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Obviously, there's a lot going on this week.
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Is Tanner and Luke always have shown boys going good? Definitely.
Uh, interesting day.
Obviously, we found out that the Titans have, I believe, eight people infected with coal bed.
They played the Vikings, obviously.
So that is a little bit about question mark.
Time is not going to be in the mhm.
I'm not gonna be in the building until Saturday, said already.
It doesn't matter if we're in the shielding Saturday. We're good to go.
We'll play the Steelers.
From what I've heard, and the people I've talked to, Vikings should be in the clear.
We'll find out for sure tomorrow additional positive tests and, uh, they're good to go.
But there's also a chance that the Tennessee Houston game could be moved to Monday Night Football doubleheader just like Week one.
So I would assume they play it after Packers Falcons.
If we don't know, I don't know. That's not good question.
Just because I'm pretty sure we'll find out exactly what's happening.
I would assume Thursday at the latest.
Are you guys nervous about dealers or Titans players? Are you trying to trade them? If you're in a must win weak, you feel like or are you just waiting and seeing Tanner? Um, I'm kind of waiting and seeing right now.
I think we're going to know a lot more in a couple days.
How this is gonna play out? Um, I don't I wouldn't go ahead and trade anybody just for if you're in a must win situation.
Uh, it's I've heard that they were talking about moving the game to week seven on.
And then the Steelers and Ravens both have a buy and weak eight.
So then they would move the Steelers Ravens game That was going to take place until we A, in order to, like, make it all work out.
Um, so that's interesting.
And like, it's gonna be tough.
I mean, guys like juju, deonte, Tannehill, John New and Derrick Henry could potentially all not being your lineup this week.
So it's something toe look out for and be ready for.
Yeah, I'm wondering if you almost like spin this the other way and try to trade for guys.
You know that air on Pittsburgh and Tennessee, especially if, like you said that someone's in like a muscle in week.
Right now, I don't in one of my leagues.
I'm Owen three and have, I think, have to Steelers and a Titan on my team.
So I mean, I might Yeah, it's tough.
I think like if you're in a good spot, try to make a trade for, like, a juju Smith, Schuster, John Smith or something like that.
Yeah, I know someone asked me about a running back question today, and it was pretty much when the news was breaking.
They're wondering if they should trade Chubb and someone for Ezekiel Elliott there.
Other running backs were pretty much every running back involved with thes two games that are affected by the Koven stuff.
I'm like, Well, I mean, good luck at this point.
I mean, you may be with just jobs, keep out for now.
But if for some reason the NFL makes the Steelers Titans use their bye week in week four, man, I'm trading away.
James Connor and Derrick Henry assumes that go because there's zero chance those to hold up for 13 straight games.
We know James Connery's history and we know Derrick Henry's workload.
I want nothing to do with that at all, but I would just I don't believe they would do that.
That makes no sense to me, especially if they're willing to play on Monday Night Football.
There is limited fans.
I would assume I can't imagine very many fans would be affected by the move of one day.
Yeah, I don't know.
I don't think that's likely either.
I feel like the NFL is the next man up league.
So if the Titans were ableto go out there and play, I think that's what's gonna happen.
Which, by the way, I am going to bet the over.
I'm going to bet as much as I can on the Steelers offense like the biggest.
The biggest thing that's going to be affected is the defense on Tennessee.
I mean, defense in general is just reacting right.
It's seeing, reacting and if they don't have the in person time during the week and they're just trying to make adjustments and installs and all that via Zoom.
It's not going to work, in my opinion, especially against an offense like Steelers and to spend is a veteran.
He knows what's going on.
He knows that to I would assume he hits them with a couple big, big shots in the game.
If they doing that play, moving it to Monday helps a little bit.
They at least have an extra day to do something.
I'm good with all of the Steelers guys.
But I mean, without a doubt, you are affected with this news, like there's a lot of fantasy relevance here, so add drops or even more important, obviously, injuries have then somewhat the story of the season in a lot of cases.
So I think we should just jump right into add drops.
Obviously, first position is quarterback less less affected by injuries, deepest position with football.
So you're probably not panicking too much at the quarterback spot.
But we did see a quarterback change this week with Nick Foles Ah, stepping in for Mitch Travesty when the game being named starter for Week four, owned in 1% of ESPN Lee, are you guys rushing to pick up Nick Foles at all? Or are you thinking it's a Bears quarterback? I don't, um I think I would like to pick up Nick Foles.
You know, Let's say you have Ah, you know Patrick Mahomes or, uh, Josh Allen that's coming up on a by I mean, Nick Foles is not a bad quarter.
Not a bad quarterback to place in, Um, maybe just because he played Atlanta.
But we saw his big comeback there.
You know, um, I mean, he's a Super Bowl M v p.
The guy can play football.
Um, um, I don't know why he keeps getting traded to keep getting released.
I think he's a solid veteran toe have, especially if you have a young developing, Um, quarterback in your team just had that veteran presence, But yeah, I would go and pick up Nick Nick Foles, especially if one of the quarterbacks is coming up with the by.
And, you know, it's not a bad option to have a streaming quarterback.
He has a pretty tough match up this week against the Colts.
I mean, the Colts of they shut down the Vikings in Week two and the Jets, I don't even know if they really count, but they look pretty good against the Jets.
Um, so I don't love the matchup, and I think if you're picking him up, it's got a It's kind of more of a desperate move.
But I agree with.
I agree with Luke like, I think Nick Foles is a good player and I kind of like Matt Maggie's offensive scheme.
So I think he could be a pretty decent option going forward, but not too excited threw him in this week, and I wouldn't really make an effort to go out and grab him, like maybe if I had.
Maybe a Carson Wentz was my quarterback, one like and I felt and I felt this week there, I might go ahead and add them on my bench.
I don't love the match up this week for fools, either.
It's not necessarily because I think the culture is and special like you, said Jets.
Uh, not a good man.
They suck. I'm Vikings.
I don't think you can take anything from those two things, but if there's a coach out there that knows anything about Nick Foles more than Matt Nagy, it's Frank, right? Obviously, spent all the time Billy together had the success winning a Super Bowl stuff.
Maybe he knows some weaknesses that we've other quarterback I have written down here is Joe Burrow.
He was owning 53% of leagues yesterday.
That shot up with some weakness that I guess, don't have any waiver period.
That shot up to about 62% now.
But Joe Burrow keeps playing the ball around.
I keep also saying he's not going to last the season he took yesterday, that maybe think it might have been, might have taken a little bit more time off soon, but he got back up.
He was in the game.
He's, but he continues to play like he thinks he's Mark Jackson, which is good for fancy points.
It's good for us in the short term.
I don't think you last season, but I think that's good fantasy.
Add, what do you guys think? Yeah, I agree with you.
He's a good I think he's a good fantasy, had, um, especially because you know, he's throwing the ball the A J Green, Um, Tyler, boy, I mean, they got a lot of, you know, players that are quality players.
Um, the only thing I don't like is you kind of brought it up that because he's playing like Lamar Jackson.
I mean, I was 200.
I was watching, flipping back and forth between the game last week, and the guy just takes hits like no tomorrow.
And I don't know if it's because his offensive lines bad or just a rookie doesn't wanna slide, doesn't throw the ball away.
But that's the only thing that concerns me about him.
But I think the players that he plays with kind of always that.
So, yeah, I would definitely go pick up job, especially if you like.
You said Before, If you had, like Carson Wentz is, you could be one or whatever.
Yeah, I love the Joe Burrow play.
I had him as a Q B streamer last week, and he and he was able to come through and look like you said.
I love the weapons.
He's throwing to, uh, a J.
You got two good pass catching running backs coming out of the backfield, and T.
Higgins, I think, was drafted to be the future of this team.
He came through with the big week.
He played on a higher percentage of the snaps last week than any of the other Bengals receivers, and I'm sure we'll talk about him later.
But, um, like Joe burrow through 400 through 44 times, uh, in Week three, and that was after he threw 61 times against the Browns and weak to he has the most.
He is the second most passing attempts in the NFL in behind Dax so far, and last year the Bengals showed us the same thing with the high passing volume.
They were the they were fifth in the NFL and passing attempts per game.
So I really think Zach Taylor just wants to chuck the ball all game.
And with that type of volume and the weapons he's throwing Thio on, he gets the Jaguars next week.
Ryan Fitzpatrick looked great against them like e.
I think it's a great play, and I would definitely wanna wanna pick him up.
Thanks for sending that tip.
Be a to your point.
Joe Burrow second most pass attempts in the league.
He's also been sacked the most in the league to our point.
I just looked that up.
But Yeah, the reason why Fitzpatrick looked good last week was because the Jaguars pass rush isn't very good.
