FRAUD – Bills Defense
Another poor performance by this Buffalo Bills defense. They allowed a ton of yards to a very short-handed Raiders team in Week 4, and they seemingly can’t generate any real consistent pass rush. The linebacker core is also weak, at best, and what was once thought to be top five defense in this league has wilted in recent weeks. This defense right now, heading into Week 5, is only slightly above average. Around the 13th or 14th best defense seems about right, a fry cry from our offseason/preseason expectations.
FRAUD – Wentz Haters
Carson Wentz has nothing to work with, yet he puts his team in position to win games. Yes, the Eagles only have one win in 2020 so far, but they've been in three out of the four games this season. Injuries have derailed this Eagles team on both sides of the football, but it’s Carson Wentz and the Eagles defense that has been keeping them alive. Wentz seems to make the key play when needed. Now all he needs is players to get healthy, as you can only use practice squad guys for so long. Tell Carson that, however, and he might disagree. He took a practice squad team to the playoffs last year, and believe or not, but the Philadelphia Eagles now lead the NFC East division, ahead of Dallas, New York and the Washington Football Team.
FRAUD – Daniel Jones
Make room for Trevor Lawrence in the Big Apple. Daniel Jones has managed to get the New York Football Giants into the end zone just three times in four games this season. The best player on the team right now is PK Graham Gano, and I'm not kidding. Gano has 29 of the Giants 47 (!) offensive points this season. Jones has been terrible in 2020, as he now has five INT’s and has been sacked 14 times. Jones has two TD throws this season across four games. Trevor Lawrence had two TD’s last week in the 2nd quarter. I'll leave it there.
FRAUD – Dallas Defense
This team boasts clear and away the worst defense in the NFL. Someone might've also forgotten to tell Jerry Jones to invest into some talented backup players. The Cowboys have allowed a FG or TD on 25 out of 50 drives this season. I'm not kidding here. This team looks like the Atlanta Falcons from years ago, and that might be giving them too much credit. Sure, the Cowboys have an offense that can knock your socks off, but their defense, in fact smells like old sweaty socks. This Dallas defense has created just two turnovers all season, and on the other side of the ball Dak Prescott and the offense can only do so much. Injuries happen, but the defensive coordinator needs to go. It's time for a culture shock in Dallas, even if you are a new guy. Get it together, or the decimated Eagles could wind up winning the division. The Eagles clearly have the best defense in the NFC East right now, and it's not even close.
FRAUD – T.Y. Hilton
T.Y. Hilton, in 2020, is nothing more than a journeyman wide receiver. He can’t get any legit separation and the one-time deep threat for this Colts offense is no longer a threat at all. If the Colts didn’t suffer injuries to Marlon Mack and Michael Pittman Jr early on, then Hilton might have just six catches for 80 yards through four games. He simply isn’t what he once was athletically, and he seems to be clogging up a roster spot in this current offense. The last time T.Y. Hilton had a 100-yard game was way back in Week 5 of 2018.
GOD – Reggie Bullock
Yes, that Reggie Bullock. The Cincinnati Bengals PK has had ice in his veins since Week 1, and he is now the reason why the Bengals are 1-2-1. Had Bullock not played this well through the first month of the season, the Bengals could be 0-4 right now. Bullock was 4-4 in the Bengals first win of the season in Week 4, and he has hit long FG’s in every game this year. Bullock actually accounts for 45 of the Bengals 99 total points through four weeks. Say what you want about a kicker being a "God," on this list, but they win and lose Lombardi trophies every few years, and Bullock, surprisingly, is one of Burrow's best offensive weapons.
GOD – George Kittle
"You need me to do what? Come back from injury and catch the ball 15 times for 183 yards and a TD? OK, I got you." George Kittle is officially back to being the number one tight end in the league. It doesn’t matter what quarterback is on the field, because Kittle is making things happen when he gets the ball in his hands, period. His YAC is number two in the league by average, and he moves the chains and moves the needle seemingly every drive for this 49ers offense. Injuries are no match for Kittle, and neither are opposing linebackers, cornerbacks or safeties. Once Jimmy G is back under center, watch out.
GOD – Dalvin Cook
This is the Dalvin Cook that many fantasy owners knew was in the wheelhouse when they drafted him in the first round last month. Yes, it took some time (well only two weeks, actually), but the Vikings had no choice but to unleash Cook onto opposing defenses starting in Weeks 3 and 4. Kirk Cousins is of no help to this Vikings offense these days, and head coach Mike Zimmer has taken the ball out of Cousins' hands and put in in Cook’s hands accordingly. Dalvin has ran for 311 yards in his last two games with a total of 51 touches and three TD’s, making my "Gods" list for the second consecutive week. Defenses have no idea what to do right now in order to stop him. Maybe he in fact can’t be stopped. One thing is clear, however, and that's that Cook is heating up for his fantasy owners right now.
GOD – Justin Herbert
Give this kid some credit. Sure, the Chargers are not the best team in the league, but Justin Herbert makes them a contender for years to come. His arm strength is rather solid and his accuracy is rather good as well. He was thrown into this offense from out of nowhere and it seems like the days of Tyrod Taylor are over. Tyrod might get one more shot, but it will most certainly be the last. Herbert is the future of this team, and working through a tough year will only make him better. After just three games, Herbert sits with three other QB’s who have similar yardage in the same amount of games: Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan. Ryan has 30 more yards in his three games, and that's it. I'm impressed.
GOD – "The 12th Man"
Sike! I’m just kidding here, but we do really miss the fans. The Bengals had some fans this past Sunday, but nothing rivals the Seahawks' 12th-man crowd. This Seattle team has thrived with no cheers coming from the home crowd, but they are seemingly waiting to be unleashed on a visiting squad soon. Football isn’t the same with out fans, so let's pray that one day we can return to see our teams play.