2. Former Cowboy who's (sort of) starring: Ezekiel Elliott
It's been great to see Elliott overcome his slow start with the Patriots. The two-time rushing champ isn't posting gaudy numbers -- his 3.9 yards per carry ranks 27th in the NFL -- but that can be attributed to New England having arguably the worst offense in the league.
Mac Jones has taken another giant step back, while the offensive line is a mess and the receiver room wouldn't scare a college defense.
Despite that, Elliott has been productive week in and week out. In Week 6, Elliott scored his first touchdown with the Patriots. He also turned back the clock to his rookie season when he took a screen pass 74 yards for a touchdown. It was sadly called back due to a holding penalty, but this was vintage Zeke.
Before the season, Rhamondre Stevenson was considered the undisputed bell-cow of New England's backfield, but Elliott's ability to gain tough yards between the tackles has allowed him to log close to 10 carries per game.
In Week 3 against the Jets, Zeke galloped for a season-high 80 yards on 16 carries. He already has 13 catches on the season, which is four less than what he posted last season in 15 games. He's made a bigger impact in Foxborough than anyone could have expected -- so much so that fans want him to be more involved.
Who saw that coming?