Hankerson led the Falcons in catches, targets,receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in a weird game that saw the Falcons up 42-0 after three quarters.
The 26-year-old's big game coincided with a clunker from Julio Jones, but it's hard to see Hankerson continuing to put up similar numbers considering how much quarterback Matt Ryan loves throwing the ball to Jones.Analysis:
Jones was listed as questionable all week due to the latter issue. He has 21 tackles and one interception on the season.
The Bengals' secondary is hurting with safety George Iloka out and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick playing with a wrist injury. If Jones is sidelined for a significant amount of time, look for Leon Hall to play in his place.Analysis:
Martin recorded his eighth career 100-yard performance, and only his second in the last two seasons. The fourth-year pro ripped off a season-high gain of 26 yards, and his five receptions were the most he'd secured in a game since Week 16 of his rookie campaign in 2012.
Martin's touchdown, a hard-hitting five-yard scamper up the middle in the second quarter, was his first visit to the end zone this season. Despite the unfavorable end result Sunday, Martin's performance was certainly a bright spot, particularly against a Panthers defense that had come into Week 4 allowing only 3.3 yards per attempt in 2015.Analysis:
Jones was due to come back down to earth at some point, but owners would've surely expected a significantly greater contribution considering the Falcons scored 48 points.
The team took a 28-0 lead into the second half, so they could afford to feed some mouths other than Jones in this one, but it would be shocking to see Julio kept this quiet again anytime soon.Analysis:
Without the benefit of having his top target Alshon Jeffery, Cutler reconnected with Eddie Royal, his old friend from Denver, and freakishly athletic tight end, Martellus Bennett. Granted, the performance was against the rebuilding Raiders, but Cutler showed for the first time this season that he can put up solid production in offensive coordinator Adam Gase's scheme, with improvement possible upon Jeffrey's return.
Production hasn't necessarily been Cutler's problem over his career, however, it has been the mistakes. Since the beginning of last season, Cutler has turned the ball over in 15 of 18 starts. It is difficult to view him as anything more than a Fantasy backup until he shows the ability to protect the ball.Analysis:
Shorts showed good chemistry with quarterback Brian Hoyer after Hoyer replaced a struggling Ryan Mallett in the second half. Unfortunately, Shorts was seen with a sling on his left arm after the contest, putting his availability moving forward in doubt.
It's hard to imagine the receiver will be anywhere near full health by Houston's Thursday tilt with the Colts.Analysis:
Williams was not around after the game on Sunday, so a lot of questions remain unanswered about the injury. Fortunately for the Jets, they now head into the bye week, which will give Williams extra time to recover. The Jets also get Sheldon Richardson back on Monday, after serving a four-game drug suspension, who could play in place of Williams if the injury sidelines him for an extended period.Analysis:
Prior to his exit from the contest, Floyd -- who entered Sunday's action with seven catches for 147 yards and a TD in three games -- had caught one pass for 20 yards.Analysis:
In the latter stages of the game, Reed took a knee to the helmet and was visibly woozy on the field. While he added five catches for 37 yards on seven targets to his season-long line, he could soon enter the concussion protocol, which he would have to emerge from in order to play next Sunday in Atlanta.Analysis:
Winston wasted no time putting himself and the Bucs in a hole, throwing a Pick-Six on his first pass of the game for the second time in four weeks. It would mark the first of two occasions Sunday in which the rookie quarterback was victimized by standout corner Josh Norman, whose 34-yard return of the second interception helped set up a Carolina touchdown.
Winston admittedly dealt with some extenuating circumstances in the form of on-again, off-again torrential rainstorms throughout the game, but still displayed some faulty decision making that was independent of the weather conditions. He did round out his stat line in the latter stages of the game, honing in on Vincent Jackson almost as often as he did on Mike Evans in Week 3. Winston will try to generate a much less turnover-laden performance in a favorable matchup at home in Week 5 against the Jaguars.Analysis: