about something else.
So calm me down.
Um, that's something else is, of course, fantasy football.
Let's not spend a ton of time on this because all of you who are listening can go to Fleury sports dot org's and read Captain Coach Schroeder's article in long form here.
So let's touch on a very briefly, um, you've got to your starter as one of your starters is Ryan Tannehill against the Vikings.
What I found really interesting that only one time over his last 12 starts has he had less than then two touchdown passes.
Uh, Tannehill also gets to play against a Vikings defense, which is, you know, been a really bad, especially their secondary things that we touch down already earlier in the stream.
But is there anything else, um, screaming at you about why Ryan Tannehill should be a starter this week? Yeah, he's just been, uh, remarkably consistent since he's been named the starter there.
Uh, last week, Week seven or Excuse me last year, Week seven.
He was the uh announced a starter there.
And since that point, Uh, yeah, that was one of the stats that I found was just amazing.
Is that Onley? One time is, he failed to throw multiple touchdown.
So it's remarkably consistent.
Uh, we mentioned, uh, a J Browns out this week, but, uh, last week he got it done with Corey Davis and John who? Smith and I think both of those are, uh, John who? Smith for sure is a tight end one.
I think Cory Davis is tight end three this week.
Um, and, uh, and Adam Humphreys, uh, you know, could be a solid flex play this week because I that Viking secondary, um his, uh, right up there is one of the worst in the league through the first couple of weeks here.
Um, not quite on the Seattle Seahawks level A Sfar a statistics, but, uh um, it's it's pretty bad.
So, uh, Tannehill will, uh, definitely hit quarterback one.
He should be a good start this week for you.
Anything to add? Besides, for obviously you guys already talked a little bit about how much you like Corey Davis and things of that nature.
Anything you'd like to add about Ryan Tannehill real quick.
Yeah, well, I could jump Thio.
Coaches sit quarterbacks if you want to do that.
Yeah, I was gonna say Yeah, go ahead.
I was I was just gonna say, You know, Tom Brady has been very tough to decipher this year.
As coach mentions, he's good on the field, but bad in fantasy.
Bad and fantasy, but good on the field.
He's been obviously, uh, tough to do.
Tough to kind of judge.
What to do with here early on.
Coach, You have him as a sit along with Carson Wentz.
Now, Henry, please give us your opinions on both Tom Brady and Carson Wentz.
I must be all over with a d h kicking it.
I'm not following you just half half step ahead of me, That's all.
E want both of these calls.
And that's why I was so eager to jump into it, because I e Denver this'll week.
Tom Brady's never played well, I think Yeah, the Broncos have had better versions of the defense when they do this year.
Uh, but the defense is gonna be key for them in this game.
One would think being but there without drew lock.
And you know, for me.
Yeah, there, minus von Miller.
But this defense played well against trying to see way one in my life.
And I thought it really lived in nice job against the Steelers.
For the most part last week, that was a game that I thought Pittsburgh run away with a couple of spread, which I think was a touchdown, Uh, when they kicked off.
And then we're hung in there to their credit and to fight back a little bit to cover.
Uh, but it wasn't the worst of showing.
So I love the time breaks that e think Carson Wentz thing.
I'll add all the points that Coach makes in the article.
Is Jalen Raiders out it? Zach Ertz, Dallas got her Sean Jackson on for me.
I don't know who you have a lot of confidence in there to do it on a consistent week to week basis.
Besides birds, I think God, it would be the number to receive in this offense.
And after that, it's total crap.
Shoot Greg Ward.
Is he gonna resurface? We saw him a little bit down the stretch last year.
I think he was the receiver.
I have ranked in the science behind Jackson for a week free because there's just no one else.
Uh, so along with the points, like since that is defense being surprisingly impressive.
Your over the first two weeks a, uh, last week against the Bryans there on Thursday night.
But that was a flagrant offenses more than down in the ground.
And I don't think it was built.
Uh, with the offensive line, they're about to do that sort of thing.
So they both state passed.
Oh, for starting either one of these guys.
Are you also on the sit train? Sit.
Do not start these guys, E.
I mean, straight to the point.
Uh, so you just come in with the exclamation point? I like it.
Do not do not start these guys Eso again.