So this could be one of the only weeks that Joe Burrow actually has a legitimate pocket the past for him, and I'm excited about it.
He should be good this week.
Are there any other quarterbacks you guys would like to bring up? I was just gonna bring up to offer the Joe Burrow.
Um, you mentioned all the passes thrown.
I think he only has one interception this year, too.
So he's not making you know, dumb rolling out to the right, throwing across the middle late, you know, rookie mistakes.
And so I think you know, that's just another reason why if Joe Burrow is other and you need him, go grab him. Now.
I like I like Jared Golf 22 consecutive weeks with three touchdowns, and I just have liked the way this Rams often to book since Week one against the Cowboys.
Like they looked like how they did two years ago versus last year and golf gets the Giants this week.
So, um, they just gave up 36 points to the to the Niners second string offense.
So I feel like cough has to be a good play this week.
I will say, I mean, he wasn't very good Week one.
That's because the Rams were playing with the lead.
They're almost certainly going to be playing with the lead here.
So if they get that double digit lead like their projected Thio, they're going to lean on the run hard cause they know Jared Goff is the weakness of that off.
Let's go to running backs here.
It's not necessarily a top pick up from a lot of people, but I think he should be.
I don't know why he's not.
Carlos Hyde owned in about 15% of leaks.
We saw that dirty play on Chris Carr person last week, and, well, it's just a knee sprain.
I can't imagine he plays this week.
It's been reported that he's out probably one or two weeks.
Carlos Hyde, obviously the going to step in as elite back.
We saw what he did last year with Houston actually had a competent offensive line.
He was pretty good, plays Miami this week. That's even better.
There's no reason not to pick him up and start him.
If you have any running back troubles or anything like that, what do you think about Carlos Hyde? There's a pickup little, Yeah, especially in a Pete Carroll offense where even though they have, you know, a top three quarterback in leaky.
He still wants to run as much as you can.
You know, um, and Carlos Side is a veteran.
He's been around the league.
Um, he's a good back.
I think that he's very serviceable, you know, there's not much competition there other than Homer.
I think his his homer, the back of Bernie Mac.
Yeah, yeah, and I don't see him.
You know, they're right on him at all.
But no, Carl sides good back.
He's gonna be there.
He's gonna, you know, take those opportunities that Carson's leaving on the table from being hurt.
So yeah, definitely pick him up and definitely starting.
Especially with that matchup this week, you know? Yeah.
I mean, I'm he's probably gonna be the guy Carson's out.
So, like Seahawks.
They're gonna move the ball, and he should be a good play.
The other guy or the next guy I have here has been brought up on every waiver wire show he's still owned and only 46% of ESPN leagues.
That's Myles Gaskin.
I mean, he's the clear lead.
Week 1 63% of the snaps were to 5% of the snaps last week when they were playing with the lead, he had 75% of the snaps continue to go up.
It shows that game script doesn't matter.
He's going to be the lead guy.
While you could make the argument that the Dolphins aren't very good and he's not going to have many scoring opportunities, he's still the obvious lead back in an NFL offense in the zero reason why you should be on them less than half the league.
Tanner, Obviously, we all think he should be owned and more leagues.
Would you consider him as a flex play going forward, or is he not quite there yet to you? So especially, I think it depends if you're playing in a PPR league versus a standard, maybe even half point, um, the reception baseline that he's going to give you just that guaranteed points you're gonna get out of him is very nice, but I feel like my biggest concern with him. Like I love the volume.
Um, I mean, he had 27 touches in the Thursday game.
I mean, 27 touches from a running back, like usually that's gold.
I just don't like he doesn't impress me.
When I watched him play like in that Jags game, it just seemed like he was getting caught like he was getting tackled by the first guy most of the time.
Just like arm tackles.
We're bringing him down.
So the fact that even with that type of volume, he still hasn't really come up with a big week yet, I think might have test to maybe a lack of talent there.
But he's one of my favorite running back pickups, no doubt.
Just because of the volume has been getting.
Yeah, you You took the words right out of my mouth there.
Um, the 27 carries.
You know, it's fantasy gold for running backs, especially off the waiver wire.
Um, I was in the situation.
I had say Qanbar clearly gets picked up. Myles Gaskin.
Um, you know, I was all pumped for the 27 touches.
But, like you said, it just doesn't seem to, you know, churn out a lot of points off of 27 touches and he gets his touchdowns faltered.
Which sucks, because I've been I've had Gaskin and I think I've had him in a couple fan to line up this year and just watching him, Um, but yeah, I mean, the 27 carries there, there, you know, it's, you know, he probably due for a for a big run here, probably due for a big week, just based off the volume alone.
So I'd say Pick him up.
If you need a flex spot, That's, I think, the number one flex spot off the waiver way.
Right now, I agree to both of that.
I just looked up the some offensive lines.
That's the Dolphins.
They ranked 25th and run blocking offensive lion, creating about 24 yards of space.
Myles Gaskin was extremely efficient in his first two weeks, 4.
4 yards per carry, 6.
6 and into the Bills last week.
You would have thought he would light it up against the Jaguars team.
Only three yards per carry.
Like you got saying, but never know.
This week, the Seahawks high projected total Seahawks defense has struggled.
So you think points are scored.
But again, you guys point if they get down on goal line or something, most likely not the one getting the touch.
Let's talk about Brian Hill here.
Luke, I believe you are Todd Gurley fan.
I am on the opposite side, so I'm not going to talk about that side of it.
I will talk about how last week you got 34% of the snaps had nine talking.
Brian Hill had 34% 9 carries around 13 routes.
To me, he looked like the better running back.
But that's not really what we're talking about here.
He's owned in less than 2% of the league.
Is he a guy that you could see having flex value going forward, or do you feel him or view him as a annoying handcuffed to Todd Gurley in that he's also stealing snack? Yeah, I hate him because photographer with him, but I don't know, because the if Atlanta blows one more lead Dan quote is not gonna be the coach anymore.
And I think if they bring in an interim coach, I think he's gonna lean heavily on the All Pro running back.
You know he's gonna dio he's gonna have his output running back his MVP quarterback and won the best receivers in the league.
So I Maybe if you're Todd Gurley, Grab Hill if you're Todd Gurley owner, Grab Hill.
But otherwise I don't I mean, I think this is just a fluke week, you know, they wanted to switch it up a bit because the Bears were coming on that come back.
See, it's something you could work.
Um, I like Thio.
I would like to think that Atlanta doesn't blow another, uh, lied coming into another later.
20 points this season? Um, that probably won't happen due toa the match up this week, but no hills and annoyance to me.
Um, by suicide, I would I don't think I would want to touch him at all.
I think it's just trying something different toe maybe stir up the Bears a little bit this week, So I drafted Brian Hill in one of my leagues, and I've kind of just been holding them and just keeping them on my bench.
Just because I don't think talk girly has looked great.
And this last week? Zach, I agree.
I do think Brian Hill like the better running back and talk.
Really, just he doesn't He just doesn't look good to me.
Like, I really think that any, like, strong days from him are behind him at this point.
But I don't see a situation where Gurley still isn't the lead back for this team for the rest of the year.
And like the I would have, I think I would have to take a Todd Gurley injury for me to really want to target Brian Hill.
Uh, but like girly.
I mean, they gave him so much money.
I think he's going to continue to get the carries and most of the work.
And even if Brian Hill gets nine carries like he did this week and runs a few routes, I don't know how you can trust that in your lineup.
Yeah, completely agree.
He's hung around the 20 to 30% snap mark so far this season.
I don't see that growing necessarily, like I was saying earlier, sort of just annoyance to the Todd Gurley Truther is, I suppose Brian Hill is a guy that I drafted on pretty much every single one of my teams just because I typically don't draft a kicker and then I just pick up someone who could be elevated to an RV one or something like that if they got hurt in the preseason.
So he was a guy that has been on pretty much everyone in my teams.
If he's not still there, I think Brian Hill is a good running back.
People were talking if he would even make the team.
Dan Quinn really likes him.
Coaching change could actually hurt him.
Ah, not necessarily because they're leaning on the All Pro running back, more so because they have a lot of money invested in him.
Let's get whatever we can out of them before we him.
There's also, but yeah, I think you should be.
If he if you have Todd Gurley, he has to be on.
There's no doubt about that.
Aside from that, I don't think there's much Let's talk about Rex Burkhead in my I'm gonna go on a tangent here.
This is my biggest pet peeve among fantasy ****ysts of all time, and I've heard so much of it today.
It makes me snap the whole well.
It's a Patriots running back, so who knows who knows what's gonna happen? It's the stupidest laziest take in all of sports.
It's Patriots have never been confusing about what's running backs are used.
