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In a game fitting for our current times, the Broncos beat the Jets 37-28 on TNF in an ugly, albeit surprisingly entertaining game. 

Melvin Gordon (107 yards & 2 TDs), Jamison Crowder (7 for 104), Tim Patrick (113 yards & 1 TD), Jerry Jeudy (1 Mossing), and Sam Darnold (1 Lamar Jackson) all had solid fantasy days in primetime. 

The Jets dropped to 0-4 and announced after the game that Adam Gase would be fired. Haha, just kidding. The only person who is going to outlive Frank Gore in the NFL is Gase. The Athletic's Connor Hughes actually reported after the game that Gase will not be fired following the loss. 

We now set our sights on Sunday as we try to navigate postponed games, soft tissue injuries, and agonizing decisions like, do I start Greg Ward or Andy Isabella? Hmm, that’s close. Gimme Ward with Christian Kirk coming back. Did I just answer my own hypothetical start/sit question? It’s been a long week. 

The Definitive Matthew Berry Guide to Trading In 2020: In his Week 4 Love/Hate column, Matthew breaks down the art of a fantasy deal. I like his suggestion of putting a time limit on an offer. If you’ve never escalated trade talks with a buddy into something that feels like a hostage situation (“YOU HAVE UNTIL 10PM OR ELSE G-SLICE GETS KAMARA FOR PEANUTS”) then I question if you’ve truly lived. 

Are T.Y. Hilton, A.J. Green, and Todd GurleyDusty or Due”? Chris Spags and I debate the underwhelming vets on the most recent episode of the Splash Play pod. 


INJURY ROUNDUP

Noah Fant was carted off the field with an ankle injury during the game, but reports out of Denver say it’s minor and that he’ll be fine...In the least surprising development of 2020, Will Fuller popped up on the Thursday injury report with a hamstring issue...Chris Carson (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. I still think it makes sense to rest him until after their Week 6 bye but what do I know...Allen Lazard underwent core muscle surgery and is out indefinitely. MVS & Robert Tonyan should see more targets going forward...Christian Kirk (groin) got in a limited practice yesterday, but DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) missed again. Hopkins can play on very little practice, but this is concerning...DeSean Jackson (hamstring) still isn’t practicing. Same for Alshon Jeffery...Mike Williams (hamstring) missed practice...DJ Chark (chest/back), Michael Thomas (ankle), and Julio Jones (hamstring) all got in limited practices yesterday...Calvin Ridley (ankle) missed practice Thursday...Odell Beckham was added to the Browns’ injury report with a back issue...Jimmy Garoppolo and Raheem Mostert still aren’t practicing...Diontae Johnson is apparently progressing well from his concussion and participated in individual drills yesterday...Kareem Hunt’s groin “isn’t believed to be serious.” We should probably check on Melvin Gordon’s while we are at it...Leonard Fournette and Chris Godwin were once again non-participants at Thursday’s Bucs practice...

 

Peter Overzet

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