‘Twas the night before election, when all through the country,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a Gronk;
The ballots were handled by the USPS with careless regard,
In hopes that a sub-70-year old president soon would be ours.
I can’t wait to get all this nonsense behind us on Tuesday. It’s like Christmas Eve, minus the cookies, plus a bunch of nasty political ads. So nothing at all like Christmas Eve. What I’m referring to, of course, is the 2020 NFL trade deadline which passes on Tuesday. What did you think I was talking about? There’s sure to be lots of baseless rumors and plenty of disappointment in the cards for my Bears, as usual. One player who we know won’t be on the move at Tuesday’s deadline is Tom Brady, who went 28/40 for 279 yards and 2 touchdowns—he now has 20 passing touchdowns on the season. Pigskinonator had Brady down for 290 yards and 2.17 touchdowns while ranking him as it’s #6 fantasy QB for week 8. Damn, that’s one smart pig robot! It’s not too late to sign up for a free trial of Pigskinonator and all our great tools! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:
Mike Evans – 5 catches for 55 yards and his 7th touchdown. Evans feasts while Chris Godwin (finger) is out, but Godwin should be back in a week or two and the wildcard AB will also join the team next week. I’d think about selling Evans high right now.
Ronald Jones – 7 carries for 23 yards, 4 catches for 23 yards and a fumble lost. Jones found himself on the bench for the last couple series of the first half after losing the fumble. Goes to show you just how short RoJo’s leash is.
Leonard Fournette – 15 carries for 52 yards, 3 catches for 19 yards. Leo ended up dominating the backfield touches like the football was Rose from Titantic. I’m not writing off Ronald McDonald Jones just yet. but this was a fantastic development for all us Fournette owners.
Rob Gronkowski – 4 catches for 41 yards and his 3rd touchdown. And he’s now found the endzone in three straight weeks. You may have noticed that Gronk was missing for most of the first half. It happened to be his turn to babysit Antonio Brown. Fortunately Ronald Jones reported for AB diaper duty in the second half, freeing Gronkowski up for some nice fantasy numbers.
Daniel Jones – 25/41 yards for 256 yards, 3 carries for 20 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions—he now has 7 passing touchdowns on the season to go along with his 9 interceptions. On the plus side, Jones did manage to avoid falling on his face against the Bucs. Well, at least he didn’t literally fall on his face. And he’s still better than Ryan Leaf!
Wayne Gallman – 12 carries for 44 yards, 1 catch for 18 yards and his 2nd touchdown. The spookiest part of Halloween weekend was when the ghost of Alfred Morris (8 carries for 28 yards) appeared; I thought it was a zombie for a second. Devonta Freeman (ankle) might be back next week, but even if he isn’t Gallman would have to face a tough Washington Football Team defensive front. No thank you.
Darius Slayton – 5 catches for 56 yards. It could’ve been a huge game for Slayton, but Danny Dimes was slinging change in all the wrong places.
Sterling Shepard – 8 catches for 74 yards. Shepard and Evan Engram (5 catches for 61 yards) tied for a team high 10 targets against Tampa and they’ve now seen 18 and 19 targets respectively over the past two weeks, so they appear to be Jones’ two favorite pass catchers. Whatever that’s worth (not much).
Golden Tate – 2 catches for 31 yards and his 2nd touchdown. And that’s his 2nd touchdown in as many weeks. His taint is still golden, it’s just too bad he’s rotting on the Giants with the rest of these talented receivers.