Ty Chandler - RB
With Cam Akers done for the season and Alexander Mattison struggling, Ty Chandler finally got his chance. While his rushing average wound up being minimal at the end of the day, Chandler proved why he deserves a role in the offense.
The run game lacks burst and explosive plays, but Chandler provided exactly that in his limited action early on Sunday. He scored his first career touchdown on a wildcat keeper near the goal line and had another long touchdown run called back with a penalty.
Alexander Mattison left with a concussion, and Chandler was forced into a larger role, and the Saints were able to withstand him as the lead back for the most part. Still, he rushed 15 times for 45 yards and a score.
He brings such a different pace to the backfield and should be a key player moving forward. Getting him out in space and getting him the ball as a receiver should be on the docket for the next few weeks.
Ty Chandler may never be a lead back, but he can certainly be a dynamic weapon in an offense that has a ton of playmakers all over the field. He has an insane amount of burst when attacking down the field, and it would be exciting to see him in that role more as the season moves along.