Let’s all collectively go outside and scream at the top of our lungs. There was so much bad play-calling, stupid penalties, bad play-calling, bad fantasy beats, bad play-calling, and brutal injuries that happened last night. I was given hope when Aaron Rodgers drove the Packers down the field in the two-minute drill and hit a wide open Geronimo Allison in the end zone. Then the Packers get the ball first after half time and run the ball on the first two plays with all of the momentum on their side and end up punting. The Eagles score again and when the Packers get the ball back, THEY RUN ON FIRST DOWN AGAIN. 

Our writer Pat called it perfectly when he mentioned to some of the other writers that he thought that the Packers were a better team, but he was nervous about a brand new coach coming up with a solid game plan on a 4-day turnaround. In the 4th quarter, the Packers had the ball on first and goal at the 1 yard line and Rodgers threw 4 straight incompletions. That would have actually been a good time to run the ball considering how well Aaron Jones has ran the ball in goal line situations so far this season. For what it’s worth, this was easily the best Thursday night game we’ve had so far this year. Everything from play on the field to atmosphere was what we’ve come to expect when we sit down to watch an NFL football game. Now let’s go over some fantasy impact from week 4 TNF. 

Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard

Frustration for Miles Sanders owners is setting in. Jordan Howard is clearly the red zone back and also led the team in touches. Rudy tweeted yesterday that fantasy analysts should spend less time saying what coaches should do with their personnel and spend more time analyzing what they actually do with their personnel. If we take this to heart, like we probably should, Jordan Howard has a clear step up on Miles Sanders at the moment. Jordan Howard scored all 3 backfield touchdowns for the Eagles including a 20 yard screen pass for a touchdown. Miles Sanders had a 30 yard run and averaged 4.2 YPC on his other touches, which is great, except it only translated to 7.2 fantasy points. Sanders has been explosive in special teams and getting better every week as a ball carrier, but if he’s not catching passes out of the backfield like he did in week 2, he’s not going to score his owners very many fantasy points.

Things have been going very well for Jordan Howard the last couple of weeks. He’s looked good and is embracing being the lead back. You can feel comfortable starting him while he is the hot hand in Philly.

Carson Wentz

The pressure was taken off of Wentz by the running backs and it led to a good fantasy day despite only throwing for 160 yards. He completed 16 passes to 5 different receivers with 3 of those passes being touchdowns.

Alshon Jeffery 

Alshon Jeffery’s return has murdered any remaining Nelson Agholor value. Jeffrey led the team in targets (9) and scored a touchdown while compiling 38 yards on 3 catches.

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers had a great fantasy day that should have been better if it weren’t for a Jimmy Graham drop in the end zone. When Rodgers and Adams start connecting, good things happen in this offense.

Davante Adams

Adams had a huge first half and then Philly decided to try and cover him in the second half. I’ll be damned, it worked! After 8 catches and 158 yards in the first half, Philly held Adams to 2 catches for 22 yards in the second half. We’ll have to keep an eye on Adams’ status going into next week, it looked like his foot was bothering him in the 4th quarter. Good thing they have a long gap in between games. 

Aaron Jones

Underperforming running backs on good offenses can still provide a ton of value. Jones was put in position to score a touchdown and he succeeded while otherwise looking pretty dull on his carries. Aaron added some value in the passing game catching 6 passes for 36 yards. The injury to Jamaal Williams did not look great so that should open the door for Aaron Jones to control this backfield in the coming weeks or at least until we hear more.

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham scored again and was used a lot in the second half while Adams was on the sideline. Graham caught 6 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown on 9 targets (2nd on the team behind Adams). There is no reason to rush out and pick up Graham. He was in a + matchup and took advantage of Rodgers’ favorite target not being in the game. Graham could very easily be back to putting up donuts next week, you just can’t predict his breakouts.

MVS and Geronimo Allison

They each caught 3 balls and Geronimo was the only one of the two to score a touchdown. MVS did outpace Allison in targets 7-3. 

  1. Charles Parton says:
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    I didn’t understand them running when it was clear the Eagles were stopping the run and not the passing game. But i guess it works since i’m a bears fan lol.

    Would you consider stashing up the Eagles defense for the miami matchup?

    I assume i will be dropping Jamaal Williams now…

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yep! And I suppose so..

  2. eballs says:
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    Start one (0.5 ppr)

    Diggs
    D-Rob
    Hardman

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hardman or D-Rob. I’m personally starting Hardman

  3. Cram It says:
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    Graham is terrible. He dropped two TD passes trying to use one hand when he easily could have and should have used two. Douchebag player and human being (probably, he looks like it).

