Brown finds himself on this list not from anything to do with his play on the field, but more so his inability to stay on it.
Having missed Week 7 against the Packers, Brown left the Lions game after just six snaps. With the short week, Brown is in danger of missing his second game in last four weeks (three games missed if you include Week 9).
Brown underwent an MRI on Monday and there was no significant damage found. There is a chance he could play on Thursday night.
Hear me out. Yes, Waller is a stud, but Week 9 marked the second straight outing in a row with only two catches for the dynamic tight end.
He did make the most of his two catches, gaining 52 yards, but teams are starting to focus on him and tilting coverage in his direction. This is something he will need to work through and something that Gruden needs to prepare for in the future.
The good news is, it has opened up things for guys like Hunter Renfrow.
Washington was seemingly the No. 2 back behind Josh Jacobs, but things have shifted slightly in recent weeks.
Washington has seen his snaps decrease from 13, 13, 14, 9, and 7 over the past five games. Against the Lions, he was not a factor, carrying the ball three times for seven yards and catching one pass for 21 yards.
In fact, in the games most important drive, it was Jalen Richard who was the star. It’s possible Richard has supplanted Washington as the number two back for good.