3. Logan Thomas has a big day
Through two weeks this season, Washington’s newest money-making tight end Logan Thomas has been relatively quiet. Through two games, he has 75 yards receiving and one touchdown, though he’s catching 80% of his targets.
Though Mike Gesicki was unable to post a signature five-catch, 80-yard performance against the Bills after losing his QB, Logan Thomas and the Football Team could take advantage of a favorable matchup with Heinicke under center.
The former QB turned TE has found a home at the position, proving to be a solid possession option that can attack the middle of the field from 10-19 yards out.
The Bills linebacker room has been poor in coverage to start the year. Tremaine Edmunds and AJ Klein have posted PFF coverage grades under 57.0 over the last two weeks and both are allowing a 100% reception percentage when in coverage.
In addition, safety Jordan Poyer is giving up an average completion percentage of 80% when targeted and an NFL passer rating of 100.8 when defending the intended receiver.
Buffalo may have an answer in linebacker Matt Milano, as he and Edmunds are the Bills’ primary coverage linebackers, but Washington has an answer to the issue. It will be up to Scott Turner to land favorable matchups on guys like Klein, Edmunds, and Poyer, who are prone to playing below-average to average at best in coverage.
I would expect a good dose of Logan Thomas when he’s matched up against one of these three, but Washington will need No. 82 to win his 1-v-1’s with one of the best coverage backers in the business if he’s looking to have an explosive game.
With Tre’Davious White on Terry McLaurin, I’d expect a lot of Logan Thomas this weekend. He’s proven to handle targets well throughout this season, it will be up to Turner and Heinicke to find their man in what looks like a good matchup for their TE1.