Monday Night Reaction
Monday Night Reaction
The biggest game of the week, Between the Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) and the Baltimore Ravens (2-0) came with plenty of hype. MVP vs MVP, Mahomes, and the high-powered Chiefs offense went head to head with Jackson, and the Ravens #1 ranked scoring defense, and it was quite the show.
We ended up seeing a repeat of last years outcome, as the Kansas City Chiefs again took down the Baltimore Ravens, 34-20.
The Ravens had issues moving the ball throughout the entire game. Despite being picked up by the special teams on a 97 yd kickoff return TD, Lamar Jackson was rushed all night, being sacked 4 times. Jackson was not even able to eclipse 100 yds passing, due to many bad drops by the receivers, as well as good coverage by an improved, Chiefs defense.
The Chiefs on the other hand, had EVERYTHING working. Patrick Mahomes once again showed that he is the BADDEST man on the planet, easily dissecting the Ravens defense and throwing for 385 yards and 5 total touchdowns. Mahomes also became the quickest in NFL history, to throw for 10,000 yards. With the defense able to slow down Jackson, theexecution of the passing game, set up a solid run game, helping to ice the game at the end.
Patrick Mahomes – 385 passing yds, 4 passing TD / 4 carries, 26 yds, TD. Again, he proves he is the best in the game, and should be started CONFIDENTLY.
Lamar Jackson – 97 passing yds / 9 carries, 83 yds. Despite the tough draw this week, Jackson will surely rebound. He is one of the top options at his position, and should be started regardless of matchup.
Clyde Edwards – Helaire – 20 carries, 64 yds / 5 receptions, 70 yards. Despite being on of the only ones on offense NOT finding the endzone this week, CEH put up very good total numbers. He is a BIG part of this offense both on the ground and through the air, and is proving to be worthy of his early draft position. He should continue to have success in this offense.
Gus Edwards – 4 carries, 39 yards
Mark Ingram – 7 carries, 30 yards
JK Dobbins – 1 carry, 6 yards The Ravens were playing from behind the whole game and had to try and pass the ball, which is the reason for the low carries. Even when playing with a lead, Ingram And Dobbins are both RB 2 options, with Edwards being a borderline flex play.
Mecole Hardman – 4 rec, 81 yds, TD
Tyreek Hill – 5 rec, 77 yds, TD
Sammy Watkins – 7 rec, 62 yards
With the Chiefs offense clicking, Hardman and Watkins deserve heavy FLEX consideration every week, with Hill remaining a WR1.
Marquise Brown – 2 rec, 13 yds. Tough day for Brown owners, but he will rebound. Should be considered WR 2 or flex every week.
Travis Kelce – 6 rec, 87 yds. Despite not finding the endzone, Kelce put up great numbers , and is a weekly TE 1 play.
Mark Andrews – 3 rec, 22 yds. Andrews had a rough game. He was targeted fairly often, but couldn’t reel in some big catches. He will certainly rebound, playing in that offense. Andrews is a weekly TE 1 play.