“They crossed me out, but I won’t write again. What a tape. What a way to cover up the first week of a fantasy football season. But we were already looking forward in a matter of minutes. Jeno Smith Drop the most important quote of 2022. Injury updates and reactions to off-season assumptions instantly filled our schedules.
We will see how accurate some of the analyzes are at the start of the second week tonight.
The battle for West Asia begins as the Chiefs host the Chargers
Once again, the NFL schedule makers have us back for a good night. Instead of a potential Super Bowl, we’re getting an AFC playoff game in the future. Patrick Mahomes It seemed unstoppable at the chiefs revealing their new attack, but as you’ll see, blow, Justin Herbert And chargers still have the proper firepower:
I’ve watched and rewatched this show more times than I admit. I do not understand that. It’s not just about the passing itself, but the decision to split two defenders and install the ball in front of a third that leaves me confused. And watch Herbert after, after Version. He knew it was good before it arrived Kenan Allenhand.
It’s hard to underestimate the amount of talent that will be on the field during this game. But I will focus on a few things in the Chargers offense.
Last season, Los Angeles had sixth place in early pass rate in neutral situations, at 56.8%. It opened in 2022 at 66.7%. But even though he’s a cyborg below center, Herbert’s point in those plays was 5.5 air yards. For reference, Mahomes had 6.6 dinars in similar circumstances on Sunday. Therefore, you might think that chargers would be equally effective on the ground to keep them moving.
Los Angeles was ranked 30th in the Environmental Protection Agency per impulse. Somehow, hmm The ban got worse. Kansas City held James Conner To an impulsive 40.0% success rate and required a dip to save his day. Austin Eckler You may need similar access. Or, bosses can force the shipper into a high-score case.
On the KC side of the ball, life without her Trek Hill It looked so easy. It was my firm belief that the Frankenstein chiefs could enter their own parlor to Hill. Instead of making one person do multiple things, simply She has many men. It makes our jobs as fictional directors a lot more challenging, but we quickly saw who had the “Tyreek Hill” job on Sunday.
Hill was the team’s leading hole-receiver in 2021, a position the Mahomes targeted with 37.3% of their drop points. jojo smith schuster And the Mikol Hardman Most of the roads are connected from the inside. But the Smith Schuster 1.79 YPRR was much better.
Unsurprisingly, Hill scored the most goals in more than 20 airfields last year. Mahomes’ deep ball rate has steadily decreased as he sees more high coverage, but he still swings for the fences when given the chance. Once again, Hardman’s got some looks. And of course, Marquis Valdes-Scantling Took a transfer on a plane to keep Kansas City’s fondness for snap window clothes as it is.
It’s still all there, just with the new faces (and more). Reports of presidents’ deaths were greatly exaggerated. But they still have a big test ahead.
The Chargers’ defensive front was almost identical to Billing pressure rate by 30.2%. as a result of, Derek Carr He was 26 in the EPA per game. The Raiders’ only explosive pass play didn’t come until the fourth quarter, which is 31 yards Darren Waller. Mahomes can handle the pressure, but we’ll see if his new scrolling options can do the same.
Don’t sit on these guys
I try to keep my reactions from the past week in check. It’s easy to get excited when a late guy pops up. But we only have two days to make squad decisions, and we can’t use noise as a reason to start someone. To help, I have a few guys worth starting if you need a flexible option.
Starting Everett (or being comfortable with it) shouldn’t depend on Allen’s availability (It has already been disqualified). I mean, sure, anyone could connect two dots and see more opportunities for Everett with less choice for Herbert. But we don’t know how the chargers will fill an Allen-sized hole in her attack. So, let’s start with what we know:
At worst, Los Angeles was comforting Everett in the attack. His TPRR 17.4% ranked 15th among his peers (at least 4 goals). However, compare its use with other narrow ends in the new teams. Evan IngramThe TPRR was 11.4%. O J. Howard He won half the number of goals, and I forgot Austin Hopper He was on the Titans until the fourth quarter. In addition, Everett was effective in the appearance he received.
