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Quarterback rankings for top 32 NFL QBs heading into 2022

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Quarterback rankings for top 32 NFL QBs heading into 2022

Quarterback rankings for top 32 NFL QBs heading into 2022

The NFL is a quarterback-driven league, and these offense-explosive drives have never been better. The league currently has established elite QBs and young superstars with a dizzying array of dual-threat skills.

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For this reason, ranking the NFL’s starting quarterbacks again in 2022 remains an interesting but challenging task for sports news.

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The rules are the same: past performances matter, but the focus is more on uptrends and predictions for the upcoming season. Going forward, we expect more than half of the players in the league to have a special talent at the most important position.

While quarterback owners are loaded, no one needs to do some work to get their passer/runner considered in the big leagues. Here’s how TSN stacks them up against each other, 1-32, based on 22-year projected starters:

2022 NFL Quarterback Rankings

1. Josh Allen, Bills

Allen didn’t have the highest passing efficiency last season, but stunning vision tests show that his big arms and great athleticism make him the most dominant all-around force at the position. He still ties it all together at 26, and he’s the new NFL MVP favorite for good reason.

Key stats for 2021: 4,407 passing yards, 36 passing TD, 15 INT, 92.2 passing rating, 63.3 completion percentage, 60.7 ESPN QBR, 6.8 yards per attempt, 763 rushing yards, 6 rushing TD

2. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs

With his season starting at 27, Mahomes’ production and performance space remains a dream come true for most of his contemporaries. He’s adjusting to a temporary life without Tyreek Hill and a change in the coaching staff, but he’s entering a prime time for a pass-first offense in a different way.

Key stats for 2021: 4,839 passing yards, 37 passing TD, 13 INT, 98.5 passing rating, 66.3 completion percentage, 62.2 ESPN QBR, 7.4 yards per attempt, 381 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD

3. Aaron Rodgers, Packers

Rodgers, who turns 39 in December, is a model of super-efficiency after winning back-to-back NFL MVPs for the first time in his career. He fits nicely into Matt LaFleur’s RPO offense. Rodgers will go through another major overhaul without Davant Adams and a different mix of receiving teams, but expect typical elite play.

Key stats for 2021: 4,115 passing yards, 37 passing TD, 4 INT, 111.9 passing rating, 68.9 completion percentage, 69.1 ESPN QBR, 7.8 yards per attempt, 101 rushing yards, 3 rushing TD

4. Tom Brady, Buccaneers

Brady made good on his promise to play until 45 after a brief retirement and realized he had at least one special season in Tampa Bay chasing a final Super Bowl ring. He will do so without Bruce Arians, Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown as they adjust to major changes to the receiving team and the absence of center Ryan Jensen. Brady ended up being a prolific goat and more age-resistant than anyone in NFL history.

Key stats for 2021: 5,316 passing yards, 43 passing TDs, 12 INTs, 102.1 passing rating, 67.5 completion percentage, 68.1 ESPN QBR, 7.4 yards per attempt.

5. Justin Herbert, Chargers

Herbert’s excellent first two seasons set a new standard for young quarterbacks. He’s a precise and accomplished frontcourt passer who uses the right shots and has incredible size and athleticism. Like Allen, Herbert is likely to earn his first MVP soon and join Mahomes, Rodgers and Brady at the exclusive club. Herbert was set for a monster-level 3rd year in the second year of the same offense, and this time it was a huge team success.

Key stats for 2021: 5,014 passing yards, 38 passing TD, 15 INT, 97.7 passing rating, 65.9 completion percentage, 65.6 ESPN QBR, 7.5 yards per attempt, 302 rushing yards, 3 rushing TD.

6. Joe Burrow, Bengals

Burrow, who made everyone forget the torn ACL that ended his rookie season, earned his No. 1 pedigree overall in Year 2 and was bolstered by a reunion with wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase. Playing well in the low-court passing game, he displayed top-notch arm, accuracy, toughness and intangibles for much of the Super Bowl.

