It was Green's first multi-catch game since Week 3, but the good news ends there. With only Green and Austin Traylor, playing his first career game, suited up on Sunday, Traylor saw more snaps than Green -- 53 to 41. Green has been entrenched as Denver's starter over the past two seasons, but the release of A.J. Derby and firing of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy shows that Denver is looking to shake things up to end the season. Look for Denver to see what it has in the likes of Traylor and Jeff Heuerman down the stretch as Green faces free agency this coming offseason.
One of the assists came with the man advantage, where Sedin plays on the top unit alongside rising young star Brock Boeser. Sedin's nine points through 21 games are nothing special, but he's still a threat with the man advantage and should rack up a decent point total. The 37-year-old isn't as consistent as he once was, but Sedin can still fill the scoresheet every now then and is a capable offensive producer.
It wasn't a bad career debut for Traylor, who was activated after Denver's tight-end room caught the injury bug. Not only did Traylor haul in four catches, he led the team's tight ends in offensive snaps -- 53 to 41 over starter Virgil Green. Traylor's ability to split out wide certainly looked appealing for a Denver offense that has struggled to squeeze production out of its tight ends. With more questions than answers in Denver's offense, expect Traylor to continue to get plenty of looks -- especially after the team cut pass-catching tight end A.J. Derby.
The touches and yards were both season lows for Charles. Things are even grimmer when you take into account that Charles touched the ball on all but one of his offensive snaps. There simply aren't enough carries to appease all of Denver's backs and, as the season has taken an ugly turn, it makes sense for Denver to look at what it has it the likes of Devotae Booker and even, perhaps, rookie De'Angelo Henderson as opposed to the veteran Charles.
It may seem surprising it took this long for him to score, but the veteran has actually only appeared in nine games this season due to injury. Eriksson's goal came on an empty net, but he also made a slick pass to set up Sven Baertschi on the power play earlier in the game. With six points through nine contests, the Canucks would love for Eriksson to start supplying more depth scoring. He wasn't good in his first year with Vancouver, but he's put up back-to-back multi-point outings and plays on the power play, making a bounce-back season still a realistic possibility. Keep an eye on him and snatch him up if he keeps up the production.
The 21-yard reception was Denver's largest gain of the game on Sunday, a grim illustration of how this season has gone in Denver. The team will role the dice with Paxton Lynch on Sunday, its third quarterback of the season. Latimer caught one 10-yard pass in two Lynch starts last season, but has a larger role in the offense this year. Latimer has been Denver's No. 3 receiver in recent weeks and logged 48 offensive snaps on Sunday.
The game broke a two-game catchless streak for Fowler, who has battled some issues with drops. The surer hands might be too little too late. Fowler ranked fourth among Denver receivers yet again this week with 24 offensive snaps as compared to 21 on special teams. He certainly hasn't lived up to the promise of his two-touchdown season debut.
It was one of his better efforts on the season, as Sedin scored a slick breakaway goal and set up Brock Boeser on the power play. The multi-point effort snapped a five-game pointless drought for Sedin, who now has 10 points in 21 games on the season. Expect some inconsistency, but his second-line gig and role on the power play still make him a valuable fantasy option.
It was a rough look for Sanders after lighting up New England for 137 yards last week. Sanders has run hot and cold this season and has not scored since Week 2 -- a product of Denver's revolving door at quarterback. Here's hoping that the third time is the charm. Paxton Lynch will be Denver's quarterback moving forward. Sanders caught 10 passes for 108 yards in two Lynch starts last season and was on the receiving end of Lynch's first career touchdown in a relief appearance against the Buccaneers.
Monday was Lockett's third game in his last five contests with at least four catches, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The third-year receiver has just one game of over 70 yards this season and remains scoreless. If you were to say during the preseason that the Seahawks would trade away Jermaine Kearse and move to a more pass-happy attack, the assumption would have been big production from Lockett. That hasn't been the case as Paul Richardson has, instead, emerged as a big-play threat behind Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham. Part of the problem is a lack of explosive plays. Lockett is averaging a catch of 20 or more yards once ever 8.3 receptions this season as compared to once every 5.7 catches in 2015 and once every 4.6 catches in 2016.
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