Our NFL Nation press reporters respond to dream football concerns every Tuesday throughout the NFL season. Here’s what they needed to state following Week 4.
Two ratings and 17 touches for J.K. Dobbins Sunday versus the Bills. Is it safe to consider him the lead back in this offense and therefore a weekly dream starter?
Dobbins ought to still be thought about a dangerous play since he hasn’t totally recuperated from last season’s disastrous knee injury. He does not have the very same burst and is balancing 3.2 backyards per bring, which is almost half of his output in his novice season. Dobbins, however, will get most of the touches in Baltimore’s backfield, particularly after explosive backup Justice Hill hurt his hamstring. Mike Davis and Kenyan Drake will not cut into Dobbins’ work. But Dobbins will supply irregular production since he has yet to reveal he can break long terms. — Jamison Hensley
Was Amari Cooper’s loser (1 catch for 9 backyards) the item of outstanding Falcons corners or the up-and-down nature of a Jacoby Brissett led offense?
A mix of those elements. The Falcons put a focus on taking Cooper out of the video game, which is one reason he had just 4 targets (Donovan Peoples-Jones and David Njoku, by contrast, integrated for 16 targets). The Browns and Falcons likewise integrated to run the ball 70 times, which sapped the variety of passing chances for either side. Cooper is still a playable pass receiver in dream. But in this present model of the Browns offense, he’s going to have the periodic loser like Sunday. — Jake Trotter
Another efficient Jamaal Williams video game. What function waits for D’Andre Swift when he returns?
I do not believe anything modifications for Swift. If you return to last season, it was the very same scenario where Williams led the group in overall hurrying efforts, however Swift led the team in overall hurrying backyards. The Lions still trust Swift’s playmaking capability as a shifty back who can break totally free for a deep perform at at any time, however Williams is the leading alternative for brief, hard yardage due to his consistency and toughness. So, they’ll continue to utilize both people in the backfield. Yes, Williams has 6 hurrying goals to Swift’s one, however it’s taken him 62 efforts to get a team-high 276 backyards in 4 video games, while Swift is balancing a career-best 8.6 backyards per bring with 27 efforts for 231 backyards in 3 video games. — Eric Woodyard
The Jags could utilize a second alternative in the pass video game … is Jamal Agnew (4-50-2) that?
No. He had 4 receptions versus the Eagles since Zay Jones missed out on the video game with an ankle injury. Jones is the Jaguars’ No. 2 receiver and had 19 catches for 173 backyards and a goal in the very first 3 video games. Agnew had simply 5 touches (2 catches, 3 runs) on offense in the video games in which Jones was healthy. — Michael DiRocco
Do you believe Gerald Everett continues to get near to his current use (22 targets over the previous 3 weeks) when Keenan Allen returns?
No. Quarterback Justin Herbert has actually been required to improvise and make use of several playmakers in the lack of Allen, the Chargers’ receptions leader because 2017. When Allen returns, anticipate that he will once again be Herbert’s go-to target, which naturally indicates less passes to other gamers. — Lindsey Thiry
Should we feel safe in labeling Raheem Mostert as “the guy” in this backfield? Does the run video game suffer an obstacle should Tua miss out on prolonged time?
Mike McDaniel stated he’s seen some “real cool things” from Mostert over current weeks and his play has actually stimulated Miami’s run video game. At the very same time, McDaniel devoted to utilizing both Mostert and Chase Edmonds interchangeably moving on, mentioning their flexibility. The Dolphins offense takes a hit from Tagivailoa to Bridgewater however if anything, it might increase their running backs’ worth if Bridgewater checks down rather of pressing the ball downfield. Both backs ought to be thought about Flex alternatives, especially in PPR formats. — Marcel Louis-Jacques
For dream, do you have a lean regarding the most valauble RB behind Alvin Kamara or is it a scenario where there isn’t one we should want to as Kamara insurance coverage?
Latavius Murray ran well versus the Vikings considering he’d simply been signed a couple of weeks back, however it’s tough to rely on any Saints RB today. Not just have fumbling concerns caused Dennis Allen stating he’s considering who’s dealing with the ball, however the Saints are playing behind or in close video games so typically that they have problem developing a run video game. For now, any Saints running back is a danger in dream. — Katherine Terrell
Both Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf have been practical in successive video games … can Geno Smith sustain that?
Smith is playing all right to sustain it, however will whatever might not continue to line up around him enough for that to occur. The Seahawks are tossing more than anybody anticipated, partially since their defense has actually been so bad that they have actually discovered themselves in catch-up mode or in a shootout like on Sunday. Assuming their defense discovers its footing like it has after horrible starts in each of the very first 2 seasons, one would need to figure they’ll lean more on their run video game. They likewise have a prodcutive trio of tight ends who appear like more of a centerpiece of their death video game than they have actually remained in previous years. All of which indicates that Metcalf and Lockett most likely will not continue to typical 11 and 9.5 targets, respectively, like they have more than the previous 2 video games. — Brady Henderson
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Robert Woods ratings, Treylon Burks still can’t make targets and Austin Hooper is barely utilized. Any factor we should lineup anybody however Derrick Henry from this offense?
No. Outside of Henry, consistency has actually been tough to come by for the Titans’ offending gamers. Tennessee hasn’t had the ability to discover a conclusive response to when groups fill package in hopes of stopping Henry. The receivers need to win one on one matches on the exterior. Woods is still being infiltrated the offense. Burks’ scenario is cloudy after being hauled off the field and leaving the locker space on crutches and a strolling boot on his left foot. Rookie tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo is a gamer to enjoy. Okonkwo had a goal and transformed the game-sealing very first down recently versus the Colts. He’s discovering a greater convenience level according to the Titans’ personnel. — Turron Davenport
Which Commander receiver leads this group in dream points (PPR) from this point forward?
That’s challenging to respond to. I would have stated Jahan Dotson, however he may miss out on a week or more with a hamstring injury. I’d most likely state Curtis Samuel, who will get a great deal of touches since they wish to eliminate the ball fast and he stands out capturing passes below. He currently has 12 more receptions than Terry McLaurin and based upon the design of offense, it’s tough to see that taking a remarkable turn. Without Dotson, and with unsteady pass defense, the downfield tosses will be harder which’s where McLaurin shines. He has a fantastic performance history, and with the heavy use I’d watch out for Samuel’s toughness. If the line begins to secure much better, I’d want to McLaurin. But currently that’s rather an IF. — John Keim