Speculation SZN. White was elevated to the Jets back-up role a few weeks ago and could be the starter very soon. Head coach Robert Saleh was non-committal with Zach Wilson after the quarterback’s questionable comments to the media and as of Wednesday afternoon, Wilson was informed he was no longer the Jets’ starter.
Wilson seems to have lost the locker room and Saleh made this move to make sure he doesn’t too. We all remember White’s 400 yard, three TD breakout fondly and he’s been a fan-favorite ever since.
The Bears’ defense is very poor and White’s stock could soar if Saleh gives him the go.
This was the definition of a statement game from Pollard: 80 rushing yards, 109 receiving yards, one 30 yard touchdown, and another 68 yard touchdown. He was undoubtedly the best player on the field and was a threat to score every time he had the ball in his hands.
There is absolutely no doubt that he is better than Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys are finally starting to realize that. Pollard played 39 snaps to Elliott’s 21 and this was just the third time this season that Pollard played more than 50% of the snaps with Elliott active.
It finally looks like a changing of the guard in Dallas and users who knew this was coming could have profited big time. A $500 investment in Pollar before Week 1 would be worth more than $1,000 right now with his 5x Multiplier.
Draft capital be damned, Pacheco is a stud. He crossed the 100 yard marker for the first time in his young career Sunday and has run wild over his last two games.
Andy Reid named him the ‘starter’ ahead of the Chiefs’ Week 7 game against San Francisco, but he did seem like the lead back through two games (13 carries, 48 yards, 25% snap share).
That has changed quickly. Pacheco has 189 yards on 31 carries in his last two games and has looked very explosive. Those 6.1 yards per carry are second most over the last two weeks of any RB with at least 20 carries.
Pacheco’s stock has risen 120% this season, more than any RB on Mojo. So, if you invested $500 into Pacheco before opening day you’d have $1,100 right now!
Palmer had the best game of his career Sunday night with 100 yards and two TDs against Kansas City. Many assumed he’d sink to a back-up role with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams back from injury, but neither were at 100% and Palmer dominated snaps and targets.
He’s played at least 90% of the Chargers' snaps five times this season and had at least 99 receiving yards in four of those games. He’s so good it will not matter when Allen and Williams are back to full health, he has a role in this offense.
Flashback to Thursday night where Burks dominated Jaire Alexander and the Packers’ secondary for 111 yards on seven receptions. He earned a team high eight targets in his second game back from injury and saw a target on 38% of his routes.
Yet, he was only on the field for 50% of their snaps. Ryan Tannehill is looking at Burks whenever possible and his production in what remains a part-time role is certainly a sign that bigger things are coming.
Things are very, very bad for Wilson. He completed just nine of 22 passes against the Patriots on Sunday and led the Jets to a whopping two yards in the second half. He airmailed Braxton Berrios on a screen, completely missed Denzel Mims for a touchdown, and looked completely incapable of operating within an NFL offense.
Sunday was the culmination of a month of horrible football from Wilson where he was last in PFF passing grade, adjusted completion percentage, and had the highest rate of turnover worthy plays in the NFL. Now, he’s been benched just 20 games into his career.
Doubts about his future have completely tanked his share price. His career could look a lot like Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, or Marcus Mariota in a few years.
Injuries suck. Pitts spent the year trapped in Arthur Smith’s rush-first gulag, not able to take advantage of a high target share (despite very few total pass attempts) and air yards (Marcus Mariota has very little deep ball accuracy). Now he will have the entire offseason to prepare and rehab for a critical third season.
Robinson was in the midst of a huge breakout game against the Lions before tearing his ACL. He was growing into a high volume role, but will not have an uphill climb to get back and play a majority of the 2023 season.
Check out Dr. Jesse Morse’s injury recap article where he talks about both Pitts and Robinson!
One of the most volatile players in our market this season, Pierce has found a way to be game-script-proof on a very poor Texans team…until Sunday. He received just 10 carries and turned them into eight measly yards as his Texans were throttled by the Commanders.
This was the fewest attempts he’s had all year and just the second time since Week 3 that he had less than 80 yards. History is not favorable to RBs drafted on Day 3 and the odds are stacked up worse for Pierce being on such a bad team.
Back with your bi-weekly update on Jones. He found himself back in the Bears’ offensive rotation for the first time since Week 8 and coincidentally saw eight snaps on offense. He was also back on kick returns.
Still, he wasn’t targeted and remains the clear sixth WR on the Bears’ depth chart. His price will keep falling if he can’t get on the field regularly.