What was John Fox thinking? I mean really, the signs were all there. Is Brian Hoyer a good real-life quarterback? No, not really. Is Jay Cutler? No, not really. We like Hoyer for Fantasy purposes – if you don’t own Alshon Jeffery – but I understand why he went with Cutler and will ultimately make him the starter once he’s healthy. But what Fox didn’t see is that his best running back was third on the depth chart entering the season.
The Fantasy community clamored since the beginning of training camp that Jordan Howard was the superior option to Jeremy Langford – not just for Fantasy, but for actual football purposes. Whether it was Fox failing to notice or the tired “I-don’t-trust-rookies” philosophy that too many coaches believe, Fox has lucked out with a legitimate top running back in his backfield.