Editor's Note: With Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season now in the books, we yet again have news, injuries and notes to dissect and analyze for the upcoming week. Each week I'll be highlighting my "Frauds and Gods" of the NFL to let you know which players, coaches, teams and overall offensive or defensive units I'm buying, and which ones I'm selling, based off public reaction and the overall sentiment in the market. These aren't directly related to bets for the upcoming weekend, but they will serve as a guide on which factors you should be paying close attention to, and which ones to ignore.
FRAUD - Sam Darnold
Yes it’s true, Sam Darnold is nothing more than backup QB in the NFL. This should be a lesson learned about reaching or buying into bad quarterbacks that are hyped up because of the NFL Draft. Darnold might in fact be the worst quarterback in the league right now. Even with little weapons surrounding him in New York, he should still have better numbers for a NUMBER THREE OVERALL PICK. Darnold won’t be the Jets starting QB next season, and you have to wonder if he'll be a starter for any of the NFL's 32 teams. It's that bad.
FRAUD - Matt Nagy
Why not just start Nick Foles in Week 1? Matt Nagy does get some credit for being 3-0 right now, sure, but the call to put Mitch Trubisky in as the Week 1 starter and now on the bench puts Trubisky in doubt to ever have confidence again. Foles has been injury prone in the past, and that is Trubisky’s only chance to start again. Now you are stuck with a backup QB who might not care to even win for this team because of Nagy's nonsense. Don't be surprised to see Trubisky back under center soon if Foles gets banged up.
FRAUD - Trysten Hill
A real dirtbag of a player here. His best attribute is trying to end a player’s career with his natural athletic ability. Grab on to Chris Carson's ankle and act like an alligator. If you can’t win, you cheat.
FRAUD - Bill O’Brien
This guy just never takes the blame. Hey buddy, your team is 0-3, and yet you cannot provide a real explanation as to why the struggles continue. Bill O'Brien is not qualified to be a general manager in this league, and it’s now looking like being a coach in the NFL is also out of his touch.
FRAUD - The NFL Rules Committee
How in the year of 2020 are we allowing games to end in a tie? What fun is that for the teams or fans? If you allow a game to end in a tie, then the Super Bowl should be allowed to end in a tie. Simple as that.
GOD - Kyle Shanahan
Let’s give credit to this guy. Two weeks in a row the squares faded the 49ers. Well, Kyle Shanahan beat them twice in a row with a skeleton crew offense and what many have labeled as a "JV" defense.
GOD - Russell Wilson
He's playing at an MVP level right now. No defense can stop Russell Wilson, and he simply doesn’t make mistakes. If you take Wilson off of this team, the Seahawks might not even make the playoffs. Seattle is now a legit contender and should be looked at accordingly in the betting markets and with futures odds.
GOD - Dalvin Cook
The Vikings should simply pay this guy whatever he wants. Subtract Dalvin Cook from Minnesota, and the Vikings are already looking for a quarterback to replace Kirk Cousins. Cook can do it all, and he is a fantasy owner’s go-to guy for surefire points. Once again, Cook shone bright in Week 3 and was a one-man wrecking crew against the Titans, albeit in a one point loss. Pay the man now.
GOD - Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers is playing like he’s is entering his prime. The NFC North won’t have enough horses to keep up with a man-possessed in Rodgers in 2020. All he's ever needed was one top WR, and he certainly has one in Davante Adams. It’s going to be interesting come playoff time, though. One thing is for certain, and that's that you don’t want to see Rodgers in January despite last year's blowout loss to San Francisco in the NFC Championship.
GOD - The Falcons Voodoo Doll
The Falcons just find the batshit craziest of ways to lose. I’m starting to think this isn’t normal. It very well could be paranormal indeed. What Falcons player or players did something wrong to someone, or is it Quinn's skeleton closet causing all of this? They simply invent new ways to lose every week. What will they do next?