Fantasy Recap: Week 9 Early Slate Part 2

  • Jaguars 27 Raiders 20 (Jaguars +105 covered, U 48)

     

    Key Postgame Stories

    The Raiders can’t seem to get out of their own way. They jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half and proceeded to get outscored 27-3 the rest of the way. The main takeaways from this game are that Davante Adams is unreal, and Travis Etienne is an RB1 rest of season.

     

    Top Performers

    Davante Adams: Adams just played his best game as a Raider. He saw an unreal 17 targets, which he turned into 10 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Adams was able to do whatever he wanted against the Jaguars poor secondary. At this point, the only thing holding Adams back is Josh McDaniels’ play calling and Derek Carr’s performance, but that won’t matter if he continues to get targeted at the rate that he has. 

     

    Travis Etienne: James Robinson getting traded was the best thing to happen to Etienne’s career. His explosiveness was always there, but now he’s getting the touches. Etienne played a career-high 81% of offensive snaps on Sunday, and he’s hovered around 80% since the trade of Robinson. Etienne wasn’t as involved in the passing game this week, but that will change moving forward. He is a must-start RB1 for the rest of the year. 

     

    Christian Kirk: Kirk is quietly having a very good first season in Jacksonville. He continued this on Sunday, catching eight of nine targets for 76 yards and a touchdown. Kirk ranks 13th in the NFL in targets, which makes him very valuable in a high-volume passing offense with a quarterback who’s willing to take risks. Kirk is currently the 10th-ranked receiver in fantasy, and he should be started weekly until Jacksonville’s target distribution changes.

    Biggest Busts

    Josh Jacobs: Jacobs certainly didn’t ruin your fantasy team’s chances of winning, but he also didn’t help them. He rushed the ball 17 times for 67 yards and added three catches for 20 yards. Jacobs came into this game as a top-7 fantasy running back, and 11.7 PPR points off of 20 touches won’t get the job done. Jacobs has seen the best efficiency of his career, but he’s been regressing as of late. This is something to monitor, but Jacobs is still a very solid RB2 moving forward.

     

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    Patriots 26, Colts 3 (Patriots covered -5.5, U40.5)

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