Who Is Hot In The NFL Entering Week 4
Here are five players who enter Week 4 feeling hot.
Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay
Evans was a sleeping giant entering Week 3. Well, he woke up vs. New York. The big-bodied wideout caught eight passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Safe to say it was a career day for the Texas A&M product, and he did against Janoris Jenkins, who is one of the league’s better corners. Evans is still the key for the Tampa Bay passing attack. Hopefully his stat lines continue to be impressive as the team gets a better grasp of coach Bruce Arians’ offense.
Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore
Everyone talks about the new Ravens offense being great for Lamar Jackson, which it is. But Ingram is the other huge beneficiary. The veteran running back signed in the offseason with not a lot of publicity. He turned out to be a major piece of the offense. Ingram has rushed for 257 yards on only 43 carries, which averages out to 6.0 yards per carry. Facing Kansas City in Week 3, Ingram matching his second 100-yard game of the season and reached the end zone three times. The touchdown numbers are likely unsustainable, but the overall production should stay on track.
Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles (A)
Although the season for the Chargers has been riddled with injury, losses and one big holdout, Allen is the biggest bright spot. He has made defensive backs look silly in the first three weeks of the season. His best outing came last Sunday vs. the Texans. He caught 13 balls for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Allen is doing his thing from the slot and outside. He is sometimes overlooked when people discuss the best wideouts in the game. Don’t make that mistake. He is one of the best.
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina
McCaffrey did what is to be expected vs. the Cardinals (153 rushing yards, one touchdown). The point here is that the third-year tailback was able to find success without Cam Newton. With Kyle Allen under center, McCaffrey broke a 76-yard touchdown on a run up the middle. That’s key going forward, for Newton’s health is an indefinite concern. If last Sunday is any indicator, McCaffrey will continue to put up gaudy numbers.
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle
After some special teams and turnover mishaps by his teammates, Wilson carried the Seahawks to the brink of a major comeback vs. the Saints. Although the attempt ended up being just short, it was not due to Wilson’s effort. The signal-caller threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 51 yards and two scores. Wilson is capable of this kind of game every week, although he is typically not required to do so. Week 3 was a good reminder he is one of the best quarterbacks in the league.