This week I won again with help from my dual quarterbacks, and Kirk Cousins actually outscored Jason Vander Laan straight up, something that hasn’t happened for me yet this season.
Ferris State had some troubles offensively last Saturday on a wet and windy day, which I believe contributed to the lack of offense for the Bulldogs. It also didn’t help that the Dawgs had four turnovers on the day, which diminishes a team’s time of possession a good amount.
Another factor contributing to Ferris’ low offensive output is their running back production. I sometimes wonder if Vander Laan is carrying too much of the load. For example this week he ran the ball 30 times while the rest of the team combined for just 14 rushes.
This leaves a significant disadvantage at the running back position for FSU.
Good thing the defense and special teams stepped up for the Dawgs though, scoring on a punt return and holding their opponent to just 14 points.
I’m currently 3-4, and I am going to go back to just one quarterback after figuring out that Vander Laan might actually be human. Maybe. Here are my picks for this week.
QB: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton has been on fire this season, silencing many doubters within the NFL community. I think Big Red will have a big game against the Steelers to keep the haters sitting in silence.
RB: Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
Gurley has been an unstoppable force when healthy. The rookie out of Georgia will be playing against San Francisco’s 29th-ranked rush defense, so I don’t see him being stopped anytime soon.
WR1: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
After a run of poor games with Mike Vick under center, Brown should see his starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger return from a knee injury, and even if he doesn’t, third-stringer Landry Jones likes throwing Brown’s way too.
WR2: John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
Coming off a bye week, Brown will have fresh legs going into Arizona’s game against Cleveland. This dude is fast. Fast, fresh legs will be a problem for the 19th-ranked pass defense of Cleveland.
FLEX: Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen is probably Cam Newton’s favorite target. He is a very athletic tight end that an awful Colts pass defense will have trouble with.
D/ST: Arizona Cardinals
The Cards are playing against the Cleveland Browns. I can’t remember the last time Cleveland had a solid, reliable offense and I don’t expect things to change anytime soon.
K: Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
Prater and the “Lie-downs” are heading to London to play a morning game against the Chiefs. I think the London fans are going to love watching Prater kick, considering they’re typically used to watching 90 minutes of athletes kicking a ball. Yes, that was a soccer joke.