I used to put my trusty Coleman tent to work every summer. A group of college friends and I would gather for a long weekend of debauchery and mosquito bites. Eventually, after enough blood loss, we outgrew the authentic camping experience and upgraded to cabin glamping. Also, our old campsite not-so-politely asked us to never come back. Regardless, my Coleman tent hasn’t seen any use in recent years. That is, until yesterday, when Tevin Coleman helped me pitch a tent as he obliterated the Panthers defense with 11 carries for 105 yards, 2 catches for 13 yards and 4 touchdowns! Who do I call if my tent has been erect for over 24 hours? Anyway, here’s what else I saw during yesterday’s late games in fantasy football:
George Kittle – 6 catches for 86 yards. Someone asked me last week if they should sell Kittle at a discount in the wake of the Sanders trade. I donkey kicked that person in the face. Kittle is my #1 TE rest of season and Rudy’s Rest of Season Player Rater agrees. Buy him if you can.
Emmanuel Sanders – 4 catches for 25 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Manny wasted little time, finding the end zone on his first drive as a 49er. Sanders will enjoy talking football and porn stars with Jimmy Garoppolo (18/22 for 175 yards and his 8th and 9th touchdowns).
Deebo Samuel – 3 catches for 19 yards, 2 carries for 26 yards and his 2nd touchdown. The 49ers second round draft pick’s role should continue to expand but don’t expect consistency. 2020 will be the Season of Deebo.
Christian McCaffrey – 14 carries for 117 yards, 4 catches for 38 yards and his 10th touchdown. Run CMC already has more rushing touchdowns (8) than he did all of last year (7). He’s also on pace for 18 rushing touchdowns which has only been done once in the past ten years (LeGarrette Blount 2016). Cam Newton might have something to say about this, but maybe they limit the rushing work in his feeble state.
Darren Waller – 2 catches for 11 yards and his 3rd touchdown. I meant to watch this game but got mesmerized by Darren Waller riding a stationary bike shirtless. I’m pleased to see Derek Carr (18/30 for 285 yards and 3 touchdowns) still targeted Big Sexy Waller 8 times in this one.
Hunter Renfrow – 4 catches for 88 yards and his 1st career touchdown. Gruden loves this guy. I mean, Gruden loves everyone as we learned in his announcing days, but he really loves this Renfrow guy who looks more like a beerman than a wide receiver man.
Josh Jacobs – 15 carries for 66 yards, 2 catches for 15 yards. There might be a little buy-low window cracked open here for the rookie who was bothered by a shoulder injury this week, but still posted 4.4 yards per carry against a solid Texans run defense. I like him as a high end RB2 moving forward and Rest of Season Player Rater actually has him pegged as RB#6. The robot just had to one up me!
Darren Fells – 5 catches for 58 yards and his 3rd and 4th touchdowns. I said this about him two weeks back, “The 6′ 7″ mountain of a man, Darren Fells, also forewent college football in favor of basketball but now seems to be developing a real pigskin connection with Deshaun Watson. Fells caught two touchdowns in week 5 and then brought in 6 passes for 69 yards in week 6. Nice. ” And that’s me quoting me. Fells is suddenly a startable tight end.
DeAndre Hopkins – 11 catches for 109 yards. The main beneficiary of the Will Fuller injury wasn’t Kenny Stills (3 catches for 22 yards) nor Keke Coutee (benched for DeAndre Carter??). Deshaun Watson (27/39 for 279 yards, 10 carries for 46 yards and 3 touchdowns) instead looked to his old safety blanket, Hopkins, and his new safety binky, Fells.
Tom Brady – 20/36 for 259 yards and his 12th and 13th touchdowns. Did you see Adam Schefter report it’s unlikely Brady will be back in New England next year? Seriously, is anyone buying this?!
Julian Edelman – 8 catches for 78 yards and his 3rd and 4th touchdowns. Antonio Brown? Smells too much like farts. Josh Gordon? Smells too much like weed. Julian Edelman? Smells just right, like Tom Brady.
Mohamed Sanu – 2 catches for 23 yards. Sanu said Brady offered him the number 12 if he wanted it. I feel like it was some sort of test. What would’ve happened if he accepted? Lifetime ban from the NFL? I’ll be surprised if Sanu is a consistent fantasy contributor in the second half of the season, the full Patriots offense is notoriously difficult to pick up.
Nick Chubb – 20 carries for 131 yards. Several people asked me what I expect from Chubb once Kareem Hunt is in the fold. Answer: more of the same. I don’t see Hunt taking much Chubb. I mean much of Chubb’s load. I mean much of Chubb’s workload!
Baker Mayfield – 20/31 for 194 yards and his 6th touchdown. 6 touchdowns in 7 games? Yikes. More importantly, I have questions about the Progressive commercial where Baker is cleaning up after having his friends over to the stadium for a party. What in God’s name was that sock used for? Why is Mayfield touching it? Disturbing stuff, although touching that sock might be more pleasant than owning Baker Mayfield at this point.
Aaron Jones – 13 carries for 67 yards, 7 catches for 159 yards and his 10th and 11th touchdowns. It was the Packer RB show on Sunday night as Jamaal Williams (7 carries for 22 yards, 3 catches for 14 yards and his 4th and 5th touchdowns) tried to keep up with the Jonesy. A-A-Ron#2 is on pace for 16 rushing touchdowns and 22 all-purpose touchdowns this year. Good luck keeping up with that, Jamaal.
Aaron Rodgers – 23/33 for 305 yards, 6 carries for 29 yards and 3 touchdowns—he now has 16 touchdowns on the season. Rodgers has developed a disgusting prejudice against wide receivers during Davante Adams‘ turf toe trauma. It’s 2019, get with the times Rodgers! And can someone please get that turf out of Adams’ toe already?!
Travis Kelce – 4 catches for 63 yards and his 2nd touchdown. Pigskinonator projected Baby Gronk for 5.3 catches for 63.9 yards and 0.48 touchdowns. Wow, the robot is dialed in on the yardage! But 0.52 touchdowns off is embarrassing, silly machine.
Mecole Hardman – 2 catches for 55 yards and his 4th touchdown and has now found the end zone in consecutive weeks. A Hardman is good to find!
Damien Williams – 7 carries for 30 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Help me roll him up in this carpet before someone sees. Wait! He just moved, he’s alive! Sadly Williams is still on life support getting single digit carries since week 1 and zero targets in the passing game this week.