5 things I care about
The Broncos win, but the crime is deeply flawed in fantasy and reality
The Broncos beat the dying 49ers to give up the game. That’s fine–but this Denver crime is driving around with at least one broken wheel.
Got some things right so far this year. I got a lot wrong this year. One prediction I feel good about is that this Bronco offense wasn’t as good as the hype it made.
That’s what I feel we know for sure…
Russell Wilson Not as good as it used to be. Bronco trail hunters aren’t as good as people would have you believe. I don’t know if anyone thought Nathaniel Hackett was any good but if he added something, no one would be able to tell.
Other than that, a fun offense.
Look, the Bronco’s attacking tactic could improve as all these new pieces start to coalesce. I bet they will eventually be better than landing once a week. But let’s be realistic about where they are now. Denver had a good drive all night and that was when Wilson finally let his hair out, shove and hit a deep pass in a long game out of the pocket. None of their infrastructure works, unless I call Wilson to scrutinize his rapid appearance with “business”.
Broncos lost to Jeno SmithTight, barely squeaking before Davis Mills“ The Texans literally beat the 49ers playing behind the middle by one point. This is not a unit that competes in any kind of high-scoring issue.
Lamar Jackson Hot White
We’ve spent the past seven days talking about how to do it Lamar Jackson It looks better than ever if the Ravens’ defense didn’t blow the game against the Dolphins last week. Well, with the right score in the WL column, we can have the discussion.
It must have happened because Jackson was very hot as a builder and a runner. It makes its 2019 bar look like a light business in comparison.
Jackson ranks fifth in the EPA for every dip with nailing throws of a high degree of difficulty. Just James Winston Air yards per pass attempt averages over 10.8 yards. He’s still as dynamic as ever on the ground with two monster games in a row.
He’s like the kind of player who would raise crows on his own, and while we don’t often say that to quarterbacks, he would do the same for fantasy teams. Jackson went in the same range of drafts as a set of mid-receivers and back running. In the meantime, he is the difference maker.
Basically Jackson does all this in just a scrolling game Mark Andrews lead the way, Rashid Bateman Make huge plays as a vertical X receiver and a light splash of Devin DuVernay. Jackson is one of the elevators.
This will be a special season for Lamar Jackson.
Derek Henryreceiving role
It’s always been strange to me that the Titans don’t just pass the ball to them Derek Henry Often. It would never be a great road runner but a little flat litter, and a couple of screens here and there can make all the difference. He is an explosive player and can run over smaller players in space.
It makes sense especially this year when they are clearly Juice wound in the scrolling game.
So, it was great to see Henry being targeted in 40 percent of his ways against raiders. Henry averaged 10 yards after the catch per reception. The bruised back was the team’s second-largest receiver.
We need to see more of it.
No, Henry wasn’t working in complicated, subtle ways or anything like that, but nobody in the Titans plays that way now. Henry delivers the juice and Tennessee needs it. More passing gaming action will also help save his fantasy land as the Titans navigate this transitional season. It is a win for all of us.
1 week out of Justin Jefferson He made it look like all the lofty dreams of his 2022 season would come true. The past two weeks have cast a shadow of doubt.
Jefferson has a target share of 25.7% on the season with an average of 8.9 air yards per goal. He hasn’t gotten much work in the last two weeks but has also been discontinued. for all”Cooper Cup” Talking role this off season, KJ Osborne He is Minnesota’s primary hole man (58.4% clicks in the hole).
We shouldn’t be in a complete panic over Jefferson but there are more ups and downs in his role than we expected. He’s still a great receiver and is going to have a great season. It’s not going to happen the way many people have discussed this off season.
Hacking game for Chris Olaf
You should have seen the next big novice receiver hack. Air arena guides have already led us to the truth.
Chris Olaf He had a ridiculous 300-plus air yard mark to his name in Week 3 while running as the No. 2 receiver for New Orleans. He was open to all levels while he specialized in Field Roads. James Winston He just left a lot of plays on the field last week against Tampa Bay.
The duo tied against Carolina, though.
Olave again led the team in the air yards and drew 13 goals, which is good for the team’s participation rate of 33.3%. Veteran receiver Michael Thomas He was on and off the field while dealing with injuries. Olaf capital. It is good enough to be a legitimate primary recipient of saints.
Thomas has made a big comeback after a long absence due to injury, but he has dealt with other illnesses since his return. Meanwhile, Olaf is getting better every week. There is a good chance that the Novice will be the best catcher to pass the Saints the rest of the way.
5 things I don’t care about
Jimmy Garoppolo as a lifesaver novels
Who knows what would happen with Tree Lance but get Jimmy Garoppolo Back in the 49ers’ starting lineup it doesn’t remove left-field throws and a tendency to mind errors from the equation.
