NFL Top 10 Offensive Players Expert Analysis Dec. 23rd

NFL Top 10 Offensive Players Expert Analysis Dec. 23rd

Written by on December 23, 2020

With the 2020 NFL regular season winding down, it’s time to take a look at the top offensive players in the league as we get set for the quickly-approaching slate of Week 16 action. While a handful of familiar names like Derrick Henry and Deshaun Watson make the list for the second straight week, a trio of offensive players make this week’s top 10 after their eye-opening performance from last weekend. Now, let’s find out which players make the Week 16 top 10 offensive player rankings. Let’s get right to it so you can place your bets against their NFL odds.

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No. 10 Calvin Ridley – WR – Atlanta

Atlanta’s second-year star out of Alabama had 10 receptions for 163 yards and one score in the Falcons‘ 31-27 collapse of a loss against Tampa Bay on Sunday. The first round pick in the 2018 draft is sixth in receiving yards (1,192) and ninth in TD catches (9).

No. 9 Darren Waller – TE – Las Vegas

Even in defeat, Vegas’ blossoming Darren Waller ‘showed out’ by hauling in nine receptions for 150 yards and one touchdown. Waller had a phenomenal 13catches for 200 yards and two scores in the Raiders‘ Week 13 31-28 comeback win over the Jets. The sixth round pick in the 2015 draft is ranked sixth in receptions (93), 14th in receiving yards (967) and T-8 in TD grabs (8).

No. 8 Salvon Ahmed – RB – Miami

You might not know who Salvon Ahmed is, but you might want to get familiar with Miami’s rookie running back if Sunday’s breakout performance is any indication of things to come. the former Washington University back had 122 yards and one score on 23 carries in Miami’s convincing 22-12 win over New England on Sunday. Ahmed has 250 rushing yards and two scores over Miami’s last three games!

No. 7 Aaron Jones – RB – Green Bay

The Packers‘ fourth-year running back had 145 rushing yards and one score on 20 carries in Green Bay’s hard-fought 24-16 home win over Carolina. Jones ranks fourth in rushing yards (968) and T-11 in touchdowns (8).

No. 6 Deshaun Watson – QB – Houston

The Houston Texans might have suffered a crushing 7-20 road loss at Indianapolis  last weekend, but it wasn’t because Deshaun Watson didn’t show up to play. Houston’s superstar signal-caller passed for 373 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Texans’ narrow 27-20 road loss at Indianapolis. However, Watson almost led the Texans to a fantastic finish – before wide receiver Keke Coutee fumbled a potential game-winning TD pass at the 2-yard line with 28 seconds remaining in regulation.

No. 5 David Montgomery – RB – Chicago

Well, clearly it seems like Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has finally realized he has a player with star qualities in elusive running back David Montgomery. After rushing for 113 yards and one score in Chicago’s Week 14 blowout win over Houston, the former Iowa State star burned Minnesota for 146 rushing yards and two scores on a whopping 32 carries in Sunday’s 33-27 win over the Vikings.

No. 4 Jalen Hurts – QB – Philadelphia

Hurts makes the top 10 quarterback rankings for the second straight week – in just his second career start. The former Alabama and Oklahoma star passed for 338 yards with three TD passes and a touchdown run in Philadelphia’s narrow 33-26 road loss at Arizona.

No. 3 Derrick Henry – RB – Tennessee

You know, it’s crazy when you start expecting a guy to rush for 150 yards every week, but that’s the case when it come to Tennessee Titans superstar running back Derrick Henry! The reigning NFL rushing champion had a ‘casual’ 147 yards and one touchdown in Tennessee’s 46-25 blowout of Detroit last weekend. Henry ranks first in rushing yards (1,679) and first in touchdowns (15).

No. 2 DeAndre Hopkins – WR – Arizona

At No. 2, I’ve got perennial Kyler Murray’s top target – perennial Pro Bowler wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Now in his eighth season in the league and first with the Cardinals, Hopkins hauled in nine passes for 169 yards and one score against Philly on Sunday. Hopkins ranks second in receptions (103), first in receiving yards (1,324) and T-21 in TD grabs (6).

No. 1 Kyler Murray

Murray, who locked down the spot in the weekly quarterback power rankings, also get the nod as my top offensive player of the week after torching Philadelphia for 406 passing yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Arizona’s huge, 33-26 home win over  the Birds. The elusive former Oklahoma star added 29 rushing yards and a rushing score to help improve Arizona’s odds of reaching the playoffs.

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