The only thing that changes is game strip.
So if we can get asked, what's gonna happen or the Patriots gonna be up and lean on the run, or are they going to be chasing points and in the store? That's how they've been since I've started playing fantasy, and they've been easy to project.
Now Cam Newton is at the helm.
We're working with a reduced playbook.
We're working with more of a one year type of quarterback, and it's going to be a run first offense that changes things in simple buys. It even more.
Add in the fact again, teas and piece of James wife.
But if James whites an active, this is the easiest, the easiest starting off sport.
So let's see Week two, obviously first week thought James wait.
Birkhead played 71% of the snaps did did his thing.
He had a really good game just in front.
The end zone last week played the majority of snaps was 46%.
Obviously, I think you have the hat trick or whatever.
Had a big day looking at Routes ran last week, though.
He ran 21 Sony Michelle ran nine J.
Okay, Birkhead onto 21% of league that he plays out this week.
Uh, they play the chief.
What do we think the Chiefs they're gonna dio? We think they're probably going to score a lot of points and pass a lot.
Yeah, the Patriots are chasing point.
They're probably going to pass like Seattle and weak to when Rex Burkhead played 71% of snacks.
If James whites out, he's an r B to this week is already be thinking about, uh, am I too high on Rex Burkhead or do you guys think he's a Patriots running back? I guess this thrown in the bank.
No, I think everything you said makes sense.
Um, just based off the history alone, this, you know, you got 71% of the snaps against Seattle due to them being in a shootout and that Z it's almost 100% going.
That's what it's gonna be this week.
You know, I think I said that we talked about Rex Burkhead a lot.
And I think I said every time that he somehow ends up on my team this week.
If you ended up on my team this week, of course there's a one year I don't have him, right? If he ended up on my team this week, I'm definitely putting him at running back to, you know, I think it be a great play, especially if you lost, you know, sake on Barkley or Chris McCaffrey, you know? So if you have Rex Burkhead, if you could get him, pick him up, put him at you're running back to if you have two good running back to put out your flex I mean, this is you know, he's gonna get the snaps this week.
I mean, I don't see how that game doesn't go almost exactly the same way as the Seattle game did, and I mean game script wise, the fact that got 71% of snaps in week two I mean that that really does say a lot.
I think ANZAC will give you credit on the show.
Last week you called out.
Birkhead is a guy that nobody was talking about anyone.
You had a great game.
Um, I definitely would be paying attention to James White, see what he's doing.
And if he's out, then break. It should be a good play.
And also, I think Damian Harris is supposed to come back this week.
Um, so I mean, that's that's maybe where it could go wrong.
Like maybe Damon Harris comes back and they give him the ball a good amount.
Hey, was a good pass catcher in Alabama, but, um, I wouldn't expect him to really see the field a lot in his first week back.
He was getting a lot of good reviews out of camp, though.
A lot of good reviews.
I got a question for exact, too.
If if James White is back, then where do you rank Birkhead? You even look at him like immediately.
I want James whites, the more talented pass catching back and Patriots essentially with every single position across the board.
They just take people who do one thing or two things really really well, and they put him in that situation.
That's why they have a defense full of pretty much no names, and they're playing really well cause they just rotate on.
But I'm in different packages.
That's why James White.
Obviously, we're Badger fans.
So we knew who James Wait Waas.
But no one knew who he was, and he's been one of the most study Patriots in a long time.
Yeah, he's going to be great.
Damon Harris, to your point.
If he comes back, that throws a wrench in it.
I don't think he gets a big role playing the Chiefs right away.
I think he takes some snaps.
Taylor probably would be an active at that point.
Taylor a lot, too.
Not to question the Patriots by any means.
I just don't know why he's not being used in as a past catching role, and she seems very capable of right.
Like last week. He ran one route.
So obviously Patriots, you cannot so whatever.
Let's talk about someone who is more established but has been overlooked, I guess, for the past few years, Adrian Peterson on in 36% of leagues that leagues ESPN leagues.
He's reigned for 75 or more yards and 23 games so far.
When the Lions have a lead, it seems very, very clear that they're leaning on the veteran, uh, Bacon Week one when they had the lead on the Bears last week when they beat the Cardinals.
Are you? Obviously, it's tough to project the Lions.
Ever have a lead, But are either of you picking up Peterson or giving Peterson a look as even our before? Yeah, thank you.
I'm giving him a look.
I mean, just he he still passes the eye test for me.
Like when you watch him play, he still breaks tackles.
He makes guys miss like he turns out some tough yards and I mean 22 carries.
That's, um, like the Lions wanna give him the ball.
Apparently, I don't see the Lions having a lead against the Saints this week.
Um, but I mean, it's like I think it's the most bland, boring, like pick you can make.
But I think it can actually help you.
I think it's like it could almost be like a high volume, you know, running back for, you know, spot.
Um, the matchup.
Like I said, I don't like this week.
Um, if you're anything like Cris Collinsworth, you think that Malcolm Jenkins is the greatest player to ever play football, So maybe that's not a strong argument.
Thio put him on the squad.
But the Lions, you know, after that, they have a buy and then Jacksonville in Atlanta who aren't very good defense is.
So if Peterson's available, Yeah, pick him up because he did.
I think he got 22 carries last week.
Um, e I mean, he's the one that they're going to run, you know, when they need yards, they need to turn out some clock.
Take Peterson, think about him for a flexible, because he is going to get the touches.
Yeah, they're being very, very slow on DeAndre Swift to say the leads.
And I've seen a lot of people this week talking about Go out and trade for Swift.
That's the one thing you need to do that and maybe I think second half the year Swift would definitely have a larger role.
But right now he does not.
So I would definitely get Peters last running back on my list last.
Definitely not least I put him here more of sentimental value.
And so I can tell you how it's his fourth revenge team of here now.
Can you believe it on an 18% of lead? Do better? Stupid Hey, plays the Broncos this week.
Which, yes, another revenge game.
Vic Fangio had code to.
The Broncos was offensive coordinator with the 40 Niners when he came The league's with Dr, uh, styling up all those scout teams for him.
Uh, ****ed, drink or off.
Obviously, he's angry about it, but Frank or also, as we all know very much an Adam Gays guy.
Adam. Case loves him, and for good reason.
He's probably funneled him all kinds of money just to come to his teeth.
This is an Atom Gates revenge game.
I fully expect the Jets toe win this game.
As stupid as that sounds, this is the prototypical Jets win Thursday night. Primetime.
This also could be Francoeur's very last Thursday night game ever.
Onley Onley one on the schedule.
I do think Frank or plays passes here, but never know Come up.
Should be owned and no less than 90% of with all seriousness.
Now I can't talk seriousness for a D EFS play on Thursday night.
If you're playing a showdown, you either of you guys think, How do I want afraid? Is Frank Gore in play for you guys? He's clearly the lead back.
And for the Jets, I guess.
Do either of you guys have any kind of interest? I definitely do like a legitimate.
But you guys, um, sure, sure, I'll say, Sure, Um, going back to your point? You said This is a guy that Adam gays laws.
Um, I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing.
Um, Adam, Gays can't be the greatest coach to ever coach football by any means, but yeah, Frank Or, you know, he has 66 attempts.
21 attend, 15 attempts.
That's solid enough for you know, there's an idea.
If s play, he's going to get the carries.
Denver is not great on defense.
Um, and you know? Yeah.
And even if the jets, you know, are winning like you're predicting, you might even get a garbage can touch on Frank or on Thursday night.
Um, so, yeah, kick off.
He might be back there on the kickoff.
Yeah, especially with the Vic Fangio revenge game.
I think it's definitely a play for DFS this week.
I'm sure he's not value very high.
I don't know what the what the artist can't imagine he is, But so you know, if you're trying to stock up on some Denver receivers or something, and you need a low running back, Frank Gore is the guy you know, to your point, I actually feel like the Jets might win this game just because it's a short week like it's even shorter week for the Broncos have to travel to New York, and then there talks about gays getting fired if they don't win this game.
So I feel like they're gonna bring out all the stops, everything they possibly can do.
And the Broncos air so banged up like the Jets might actually find out a way to pull out this win.
But I think would be kind of fun to see um, the Jets lose this one, so I'm probably going to go ahead and pick the Broncos in my picking pools in on a showdown for Draftkings as a single game contest.
Frank or 6400? Pretty much the cheapest out of that's not true.
Get your handlers lower.
But just to put him in the same area. He's price.
Pretty much Massino's Phillip Lindsay Less than barrios.
Judy Crowder font less than Blake Bortles, which gratefully sell Blake Bortles Still number one.
Um, but, yeah, Frank Gore, I'm for sure having a line up with him in my captain spot.