Everett’s 2.35 YPRR places him comfortably in the top five, with half of his goals arriving while the Chargers were in the scoring position. The ship’s willingness to move him (slot, wide, rear) on his first game hints at their plans. I’ll start it off with the most marginal options from my top 12 on Thursday night.
I feel justified Clyde Edwards Hillier after Sunday. The Chiefs deployed it as a booster and receiver as we all envisioned it, with two landings to keep our hopes alive. But it was not a one-man army.
McKinnon matched Edwards-Helaire in shots (27), but McKinnon’s target rate of 22.2% per track (TPRR) was greater than Edwards-Helaire (20.0%). McKinnon also had a higher EPA per rush while the game was still competitive (0.3 to 0.15). His only fall was absent in the red zone, but We can’t expect a similar scenario tonight.
McKinnon was a one-on-one exchange with Edwards-Helaire in Week 1. At 30 years old, 13.6 YAC per reception was in line with his younger counterpart (14.0). Kansas City will need explosive plays to keep up with L.A., and McKinnon still has the juice. If you need help with RB, take a look at McKinnon.
Don’t make it crooked. I’m not trying to chase down here. Hardman was shining in the end zone after most of the Cardinals’ fans left the field. Plus, he only had 16 yards a day. But using it caught my eye because the bosses will need to use all their weapons to win tonight.
Hardman saw a target on 24.0% of his tracks in Week 1. It targeted only Mahomes Travis Kelsey and Smith-Schuster at a higher rate. The Species Of the goals were also interesting.
Hardman led the team in red zone goals (3) and tied Smith-Schuster with deep goals, with the rest of his goals arriving in a short area of the field. While he primarily stayed on the periphery, he took this into account in the fluctuations of his points in the chest. But it didn’t stop Mahomes from searching for Hardman’s method.
My only concern is his track involvement, as he ran on only 25 of the 41 regressors for Mahomes (the least among full-time players). However, Hardman secured a 28.3% stake in Yard Air at the opening. It will be less popular due to its track record but is well worth a try if you need some punches in your lineup.
Let’s wait a week and see how it goes
On the other hand, I don’t want to overreact to a sample of one game. I’m still holding on to some pre-season narratives that I haven’t been able to align with last week’s events. The first week may have been a sign of things to come, but I’m going to get these guys on the bench for now.
Palmer’s offseason narrative was that he’s Allen’s replacement. His 10.0 aDOT is in line with where Allen usually works. When Allen missed last season, it was Palmer who took on the role of the Chargers’ coveted slot machine. However, we didn’t see more action for Student Two after Allen was out of the game.
The positive laps were that he ran the second most route and was the only WR to hit a red zone in Los Angeles in the first week. DeAndre Carter Divide the role of the slot on three goals each. And Carter was the most productive of the duo with versatility.
Palmer looks like another cog in Herbert’s machine. I’d prefer more time to gain some clarity even in what we expect to be a high-scoring competition.
Maybe I’m the stubborn person here. Regardless, I need to see more of Pacheco. Boxscore scouts will be quick to point to his yardage as a reason to start him. well good. I would also be happy with 12.2 points from a late player. But let’s be real about its results for a minute.
Pacheco’s first touch didn’t come until the Chiefs’ third drive as the last man on the spin. He earned two yards in two runs (with one goal line attempt). We didn’t see the rookie again until the fourth quarter when the score was 37-15. With the game in hand, Pacheco hit 60 yards from 62 yards as Edwards-Helaire took a seat, and McKinnon took a no-nonsense load on his final drive. It’s hard to see a similar game scenario in TNF.
Pacheco did nothing to change his status in the selection order on Sunday. It was the least efficient of the trio on Earth (0.01 EPA per attempt). Plus, he didn’t earn a single goal on just four tracks. I’ve been waiting another week for more clarity on Pacheco’s role moving forward.