FANTASY FOOTBALL THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
BATTLE NFC WEST
BEAST DOME NATION.
Last Week it was Battle AFC South with Titans and Colts. All first month was battle State games like Bengals vs. Browns & Jags vs. Dolphins. There is a pattern here, almost as if there is a script. Whatever the script may be, this is the second time these teams match up, and the second time they play on Primetime TV.
Russell Wilson is lucky to have Tyler Lockett this week as he was highly questionable coming into this one. The Cardinals allowed him to go off for a historic 200 Yards and 3 TDs last game. The question is, do the Cardinals want to allow Lockett to have that type of performance again? If they do, they will eliminate DJ Metcalf. But at what cost?
Whatever the cost is, it certainly is not higher than what Nike made off of that DeAndre Hopkins Hail Mary catch.
While there is no doubt Hopkins is having a great season. Those who watch him closely have to be alarmed that there are many quarters of a game where Hopkins is not involved at all. Even Mike Tice and the Randy Ratio would make sure he touched the ball on every drive. Last week that did change, and it should stay like that, even against the Seahawks earlier this season Hopkins did ZERO damage the entire 2nd half.
These are the two teams battling it out for the NFC West. The game comes down to two factors.
- Will the Cardinals eliminate Metcalf again and have Lockett do all the damage?
- Will Kyler Murray make sure DeAndre Hopkins is involved all game?
If Hopkins is an X-Factor, that means the Cardinals are doing the right thing. The answer to that question is likely yes.
If Metcalf is doing damage, that means your defense is getting killed. The answer to that question is likely yes.
Two Yes’ make a right.
Kyler is too good the Seahawks LB core is not fast enough for him. The Secondary is burnable and the pass rush is too soft. If Kenyan Drake gets going along with Hopkins. You already know the Cardinals are scoring points, and they do not even need Drake to get going.
Wilson in comeback mode, a story that is told too often. He will put up QB1 numbers, but once again his secondary is going to fail him.