Job Battles: The Case for Coutee
Job Battles: The Case for Coutee

This article is part of our Job Battles series.

I couldn't identify a whole lot of worthwhile job battles this week, but feel free to ask questions in the comments if there was a situation you are wondering about.

Quarterbacks

Jameis Winston over Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB

Fitzmagic has seemingly gone out for good this time, and his red-zone difficulties proved fatal even despite the big plays he would make in between. Winston of course has turnover issues of his own, but at least he's generally been a strong red-zone quarterback throughout his career, throwing 52 touchdowns to just three interceptions.

With Fitzpatrick probably out of the picture for good, Winston's inevitable lapses are less of a concern. As long as he isn't getting benched, he's probably accumulating volume that makes for significant fantasy utility. The pass catchers around him are very good, and the disastrous Tampa Bay defense means they'll always need to score points.

Running backs

Gus Edwards vs. Alex Collins vs. Ty Montgomery, BAL

Edwards is not some world-beating talent, but his box score against Cincinnati from Sunday could very well be a sign of things to come – especially the part about being a pain for Collins' owners. Collins is still capable of strong running in his own right, so Edwards is no guarantee to keep the hot hand, but he'll likely be a real problem for Collins after taking 17 carries to Collins' seven, finishing with 115 yards and a touchdown while Collins stumbled to just 18 yards.

Edwards went undrafted out of

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