Week 8 Review: Wentz It Rains It Pours
Before we get into the weekly review, I’d like to acknowledge Calvin Ridley’s decision to step away from football to focus on his mental health. If you haven’t seen it, check out his Twitter to see what he posted. I don’t know how long he will be away from the game, and I don’t bring it up for fantasy football implications. This is real life, and I’d like to applaud Ridley for making this decision.
I have a questionable relationship with my own mental health, and while I’m not here to tell you about that, I am here to tell you that fantasy football is secondary when it comes to that. Mental health is wildly underappreciated, under-discussed, and under-educated. What Calvin Ridley has done is prioritize himself and his mental wellbeing, and inadvertently create a learning experience for others. What he is going through is not a good thing but opening up about it is as well as his willingness to take a step back.
Now, on to football. Last week was bye-mageddon, this week is the week of the backup QB’s. Mike White, Trevor Siemien, Cooper Rush, and Geno Smith all led their teams to victories this week. But week 8 was about so much more than backup QB’s.
Wentz does it yet again. Last week, he threw the worst interception I had ever seen. It was later changed to a fumble, but regardless, Wentz topped it this week after throwing a baffling, left-handed pick-six from his own endzone. Despite throwing two interceptions today, Wentz has thrown just three picks on the season. He threw for three scores against the Titans on his way to 231 yards and 18.34 points. It can be ugly at times, but Wentz is getting it done as a high-end QB2.
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