Chris Godwin could only watch hopelessly last week as Mike Evans gave Jameis Winston some of his family’s secret man meat and then went on to catch 3 touchdowns. After the game, having seen the way to Winston’s heart, Godwin immediately went to work on a wurst recipe of his own. We’ll never know exactly how it went down when Godwin presented his juicy wiener to Jameis in the locker room early Monday morning. What we do know is, Chris Godwin reclaimed his position atop Winston’s best friends list receiving 14 targets against the Rams which he turned into 12 catches for 172 yards and his 3rd and 4th touchdowns. What will Mike Evans (4 catches for 89 yards and his 4th touchdown) put in his quarterbacks’ mouth next week to regain the favor of Jameis Winston (28/41 for 385 yards and 4 touchdowns)? Stay tuned! Anyway, MB covered yesterday’s early games but here’s what else I saw in the late games for fantasy football:
Larry Fitzgerald – 5 catches for 47 yards as he passed Tony Gonzalez as number two on the all-time career receptions list with 1,326. Now only Jerry has more catches than Larry.
Will Dissly – 7 catches for 57 yards and his 4th touchdown. This is my 4th consecutive post with a mention of Dissly. Just give me your password and I’ll pick him up for you.
David Montgomery – 21 carries for 53 yards, 3 catches for 14 yards. Monty dominated the Bears backfield touches for a second straight week. The buy low window may still be cracked since 53 yards is blech, but saavy owners will recognize it was against a tough Vikings run defense. Still might be worth reaching your paw thru that buy low crack and see what you can dig out.
Tarik Cohen – 5 carries for 11 yards, 2 catches for 7 yards and his 1st touchdown. Full Monty touches aren’t great for Cohen’s fantasy value.
Gardner Minshew – 19/33 for 213 yards and his 6th and 7th touchdowns. It took a few tries but Uncle Rico was finally able to throw it over the mountain in Denver. The legend grows.
Leonard Fournette – 29 carries for 225 yards, 2 catches for 20 yards. Leo owners felt like they were on the sinking Titanic with Fournette coming into this week. 245 all purpose yards should calm the panic. Fournette’s an RB1 until his yearly injury.
Ryquell Armstead – 8 carries for 42 yards, 1 catch for 7 yards and his 1st touchdown. Speaking of Fournette’s yearly injury, Armstead will be a must-add once it comes. If you have a deep bench then stash him now.
D.J. Chark – 4 catches for 44 yards. Charknado was finally grounded in this one but he did have a 20 yard touchdown called back due to a holding penalty. Look for a week 5 bounce back.
James O’Shaughnessy – 1 catch for 18 yards and his 2nd touchdown. Oh Shag Hennessy? Is Oh Shag Hennessy present?
Peyton Barber – 9 carries for 19 yards and his 2nd touchdown. The 2.1 yards per carry is less exciting than a visit to Peyton Scissorhands Barber Shop. Which is actually pretty exciting since you never know when you might lose an ear.
Ronald Jones – 19 carries for 70 yards, 1 catch for 12 yards and his 1st touchdown. Ronald McDonald Jones might be starting to separate himself from the other clowns in this backfield.
Todd Gurley – 5 carries for 16 yards, 7 catches for 54 yards and his 2nd and 3rd touchdowns. You read that right, 5 carries! Malcolm Brown (5 carries for 14 yards) only got 5 carries as well so this was mostly a product of game script but one of your league mates sees the two touchdowns and wants to give you a first rounder for Gurley, I’d sell faster than you can say McVay. The ToddFather’s workload will continue to be limited.
Cooper Kupp – 9 catches for 121 yards and his 3rd touchdown. The Pigskinonator had Kupp as it’s #2 ranked wide receiver this week, projecting him for 7 catches, 98 yards and 0.70 touchdowns. You were 0.30 touchdowns off, stupid robot!
Ezekiel Elliott – 18 carries for 35 yards, 6 catches for 30 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Sunday Night Football wasn’t friendly to fantasy points this week unless you own Will Lutz (4 field goals). Ban kickers.
Alvin Kamara – 17 carries for 69 yards. Nice. Kamara also chipped in 3 catches for 20 yards. Nicer days are ahead.