Ya boy faced Dalvin Cook, Patrick Mahomes, and DK Metcalf this week. Everything hurts. Here’s hoping you guys have better luck in Week 9.
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Onto the headlines!
News & Notes:
Jaguars’ 6th round rookie QB Jake Luton is expected to start Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Panthers Coach Matt Rhule says they plan to utilize Mike Davis, CMC, and Curtis Samuel all in the backfield.
Marquise Brown has shown frustration with his usage. He said in a now deleted tweet: “what’s the point of having souljas when you never use them (Never!!)” Here’s highlight reel highlighting some of Brown’s frustration.
Frank Reich has said that starting RB Jonathan Taylor has "a little bit of an ankle injury.” All dynasty managers rostering JT are hoping this is the reason for his woes thus far.
Antonio Brown has been staying at Tom Brady’s house as he gets caught up on the playbook.
Notable Injury Updates:
George Kittle is going to be out 8 weeks with a broken foot.
Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be sidelined indefinitely with his high ankle sprain.
Austin Hooper (abdomen) will "definitely" return in Week 10.
Jonathan Taylor has a ‘little bit of an ankle’ issue.
Kenny Golladay (hip) is expected to miss Week 9.
Tevin Coleman Injured the same knee that kept him sidelined for the past 5 weeks.
AJ Dillon tested positive for COVID-19, ruled out for Week 9.
Insights, Analysis, Hype:
The hype train for Eagles WR Travis Fulgham is in full swing: “Since his debut for the Eagles in Week 4, Travis Fulgham has 29 catches, 435 yards and 4 TD. He has more fantasy points (96.5) than every other wide receiver in the NFL since that time.” — “Travis Fulgham is legitimate. Adam Thielen like ascension we’re seeing. Looks like a 10 year veteran out there.”
RB Leaders in YPC 1. JK Dobbins (6.68) 2. Phillip Lindsay (6.38) 3. Miles Sanders (6.11) 4. Raheem Mostert (5.94) 5. Nick Chubb (5.88)
“D’Andre Swift played 38 snaps [Sunday], well ahead of Adrian Peterson (12) or Kerryon Johnson (11).”
Joe Burrow leads entire NFL in pass attempts and is on pace for 4544 passing yards. Rookie record is 4374 yards, set by Andrew Luck in 2012.
“52 RBs have at least 50 touches this season. J.K. Dobbins leads all in missed tackle rate per touch at 32.7%. Mark Ingram is last (5.7%).”
Reddit Thread: “They Called It: Analysts who Foresaw Boom Performances... and those who didn't (Week 8)”
Cooper Kupp's 21 targets this weekend tied for the 9th most in an NFL game ever.
Mike Evans on targets inside the 10-yard line this season: 6 targets 6 TDs
Dynasty note: “Tyler Johnson is gonna get buried on this depth chart but dude is a baller.”
Twitter thread breaking down JaMycal Hasty.
“Myles Gaskin has been a bell-cow since the Dolphins decided to bench Jordan Howard over their last three games: * 66% snap rate * 16 carries in every game * Averaging 5 targets/game * Handled 86% of carries inside of the 10-yard line Gets ARI / LAC / DEN / NYJ / CIN next.”
Travis Kelce has more than 2x the PPR points as the TE12.
“Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf combined: 85 receptions 1,255 yards 14 touchdowns The #Seahawks still have 9 games left to play.”
Over the last two weeks, CeeDee Lamb has a total of 8.7 points in PPR and logged a season low 47% snap rate in Week 8.
“The Colts scored 41 points and Jonathan Taylor had 31 total yards and I'm dead inside”
“Joe Burrow is on pace to take 56 sacks this season, which would be the 2nd most ever by a rookie QB. David Carr with one of the untouchable records, taking 76 sacks as a rook.”
“Mike Evans in four games without Chris Godwin this year: 7/104/1 7/122/1 5/41/1 5/55/1 (34 targets) * 20.1 fantasy points per game Four games with Godwin: 1/2/1 2/2/2 1/10 2/37 (12 targets) * 7.3 FPG”
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The Fun Stuff:
Joe Burrow is a magician. (video)
Highlight reel of Davante Adams putting on an absolute clinic. (video)
Cam Akers has had a season to forget thus far, but now he’s got this sweet, sweet highlight, so that’s nice. (video)
Reddit thread: Justin Jefferson is reverse Sammy Watkins.
The internet wasted no time with Javon Wims.
“Goff plays like he was homeschooled his entire life”
If you need to watch Nyheim Hines’ touchdown + celebration a few hundred more times here you are. (video)
Dalvin Cook on Sunday.
Tyreek Hill said DK Metcalf made a nice play last week but he would never do that because his QB doesn't throw picks.
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