FANTASY FOOTBALL SURPRISES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS- WEEK 8
FANTASY FOOTBALL SURPRISES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS – WEEK 8
By John Falabella
Michael Carter – The Jets rookie RB touched the ball over 20 times for the first time of his career, and he proved that he was a capable runner as well as a receiver as the Jets upset the Bengals on Sunday. Carter finished the day with 24 touches, 172 yards, and a TD
Jimmy Garoppolo: Jimmy is in, Jimmy hurt, Jimmy is out, repeat… Jimmy played well in this one throwing for 322 yards while rushing for 2 TDs and the 49ers won, but it will be a surprise if Jimmy is back with the 49ers next year (unless they win the Super Bowl).
Cooper Rush – Regular season throws for Cooper Rush before Sunday: 3… He threw those three passes during the 2017 season… I think it was a surprise to all of us that he dropped back 40 times for 325 yards and 2 TDs on Sunday night and that the Cowboys won but they did… Dak is scheduled to be back next week, but they didn’t want to “RUSH” him back this past Sunday and I bet the Cowboys and their fans can sleep a little easier knowing that their backup is capable of winning a game.
Geno Smith – Had pinpoint accuracy for once, hitting on 20 of 24 passes. He also threw two TDs and ran for another. Smith hadn’t had a game this good since the last game of the 2015 season so this was a big surprise.
Mike White: Was drafted in 2018 but had not played in a game until last week. This week he threw for 405 yards and 3 TDs… Zach Wilson has yet to have a 400-yard game.
Randall Cobb: He only had 3 catches for 15 yards, but two of them were touchdowns!
Robby Anderson – After having over 1,000 yards in 2020, Anderson is on pace for 434 yards this season and had 0 catches on 1 target in week 8… ouch!
A.J. Green – After Thursday Nights game, I could imagine A.J. Green’s wife singing him the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart”… “every now and then I fall apart…. TURN AROUND BRIGHT EYES!”
J.J. Watt: People talk about karma… If you saw J.J. Watt talking crap on the sideline a week or so ago… Well, he won’t be talking smack to anyone for a while because he is out for the season… again.
Derrick Henry: Last week, I said he was “not human” this week, he proved that he was and he will be out for a while. If he doesn’t play another snap this season, he will finish with 937 yards while having 2,027 last season. My preseason article said RBs that have rushed for 2000 yards in a season averaged 800 fewer yards the following season, and Derrick Henry (assuming he does not play anymore) would finish with 1,090 fewer yards than he did in 2020.
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