3.It doesn’t get any simpler in Cincinnati.
Meanwhile in Cincinnati, the injury to Gio Bernard and Tyler Eifert has taken the guessing game out of the offense. Tyler Boyd has emerged as the team’s possession receiver and No. 2 target behind A.J. Green. Tight end C.J. Uzomah and John Ross get the scraps, but with Mixon coming back from surgery, backup running back Mark Walton received no carries to give him a breather. 100 percent of the carries went to Mixon.
Once Bernard (MCL Sprain) returns, in 2-4 weeks, he’ll complicate things slightly, but only as a receiver. This is an offense that has scored nearly 30 points every week, so this is a reliable source of offense if you’re been smart enough to bite into it.
4. Alvin Kamara owners are going to be bummed.
A lot of you were looking to wake up Tuesday morning hoping to see Kamara scored you 30+ points again. Unfortunately, Mark Ingram returned and Drew Brees had a historic night, but Kamara, who had been the top point getter in many leagues through Week 4, was not a part of it. This could be Sean Payton wanting to give Kamara a rest, or get Ingram caught up, but Ingram out-carried Kamara 16-6 and he was a non-factor in the passing game. Kamara got a good goal line attempt at a score in the third quarter but was tackled short of it.
It was a deflating night for Kamara owners who should have expected a pull back, but no one likes to see a hot-hand situation. The bad thing is that Kamara owners now know what Kamara can do when he’s the only back, but if he can be reduced to 12 touches on any given week, owners will be guessing what the game script is going to be to set their lineups.