- Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles didn’t have a good day in the victory with 159 yards and one touchdown with three interceptions. He did add 37 yards rushing. Bortles will show streaks of QB2 status this year but could be a low-end QB1 in the future.
- Meanwhile, Jaguars running back Denard Robinson had the best game of his career with 127 yards rushing and a touchdown. Robinson is, by no means, the long-term solution in Jacksonville.
- Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins had the best game of his season with five catches and 112 yards. With no Josh Gordon, Hawkins is easily the top receiver target in Cleveland.
- Browns rookie linebacker Christian Kirksey had the best game of his short career with nine tackles and a sack. There was a lot of hype around Kirksey into the season and this could be the start of a productive dynasty career.
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- With the injury to Kiko Alonso, we have a new entry to the top five. The order now goes Luke Kuechly, Lavonte David, Vontaze Burfict, NaVorro Bowman, and new to the list, Bobby Wagner.
- Couple injury drops include Kiko Alonso from 4 to 10 and Sean Weatherspoon from 23 to 37.
- Rookie risers include C.J. Mosley from 32 to 22; Christian Kirksey from 44 to 38; and Khalil Mack from off the list to 41.
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- Stop us if you’ve heard this one before but Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski plans to play all season. Some of us at DFFC are pretty conservative and would sell high on Gronk.
- Yes, Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart will get all the carries.
- Don’t expect the Titans to rely on running back Bishop Sankey for all the work. The team could use a formation such as the Chargers did when new coach Ken Whisenhunt was there. This means a feature back (Sankey), change-of-pace (Greene), and a receiving back (McCluster).
- In injury news, don’t expect 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman back until after week eight. Bowman suffered a gruesome knee injury in the NFC Championship game but could be a good buy-low candidate for those teams scared off by his recovery.
- Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel may be on a longer leash than originally thought over rookie Teddy Bridgewater. Cassel is a more-than-capable bridge (no punt intended) but teams typically don’t trade in to the first round for a guy they don’t want playing.
- Expect Browns rookie linebacker Christian Kirksey to win the job and be a three-down back from the start. Kirksey will be playing on a talented roster and should see plenty of opportunities for tackles.