The most iconic former USF player on an NFL roster continues his hot start and even holds the longest active streak in the league in one important statistic.
Jason Pierre-Paul- Tampa Bay Buccaneers OLB
Pierre-Paul had his quietest game of the season. It was his first without a sack, snapping his streak of five straight games taking down the QB, dating back to last season. JPP did play the second most snaps as he has all season, getting action in 91% of the Bucs defensive plays.
JPP and the Bucs head up to Chicago to face the struggling Bears on Thursday night.
Austin Reiter- Kansas City Chiefs C
The Chiefs haven’t missed a beat in the first four weeks of their Super Bowl defense. The Offense has put up at least 23 points in each game en route to a 4-0 record. Reiter has played every offensive snap so far this season.
The Chiefs pushed back their game against the Patriots to Monday night because of positive COVID cases within both teams. But the game ended up going off relatively smoothly, just without the presence Patriots QB Cam Newton. Reiter continued his consistent play in the middle and helped get a 26-10 win against New England. Multiple Patriots have tested positive for COVID-19 after this game. It will be something to watch moving forward.
Kansas City plays the Las Vegas Raiders this week
Marquez Valdes-Scantling- Green Bay Packers WR
Valdes-Scantling had another relatively quiet game in Green Bay’s win over Atlanta. Though this week it was a tad more productive. MVS played in 97% of the team’s offensive snaps and caught four passes for 45 yards on eight targets. The Packers number one wide receiver, Davante Adams, is scheduled to be back in the rotation after the team’s idle week, so that could mean less targets for MVS.
The Packers have a bye week this week.
D’Ernest Johnson- Cleveland Browns RB
The junkyard dog got his first major opportunity of his career after RB Nick Chubb went down with an injury. He made the most of his chance too, running for 95 yards on 13 carries, with a long of 28 yards. He played just 17 offensive snaps and became the team’s leading rusher in the win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Chubb is expected to be out for several weeks, so Johnson should see a huge increase in carries, especially after the show he put on last Sunday.
Cleveland will take on the Indianapolis Colts this weekend.
Deadrin Senat- Atlanta Falcons DT
Senat was inactive on Monday night’s game against the Packers. He has played a combined 25 snaps through four games. He has been active for just half of the team’s matchups.
The Falcons will try to get a W this week against the Carolina Panthers.
Mike White- New York Jets QB
The former USF and Western Kentucky QB was released by the Jets to make room for Joe Flacco on the active roster. However, he was brought back on the practice squad on Monday. With starting QB Sam Darnold nursing a shoulder injury, White may get elevated to the active roster as the backup to Flacco.
The Jets face the Arizona Cardinals this week.