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Lmao the last line killed me

      • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins?) says:
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        with these guys anything is possible.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          True

  4. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    12 team dynasty half PPR but the rush yards are worth 50% more than caught.
    QB (1) wentz, j.allen
    RB (1): michel, AAron, mack, duke
    WR (2): nuke, thielen, MT, hilton, j.gordon
    TE(1) dissly
    1 RB/WR flex
    1 WR/TE flex
    IR (5) j.will

    add which of these 1st: you already answered RJ2
    drake, c.thompson, AP, burkhead, howard

    who’s the best best out of that, with j-will on IR for now i can add a 2nd if i drop duke

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Thompson

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        i had added howard during last night (silly ass no WW except for drops league, we’ll vote on changing that next year, too late to now)

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Wait, Jordan Howard? I skipped over his name, he’s the add

          • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            yeah, ok, already did then. so it’s just the duke for RJ2 move.

            • MB

              MB says:
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              Yes

  5. Jerk Face McGuillycutty says:
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    Need to start 3 of these 4 in my WR-TE slot: Cooks, DJ Moore, Will Dissly, Mark Andrews? 12 teamer. .5ppr, 3 point bonus for WR every 100 & 3 point bonus for TE every 75.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Cooks, Dissly, and Andrews

  6. Allan says:
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    MB I’ve got what we’ll call a 1st world fantasy problem. Need to decide on an RB2 and a flex out of Ingram, D. Johnson, and Kupp in a full ppr. My RB1 is Dalvin and my starting receivers are Julio and Amari. It’s a pretty long term 12 team dynasty if you’re wondering how I have all those guys.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hahaha, that is a first world fantasy problem if I’ve ever seen one. I’d go DJ and Kupp.

  7. Water boy says:
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    Happy Friday mB!! .5 ppr league gearing up for week 4!

    First things first I have Tevin Coleman in at IR but I
    Need to activate him in order to make adds or trades. Who to drop to activate Coleman: Jeff Wilson? Mostert? Darrel Williams?

    FYI my RBs are: DJ , cook, David Montgomery, Tevin Coleman, Chris Thompson, Mostert, Jeff Wilson, Darrel Williams

    My WRs are: obj , thielen, Josh Gordon, aj green , mvs, John brown , Demarcus Robinson, dionte Johnson

    My TE is Waller

    QB is Russell Wilson

    Trade options:

    1.) trade my David Montgomery to get Hollywood brown? Or do you think I’m fine at WR? Figured he could use Montgomery as he has a banged up Damien Williams & Connor. His 3 WRs are studs: Julio, Keenan & Godwin

    2.) deal my DJ + OBJ to get Kamara + Dk metcalf?

    3.) deal my MVS + Demarcus Robinson to get Tyler Boyd?

    4.) deal my Chris Thompson to get Christian Kirk or Sutton ? Both are on his bench

    5.) deal my DJ + John brown to get marlon Mack + Marvin Jones?

    6.) deal my Chris Thompson + John brown to get Marvin Jones?

    7.) deal thielen for Josh Jacobs?

    8.) deal thielen + David Montgomery for Aaron Jones ?

    9.) deal Chris Thompson to get golden Tate?

    FYI these are the best available guys:
    Anyone worth adding if I can’t do a trade?

    RB: ito Smith, ballage,,Elijah penny, dion Lewis, ryquell armstead.

    WR: Pettis, Marquise Goodwin, Inman, Auden Tate,,Davante Parker, Dede Westbrook,,Preston Williams, deon Cain, Parris Campbell, AJ brown ,

    Lastly would you stash niners D? They get Browns next week & baker hasn’t been hot

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d stay where you are except for # 7 I would do.

      I wouldn’t be stacking against the Browns just yet

  8. patdaddy1985 says:
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    How much does the value of MVS increase if Adams misses time?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      A lot. Startable

  9. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey man. How would you rank Murray, Westbrook, Pettis, Deebo, and Marquis G?

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Pettis, Deebo, L. Murray, Goodwin

  10. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give up Melvin Gordon, get Derrick Henry and David Montgomery, 12 team PPR where my other RBs are Tevin and Singletary and a couple handcuffs.

    Other guy has Conner and Mack as well. I feel like i need the depth for now, but im not as high on Henry. What say you guys?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’m not high on Henry but I am on Montgomery so I would take it

  11. Steve says:
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    Good review. Thanks.
    I have one spot available on my roster. How close is Hunter Henry to returning? Should I use it on him or someone like Rb Edmunds, Edwards, Or maybe D. Lewis. Engram is my only te. Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I think a month or so?

      Yeah he’s a good stash

  12. Billy says:
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    Would you trade Christian Kirk for Mark Andrews ?

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I would not

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