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As the temperature drops and the playoff picture becomes clear, this is the time of year that we all look forward to. Football is actually meaningful again.

On Sunday we saw Drew Brees and the Saints endanger their home field advantage with a shocking display of defense by Atlanta.

Jameis Winston played well. And perhaps more importantly, the Bucs run game, played efficiently enough to send Arizona home with a loss.

Brian Hoyer got outplayed by Ryan Fitzpatrick. In what is becoming a pattern with the Dolphins winning two in a row.

And Jimmy G and the 9ers got dethroned (sort of) on Monday Night Football.

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Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

In a very disappointing start to the season it looked like Gordon was going to be a major bust. Many people, myself included, wrote him off early.

In his first four games this season Gordon had

  • 149 total yards from scrimmage
  • Two TDs and two fumbles
  • a game-losing goal-line fumble
  • an average PFF rushing grade of 52.2

His last two games

  • 242 yards from scrimmage
  • Three TDs with zero fumbles
  • an average PFF rushing grade of 81.3

Clearly you’re not going to find Melvin Gordon on waivers. But his immediate future as a potential dynasty RB1 seems re-solidified.

Christian Kirk/ Andy Isabella, WR, Arizona Cardinals

Kirk showed us what we can expect from him with volume (and a weak secondary). He seems to be making a case for himself to be a legitimate No. 1 receiver.

Isabella has also been popping up on box scores recently with back to back double-digit PPR performances. He has been showing off that big-play potential that he was drafted for.

The dynasty value of these two players is the highest it has ever been, and it’s a bad time to make a move for them. But with the schedule getting tougher, they make for interesting trade targets if they aren’t overpriced this offseason.

With Kyler Murray looking this explosive in his rookie season, the potential for this offense in years to come is worth investing in now.

  • Brian Hill RB Atlanta FalconsFreeman is hurt so Hill is the next man up. I’m not saying he’s a league winner by any stretch, but he’ll have the backfield almost exclusively to himself for the time being.
  • Jarvis Landry WR Cleveland BrownsIs Odell secretly injured? Who knows. All I can say for sure is that Landry is producing like the top option. He’s beaten OBJ in nearly every statistical measure so far this season and is the safest receiving option moving forward.
  • Joe Mixon RB Cincinnati BengalsIt’s clear the Bengals have given up on the season. And as long as Andy Dalton is unfairly benched, Mixon could see some serious volume. Efficiency is clearly a concern, but 32 touches is hard to ignore.

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Every Bengal Not Named Joe Mixon

I’m not saying Dalton was a carry the franchise type of player. But Ryan Finley likely won’t be either.

My biggest concern moving forward is that in a game where they lost by 36 points, he only attempted 30 passes. With Dalton under center, the previous low in attempts was 36.

Factoring in a decrease in both volume and efficiency, it seems difficult to believe that any receiver can be fantasy relevant on this team. The problem here is that given the apparent need to change QBs, the future stability of this offense is also in question.

Phillip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers

It’s not his fault really. The Chargers are a team that are going through major injuries to the O-line and coaching changes.

But the consistency just isn’t there. Rivers has just 14 TDs and 10 INTs on the season. The problem here is the week to week swings in his performance, as his PFF grades have ranged everywhere from 43.8 to 95.7.

They’ll figure out their new system, and no doubt have brighter days ahead, but moving forward Rivers should be considered nothing more than a low-level streaming option.

  • David Johnson RB Arizona Cardinals- He’s not healthy. I have no idea why they can’t just let him rest and give Kenyan Drake the reins. But whatever the case, it’s hard to imagine DJ making an impact for the rest of the season.
  • Adrian Peterson RB Washington RedskinsDerrius Guice is officially a Redskin again. Last time he played AP was a healthy scratch

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About Bobby Shepherd

Bobby has played fantasy football since he was first tall enough to reach a draft board. He eats sleeps and breathes stats and is always excited to share his findings.

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