Remember Jason Pierre-Paul’s infamous firework accident that resulted in a mangled hand, and eventually a club hand which he’d use to beat offensive linemen over the head? We came into Thursday night’s Cardinals at Seahawks game expecting all kinds of beautiful fantasy fireworks, but instead we were left with a limp disfigured hand. Hopefully we can transform this disappointment into our own club hand. It wasn’t all bad news though, as Carlos Hyde played it safe with bottle rockets and sparklers in his return from his hamstring injury. Hyde took 14 carries for 79 yards and 2 catches for 16 yards, adding in his 3rd touchdown. But don’t get too excited about playing Hyde the sausage with Carlos, odds are Chris Carson (foot) makes his return in week 12. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:
Russell Wilson – 23/28 for 197 yards, 10 carries for 42 yards and 2 passing touchdowns—he now has 30 passing touchdowns on the season. Russ has been feeding his fantasy owners dog food the past few weeks. Sure, it’s been high quality dog chow. That reminds me, my mom used to cook our dogs an organic chicken breast, brown rice and bone broth dinner every night while my brother and I had frozen pizza. Not even DiGiorno or Tombstone, we got the knockoff Jack’s. This is all to say, Russ’s dog food is just as good as most QB’s gourmet cuisine.
D.K. Metcalf – 3 catches for 46 yards and his 9th touchdown. D.K. had a couple hilarious drops Thursday; well, hilarious if you were playing against him, depressing for those of us starting him. The drop in the end zone at the end of the first half literally hit him in the face! Oh, and he also had a big catch called back on an irrelevant holding call. This could’ve been another huge game.
Tyler Lockett – 9 catches for 67 yards and his 8th touchdown. Lockett was questionable coming in with a knee injury, but Sneaky Pete insisted his status was never in doubt. Of course this is the same guy who said Carson was a “true game-time-decision” four weeks ago. Regardless, Lockett looked himself and now will have nine days to rest up before their next game. He remains a locked in WR1.
Kyler Murray – 29/42 for 269 yards, 5 carries for 15 yards and 2 passing touchdowns—he now has 19 passing touchdowns on the season. I’ve become accustomed to 60-100 rushing yards and at least one rushing TD from Kyler. You can’t just take those drugs away from an addict! The surprise of the night may have been the resurgence of the Seattle defense who looked legit while hurting Murray’s throwing shoulder in the early going. Hopefully our man’s back at full strength with the extra rest this coming week.
DeAndre Hopkins – 5 catches for 51 yards. I’ve got an idea, how bout Hopkins just runs down to the end zone every play and Kyler chucks it up?
Christian Kirk – 4 catches for 50 yards. Pigskinonator projected Captain Kirkoff for 4 catches and 54 receiving yards in this one. Dang, that’s a sharp pig-bot! Hey Rudy, give him an extra serving of slop today.
Kenyan Drake – 11 carries for 29 yards, 4 catches for 31 yards and his 5th touchdown. The Drake is clearly back in charge of the Cards backfield. He might be a back end RB1 rest of season. I told you The Drake is good.
Chase Edmonds – 2 carries for 13 yards, 4 catches for 36 yards and his 4th touchdown. While The Drake had a solid game with plenty of opportunity, Edmonds on the other hand bailed out his fantasy owners with a 2nd half touchdown reception. The final fantasy numbers look close between the two, but the usage wasn’t very close at all. Consider Edmonds a desperation flex option at best.