We just finished one-quarter of this historical NFL season and the offensive extravaganza continues. There were 3 overtime games on Sunday. The passing numbers were just insane. There have been 344 touchdowns scored so far this season. This is the most touchdowns scored through this point of any NFL season. Another crazy stat that will blow your mind is Adam Schefter tweeted “there have been 12 quarterbacks that have thrown for at least 400 yards in a game this season. The most in NFL history through the first 4 weeks. There were 5 quarterbacks just this week to throw for over 400 yards which is the most in a single week in NFL history.” They weren’t lying when they said quarterback was deep. There are a ton of really good QB’s to start this season for fantasy football!
Here Are 10 Takeaways from Week 4:
1. Thursday night’s football game showed us there has been no regression this year for the Los Angeles Rams offense. They looked scary good! Believe it or not with their defense a little banged up their offense might be even more prolific than they were last year.
2. This week four of the five rookie quarterbacks drafted in the first round started this weekend (before the start of October). There were 7 quarterbacks that started this weekend that are 23 years old or younger: Jared Goff, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, and Josh Rosen.
3. But age is just a number because we had 9 quarterbacks that started this weekend that are 33 years or older: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Joe Flacco.
4. The quarterback touchdown bonanza continued with Mitch Trubisky being the lucky recipient this week throwing for 6 freaking touchdowns. Chicago just absolutely dominated the Tampa Bay defense. Trubisky threw for 354 yards and 6 touchdowns in this game. Which was crazy because the Bears had only scored 4 offensive touchdowns in the previous 3 games. That’s how bad Tampa Bay’s defense is.
5. On the other side of that game we all wondered if this would be the weekend that Ryan “Fitzmagic’s” cinderella season would come to an end and he would turn back into a pumpkin. Chicago Bears defense made that vision come true and Fitzpatrick was replaced in the second half. Just like that, “poof”, Fitzpatrick turns back into a pumpkin and he’s banished to the tower (I mean bench) forever.
6. You can’t trust the Seattle backfield. With the surprise inactive of Chris Carson you would think this would be the game Seattle’s first round draft pick Rashaad Penny would get the start and go bonkers against the horrible Arizona Cardinals. But no it was Mike Davis. Anybody got Mike Davis on their fantasy team?
7. Speaking of the Seahawks…Earl Thomas broke his leg and as he was carted off the field he gave the finger to his sideline. The Seahawks and him couldn’t get a long term deal done this offseason. Le’Veon Bell commented on social media that “he’ll keep holding out and being the bad guy.”
8. I heard this on the Dan Patrick Show “Nick Chubb is the only player in NFL history to have 100 yards and 2 touchdowns on only 3 carries or less in a game.” Assuming rational coaching (which could be a big assumption we are talking the Browns here), I’d think Cleveland would be trying to find more ways to get this guy the ball? Maybe a good stash on your fantasy bench?
9. Arizona might not have gotten the “W” this weekend, but Josh Rosen sure made that offense look a lot better. Hopefully he can make David Johnson relevant in fantasy again too! We can dream!
10. The Indianapolis Colts had Andrew Luck throw a hail mary pass this weekend. It was kind of a lollipop pass. I think Indy was trying to make a point. See he can throw it! Looking ahead to Thursday nights games it is quite possible that we could be watching the Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots, without star players Rob Gronkowski or T.Y. Hilton. Boring. Good thing baseball playoffs are starting!