5 things I care about
Raheem Mostert Giving dolphins a counter punch
Dolphins have been flying in the dark with a rocky quarterback for the past month. even with Toa Tagoviloa Again, it wasn’t a scrolling game all the way through.
While the stats don’t look bad with a rating of 92.7 bystanders, the Steelers He left about four interceptions that landed in the field. They hit some long passes to Trek HillAnd the Jaylen Waddell even Trent SherfieldAnd the But it was more sporadic than in the early weeks of the season.
Enters Raheem Mostert Who has been the best attacking player since the team turned to him as their clear starting player since week four. He’s carried the ball 63 times for 310 yards, and is good for 4.9 yards a pop, with eight catches and points at the top.
Mostert was excellent against the Steelers in Sunday night’s win. It must continue. The Dolphins get the Lions, the Bears, the Browns, and the Texans for their next four games. This is as good as you can ask for.
It was never an issue of ability with Mostert in this crime. It’s just injury concerns. He may not be here for long but it will be a good time. enjoy the trip.
The return of the Bengals
The Bengals were among the many good teams that felt they were in an extended “discovery” period to start the season. Unlike other contenders around the league, it looks like this Cincinnati found its way.
Joe Borough Share. They’ve collected 65 points over the past two weeks and have arrived via bread and butter, which is a big play in the scrolling game.
Ja’Marr Chase She found the finish zone twice in Sunday wins including a 41-yard catch and run. He scored a pair of touchdowns including 60 yards against the Saints a week ago. There was nothing wrong with Chase as an individual, they just needed to diversify his ways portfolio a bit while chasing big plays. Those memorable moments will always be in his back pocket. We’ve seen them in the last couple of weeks, but the shorter ways I’ve set it up to play YAC is more important than the constant go-route use.
Of course, Chase doesn’t go it alone in the scrolling game. Tyler Boyd Ride against the hawks in the middle against the second cover, and hit more than 100 yards before you blink. T. Higgins He was splashed in a lot of big catches and may have stolen from the near landing in this one.
The Bengals Pass is officially back. Never get spoiled with these premium players. Dry spells happen but when you roll, you know which operations are winning a week.
Ken Walker force
During his last three matches, Ken Walker He carried the ball 52 times for 353 yards and four touchdowns. He’s been the NFL’s rush leader since Week Five.
Walker didn’t look like a good injury player in Seattle after the loss Rashad BiniAnd the He seems to be one of the best defenders in football.
I know I’m not the first to make the comparison but Walker reminds me a lot Nick Chubb. Perhaps this is just a success even though there is no perfect use of reception. However, I think it has more to do with the way a sustainable rhythm runner plays while also being a huge threat in play.
It’s hard to find ten defenses you’d prefer in fantasy football rather than Walker the rest of the way. The Seahawks They have found a central central figure in their attack.
Gus Edwards’ roar is back
whenever Joss Edwards He’s got a chance to crows, he’s out. You can now add his debut of the 2022 season in Week 7 to the long list.
It’s been a long road back for Edwards after a complicated injury prior to last season but the wait has been worth it. The two touchdowns are clearly the highlight of fantasy football, but Edwards easily performed like the Ravens’ best sprinter all year. His 50% dash success rate was the sixth best player among his appearances with at least 11% of dash attempts for their team.
Baltimore crime has gone down a bit since then Lamar Jackson The start of the hot season. They desperately need Rashid Bateman He is in good health and is reinserted into the offense as a full-time player. In the meantime, starting a running game will help matters. Edwards seems to be the answer
An early look at the CMC 49ers
It’s been a very strange week for Christian McCaffrey Considering that he didn’t even know that he was trading until late Thursday night. So I don’t think there is a need to take anything away from his individual performance or baseline. It’s worth noting some of what went on in the 49ers attack at our first look at the post-trading team.
Again, I won’t read much into the rushing work. McCaffrey had only 40% of the team’s rushed attempts. Never sink into that low again.
The scrolling game is a bit more exciting. McCaffrey ran a trajectory on just 21% of the drop team and only drew two goals. These will also rise throughout the season. McCaffrey will basically work in the same field of field as Debo Samuel who finished behind both Brandon Ayuk And the George Keitel With seven appearances and an average of 3.6 air yards per target. Some of those scheming touches that go to Samuel may now be making their way to CMC. This is worrying given that his accelerated work has also evaporated.
