Josh McCown is having a career season at age 38, and Robby Anderson has produced as consistently as any NFL wideout not named Antonio, A.J. or DeAndre since Week 3.
More proof there's no such thing as fantasy football "experts" or NFL clubs entering a season with designs on tanking.
Anderson, up to WR8 overall following his third 100-yard receiving day this season as part of Gang Green's 38-31 upset of the Chiefs, has reached 75 yards and/or caught a touchdown in eight of his 10 outings since Week 3.
Last week, in addition to securing a season-high eight catches for a cool 108 yards, Anderson and teammate Jermaine Kearse (career-high 157 receiving yards) also contributed in part to Marcus Peters' meltdown that led to his Week 14 suspension by Andy Reid, perhaps altering the AFC West's postseason outlook.
Anderson drew a defensive holding call earlier in the same series Peters tossed an official's flag into the stands prior to removing himself from the game (and his socks from his feet) with two minutes remaining.
Speed kills, they say, and the blazing Anderson's swift development into one of the game's better receivers apparently frustrates opponents, too. It's worth noting, Anderson and Kearse both rank in the top 21 of fantasy wideout scorers, one of just three NFL tandems currently holding that distinction (Eagles' Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor and Dolphins' Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry).
"We are proving a lot of critics wrong, Anderson recently told NJ Advance Media. "Now they'll say they're for us, they believe in us. But we all know that's not the case."
If Anderson continues his high-flying act —16.8-yard catch average ranks fifth in the NFL, 20 explosive grabs tied for third — when the Jets visit Denver and its star-laden corner trio, he'll hear a lot less from the negative critics. And after smoking corner corps including Peters in Kansas City, James Bradberry in Carolina and Desmond Trufant in Atlanta, there's ample evidence to suggest he'll be successful in his biggest challenge yet.
1. Antonio Brown, Steelers vs. Ravens
2. Keenan Allen, Chargers vs. Washington
3. A.J. Green, Bengals vs. Bears
4. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans vs. 49ers
5. Julio Jones, Falcons vs. Saints
6. Mike Evans, Buccaneers vs. Lions
7. Brandin Cooks, Patriots at Dolphins
8. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs vs. Raiders