Tim's Takeaways: Week 16
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If your league doesn’t play with kickers than I am truly sorry because you missed a hell of a week.
To put it into perspective, there were more kickers with 10+ points (13 ) than QBs with 20+ (10) this week. Seven kickers finished with 13+ points, three finished with 17+, and two scored 22+.
You know it was a good week for the position when the top-scoring kicker outscored Saquon Barkley (5.5 PPR points), Justin Jefferson (6.6), Dameon Pierce (3.7), and Mike Williams (2.5) combined.
Is Josh Allen in a slump?
Sure, if you’re holding him to the standard he set in weeks 1-6 (AVG 28.8 PPG) it could be argued Allen is in a slump. In the four games since, he is averaging just 18.6 PPG.
That is just truly dreadful. Absolutely abysmal. I mean, can you believe the nerve of this guy? Not scoring us 25+ points every game… How dare he? I’m not sure I like his attitude.We should probably get rid of him for less than peak value, right?
If you couldn’t tell where I was going with this, the answer is a resounding no. Yes, the 12.6-point performance (by far his worst of the season) was not ideal, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic about Allen. He’s finished with less than 17.6 points just once this season, and still has more games above 25 points than games below 20.
If you’re the Allen manager in your league, have some patience. He will come back around. If you’re not, your window to buy him may never get larger than it is at this moment.
Zach Wilson is poison
I am a Jets fan, so this may get graphic.
I would rather have Baker Mayfield as my QB than Zach Wilson. There. I said it. Now I need to go take a shower.
No, but really, Wilson is horrible. So horrible he has replaced Mayfield as my least favorite NFL QB. Out of 33 qualified QBs, Wilson is 32nd in passer rating, 33rd in completion percentage, and 31st in TD:INT ratio. Joe Flacco has more TD passes in (5) in three games than Wilson has (4) in seven.
I didn’t like his tape coming out of BYU, I didn’t like his tape after his rookie season, and I don’t like his tape even when the Jets win. If being a good athlete was all it took to be a good NFL QB, Terrelle Pryor would be a four-time league MVP by now.
After his nine-completion outing in week 11, I’ve seen enough. The Jets have seen enough. Fantasy managers of any Jets players have seen enough. If it’s not bad enough he’s been awful, he’s dragging some very talented fantasy players down with him. Garrett Wilson, Michael Carter, Tyler Conklin, and Elijah Moore are all players that could be reliable fantasy options with Joe Flacco (or literally anybody else) at the helm. Unfortunately, they are hardly worth rostering with Wilson in charge.
There is plenty of evidence of all the aforementioned players being more (consistently) productive without Wilson. But that’s enough of my ranting for now. Let us all join hands and manifest Wilson getting benched next week.
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