Dalton’s season over
After a promising start to the season Dalton and the Bengals have struggled as of late. Now a thumb injury that forced him from yesterday’s game has now ended his season. This is they second time Dalton has had a season ended due to a thumb injury. Tom Savage was signed to back up Jeff Driskell.
Doyle likely to IR
This isn’t completely confirmed yet, but Jack Doyle may be headed to IR. This makes Ebron a huge play for the last few weeks of the season and Mo Alie-Cox a potential option on a team that utilizes the tight end, especially in the red zone, as much as the Colts do.
Jones to IR
The Lions are placing Marvin Jones on IR. This is obviously huge news for Kenny Golladay. He has seen an unreal amount of targets and his worst game with out Jones is a 5-90 line he just put up. He should be in line for 10+ targets a game going forward.
Blake Bortles has officially been benched. It’s now Cody Kessler’s job to lose and really this just may be a whole lot more touches for Leonard Fournette, who is unlikely to see a suspension for his ejection causing brawl.
Heuerman to IR
Jeff Heuerman is headed to IR which leaves yet another hole in the Broncos passing game. Matt LaCosse will fill in some, but really this may just open up a few more targets for Sanders, Sutton, and the running backs.
Gus is here to stay
Gus Edwards dropped another 100 yard effort in his 2nd game after coming out of nowhere last week. He has clearly taken the lead running back role, but has also had two of the best matchups possible. Luckily, the schedule remains easy as Baltimore has a top 3 easiest rest of season schedule.
Gordon to miss time
Melvin Gordon, who many owners have rode all season to likely playoff births, suffered an MCL injury in a blowout win yesterday. This could sideline him for the next 2-3 weeks. A major blow to owners, but hopefully people had backed him up with Austin Ekeler. Ekeler will now be a starter and threaten for RB1-RB2 type numbers. Justin Jackson should see a small role and might have some flex appeal in good matchups.
Philip Rivers chased perfection
Philip Rivers set a new completion percentage record for a single game (28/29) and also completed the most consecutive passes in a single game (25). His only miss was an ill-advised forced pass on a collapsing pocket. Rivers ended with 259 yards and three scores.
Adams is for real
Josh Adams has claimed the lead running back role and for the first time in 2 years, an Eagles running back topped 20 rush attempts. Josh Adams had 22 attempts for 84 yards. It was a shot to his 6.7 yards per carry going into the game, but he also had a 52 yard touchdown called back. He should maintain the job going forward.
Christian McCaffrey topped both 100 yards receiving and rushing… just the 3rd player to do that this decade (Todd Gurley, Arian Foster). He also scored 2 touchdowns and is cementing himself as a possible league winner.
Graham may suit up
Despite breaking his thumb, Jimmy Graham may try to play against the Vikings this week. It’s pretty tough to recommend starting a tight end with a broken thumb to catch passes against a good defense. Probably safer to see how he fairs first before putting him back in lineups.
Baldwin game-time decision
Doug Baldwin is a game-time decision against the Panthers. At least this is an early game so you will know early, but if he doesn’t go Lockett becomes even more of a smash play and David Moore gets flex consideration.