Thursday night football may have offered little in the way of drama, but at least there was plenty of entertainment in Atlanta’s 43-28 win over Tampa Bay. Matt Ryan connected on four touchdowns and 344 yards. Jameis Winston answered with three touchdowns and 261 yards before leaving the game early due to a knee injury. Julio Jones (eight catches, 111 yards, one touchdown) and Mike Evans (11 catches, 150 yards, two touchdowns) also showed why they’re two of the top receivers in the league. Unfortunately for Evans, his game ended prematurely as he entered concussion protocol.
While you might hear people talking about another lopsided Thursday night game, the good news is your team is in good shape heading into the weekend if you had any of those players above or if you were fortunate enough to have lower-owned types like Adam Humphries (five catches, 46 yards, one touchdown) or Cameron Brate (five catches, 53 yards, one touchdown).
That’s all we care about in fantasy, right … production. Stats!
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