Entering Monday’s game between the Ravens and Raiders, some questioned whether the game would even be worth watching. Well, the answer was yes, and an astounding yes at that, as the Raiders won a 33-27 game in thrilling fashion in overtime.
The Nos. 1-, 3- and 4-ranked champion plays from our Monday SuperDraft article outscored No. 2 play Lamar Jackson, due to Jackson’s lack of touchdown equity in the game. That said, it was a successful night altogether.
My top three plays from my Monday SuperDraft slate preview are listed below, with a brief blurb recapping their performance.
Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens (1.0x score multiplier)
Jackson seemed to rely on his pocket passing more than his running in the first half, and at times, it looked remarkable. Then, the Raiders seemed to catch on. From there on out, he flashed his rushing ability, making defenders miss, shifting out of collapsed pockets, and picking up chunk yardage. He ended up finishing with 18 fantasy points on the back of 235 passing yards, one touchdown and 86 rushing yards. The nail in his coffin, however, was his two fumbles, proving costly for both SuperDraft players as well as Ravens fans.
Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders (1.4x)
I referenced Waller as a game-breaker in Monday’s article, and that may have been underselling it. Waller posted an egregious receiving line of 10-105-1 on 19 targets. Yes, you read that right, 19 targets.
His night could have been far better, too, if Derek Carr had been a little more accurate in the first half. Waller finished with 21.5 SuperDraft points before his multiplier. With the 1.4x boost, he ended up with 30.1, making him one of the best overall plays on the slate and an extremely productive champion (ranked No. 1 in Monday’s article).
Ty’Son Williams, RB, Baltimore Ravens (1.6x)
Williams got off the hottest start of anyone in the game, ripping off a 21-yard catch-and-run on the Ravens’ second drive of the game while immediately following it up with a 35-yard rushing touchdown to cap the drive off.
He finished with 65 total rushing yards and a touchdown in addition to three catches for 29 yards, totaling 16.9 SuperDraft points (27.04 after his 1.6x multiplier).
Champion rankings (with results):
1. Darren Waller (2.1x) — result: 45.15 champion points
2. Lamar Jackson (1.5x) — result: 27 champion points
3. Ty’Son Williams (2.4x) — result: 40.56 champion points
4. Derek Carr (1.95x) — result: 46.8 champion points
5. Mark Andrews (2.45x) — result: 12.25 champion points
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