This is only half the story. Conklin’s had a stable target share this year. He has scored at least three targets in each game and has managed five or more assists in four of the last five games. It makes it look like it deserves a hashtag. #LetConkGronk? Hey, we can the workshop.
We all miss Dawson Knox. Especially those of us who are committed to going nerdy Dawson Creek word games. While waiting for his return, we turn our attention to Tommy sweeney. Like Knox, Sweeney won’t see a ton of targets. But like Knox, we can hope he finds the end zone. The odds are high against the Jaguars, who allow the seventh most points per game on tight ends. Even more, the Jags are allowing just a lot of points – 29 per game, to be exact. This could be a boon to Bills. Hopefully Sweeney can get involved.
I can’t leave you without throwing a defense (or two!) Into the mix. The Patriots DST has been a fantastic above average outfit this season. But they are still available in almost 42% of the leagues. This number should probably be lower in most circumstances. He should definitely be lower this week with the Pats facing off against a Panthers offense that can’t get on track. Whether it’s Sam Darnold’s meltdown or replacement PJ Walker taking pictures this week, New England is in a good position.
Finally, the Bengals DST has been halfway for much of the year. But it’s better than a Browns offense that’s been stuck in a ditch lately. Injury and underperformance were key to Cleveland losing three of its last four games and falling to last place in the AFC North. If the Bengals are to reaffirm their presence at the top of the division standings, their defense will have to take on a former rival.
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