If you picked up running back Tony Pollard because you thought Ezekiel Elliott would have to shake the rust off in week 1, you thought wrong.
While Zeke wasn’t great, he was good enough running for 53 yards and a touchdown.
He’ll have a full week to prepare for Week 2, which means it’s time to drop Pollard. It’s Zeke’s team again.
It looks like the Broncos’ running back position will be a job-share this season as Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman split carries in Week 1.
Lindsay had one more carry that Freeman, while Lindsay also picked up 6 targets on passing plays to Freeman’s 1. If you had to pick up one of the Broncos’ backs, Lindsay is your guy.
Are you looking for that under the radar pickup that will really round out your lineup? Pick up Lions’ rookie TJ Hockenson. The Iowa product had a terrific camp, and impressed coaches in the preseason exploded in his first game tying and NFL record for a tight end in his first game finishing with 131 yards.
Just a reminder, he’s catching those passes from one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the league, Matthew Stafford. The Lions are excited about where this combination can lead them, and you should be too.