Elite Kids Colorado Rockies Jersey He now has 10 touchdowns and three interceptions on the year and sits sixth among quarterbacks in fantasy points. Despite his early-season success, Wentz’s 62 percent completion rate is actually the same as last year’s mark. There’s an explanation for that. The second-year passer’s average depth of throw has jumped from a conservative 7.5 to a massive 9.9 in 2017. Despite going deep more often, Wentz’s off-target rate is down from 17 percent to 15 percent. His yards per attempt has jumped from a poor 6.2 to a solid 7.7. Wentz also is adding more with his legs. He totaled 150 yards and two touchdowns on 46 carries last year, but he already is at 108 yards on 26 carries this season. It’s too early to anoint Wentz after a five-game sample, but he’s well on his way to a breakout second season. Wentz remains a fringe QB1 and a fine streaming option, but he should be on benches at Carolina on Thursday.
The Giants’ wide receiver position is ravaged by injuries, with the headliner being Odell Beckham Jr., who is out for the season with a fractured ankle. Brandon Marshall’s season also ended Tuesday when the Giants placed him on injured reserve after he suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. It got so bad that the Giants had one healthy receiver by the end of the game. Dwayne Harris (foot) is also out for the season, and Sterling Shepard is nursing an ankle injury. It has reached the point that you wonder who Eli Manning will throw to the rest of the season. — Jordan Raanan
Elite Kids Bruce Ellington Jersey The matchup this week really drives increased value for Kearse, as the Patriots have allowed the third-most yards (194.6) and fifth-most fantasy points to wideouts this season. As the top target on a team that should prove pass-heavy attempting to pace the Patriots’ elite offense, pairing Kearse with McCown could prove profitable for daily fantasy and deep redraft leagues this weekend. — McCormick