1) Goodbye Ryan Fitzpatrick. Hello Jameis Winston. (@FanDuel_Bomb)
It was only a matter of time before it happened, but unfortunately “Fitzmagic” is over in Tampa Bay after a poor Week 4 performance against the Bears. Coming back from a 3 game suspension, Jamies Winston came in the game looking to re-energize the offense. Winston himself was not that spectacular, having 2 interceptions and a ton of low yardage plays, but the rust will certainly wear off after the team collects themselves during the Bye Week. With Jameis Winston now named the starter for Week 6, it looks like the entire offense will have a new look moving forward. The first thing to mention is Cameron Brate. O.J. Howard suffered a sprained MCL injury that puts him out for 2-4 week. With that being said, the opportunity is there for Brate to succeed especially with him being Winston’s favorite talent. Winston and Desean Jackson did not have the best chemistry last season as he looked more to Mike Evans and Adam Humphries instead so that is something to keep in mind moving forward. Without a doubt, take note of this Bucs team in Week 6 because it should certainly be interesting from here on out.
2) The Bengals Offense is Legit (@Kiliman2417)
Even with injuries to their starting running back, the Bengals offense has balled out. Through 4 weeks, they are averaging 34 points per game and put up 37 without Joe Mixon this week. The team now lost their tight end, Tyler Eifert, but were still able to come out with the W. Even Andy Dalton has looked good due to the depth of their receiving core as stud AJ Green and young talents Tyler Boyd and John Ross have had good seasons thus far. The Bengals could be a consistent fantasy machine, and could make some noise in the shambles that are the AFC North.
3) Sony Michel and James White will both finish the year as top-20 RB’s (@dylanticeff)
With Rex Burkhead on the IR, the week 4 matchup of the Miami Dolphins @ the New England Patriots mainly just featured rookie RB Sony Michel and 4-year pro-James White. The Patriots added speedster Kenjon Barner but he only saw 3 carries and they were late in the game after the Patriots blew up the Dolphins on the scoreboard. This dynamic duo put on a show as a committee. Michel in his first career start recorded 112 rush yards and a rushing TD on 25 carries. The crazy thing about this stat line is that it’s surprising he didn’t get any targets because Michel is a premier pass catcher. Back when he played for Georgia, he was used way more in the passing game than former teammate Nick Chubb. Expect Michel to get some work in the passing game too going forward. As for James White, he had 44 rush yards, with 8 catches, for 68 yards, and 2 total touchdowns. Just wanted to say if you haven’t seen his rushing TD you need to go find it because he absolutely broke Robert Quinn’s ankles. It was so bad to watch. Regardless, these 2 will be getting good volume all year and they are safe plays for the remainder of the season.
4) Patrick Mahomes Can Handle The Spotlight (@Justin_A_Byers)
After dominant performances the first couple weeks, a Monday Night contest against the Denver Broncos in Mile High proved to be a test Mahomes passed with flying colors. Many were skeptical whether Mahomes could keep up his pace from week-to-week. It was proved Monday that Andy Reid has put Mahomes in the position to be successful. The complexity of the Chief’s offense seems to be natural to Mahomes further solidifying his ability to be a leading quarterback in the league. It will be fun to watch Mahomes grow with the Chiefs through both positive and negative experiences. Mahomes is just getting started.