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AP Photo/Charlie Riddle On Saturday, several NFL teams sent their starters to “dress rehearsal” games in preparation for the 2022 season. Despite some wide receiver changes, two of the top five scoring offenses in 2021 look ready for the season ready. What do these units have in common?
The quarterbacks of both teams have great physicality and unique talents. In other words, you can change the name of the receiving end, but the offense’s current signal caller under center will still work.
Anyone with an early fantasy football draft pick and a specific running back should aggressively sell him after Saturday’s game ‘s stock. Who belongs to the trading area and what can the manager do to replace him?
Finally, a rookie quarterback who has done enough to win a starting job should have his team in the upcoming The first week of the campaign rolls with him.
This is the biggest takeaway from Saturday’s game.
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The Buffalo Bills didn’t re-sign wide receivers Cole Beasley and Emanuel Sanders, who finished second and last season’s goals respectively third on the team . The team won’t miss them as Gabriel Davis is ready to play a bigger role. Saturday, against the Denver Broncos, quarterback Josh Allen rounded the pocket and fired a 28 to Davis A yard pass that gave Davis a touchdown on the Bills’ first drive. Allen played just one series and looked sharp, finishing all 3 of his pass attempts 45 code and score. Keith Keenum came in on Buffalo’s second possession and connected with Davis for 19 yards on Davis’ first throw.
Because of Allen’s strong arms and ability to extend his legs game, Davis will have plenty of opportunities in the passing game Defeat the defender with a splash. Last year, he averaged 15.7 yards per catch.
Even with the addition of out-of-slot Jamison Crowder and rookie fifth-rounder Khalil Shakir, Davis could be in for the upcoming See more targets in the campaign. After recording 35 catches for 549 yards and six touchdowns in 2021, he looks poised to surpass 1,000 catches in 2022.
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Buffalo Bills offense in first half against Denver Broncos The field is almost flawless. Josh Allen and Keith Keenum completed 19 of 21 passing attempts for 237 yards and two touchdowns.
Overall, the Bills’ top running back also had a strong first half. Devin Singletary, Zack Moss and James Cook all recorded 11-plus rushing yards, combined for 12 rushing yards, 96 rushing yards and two points. Eighth-year veteran Duke Johnson added 55 yards rushing and two touchdowns on nine possessions. Handle morning role. Moss, meanwhile, made the most of his short-yarding opportunity on Saturday with two touchdowns at the 1-yard line. Cook recorded the biggest gain on the ground with a 19-yard run. He also caught a 12-yard pass.
For four seasons, Allen has had a heavy workload on the Bills’ rushing offense, recording 422 drives 2,325 yards and 31 touchdowns. Three ball handlers can excel in different aspects of the game on the ground, and new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey can dial back Allen’s rushing attempts, which will help him avoid unnecessary hits.
The Bills should have a solid running game that includes a backcourt platoon to complement the Electron Strike. This year they have the ability to beat defenses in a variety of ways.
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Four points after star wide receiver Tyreke Hill leaves Guard Patrick Mahomes talked about opening the offense with a bunch of contributors, and we saw the full display on Saturday.
Against the Washington Commander, Mahomes completed 12 of 19 passing attempts for 162 yards and two touchdowns and finished with Seven different catchers are connected. Sure, three-time All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce participated with two catches for 23 yards on three targets Contest. However, Mahomes made new friends in the passing game, throwing a pair of touchdown passes to tight end Jody Fortson. Justin Watson also made a notable impact, passing for 53 yards on two occasions. He will provide depth charts behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, rookie second-rounder Skyy Moore and Mecole Hardman. Also, tight end Noah Gray has a 30-yard reception. Running backs Jerick McKinnon and Isiah Pacheco had three caches and 30 yards in the first half. Kansas City may miss Hill’s passing, lightning speed and specials contributions in the game, but the offense End will continue to generate the point guard mentality under Mahomes’ center. This year we’ll have to get acquainted with the new names in Chiefs Airstrikes.
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Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs, Antonio Gibson starts the game special team as Kick the returner. Rookie third-round running back Brian Robinson took the first few carries.
