If Will Fuller can stay healthy he has a ton of upside. Fuller is more explosive than most of the defensive backs he lines up against:

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Third year Texans Receiver Will Fuller has been making a name for himself by simply running past defenders. Fuller ran a 4.32 40 dash at the combine back in 2016 so there isn’t many cornerbacks that can match up with him. It’s going to take opposing team’s top cover guy to guard Fuller and that’s still going to be a tall task. Will Fuller works the vertical passing game so well and its almost defensive suicide to line up in press coverage against the Texans speedy receiver. If the defensive back misses their bump attempt the former Notre Dame standout is going deep for six. It’s just way smarter to play soft coverage against this guy and let him catch all the underneath stuff. Really the only knock against Fuller is the fact that he has missed eight games over his first two years. There’s definitely some durability concerns which is mostly due to Will Fuller only being 185 pounds. When Fuller is in Houston’s line up though it changes the outcome of football games and his 7 touchdowns last season make that clear. If Fuller can record 7 touchdowns in ten games it’s frightening how good he can be once he becomes a full time player. It also has to be concerning to the Texans that DeShaun Watson’s year was cut short due to an ACL tear. When you step back and look at this situation Houston has a lot of health problems which can end up destroying their dreams. If Watson or Fuller can’t go then this team doesn’t have a shot at living up to their potential. Which means the team doctors and the training staff are going to have to work their magic and make sure they keep a close eye on these banged up skills players. The Texans future will depend on it.

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Broncos’ defense clamps down 49ers offense, even with 6 starters on the sidelines:

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The Denver Broncos are known for having one of the better defenses in the National Football League and the San Francisco 49ers found that out first hand. Denver had 6 starters out of their starting line up but still managed to goose egg the 49ers for the first half of action. Eventually Kyle Shanahan was able to get a touchdown in the 3rd and 4th quarter but the fact the Broncos were able to handle the Niners so easily is a testament of their defensive talent. Everyone knows Shanahan is one of the brightest offensive minds in the league but Denver is so much more superior when it comes to the overall roster talent. A lot of the Broncos number 1 guys didn’t suit up but San Francisco couldn’t find a rhythm on the ground or through the air. When Denver gets Von Miller, Derek Wolfe, and T. Ward on the field that defensive output will significantly improve, which has to be extremely frightening for NFL offensive coordinators. It’s so hard to get in a groove offensively because it takes another level of cohesion. Typically offenses take much longer to get going than a good defense, which is exactly why defense is key to success in this league. Each team has a greater chance of being a dominant defense than being a high powered powered offense, so you better make the most of that opportunity and optimize your defensive play. The Broncos have been doing that better than most teams in the league for the past couple years and now all this franchise needs it Trevor Siemian to step up and make some magic happen. Von Miller and company will keep points off the board, we all know that. It’s up to Siemian to get the guys on the offensive ball to believe in him and Denver has to get some continuity on offense. It’s the only way they will get back to Super Bowl contention.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a splash by hiring Bruce Arians. The former Cardinals coach never had weapons like he does now:

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The Tampa Buccaneers had the number 1 passing offense in the league and the 3rd ranked total offense. With so many talented players on that side of the ball it’s makes sense that the Bucs hired Bruce Arians to be their next head coach. The Arizona Cardinals completely unraveled after Arians decided to abruptly retire. Looking back at that situation it’s clear that Arians was sick of carrying an organization who didn’t give him a fair chance at competing. Which is exactly why the 66 year old coach decided to return to the sidelines in West Florida. The only two playmakers the Cardinals had was David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. Now Arians has Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, O.J Howard, Cameron Brate, and could still keep DeSean Jackson. Make no mistake about it this move was about one thing, winning. Arians believes he can get back in the playoff hunt with so many weapons in his arsenal. Oh yea the defense is starting to improve a little bit too thanks to the additions of Jason Pierre-Paul and Vita Vea. So it was the perfect time to take over the reins for the Buccaneers and this is an upgrade over Dirk Koetter. There’s a level of respect that the players have for Arians that most other coaches can’t match. It’s because he’s such an authentic guy and he’s not going to BS you too much. Koetter is a great teacher when it comes to the x and os but Arians might be better in that area as well. Proving it’s an all-around improvement and the rest of the NFC South has been put on notice. Tampa Bay isn’t going to be a cake walk anymore and their whole organization will operate with a swagger now that they have the right leadership. You have to give this hiring an “A grade” and it’s a huge step in the right direction.

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Tampa Bay made a splash by hiring Bruce Arians. The Bucs are trending upward.

The New Orleans Saints are wasting their time by trying to incorporate both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara into their offense. Kamara has to be the full-time starter:

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The return of Mark Ingram hasn’t exactly been good for the New Orleans Saints. While initially things were fine. Eventually Ingram started to cut into Alvin Kamara’s touches. That’s had a negative impact on New Orleans’ offense as a whole and it’s time Sean Payton names Kamara the full-time starter. In those first four weeks when Ingram was suspended Kamara absolutely dominated. The former 3rd round pick (Kamara) can easily score 3 touchdowns a game and he’s so much more explosive than everybody else. The other thing that’s huge about Kamara is he can help cover up the Saints lack of receivers. Twice in those first four games Kamara went over 100 receiving yards. It’s that versatility which blends so well next to Drew Brees and it’s disheartening to see Ingram on the field with the first team offense each week. Yea Ingram breaks a couple of nice runs but Alvin Kamara might take those plays to the house. You can also tell Kamara is starting to get frustrated because he feels like he’s the better option. Last week against Carolina Payton finally realized that his scatback (Kamara) can save the Saints late in the game. The 2nd year ball carrier responded by breaking off a touchdown run that gave NOLA a 12-9 lead over the Panthers. There’s no sense in going away from that and even when Ingram comes onto the field, Kamara should line up as a slot receiver. Having a top notch playmaker on the sidelines is a complete waste of talent. The coaching staff has handled this issue very poorly and it cost Kamara a Pro Bowl bid. It’s an injustice to one of the sport’s most electrifying athletes. At this point it’s also caused the Saints to lose a step on offense and things need to change. START ALVIN KAMARA!!

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The Saints are wasting their time by splitting the carries right down the middle. Alvin Kamara has to start for New Orleans.

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