Braelon Allen, Wisconsin running back (⬆️ UP)
The Badgers freshman just keeps getting better and better. In Wisconsin’s’ 35-28 win over Nebraska on Saturday, Allen rushed for a career-high 228 yards and three touchdowns on 22 attempts -- an average of 10.4 yards per carry. He scored from 3, 53 and 71 yards out. Allen has rushed for 100+ yards in each of the last seven games, all Badgers wins. On the season, he leads the Big Ten in yards per carry (7.6), ranks second in rushing yards per game (106.2) and fifth in touchdowns (12). Pretty crazy considering he started the season fifth on the depth chart in the Badgers backfield.
Jonathan Taylor, former Wisconsin running back (⬆️ UP)
We don’t normally include former Badgers in the Midweek Stock Report, but did you see what Taylor did to Buffalo on Sunday? He rushed for 185 yards on 32 carries (5.8 average) and scored five total touchdowns -- three on the ground and one through the air. Unsurprisingly, he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Taylor has six runs of 30+ yards -- more than any other team in the NFL. What a week to be a Badgers running back.
Bobby Portis, Bucks forward (⬆️ UP)
BOBBY! BOBBY! BOBBY! The legend of Portis grows. He’s posted three straight double-doubles: 17 points and 13 rebounds against Oklahoma City and then 24-15 and 13-11 in the back-to-back contests vs. Orlando. He’s one double-double away from tying a career-long streak, set last April with four consecutive such performances.
Preston Smith, Packers linebacker (⬆️ UP)
On an injury-plagued defense, Smith continues to make plays. He was all up in the face of Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins on Sunday, tallying six tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and three QB hits. Smith has five sacks in 10 games, already one more than he posted last year.
Khris Middleton, Bucks forward (⬆️ UP)
Middleton isn’t exactly lighting up the box score each night, but he’s shooting the ball well. After missing eight contests due to COVID-19, Middleton is averaging 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists while shooting 40.9% from 3-point range over his first four games back on the floor. Plus, he became the franchise’s all-time leader in 3-point makes.