We’re running out of adjectives for the start that Russell Wilson has had up to now. With 14 TDs, no QB in history has hit that mark through 3 games. Patrick Mahomes in 2018. Peyton Manning in 2013. Tom Brady in 2007. Dan Marino in 1984. None of them hit that mark. That’s how incredible this season could be for Wilson.
But he’s not the only one who’s having an amazing season. There are 8 QBs who have thrown for more than 850 yards, which leaves them averaging close to 300 yards per game. There are four averaging 3 TD per game. The QB position is alive and well in today’s NFL.
So it should be easy to put together players who are Adentro and those Afuera will be a little tougher. Vamonos!
START OF THE WEEK
Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Seahawks
So you think the Falcon pass D is bad? The Seahawks have allowed 1292 yards, which is 141 more passing yards than their fellow feathered defenders. That’s 430.7 per game being up by Seattle. This won’t be a game like the Dolphins had against the Jaguars. Fitzpatrick will have to pass, and do so plenty. This should be one of those games where he tries to keep up with Wilson. If he does, the hashtag #LetFitzCook will start trending.
Jared Goff vs. NY Giants
The only reason that the Giants haven’t given up more air yards is because the Steelers got an early lead and just rode the running game in the opener, and the Bears were still finding a reason to bench Mitchell Trubisky. After hearing all offseason how he was not a very good fantasy QB, Goff is #9, and has the fewest number of pass attempts (90) among the top 10. Goff has the Ram offense humming like it’s 2018, with plenty of play action and motion. The Giants won’t know what hit them after Goff and Co. are done at SoFi Stadium.
Kirk Cousins @ Texans
Deshaun Watson is an automatic because of where he was picked in your draft, and he’s going to make up for the fact that he’s gone against 3 of the toughest defenses in the NFL to open the season. So he’ll be throwing a ton against the soft Viking D. That will make it necessary for Cousins to throw to keep up. He already had Adam Thielen as an elite target. Justin Jefferson emerged last week and could keep going this week.
SIT OF THE WEEK
Daniel Jones @ Rams
After a tough first couple games, it looked like Jones and the Giants were catching the ultra-injured 49ers at the right time. Then he dropped 179 yards passing and 49 yards rushing. Let’s remember, Jones had his blowup games against vulnerable defenses. The 49ers apparently weren’t injured enough to be a bad defense. Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey make the Rams at the very least a good defense, occasionally excellent. Danny Dimes’ breakout will have to wait a while longer.
Nick Foles vs. Colts
The excitement for the QB change will meet the best pass defense in the league so far. The Colts have allowed just 396 yards in the first 3 games. Cam Newton got more than that against the Seahawks. Now those Foles expectations can come back to earth. Expect the Colts to give Foles a tough time, so stay away.
|1||Russell Wilson||SEA||at MIA|
|2||Lamar Jackson||BAL||at WAS|
|3||Patrick Mahomes II||KC||vs. NE|
|4||Kyler Murray||ARI||at CAR|
|5||Dak Prescott||DAL||vs. CLE|
|6||Josh Allen||BUF||at LV|
|7||Aaron Rodgers||GB||vs. ATL|
|8||Deshaun Watson||HOU||vs. MIN|
|9||Jared Goff||LAR||vs. NYG|
|10||Matt Ryan||ATL||at GB|
|11||Ryan Fitzpatrick||MIA||vs. SEA|
|12||Matthew Stafford||DET||vs. NO|
|13||Joe Burrow||CIN||vs. JAC|
|14||Drew Brees||NO||at DET|
|15||Gardner Minshew II||JAC||at CIN|
|16||Baker Mayfield||CLE||at DAL|
|17||Kirk Cousins||MIN||at HOU|
|18||Tom Brady||TB||vs. LAC|
|19||Justin Herbert||LAC||at TB|
|20||Teddy Bridgewater||CAR||vs. ARI|
|21||Carson Wentz||PHI||at SF|
|22||Daniel Jones||NYG||at LAR|
|23||Philip Rivers||IND||at CHI|
|24||Nick Foles||CHI||vs. IND|
|25||Derek Carr||LV||vs. BUF|
|26||Nick Mullens||SF||vs. PHI|
|27||Dwayne Haskins||WAS||vs. BAL|
|28||Sam Darnold||NYJ||vs. DEN|
|29||Brett Rypien||DEN||at NYJ|