So he gets double points and the line for this game.
Actually, I locked it in.
Jets were three point underdogs at the start.
It means all the way down to jets air.
One point underdogs now.
So the lines moving, they're gonna be favored by the tenant.
Love to bet on a home dog.
Come on, come on.
Case isn't gonna lose in prime time of any other running backs.
You guys want the topic? Uh, yeah.
Um I mean, with if if most it's still out next week, it's looking like McKinnon is gonna be out.
So, like, I would fire Jeff Wilson in my lineup.
He came down with two touchdowns last week.
That's definitely fair.
Ah, and on top of it.
He's a goal line back.
So no matter who's in there, I would assume he comes in and has the best chance that have touched down.
At least that's a good point.
Yeah, you're using routes to which does not like him.
But that just shows how shorthanded they are.
And then, uh, kind of going back to Cincinnati here.
Should we even, like, Look at Geo Bernard? I know he only has two carries, but, you know, he gets the receiving work, and I feel like Bengal sea third down a lot.
I mean, was looking at last week, which, by the way, I don't know why I'm not plugging this us.
We have some good stats now on flirting sports.
I have the week three running backs, snap counts, usage all that as well as wide receiver in the chattering.
I'm dumping the running back snap counts, but, um yeah, Geo Bernard played pretty much the same amount as Joe Mixon, 45 basically 46% of snaps last week.
I mean, Joe Burrow clearly is going to keep whipping the ball he's going to be casting this week.
Sure, this is, by the way, if you could buy Low and Joel Nixon, I think before this week is your chance.
I think John makes sense.
The mixing starts taking extra hits, just like Joe Burrow, and he goes down her when she's then you want to do Geos valuable.
So if you want a handcuff that has a slight amount of value, I think go for it because I don't think they're gonna bring somebody else in.
You take the majority of charity.
Jill Bernard's one of those players to who I was watching the game on Sunday like that.
That guy's still in the league.
I feel like I figured about him every year, and then every year he breaks off like, you know, Long screen pass like, Oh, he's still here.
He was like one of the highest regarded people for a second.
Like he was what we want Joe mixing to be for a hot second, and then you just took a giant step back but stayed there somehow and it continues to produce.
I don't know. He's a weird player.
Any other running backs? Um, I don't have any of the running backs, but as far as like, the Bangles backfield goes, um, exactly.
I know you said that you would buy low on mixing.
Um, you got like, does it really surprise you to see how this backfield is, like, been breaking down the first few weeks? And how worried are you for mix and like, Do you think he can deliver on potentially that RV like that first round running back pick that he was? Or should we like what we've seen? Is it enough to say maybe he's not at that level? I don't think he's at that level.
I just don't think it's his fault, though.
I think it's offensive lying.
Um, and I guess if they did find themselves with the lead, I would assume he did Maybe 70 30 share of the snaps.
Uh, Geo Bernard.
But I don't think he's going to deliver first round value.
I think he was just overvalued and we were hoping he would be healthy and look amazing.
He essentially the lady in Bell Pittsburgh, like he kept being compared to Yeah, I think he's the talents there.
He's going to have big weeks.
I think this week could be one of them, Um, but he's probably closer to an RV to does the role on the team around him.
I definitely think like talent.
Absolutely there. I agree with you.
It's not. It's I don't think it's his fault.
Tell you what is.
Offensive line is done.
Run blocking the third worst 3.
68 yards line has blocked for the running.
Not good In comparison.
I guess Green Bay is number one in 5.
Or worse, they're 1.7.
They have faith.
They're not good by anyone.
It's cute a little bit that way.
Let's go to wide receiver here.
There's some good ones available right now, and we should start with a person I made from Male of the extreme Justin Jefferson for the Vikings.
He was finally released.
Gary Kubiak decided, Hey, we should probably put good players on the crazy and guess what? He played well, 33 a half percent owned.
He's going to be a big part of the offense going forward.
Obviously, they have nobody else to pass to.
Other than Adam feeling Adam feeling runs deep.
Usually it's covered because he's not a deep threat and Justin Jefferson could do everything else in.
So I think he will very possibly emerges the number one weapon as the season dwindles.
I think he's still learning a lot of things, but, I mean, where we'll talk about this more so I guess, in at the end.
But Justin Jefferson has to be one of your guys.
Top pickups, Right? From what you saw, how we conserve? Um, yeah, just based off the last week, for sure.
Um, he's a in a struggling Vikings offense right now.
He seems to be the guy giving them some energy.
You know, he might be the player that they're going to, you know, incorporate more to try to get the offense going a little bit.
Um, especially because, you know, he's got that big play ability he could take, you know, a bubble screen or a slant or something, and take it to the house.
And I think that benefits Kirk cousins a lot, so I don't see why.
Um, the Vikings coaching staff doesn't keep trying to, you know, get him involved with these weird bubble screen slants and then, you know, run that a couple times in the break them all with the corner post, you know? So I could definitely see Justin Jefferson still getting, you know, maybe not as many, obviously not as many targets as Adam dealing, but doing more with this targets.
And Adam Dylan would do with his targets, so I would definitely yeah, Justin, Justin Jefferson should be the number one receiver picked up this week.
I would think, Yeah, look, I like the way you put that about, like giving the team energy like while they're struggling right now.
I think that's actually very true, and I saw that he played a little more out wide this week.
He's mostly been playing in the slot.
Um, so I was like, I'm kind of glad to see that.
And I think the formula for the Vikings isn't necessarily gonna work out this year.
Like normally, they are a defensive team that is going to run the ball, but with the way their defense looks this year, it's looking like they're gonna have to rely on the passing game or and I really think they're gonna need Justin Jefferson.
This season, and I think he should be very involved going forward.
And he is my top wide receiver at this week as well into your coin.
I didn't realize it was this drastic.
So Justin Jefferson started the seasons.
A slot receiver.
I know, I said, and I think I think was on a show with both.
You guys need to agreed.
I don't know why he should be the slot receiver, and he's definitely built for the white outside role.
More Week one, He played 31 slot snaps to five wide week, 2 23 slot snaps to six wide.
Last week, completely reversed.
He played only six in the slot, 45 out wide and destroy.
So you would think Gary Kubiak makes a smart decision.
Um, Mike Zimmer and Gary Kubiak are essentially the same person, and they don't like trust rookies.
But think they have to at this point, especially what they did for what he did last week, and I think there's more of that to come.
Um, I'm gonna look up something else, but while I do a Tanner, what's your thoughts on Ellen Lazard as a pickup this week, 39% owned.
And ESPN leads, right? Yeah, So with if Davante Adams is out, I mean, the way this Packers offense is flowing like he.
I mean, Aaron Rodgers loves him like he always talks him up, and he's bound to catch a deep ball like you saw in that game.
And he gets Atlanta on Monday Night Football, which is looking like one of the best matchups for wide receivers so far this season.
And even if Davante Adams does come back, I still like him in that game, and I do just the way that Rogers looks so far this season, like the Packers were so around heavy last year.
But it's looking like it's gonna be a little different this year and like I don't love Lazard.
But I do like him, and I definitely think he's somebody that you can play, especially this week.
Yeah, I totally agree with that.
Um, 100% of Davante Adams wrote that Lazar needs to be your starting lineup.
Um, I think I follow Marquez Zelda Scantlin on Twitter, and he tweeted out that devante average, uh, coverage is really something or something like that.
Along those lines, So it seems that teams they're gonna be no locking it on Marquez.
They'll just canceling more than Alan Lazard.
And I don't think there's a better quarterback to, you know, find who the best Corner is not covering than Aaron Rodgers is, and Album is Are, you know, has shown flashes of greatness.
Um, he had a great game last year, I think, against the Eagles or Lions last year.
And then, you know, this year, um, Allen's our plays good on primetime games as well.
Um, so if they want to, Adam's death is not your Ellen's art is that I think is a high end wide receiver to completely agree.
Instead, I was looking at WAAS.
I wanted to see who is playing slots snaps for the Vikings.
I wasn't sure if they moved in and feeling back there more.
Are you played a couple more, but is mostly Chad BB, maybe his season debut when he played in the slot, so he's not fancy relevant by any means, but that just means they're keeping feeling on the outside.
Talking about Ellen's are, though, last week played off pretty much exactly at least what we talked about on the rankings show that on those darts, the cat that Rogers targets when he's under pressure seems that the first team to apply pressure and look at that he was found quite often.
I don't know how good Atlanta is at Pass Rush.
Otherwise, other than Kinley again, if Rodgers gets heat on him again, I guess this week I think those are goes off.
If he doesn't, I think it's probably more of a Velvet Scantlin game.
