Whew! Someone towel me off. That was intense! Hold on a minute, I need to take a few more laps around the couch after that epic finish. I know what you’re all wondering: did Donkey win his Wizard Phallus playoff matchup and did he manage to advance to the RazzBowl championship bracket? Yes and yes–everything went great, thanks for asking! But enough about me, let’s talk about the most exciting football game of this crazy 2020 season. Lamar Jackson unleashed Thriller 2.0 by going 11/17 for 163 yards, 9 carries for 124 yards, 1 passing touchdown and 2 rushing touchdowns–he now has 18 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns on the year and I told you he was a screaming buy for his great playoff schedule. But LJax also had some backup dancers who pitched in on the filming of the music video as J.K. Dobbins Macarena’d his way to 13 carries for 53 yards and his 5th touchdown and Gus Edwards Dougie’d his way to 7 carries for 49 yards, 1 catch for 4 yards and his 5th and 6th touchdowns. As a Dobbins fanboy, I don’t get Harbaugh’s obsession with Gus the Bus but I suppose if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I haven’t dug in on all the week 15 matchups yet, but I anticipate ranking Dobbins as a solid RB2, Gus as a low end flex play and LJax as an elite QB1 against a soft Jaguars defense. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:
Marquise Brown – 2 catches for 50 yards and his 5th touchdown. That also makes three straight games that Hollywood has found the end zone, but if I’m being honest, they’ve all seemed pretty fluky. He also dropped three or four easy ones on Monday night. I wouldn’t be in a rush to start Brown in week 15.
Mark Andrews – 5 catches for 78 yards. In Mandrews return from the virus he was invisible for big chunks of the game but made a couple huge plays when it mattered most. He’s obviously a must-start tight end for the final two weeks.
Baker Mayfield – 28/47 for 343 yards, 5 carries for 23 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown and 1 interception–he now has 23 passing touchdowns on the season. Mayfield was Superfly on Monday night, but narrowly outdone by Jackson after Lamar returned from his 4th quarter dump in the locker room. This is back-to-back huge games from Baker, I’m not sure if I’m fully on board against a surprisingly competent Giants defense in week 15, but the upside is clear.
Nick Chubb – 17 carries for 82 yards, 2 catches for 21 yards and his 8th and 9th touchdowns. Could you imagine the numbers Chubb would be posting if Kareem Hunt (6 carries for 33 yards, 6 catches for 77 yards and his 9th and 10th touchdowns) wasn’t in town? It’s the best one-two punch and the league and it’s not even close. We’re obviously firing up Chubb as long as he can walk or crawl, but it’s also tough to bench Hunt after this performance.
Rashard Higgins – 6 catches for 68 yards and his 4th touchdown. Higgy has taken a leap forward over the past two weeks on the legs of 19 targets from Baker which he’s turned into 12 catches for 163 yards and two scores. He’s a solid WR3 option against the Giants next week, assuming Jarvis Landry (6 catches for 52 yards) sees a lot of James Bradberry.