The biggest story line coming out of Thursday night will be Patrick Mahomes’ knee. From the sounds of it as I write this, there isn’t a fracture to go along with the dislocated kneecap so that is not the worst news in the world if you depend on Mahomes in fantasy football. 

I’ve started writing this at the end of the 3rd quarter. At this point the Broncos are lifeless and Flacco has been sacked 7 times. Nevermind, now it’s 8. Flacco is a corpse out there with zero mobility and the offensive line is not doing him any favors. 

I saw this game going quite a bit differently. I thought that Denver had all of the momentum coming into this game off of two straight wins and KC with two straight losses. These teams were playing on 4 days rest and Denver’s roster was a lot healthier coming into the game. Kansas City can’t stop the run and coming into the game, they only had 11 sacks on the season. It turns out that this Denver offense is completely lethargic and unprepared. 

It seemed like Denver was actually prepared on the first drive. They stuck to the game plan and marched the ball down the field benefitting from a couple of penalties and running the ball pretty well. Then it seemed like when Kansas City came down the field and scored, they completely ditched a valid plan of attack. The game was probably over in the first half when Vic Fangio ran a head-scratching fake punt on their own side of the field. It was one of the worst fakes that anyone could ever imagine. Once Flacco was strip sacked and KC recovered it and ran it in for a touchdown, there was no hope for Denver coming back even with Pat Mahomes out. Let’s dive into the other fantasy football tidbits from Thursday night.

Performance Checks

– It was another game that Travis Kelce owners can’t feel great about. Kelce caught 6 passes for 44 yards while leading the team by 3 targets. He didn’t factor into either of Kansas City’s 2 receiving touchdowns.

Damien Williams couldn’t find any room to run. Williams carries the ball 9 times for 7 yards and caught 2 passes for -1 yard. At this point, William’s stock is toast. He has little to no value on the trade market and is creeping towards being droppable. 

-LeSean McCoy, on the other hand, averaged 5.3 yards per carry and had a couple of very nice runs including a 22 yarder in the 4th quarter. 

Mecole Hardman is hanging onto fantasy relevancy by a thread while Watkins continues to be sidelined. Hardman caught 2 passes for 28 yards and that included the first touchdown that Kansas City scored. 

– Even with Matt Moore under center, Tyreek Hill could not be stopped. While the stat line was modest for Hill, he ripped a 57-yard touchdown and ended the night with 3 catches for 74 yards. 

Courtland Sutton led the Broncos with 8 targets and caught 6 of them for 87 yards. If there is any positive out of the Broncos offense, it is Courtland trending up. 

-Emmanuel Sanders fought through injury issues to catch 5 balls for 60 yards. I feel like this would have been a much bigger game Sanders if Flacco had or created any time in the pocket. 

– Lindsay and Freeman combined for 22 carries and 71 yards. What a waste of an opportunity for a big game from this backfield. Freeman scored the one touchdown out of the two for what it’s worth.

Noah Fant has two pretty bad drops and it’s a trend that I have picked up on since the preseason. Fant’s biggest fantasy day of the year included 2 catches for 31 yards and a touchdown. If you haven’t dropped him yet, you can do so without regret.

That’s all I’ve got! I’ll catch you tomorrow while filling in for Zach with a start/sit post.

  1. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    i watched this too and every time they tried to give d-will a carry it was really clear it was a run play to DEN, often they were already in the backfield. mccoy had space on his 2 good runs due to the defensive game plan when he was out there. if walrus tried throwing it more (well this might be out the window for a bit with mahomes out) when d-will is out there this might resolve itself. now if d-will can’t block or something this is quite bad, but the offense had no problems for over a month straight to end last year with d-will starting.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I know, The Williams stuff is frustrating

  2. Fizz says:
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    Standard scoring pick 2:
    M. Williams
    M. sanders
    McLauren

    Standard scoring pick 2:
    W. Fuller
    M. Williams
    DK

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Williams, McLaurin
      Fuller, DK

