• Chris Olave isn’t slowing down: Olave was a top option for New Orleans for a second straight week, putting him among the top 10 wide receivers in receiving yards this season.
• Garrett Wilson played well, but he could be better: The Jets continue to give Wilson more playing time, but it’s in the slot despite him playing better out wide.
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These are my 10 biggest reactions to the games from the Week 3 Sunday slate. To get a more in-depth breakdown, check out my full Sunday recap.
Khalil Herbert has a career game
David Montgomery suffered an ankle and knee injury early in the first quarter and was quickly ruled doubtful to return. Herbert became the Bears' lead back and dominated throughout the game.
- He ran 20 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns, along with catching two passes for 12 yards.
- Herbert and Trestan Ebner shared the snaps early on, but Herbert took more of the workload after playing well.
- He played 16 snaps to Ebner’s 13 in the first half. Herbert dominated the snaps, 22 to two, in the second half.
- The second-year back would be the clear starter for as long as Montgomery is out.
- Montgomery was declared day-to-day in head coach Matt Eberflus’ press conference.
- He should be a waiver wire target regardless of Montgomery’s health. Herbert’s rushing performance was Chicago’s best so far this season, and he could see more playing time even with a healthy Montgomery.
- Herbert is on only 25.4% of rosters in ESPN leagues.
Breece Hall’s most interesting game yet
The Jets’ backfield seemed destined to be a three-man committee after Week 2, but Hall played in most of the important situations for New York in Week 3.
- He played on the vast majority of third downs and in short-yardage situations.
- Hall caught six of 11 targets for 53 yards and ran the ball eight times for 39 yards.
- His rushing production was better than Michael Carter’s, which could lead to more early-down work going forward.
- Ty Johnson was the third-down back last week but played only one offensive snap this week.
- The Jets’ running back situation has been bizarre, and so we could see something different next week. But for now, this is a good sign for Hall.