Chicago has allowed 300 yards or less in each of its last five games — a stretch that included three wins, including one each against Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Newton. Holding the Panthers to 293 yards in over 38 minutes in Week 7 was especially impressive. Veteran Akiem Hicks, former second-rounder Eddie Goldman, fast-rising youngster Jonathan Bullard and the steady Mitch Unrein have been central to this effort. Linebackers Leonard Floyd, Danny Trevathan, Pernell McPhee and Christian Jones have been playing very well, also, for the NFL’s seventh-best defense.
Texans receiver broke his collarbone in the preseason and missed Houston’s first three games. He returned in Week 4 with a bang, posting two touchdowns on his four receptions against the Titans. Some of you probably added him off the waiver wire at that point, and many of you likely didn’t buy in. But in Week 5, he did it again. Two receptions, two touchdowns against the Chiefs. Fun while it lasted, right? Wait, what? You can’t be serious. ANOTHER touchdown on one of his two receptions against the Browns in Week 6!? Stop the madness!
Browns coach Hue Jackson is going back to Kizer, the team announced Wednesday. He’ll start Sunday in London against the Minnesota Vikings. When Kizer was benched for Week 6 and Kevin Hogan started, Jackson said he thought Kizer learned the lessons he wanted him to learn. Now maybe Kizer has learned more lessons from his in-game benching in Week 7. Or, maybe the rookie has had his confidence ruined and will be looking over his shoulder with every errant pass. Either way.
Now, Fuller leads all NFL receivers in fantasy points per game, averaging a ridiculous 15.43 through three contests. Yep, that’s more than even Antonio Brown. Fuller has caught eight passes and scored on five of them. His 62.5 percent touchdown rate is complete lunacy.