Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota Vikings (34.4 percent): Although bye weeks are no longer a consideration, difficult matchups are. Let’s say you believe your quarterback’s opponent in Week 12 or later is one you would rather avoid. In that case, a streaming option such as Keenum should be on your radar. He has at least 280 passing yards and 17 fantasy points in three straight games. He has played so well for Minnesota.
The Saints keep marching with their defense and running game, with Drew Brees providing the ultimate gravy. Special teams also joined the fun against Tampa Bay. This is a more complete team with each passing week, still with a top passing game to go along with an emerging pass defense.
Packers running back Aaron Jones left Sunday’s 23-16 win over the Bears with a knee injury. He will have an MRI on Monday and the Packers hope it’s just a sprained MCL. The Packers also lost running back Ty Montgomery with injured ribs.
The Steelers lost a pair of defensive backs in the 20-17 win over the Colts. Cornerback Joe Haden was first lost with an injured left leg and came out in the second half on crutches. Safety Mike Mitchell left in the third quarter with a right ankle injury and did not return.
It feels like this could be headed toward more of an Anderson/Booker split after Charles had just three carries this past Sunday, and that would put Booker on the flex radar in deeper leagues. He’s a consideration in 12-team or larger leagues for someone who needs to add running back depth. With a new offensive coordinator in Denver, we’ll see if that impacts the way the backfield rotation shakes out each week.
After excoriating the Giants secondary’s effort in their Week 9 loss to the Rams, NBC’s Rodney Harrison on “Football Night in America” singled out cornerback Janoris Jenkins for his lack of effort. After showing Jenkins ducking two tackles, Harrison noted, “This is why the Giants are so terrible.”
Host Dan Patrick added that the Giants, who seem to think “tackling is optional,” are off to their worst start since 1980.
Leave it to the New York Post to sum up the feelings of Giants fans. As columnist Mark Cannizzaro wrote, the Giants should have left McAdoo in San Francisco, along with what used to be their hearts: