Two high-scoring quarterbacks, Deshaun Watson and Kirk Cousins, shall be on the bench. As will move catchers like tight end Kyle Rudolph and receivers Adam Thielen, DeAndre Hopkins, Emmanuel Sanders, Stefon Diggs and John Brown. You will also be missing flex choices like operating backs Philip Lindsay and Latavius Murray, two players who don’t “wow” you with eye-popping stats but are dependable nonetheless.
Worry not, we acquired you coated by means of all the uncertainty. Listed here are three gamers to start out, and three to take a seat, during this week’s matchups.
Coleman ran by means of Washington’s “Alabama Wall” on Sunday and completed with 13 carries for 88 yards, including five receptions out of the backfield for 68 yards and two touchdowns. This week, he and the Falcons will face a Cleveland Browns protection that ranks because the second-worst towards the run, per Pro Soccer Focus, with 139 dashing yards allowed per recreation (fourth-most).
Nick Mullens, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Mullens took an NFL recreation snap for the first time ever and completed sixteen of 22 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns towards the Oakland Raiders final Thursday. This week coach Kyle Shanahan named him the starter for Sunday’s recreation towards the New York Giants. He’ll get the pleasure of throwing towards the league’s fifth-worst move-coverage unit whereas solely having to face a move rush that languishes in the backside third of the NFL (23rd).
Burton’s 71-% general catch fee has earned the trust of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, particularly within the pink zone where Burton is tied with Travis Kelce in purple-zone receptions (seven) among tight ends and leads the staff with 4 touchdowns contained in the 20-yard line.
All Redskins talent gamers
Washington’s depth chart firstly of the season featured an offensive line of left deal with Trent Williams, left guard Shawn Lauvao, middle Chase Roullier, right guard Brandon Scherff and right deal with Morgan Moses. On Sunday the workforce discovered Scherff and Lauvao will miss the rest of the yr due to accidents. And that’s along with Williams needing a number of more games to heal from thumb surgery and Moses (knee) listed as day-to-day.
Even with a wholesome offensive front the Redskins allowed their rushers to be stopped at or behind the line of scrimmage over 21 % of the time (23rd) and quarterback Alex Smith to be pressured 84 occasions over 308 drop backs. And when he’s pressured, his passer score drops from 103.2 to fifty five.3 this season.
Kerryon Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions
Johnson has been underwhelming this yr. Detroit’s lead back had eight carries for 22 yards towards the Seahawks in Week 8 after which 12 carries for just 37 yards towards the Vikings in Week 9. Positive, he…