Bruce Ellington, WR, Houston Texans (3.8 percent): Looking for a deeper league consideration in your flex? Ellington is a name of note. Over his past three games, he has 24 targets and 13 catches.
It’s OK for Hundley to be more like a rookie and target both Nelson and Adams often, and not try to be Rodgers, digging deep for Geronimo Allison or Richard Rodgers. Hundleymove the offense simply with heavy volume for his top two playmakers. The Packers should still use three and four receivers often, but more so with the intent of getting Nelson and Adams in the right spots.
The Jaguars added another key component to their dominant defense with a run stopper in Marcell Dareus, and it showed right away against the Bengals. And how about the offense getting things done with Blake Borltes and without Leonard Fournette? This clearly is now the best team in the AFC South.
Dak Prescott and the defense are giving the Cowboys some confidence that they can win without Ezekiel Elliott. The Chiefs game proved they are still built to beat anybody.
The Packers’ defense is depleted and lost on the back end. Their offense has a few sparks but nothing fiery yet with Brett Hundley. They get a bit of a break against the Bears, because Green Bay is better against the run than against the pass. Hundley will make fewer mistakes than rookie Mitchell Trubisky as the Packers steal an ugly one from their archrivals.
Hard to believe in hindsight that the Bengals had a playoff win in Pittsburgh in their hands just 22 months ago — but it seems like they’ve replayed the last two minutes of that game on an endless loop ever since. The Broncos don’t have a quarterback, period, and that’s infecting everything else. Only for viewers with strong stomachs.