By the end of the first half, Robinson had 8 rushing attempts for 31 yards and Gibson had two 3-yard rushing attempts going into halftime Catch, another 3 catches for 37 yards.
Points Manager – Every hosting league probably thinks Gibson’s involvement in the passing game will save his fantasy value. Despite his ability to catch the ball from the backcourt, running back JD McKissic has locked in that role over the past two seasons, with 123 catches for 986 yards and four touchdowns in Washington.
McKisic sat down against the Chiefs. Gibson is unlikely to go on to serve as a third catcher once he’s back on the court. According to Fantasy Football Calculator, Gibson’s average draft position (ADP) in the 12-man PPR league is 4.08, and Robinson is 13.13 . Managers are expected to close the gap in the coming weeks. The former seems unlikely to produce enough to justify his current ADP, while the latter looks like a potential late-round steal.
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Going into offseason, Las Vegas The Raiders had to answer the pressing question of rookie Alex Leatherwood who struggled at the position in Week 4 last year before switching to right-back for the remainder of the season.
Last week, head coach Josh McDaniels told reporters that the team “has a certain depth of tackle and a certain amount of competition. Force.”
In three preseason games, Leatherwood, Brandon Parker and rookie seventh-rounder Jr. Thayer Mumford has every opportunity to impress the coaching staff and get the job.
Parker was injured after a poor performance in the Hall of Fame game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Earlier this week, Mumford was out of training with an injury and did not return. Leatherwood started Saturday’s game at right tackle and struggled.
“Leatherwood was just pushed back to Mullens…then on the next play, he was beaten clean on the edge. Mommy Yay,” tweeted The Athletic’s Victarfur in the second quarter.
“Alex Leatherwood is struggling tonight, there are no two ways,” Las Vegas Review-Journal tweeted.
Leatherwood came on in the second half, but the coaching staff couldn’t ignore his concerns about the game.
Unless the Raiders plan to pin all their hopes on Jermaine Eluemunor, who has played for most of five NFL seasons Substitute, otherwise management must consider free agent catches.
According to The Athletic’s Tashan Reed, the team’s top floor is not high on any available free agents, but Daryl Williams or Bobby Massey can’t be worse now than Leatherwood and the two players who got bumped.
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vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Kenny Pee Kerter was the most efficient quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Under the constant pressure he has on the floor, Mitch Trubisky struggles to establish a rhythm under the center. He completed 5 of 8 attempts for 60 yards.
Pickett came on with about 6 minutes left in the second quarter and managed to engineer his second shot before halftime Touchdowns. In two series, he completed 6 of 7 attempts for 76 yards and a touchdown, recording a QB rating of 151.5.
Mason Rudolph made 17 of 21 passing attempts for 127 yards and a touchdown throughout the second half, But he also made a glaring mistake, intentionally making a touchdown free throw that resulted in a safety.
Pickett has been great for weeks, showing himself in the open quarterback game. Through two exhibition games, he threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns without interceptions.
As a rookie first-rounder on par with a veteran competing at his place, Pickett has done enough To win seriously consider playing in the regular season, even if he didn’t start any of the first-team players in the preseason. Pittsburgh should have him learn on the job, not roll with one of the two bridging quarterbacks in Week 1.
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In two preseason games, Ma Lick Willis has completed 13 of 28 passes for 187 yards and touchdowns and 80 yards to score.
Against the Gulf Buccaneers in Tampa Saturday, Willis had a mixed passing game, but he led a short touchdown. On the other hand, he continued to punch with his legs. The rookie third-rounder had a 24-yard advantage on the ground and led the Titans in a charge.
Willis won’t start with Ryan Tannehill this year, but Tennessee can still use his skills. Maybe offensive coordinator Todd Downing can insert a double-threat quarterback in a pass-run option situation and in the red zone.
With running back Derrick Henry just out of foot surgery, the Titans could lighten his rush workload and allow Willis A chance to use his physical gifts.
Willis doesn’t have to run or hand over to the running back on every RPO call. He can throw to receivers in a simplified read, which could be a confidence booster for him introducing the pros.
Maurice Morton covers the NFL stand report. You can follow him on Twitter @MoeMoton