Key stats for 2021: 4,611 passing yards, 34 passing TD, 14 INT, 108.3 passing rating, 70.4 completion percentage, 54.3 ESPN QBR, 8.9 yards per attempt, 118 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD.

7. Dak Prescott, Cowboy

Prescott is recovering well from his own devastating injury in 2020 to match his contract extension. He thrives on Karen Moore’s offense, and the Cowboys have adjusted the personnel around him to further his strengths. Duck gave Dallas a Super Bowl-worthy passer; it just took more of the rest of the team to get there.

Key stats for 2021: 4,449 passing yards, 37 passing TD, 10 INT, 104.2 passing rating, 68.8 completion percentage, 54.6 ESPN QBR, 7.5 yards per attempt, 146 rushing yards, rushing TD

8. Russell Wilson, Broncos

Wilson, who turns 34 in November, faces the challenge of playing in Seattle for the first time in his career. Wilson handled his first real injury well and maintained a career-consistent efficiency. His age and new situation may not bring the same benefits, but he definitely gives the Broncos an overall boost in a position they haven’t had in a long time.

Key 2021 stats (Seahawks): 3,113 passing yards, 25 passing TD, 6 INT, 103.1 passing rating, 64.8 completion percentage, 54.7 ESPN QBR, 7.8 yards per attempt, 183 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD

9. Lamar Jackson, Ravens

Jackson picked up some Nuggets as a passer when he missed five games last season. B = But he has some concerns about the offensive line and the traditional running game. The Ravens also made sure to reshuffle the receiving team to better match him. Jackson looks better and healthier than the past few seasons, and he should look more like the 2019 MVP as he’s playing on his second contract. The noise is always there. Passing is once again the number one advantage.

Key stats for 2021: 2,882 passing yards, 16 passing TDs, 13 INTs, 87.0 passing rating, 64.4 completions, 50.7 ESPN QBR, 7.5 yards per attempt, 767 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs.

10. Matthew Stafford, Rams

Stafford proved a great fit for Sean McVeigh’s low-field passing game and provided Jared Goff with a big arm and execution upgrade. He used his usual high-efficiency ego and kept it balanced to lead the league in interceptions. The 34-year-old carries his first Super Bowl ring, and he’s getting more much-needed honors on the right team. It might help him get into the Hall of Fame

Key stats for 2021: 4,886 passing yards, 41 passing TD, 17 INT, 102.9 passing rating, 67.2 completion percentage, 63.8 ESPN QBR, 8.1 yards per attempt.

11. Deshaun Watson, Browns

Watson has spent the entire 2021 season with the Texans, and off-court concerns have clouded him, leading to a six-game suspension (for now) as he restarts his career in Cleveland. Looking back on where he was last on the floor, those stats started him talking about “the best young QB in the league.” There’s no doubt he can be as great as anyone when he’s able to put it all back together again after a long hiatus with a new team.

Key stats for 2020: 4,823 passing yards, 33 passing TD, 7 INT, 112.4 passing rating, 70.2 completion percentage, 63.7 ESPN QBR, 8.9 yards per attempt, 444 rushing yards, 3 rushing TD.

12. Derek Carr, Raiders

Carr has cooled off after two of his most productive NFL seasons as offense injuries and line tremors affected his support. He should feel refreshed playing with college player Davante Adams to expand his weaponry and benefit from a more dynamic system under new coach Josh McDaniels. It probably adds up to Karl’s best 31 games.

Key stats for 2021: 4,804 passing yards, 23 passing TD, 14 INT, 94.0 passing rating, 68.4 completion percentage, 52.4 ESPN QBR, 7.7 yards per attempt.

13. Kyler Murray, Cardinals

Murray’s efforts to improve passing efficiency and reduce his reliance on running in his third season have had mixed results. He remains one of the most dangerous all-around quarterbacks, and his confident attitude should inspire him to fulfill his contract. But not having DeAndre Hopkins for a long time will hurt, as in 2021, and there are skepticisms about a Marquise Brown reunion.

