Monday Night Reaction
Monday Night Recap
Do you remember the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles? They won a Super Bowl with a guy named Nick Foles at quarterback. That team had a superior offensive line. That offensive line gave Carson Wentz time in the pocket to run through his progressions, that offensive line no longer exists and it shows. Wentz looks terrible and this team looks terrible. You can’t hit 12 times and sacked 6 time for 41 yards and expect to great. A bad offensive line makes everything else look bad (trust me I’m a Cincinnati Bengals fan). You don’t have time to find the open wide receiver, and you have no running game. In this game Seattle also took away the deep wide receiver and forced the Eagles to try to run the ball and throw it underneath to the tight ends. That didn’t work as well as they struggled to move the ball.
Carson Wentz was 25/45 215 yards 2 TDs and 1 INT, he was able to connect with his tight ends for both his touchdowns but the one to Richard Rogers came with 12 seconds left in the game. While running for his life, he ran the ball 5 times for 42 yards. He tried to throw the ball downfield and he targeted Jalen Reagor 7 times but Reagor could only come down with 3 receptions for 11 yards. Wentz’s average depth of target was only 5 yards and he was picked off in the end zone by Quandre Diggs. People around the NFL and fans in Philly are calling for Wentz to be benched but I really don’t think he is the entire problem and going to Jalen Hurts wouldn’t change that.
If you expected big things from the Seattle Seahawks offense, you was disappointed, unless you owned DK Metcalf who had 10 receptions for 177 yards. They didn’t need a big offensive performance because for two weeks in a row their defense came through only allowing 291 yards of total offense, plus an interception and 6 sacks. Russell Wilson threw the ball 31 times and connected on 22 for 230 yards and one David Moore touchdown. In games like this where the defense dominates, they don’t need Wilson to do a lot which is bad for your fantasy teams. He did throw the ball 13 times to DK Metcalf and Metcalf came down with 10 of those 13 for 177 yards. The average depth of target for Metcalf was 13 yards. The Philly defense did a good job taking away the rest of the wide receivers and tight ends as they only had a total of 12 receptions for 53 yards. The running game for Seattle let you down also, Chris Carson had 8 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown, and Carlos Hyde had 15 carries for 22 yards.
DK Metcalf: 10 REC 177 YDS (27.7 PPR Fantasy Points). He has become the #1 wide receiver for the Hawks and a Top PPR receiver in the game.
Chris Carson: 8 CAR 41 YDS 1 TD; 2 REC 18 YDs (13.9 PPR Fantasy Points). He gave you double digits, and hopefully the rest of the season he can continue to stay healthy and produce.
Dallas Goedert: 7 REC 75 YDS 1 TD (20.5 PPR Fantasy Points) this team will also use the tight end and Goedert is no exception, especially in a game like this where Seattle left the middle of the field open.
Tyler Lockett: 3 REC 23 YDS (5 PPR Fantasy Points) He has become either boom or bust. He is going to catch 3 balls for 150 yards or 3 balls for 23. He’s lost his week to week appeal in this offense.
Miles Sanders: 6 CAR 15 YDS; 2 REC 7 YDs (4.2 PPR Fantasy Points). I don’t know why he’s not more involved. He passes the eyeball test from a fan perspective, but for some reason from a game plan, he’s not more involved.
Travis Fulgham, Alshon Jeffrey, Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward and John Hightower: 9 REC 46 YDS (13.6 PPR Fantasy Points combined). Travis Fulgham has fallen off since Jeffrey and Reagor came back; Jeffrey just isn’t getting it done; Reagor got the targets but the Seattle defense took him away; Ward and Hightower are non-factors. I think you have to see more from this offense before you can trust any of these wide receivers
I didn’t include Russell Wilson or Carson Wentz as either a stud or a dud because they were both “ok.” Neither one really blew up or brought you down.