That is Carson once and Tom Brady who should be your sits this week.
Ryan Tannehill with the start, uh, we move on now to running backs.
And again, um, all of you should go check out the article of fantasy sports dot org's tons of good fantasy articles.
Alright, Flurry sports.
A flurry sports dot or tons of great fantasy articles.
This one, um, fittingly entitled Week three Fantasy Football start.
Sit, Um, moving on running backs.
We already talked about James Robinson having a monster game against the Dolphins last night.
We talked about Joshua Kelly on, but he's been able to dio for the Chargers.
You've got him as a start versus the Panthers were sitting Mark Ingram versus the Chiefs as well as Ronald Jones versus the Broncos.
And actually both running backs that you've got sitting are both the second of their namesake, Mark Ingram the second and Ronald Jones the second.
What do you like so much about Kelly? In addition to what we already kind of talked about? Um, early on in this stream.
And then why are we avoiding Mark Ingram and Ronald Jones, who, by the way, I am off Ronald Jones for the basically the rest of the season? I already made that known on Monday.
So I'm with you there, but walk us through these running back to your coach.
So, uh, Joshua Kelly, uh, has, uh, the same number of carries as Justin Jackson.
Excuse me? Point in the season.
Um, I didn't check on the status of Justin Jackson.
Does anyone know, Uh, his status off top. Okay.
Thank you. Yeah.
If he was out this week, I absolutely love Joshua Kelly.
Um, even if you're plays, I still think Joshua Kelly is a great start.
Ah, he's been getting a lot of work.
The Panthers defense is terrible against running backs.
Uh, they've given up 41 41.
You know, let's say Joshua Kelly gets 15 touches, 15 to 17 touches.
And last week he had 23 Perry's, um, but if he gets 15 to 17 touches, he's definitely an R B to this week against the Panthers.
Uh, terrible defense.
Um, did you have anything on Justin Jackson? Yeah.
So then lock him in.
I think Joshua Kelly the Great play, um, DFS to I think he's a great play.
Um, I think he's pretty cheap there as well.
Um, I'm off of Mark Ingram, and this one is one that, uh could come back to bite me.
It's a It's a high scoring, uh, over under 54 on at Ravens Chiefs game on Monday night.
But, uh, I wrote in here that there's four capable runners and the Ravens backfield.
You got Lamar Jackson 23 rushing attempts.
You got 19 for ingrown, 14 for Gus Edwards.
K. Dobbins on as well.
Uh, Ingram only has 10 touches and 11 touches each of the two weeks.
Um, I just when it comes to running backs, volume is king.
I don't think you can lock in Ingram for more than he's certainly not getting more than 15 touches.
Uh, he might score a couple of short touchdowns and might, uh, might return RV to value, But, uh, on game, he's not going to.
K. Dobbins is going to continue to get those main looks.
Um, you know, every number one back opportunity. Probably.
I's gonna eventually start going to Dobbins because, I mean, he's looked really good.
He has, and and Gus Edwards to I found, uh, you know, Zach does a nice, uh, spreadsheet for us with all of the usage rates.
And it was basically a 3rd, 3rd 3rd for the all three running backs last week.
And so, uh, they're really splitting the carries.
And so Mark Ingram has the name, and you probably draft him in the running back Thio.
But I'd find a better option this week.
Um, and like we mentioned, there's quite a few, uh, running backs out there that are getting some chances this week and then as far as Ronald Jones, uh, he, uh, um he has been consistent through the first couple weeks getting 10.
But last week, um, kind of seemed like the seesaw and, uh, in Tampa Bay flipped a little bit.
It was, uh, week one.
Ronald Jones had 19 touches while for net had nine.
And then, uh, this past week, it was 6 to 16.
So in a 10 more towards a 70 30 type of backfield shift with, I think for now it's gonna start to kind of take over the workhorse role there.
Yeah, in a best case scenario for Jones, unless for not really does something bad.
Best case scenario for, um I see a committee in what? She is not as effective.
So good. Sit there.
I'm like Jake, I'm out on Jones for Amanda season.
I'm telling this week So I love that call.
Coach, I got I gotta ask you a Sfar as my big being a sit.
