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The 5 O’Clock Club: Player Overs/Unders for 2023 - QB & WR edition

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Jacoby Brissett

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Washington has had at least three QBs start games in each of Ron Rivera’s seasons in Washington — and, of course, Brissett could still win the starting job in training camp.


Jacoby Brissett starts - 3.5

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  • 30%
    (213 votes)
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    (494 votes)
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Sam Howell

The average quarterback in the NFL threw 0.8 interceptions per game in 2022, so that’s 13.5 INTs for a 17-game season. Sam Howell threw an interception in the only game of his NFL career in Week 18 versus Dallas.

Howell is young and may make more mistakes than the average QB. Of course, if he makes too many mistakes then Ron Rivera, who is potentially on the hot seat could sit him in favor of Brissett, and stop the bleeding before his INT tally gets too high. Howell will also probably be in an offense that relies on short passes and a heavy dose of the run game (including Sam himself) which may limit the amount of risk he has to take.


Sam Howell interceptions - 13.5

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  • 46%
    (343 votes)
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    (391 votes)
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Terry McLaurin

McLaurin has posted total receiving yards of:

  • 2019 - 919
  • 2020 - 1,118
  • 2021 - 1,053
  • 2022 - 1,191

With his extension, Terry should be the focal point of an offense that everyone hopes will be more explosive and productive with EB as the OC and Howell at QB, but if Jahan Dotson and Logan Thomas are healthy, then Terry could actually see his targets and yards go down.


Terry McLaurin total yards - 1,161

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  • 73%
    (542 votes)
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    (196 votes)
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Jahan Dotson

Dotson started off red hot in his rookie season, catching 4 TD passes in his first 4 games before a hamstring injury sidelined him for 5 games.

He caught TDs in three consecutive weeks (Games 13, 14, 15) before being held scoreless in the final two games of the 2022 season, and finished with 7 TDs in 12 games. Was 2022 a fluke or just a warm up? Can Dotson stay healthy for more than 12 games in 2023 or is he likely to miss a handful of games again? Will EB rely on TEs in the red zone, limiting Dotson’s opportunities?


Jahan Dotson touchdown catches - 8.5

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  • 44%
    (326 votes)
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    (402 votes)
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Curtis Samuel

Curtis Samuel played 53 games for the Carolina Panthers, and accumulated 2,565 yards from scrimmage, for an average of 48.4 yards per game.

Last year, in Scott Turner’s struggling offense, Samuel picked up 843 yards from scrimmage in 17 games, for an average of 49.6. Could Samuel, in the final year of his Commanders contract, have a career year playing in the Eric Bieniemy offense?


Curtis Samuel avg yards from scrimmage (per game) - 51.5

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  • 54%
    (382 votes)
  • 45%
    (315 votes)
697 votes total Vote Now