You guys know if what's his name? The rookie cornerback for the Falcons who got Covert? Think he's probably still out, right? I saw.
Yeah, I think he still, but I saw two.
They just lost another cornerback.
Ty are or something.
Just tonight, man.
We better not lose that game.
That's gonna be I'm scared.
This is This is the type of game Packers losing.
I'm scared about it.
Both wide receiver should be awesome.
Raised, though I It's one of those situations where I wanna look at the wide receiver injury report of the opposing team to grade the wide receivers of this team.
Yeah, remember what happened to Russell Gates.
Is Russell gauge out or is he back do you think that, you know, for gauging Julio Jones? Aaron, Julio is gonna be in.
For some reason, Julio is not out, or Julio is out.
I like the Packers receivers less because I think the Packers from the ball.
If who you engage your back Falcons.
We're gonna put a point.
Uh, Matt Ryan will probably pass all over the Packers, and Aaron Rodgers will need to stay aggressive, which is Onley.
Good news for this until your offense and obviously these two she, um let's talk about the other wide receiver, I guess in that Monday night football game last week, Michael Thomas was out trick on.
Smith continued to see a lot of snaps.
I think he was the only wide receiver to play 100% of his team's offensive snaps in Week three.
He's only 37 a half percent of league.
Michael Thomas is targeting this week against Lions to come back.
Let's assume he does.
Does frequent Smith have any value to you if Michael Times, You know it was Yeah, I saw the same thing.
Track Juan played on 100% of the snaps.
I actually think he was the only, uh, like skill player to play on 100% of the snaps this week, which was really surprising.
Um, I mean, even though he had sometimes pulling up his stat line right now, I don't think he was that like, Yeah, four catches for 42 yards and he played on that many snaps and Drew Brees is just dumping the ball off like left and right.
I mean, he's been doing it for a long time, but like that game was, I don't know how album Camera had the game that he did, because that's literally the entire offense.
And I was like, Why aren't the Packers? Why don't they just seem fine rolling out some guy, one guy, an album camera? Every play and camera is just gonna beat them and take it to the house.
Uh, I was going against camera, so I might be a little salty for that.
But I trick one doesn't excite me too much like I could definitely see a similar type of game happening again, Um, like like forecasters for 42 yards and last on last week's episode, we said that if Michael Thomas was back, I said his value would drop immensely for me, and that still applies.
I've been talking on this show.
We talk about trade on Smith a lot.
I've been talking about that.
He's one of those guys, you know, making maybe take one deep into the host.
I think I'm doing a complete 1 80 on them because Drew Brees does not throw deep balls unless they're down seven with 30 seconds left.
You know, I think they want like, a whole drive against the Packers, where he threw four yard swing roads to at on camera the whole time.
So I don't think it's trick on Smith's fault.
There's value goes down.
It's his quarterbacks fault, and I don't think I want anything to do with Raekwon.
Even if Michael Thomas is out, that's fair.
Let's talk about a better quarterback in Nick Foles throwing to Anthony Miller, Onley owning 34% of leagues now that Tariq Owen is also out for the Bears his season has done.
Anthony Miller is going to be playing a little bit more and see more snaps in this lot because corn was line up in the slack quite often, I would assume Anthony Miller.
He's a pretty big jump in value with both of those things occurring for this week.
What you guys thoughts on Anthony Miller? Luke, I know you've probably seen decent amount of him.
Witches? Yeah, Yeah, I'm just looking him up here.
And I think what I'm reading here is that his competition is with a with rookie Darnell money and I I can't say I've heard of money.
So I'm gonna guess that Miller is gonna be, you know, that second pass catcher on the team? Maybe third, because Jimmy Graham still there, but, um, the thing, yes, Anthony Miller will, probably his finished production will, I think will definitely go up.
Um, the thing that bothers me, though, is that Ellen Robinson had a huge game last week.
And I don't know if Nick Foles is just gonna keep leaning on Allen Robinson rather than, you know, hit.
Miller tried to take a shot to Miller, so definitely, you know, if Miller's their pick him up, he's gonna be the second pass catcher on the Bears with a Super Bowl M v p. A quarterback.
But you know, that lies in the fate of Are you really gonna expect the Bears to? You don't have this high powered offense where they could get, you know, two receivers 100 yards each, and I definitely see, you know Alan Robinson getting more of the catches than Anthony Miller.
So Anthony Miller is really tough for me because he's just so unpredictable.
Like, I don't know why these weeks don't happen for him or often, because, I mean, on paper, it looks great.
It's like he's number two receiver like Mac, Maggie's got this innovative offense.
Um, and it just for whatever reason, doesn't like, doesn't work out like I'll show up one game and then he will totally disappear.
Hey, had a really good stretch last year for like, five or six games where I want to say he was like a top 15 receiver.
So and the draft Capitals there, and I think he's a really talented player, so I don't know.
He's kind of just he's confusing for me.
With Nick Foles, a quarterback.
I actually think it's gonna be really interesting because I keep waiting for Miller to take that next step forward and kind of break out And if Nick Foles is a quarterback, I think that that could, uh, that could maybe happen.
Yeah, so I really do think you can become consistent, larger see with three.
We saw a snaps last week.
He's pretty much as solely a slot procedures, but we've 20 played 25 snaps in the slot to 24.
Then last week, with the tone injury played 43 snaps in the slot.
I think that's more of what we'll see.
Um, yeah, obviously, foals is us.
Step up at quarterback and Anthony Miller can be a deep threaten pulls.
Definitely, like Chuck it deep.
Um, I really like him.
I think he's extremely talented.
I don't know why Nagy hates him and doesn't want to play him more, But I think he's going to get the green light now kind of default, but I guess we will see.
But yeah, I really like a speak another wide receiver that is getting pump up because of injuries.
Now Zach Pascal hitman is now hurt.
Who's other one? Manchester Rodgers.
Who's the other? Here's Campbell.
She's hurt Jack Doyle so kind of getting back to full health as a pass catcher for the Colts.
T y Hilton hasn't looked amazing.
He looked pretty good, I guess, in the first half last week.
But he's still not going to be the go to guy for Philip Rivers.
Paschal owned at 1.
I think he definitely sees a pretty big jump in value, Tina.
Which your thoughts on him? Yeah.
So, um, is it sorry? Is his Pittman done? I think I saw Pittman was having surgery on his calf.
And he's out until, like, at least week eight or nine.
So I don't know.
I I don't really trust Philip Rivers wide receiver to like with how involved the running backs on the passing game and the tight ends.
And I think it's more of a bump for t y Hilton than I'm necessarily interested in in Pascal.
Yeah, I 100% agree with you on that point.
Um, I think the last two weeks we've come on and talk about the number two receiver for the Colts, and I think those two weeks, that player that we mentioned has gotten injured, so I don't think I hope exact best calls gonna break our curse here.
But you're right.
I think it definitely is a lot bigger bump to T y Hilton.
You know, I still think you I Hilton is You know, that Pro Bowl player. He's a good receiver.
Um, this colts offenses not excited me.
Like I thought it was going to excite me.
You know, the passing game definitely doesn't excite me that much, other than boiling Cox, But maybe, And maybe he gets a bump to, especially with Jack, with oil being out.
So I think the two of them are gonna be benefiting more than Paschal's.
Um, so yeah, maybe look at past scale, but I wouldn't be too competent on him.
I don't think Doubles APC it here, obviously passing offense look bad.
In week one against Jacksonville past two weeks.
They didn't need to pass display the Vikings and the jet.
So when they have to Passmore, I mean, there's going to be value here.
It just depends on who's going to get it again.
And if they don't bring somebody else in, I think this is a great spot for Taylor Gabriel to go.
I don't know why no one is really called him up.
Who called him up? Yes, sir.
All right, Zach.
Pascal, At the very least, what I do like about him? Well, I don't think he's an amazing player by any means.
He is a pretty good blocker.
The Colts are going to be run heavy.
He's at least going to be on.
He may fall into some production here.
Playing in the same game Sunday is Braxton Barrios to only, but he's only 1.
5% of leagues again by default with injuries, He's getting a ton of work last two weeks, 10 catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
Same Donald doesn't really have much else to pass to.
We already know that the judge we're going to show out on Thursday is Adam Gays and Frank or Revenge Game.
Um, Bronco is not an easy match up by any means, but Brax and Barrios.
If he has another one of these games, let's say he goes for 50 50 and a touchdown or something on Thursday, like kind of have to take him seriously.
So Luke, just to kind of get ahead of the curb.
Where do you value somebody like this? Who is very clearly getting a bump in value? Yeah. Yeah.
You know, you're talking about injuries.
Um, James Crowded pyramid are both out for sure.
Is that not known yet? Perelman is Crowder.
