After sitting down and watching football literally all day on Sunday, it often leaves me with several reflections on the day’s events. In this piece every week, I will chronicle those reflections.
Ezekiel Elliot: Elliot turned in his best day as a pro yesterday running the football 15 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns. That is nearly nine yards a carry. He also had three catches for 37 yards. As this Cowboys team gets deeper into the season, Elliot is only going to become better and better and will likely finish as the #1 overall back in the NFL. That doesn’t seem like such a rash claim now, but when we made it two months ago before the season people thought we were crazy! Check that article out here! In the first five weeks of the year in a standard scoring league, Elliot has 11, 12, 16, 20, and 28 fantasy points, and as his point total suggest, he has looked better every single week. Those of you that thought people were crazy for taking a rookie in the first round of a fantasy draft are regretting it now. Those of you who took Zeke, well, you will continue to reap those rewards as the season continues to play out. Congrats!
Cleveland Brown’s QB: As Sunday Night Football was on last night, the two most disliked presidential candidates stood on a stage in St. Louis and quite literally at times duked it out. I kept thinking to myself, no matter which side of the political spectrum you fall on, we are screwed. After watching them, I was in need of some comedic relief. The only people I could think of that are more screwed are whoever plays QB for the Cleveland Browns. There isn’t many more dangerous places in America than being under center in a Cleveland Browns uniform. At one point on Sunday the Browns were down to their fifth quarterback in five games. They had lost Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown, Cody Kessler, and then Charlie Whitehurst! Terrelle Pryor, Mr. do everything, found himself back in a familiar place. If I were Pryor, I would have looked at Hue Jackson and said, “Thanks, but no Thanks, I will stay at receiver.” Luckily, in a piece of good news for the Browns, it appears that all of Cody Kessler’s x-rays came back negative and he should be good to go next Sunday!
San Diego Chargers: I have never seen a team blow leads like the San Diego Chargers have managed to do in FOUR of their games this season. The Chargers are 3-12 in games decided by less than eight points dating back to last season. This season they blew a 14 point 4th quarter lead to the Chiefs in week 1. They blew a 4 point lead to the Colts in week 3 in the 4th quarter. In week five they completely dismantled with a 14 point lead with 6 minutes left in the game against the New Orleans Saints. This Sunday vs. the Raiders marked the fourth time this season that the Chargers blew a second half lead. As a San Diego fan I would be pulling my hair out. Yet, as a fantasy football guru, the Chargers are at least filling up the statlines with some offense!
Tom Brady: The Brady air assault took to high gear in Cleveland this past weekend. Brady saddled up to the Black Unicorn and never looked back. He threw for over four hundred yards and three touchdowns all to Martellus Bennett. I understand that it was just Cleveland, but Brady is going to do this all year.
Randall Cobb/DeAndre Hopkins/Odell Beckham Jr.: These three players have let many fantasy owners down this season. At least in week 5 they gave you some glimmers of hope. Randall Cobb who had been the worst of these three receivers was targeted 11 times last night on Sunday Night Football, more than his previous two games combined. He was able to turn those 11 targets into a nine catch for 108 yard night proving he can still breathe life into the Packers offense. Odell Beckham Jr. was on the opposite side Sunday night and was target 12 times. So far on the season he has 18 more targets than anyone else on the New York Football Giants. He was only able to haul in five of those catches for 56 yards but had a beautiful TD grab late in the game as the Giants cut the Packers lead to one possession. OBJ will be fine, stick with him. DeAndre Hopkins managed to salvage a horrific day by scoring a late garbage time touchdown in Minnesota while his team was down four scores. Yet, he was able to turn in the exact same statline as OBJ, five catches, 56 yards, and a touchdown. If you read our Four Corner Debate article earlier this week, you know that all the writers here at NoHuddleFFB.com have major concern when it comes to DeAndre.
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