Welcome to the fantasy recap. If it wasn’t already, it’s fantasy playoff time and the end of bye weeks so plenty to celebrate if you’re still in your leagues. There’s also a lot to be anxious about with line-up decisions and injuries likely to become a big topic this week. Apologies for this being late and a bit quick, as some of you may know, I play in 40+ leagues and things are getting critical.
NB: Scores based on PPR leagues
QB: Trevor Lawrence (JAX) – 30cmp/368yds/3td/0int + 3rsh/7yds/1td = 33pts
I’d say Lawrence has officially arrived now.
Other star QBs: J.Hurts (30), J.Goff (26).
RB: Jerrick McKinnon (KC) – 6rsh/22yds + 7rec/112yds/2tds = 32pts
Maybe RBs should start being called “narrow receivers”.
Other star RBs: CMC/M.Sanders (29), A.Ekeler (24).
WR: Jerry Jeudy (DEN) – 8rec/73yds/3tds = 33pts
Remove Sutton from the equation and suddenly there’s clarity.
Other star WRs: J.Jefferson (33), J.Chase (29), T.Hill/M.Williams (24).
TE: Evan Engram (JAX) – 11rec/162yds/2td = 39pts
Erm… wow. Skipped surprise package and just gone straight here. Top score on the week.
Other Star TE’s: D.Njoku (19), D.Schultz (15).
Russell Wilson (DEN) – 23cmp/247yds/3td/0int + 4rsh/57yds = 27pts
For once, Russ cooked.
Other surprise QBs: B.Purdy (22).
Chuba Hubbard (CAR) – 14rsh/74yds/1td + 3rec/25yds = 19pts
How to make a backfield interesting and annoying in equal measure.
Other surprise RBs: P.Strong (17), M.Mack (16).
Chris Moore (HOU) – 10rec/124yds/0td = 22pts
When you’re the next man up, you’re the next man up, no matter how bad the team is.
Other surprise WRs: Z.Jones (22), D.Chark (21), M.Goodwin (20).
Chigoziem Okonkwo (TEN) – 6rec/45yds/1td = 19pts
Repeats in this position after going beyond what happened last week.
Other surprise TEs: A.Hooper (12).
Derek Carr (LV) – 11cmp/137yds/2int + 4rsh/11yds = 5pts
The Carr didn’t get going.
Other disappointing QB’s: M.Jones (7).
Travis Etienne (JAX) – 17rsh/32yds = 3pts
Plenty of work, but no output, which was the opposite of the rest of his team.
Other disappointing RB’s: J.Williams (4), D.Singletary (5).
Jaylen Waddle (MIA) – 2rec/31yds = 5pts
A weird off day for Miami and Waddle in particular.
Other disappointing WR’s: G.Davis (6), S.Diggs (7).
Noah Fant (SEA) – 0rec/0yds = 0pts
Knox was locked down against the Patriots but you could argue they didn’t need him.
Other disappointing TE’s: M.Gesicki/F.Moreau(0); M.Andrews(4).
I’ve added a new section to note who left games with injuries which may have affected their fantasy score and you will have to keep an eye on over the coming week or weeks.
Kyler Murray (Likely ACL tear – Out for season)
Kenny Pickett (Concussion – Usually miss next week)
Russell Wilson (Concussion – Usually miss next week)
Brock Purdy (Oblique/Ribs – Questionable for TNF)
Tyler Huntley(Concussion – Usually miss next week) (NB: Lamar still out with knee injury).
Jeff Wilson (Hip – Day to day)
Rhamondre Stevenson (Ankle – unknown)
Dameon Pierce (Ankle – Potentially out 1-2 games)
Josh Jacobs (Finger – Questionable as he is every week but usually plays)
CMC (Knee – Questionable for TNF but should play)
Tyreek Hill (Ankle – Should be fine)
Deebo Samuel (Knee/Ankle – Will miss multiple weeks)
Amari Cooper (Hip – Day to day)
Tee Higgins (Hamstring – Day to day)
Tyler Boyd (Finger – Day to day)
DJ Moore (Knee – Day to day)
Devante Parker/Richie James (Concussion – Likely miss a game)
Daniel Bellinger (Ribs – Unknown)
Pat Freiermuth (Foot – Unknown)
Waiver Wire Pickups:
Trevor Lawrence – JAX vsDAL
Andy Dalton – NO vsATL
Mike White – NYJ vsDET
Rachaad White – TB vsCIN
Jerrick McKinnon – KC @HOU
Zonovan Knight – NYJ vsDET
JK Dobbins – BAL @CLE
Elijah Moore – NYJ vsDET
Treylon Burks – TEN @LAC
Zay Jones – JAX vsDAL
Donovan Peoples-Jones – CLE vsBAL
Greg Dulcich – DEN vsARI
Dawson Knox – BUF vsMIA
Evan Engram – JAX vsDAL
Chigoziem Okonkwo – TEN @LAC
Defence/Special Teams (Assume BUF/DAL/PHI/BAL/SF/NE is unavailable):