The big news this week was Carlos Hyde being traded to the Jaguars for a fifth round pick. Chances are that Nick Chubb was picked up immediately regardless of the format, but if you’re lucky, Duke Johnson Jr. might still be available. It sounds like Carlos Hyde won’t make his debut this week in a Jaguar’s uniform so T.J. Yeldon will be relevant for at least another week. With Marshawn Lynch being sidelined for the next month, Doug Martin is set to take over his touches. Consider this Doug Martin’s final chance to show that he can be a useful running back. We also have an early London game so make sure you have those line up decisions set on your Chargers and Titans players by 9:30 EST.

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Cheerio everyone! We get our first taste of morning football this season as the Chargers and Titans head across the pond to give us the glorious 9:30AM EST NFL action we’ve all been waiting for. Let’s start with this game and touch a couple others that you should be keeping an eye out for.

Chargers vs Titans (London Game)

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Well that was one hell of a ride. My Bills had Houston right where we wanted them. And Nathan Peterman just… just… just did Nathan Peterman things and threw a pick-6. I really shouldn’t have been surprised when it happened. He has to have done that at least 2847 times by now in his 396 day career. Before I go on a long tirade about how bad Josh Allen looked before he got hurt, let’s just take care of this game in its’ entirety.

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We have a London game! It should mean earlier football but instead it is the same time as the other early games but unfortunately the NFL is putting this game at noon as well. We all will have to wait another week to get a bonus 3 and a half hours of football. Speaking of London, apparently the Jaguars becoming London’s official team is closer to becoming a reality according to their ownership. That seems like nothing but a sh*tshow. Jacksonville finally has a competitor to root for and NOW it’s time for this. Khan wants to keep the team based in Jacksonville while playing some or most of their home games at Wembley stadium. Who would want to sign there? That’s taking away a lot of what home field advantage has to offer. Does Blake Bortles really play that much better overseas? But, if we can get more 8:30 games I might not complain that much. 

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While it is true that you cannot spell ‘elite’ without ‘eli’, we all know that Eli Manning is NOT elite. That was just atrocious to watch on a Thursday night. Pat Shurmur looked like he was going to kill somebody when Eli kept checking down to RB’s. But let’s move away from that atrocity of a game and focus on 4 games with some big fantasy implications this week…

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What a time to be alive if you drafted your franchise QB at the top of the 2018 NFL Draft. You had Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, and Josh Rosen all to pick from and all of whom went out and won this week. Imagine if your team had an aging QB who was 37 years old showing significant decline in play and with the 2nd overall pick in this past draft, you decided the clear choice was a running back. Man. That team would be crazy to do something like that. So guess what Giants fans? I have started the preliminary work on a mock draft (to debut at the end of the season) and I have you guys actually taking a QB. But enough of that for now, let’s see what happened in a couple of the games yesterday.

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You know that things are mixed up when the Browns and the Bills beat teams with a combined 6-2 record coming into Sunday. More on one of those games after the jump. In the primer, I always give our readers a weather forecast. Let’s be clear, rain really doesn’t matter as much as you think it does at this time of year. Pat Mahomes threw for over 300 yards against a very good defense. The weather wasn’t the reason that he didn’t throw for a touchdown, it was the Jaguar’s secondary. 60 degrees and rainy is a lot different than 37 degrees and rainy and I’ll do my best to express that going forward.

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What a fight that was last night? McGregor/Khabib fought such a good fight and McGregor/Khabib didn’t stand a chance. I knew it the whole time, I tell ya! Can you believe that *insert celebrity* was there? How about when *insert fighter* called out *insert fighter* trying to garner up a big money fight? No seriously, I’m really excited for the fight that will be finished by the time this posts. I can’t believe Khabib actually made weight and Tony Ferguson made it through a camp without getting hurt. I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about by the time you are reading this. That was talking MMA with MB!

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God this is my favorite time of the year. Pumpkin beer on the shelves. Hoodie and shorts temperatures outside. Baseball playoffs. NHL regular season is underway. And last but not least, it is key waiver wire time for fantasy football season. The window where the top teams rise and the bad teams take their rightful place in the basement of the standings. For now, let’s preview the games coming up this week as I have tickets to see Venom later tonight and I have no idea whether Tom Hardy can top the impeccable performance that Topher Grace had playing Eddie Brock all those years ago.

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Three overtime games, no ties! I’m the least OCD person you’ll ever meet. That doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m a dirty person. Do I miss the laundry basket from time to time? Sure. But, the dishes get done, the rooms get cleaned, etc etc. One thing that I am OCD about is team records with ties in it. Thet say that ties are like kissing your sister but apparently there is a corner of the internet that is into that, but I haven’t found people that are into ties. Maybe I’m just not into 3rd columns. This could be one of the reasons that I never got into watching soccer or hockey. It makes me cringe when I see the standings. Don’t even ask me to look at the NFC or AFC North standings, woof. It makes the standings look messy and it upsets me that these teams couldn’t figure it out in 70 minutes. If one of the four teams that already has a tie in this young season ends up in another tie this season I will be beside myself. How do you figure out playoff scenarios for teams with TWO (2) ties? I don’t have to worry about it for now so there is no reason to get too stressed out about it. Let’s talk about some games, shall we?

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