|Offense||13th||107.3 (16th)||242.3 (11th)|
|Defense||3rd||118.5 (23rd)||153.5 (1st)|
Bortles completed 18 of 26 passes for 33 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-0 win over the Colts. He also gained 11 yards on four carries and lost a fumble.
Bortles was quite efficient on the afternoon, but he also did damage with the deep ball by completing three passes of at least 45 yards. He connected with newfound red zone weapon Marcedes Lewis for a five-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter and likely could've done even more damage, had the team not turned it over to the running game with a large lead. Bortles has still yet to string together multiple effective outings, but he will have the luxury of a bye week before attempting to build on this performance against the Bengals in Week 9.
Ivory carried 17 times for 47 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-0 win over the Colts.
Ivory received the majority of the carries with Leonard Fournette (ankle) sidelined, but he could only manage a disappointing 2.8 yards per tote against a lackluster Colts defense. He managed to salvage his day from a fantasy perspective with a one-yard touchdown plunge on the opening drive, but there was plenty of production left to be had. Fournette could return after the team's bye to face the Bengals in Week 9, which would likely see Ivory's allotment of carries reduced back down to the single digits.
Nelson will be available for Sunday's game against the Lakers.
Nelson was signed after he was let go by the Nuggets and should provide the Pelicans with some quality point guard depth in Rajon Rondo's absence following sports hernia surgery. He may not play much in his first game with the team, but he'll compete with the likes of E'Twaun Moore and Ian Clark for minutes as a primary ball-handler behind Jrue Holiday.
Babbitt collected zero points (0-1 Fg, 0-1 3Pt) and two rebounds across six minutes during Sunday's game against the Nets.
Babbitt signed a one-year deal with Atlanta in August after spending last season with the Heat where he started in 55 games. Since the Hawks traded for Marco Belinelli and drafted John Collins this offseason, the 28-year-old will likely continue to be at the end of the bench going forward.
Taylor caught three of four targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 12-9 overtime win at Cleveland.
Taylor finished second on his team in receiving yards to tight end Delanie Walker, putting in a serviceable performance after hauling in his first career touchdown in a career-best 61-yard effort last week. Fellow rookie wide receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) will likely be back after Tennessee's Week 8 bye, which is bad news for Taylor's playing time moving forward.