Josh Tomlin - SP (Cleveland Indians)
Before we get to football this week, Tomlin definitely deserves some recognition for his performance in the playoffs. He didn’t have a great regular season, allowing more home runs than almost every other pitcher in all of baseball. However he has started 2 games for the Indians in the playoffs. He pitched 5 innings in the clinching game over Boston in the ALDS, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs. Then he pitched 5.2 innings in game 2 of the ALCS against Toronto, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. He is sitting at 2-0 with a 2.53 ERA and has allowed 0 home runs, which is 36 fewer than he did in the regular season.
DeAndre Washington - RB (Oakland Raiders)
Washington got the start again this week, in a divisional matchup against the Chiefs. Oakland continues to be a pass first team, with only 17 total rushes and 34 pass attempts. DeAndre had 10 rushes, and led the team with just 49 yards.
Bradley Marquez - WR (Los Angeles Rams)
Marquez continues to be used sparingly, but this week he did have a 13-yard reception on his only target. He now has 2 catches for 25 yards on just 3 targets this season. He is currently listed third on the depth chart behind Kenny Britt and Pharaoh Cooper, a rookie out of South Carolina.
Other Red Raiders in Action
- Michael Crabtree - WR (Oakland Raiders) was targeted 5 times this week, but only had 2 catches for 10 yards
- Kerry Hyder - DE (Detroit Lions) was held without a sack for the second week in a row, but did have 3 tackles, 2 of which were for loss
- Jakeem Grant - WR/PR/KR (Miami Dolphins) was involved in just 1 return this week, a 15-yard punt return. He continues to not receive any targets as a receiver
- Danny Amendola - WR (New England Patriots) is splitting time as the third receiver with Malcolm Mitchell but he did have 2 receptions on his only targets for 30 yards