Anthony Lynn - HC, Los Angeles Chargers
After starting the season 0-4, no one saw this coming. Anthony Lynn’s Los Angeles Chargers are now sitting at the top of the AFC West standings. It wasn’t pretty on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but a stout defensive effort saw the Chargers end up on top 19-10. Coaching this team to the playoffs is now a serious possibility for the former Red Raider running back.
Danny Amendola - WR, New England Patriots
It was yet another quiet week for Danny Amendola on a relatively quiet day for the Patriots offense as a whole. Only targeted four times, Amendola converted two into receptions for a total of 34 yards. In the 23-3 win over Buffalo. Rob Gronkowski was the main weapon for the Patriots. However, due to a cheap shot delivered to TreDavious White, Gronk has been suspended for next week’s game. Perhaps Tom Brady will turn to Amendola to help replace some of that offense.
Le'Raven Clark - OL, Indianapolis Colts
For the second straight week, Le’Raven Clark found his way to the playing field. But, for the second straight week, his playing time was extremely limited. Clark was on the field for three offensive snaps and two special teams snaps while the Indianapolis Colts suffered yet another loss to Jacksonville, 10-30.
Michael Crabtree - WR, Oakland Raiders
There is nothing to report for Michael Crabtree this week, because he and Aqib Talib can’t play nice. Crabtree was suspended for this week’s game against the New York Giants. He’ll return to action next week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jakeem Grant - WR, Miami Dolphins
37 kick return yards, 61 punt return yards, and even two rushing yards. Those numbers equal Jakeem Grant’s most impressive performance of the season. The Dolphins may start looking to get the ball into Grant’s hands more if he continues to impress. They showed the willingness to do so by handing him the ball on Sunday in a rout of the Denver Broncos, 35-9.
Branden Jackson - DE, Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks defense made a statement as a unit Sunday night, holding the highest scoring offense in the league to just 10 points. Branden Jackson’s role on the defensive line is not a premier one (yet), but he has consistently contributed over the last several weeks even if he isn’t recording tackles. Against Philadelphia, he saw the field for 32 percent of the defensive snaps and two special teams snaps as well.
La'Adrian Waddle - OT, New England Patriots
This season has been one of redemption for La’Adrian Waddle. He started three consecutive games and continued to garner large snap shares. However, an ankle injury stopped that momentum and sidelined Waddle against the Bills. His status for next week against the Miami Dolphins is also uncertain.
DeAndre Washington - RB, Oakland Raiders
For the third time this season, DeAndre Washington found the promised land. He scampered for a nine yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of a tight ball game. Outside of that run, though, Washington was held in check. He had six carries for a total of 16 yards and was held without a catch. Washington also had two kick returns that combined for 29 return yards.