Pickett’s debut was bittersweet for Steelers fans in defeat, but only spectacular for his shareholders, as his price soared upon replacing Mitchell Trubisky to start the second half on Sunday.
It was apparent that Pickett was in much better command of Pittsburgh’s offense, too. He was on-time, decisive, in rhythm, and not afraid to try to make a play. That did get him into trouble with three interceptions, but none were from an overtly bad decision. I’m bullish on Pickett as the starter and would Go Long with his 6x multiplier.
Multiplier SZN. Samuel looked like the best player on the field Monday night ripping the Rams defense for 115 yards and a long TD. Most importantly, he seemed back at home with Jimmy Garoppolo commanding the offense.
Samuel’s outcome is a prime example of how to use Mojo’s multipliers to your advantage. His bump was relatively modest without the 10x multiplier and it would be incredibly rare for a player of his age and caliber to get so much juice. Primetime games can provide these opportunities for boosts on established veterans, because of promotional Multipliers.
A second and more unlikely rookie debut, Zappe stepped in for the injured Brian Hoyer and nearly led the Patriots past the Packers in Lambeau.
Us college football freaks (major announcement coming soon) already knew Zappe from his record-breaking season at Western Kentucky last year, and he showed many of those same traits on Sunday. Competitiveness, anticipation, and creativity will take Zappe as far as possible. The dude is a #Gamer.
However, the arm and physical traits are lacking. It’s hard not to draw comparisons to similarly wily late round QBs like Gardner Minshew and the eternal Ryan Fitzpatrick. These two are among the highest risers Mojo’s market has ever seen based on their low draft capital, and it’s not unlikely Zappe’s brain and moxie keep him around long-term.
Rookies usually take a little while to get their sea-legs under them and Pickens might have reached that point with the first 100 yard game of his young career. It also helped that Pickett seemed to focus on him after entering the game.
Pickens is beginning to look more and more like the most talented receiver in Pittsburgh. Things should only get easier with Pickett under center given the pair’s apparent rapport. (And similarish last names.)
More Multiplier SZNNNN. Similarly to Samuel, Garoppolo got a big boost from playing on Monday Night. His play was good overall: on-schedule, efficient, no huge mistakes, great for a baby bump and vote of confidence. Then, add the 25x multiplier and his stock soared. Keep on the lookout for multipliers!
Multipliers, Multipliers everywhere! Kittle has had an incredibly slow start to the season that continued Monday with just two catches for 24 yards.
His outlook is still good with Garoppolo under center, so his price didn’t move all that much UNLESS you added the 5x short multiplier on his stock. So, his price going down would’ve brought you added profits.
Sunday marked another game where Tyler Conklin was heavily involved in the Jets’ passing attack while Uzomah was not at all. Despite a season high 31 snaps, Uzomah did not receive one target. He’s a distant TE2 on this Jets team who is a significantly bigger factor as a blocker than receiver.
Injuries suck. Williams tore his ACL and is out for the season while Burks got turf toe and will be out indefinitely. Burks’ decline without a serious long-term injury represents a unique buying opportunity; I would Go Long.
The Giants seem completely ready to move on from Jones. His price is bleeding every week as this becomes more apparent and should only continue to do so since he has no quality receivers and his fifth year option was already declined.