2020. Week 6. Sunday night.
Fireworks explode. Los Angeles is celebrating the Lakers. The bursts jogged my memory that Independence Day stretched from Might to August in my neighborhood. This night’s show lacked the period however not the depth.
Steelers receiver Chase Claypool lit up the Eagles protection via the air together with his four-touchdown efficiency. There shall be weeks when he explodes spectacularly. There shall be weeks when he fizzles disappointingly. But when Diontae Johnson is pressured to overlook time, Claypool is in prime place to ignite fantasy lineups.
I examine on the boy baby. Napping regardless of the pyrotechnics outdoors. Equally unbothered was Vikings operating again Alexander Mattison, stepping in admirably in Dalvin Cook dinner’s stead. If the incumbent is unable to meet his duties subsequent week in opposition to a wretched Falcons protection, Mattison is greater than able to a top quality efficiency.
The Cowboys will ask Andy Dalton to imitate some model of the efficiency they have been getting from Dak Prescott. Whereas the outcomes may not be similar, they may very well be comparable. Most significantly, it ought to provide confidence to anybody with any Dallas receivers on the roster. Confidence is a fragile factor.
Cardinals operating again Chase Edmonds ought to be gaining the belief of his coaches. Edmonds has outplayed Kenyan Drake for a lot of the season and may very well be incomes an even bigger function simply in time to see a Dallas protection that has been tragic all-season.
I seize a final spoonful of fried rice earlier than the leftover Thai meals goes again into the fridge.
The seven months of pandemic have been a narrative of lives as soon as lived, probably to be lived once more. As I attain into the fridge for the final of the Pad Kee Mao, I glimpse the sourdough starter that is been pushed to the again. That a part of my pandemic life may have been three weeks in the past. Or three years in the past.
Time is bending and fleeting. Accidents to Eagles huge receivers are eternally. Whereas Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Jalen Reagor plot their returns to the sector, Travis Fulgham is flourishing. Touchdowns in back-to-back video games in opposition to the 49ers and Steelers from the second-year receiver may have them plotting sooner.
Whereas Fulgham goals to usurp somebody’s spot on the depth chart, Bengals receiver Tee Higgins might have simply completed the act. A.J. Inexperienced’s dreary outing in opposition to the Ravens, mixed with Higgins’ respectable day might have written one of many ultimate chapters within the veteran’s Cincinnati fantasy profession. Regretfully, greater than 75 % of NFL.com leagues have not gotten that far within the e book.
I sit down with my lunch, consuming with one hand, emptying an electronic mail folder with the opposite. Purging the current previous to make room for the close to future. It is a reminder that the bye weeks are starting in earnest. Laviska Shenault Jr. may very well be that close to future in virtually 69 % of NFL.com circuits. Jacksonville’s jack-of-all-trades (Jacksonville-of-all-trades?) has outpaced the likes of Marquise Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Michael Gallup, and Jarvis Landry in fantasy factors.
I want I had some chocolate.
Wednesday night time.
Work beckons. All I would fairly do is go to sleep on the sofa watching tv. Procrastination prevails. Whereas adverts roll, I’m going on an provides scroll.
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I ought to in all probability simply go to mattress and fear about this within the morning.
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