WR’s- London and Wilson have been really good. Olave, Burks, Dotson, Pickens, Watson, Pierce and Doubs have all gotten good reviews and it does appear it is just a matter of time for them to turn into good or above WR’s
Williams will be off IR for the second half and should fit right in. Skyy Moore has not looked good.
RB’s- I put Etienne here as a red shirt rookie, consider him if ya like. I also link him with Hall with high expectations and 4th round ranks. To date both are disappointing but improving. Tons of talent will show, just a matter of time.
Walker is getting no love or snaps from coaches and is looking shaky for this year.
Cook is off to a slow start but is showing improvement the last two weeks.
Pierce is good but only on limited plays.
Robinson is touted as a early down and red zone starter when he gets off IR within the next couple of weeks.
Right now, they are the #1 team in terms of passing attempts in the league. Didn’t see that one coming.
But next week, Zach Wilson will be back. And if he kept up Flacco’s insane 52 passing attempts per game, it would mean an 80% increase from his 2021 level. Not gonna happen.
So we can expect a strong decrease in passing attempts, probably down to around 35. But there are still 7 pass catchers around, which is a lot. Hard to trust Garrett Wilson yet. He did look fantastic, but he will probably have to increase his target share by quite a bit if he wants to remain startable. I’m fine with him being #3 on the list, though.
Romeo Doubs needs to be moved further up the list, while James Cook needs to be moved down.
My personal ranking (without having put too much thought into it):
ROS - maybe. Long term? I don’t know. As soon as Penny goes down, Walker will see his usage skyrocket, and could have value beyond this season. If the Texans see Pierce as their long-term solution on RB remains to be seen, though.
No. Just, no. TEs typically need 2-3 years to establish themselves in the NFL. McBride is stuck behind Ertz right now, which is actually good for his development. We won’t see a lot (if anything at all) from McBride this season, but Ertz won’t be around for much longer. McBride’s time could come as early as next year.
Likely OTOH will be stuck behind Mark Andrews for the next 3 years. And Andrews made a very clear statement in the first 3 weeks to all those who speculated Likely could usurp him this season already. To put things in perspective: Andrews’ margin on the #2 TE (Kelce) is greater than Likely’s entire production so far.
Brian Robinson hasn’t shown us anything yet. I would like to see how he looks, and how the Commanders will utilize him, before moving him higher.
Walker is stuck behind Penny, but I do not expect Penny to last the entire season.
Skyy has seen little usage yet, and his muffed punt last week certainly did not help him. But WRs usually need a year or even two, before they are established in the league. The WR room in KC is still in flux, and none of the top pass catchers is guaranteed to still be around next year. I’m okay with moving him a few spots down, but it’s way too early to write him off just yet.