What We Saw: Week 14

The QB List staff catches you up on everything you missed during Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season.

Jets Seahawks

 

The tank keeps rolling and had no issue doing so for the Jets against Seattle. The game got so out of hand that a familiar friend, Geno Smith, came in to spell Russell Wilson in the blowout. The Seahawks had no issues finding the end zone through the air or on the ground, all to the tune of a 40-3 win. Let’s dive in to see what we saw.

 

New York Jets 

Quarterback

 

Sam Darnold: 14/26, 132 yards, 0 TD, 3 sacks | 1 carry, 3 yards

 

Week 4 against Buffalo was technically Sam Darnold’s worst game on the season, but his performance versus Seattle this week was right up there. Throwing for just 132 yards and no scores, Darnold was fortunate to evade a more-than-likely pick-6 by Jamal Adams (of all people), but between his footwork and awareness, he’s struggling immensely. He looks uninspired out there, and can you blame him? The final three games can’t come any sooner for Darnold, who’s days in New York are likely over.

 

Running Backs

 

Josh Adams: 6 carries, 27 yards | 2 targets, 2 receptions, 3 yards

Frank Gore: 8 carries, 23 yards, 1 Lost Fumble | 1 target, 1 reception, 8 yards

Ty Johnson: 8 carries, 16 yards

 

How do you follow up a 22 carry, 104 yards, and a touchdown performance for Ty Johnson? You give him only eight carries against the Seahawks for 16 yards. Cleared to play from a Week 13 concussion, Frank Gore had eight carries of his own, which is quite frankly eight too many. It’s baffling in which the way Adam Gase and Dowell Loggains operate, and this game was clearly no different. Johnson, a wire grab just a week ago, can safely be dropped with Gore back and logging meaningless carries.

 

Wide Receivers/Tight End

 

Braxton Berrios: 5 targets, 3 receptions, 49 yards

Breshad Perriman: 6 targets, 3 receptions, 26 yards

Jamison Crowder: 5 targets, 2 receptions, 7 yards

Chris Herndon: 1 target, 1 reception, 9 yards

 

If you started Jamison Crowder in this one, given his calf injury tag all week, you took a big risk and it did not pay off handsomely. He caught two of his five targets for just seven yards. Breshad Perriman seemed like a decent pivot, considering rookie Denzel Mims missed the game (personal matter). Well, that was wrong too, as he had just three receptions on six targets for 26 yards. Perriman also continues to have some easy drops, which is an issue he’s had all season in the games he was healthy. For the rest of the fantasy season, no Jet is worth having in your starting lineup.

 

Seattle Seahawks

 

Quarterbacks

 

Russell Wilson: 21/27, 206 yards, 4 TD’s, 1 INT, | 1 carry, -1 yard

Geno Smith: 4/5, 33 yards | 2 carries, -2 yards

 

The Jets defense was no challenge for Russell Wilson, as expected coming off the unusual performance he had against the Giants last week. Wilson threw four touchdowns to four different receivers in just three quarters of work, and his lone blemish on the day was a well-timed interception by safety Marcus Maye. His 3rd quarter touchdown to David Moore was impressive as his foot was being held mid-throw. Week 15 will be a tougher task for Wilson against the Football Team’s relentless pass rush. We may see Wilson run more in that one to evade Chase Young and company.

 

Running Backs

 

Chris Carson: 12 carries, 76 yards, 1 TD | 5 targets, 3 receptions, 22 yards

Carlos Hyde: 15 carries, 66 yards

 

The run game for Seattle was featured heavily today, as Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde totaled 27 carries between the two. Carson had 10 more yards on the ground with 76 to Hyde’s 66 and found the end zone. He managed to break off a 28-yard run, and Hyde had a long of 18. More notable on the day were Carson’s five targets, which could be encouraging for his rest of the season outlook, as he had six against the Giants just a week ago.

 

Wide Receivers/Tight End

 

DK Metcalf: 8 targets, 6 receptions, 61 yards, 1 TD

Tyler Lockett: 5 targets, 5 receptions, 52 yards

David Moore: 5 targets, 3 receptions, 20 yards, 1 TD

Freddie Swain:  3 targets, 2 receptions, 2 yards, 1 TD

Will Dissly: 2 targets, 2 receptions, 23 yards, 1 TD

 

Leading the way with eight targets, DK Metcalf’s 61 yards were also a team-high on the day. His touchdown completely put rookie cornerback Bryce Hall on skates with an inside move, breaking to the corner of the end zone for the score. Tyler Lockett caught all five of his receptions, one of which where he was wide open in the middle of the field that potentially could have gone for more than the 17 yards it did. David MooreFreddie Swain, and tight end Will Dissly accounted for the other three touchdowns that Wilson threw on the day, but you wouldn’t have had any of them in your lineups to reap the points.

 

-Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)

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