Did anyone else have a case of the pandemic Mondays this week? Mine was brutal. I slept until around noon before feasting on a bowl of Lucky Charms with chocolate chips and whipped cream—don’t worry I had a nice big glass of cucumber, kale and celery juice too. Then, after the insulin injection, it was off to the couch for my early afternoon nap where I dreamt of a shirtless photo shoot with Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. I woke up just in time to inhale my Monday evening nachos and watch an episode of Game of Thrones before the Chiefs/Ravens game. Unfortunately for Baltimore, the Ravens defense never woke up from their own Monday afternoon nap; they looked like White Walkers out on the field as Patrick Mahomes went all Arya Stark on them with a line of 31/42 for 385 yards, 4 carries for 26 yards, 4 passing touchdowns and his 1st rushing touchdown—he now has 9 passing touchdowns on the year. Those who were thinking about dropping Mahomie below #2 in their rest of season QB rankings might want to reconsider. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:
Game of Thrones Spoiler Alert for this round up, fair warning!
Tyreek Hill – 5 catches for 77 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Every time I sit down to write a blurb about Reek, all I can think of is Ramsay Bolton eating that sausage in Game of Thrones Season 3. One of the best theatrical scenes in history. Fortunately, this Reek hasn’t been neutered, he’s an elite WR1 until further notice.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire – 20 carries for 64 yards, 5 catches for 70 yards. CEH is a lot like Stannis Baratheon. Lots of lemmings think he’s the rightful king of RB1s. Don’t get me wrong, Clyde’s an RB1, but he’s no king. Pigskinonator agrees, projecting him as the #13 fantasy RB next week against the Patriots. Sign up for a free 7-day trial of all the fantasy football tools now!
Mecole Hardman – 4 catches for 81 yards and his 1st touchdown. A hard man is good to find! And the hardest man in Game of Thrones had to be Tyrion, that little man had quite the appetite. Mecole saw 6 targets in this game compared the measly 1 and 3 targets he saw in the first two weeks. The well endowed speedster was dropped in tons of leagues and he’s worth a roster spot in all 12 teamers—but not necessarily on your team.
Travis Kelce – 6 catches for 87 yards. The Mountain, Kelce, won this faceoff with The Hound, Mark Andrews (3 catches for 22 yards), but it’s only a matter of years before The Hound prevails. Now’s a good time to think about buying Mandrews after two dud games, check out our Free Trade Analyzer to brainstorm up some dealios.
Anthony Sherman – 1 catch for 5 yards and his 1st touchdown. I’m not sure whether the fullback Sherman or the offensive tackle Eric Fisher (1 catch for 2 yards and his 1st touchdown) makes more sense as our Samwell Tarly. They’re both mostly worthless but when they do contribute, you love to see it.
Lamar Jackson – 15/28 for 97 yards, 9 carries for 83 yards and his 5th passing touchdown. Never doubt the Three-Eyed Raven. This was an ugly performance and makes two rough outings in a row. I doubt the LJax owner is in freak-out mode quite yet, but it never hurts to poke around for some league winning upside.
Mark Ingram – 7 carries for 30 yards. Joffrey Baratheon over here is just warming the iron throne for the true king, J.K. Dobbins (1 carry for 6 yards, 4 catches for 38 yards) aka Jon Snow. I’m not all that interested in buying Ingram, but I’m all about Dobbins. There’s even a chance the rookie finds the waiver wire in your league after only 15 touches thru 3 weeks. Trust the workload will ramp up at some point.
Marquise Brown – 2 catches for 13 yards. Hollywood has to be Daenerys Targaryen because he’s sexy sexy and flat out fun to watch. One of these weeks Brown will walk into the fire and step out with some dragons. Basically, I’m buying any and every Raven after this slow start.