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Because there's always a lot to share after a weekend of football, here are some noteworthy items that could have made the Top 10 but didn't:
- Isaiah Crowell's career day against the Broncos. He'll be the topic of this week's Gut Check.
- Keke Coutee displayed the comfort in traffic and a second-straight game with a clutch catch as discussed in last week's Gut Check.
- Jared Goff (who was, is, and still is a "buy") earned a second-half comeback despite losing Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks to concussions during the first half.
In addition to the weekly Fresh Fish, the Top 10 covers a trio of quarterbacks, an emerging force at running back, the greatness of two pass catchers, and a few fantasy options worth monitoring.
1. Patrick Mahomes II II Passes Consecutive Difficult Tests
In addition to shutting down Travis Kelce for a half and Sammy Watkins leaving the game with a hamstring injury, the Broncos took away the bells and whistles of the Chiefs offense that generated confusion for numerous opponents last Monday night. It was the first serious test of Patrick Mahomes II II's ability to create when the scheme broke down and he responded with rare athletic ability and creativity, and underrated poise.
These are all on third down, on the same drive.— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) October 4, 2018
- Broncos get pressure rushing just three, Mahomes scrambles and throws for 24.
- Pressure with four, Mahomes scrambles, pirouettes away from body for 29.
- Basically a superhero throw. Would've been tough catch, but still. pic.twitter.com/A1f2eOqS8O
The Jaguars arguably presented a stiffer test because it has the pass rush to get home without the blitz, corners as skilled as the Broncos, and superior cover linebackers. Telvin Smith Sr and Myles Jack are so good, I expected Mahomes to throw two interceptions because his consistent issue is delivering passes behind his receivers in the shallow zones — especially when he accelerates his delivery to accommodate a heavy rush.
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