You know you are living a charmed fantasy life when even your
bad games turn out ok and the biggest story of your week is your
new haircut. Anyway, Herbert likely played his worst game on paper
last week in a loss to the surging Dolphins, but still found a way
to pack the stat sheet with his 7th multi-touchdown game of his
short career. There will be no such roadblocks against a Jets defense
laying out the red carpet for opposing quarterbacks. Still smarting
from being roasted against Patrick Mahomes, Herbert is a quality
QB1 option in Week 11.
Famous Jameis Winston returns! He of ďgiveth and taketh awayĒ
fame off of last year's 30-30 season (good stat in baseball, not
so much for a quarterback) Winston steps into the starting role
for the injured Drew Brees. Winstonís physical talent has never
been in question, itís mostly been whatís between his ears. He wasnít
asked to do much last week in mop-up duty, but heíll need to do
some things this week against the Falcons. This is a comfortable
spot for Winston, starting at home, against a defense heís very
familiar with. Look for Sean Payton to craft a game plan that reins
Winston in a bit, with a few calculated shots down field. The offense
will lack the surgical precision of Brees, but Winstonís big arm
stretches the defense. There are plenty of weapons for Winston to
use, making him a great value start.
Jackson is far from the dynamic dual threat he was in his electrifying
2019 MVP season. It seems defenses have caught on to the exotic
RPO scheme and they canít seem to connect on enough deep
passes to keep the other team honest. The schedule loosens up
this week against a Tennessee defense thatís barely holding
things together. The Titans pulled a big upset in the playoffs
last year, but Jackson totaled a silly 508 yards of total offense
and I donít see them being to slow him down this time. The
Ravens desperately need to get their mojo back on offense, and
it could happen this week.
After last weekís 4-interception embarrassment against the
Vegas, Denver must be rethinking their long-term plan at quarterback.
Lock flailed around the field, throwing several inexcusable picks.
Heís got happy feet in the pocket, and takes too many chances,
evidenced by his 10 interceptions in his last 5 starts. That simply
isnít going to get it done against the disciplined, well-coached
defense of the Dolphins who only seem to leak points to super
athletic dual-threat quarterbacks. Beat up with too many young
pass catchers, keep Lock away from your lineup this week.
While not a shy-away matchup by any means, I still canít
stomach trusting Wentz any longer. With a near complete cast of
offensive weapons, Wentz was nonetheless brutal against the Giants
last week. Sure he didnít throw the ball to the other team,
but heís struggling to complete 60% of his passes in an
offensive scheme that should be filled with easy throws. Wentz
has more 100-yard games (2) than 300-yard games (1), and despite
the rushing floor he can provide (5 ground scores), heís
simply not making enough plays from the pocket consistently enough.
111, 165, 144. Those are the yardage totals for Carr during the
Raiders 3-game win streak. The offense is built to pound the ball
early and take calculated deep shots as the game wears on. You
might be trying to chase the 347-3 line he laid on the Chiefs
in Week 5 and that would be a mistake. Andy Reid is notorious
for his success following bye weeks, and I think the Chiefs make
Vegas play out of their element in this one. Carr has played within
the offense this season, and that’s been his limiting factor.