Last night was the yearly tradition of the two teams that nobody wants to see on Thursday night play against one another on Thursday night. The location? One of the premier hard drug abuse cities of the United States! Maybe I’ll just watch the Tulane and Houston game that Pat McAfee is announcing. Wait a minute.. that guy in the headband.. with the mustache. Is that Grey Albright? Now that baseball season is coming to a close it would make sense that Grey would finesse himself onto the Jaguars.

But it’s not Grey. It’s the man who is here to save the NFL. The man who works out in the locker room with nothing but a headband and a jock strap. And the man who’s going to make Nick Foles the two-time highest paid back up in the NFL. It’s Gardner Minshew

Minshew was already a must-roster option in two quarterback and superflex leagues. But is he actually playable now? The stat line wasn’t terribly impressive, but it was efficient. He took advantage of a short field and found James O’Shaughnessy for a touchdown pass before throwing a beautiful touchdown pass to D.J. Chark a little later. Minshew ended up with 206 passing yards, which is pretty pedestrian. But when you consider that this was his 2nd NFL start and he has the ability to scramble, it makes him interesting. After a tough matchup in Denver next week, the Jags have 3 straight games that could be tasty matchups for Minshew. The Panthers, Saints, and especially the Bengals do not provide much more of a challenge for Minshew than the Titans did.

It’s time to cut ties with Leonard Fournette if you can find a willing buyer. Fournette was horrible up until his 69-yard fourth quarter run in a very positive game script for the Jaguars. Your league mates probably saw the game too, so how do you sell him? His snap share! We all love a bell cow, plus he caught 6 passes. Fournette is somebody that I want to sell for some upside and I think now is the time to do it before the Jaguars visit Denver.

Elsewhere in the Jaguars’ offense, D.J. Chark did it again and he performs with efficiency. Chark caught 4 of his 5 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown while Dede Westbrook caught 5 passes for 46 yards on 9 targets. The target share favors Westbrook, but the production has favored Chark through 3 games. I joined B_Don on the podcast earlier this week and we both gushed about Chark. Your time to buy him for a good price is running out. 

Oh, Adam Humphries does play for the Titans, after all! Humphries came out of nowhere and caught 6 of his 9 targets (nice) for 93 yards. Delanie Walker also saw 9 targets and caught 7 of them for 64 yards. It was a decent garbage time performance for Walker, but it has to be frustrating for his owners to watch Mariota miss him wide open in the end zone TWICE. Marcus Mariota is easily a bottom 5 starting quarterback in the league and we have hours of tape to back up that assessment. 

I continue to not understand why the Titans drafted Corey Davis with a top 5 draft pick if they are never going to use him like the talented weapon that he is. I look forward to Davis’ next chapter in his career when he is targeted more than 4 times and by a better quarterback. 

I missed out on Derrick Henry this year and I regret it. According to his production from the end of last year to the beginning of this year, drafters that didn’t take Henry missed out of a big discount. Ever since the 99-yard run game, Henry has had no less than 80 yards rushing in any game. That is, until last night when he had 44 yards. But he still scored a touchdown. He still had a useful fantasy week against a tough defense in crappy weather. 

Going forward with this season, I expect the Jaguars’ offense to continue to find an identity while the Titans’ offense will flounder outside of Derrick Henry and Delanie Walker

  1. Water boy says:
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    That’s an awesome headline! Watch out for the gardener he will trim more than the bush!

    .5 ppr as are in week 3 mode are you dropping any of my bench guys for these available guys

    My bench guys: Chris Thompson, MVS, Justin Jackson, Demarcus Robinson, TJ hockenson (my starting TE is Waller)

    To add any of these guys: Darwin Thompson, burkhead, ito Smith, JJ arecia whiteside, James Washington, devin Smith,

    Or add a backup QB my starter is Russell Wilson. Other QBs to play matchups with: jimmy G, rivers, Daniel Jones, dalton, Keenum.

    Thanks as always!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      HAh! Fantastic.
      I’d drop MVS for Robinson.

  2. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    c.davis def on that a.cooper career path, does pretty good year 1, looks like shit years 2… X as the team gets worse and worse during this time not from his fault, gets moved year whatever, and then looks exactly like the best WR in his draft class. i saw whole game and everytime fournette got the ball he had multiple guys already on him behind his line, even the one big gain he spun out of horrible tackling. pretty clear TEN said “let’s let minshew beat us”

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I agree, odds were stacked against Fournette, but I’m not sure when they won’t be. I just wouldn’t want it to be my fantasy roster’s problem

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        well if minshew gets better as you guess he might it could open up fournette a bit.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          True!

  3. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    AB done at NE, they weren’t so worried about him being accused of the kind of rape charge that you can’t even get arrested for in criminal court, but VERIFIABLE social media death threats’ll do to get cut. wonder if he’d be ok if he was on KC like t.hill (also verifiable death threats to at least one of his kids and it’s mother, yet no suspension. actually VOICE RECORDED ones, so he can’t even claim somebody else was using his social media account like i suppose AB’s lawyers could claim). amazing “system” the NFL has here. imagine ray rice and t.hill and zeke hanging out telling old suspension stories in a bar. “back in the day kid, back in the day”

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Case by case without a protocol, this is bound to happen. AB honestly probably wouldn’t have faced a suspension if he just put his head down and let the lawyers handle it. I assume he’s done for 2019 at least, and that’s a good thing in my opinion

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        i love how the media keeps spinning this as if the rape accusations (since they are so much more “shocking”) are why he was cut though. NE didn’t cut him when they heard about those. but about 4-5ish hours after the report of the definitely verifiable death threats he’s on the street. more interesting than that though is exactly what is the relationship of GODdell and KC’s owner such that t.hill gets no time at all after NE/DAL get hit fairly hard for stuff with very little to no evidence. i’m by no means a NE nor DAL owner fan either, but seems pretty damn goofy.

  4. eballs says:
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    Would you drop any of the following to add Dorsett? (0.5 ppr)

    Mattison
    Thompson
    Agholor
    Malcolm Brown
    Mostert

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I would drop Mattison or Brown. Either one you’re gambling with historically injured RB’s health

  5. Wacha Wacha says:
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    In a deep 2 QB league would you rather have Minshew, Darnold, Trubisky, or the combination of Bridgewater/Brees as your QB3 Ros? I feel like Brees offers the most upside for the playoffs but I’d appreciate your input. Thanks !

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah definitely Brees if you can afford the next month and a half without him

  6. Paul Zone says:
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    Drop Singletary, Thompson or Agholor to pick up Josh Gordon? I am #2 waiver claim, would you use it?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yes, Agholor

  7. Charles Parton says:
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    Fuller in Chark trade range?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Definitely

      • Charles Parton says:
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        And Rudy’s got Gore even over Mack. Ya feelin that?

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Makes sense with Singletary out but I like Mack more this week

  8. Jake says:
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    Someone dropped MVS should I use my # 1 waiver claim to add him in PPR league ?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Nah, I wouldnt

  9. eballs says:
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    Start one (0.5 ppr)

    DJ Moore
    Agholor
    Dorsett

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Agholor

  10. Fizz says:
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    Standard – Pick 2

    Kirk
    Miles Sanders
    McLauren
    M. Williams

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Kirk and Sanders

  11. Fizz says:
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    Standard – need flex

    AP
    Cohen
    Gore

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Gore

  12. miles proudfoot says:
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    Which four of these players should I roster for my bench: Latavius Murray, Westbrook, Sutton, Marquis Goodwin, Devin Smith, Deebo, Pettis?

    Start Goff or Kyler this week?

    Thank you!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Murray Sutton Deebo and Westbrook

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