1 Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, Quarterback (9-1)
2018-2019 stats 2964 yards, 2 Touchdowns, one interception QB rating 126.9
Talking about making a statement. Brees and the Saints took it to the defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles, defeating them 48-7! Brees was impressive again, throwing for 363 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. This was Brees second straight game with a passer rating of 150 or higher and he’s on a roll that may very lead to a Super Bowl run!
2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs, Quarterback (9-2)
2018-2019 stats 3628 yards, 37 Touchdowns, 10 Interceptions QB rating 117.9
Just imagine, throwing 478 yards and six touchdowns and losing! That is what happened to Patrick Mahomes against the Rams but the second year Quarterback put on a show. Had it not been for the big play of Aaron Donald forcing two fumbles, Mahomes might’ve squeaked out with the victory.
3. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, Quarterback (10-1)Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams, Running back (9-1)
2018-2019 stats 3547 yards 26 Touchdowns six Interceptions 113.5 QB Rating
In a shootout for the ages, Goff and the Rams defeated Mahomes and the Chiefs. Goff was spectacular, throwing for 413 yards four passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. When Mahomes and the Chiefs kept coming, Goff didn’t blink, he matched him score for score and it was incredible to see. What was even more impressive is that Gurley was not featured as much in this game putting a lot of pressure on Goff to deliver.
4. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams, Running back (10-1)
2018-2019 stats 210 attempts 1043 yards, 13 Touchdowns, 43 catches 441 yards four touchdowns
As I mentioned earlier, the Rams didn’t feature Gurley much in the game against Kansas City, electing to put the onus on Goff and the pass attack. Gurley still leads the league in rushing yards, total touchdowns and yards from scrimmage.
5. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts, Quarterback (5-5)
2018-2019 stats 2769 yards, 29 touchdowns, nine interceptions QB rating 101.8
Andrew Luck has bounced back and looks healthy as ever. He and the Colts are in the race for the wildcard and comes in at the last slot for my weekly rankings. After losing four in a row, Luck and the Colts are now on a four game winning streak and handled a Tennessee Titans team that slowed down the Patriots the week before. Luck has been very hot during the streak, throwing for a least three touchdowns in seven straight games! He only trails Mahomes in touchdowns passes so far.
Rookie of the Year
1. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants, Running back
2018-2019 stats 158 attempts 728 yards seven Touchdowns, 64 catches, 530 yards, three Touchdowns
Barkley had what I believe was his best game of the season against the Buccaneers. He rushed for 142 yards scoring three touchdowns, two on the ground and one receiving. The Giants have won two in a row and could be starting to hit their stride offensively. Barkley faces a tough stretch over the next three games though, facing the Eagles, Bears and Washington.
2. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions, Running back
2018-2019 stats 118 attempts 641 yards three Touchdowns 32 catches for 213 yards one Touchdown
Johnson had another solid performance against Carolina this past week and sits firmly as my second best rookie this season. He’s been a steal for the Lions this season and looks like he will be a solid back for years to come!
3. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns, Running back
2018-2019 stats 94 attempts 579 yards (rushing), six catches 48 yards (receiving) six total touchdowns
Chubb and the Browns had a bye week.