Thursday night, the Browns won their second straight game. Nothing from this game, except Joe Schobert's elite performance, seems newsworthy at all.
Tua Tagliova suffered a season-ending hip injury. While most NFL fans don't really care, it could have major 2020 draft implications.
The Falcons shamed the Panthers in what has been back to back defensive dominant wins.
Lamar Jackson may have surpassed Russell Wilson in the MVP debate with his third big win in the past four games.
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Jonathan Williams, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Marlon Mack got hurt in the third quarter and underwent hand surgery Monday morning. Mack is expected to miss about a month but no clear recovery time has been established yet.
Jonathan Williams took over the lead role and managed 147 yards and a TD on just 14 touches. And while his playoff schedule isn't too appealing, he could be a difference-maker for any team making a playoff push.
The Colts play Tampa Bay week 14, New Orleans week 15, and the Panthers week 16.
Brandon Allen, QB, Denver Broncos
Brandon Allen isn't going to light up the scoreboard in any given week. But he showed us that he can hang with a strong defense like Minnesota and still support some fantasy relevance.
His own fantasy value is still pretty low, and really isn't worth anything in a 1QB league. But he has some fair value as a low-end option or in 2QB and superflex leagues.
With a tough matchup against Buffalo on deck, it's likely he'll struggle. But the rest of his schedule consists of games against the Chargers, Texans, Chiefs, and Lions.
- Deebo Samuel WR 49ers- With Emanuel Sanders, a bit banged up and drawing coverage from Patrick Peterson, it might just be a fluke. But 8-134 is hard to ignore. Samuel is making a strong case for himself being among the better 2nd-year breakout receivers next season.
- Tim Patrick WR Broncos- With the recent impressive QB performance, it's natural to elevate the teams WR2. Patrick probably won't make a big splash in any redraft leagues but anybody can be relevant in dynasty. His 4 catches tied for 2nd on the team.
- Bo Scarbrough RB Lions- The former Alabama star finally got an opportunity and he did pretty well with the touches he got. His schedule is tough going forward, but he makes for a fairly decent option for anybody dealing with injuries.
O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Howard hard a genuinely terrible play in which he basically handed a ball to a Saints linebacker. And to make matters worse for him, after Howard got benched Cameron Brate went on to lead the team in both catches and yards.
With a lot of interest in Howard around the league (although there might be a little less now) it remains to be seen what the Bucs will do moving forward. But for now, it may be time to look for Cameron Brate to be the better option until something happens.
Brian Hill, RB, Atlanta Falcons
I was wrong about Hill last week. In a blowout victory, he managed 4.8 PPR points.
If you're going to be a disappointment, so be it. You can only manage 2 yards per carry, okay. But then to take to twitter and make fun of fantasy football players, that's just unprofessional.
Until Freeman is back this backfield won't do anything, and when he's back they'll likely keep struggling.
- NFL Officiating- It felt like every game I saw had different rules for pass interference. Why make it reviewable if you won't fix obvious errors? I'm not the type to complain about this kind of thing days later, but there really is an officiating problem in this league.
- Kalen Ballage RB Dolphins -He had an opportunity, lack of competition, and a relatively successful day for his offense as a whole. He still managed 9 yards on 9 carries and 8 yards on 5 catches. Nobody expected the world from him, and his TD may have saved us from crushing disappointment. But it is now proven to be official, Ballage isn't the guy, just a TD dependent desperation play.
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Patrick Laird, RB, Miami Dolphins
I talk as much crap about the Dolphins as anybody, but any team can produce a fantasy-relevant RB.
Laird managed 58 scrimmage yards and 6 catches against a tough Buffalo defense. If he continues to see third-down work, he could have a low but solid PPR floor.
I mention this a lot, but the Dolphins play the Jets week 14, Giants week 15, and Bengals week 16. That seems like it's worth taking a chance on.
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