It’s Tuesday Night Football! This comes around just as often as a global pandemic. Hopefully. The Tuesday night game really threw a wrench in my standard Tuesday evening plans of roller blading, Kama Sutra and Below Deck. I had my Ryan Tannehill lede all queued up when the big new broke about the Jets releasing Le’Veon Bell, who they were reportedly trying to trade just hours before. I’m pretty sure I play in a fantasy league with Jets’ GM Joe Douglas. He was the guy who kept offering me ripoff A.J. Green trades all the way up until he cut him. I’ve seen a lot of speculation about where Bell might land, including Kansas City, Philadelphia, Arizona, New England, Chicago, Los Angeles Chargers and Saskatchewan. I’m not sure he’s more than a low end RB2 on any of those teams—except maybe the Saskatchewan Roughriders—also, is anyone else starting to pick up a little Antonio Brown vibe? As you might expect, the aftermath in New York isn’t very enticing. Frank Gore and La’Mical Perine are worth rostering, maybe even Ty Johnson too if you’re really desperate. Which I always am. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:
Ryan Tannehill – 21/28 for 195 yards, 4 carries for 42 yards, 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown—he now has 9 touchdowns on the season. Here’s what I said about Tannehill when I ranked him as my #11 QB in my preseason top 20 quarterback rankings, “If you’ve been in a coma for the last year and your first order of business was to come read your favorite fantasy football site, well, you better take a seat. A lot has happened in the past 12 months, but easily the biggest news is Ryan Tannehill’s emergence as a fantasy relevant quarterback with the Titans. Don’t count on the 2019 rushing production to continue—he had 4 TDs on the ground in only 10 starts last year—with Derrick Henry running wild, but the passing production might be close to sustainable with second year stud A.J. Brown taking another step forward right after the White House and Titans’ early season COVID scares.” Wow, I totally forgot I had predicted the White House and Titans virus outbreaks! When will Tannehill get the respekt he deserves?
A.J. Brown – 7 catches for 82 yards and his 1st touchdown. Aristotle once said, “Patience is bitter, but the fruit is a sweet WR1 A.J. Brown who should be started every single week regardless of matchup.” Man that dude was way ahead of his time!
Jonnu Smith – 5 catches for 40 yards and his 4th and 5th touchdowns. B_Don told me Jonnu sucks so many times this preseason that I almost started to believe him. Listen to more of B_Don’s bad takes on our weekly Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast.
Josh Allen – 26/41 for 263 yards, 4 carries for 18 yards, 2 passing touchdowns and 2 interceptions—he now has 14 passing touchdowns. Can we cut Allen a little slack here? I’m sure the Josh Allen Haters Club won’t, they’re a passionate bunch. But this was a tough week with all the COVID uncertainty, John Brown (calf) was missing and the Titans showed up like this was their Super Bowl. Also, I’m not sure who the awful CBS announcers were but one of them compared Allen to Mahomes so that’s pretty much gospel. He’s still a high end QB1, don’t panic.
Stefon Diggs – 10 catches for 106 yards. Have I mentioned that I ranked Diggs the highest out of all 171 experts in the FantasyPros Draft Rankings Contest? As the #1 Kerryon Johnson fan I have to take every chance possible to bring up Diggs. He’s a must-start WR1 every week and Pigskinonator agrees. Good bot.
Gabriel Davis – With Smokey Brown all smoked out, there was opportunity for the rookie Davis and Cole Beasley (6 catches for 63 yards) to make an impact, but the Titans defense wasn’t having it in their triumphant COVID return. I love Davis long term, if you’re in a dynasty league make sure he’s owned.
Devin Singletary – 11 carries for 25 yards, 1 catch for 8 yards. With Zack Moss (toe) still sidelined, it seemed like another smash spot for Singletary, but T.J. Yeldon (7 carries for 52 yards, 1 catch for 22 yards and his 1st touchdown) swooped in as the surprise spoiler after seeing only 3 touches in the first three games. The Bills backfield is a tough one to read, I still like Moss long term but Singletary obviously has the most fantasy value for the time being.