I think it's most likely okay.
Because those who say they were in them there is no use to me looking at various organs Questionable, right? Um, yeah, I think you definitely to look at Barrios, you know, being a, you know, a major pass catcher on NFL team Should you know, someone should always be looking at them.
Um, the problem is that he's on the Jets, who I think might lose to, um, the best high school team in the country.
What? Um well, what if Blake Bortles place? Watch out.
The whole world would explode about mortals, man, Was he even active last week? I'm so ****ed off were like, Who's gonna start? Is it gonna be this guy or this guy? And it's not Blake Bortles like, give the **** kind of you know, it's the offense.
I don't like I'm staying away from Barrios.
Um, I don't I don't think Donald's gonna be good.
I think Trevor Lawrence is gonna be behind center for them Week one next year.
Um e I don't see much value because I just don't like the offense.
Yeah, I totally agree.
Usually, like when I start hearing Jets players, my mind sort of just shuts off.
And I'm like, I don't care.
Um, but it is kind of crazy how, like the fact that he's been a little relevant recently.
And maybe, like Zack, you were saying in a DFS showdown, like, Maybe he's a good play this week.
I'm looking at the Jets depths, right? Right now they have Braxton Barrios, and Josh Malone is the only two healthy wide receivers to, and the other one who might start is Chris Hogan, who's a deep threat who's going to get taken away.
But he's also questionable.
He's a deep threat who is not healthy.
We're going to pass.
I think someone like Chris Vernon probably gets bigger benefit of this, but jets need to pass to somebody, and Barrios is probably a lot for 7 to 8 targets this week.
If he brings a couple down, then sure, go ahead.
Definitely doesn't need to be picked up.
You're only okay.
This is what I'll say.
You're only picking him up.
I think if you're going to play him this, he's not a guy that you need to pick up and keep underpants just in case.
Uh, but in, like, a 16 team or something, I think.
Well, worth it. Start.
That's all I have for wide receivers.
Who else do you guys want? Mm hmm.
Um, I'm I'm interested in Tee Higgins.
Um, I mean, John Ross was was out in that game, but still, Tee Higgins played on 78% of snaps, which led the team.
And I loved him as a rookie dynasty pick like, I kind of saw him higher than a lot of other people did.
He was one of my favorite receivers in the draft, and I really feel like he is gonna be, like, a big future of this team.
And him and Joe Burrow, we're gonna grow together.
And the fact that he's kind of showed out the last two weeks, uh, and he looks good, like, um, and the Bangles air, throwing the ball so much.
Like, I think Higgins is a guy that is only gonna get better as the season progress is.
I completely agree.
Here's my question to you.
Assuming John Ross is out, would you rather start Tee Higgins or a J.
Um, yeah, I answer the Yeah, I feel like if this was actually my team, I think I would probably start Higgins.
But like the good advice part of me wants to say, go ahead and roll with a J.
Green has seen a bunch of targets and a bunch of air yards and maybe a J.
Green turns it around this week, but that that's a tough one.
Uh, if it was my line up, I think I would throw Higgins in there, though.
Do you have any thoughts on the other? Um, I you know, I think I'm along with a J.
Just because I feel like you know more what you're gonna get out A.
Green. You know more what you're gonna get a tee Higgins.
The thing I like.
What Deacon So is, um, I feel like, you know, when you have a rookie quarterback in the rookie receiver, they tend to develop a lot of chemistry I don't know if that says they talked together, have lockers next to each other, you know, stayed together and training camp, whatever.
But I think that could be a case here because we've been talking about Tee Higgins, you know, maybe taking over for a J. Green.
The Bengals decided to move on for a J.
Um, so I like Higgins, you know, maybe not for this week, But maybe it's like a stash and see if he has, you know, a good second half of the year and playing Jacksonville, right? E.
I'm fine if you play Tee Higgins as your wife, Deceiver.
I have zero problems with that, and I would like him over a J.
I think he's looked better than a J.
Green, do you? Last week.
Go ahead was not to overreact the one game, but to Higgins, nine Targets A.
Green six last week, And even if you assume a J.
Green's targets come up just with the amount of that burrows passing, I think both can pretty much middle out at a targets perking.
I think that's fair and obviously tired boys working the slot.
He's the number one has, But I think I, like, see Higgins more than nature.
Green rest of season S O.
I feel like my two favorite, like Justin Jefferson and Tee Higgins, I think are both really solid pickups this week.
Both rookie receivers is there.
What do you guys see? Is like in the realm of possibility that Tee Higgins is the better pick up over Jefferson this week and might be the better option going forward.
Like, would you guys consider that at all? Yeah, um, I would consider him as a better start this week.
I think that's fair.
I just think role Justin Jefferson has to be the bigger part of their offense going forward.
Um, yeah, I agree.
Who does Minnesota play this week? I don't know.
If the top my head, um I can tell you should know this.
Oh, they play, they play Houston gonna match up.
I feel like they both have good matchups this week.
Yeah, I think maybe ta gins.
You know, because you're talking about I know Zach.
Just going to your point.
Sainty Higgins is just that he had more targets in a J Green last week.
You know you might become that Number two pass Catcher of A.
Green continues Thio, you know, not be a J Green of 34 years ago.
Um, but I still like Jefferson just for the just for the point of, you know, Minnesota trying something new with on offense.
And, uh, it's almost a must win game for them this week.
You know, you rather be one and three than a 14 especially in a tough division for Minnesota.
So I mean, I think the rollout Jefferson, you know, get him the ball a little bit more than Tee Higgins will get the ball.
If Minnesota goes to own for, I mean for sure.
Panic button gets hit.
They almost have to start selling something.
Obviously, Jefferson is going to be featured together.
I don't know how they wouldn't try to treat someone like Kyle route off or something.
Yeah, they lose this week, which, by the way, I think they do.
I think Texans win and avoid one for themselves.
Um, or the other.
Why does he writes, Skipped over.
I saw Frank or in the mining think but Curtis Samuel I saw a big uptick in production this week and snaps and targets.
And you can pretty much correlate that, I think with Christian McCaffrey being out, someone needed to pick up production.
Obviously, Mike Davis had himself a good week, but Curtis Samuel had 14.
3% of the targets, 100% sure what that is.
But he played roughly two thirds of the snaps.
He's going to be targeted.
And obviously the Panthers want to pass the ball a lot.
They want to pass the ball a lot before, and they want to pass the ball. Even Mawr.
With Chris McCaffrey out, I think.
Curtis Samuel while he's I think Curtis Samuels very clearly the number three wide receiver behind, uh, Anderson more right.
I think he kind of fell into relevance.
Now, what do you guys think about him? Um, Curtis, Samuel seems like the player that they're gonna stick in at least to me, that they're gonna stick in for Chris McCaffrey to be like that gadget player.
You know, run them.
You know, running out of the backfield, throw swing, swing, writes to him through screens to him.
I definitely think that anyone on the Panthers offense you know, maybe other than Mike Davis, who saw an uptick, is Curtis Samuel because he's gonna get on the field a lot more just because he's a player, you know, you can basically line him up anywhere and you know, they're gonna try to get the ball to him just because he, him and him with the ball is kind of dangerous, an open field.
So I think, um, you know, roster Curtis Samuel.
I don't see him having, you know, a huge impact right away, but I think he might be the guy that they used to set up big place, If that makes sense, yeah, I agree with that.
And I like that they're making a concerted effort to get him the ball on the ground.
And he had seven touches this week, and I'm sorry.
Eight touches this week, and I think that's the issue.
I I really don't see him getting many more than like I feel like 10 touches, maybe his cap.
So I feel like it's gonna come down to him making that big play.
But I do think he's a really talented player and somebody that's definitely capable of pulling off that big play.
I think that's just gonna be, Ah, hard thing to predict.
And by no means to see a lot this week.
I do think that matchup shapes up pretty well against Arizona.
We're pretty much saying to college teams in terms of how they run their offense, match up.
Arizona wants to go really fast.
Arizona is gonna have a bunch of really Fast three announce or put up a lot of points, and I would assume there's a lot of points in this game.
Arizona's defense, by no means scares me.
We saw a Detroit did them last week, so I think Curtis Samuels, at the very least in play, I don't have he have a e have about as much confidence in him as I would any third wide receiver I got how any other wide receivers you guys wanna talk about before we go to tight end, Um, the only one that come out front.
That's because we call Hartmann, um, any thoughts on him at all? I think I was matchup.
I should look at a Sammy walk and snaps after and destroyed in the head three or weak, too.
Um Sammy Watkins.
He played his novels.
Now, Yeah, I just think that's how you attacking me with the slight risk.
I think he's fine.
I think he's going to have a better year.
