Yesterday, I went out to my car to head to work and was greeted with a thin coat of frost on my windshield. Fall is finally here! Although we aren’t expected to see any games in freezing temperatures any time soon, something that is perhaps even more important to the outcomes of NFL games is wind.
But Elliott will still play in Week 1 while the NFLPA awaits a ruling on its attempt to block a suspension. That won’t come until Friday:
Just got out of court and got phone back. NFL took position Ezekiel Elliott CAN play Sunday. Judge rules by 5 pm Friday on restraining order
Although Agholor has three top-15 fantasy weeks under his belt this year, he finished 47th or worse in the other three weeks. Agholor has been on the field for 73 percent of the team’s pass plays and is handling a 15 percent target share (5.0 per game). That isn’t enough to sustain high-end fantasy production, let alone flex value.
Tom Brady has been as sharp as ever, but a lackluster defense has the Patriots in a three-way tie atop the AFC East — right alongside the Jets. The 2017 season was supposed to be a rebuilding year for New York, but wins over the Dolphins, Jaguars, and Browns have pushed a depleted roster over .500 after five games. The Jets are still looking for a quality win after beating some low-octane teams; toppling the defending champions would certainly qualify.
Derek Carr returned from injury in Week 6, but he was limited to 21 completions on 30 attempts for 171 yards, one touchdown and a pair of interceptions. Carr has exactly one touchdown in three straight games (though one was the injury-shortened Week 4 outing), and hasn’t eclipsed 171 passing yards since Week 2. Despite Carr’s improvement in play over the past two years, his yards per attempt (7.0) were below league average both season.