Key stats for 2021: 3,787 passing yards, 24 passing TD, 10 INTs, 100.6 passing rating, 69.2 completion percentage, 57.3 ESPN QBR, 7.9 yards per attempt, 423 rushing yards, 5 rushing TD

14. Kirk Cousins, Vikings

Cousins ​​has benefited from one of the better receiving units from Justin Jefferson, a terrific support charge with Dalvin Cook and an ever-improving offensive line. With Kevin O’Connell, he also now has a more innovative and offensive head coach. He’s still in a good position to get more out of his big arm and has effectively settled in, but that still limits his performance in midfield with limited results.

Key stats for 2021: 4,221 passing yards, 33 passing TD, 7 INT, 103.1 passing rating, 66.3 completion percentage, 52.3 ESPN QBR, 7.5 yards per attempt.

15. Jalen Hurts, Eagles

Hurts still has a lot of room to grow as a passer, and he needs to do that soon to gain full confidence as a QB for Philly’s current and future team. The Eagles should get back into the passing game with their new top perimeter A.J. Brown relied heavily on running last season. Hurts’ big year in his final ability was key to propelling them into the playoffs.

Key stats for 2021: 3,144 passing yards, 16 passing TDs, 9 INTs, 87.2 passing points, 61.3 completion percentage, 48.5 ESPN QBR, 7.3 yards per attempt, 784 rushing yards, 10 rushing TD.

16. Trey Lance, 49ers

The promising second-year QB has comprehensive results when replacing Jimmy Garoppolo as a full-time starter, but it’s hard not to lean towards being over-aggressive. Lance’s innate combination of arm and motor skills is beyond the scope of prototype-sized charts and profiles. Led by Kyle Shanahan, he also runs a friendly offense with a solid traditional run, solid line and versatile weaponry. The only problem is his inexperience at 22, and how Lance can prove his improvement in such a short time.

Key stats for 2021: 603 passing yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs, 97.3 passer rating, 67.7 completion percentage, 33.4 ESPN QBR, 8.5 yards per attempt

17. Matt Ryan, Colts

Ryan’s final season in Atlanta was a long way from his 2016 NFL MVP level. He showed some decline in arm strength, and efficiency wasn’t there with limited all-around support. He needed a welcome change of circumstances and got it at 37. The Colts are excited to bring him to their heavy-hitting offense to develop their talented young receiving team. Frank Reich and Marcus Bradley resonate very well, so watch out for bounces.

Key 2021 stats (Falcons): 3,968 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, 12 INT, 90.4 passing rating, 67.0 completion percentage, 46.1 ESPN QBR, 7.1 yards per attempt.

18. James Winston, Saints

Winston is getting some attention as the comeback player of the year after a serious knee injury (ruptured anterior cruciate ligament). He has successfully transformed into an efficient passer under Sean Payton, and without Payton he is (for now) seen as the undisputed successor to Drew Brees. When Chris Olaf joined Michael Thomas, the Saints struggled to keep their offensive line intact and added to their big score on receiving teams. Winston was backed by a second career, and he was still only 28 years old.

Key stats for 2021: 1,170 passing yards, 14 passing TD, 3 INT, 102.8 passing rating, 59.0 completion percentage, 64.4 ESPN QBR, 7.2 yards per attempt.

19. Ryan Tannehill, Titan

Tannehill is the ideal passer to start a match action game as his arms and athleticism excel against Derrick Henry’s dominant power run. While Tannehiill himself continued to run well, he lost his way as Henry missed most of 2021. He may have reached his ceiling as an independent quarterback, and at 34 after more disappointment in the playoffs, he may see Malik Willis soon in the What to do in Tennessee.

Key stats for 2021: 3,734 passing yards, 21 passing TD, 14 INT, 89.6 passing rating, 67.2 completion percentage, 55.9 ESPN QBR, 7.0 yards per attempt, 270 rushing yards, 7 rushing TD.

