Greg Ward Jr., WR, San Antonio Commanders
Mekale McKay is the leading receiver for the Commanders in both receptions and targets, but Ward isn’t far behind with 10 catches for 101 yards. He hasn’t scored a touchdown yet, but only because one was called back a week ago against the Fleet. Still, plenty of people around the organization were high on Ward coming out of training camp. He was a former quarterback at the University of Houston, but was too small to play the position in the pros. Still, he’s athletic and capable of making the transition to wide receiver. He’s even gotten some snaps in the punt return game.
The Commanders are going up against a terrific Birmingham Iron defense that is not only first in the AAF with seven points allowed per game, but locks down in the red zone. The matchup between Ward and this pass defense alone is big, but on top of that, McKay has a lower leg injury and did not practice on Thursday. Ward may be the go-to guy for San Antonio’s passing game in Week 4.