Is there anything more frustrating in sports, than when management doesn’t put the best players on the field? As a Packer fan, why Green Bay is still using a RB by committee is infuriating. Aaron Jones is in an entirely different class than Jamaal Williams, yet Mike McCarthy continues to use them in rotation. As a Dynasty player you can try to take advantage of this situation and add some depth to your team. Owners may be frustrated with Jones usage, and if he doesn’t get the workload this week they may try to cut bait. Aaron Jones is an explosive back with hands. He averaged 5.5 yards a carry last year, and is over 6 in 2018’s small sample size. The reason I’ve heard for him not being in on every down is his lack of pass blocking. I just don’t see it. Go acquire Aaron Jones everywhere and hope that McCarthy sees the light. He is putting up starting back statistics without a starting back’s workload.
Trubisky had a career game throwing for 5 TD’s and 350 yards against the Buccaneer’s. This was more due to the Buc’s secondary being awful, than it was Biscuit being great. Unfortunately for Trubisky owners he will not be playing Tampa Bay every week. There are a few things to like here for Trubsiky owners though. Mainly, Trubsiky is completing his passes at a 10% higher clip than last year. He also has an improved supporting cast to throw to. This is going to result in better counting stats in 2018 compared to the 12 games in 2017. But I’m not buying in, use this window to sell. He should be ranked outside of the top 25 in Dynasty. Now would be a great time to move him for one of the QB’s from this year’s class.
Ito is a player that is going to remain off the radar for most of the 2018 season barring an injury to Freeman or Coleman. With Freeman and Coleman leading the backfield in Atlanta it is going to be difficult for Smith to have an impact on fantasy rosters. Smith is not filling up the stats sheet with only 24 touches through 4 games, but if you watch him he looks electric. Throw out week 1 (0 carries) and week 3 (2 carries), Ito is averaging over 5 yards per attempt. Smith has also caught 7 of 8 balls thrown his way. With the NFL skewed toward pass catching backs, Ito has a very bright future. Fun fact: Smith has more red zone touches than Tevin Coleman this year. Atlanta trusts him and intends to use him. At the end of this season it’s possible we see the departure of Tevin Coleman, paving the way for Smith to take over his role in the offense.
Josh Rosen had a much better game than his stat line showed. I went back and watched the tape after I saw the 55% completion rate and 180 yards passing. I counted 6 drops. I know that every QB has to deal with dropped passes, but these drops were crippling. If just 2-3 of them were hauled in, Rosen could have been over 300 yards. There were also 2 dropped balls that were easy touchdowns. Hopefully Arizona’s WR’s can start hauling in some of these deep balls. Look for Rosen to get things going with rookie WR Christian Kirk in the coming weeks.