Then he was on track for over weekend food.
I guess if you're going against a guy that, like you think is going to score a lot of points that week, um, like you're going on the top guys in the league.
He's somebody that I'd like to throw in a flex spot, potentially just give you like a little nitro there.
And he's a threat every week to do what he did last week.
Yes, 100% either.
As a receiver, he gets some carries, and obviously, as a returner, your league allows for that.
Let's ggo to get ends here.
There's actually a few to touch on that have relevance.
Obviously, let's start with Dalton Schultz with Cowboys after Blake John one went down blessing in disguise for fantasy owners because I think Donald Schultz is a better player.
13 catches, 136 yards and one touchdown.
Over the past two games, we already talked about how Dak Prescott has attempted the most passes in the league.
And assuming that continues with how bad defense is open shots should continue to get targets.
Ah, look, do you have any confidence in Okay, let's let's do this.
Because for all these Tatum's titans are talkto, you know, value.
We've already talked about that.
There hasn't been a ton of tight end injuries.
I think we should talk about who you would rather have dolphin Schultz over.
I think that means most sense.
I think I should just start Mary.
Dalton Schultz obviously owned in what it is.
He's probably out there for you.
Would you rather both of you could start with Luke? Would you rather have Dalton Schultz over somebody like Eric Ebron? Um, I don't think so.
And I think, you know, um, just because once once again, I know Dak Prescott is attempting the most that that was said he was tempted most passes.
I'm still gonna go back to that point that there's still a Marquis Cooper on the field.
Michael Gallup on the field CD lamb on the field, Ezekiel Elliott on the field.
So I think dogs hoaxes, you know, locked into that fifth option.
It is that a player that you want to start in one of your fantasy lineups over Eric Ebron, who? I don't know Deonte Johnson status this week.
Yeah, so if he's also definitely take Ebron over him, But I think I still think that the potential is there.
Mawr with Ben Roses were thrown to Eric Ebron than Dak Prescott throwing adult Schultz.
I guess if you're making me choose between those two guys, I think I would probably take Schultz there.
But like Luke, like you said, he's kind of locked in.
Is this fifth option? So I think when you throw Schultz in your lineup, you're throwing a guy in your lineup with really no ceiling.
Um, and I do think Eric Ebron is more capable of catching the ball and doing more with it, but with how much the Cowboys air throwing the ball.
And the Titan is involved so far like he's guarantee you to get like, a certain baseline of points.
But if he doesn't roll in the end zone, it's gonna I think it's gonna look like what you saw this week.
I think this value is definitely higher on PPR because of these targets.
I also don't think he's the fifth option.
I think Michael Gallup.
We have all these extremely athletic wide receivers on the Cowboys, and there's no scouting that.
We're kind of all the same thing, pretty much all like guys that can stretch the field, and that's great.
But they need someone who can play underneath.
And they would have really benefited from having Randall Cobb there.
To be completely honest.
Hurry now that underneath guy kind of his own show, and he's just soaking up those targets.
That could mean low upside in terms of yards and touchdowns and stuff like that.
But I think targets ago.
Yeah, these, um, let's I'm gonna comparing toe one more person.
I think this one's interesting because named values certainly there would you rather have Dalton Schultz or Austin Hooper? Yeah.
Oh, Austin Hooper.
Yeah, why? Um, just it's been a slow start for Hooper that, you know, if you got hurt in that game, I thought I saw that I could look it up when you talk.
Um, I just I man, I think he's I think he's more talented, and I still think the fans keep wants to utilize the Titan spot there, and I think that he's going to turn around a little bit.
No injury for him.
If you compare this Browns offense.
The Vikings offense last year.
Austin Hooper's Kyle Rudolph.
I think, to a t.
He's the blocking tight end.
I think Hamilton is Herb Smith.
What do you think about that kind of comparison? Yeah, yeah, I think so.
Um, I think the reason I think Austin overtakes, you know, I think we've seen it already.
He's taking such a down step.
Is Atlanta's offense is just better than Cleveland's offense? Um, yeah.
So I don't like Austin Hooper.
I don't think, um, I know the matchup with Dallas this week is good for tight ends.
I think I read here that they're giving up 16.
PPR points too tight ends this year, so you know, if you need a streamer, I think Austin Hooper, for sure.
Um, I just don't think he's that, you know, good of a player.
Honestly, I think he's a better run blocker.
Like he said that he has a pass catcher.
Um, so between him and Schultz at, I think just I know that both have good matchups.
I think, you know, going off just on PPR, taking Schultz now that you brought up that somebody's toe run the underneath route for the Cowboys.
So I'll take Schultz in this scenario.
Yeah, I like that point to actually, uh, about them all being field stretchers, and he kind of is the underneath that the underneath guy there? Yeah, just kind of a default.
We saw Jason Witten do that a little bit.
Last year's well, and, you know, three years ago, I suppose targets last two games were telling myself to 10 and six awesome pictures for for Austin.
Hooper? Pretty much.
What snaps with Harrison Bryant? Last game.
54 to Hooper, 42.
Brian Hooper and 20 routes on his 54 snaps.
He even past black four times ran block 30 times in the game.
I mean, he has upside, and I think here's the problem.
Okay, So last year, Hooper was fantastic for fantasy and stuff.
He was the red zone guy for Atlanta in the red zone.
Guy for Cleveland is Nick Chubb.
I think that touchdown upside is down.
And if the touchdown upside down, I just don't really like the tight end, no matter who it is.
And I have zero problem dropping Austin Hooper for any of the tight ends.
Where about? I just don't see the need to have him.
I don't need to play around next one.
We already mentioned him.
You mentioned companies, but Moheli Cox hit me down.
Here's Campbell down morally.
Cox had 100 yard performance of two last week.
Jack Doyle, I believe, played, but he was limited.
Still, he had 50 yards and a touchdown again in a game that, really the Colts were trying in the passing game for, like a quarter.
And that's about it.
Um, he's athletic tight end.
I think he has to be you.
If it's not Pascal, I think it's him.
Um, are you valuing him and her more than Dalton Schultz? Where is he? Second, Thank Yeah, I actually do like him more than Schultz.
I think he's super athletic.
And with the injuries Thio, Pittman and Paris Campbell uh, like he's the He's a guy that I see getting a bigger bump versus Pascal and he's come through with two solid weeks s so far.
And I like I like him going forward, and I feel like I hit this point way too often.
Like, but Philip Rivers likes third of the tight end.
Um, hopefully I won't have to bring up that that point again.
Uh, Eric Silver done it, but yeah, I just I like the I like the way he looks.
Hey, really passes the eye test for me, and, um, I think he's gonna get, like, a decent amount of looks every week.
And like you said, they didn't even have to play against the Jets for, like, half a game.
So yeah, I I like well, like cox to just for the fact that those receivers air out.
I think he definitely took a boost there.
Um, the touchdowns Air. Awesome.
I think I don't see the touch on stopping because Philip er is.
You know, I think I said it's everybody to made a career for Antonio Gates for scoring touchdowns.
So I think that morally Cox is still, you know, still better than Dolan Schultz.
As long as Jack Doyle still isn't as involved as we thought, he'd be as beginning this season trying to figure out exactly okay where I can find the staring.
Now I'm here we go.
Um, I'm gonna look up How often the Colts run too tight.
They run, they run just on that at least 30% of the time.
That looks like Yeah, I guess it's not as much as I thought The last week Jack Doyle wasn't as limited as I expected.
I got 32 snap stuff.
No, Alley Cox is 35.
Doyle got the start.
Um, this is the thing that's concerning.
Now that I look at the numbers for him, he ran just eight routes the entire game.
E need to go back and watch this game to see when he ran those eight, right? If he was involved early, cool.
If he was involved the second half.
I don't think I care both him.
I guess that's to be determined.
How? How's that for good ****ysis on the night you need to do your waiver claims, I guess, Um, that's that alone, I guess.
Puts him firmly behind Dalton Schultz.
I would say I think you convinced me. Actually.
Earlier, Jim Graham owned in 17% of Lee We're talking.
I guess it was the rankings.
Joe Luke last week.
I'm like I have Jamie Graham, like 10 spots higher than the consensus, and I don't like it, but I don't know who had put him below and clearly paid off.
Doesn't he? Had six catches, 60 yards and two touchdowns on nine target.
He has 18 targets on the season, which is good.
I would assume his production picks up with Nick Foles.
Obviously, Nichols is no stranger of utilizing tight ends.
No, after it's time.
Jimmy Graham Lover.
I wasn't a hater, by the way.
When he is in Green Bay, I think he ran like he got his knees shot off in a war or something.
But that's about it.
