Jerry Donabedian evaluates the implications of preseason playing time in various backfields, including James Conner taking every snap with the first-team offense in Pittsburgh.
Jerry Donabedian tries to figure out an appropriate draft spot for Josh Gordon post-reinstatement.
Jerry Donabedian looks at snap counts from the first week of the preseason, explaining why O.J. Howard's every-down role with the starting offense is far more relevant than his lack of receiving production.
Expectations for Minnesota only rose following their 13-3 season in 2017, but the first of Kirk Cousins' three-year, $84 million deal ended in disappointment.
The Colts began the year 1-5, but Andrew Luck's emphatic Comeback Player of the Year performance in an 8-1 run has them in playoff position.
Tom Brady is still at least very good, but after leading the Patriots to just 10 points against Pittsburgh it's fair to wonder if the 41-year-old is no longer great.
The Cowboys can't stop winning ever since Amari Cooper escaped the Black Lodge that is the Oakland Raiders organization.
There might not be much hope in 2018 with his career otherwise at a crossroads, but the firing of Mike McCarthy might set Aaron Rodgers free in 2019.
Baker Mayfield headlined the show with his dismantling of the Bengals, but Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen gave their teams' fanbases cause for excitement, too.
The Saints wrapped up Carson Wentz on Sunday and wrapped up Philadelphia's playoff hopes with him in one of the most memorable letdown games of recent history.
Placing Russell Wilson on Timeout until the fourth quarter is a bold strategy. Let's see if it pays off for Brian Schottenheimer.
Patrick Mahomes yawned his way through another dominant performance Sunday, and we need not overthink who the league's best player is in 2018. Give him the MVP now.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers appeared to be on the path to a magical upset early in Sunday's game against the Rams. You should have known not to believe in fairy tales.
Carson Wentz has played very well since returning from his ACL tear, but at 3-4 the Eagles are still on the verge of seeing their 2018 ambitions slip away.
Two weeks after a stirring overtime victory and one of the best games of his career, Marcus Mariota and the Titans have sunk even lower than before that brief reprieve.
NFL coaches constantly fail to evaluate their players correctly, but Nick Chubb might remain muted in 2018 specifically because the Browns think he's better than Carlos Hyde.
Mitch Trubisky was a wreck in the first three weeks, but he destroyed the Buccaneers defense Sunday and heads into his bye week with strong momentum.
Josh Allen and the Bills stood almost no objective chance of winning in Minnesota on Sunday, but a remarkable performance from the rookie has flipped the formula in Buffalo.
Fitzmagic has flipped the league upside down, and amidst the sorcery Jameis Winston may have lost his starting job in Tampa Bay.
Patrick Mahomes was technically an unknown heading into a Week 1 road matchup with a sound Chargers defense, but now he's one of the most feared quarterbacks in the league.
Todd Gurley was rested for the Rams' final game of the regular season, but his dominant play all year allowed him to still finish as the top overall fantasy player.
While teams like the Chiefs and Saints were busy locking up postseason berths in Week 16, the 49ers find themselves in position to lock up an even more precious commodity in burgeoning franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
With a bunch of lesser-known receivers putting up big games, fantasy players who relied on their workhorse running backs, like the Rams' Todd Gurley, probably advanced in their playoffs.
Carson Wentz's fantasy owners were flying high thanks to four touchdown passes Sunday against the Rams, but a late injury could rule the Eagles' QB out for the rest of the season.
Fantasy owners of Tom Brady likely didn't consider any other option for the opening round of the playoffs, but a subpar game from the Patriots QB started the offseason earlier than expected.
Bengals running back Joe Mixon finally had the breakout game that many had been waiting for, which begs the question if we can take credit for being right about him after weeks of struggles.
Nathan Peterman's starting debut for the Bills was an absolute disaster, but it wasn't enough to keep LeSean McCoy from having a big fantasy day.
We're prepared to expect the unexpected each Sunday in the NFL, but no one saw the Saints scoring 47 points in Buffalo thanks to six rushing touchdowns, including three from Mark Ingram.
Jared Goff is finally living up to the billing of being a no. 1 overall pick, as his four touchdown passes Sunday helped him top the fantasy QB scoring chart for Week 9.
After an early slate that didn't produce many fantasy fireworks, the Texans and Seahawks combined for 79 points and loads of fantasy production in the afternoon, led by Houston wideout DeAndre Hopkins.