20. Mike Jones, Patriots

There’s a reason Jones is getting high praise from Bill Belichick: He “did his job” as a rookie while trying to master a complex, multi-faceted offense to lead the team to the playoffs. His somber, sane young lead bears a resemblance to a young Brady’s defensive and running game. Big data may be limited for a while, but there is no doubt that New England has found new long-term answers.

Key stats for 2021: 3,801 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 13 INTs, 92.5 passing rating, 67.6 completion percentage, 50.9 ESPN QBR, 7.3 yards per attempt.

21. Carson Wentz, Commanders

At first glance, Wentz’s lone season in Indianapolis may not seem like a bad one, but where he let the team down (which is a developing problem in Philadelphia), he’s trying to do a lot and where the offense needs to be. Not playing. For the commanders to get the most out of him, they need to have some wiggle room to do that, while also getting him back into focus so he can play better in low-field passing games Use his big arm. The incarceration of Terry McLaurin and the drafting of Jahan Dotson are great tools for making that happen.

Key 2021 stats (with Colts): 3,563 passing yards, 27 passing TD, 7 INT, 94.6 passing rating, 62.4 completion percentage, 54.7 ESPN QBR, 6.9 yards per attempt, 215 yards rushing, TD.

22. Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins

It’s no exaggeration to say that Tagovailoa is primed for success in his third season in the NFL as he’s fit, efficient and shows the benefits of his first-round pedigree. He is well behind his 2020 colleagues Herbert and Burrow in all functions. Tagovailoa has to benefit from new offensive coach Mike McDaniel’s excellent systems, upgraded weapons (Chase Edmonds, Tyreek HIll, Cedrick Wilson) and better pass protection. He should be ready to win a round, but losing means he’s not the right team QB.

Key stats for 2021: 2,653 passing yards, 16 passing TDs, 10 INTs, 90.1 passing rating, 49.7 ESPN QBR, 6.8 yards per attempt, 128 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs.

23. Justin Fields, Bears

Fields, who had a rough rookie season under offensive coach Matt Nagy, had no good plans for him. That was quickly changed by new game caller Luke Gentry, who brought some useful RPO concepts from LaFleur and rival Packers. Fields will have more opportunities to combine his arms and athletics, as more freedom of movement will also help with his temporary growth.

Key stats for 2021: 1,870 passing yards, 7 passing TD, 10 INT, 73.2 passing rating, 58.9 completion percentage, 26.4 ESPN QBR, 6.9 yards per attempt, 420 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD.

24. Zach Wilson, Jets

Lance and Tagovailoa are passionate about working in a similar QB-friendly system, but Wilson has some of the same strengths in getting the most out of his arms and athleticism. The Jets have improved Wilson’s offensive line, wide receiver and tight end more to the liking of coordinator Mike LaFleur. Wilson can develop into the most dynamic playmaker in Year 2 with great confidence and complete health.

Key stats for 2021: 2,334 passing yards, 9 passing TDs, 11 INTs, 69.7 passing rating, 55.6 completion percentage, 28.2 ESPN QBR, 6.1 yards per attempt, 185 rushing yards, 4 rushing TD.

25. Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars

Lawrence, like Fields, could wash out his rookie season with a dysfunctional coaching staff and questionable offense. Doug Pederson and Press Taylor could put him on the right track, using his enormous physical abilities as weapons and concepts have better potential. A more complete passing game and dedication to the running game is a greatly improved support system for sophomore Lawrence.

Key stats for 2021: 3,153 passing yards, 12 passing TD, 17 INT, 71.9 passing rating, 59.6 completion percentage, 33.5 ESPN QBR, 6.0 yards per attempt, 334 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD.

26. Baker Mayfield, Panthers

Mayfield missed three games last season, but the severity of his shoulder injury suggests he played a lot when he shouldn’t. An inefficient game led the Browns to look to part ways with Watson and escalate. With the 2018 championship trying to get back on track, the Carolina system isn’t overly inspiring, but at least it offers some familiar concepts under Ben McAdoo.