I felt like you were maybe even a little bit higher on Jeffrey Wilson than I was when we were talking about the miners and their situation earlier.
Who you started you over. Yeah.
So when I, uh, when I dio this article, I try to go with consensus right around that 22 to 28 range for running back to.
So, typically, these are guys that are kind of right right on the borderline.
Uh, mus faras starts it.
So, like from Mark Ingram guys, that I would start over him this week Would be, um I would start Leonard for net over him this week.
Um, I would start James Connor over him.
Uh, David Johnson.
I'd say I'd say he's, uh, Mawr.
If you're really in a pinch, Uh, for instance, I play in a a deep dynasty year over year League 26 man rosters.
And Jeff Wilson just got picked up today in that league.
Um, and so that's Ah, it's a pretty deep leak.
So That's kind of Ah, if you're really in a pinch, Um, I wouldn't start Jeff Wilson.
I'd maybe consider him as a flex, but I wouldn't put him in the top 36 running backs going into this week, and I'd have to think.
But maybe the desperation flexes where I'd put him.
It's just interesting.
You know, we're talking about how the Ravens are strutting Cherries and protections in the work in this accurate across three guys pretty evenly there for the first three weeks.
And I don't really know you construction this Baltimore offense outside of, you know, it's an accident on the ground.
But that's beside the point where the 40 Niners this week amongst Kyle you stuff is getting wrong.
It's McKinnon, who is kind of a third ball across catching back and then Wilson, so I don't know.
I guess that's where I was coming from.
There back question.
I totally understand.
Uh, we're coming.
Coming to answer, you know, you know, with how it should be.
You would normally perceive these guys, but okay.
You know, he's Yeah.
No, it's a It's a great conversation, but, you know, I think free Wilson is Mawr of Ah.
Um, I'd take the odds that he I think he's going to score a touchdown.
Long shot for that.
But, uh, banking on him to get, uh, my barometer usually for an R B two is can I get 15 touches out of them at minimum? And is it a good enough matchup that they could do something with those 15 touches and, uh, and so with Jeff Wilson? Um, I think he's more of like the goal line guy.
I don't know if, uh, McKinnon necessarily gonna get the goal line carries.
Um, but, uh, um, yeah, I would I would start Ingram over a guy like Jeff Wilson this week.
I'd go with the known quantity there.
Um, just because it's all a lot more speculation on the Wilson part.
So and I like all these starts and sits as well, just, um, my feelings on Ronald Jones.
Basically, everything you said Coach Given, coupled with the fact that he was had a big opportunity last week, was set up for a giant week full of success.
Instead, he fumbles early on in the game and hands over the number one carries to Leonard Fournette, who you know, had a hunt, Whatever.
It was almost 100 yards, couple touchdowns and just absolutely exploded.
I think Leonard Fournette fits in great with this with this offense, and, uh, he's just gonna have the majority of the roles.
And I think Ronald Jobs kind of script himself in the end.
Uh, still young running right with potential, moving forward, Just probably not this season.
Uh, wide receivers, before we wrap up here, uh, we've got two starts in DeOnte Johnson for and CD lamb.
I like both these guys.
Johnson had negative points at halftime in week one and came out and bald out in week two.
Uh, juju Smith Schuster is going on the field, which is probably a bonus for Deontay Johnson as he will get to the secondary coverage.
And as you mentioned, big band trusts him, um, is looking to him, wants to feed him the ball CD.
Lamb has been tough for me just because the amount of talent on the stage Alex offense Dallas offense is just immense.
I thought he might kind of get kind of get lost in the shuffle there, but it seems like the guy who's occupying that space has been Michael Gallup.
Um, CD Lamb has put up decent numbers, especially as whatever you consider him in the 3rd 4th option on that team in a slot type receiver has been really reliable.
I like what I've seen out of CD lamb.
Eso Let's I guess, let's talk about the anti Johnson and C D Lamb and then we will wrap up with your two wide receivers.
Sits for the week.
Have Trevor. Let's start.
Let's start with you.
You like CD lamb and Dionte Johnson this week? Yeah.
I mean, you know, you you hit it on the head.
I hate to be an exclamation mark again.
Um, but it's looking like that's what it's gonna be.
Johnson went off last year and the lamb, like you said, he's so far.
