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Thursday Night Observations
That wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I started Jared Goff over Brock Purdy in a coin-flip call for the Steak League, and Goff didn’t do much, but he didn’t kill me, either. I started Christian Watson over Elijah Moore and Michael Thomas in an NFFC league, and that short TD catch made it livable. I had the Lions -1.5 in my home picking pool, I sat Watson for De’Von Achane in another NFFC, and all those decisions seem okay for now. Nothing great happened, but nothing terrible, either,
They story of this game was the Lions pass rush. Either the Packers can’t block, or Aidan Hutchinson and that crew are a nasty front. If it’s the latter, the Lions might be dangerous in the NFC, especially if Jameson Williams turns out to be a player in the second half.
It’s hard to evaluate Jordan Love as he was under assault the entire game. No one would have done well under those conditions. Aaron Jones, same thing.
Romeo Doubs (13-9-95-0) was the clear No. 1 and seems like a competent receiver. Christian Watson looked healthy and should get more involved if Love ever has time to look farther down the field. I’d like to see them throw screens to Watson like they did at times last year.
Amon-Ra St. Brown (7-5-56-1) got into the end zone, but I’m soured on his prospects for earning first-round value. He’s peak Jarvis Landry, good hands, tough, not much speed or explosiveness, which is more of a second-round fantasy pick.
David Montgomery (32-121-3, 2-2-20-0) had a monster game, and I only hope it was on a lot of people’s benches. Jahmyr Gibbs (8-40-0, 5-4-11-0) should have his moment, but it’s less Ingram-Kamara right now than Jamaal Williams-D’Andre Swift.
Sam LaPorta (5-4-56-0) looks like a player. Rookie tight ends rarely do much, but he already looks comfortable as the team’s No. 2 target.