Key 2021 stats (with Browns): 3,010 passing yards, 17 passing TD, 13 INT, 83.1 passing rating, 60.5 completion percentage, 35.1 ESPN QBR, 7.2 yards per attempt, 134 yards rushing, rushing TD.

27. Jared Goff, Lions

Goff had to deal with a tough replacement for the Rams, who are tied with the Super Bowl champions, to replace Detroit’s Stafford. He’s not too different from McVay’s QB, but it’s clear his ceiling has been reached and remains low, with limited arm strength. Despite a strong supporting cast, his transition year is still below average.

2021 Key Stats 3,245 passing yards, 19 passing TDs, 8 INTs, 91.5 passing rating, 67.2 completion percentage, 39.5 ESPN QBR, 6.6 yards per attempt.

28. Mitchell Trubisky, Steelers

Trubisky, a seasoned rookie, held onto the starting spot with rookie first-rounder Kenny Pickett and remaining backup Mason Rudolph. He made good use of his time behind Allen in Buffalo, starting over with Nagy and Chicago. But despite his sturdy arms and great physicality, his accuracy and decision-making are still largely problematic, partly due to his pocket nerves. He probably won’t wait too long to get his second No. 1 ball.

Key 2020 stats (Bears): 2,055 passing yards, 16 passing TD, 8 INT, 93.5 passing rating, 67.0 completion percentage, 53.8 ESPN QBR, 6.9 yards per attempt, 195 rushing yards, TD.

29. Marcus Mariota, Falcons

A high pick in 2015, Mariota hopes he can have a Winston-esque rebounding while also making a surprising new start in the NFC South. He’s still only 28, and while his final season in Tennessee was tough when he was replaced by Tannehill, he’s had a solid two seasons in Las Vegas. He has a good history with coach Arthur Smith, but he still feels like a bridge to rookie Desmond Reed, with more of an edge in his passing and rushing skills.

30. Daniel Jones, Giants

“Danny Deems” has run out of time to convince the Blues that he’s the team’s QB they still want him to be. In the era of Pat Shurmur and Joe Judge, the chaos of rushing and passing turns into chaos. The Giants provided him with the ideal offensive brain tank for Brian Dabore and Mike Kafka, who are known for working with Allen and Mahomes. Jones could also use continued support from a healthy, deeper receiver, a healthy Saquon Barkley and a better line. Otherwise, the Giants will soon be out of the No. 6 pick in 2019.

Key stats for 2021: 2,428 passing yards, 10 passing TDs, 7 INTs, 84.8 passing points, 64.3 completion percentage, 41.5 ESPN QBR, 6.7 yards per attempt, 298 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD.

31. Davis Mills, TX

Mills was an unexpected rookie starter after Houston’s Watson drama. He showed a big arm in a few games, but was unpredictable and ineffective, and didn’t have that much support other than wide receiver Brandin Cooks. While the Texans might feel like he could be the team’s answer, he’s actually feeling even worse in 2022.

Key stats for 2021: 2,664 passing yards, 18 passing touchdowns, 10 INT, 88.8 passing rating, 66.8 completion percentage, 35.5 ESPN QBR, 6.8 yards per attempt.

32. Drew Locke, Seahawks

Assuming Rock can still beat Jayno Smith in Seattle after failing to beat Teddy Bridgewater in Denver last season. Locke’s calling card is a cannon, but none of its accuracy, decision-making, or confidence. Rock is a shaky young bridge at best, and he’s willing to put up with more woes on his second team, as the Seahawks also lead the quarterback league in 2022.

Key 2021 stats (Broncos): 787 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 2 INT, 80.4 passing rating, 60.4 completion percentage, 23.4 ESPN QBR, 7.1 yards per attempt.

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The best adds for week 17 of Fantasy Football 2022

Time to open week 17 of the 2022 NFL season with a lot of things to settle in our beloved league before the postseason begins. There are still open wild card spots left and some divisions have yet to know their winners. With only two rounds left in the regular season, we will still see “fights” on several fronts.