So like those texts, which what Say you? Yeah.
So, uh, Deontay Johnson, uh, I'm gonna have a lot of them this week in D EFS.
And, uh um, the hype train on him kind of got got pretty high this offseason on, so I did not end up with him in any league.
Um, but he's getting a 31% target share through two games.
Um, And whenever you're big bends whenever big Ben locks on to you as a receiver, that's fantasy Goodness right there.
We've seen it before with Emmanuel Sanders.
Uh, Antonio Brown juju.
Uh, and now, uh, Deontay as well here, um, great play this week.
Texas defense is, uh, their second areas. Nothing special.
You should be able thio PPR.
He'll he'll be at least six catches.
Uh, cd lamb this week.
This is one that, um I'm feeling it s o talking about, you know, the ones that you're you're really feeling.
I think this is C. D.
Lamb. He's gonna have a big game here.
Uh, Seattle's pass defense is, uh, atrocious.
They, uh, two opposing wide receivers over 100 more yards than the next closest team.
They've given up over 365 yards, two games, the wide receivers alone on.
So I think CD lamb, he's on the field 75% of the time.
Um, he's out targeting Michael Gallup.
Um, and I think you hit the nail right on the head there. Jake.
Michael Gallup seems to be kind of taking a back seat here.
Um, I think CD lambs gonna have kind of a, uh, for those that don't know who he is.
This is gonna be the week that he kind of gets his name on the, uh, on the on the board.
I think it was last night.
Yeah, I like both calls.
I've been high on Johnson e End of the year on E.
Said, this is a trash.
So the Steelers should be able and city lamb way talked about all these injuries, and we mentioned like, Oh, so you're a defensive guy who is out for Francisco? Uh, Bruce serving, going down last week for the Seahawks.
I think that might have been one of the most underrated injuries.
I don't wanna de emphasize anyone's injury.
You know, they all suck that from Seattle standpoint, as a defense using probably your only concern the fourth quarter of that game against New England.
They couldn't get to campaign, and the Patriots were just going up and down the field in there. Come back.
So I don't think that injury can be understated.
A overstated enough, I should say here for the Seahawks.
Defensively, I have this game being a shoot out of the week.
I don't know if it will be quite like Atlanta Dallas last week, but I think both offenses they're gonna put plenty of points discovers, uh, defense is not good either.
And for all the things you guys have said about CD Lane kind of crawling into that wide receiver to write over Michael Gallup here.
I love learning this week as well, so I think there's a good okay and a couple guys that are on the opposite sides of things as I mentioned my disdain for Will Fuller just a minute ago. Coach.
You also have a sit versus the Steelers this week, Um, and then T y Hilton, who is very comparable Comparable to me to a guy that we talked about earlier in Emmanuel Sanders.
Um, obviously, at their peak, they were amazing.
Wide receivers, crazy downfield Target could put up massive numbers, but since their peak like since their best days, it's kind of just been huge valleys, some mountains, but a huge, huge valleys.
Um, T T y Hilton struggling right now, not a guy that is.
Actually he's rostered in a decent amount of fantasy leagues, but he's not a guy, that a lot of people are having any qualms about dropping about getting right of here Early on, I think the Colts are figuring out other ways outside of just T y Hilton, which it seemed like through the entire time that they had, um, had Andrew Luck almost forgot his name there, but it seems like throughout the entire time that they had Andrew luck, they pretty much solely relied on T.
Y Hilton and how they are doing it in every way besides for T.
So he also is a sit this week for you, coach T. Y.
Y Hilton and, um, Will Fuller the fifth.
Who do you think has a better week? I don't think either want to set up for a good we could all.
But who do you think has the better week here? If I had to pick one of these two probably lean a little bit towards T Y Hilton.
I think he's probably got a higher shot at, uh, getting deep for for one touchdown, uh, and its, uh, when I write to, because there's guys that are really boom bust in there and t y Hilton I mentioned in here that he, uh, um is the wide receiver 66 2 weeks through into the year here.
And not only that, but he's not getting slot snaps.
Which, uh uh, that's exactly Pascal.
Now, um, his snap percentage was pretty well last week he played, uh, the lowest of Michael Pittman and back Paschal.