Anyone suggesting otherwise hasn’t seen this team in the past three years.
The Garoppolo “Dropback from the back of the end zone” safety was comically brutal but was just one notch at the bottom of the fouls. His interception in the fourth quarter is a play we’ve seen of Garoppolo thousands of times. He tries to throw the needle in a narrow area and does not see the robber defender in high school.
Put the ball to him on the open paths for the third down Brandon Ayuk And the Debo Samuel They were killer cars. The lack of a deep passing game is back.
The 49 players are better off with Garoppolo on the roster in a post-Lance world than they are with any of their other backups. But any suggestion that he was about to come here and rescue Lance’s team would have drowned is nonsense.
The 49ers can win with Garoppolo. Skill center players’ ground projections may rise with him below center. But they will never reach their theoretical ceiling Because from him.
I have seen more Enough: The Eagles are the most dangerous attack in NFC right now. The other contenders are dealing with injuries but I’m having a hard time figuring out how to slow down the momentum the Eagles have now.
This team continues to prove the skeptics wrong.
Galen Hurts Not good enough to drive a high-octane pass game? He ranks fourth in the NFL in completion rate over predictions and EPA per drop. It just keeps getting better.
AJ Brown Volume numbers will drop after you leave Tennessee? Brown ranks fourth in the NFL in the air yards and has been targeted in over 27% of his tracks. It changed the rules of the game for this team.
Defonta Smith Too young to thrive in the NFL? Not a chance. Smith was working electricity on Sunday. He led the team with a 53% share of the team’s air yards and racked up incredible wins on deep receptions and touchdowns.
Philadelphia has other threats to this team that we shouldn’t overlook, but their Big Three are all enough to put fear in the hearts of any defensive player. They will be there all the way to the end. We hope it will shut down the noise and buy the talent of the eagles passing game players.
I’m losing faith in the Chargers training crew plan – and it’s fading fast.
Justin Herbert It was clear that it had been completely hacked; We can start there. I have no idea why he was so late to play. It was an obvious blast, and there was nothing to be gained. After the game, Brandon Staley said “he wanted to be there with his teammates,” when asked about when the injured Herbert played deep in the fourth quarter. No kidding coach, but it’s your responsibility to do what’s best for the team. There is no logical argument that this is best for chargers today or in the future.
There are disadvantages other than Herbert’s injury in this team as well. The offense is very strict. without Kenan AllenThey don’t have any players who can create a breakaway or open the playing field. So Herbert threw short aDOT passes at a group of covered receivers. It’s brutal.
And who knows what’s going on in the back domain? This team signed Sony MichaelAnd the Like, right before the season. Why does he get pregnant more than Austin Eckler? They can’t play the “Saving Eckler’s Body” card because they played their superstar deep in that blast as well.
If there is a reason here, I don’t see it.
Chargers have entered the “show me something” zone. Recovering Allen in the barn will help, as well as help Herbert stay away from this injury. But there are serious structural issues in this crime.
DJ More Pre-Season Predictions
in three weeks DJ More Choosing the wide future may be the most frustrating early on. Baker Mayfield It was meant to be an upgrade not only to Moore’s expectations but to the Panthers as a whole. This hasn’t worked yet.
The Panthers won today, but their two touchdowns came at 44 yards from the rebound and 67 yards caught and run. Lavisca Chenault On a flat road behind the line of scrimmage. The Panthers didn’t exactly assemble consistent attacking engines that led to the final zone flights.
Mayfield finished with a -16% more-than-expected completion rate in Week 3. He was a net negative for this offense. The target quota was a problem for Moore. It’s been sitting at 23.4% in three weeks – it was 28% last year – which is not good enough. The Panthers have got a large number of assistant players participating in the passing tree.
This may turn out in the future. You should probably keep Moore and Hope, if you are invested in fantasy. The Panthers’ mind confidence doesn’t inspire much confidence and we’ve seen Mayfield struggle when he needs a single player promotion before, back in his Cleveland days.
Texas Pierce Geir Damon
The ascendant runs backwards Damon Pierce He had a hack game. It was easy to see coming against Chicago.
Pierce played 59.6% of the shots and touched the ball 22 times. It works well and can bring up big numbers when game scripts are tight like this. Pierce has had a lot of power in pre-season, maybe too much, but he will still have some big games throughout the rest of the junior season.
Texas pass game is another story. I feel as if Davis Mills He earned extra points for the junior season because he had “acceptable” moments when expectations were close to zero. The results so far in his second season are not promising.
So normally fixed Branden Chefs He wasn’t able to shine yet. He dominated this team’s goals (27%) but turned in only 13 catches for 158 yards without goals.