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In our favorite virtual game, things are a little different. It is time for the grand finals in most fantasy football leagues, with some GMs still fighting for “bronze medals” and others for better placements. And since nobody likes to lose, today’s tips are not only for the grand finalists, but for everyone trying to finish higher on the “podiums”.

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Whether it is to compete for the grand final or even an honorable third place, the waiver wire is once again necessary for those who aim to strengthen their team with an eye on the most important duel of the whole season. So, once again The Playoffs is here, being your best friend to help you find a good name to replace a considerable loss or even a player hidden in the huge waiver wire list that can contribute to your success in the “hour of truth”.

It’s worth remembering that you can’t be too careful when giving up a name in order to add a player via waivers, since placing a certain athlete on the market can mean an unwanted improvement to an opposing team.

To be eligible in our list, players have to be on, at most, 60% of the NFL.com Fantasy Football squads, which is the most popular and famous platform among Brazilians.

It is also possible that the names mentioned here are in a higher or lower percentage of squads in other applications, such as Yahoo, ESPN and Sleeper, although the tendency is that the average is similar.

Again, we reiterate that we use as a parameter the PPR score (when points are computed per reception), again because it is the standard and most famous model, currently, of the game, having stolen the “crown” of the old Standard (or non-PPR) in recent years.

With that and without further ado, let’s get to the names for the week 17 – FOR TITLE MY FRIENDS!

RUNNING BACKS

Tyler Allgeier – Atlanta Falcons (17.3% rostered*)

With four consecutive losses in the league and no chance of qualifying for the playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons are no longer contending for big things this year. Therefore, after the bye week, who has been gaining space in the team round after round is running back Tyler Allgeier. The freshman is increasingly participating in snaps and his number of carries has increased significantly, with him passing for 100 rushing yards in Week 15 on 17 attempts, and reaching 74 yards on 18 attempts in Week 16. The number of passes received by the youngster has also skyrocketed, with him managing four receptions for 43 yards in the last round, in five times he was targeted. The Falcons face the Arizona Cardinals, who are also not contending for anything this season and have one of the worst defenses against the run game in the entire NFL. Allgeier should deliver good points. Add him if he is available.

James Cook – Buffalo Bills (33.8% rostered)

The Bills are already guaranteed in the playoffs and have clinched the AFC East. The team is still aiming for the bye week in the first round of playoffs and for that they need to keep winning their games. Another point that Buffalo wants to find a solution for is in the ground game, perhaps the only weak point of a team that has been completely well put together so far. And that’s where James Cook comes in, who is increasingly involved in the team’s offensive game and has been matching up well. In the last game against the Chicago Bears, there were 11 attempts for 99 yards and a ground TD for the No. 28, who has been getting more and more involved and tends to take over the backfield of the team in the playoffs. He should continue to be very active and could be an important player to add to your roster.

*Percentage of teams in official NFL Fantasy leagues that have this athlete on their roster

WIDE RECEIVERS

Isaiah Hodgins – New York Giants (0.3% rostered)

The Giants are still in contention. The team’s defense has grown in production and, amazingly, Daniel Jones has been taking good care of the oval ball and making interesting starts. With the QB well protected and able to find passes, a name that has been gaining more and more action in New York’s offense is Isaiah Hodgins, who has had plenty of offensive carries in the team’s last four games. All right, the commitment now is against the Indianapolis Colts’ secondary, which is one of the strongest against wide receivers, but Hodgins is becoming Jones’ ball security and in a team that needs to win to keep dreaming, the trend is good passes from the QB to the WR. Keep an eye on him.

Jahan Dotson – Washington Commanders (7.9% rostered)

A name mentioned last week that is once again being remembered in this column due to the Washington Commanders WR’s great form. Shrouded in expectations before the season started, Dotson did not mesh well early in the year with Carson Wentz, but when the former Eagles and Colts player got injured and Taylor Heinicke took over the quarterback spot for the Commanders, Dotson’s numbers skyrocketed and the WR started to show up even more than Curtis Samuel, who was Wentz’s safety ball in the first few games of the 2022 NFL season. The freshman is coming off TDs noted in Week 15 and 16 and with a good load. He should continue to be important for Washington this final stretch, even if Wentz returns to the team as he did last round.