And even with Paris, uh, Campbell being out.
Um, that's why I said he's ah, boom bust wide receiver to, you know, he has a type of guy that could, you know, get loose for a long touchdown.
But I'm just not seeing it right now.
It doesn't look like him.
And, uh uh, Philip Rivers are on the same page.
Um, and to me, I would have a wide receiver that I can trust That's gonna get me.
I'm shooting for about 5 to 6 catches at a minimum, and I just don't know if you I hope we'll get that Will Fuller.
This is my second time writing him up.
Um, last week hey did hamstring which will Fuller? That's never a good things.
Had lots of soft tissue injuries over his career.
Eso I just I don't know how you can trust him Going up again in Pittsburgh going off zero target, zero catch, zero yard game last week.
Um, so if I had to choose one of these two that I had to start, I would start t y Hilton of those two.
But, um, I would leave both these guys on the bench.
Is if you have any sort of better option.
And then I think that's the Pittman week.
The the only difficult thing in the reason.
Because of the amount of wide receiver injuries that are across the league right now, I mean, somebody might be in the position of just I don't have another option.
I gotta start t y Hilton or I've got to start willful or, you know, So, um, if you have the luxury of being able to leave both those guys on the bench certainly do so.
But we're just kind of wondering because of all the wide receiver injuries, which guy you might lean towards in a pinch Here, Henry, wrap up and sign off.
But well, to say the least, uh, where is the big, tall targets? He plays a lot of snaps.
He's got a block into two e.
Think this opinion week.
I, uh it pains me to say it.
Someone who is going to need to start, you know, lead this week of some of the bigger names for out.
But yeah, well, I it ze crazy to think that, like, you were saying they was the focal point, this offense with Andrew Luck and even to Kobe percent last year before he got hurt before.
Why events that have hurt Hilton was the guy.
And now he is arguably being wide receiver free on this team.
And if that's the continues Thio, get one in the slot.
Hey, could you know? It's It's crazy how fast things change.
Um, I guess the one thing I would throw out here at the end, you know, social, all the other positions, but it starts.
Sit tight, end a guy who's kind of borderline for me Is Logan Thomas.
Uh, Washington's going up against the ground.
You have a oh banged up and not great secondary over wall against tight ends.
Treatment is along the second most fantasy points, uh, average per game through through the first two weeks, 16.
4 allowed got to this position.
Washington For me.
They don't have a whole bunch of offensive weapons during the war, and it's gonna get his.
You might see some J.
D McKissic out of the backfield doing asking just kind of crushing every quarterback.
I think you're thinking about starting any of these French fries for football team over another team, but the matchup says it all.
I pulled up my blankets here.
I'm having floating around in 14 15 months.
Uh, you guys like Schultz? No.
A fan with a backup quarterback? Uh, even Jordan Reed.
I guess you kind of look into that conversation.
Would you guys be doing, uh, living? Thomas is your options producer.
Yeah, I think I think he is.
Just because there has been so maney.
I mean, Titans always a position right where you got your few top guys.
And then it's a week to week thing.
People are disappointed.
I mean, that's just the nature of the position of tight end a zai mentioned a little bit earlier as we get coach back for the end of the show here.
And, uh, you could try Min Ah, little bit with us here on tight ends, and then we will wrap it up.
Um, I think Logan Thomas is a start for you.
If depending on who else you're looking at, if you're trying to reach right now, uh, Morgan Thomas is it is a good option.
Um, I think he's right now and on the same playing field as a guy like read where it's like he could he could have a big game or you could come out and do it, You know, a whole lot of nothing.
I think Logan Thomas is a name that you want Thio have on your radar and have on your bench.
Maybe moving forward, um, as he gets better and the season progresses.
I don't know about this week necessarily.
Um, being during the time that I would make that reach to start him against, he's either playing the Browns.
Right? Um and so, Yeah, I don't I don't know if you necessarily are running to start him this week, but he is worthy of consideration on a week to week basis.
If you're in a deep league or if you just end up with a guy you know, like I was disappointed in Kentucky after Week one, so I was looking for a way to get him out of my line up.
I messed around with it and he went off for 27 points.
You know, that's that's bound to happen if you try and change things out too much.
