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Thoughts on Thursday: Committee Dissolved

Jersey Giveaway

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For all the “RoJo Truthers” out there, it may be time to back another RB. This is officially Leonard Fournette‘s backfield.


With another TNF football game in the books starring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Brady still looks great and Leonard Fournette is bordering on RB1 territory. This was a game of two halves, where it seemed as if the Buccaneers should have won by more. If you blinked, you would have caught yourself saying, “The Eagles are only down by six?”. Here are my thoughts on Thursday.

Deja Vu

I’ve written about each of these teams’ primetime games this year already and I’ve noticed the same talking points each time. Tom Brady is spreading the ball around beautifully as he did against the Dallas Cowboys. The Philadelphia Eagles should run the ball more to open up the offense.

The same thing occurred on Thursday night’s game. Within the first two drives, at least five different players had a catch. On the Eagles side of the ball, negating the two Defensive P.I. calls getting the team in the red zone, two Miles Sanders‘ runs kickstarted the offense. However, it was too little too late.

Fantasy Outlook

There’s not too much to explore here that we as a fantasy community don’t have a faint clue of already. Still no harm in going over some of the basics of what we know and how that can affect the future of the fantasy landscape.

Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts seems to be matchup-proof at this point. Everyone who drafted him in later rounds has definitely had successful returns on the pick. He’s a QB1 and has scored at least 20+ points each game, including TNF against Tampa Bay.

Addressing the skill positions, I would stay away from the receivers at this point and even their running backs. Jalen Hurts is the only player I would be comfortable inserting into any of my lineups going forward.

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In a sense, it’s the opposite of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I would be alright with starting any of Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, or Najee Harris but I want nothing to do with Ben Roethlisberger. Funny how that works out.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If you have any of the Buccaneers’ receivers I have a great game you should try out. It’s called Russian Roulette because that’s essentially what you’ll be playing when you start Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, or Antonio Brown.

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Side note (he says as he’s about to address the topic in his title), Leonard Fournette is the running back for this offense. He’s a three-down back getting targets and goal-line rushes. He has a chance to finish as an RB1 if he continues to be utilized as he was during TNF.

Conclusion

The players on each team are either on full-display or hidden away by the offensive schemes they participate in (duh). Miles Sanders and Ronald Jones are not getting touches based on the roles they play in their offense. In Sanders’ case, the team just won’t give him touches to run the ball. For Ronald Jones, Leonard Fournette has been feasting and there’s not much he can do now.


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