TIGHT ENDS

Cole Kmet – Chicago Bears (57.0% rostered)

That the Bears have grown during the year and displayed a better game than what we saw in the first half of the season, that no one can deny. The growth came mainly through Justin Fields, who overnight changed “from water to wine” and started to show good numbers throwing and running the ball, which we had not seen until then in the career of the once promising QB drafted by Chicago. With Fields’ growth, the direct beneficiary was TE Cole Kmet, who got a lot of carries and a significant gain in offensive carries, becoming one of the main, if not the main, offensive weapon of the Bears. In Week 17, Kmet faces the defense of the Denver Broncos, one of the worst teams in the league and the 5th worst in scoring TEs.

Juwan Johnson – New Orleans Saints (12.5% rostered)

Another name repeated around here. Juwan Johnson has grown quite a bit, especially after Michael Thomas got injured and is out for the rest of the season. As Chris Olave also suffers from physical problems, Johnson is gaining ground in the New Orleans offense and has been showing good rapport with Andy Dalton. The Saints were virtually eliminated, but managed to grow, recovered and are now fighting for a wild card spot, or even the division, since the leader Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been skating. Keep an eye on Juwan Johnson, who should have plenty of carries in this final stretch of the season.

QUARTERBACK

Brock Purdy – San Francisco 49ers (27.3% rostered)

A regular around here, Brock Purdy was a real find for the San Francisco 49ers the year after the injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo. I’ll say it again, the 49ers have one of the most organized teams in the entire league, with a super protective offensive line, great receivers, healthy George Kittle blocking and receiving passes, and the “icing on the cake” Christian McCaffrey, who came in during the year, running the ball or receiving passes. With so many standouts around, Purdy has stepped in and has been doing his job, keeping California’s team as one of the favorites to win the title. Some say that the team has been playing even better than when Jimmy G was the starter.

With so many lures, it is easier for Brock Purdy to find free receivers, making important points in the FF. Add him, it’s the last chance.

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None of Matt Ryan, Sam Ehlinger, or Nick Foles is a solution for the Colts.

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None of Matt Ryan, Sam Ehlinger, or Nick Foles is a solution for the Colts.

Jeff Saturday made one last adjustment. It was ineffective.

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With the Indianapolis Colts’ offense sputtering, Saturday made the decision to activate Nick Foles as the starting quarterback for their game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Matt Ryan’s deterioration has been evident in recent weeks, as the Colts have struggled to move the ball down the field. Saturday believed Foles may provide a spark to the offense moving forward.

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The Colts were defeated 20-3 by the Chargers despite only managing 173 yards of total offense. Foles struggled throughout the whole game, going 17 of 29 (59%) for 143 yards, three interceptions, and a 31.9 quarterback rating. For the majority of the evening, Foles resembled the third-string quarterback the Colts have used for the majority of the season.

Despite all the speculation about how Foles might assist the Colts in moving the ball down the field, nothing of the kind occurred Monday night. Michael Pittman Jr.’s 19-yard reception was the game’s longest play. The Colts had a dismal 0-10 record on third down. The only team this season with a worse third down conversion rate? The Colts lost to the New England Patriots in Week 9 and finished with a record of 0-14.

After the game, Saturday stated, “Pretty straightforward – can’t turn it over.” You know, you can’t leave the defense on the field, so you have to convert on third downs offensively, get them off the field.

Again attempting to bear the burden, the Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert was sacked four times and forced into two fumbles. However, it is hard to compete when the offense is as terrible as it was on Monday night.

Foles said, “I believe we never found a rhythm as an offense. “I believe the points are clear. Three points is never going to be sufficient, to be honest. As a result, our offensive never really found its groove. And the quarterback is where it all begins. We also need to play well the whole game to attempt to establish a rhythm.

