Thursday’s NFL season opener between the Patriots and Chiefs was supposed to be a celebration of New England’s fifth Super Bowl title and a win for the home team.
Kansas City, which entered the 2017 season with high expectations of its own — the defending AFC West champ was too close to an AFC title game appearance last season not to aim for another deep playoff run this year — pulled off a stunning upset over New England with a 42-27 win.
Truly for those in deep PPR leagues and desperate situations — or some blend of both — Ellington is an interesting flex candidate for managers who can’t acquire Williams. In relief of an injured David Johnson, Ellington played on 16 snaps to Williams’ eight.
Game script while trailing certainly aided Ellington’s exposure rate. I believe the team will rely on Williams on early downs, but a valuable share of the receiving work that buoyed Johnson to special heights will go to Ellington, who worked as a slot receiver at times in the offseason. Ellington ran a route on 15 of his 16 snaps and produced 35 yards on his two receptions. There is clearly risk in deploying Ellington, yet I also find some intriguing upside to consider given what should be a respectable snap share.
Despite being acquired just days before the regular season opened, Kearse played on 52 of the New York Jets’ 55 offensive snaps. He led the Jets with 10 targets, seven receptions and 59 receiving yards. Those Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys are impressive achievements that point to an expanded role in upcoming games, as he can actually be factored into the offensive game planning. In Week 2, the Jets don’t have a great matchup as they’ll face an Oakland Raiders team Cheap Goalie Jerseys that allowed the 11th-fewest points to opposing wide receivers last season, but there’s so little competition for targets for Kearse that the chance for significant fantasy production should not be ignored.