The only thing I’m sure of: The 49ers will continue to be a team that doesn’t get enough skill center talent because of their quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo He’s a good player but will always leave meat on the bone. It was often evident on Sundays. Now there is another player to choose what is there.
5 things I don’t care about
Build any hope of the Steelers attack
The Steelers’ decisive game was very symbolic to watch for this team all season. There were moments in that leadership where many skilled players had shining moments, Kenny Beckett He made some nice throws but they all eventually crashed into the biggest spot while completely erasing any sense of optimism that preceded them.
I was hoping a different midfielder would blow into the crippled unit in 2021. That was far from the case. Matt Canada’s crime is what it is; Unnecessarily dramatic with its essentially no-nonsense window decorations. They are all slanted paths and side targets.
Beckett has some obvious strengths but also looks like he might be ready to join a club that “writes the checks his arm can’t cash”.
It’s also generally unfair to ask a rookie midfielder, which wasn’t an elite-level possibility, to be the rising tide that lifts all boats. And this is not a well-oiled machine at this point. It’s a unit that needs to be upgraded due to fundamental issues with offensive design. It’s hard to say if Beckett will be that guy at some point, but it’s definitely too early to be that guy now.
There is a lot of talent at the skill site in Pittsburgh. At the moment, we can’t bother making our expectations high for these players because of the attack.
Fight of Bucs and Packers The offenses have often been linked because they both use seasoned quarterbacks. But they are not the same.
Al-Hazmon lost one of the best offensive talents in the league, Davant AdamsAnd the He was nowhere near being replaced. It is understandable why they are struggling. I’m not sure what the Bucs’ excuse is supposed to be at this point considering they have almost all of their buddies there.
Todd Bowles keeps making it critical comments directed towards “Elderly” is in the list. This is troubling but also…not wrong.
Tampa Bay has plenty of veteran talent that the team can click on at any moment. The coaching staff doesn’t seem to be taking that for granted now. We shouldn’t either.
Early Season for WRs Heads
all three of Marquis Valdes-ScantlingAnd the jojo smith schuster And the Mikol Hardman It has been publicly ridiculed by observers this season. You wouldn’t know watching The Chiefs hit the 49ers on Sunday.
Hardman scored three times, including twice his goal. It will never be an audio volume receiver, but it’s great to see it pop up as an instrument player.
MVS is signed to do exactly what he did on Sunday. Make great plays in the field. He averaged 26.5 air yards on his four targets. Again, it’s not the sheer size but the effect that matters.
JuJu is the most interesting of the group. After some slow box results to start the year, WR19 is now in fantasy football after back-to-back big games. This is how the position works for all non-elite men. He looks more comfortable in attack and should continue to play well. JuJu is not a superstar but a quality player in the NFL’s best offensive line.
It’s not about how these boss receptors start. It’s about how they end up.
Airplanes keep winning
With the news that Press Hall Officially ripped off the AFC Champions League and out for this season, I care more about the near future of the Jets than the past. Although the last and last four-game winning streak has been fantastic.
Hall’s explosive ability in both phases was one of the keys to the aircraft’s success along with rapidly improving their defense. The aircraft has a good RB2 in Michael Carter And realistically, he could be expected to give them a beginner-level game. They can’t expect Carter to deliver the same juice and big plays that Hall brought to the table.
This meant that they would need to demand more of their passing game, which offered them nothing but the ability to play big in Week 7.
The Broncos defense is good. There is no shame in not having big games against them but the schedule is not lightening with the Patriots twice and bills in the next three games.
They will directly need the passing game to play better to keep winning. There is no way around it.
late season brown
Brown has two wins. This was not the plan for the first part of the season as the team was preparing to welcome Deshaun Watson Back late in the year.
The defense was one of the worst units in the NFL. Scrolling game lacks counter strikes Amary Cooper Being very fickle Depending on where the game is played. Now they will be endless narrow David Ngoku For a long time. He was the best player to have a skill outside Nick Chubb.
I don’t care about the Browns in the latter part of the season. By the time Watson returns, it will be too late for this team to make any noise in the AFC which has plenty of room to maneuver for contenders outside of Buffalo and Kansas City. Cleveland needs to focus on what’s out there now but the solution is hard to find. This team may be what it is.