  3. Steve says:
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    Trade :
    Receive d.j. Chark, Olson and d. Singletary. Send away H. Henry and d.j. Moore.
    Take it?
    I also have Engram, good at wr, hurting at rb. Or just send Henry for M. Gordon? He’s resisted trading Gordon.
    Thanks, MB

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Take it, love getting Chark

  4. Chucky says:
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    Goff or Allen? Watson or Lamar? Watson or Allen? Three different leagues. Thanks.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      don’t think watson can be lower than allen in the 3rd.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Goff, Jackson, Watson

      • Ryan Brown says:
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        PPR League. Pick two…

        Mack, Coleman, Jeffery & McLaurin

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Mack and McLaurin

  5. Water boy says:
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    Good morning MB! It’s the weekend woo hoo! .5 ppr
    Thinking of doing some deals thoughts on any of these man

    1.) deal my OBJ to get mike Evans ?

    2.) deal my OBJ to get josh Jacobs + Larry Fitzgerald?

    3.) deal my Daren Waller to get Lockett?

    4.) deal my Tevin Coleman + OBJ to get DeAndre Hopkins? Too much? Too little?

    5.) deal my David Montgomery to get Gallup?

    6.) deal my David Montgomery to get Chark?

    6.) deal my Tevin Coleman + OBJ to get Godwin ?

    7.) deal obj to get Godwin ?

    I don’t want to deal Waller he’s been a beast & with no T Williams only more targets should come however if I can get a WR2 or RB2 for him I should , mainly a WR as I feel I need depth there, unfortunately I don’t have a backup TE , yes I’ll be downgrading at TE since I’ll be streaming but I feel like my WR depth would be better . FYI the Lockett owner has been rolling with OJ not the Juice Howard yikes, unless I do waller for Lockett + Howard?

    My RBs are DJ, cook, David Montgomery, Tevin Coleman, Mattison, Edmonds, Darrel Henderson

    My WRs are OBJ, thielin, Josh Gordon, AJ green, MVS, dionte Johnson, Watkins, jaron brown

    After OBJ & thielin it’s a mess of uncertainty lol

    TE Waller

    FYI here are available TEs : Dallas godart, graham, Doyle, Vernon Davis , fells, Luke Willson, Ben Watson, Ryan Izzo

    Thanks man

    • Water boy says:
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      Or deal waller to get Chark ?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      GM,

      1. No
      2.no
      3. No
      4. Too much
      5. Yes
      6. Yes
      7. No
      8 yes but good luck

      I’d rather take the positional advantage each week than try to deal Waller.

  6. Jake says:
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    Would you trade Carson and Wentz for Kamara and Pats D ? Ppr

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I think that’s a great upgrade

  7. toolshed says:
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    have one ir spot and a short bench. 4 man bench. Bye weeks starting to hit (2 guys off). I also have Adams who is going to miss another week. Is guice worth holding in that ir spot? I really dont want to cut matteson. I’ve liked what I’ve seen and cook has never stayed healthy for a full season. Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d rather keep Guice than Mattison

  8. eballs says:
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    If all Packer WRs sit and if healthy, sit one

    Westbrook
    Dorsett
    Lazard

    I’m also a Kirk owner, so If by chance, he plays this week, who would you start aside him from the top 3? Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      If Kirk plays, I’d play Kirk and Lazard, if Kirk doesn’t play, Lazard and Westbrook

  9. Steve r says:
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    Would you trade D.J. Moore to obtain D. Singletary? Could use some rb help. Thx

  10. Steve says:
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    Would you trade D.J. Moore to obtain D. Singletary? Thx

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Imo would if you’re gonna need a 2nd half running back and have enough depth at WR

  11. todd says:
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    Would you trade Hunter Henry and D. Montgomery for Joh Jacobs and J. Graham..PPR Flex…My other TE is A. Hooper…..and RB’s McCaffrey and Engram?????? Thanks.

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