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The 4 Downs: Week 5

Sunday, October 9, 2016 9:15
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Now we are approaching Week 5 of the 2016 NFL schedule, we have seen enough football to determine what trends have been occurring so far. In this week’s edition of 4 Downs we discuss such trends as No. 2 wide receivers out-playing the No. 1 wide receivers on their team, position groups to stay away from, TD vulture candidates and also to not start anyone playing the Broncos defense ever. 1st Down | No. 2 WRs outplaying No. 1 WRs So far, 2016 has been the year of the No. 2 WR stepping up and outplaying the consensus No. 1 WR on that same team. For example, Michael Crabtree’s 3 TD performance for the Raiders last week against the Ravens firmly entrenched him as not only Derek Carr’s go-to-guy in the redzone, but also as Carr’s No. 1 trusted receiver. Both Amari Cooper, the consensus No. 1 wide out in Oakland, and Crabtree have just over 300 receiving yards but Crabtree has more catches and 4 receiving TDs whereas Cooper has…zero. This is a common occurrence across the NFL this season, Jeremy Kerley is outplaying Torrey Smith for the 49ers, Marvin Jones has simply outclassed Golden Tate and supplanted him [...]


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