Another week has already come and gone. Here’s how your NFL Cats did in week three.
Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars
Josh Allen is pretty good at football. On Thursday night, he had four tackles, two sacks, two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble in Jacksonville’s 20-7 win over the Titans.
An absolute beast in just his third start.
Bud Dupree and Benny Snell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Benny Snell only had three touches for six yards in Pittsburgh’s 24-20 loss to San Francisco, but we might see Mr. Snell Ya Later in a bigger role sooner rather than later. James Conner is off to a rough start in his 2019 campaign – he’s getting stuffed in the backfield and is fumbling at crucial times, like he did today against the 49ers. Steelers fans are demanding to see Benny Snell on the field more.
If you are going to bench Moncrief for drops, you have to at least pull Conner as the starter next week for fumbling. Let Snell at least start. That was a BIG, BIG fumble. #Steelers
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) September 22, 2019
Benny Snell watchin James Connor fumble on a crucial possession: pic.twitter.com/yEnR3xXKCK
— Silk (@MistaMcGrimey) September 23, 2019
I’d really love to see Benny snell get used more. More explosive and exciting than Conner
— Mason Rudolph Era (@DKHickle) September 22, 2019
While Steelers fans want to see more Benny Snell, they don’t want to see more Bud Dupree. Steeler Nation seems unsatisfied with Dupree’s performance, as he only got one QB hit today against a subpar offensive line group.
The Steelers are paying Bud Dupree $9mil to be a non-factor. Awesome ?? #Steelers
— Nikki D (@SteelerGirl0719) September 23, 2019
Steelers paying $8m to Bud Dupree who can't get a sack against a rookie 6th round pick playing his first NFL game. Hold me.
— Josh Perry (@BigJPowski) September 22, 2019
Hopefully, Bud can be more of a factor going forward this season.
Randall Cobb, Dallas Cowboys
It was a quiet day for Randall Cobb in the Cowboys’ 31-6 victory over the Dolphins. Cobb reeled in two catches for 31 yards.
Za’ Darius Smith, Green Bay Packers
The Packers’ defense looks so much better in 2019, and that is in large part to Za’Darius Smith. The Kentucky Cheesehead writing this article loves to see Smith performing at a high level for the Packers.
Big Z chipped in two sacks and two TFL in Green Bay’s 27-16 victory over the Denver Broncos. He also chipped in a great sack dance.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) September 22, 2019
Mike Edwards, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Edwards recorded six tackles and one TFL in Tampa Bay’s loss after Daniel Jones led the Giants back from an 18-point deficit. However, Mike Edwards might want to go into hiding for a while.
Edwards’ missed angle allowed Evan Engram to go 75-yards for a touchdown that ignited the New York comeback. All of America also seems to be mad at him for this play on Saquon Barkley:
Here's the Saquon Barkley injury… pic.twitter.com/nGlR57H1sn
— #BusinessAintBoomin (@ftbeard_17) September 22, 2019
Barkley suffered a high-ankle sprain and left Tampa Bay on crutches, so a lot of fantasy owners and just football fans in general aren’t happy about seeing the star running back on the shelf, even though there was nothing clearly malicious about Edwards’ play.
Lonnie Johnson, Houston Texans
In the box score, it looks like Lonnie Johnson had a solid day with six tackles and a pass break up, but he had a hard time against Phillip Rivers and the Los Angles Chargers. Rivers finished the game with 318 yards and two touchdowns while toying with Johnson and the young Texans’ secondary all game. Still, it was enough for Houston to walk out of Los Angeles with a 27-20 victory. Lonnie Johnson has brighter days ahead.
Larry Warford, New Orleans Saints
It’s always hard to put in stats for the guys up front, but Alvin Kamara gave credit to Warford for his great blocking that sprung Kamara for a touchdown off a screen. The score propelled the Saints to a 33-27 victory over the Seahawks. Warford also got a little dinged up in the game, but he should be available next week.
Danny Trevathan, Chicago Bears
He’ll play Monday night against the Washington Redskins.