Here at Razzball, we can’t get enough of the Chubb puns. Whether it’s Donkey Teeth, Zach, or myself, we’re going to force our d*ck jokes into you. WOAH! WOAH! WOAH! Personal foul and possible ejection on MB. We’re going to have to bring in Mike Pereira for that one. After further review, I will be allowed to review the early games for you. Later today, you can find Donkey Teeth’s round up of the late afternoon games and the Sunday night tilt.
It was Nick Chubb day in Baltimore. This has been coming so it shouldn’t surprise anybody. Chubb came into this game with 1 touchdown on the season and left this game with 4. Chubb ripped off an 88 yard touchdown run which is similar to what we occasionally became accustomed to last season. Baker Mayfield had a good day too, although it didn’t translate to a huge fantasy day. Maybe find some room in your heart for Odell Beckham Jr. next time. 342 yards on 30 attempts is a great day, but Ricky Seals-Jones was the only beneficiary of a touchdown pass. Jarvis Landry had the monster day for the Browns’ offense from a yardage standpoint. He is still a shaky week to week starter.
Lamar Jackson is special and his fantasy stats still reflected it despite the loss. Mark Ingram led the backfield with 12 carries for 71 yards, but no touchdowns. Marquise Brown was held in check and Mark Andrews would have been too if he wasn’t found wide open for a redzone touchdown.
This was never going to be a high scoring game. They hardly ever are when it’s two AFC East teams battling each other. The quarterback play was a dumpster fire on both sides, but I would expect a lot more from Tom Brady despite the tough matchup. Sony Michel led the team in rushing, but Brandon Bolden was the only back to score a touchdown for the Patriots. James White led the Patriots in receptions with 8. Edelman, Gordon, and Dorsett all failed to cross the 50-yard mark in receiving yards.
Josh Allen took a clear cheap shot that knocked him out of the game but he was able to chuck 3 interceptions before it happened. Frank Gore crossed the 100-yard mark on the ground averaging 6.4 YPC. Cole Beasley and John Brown both had over 10 targets and had 7 and 6 catches respectively. Dawson Knox also caught 3 balls for 58 yards.
A.J. Brown emerged as a wide receiver that you need to start paying attention to. Brown caught all 3 of his targets for 94 yards and 3 touchdowns. Corey Davis even got in on the fun with 5 catches, 91 yards and a touchdown. It took him 27 carries, but Derrick Henry had another 100 yard game on the ground.
Matt Ryan attempted 53 passes and completed 35 of them for 397 yards. He had no touchdowns or interceptions so there wasn’t a big fantasy day that came along with it. Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones both should have had better days, but Austin Hooper and Mohamed Sanu both had big days for the Falcons. While Devonta Freeman wasn’t able to get it going on the ground, he did catch 8 passes for 72 yards.
Austin Ekeler had one more game to pad his fantasy owners’ stats before Melvin Gordon comes back and he was able to come through for them. Ekeler had over 120 all-purpose yards and a couple of touchdowns in his last hoorah. I actually like Ekeler for the rest of the season. I think that he will be a solid weekly flex play who should see an increase in work this season than he did when Melvin was playing last season. Philip Rivers was an easy start and rewarded those that started him with over 300 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. Keenan Allen was a disappointment but Dontrelle Inman came through with 5 catches for 76 yards before leaving with an injury.
DeVante Parker has really become fantasy relevant this season. On Sunday, he caught 4 balls for 70 yards and a touchdown. Kenyan Drake got in on the action by averaging 4.9 YPC and catching 3 balls for 29 yards. Drake still wasn’t exactly startable but it was a big step forward in comparison to his first 3 games of the season. Preston Williams has continued to catch my dynasty eye. Williams caught 4 balls for 46 yards on Sunday.
The Washington Redskins probably have the worst offense in the NFL when Terry McLaurin isn’t on the field. The Redskins had 177 total yards of offense on Sunday against the Giants, who don’t exactly have an elite defense. We were able to see Dwayne Haskins, and at this point I could go without seeing him play again in 2019. It would probably be wise for the Redskins to put Case Keenum back in and let Haskins handle the knockoff iPad until the Redskins have something to put around him.
Wayne Gallman isn’t Saquon Barkley, but you probably can’t tell the difference if you look at what he was able to do on Sunday. Gallman fumbled, but he did score 2 touchdowns to go along with 118 all-purpose yards. It looks like Gallman is also going to be useful in PPR while Barkley is on the sideline with a high-ankle sprain. Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram were in smash spots, but Daniel Jones really struggled compared to last week. Shepard did salvage 76 yards out of 7 catches but was unable to find the endzone.
Josh Jacobs finally had a positive game script and still barely put up double digit fantasy points in PPR leagues. Those who sold Jacobs might have been onto something, but we’ll see. Darren Waller had a pretty quiet day catching 7 passes for 53 yards. That’s a pretty good quiet day. Jacoby Brissett was the only Colt worth mentioning. Garbage time was kind to Brissett and allowed him to end up with 3 touchdowns on 265 passing yards. Marlon Mack had a nice 18-yard run but was otherwise very quiet on Sunday.
It took all 60 minutes, but the Chiefs moved to 4-0. It wasn’t a great day for Patrick Mahomes or the Chiefs offense as a whole. Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson both had very forgettable fantasy days and Travis Kelce didn’t do much either. The highlight of the Chiefs’ offense was on the ground. McCoy had 11 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown, but Darrel Williams capitalized on two redzone opportunities with a pair of touchdowns.
Kerryon Johnson reached full bellcow status as he received 26 of the 35 carries out of the backfield. Johnson also caught a couple of passes and ended up with 157 all-purpose yards. Kenny Golladay caught 5 of his 9 targets for 67 yards and a couple of touchdowns. T.J. Hockenson also found the endzone, but he ended his day in the blue medical tent after a leap over the defender went wrong.
I wasn’t a big Deshaun Watson fan coming into the season, but I didn’t think that things would be this bad for this offense. Watson only had 160 yards through the air and DeAndre Hopkins was the recipient of only 41 of them. Will Fuller is especially suffering from the lack of passing yards in Houston. Fuller caught 3 catches for 23 yards and still doesn’t have a touchdown this season. Kyle Allen fumbled the ball 3 times and couldn’t find the endzone on Sunday. That’s what you have Christian McCaffrey for. McCaffrey totaled up 179 all-purpose yards to go along with a touchdown on the ground in a low-scoring Panthers victory.