Another guy that you might have, which I also have, is a guy who's on that brown steam. Austin Hooper.
I mean, this is a big week for for Hooper.
In my opinion, uh, if he's actually going thio football.
But if he's going to be a contributor in fantasy or in this Browns offense at all, he's gotta do something this week.
It can't just be three straight weeks of, UM, less than less than 10 points, but not even less than just less than 10 points.
I think he was in, like the five point or some five point range, and Austin Hooper is a guy who was drafted.
Um, I believe fifth or sixth among tight ends.
He's in a bunch of my leagues, so he's a guy to who, if he continues to disappoint, I might be looking for like a Logan Thomas or somebody of that sort to replace him or to be a filler in the upcoming weeks.
I know all, Coach.
We can't hear you.
You got I don't know.
There you go. You're good.
Now, his name's got mentioned.
Those guys, that kind of, uh, keep an eye on here, but, uh, a Sfar as a play this week.
I love Dallas Goddard.
I think he's a great tight end play in D F s.
Um, and, uh, if you're, uh, in need of a starter, Um, I think he's, uh, great play.
Um, a couple of guys.
They're kind of deeper.
Drew sample for the Bengals.
Uh, really showed a good report with Borough.
Uh, on Thursday night there once, uh, Uzoma was out, um, he'd be a good one to watch going forward.
And then I don't know if the name oh, Ali Cox was mentioned for, uh, the colts as well.
And he, um he's another guy that you might want to just keep keep on eye on this week.
Uh, start him if you pick him up.
If you need a If you're in a pinch, but, uh, somebody keep an eye on a so far as the season progresses.
Because both those guys were, uh, great last week in their, uh, kind of debuts.
So yeah, and tight end conversation important this week as well, with a few of the bigger names out as well, obviously leading.
Led by, um, led by George Cadle.
But tight end, always a topic of a good topic of discussion and a difficult one to decide what to do A week to week Unless you do have one of those top 23 name guys.
Ah, guys where you don't have to worry about them all season long.
But if you're like the rest of us, where you don't have one of those guys, tight end is an important decision every single week.
So either maybe it will be interesting to see this week against Buffalo to just know how to create that defense is brand of the ranch have a lot of weapons that girl has been had to attract for, uh, for me personally, that's the Viet.
I'm not saying it just because I live in Buffalo, but that's the game of the week.
At least one building block.
I'm really excited to sweet how this one plays out and e just throw out another kind of start sitting on where I'm you know, it's one of those things where if you're getting cute, you're gonna mess around with stuff on.
Giggs is gonna be shadowed that anymore in this game.
To me, John Brown is the I'm here saying Right now it comes out of the top receiver here from a fantasy standpoint and probably from a statistical standpoint, for the reach, uh, I don't see last week digs in a mismatch against the looking in the wagon. Eight.
Miami I don't know why they were trying to have a cover letter B that's right out in the NFL.
But if I'm looking at that, those games might need to start one of those two receivers.
I'm I John Brown at that time.
No, I like John Brown.
I've made that well known, um, in previous weeks as well.
Um, I think Stefon Diggs being there only helps John Brown.
And I think he's got that report with Josh Allen as Deng that we lost.
We lost our fourth partner here right at the end.
But that's all right, because we are over two hours, and I was gonna ask him his opinions on any any last thoughts on tight ends.
But I think we could just wrap it up here with the three of us.
As I said, right off the top.
Um, we're gonna try and keep this, uh, to less than a three hour show for you guys.
It's barely a two hour show, so we did pretty well, uh, coming in at 33% under the allotted time, but, uh, no.
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But I haven't had dinner yet, so I should probably.
Oh, and my last bit of advice is just this day and age with with cove it and, uh, just be sure to check your lineups.
Uh, right before kickoff.
You should definitely be, uh, checking in two hours before.
And then, uh, pick a pop peak on in and all your lineups about five minutes before, to just to make sure you're not missing anything.
Um, And then, like in a case with the Davante Adams this week where he's, uh, Sunday night game.
Just make sure that you have an option, uh, to roll out if you're gonna try and wait for him or somebody playing earlier If, uh if you can't afford to wait for him.
Um, hope everybody has a fantastic Sunday.
I will not be on these airwaves again until Monday.
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