FRAUD – Drew Lock
Although Drew Lock helped me make some money this week in DFS on DraftKings, I’m still not sold that this guy is long for a starting job in the NFL. Lock has just 6 TD's and 6 INT this season. Lock, through six games this season, is only completing only 56% of his passes. That's just about dead last among starting QB’s in the league. Lock fails to pick up the blitz and is wildly inaccurate as a passer even when he has time to throw the ball downfield. Lock also has a more than subpar 38.9 QBR, and it’s hard to find a statistic that proves he’s even an average starter. It looks like Denver still hasn’t recovered from the Elway/Manning glory years. Lock simply isn’t very good, and Elway seemingly won't admit it.
FRAUD – Seattle's Secondary
362.1 yards per game. That’s how many yards the Seahawks secondary allows to opposing quarterbacks. Read that again, and then read this: Seattle's defense as a whole is allowing 30.4 ppg, and it’s getting worse as the weeks tick by. Seattle has now allowed 400+ yards twice this season and 350+ three different times. Quarterbacks and wide receivers are drooling to get on the field against this Seahawks secondary, outside of Jimmy G's happy feet benching game, of course. The one positive we can find with the defense, however, is turnovers. Seattle defense has done rather well turning teams over, with 14 turnovers created. Had the Seahawks not turned teams over weekly, this defense would be allowing 600+ yards without a doubt. They need to fix this now, or it’s an early playoff exit again in 2020.
FRAUD – Colts' Rushing Attack
The Indianapolis Colts have a stable of running backs to throw at opposing defenses. The issue is that the running game is the weakest link on this Colts team, despite having a "elite" offensive line coming into 2020. Indianapolis is averaging the 2nd worst yards per carry in the league, with only Miami having worse rushing offense to date with Jordan Howard dragging their numbers through the mud. All the talk coming into this season was how good the Colts offensive line was, and while it’s safe to say the Colts line is "good," the running backs simply aren’t, especially the once-touted Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin.
GOD – Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs has been a beast in this Bills offense, week in and week out. The former Minnesota Vikings leads the league in yards and is drawing gobs of attention from defenders on every possession, freeing up teammated like John Brown, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis to do damage to opposing defenses in the passing game. Diggs ranks 6th in first downs gained among wide receivers with 35. He’s also tops in receptions with 63 and tied for first with 20+ yd catches on the year. It’s clear that this Bills offense really needed someone like Diggs to open things up for Josh Allen & Co, and the results are proving that.
GOD – Patrick Mahomes
The reigning Super Bowl MVP might've sputtered to start the season, but if Patrick Mahomes had any type of Super Bowl hangover in 2020, it sure didn’t last long. Mahomes is now tearing up teams every week. He has not thrown for under 200 yards this season and his QBR is a stellar 84.8 entering Week 10. Mahomes already has 25 TD’s on the season and is projected to throw near 50 touchdowns. This guy is simply regression-proof. Mahomes also has only thrown one INT this season. It’s clear that he has taken over the MVP conversation in just the last two weeks, having thrown for 788 yards, 9 TD’s and 0 INT’s in blowout wins. It's time for Russell Wilson & Tom Brady to make room for Mahomes in the MVP race..
GOD – Travis Kelce
It’s not often that a tight end sits 3rd in receiving yards for the entire league, but Mr. Travis Michael Kelce sure does, and he's just a few yards shy of 2nd overall on the season-leader list. Kelce is the best TE in the league when George Kittle isn’t on the field, and that's an indisputable fact. Kelce now has five games in which he has totaled 85 yards or more. He commands a heap of targets on a weekly basis and has 80 targets on the season thus far. Kelce also ranks 7th in TD’s and is tied for 4th in 20+ yard catches. It’s clear that he's on another level for tight ends, and with Kittle on IR, the rest of the league is on notice.