Good morning and welcome back to another edition of the Morning Huddle. I submitted my exam and I’m buzzzzzzing. Pumped. Hyped. Like the day after I traded Will Fuller and heard he was suspended 6 games for doping.
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Hyped: Keke “Do You Love Me” Coutee
Keke is a baller: With Bill O’Brien in Idaho watching flies die, Will Fuller in Lithuania suing a doctor, and Randall Cobb injured, Keke finally had an opportunity to strut his stuff. And strut he did.
8 catches. 141 yards. 22+ PPR points. Coutee led Houston in air yards (even from the slot) and was used all over the field against a great Colts defense.
And then this:
You’re starting him and expecting BIG things this week.
Interesting Covid-19 NFL fact:
There are few (if any) fans in the stands. So there is no 12th man at Seattle, no decibel-splitting roar at Arrowhead & no longer a home field advantage in the NFL. Road teams have a 96-94-1 record this season, including a 10-4 mark last weekend. Is it now easier to win on the road??
Titans = Stack
What do Ryan Tannehill, Corey Davis, and A.J. Brown have in common? They should all be starting in every lineup this week.
Per Adam Levitan, Brown and Davis (former No. 5 overall pick) have both played 10 games this year. Davis leads Brown in:
20+ yard receptions (13-9)
Yards per route run (2.79-2.38)
Catches for 1st down (42-33)
PFF Grade (2nd-21st)
But not everything is a competition. You can have your cake and it eat too. Just start both.
Davis and Brown both draw a top-5 matchup this week against the Jags. According to Scott Barrett, over their past 6 games, the Jaguars have given up big games to: Vikings WRs (50+ combined), Jarvis Landry (28+), Steelers WRs (45+), Packers WRs (45+), Texans WRs (43+), and Chargers WRs (40+).
Safe to say both A.J. Brown and Corey Davis (and, thus, Ryan Tannehill) will eat this week.
Why is it not possible to write thus without feeling like a douchebag!??
Highlights worth watching
Justin Jefferson is a rookie but he is running routes like a polished NFL veteran WR. Somewhere, Chad Johnson shed a tear.
Speaking of Justin Jefferson, he is in ELITE company:
Video of the day
This video is worth watching to understand how legit Devante Adams is. Guy is an absolute stud and respected all over the field.
Julio Owners = Sad Face
Rumours are he might not play again this season. GRAB Russell Gage as fast as you can.
For all other injury news, read this tweet:
Thank you all for your support - we’ll be back tomorrow!
Question of the day: If ONE NFL player can get a vaccine (and it works) - who should take it? Patrick Mahomes?? Aaron Donald? Frank Gore??