The truth is that under these conditions, Foles was never going to succeed. You can discuss Foles’ incredible 2017 campaign, in which he entered at the tail end of the campaign and guided the Philadelphia Eagles to a championship. However, Foles was surrounded that season by a fantastic Eagles squad. Not the Colts.

The Colts’ protection problems again as they allowed seven sacks in the game. The Colts have already allowed 56 sacks in 2022, and they are currently on track to surpass the previous high mark set by the team in a single season. Even while Saturday suggested that some of those sacks could have resulted from field coverage further back, Foles’ pocket continued to open up fast.

Along with playing alongside players he is still getting acquainted to, Foles was under pressure for the duration of the game. Early last week, it was made public that before the Chargers game, Foles will practice with the starting offense for the first time. Alec Pierce, Parris Campbell, and Pittman received some of his few passes.

The moment a shift occurs, Foles said, “you step in and try to become acclimated as fast as you can and, you know, get the timing down and everything.” “Our practice week was incredibly productive. It’s disappointing that the execution fell short of what we required to win this game.

It was almost hard for Foles to walk in and perform effectively in that circumstance. When you add it to the experienced quarterback’s poor choices and misfires, the offense had the worst appearance in the NFL. The Denver Broncos, the only club with a lower scoring average (15.5) than the Indianapolis Colts (16.5), at least managed to score a touchdown in their lopsided defeat to the Los Angeles Rams. After the game, their head coach was sacked as well.

The Colts’ roster contains no quarterbacks who can save this squad. Father Time has finally caught up with Ryan, who now throws with little to no velocity, struggles to handle the football, and appears to be moving more slowly than ever. Despite having a better arm, Foles struggles to move properly and makes terrible judgments while playing football with players with whom he has barely ever practiced.

You might argue that having Sam Ehlinger start again would be beneficial, but there is little hope that he would inspire the offense either. Early in the season, Ehlinger made two starts and went winless, including the humiliating loss in New England that ended the reign of previous head coach Frank Reich. Ehlinger is still the backup quarterback because evidently Saturday and the rest of the staff do not believe he can do any better.

Because the rest of the offense is a disaster, none of these quarterbacks are the solution. There are still protection difficulties with the offensive line, tight ends, and running backs. Defenses are sitting on every route because the Colts’ passing strategy and play-calling are so basic. None of the three quarterbacks can improve the offense to a level that would offset these problems.

Unfortunately, the crime cannot be corrected this year. For the Colts to have a reliable attack once more, new coaches and players at crucial spots are required. Expect a lot of the same play from this unit during the next two games up to that point.

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JJ Watt announces NFL retirement

JJ Watt announces NFL retirement

JJ Watt is hanging up his boots. On Tuesday (27), the Arizona Cardinals defensive end announced that he is retiring from the NFL, via a post on Twitter.

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“Koa’s (defensive end’s daughter) first NFL game, last home game of my career,” wrote the star, posing in photos alongside his daughter and wife, Chicago Red Stars forward Kealia. “My heart is filled with nothing less than love and gratitude. It has been an absolute honor and pleasure.”

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A three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Watt is a future Hall of Famer. He was the 11th overall pick in the 2011 Draft by the Houston Texans. There, he played until the end of the 2020 season, when he announced his move to Arizona.

In Texas, he played 128 games, including eight for the playoffs, adding 21 more for the Cardinals, one of them for the postseason, in last year’s Wild Card round against the Los Angeles Rams. In all, there are 149 starters on the field, 111.5 sacks, 580 tackles, 191 tackles for loss of yardage, 313 QB hits, one safety, and two interceptions.

When it comes to awards, the list is also extensive. He was three times named AP Defensive Player of the Year (2013, 2015 and 2016), once Walter Payton Man of the Year (2018), 2017 Sportsman of the Year, five times selected to the Pro Bowl (2012 to 2015 and 2018) and six times to the All-Pro team (2012 to 2015 and 2018).

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