2019 Dynasty-Fantasy Preseason Analysis Wk4 – Falcons 31, Jags 12
This is my last preseason report of the 2019 season! And what a way to end it!! The two worst teams from the preseason played a game…it’s like the preseason Super/Toilet Bowl finale.
Atlanta tried a little this preseason but has such bad backup QBs they were 0-4 coming in. The Falcons valiantly took down the not-trying-at-all (0-3) Jaguars by a wide margin. The Jaguars looked so bad in the 2nd-half they were an insult to the term ‘lacking effort’.
Fantasy Player Notes from the grand preseason finale…what a way to go out with his pile of trash game:
-- Jags rookie RB Ryquell Armstead (6-40-0, 1-10-0/1) looked a little better here than he did his first few preseason appearances. He just looks so slow for the NFL…he was somewhat slow playing against backups/future XFL’ers here. I can’t imagine how bad he’d look if forced into action if Fournette went down.
Devine Ozigbo still looms as the possible dark horse candidate as the Fournette ‘handcuff’…
-- Jags rookie QB Gardner Minshew (11-26 for 79 yards, 0 TD/0 INT) had a terrible stat line but he looked OK here. The victim of WRs who can’t catch (and later cut) and no blocking. He was a punching bag fighting for his life out there (all preseason).
-- I’ll tell you who did look great in this game, about the only player of note – rookie UDFA WR Olimide Zaccheaus (2-25-0/3). So smooth off the snap and so effortless catching the ball on a slant in tight coverage. He keeps catching my attention, but the Falcons’ QBs have been so bad throwing the ball all preseason it was hard to get a read on him. He’s a really good UDFA prospect…good enough to make the main roster.
Long shot for FF down the line, but Atlanta is terrible developing/giving chances to young WRs, but there is some hope here.
-- Falcons RB Tony Brooks-James (15-137-2) had quite a game, but I didn’t see anything special here…just Jacksonville literally unable/unwilling to tackle. It looked like a bad flag football game at a certain point.
-- Falcons RB Qadree Ollison (14-52-1) looked better again. I thought he was trouble after the HOF opening preseason game, but it must have been nerves. He’s running with confidence and is a wrecking ball. He’s slow. He’ll never be a star, but he might be an occasional short yardage guy for ATL this year.
Sayonara preseason! It’s time for real football! Good luck to one and all. Thank you for reading some/all 85 preseason game recaps this season!!
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