Um, what's your thoughts on Jimmy Graham going forward? Is he a top? Well, guy with fools? Do you think are not quite yet? I for sure think so.
Um, I think what we saw last week is what I mean, maybe not the two touchdowns, but the six receptions for 60 yards, I think is might be, you know, his consistency throughout the rest of the year.
I know one play.
I think Washington Chicago is on the goal line.
And they threw split Jimmy.
Grandma widened through the federal to him, and I was yelling.
Why didn't the package do that all last year when they're on the one yard line? So I'm right now.
I think I'm in a lot of my leagues.
I have Jimmy Graham on Picket, currently slaughtered in to pick up on the waiver wire because I think Nick Foles is just a better quarterback.
The midst Robiskie.
Um Nick Foles can't get the ball.
Uh, Nick Foles can't get the ball to, um to his players.
And I think Jimmy Graham still, you know, he's getting old, but I still think he has the capability to go up and make some contested catches.
Um, you know, he's not gonna while you with any long runs or anything, but he can get those, you know, six catches for 50 yards and maybe a touchdown consistently.
Yeah, Look, I agree with everything you said there.
Um I mean, he came out and weak one, and he had seven targets, so it kind of just right out the gate, they just started utilizing him, and he only had one target in Week two.
But then he came out and had the week he had last week, and I really like to see that the Golan utilization like it's nice to know that they're just gonna be looking looking for him there and, like, I think he's somebody that can get it done for you.
Hey is on the field for 44 of the 57 passing plays last week, which obviously great thing.
We know he's not a good run blocker, so if somehow they got a big lead, that would assume he has a reduced role.
That's also something I don't see the Bears getting that often.
The fares teams not overly great, even though they were my NFC North pic, uh, back in March when I locked it in, I guess.
But, um, yeah, and everything we said about Anthony Miller getting more production because of no Tree Cohen and also because he opposes that quarterback.
I think we can just pretty much transfer that to Jimmy Graham as well and yeah, goal line.
We saw him like you said Nice fade route.
He had two touchdown.
He's a great great red zone threat.
Also, I don't think this offensive line is good enough for them to be pounding the rock on the goal line.
You know, don't think Montgomery is ready for that type of no, even ready.
I just don't think he's meant for that type of role, either, so we could see a lot of passing in the red zone.
Alright, I'll pull those red zone snap stats tonight to see what the Bears, right? Yeah, I like Jimmy Graham.
I'm not ready to put on top 12 like, is it every week, guy.
But you should be respected last night, and I have here only 27% of leagues.
Logan Thomas production hasn't been great, but he's been targeted the third most out of any tight end in the league.
24 targets, three weeks.
I mean, targets is opportunity.
Opportunity leads to productivity.
If he's going to continue to see targets, he's at least safe.
If you need a streamer or something like that, at any point, you know he's going to at least get looks, and if they find themselves in the red zone, he's going to be the guys down there.
They don't really have a strong goal line back there.
Peyton Barber, But that's about it.
They don't have a big wide receiver.
I mean, it's him.
And if they do make a switch at quarterback, which they somewhat hinted to this week away from Dwayne Haskins, I'd be great for everyone involved.
And I think it would be especially great for Logan.
Is he more of just a guy, too? You know, maybe star as a free agent, just in case you need a quick, tight and pick up.
Or is he? Some of you actually want to at your team.
I think the the first way you said it is kind of exactly how I'm looking at it.
He's kind of just a guy I'm paying attention to, and if I do need to start, it's nice that he's getting the targets and he's getting involved.
But ultimately, like with the quarterback, play there, it's it's not that inspiring, and maybe they do make that change, like you said, and there's just a lot of uncer*****y there, and it's not something I'm very confident in.
But I do really like the targets.
Yeah, the targets of the big thing with me to, um, with the Wayne had If Dwayne Haskins does say at the quarterback position, Um, you know, he's not that great of a thrower of the football, but I think Logan Thomas is, you know, athletic enough, a good enough football player to make some of those catches that need to be made when Dwayne Haskins, the story of the ball and maybe some of those coming out on the goal line, you know, on fade roots or whatever.
So I think there is definitely some value with Logan. Thomas.
Um, I was all I was high on him coming into the year.
Um, yeah, you're right, though a quarterback's which is only going to get him more, um, more production rather than more targets.
I guess more production and more targets is what what? I mean, there's for sure going to be a week at some point, you know, good luck guessing what it is, but he's going to have a multiple touchdown week just because of all these targets.
And if they find themselves in the red zone, they're just gonna back to him.
Big athletic guy s.
So I guess if he's out there on papers or something and he has a big game and he gets stolen, I'm willing to risk that.
I think just because I don't think that's going to happen twice in a row any other tight end you guys wanna talk about, um, are any of the Packers tight ends worth relevance? No, just because of snaps.
Yeah, I like Robert Tommy on a lot.
I think he's just stuff.
Burger Less so, right? Yeah, I think I think they're probably good for a couple catches per game.
But maybe Lewis keeps pushing off.
He's been working on that bench.
I saw that I was kind of interested in Drew sample this week.
Um, I actually thought he could come out and maybe have a big game after getting like 10 targets after coming in.
Once Usama got hurt.
Um, I want to see him in another week, but like, I was kind of just disappointed.
I was hoping he was going to come through completely the same.
Yeah, he wasn't even targeted.
So if he starts getting targets, I don't know who would see less.
I don't know what would happen there again.
You would think Burrow would throw it on e.
Got a question for you.
This is not really a fantasy question.
Where did Tyler Eifert end up on Jacksonville? Okay.
He's been okay? Yeah, Nothing crazy.
I think he got it.
He caught a touchdown either in week one or two.
Anything else you guys want to touch on for our for these drops job? Um, did you guys see? Uh, the giant just absolutely beat the crap out of Jordan Reed last week.
I was all high in Jordan Reed coming in, and it just looked like they were head hunting them all week.
And so I mean, that's stuck to use my started to pick up and start of the week.
Um, but after watching the Giants have the bounty gate on him last week could kinda hurt seed seen him.
And I are now it's just a matter of time, but yeah, I guess they didn't need to put into action.
It probably would have happened by.
I didn't watch it.
That is not the game I turned on.
Believe it or not, eso if we had to pick our top every or whatever.
We're trying to rank or pick up facility.
Obviously, it changes depending on positional need for your specific team.
But Tanner, who are your top three pickups? Just sort of in a vacuum.
So for me, like I feel like last week, it was probably the running backs that were really exciting.
But it's this week.
It's the wide receivers for me.
And I would say, like in their own tear is probably in his own tears. Justin Jefferson.
But then, to step down from that would be Tee Higgins.
Um, I just like we talked about both guys a lot, but I think Justin Jefferson is going to be really needed for that team, and they're going to target him a lot.
And I think he's gonna have all the opportunity that he can handle as a rookie wide receiver and Tee Higgins with how much the Bangles air throwing the ball.
He's like, I really liked what I saw from him last week, got the nine targets, um, played on the most snaps on the team.
Eso it's really Jefferson and Higgins for me and then, um, at the running back position, I kind of like Jeff Wilson for specifically for this week, if you need.
If you need a spot start, and I would definitely maybe sorry.
Adding 1/4 guy, uh, it would It's I think Birkhead is a really nice pick up just to see what happens with James White.
Um, because you kind of touched on race series there.
I'll kind of go to run back a little bit.
I mean, we talked a lot about Adrian Peterson.
I don't think he's a bad pickup.
They have, you know, just, I think, just for the 22 carries last week.
And then, um, the other one waas I mean, I know I brought up Geo Bernard, maybe keep an eye on him, but my number one definitely is just Jefferson receiver.
And then if I threw a tight end, there would be probably Dalton Schultz after you guys.
Kind of sweet Jimmy Graham, then Dalton Schultz.
You guys shame soybean.
I mean, Justin Jefferson, my number one as well.
He's the only guy I can see out of.
Everyone we touched on that could end up being in every week started for you.
Even my number two just because I'm for sure going to be doing it and I get the short term ad.
But I really like Carlos Hyde, especially against indulgences.
If we only get one week of him being the lead back, I think that's fine.
If we get to, that's even better.
I'm not sure that played in Week five, but I think Carlos Hot needs to be on your radar and then I'm still I think he, Higgins and Anthony Miller go hand in hand for me.
Think I prefer Anthony Miller? I just really It may just be because I believe he's e think he's a great talent.
He just needs to be involved in this Bears offense for them, have any kind of ants, I guess compete for this division.
Yeah, I really liked him a lot, but Tee Higgins, I think he's legit.
I don't think this is pollute by any means.
I don't think he like I said I would rather have him rest of season.
Our A J Green, which is this is kind, a lot of a anything.
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