Studs and Duds: Week 11

Mon Nov 22 9:12am ET
By JEFF PAUR
Sr Fantasy Writer

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It was another crazy week in the NFL with plenty of upsets and big-time fantasy performances. We actually had two of the best fantasy performances of the entire season, seeing two running backs post crazy, big games. Hopefully, you were benefitted from one of those players. If you had either one, you likely won your game in Week 11.

Patriots 25, Falcons 0

Fantasy Stud:  Patriots defense. This unit produced like a No. 1 fantasy quarterback, which is saying something. They were unbelievable, shutting out the Falcons. The Patriots also allowed just 165 total yards and had four interceptions. New England returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown. The Patriots also had four sacks. It was a dominating performance for a defense. This unit has emerged as one of the best in football.

Fantasy Dud: Matt Ryan. Ryan had an awful game, going 19-of-28 for 153 yards with two interceptions. Ryan scored just 5.7 fantasy points. He had a solid start to his season but been really bad for fantasy teams lately. Ryan has fewer than 10 fantasy points three of four games. He is not usable for fantasy teams right now.

Game Notes: Some thought Wayne Gallman was going to get more work after his performance last week but that wasn’t the case. He ran just once for negative three yards. Qadree Ollison actually led the way at running back, running nine times for 34 yards.

Damien Harris returned from his concussion and had 10 carries for 56 yards. Rhamondre Stevenson had the most carries, though, running 12 times for 69 yards.

49ers 30, Jaguars 10

Fantasy Stud: Brandon Aiyuk. It took some time but Aiyuk is finally making some noise for his fantasy teams. He had seven receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. Aiyuk had a season high 21.5 fantasy points. He has at least 20 fantasy points two of three and double-digit points three of four. Aiyuk was dropped in a lot of leagues but is giving fantasy owners some hope going forward.

Fantasy Dud: Jeff Wilson. Wilson got a lot of hype, getting a chance to start for the 49ers this week. He got a lo to work but wasn’t much help to fantasy teams. He ran 19 times for just 50 yards, averaging 2.6 yards per carry. He also caught just a pass for eight yards. You expected better from Wilson in a favorable matchup and with the 49ers running so well offensively.

Game Notes: Deebo Samuel actually led the 49ers in rushing, running eight times for 79 yards and a touchdown. He had just one catch for 15 yards but his work on the ground made him a good fantasy play once again.

Laviska Shenault led the Jaguars in receptions, catching five passes for 50 yards. His reception total was his highest since Week 6.

Colts 41, Bills 15

Fantasy Stud: Jonathan Taylor. Taylor had one of the best all-time fantasy performances. He had 32 carries for 184 yards and four touchdowns. He also had three receptions for 19 yards and another touchdown, giving him five total touchdowns. Taylor scored an unbelievable 53.3 fantasy points. He has at least 20 fantasy points eight straight games. He is making a strong case for fantasy player of the year.

Fantasy Dud: Michael Pittman. The Colt scored a ton of points but got up big and ran a lot more than throw the ball, giving the options in the passing game little work. Pittman had a rare down game, catching two passes for 23 yards. His yardage total was his lowest of the season. He had at least 12 fantasy points four straight games before this performance.

Game Notes: Dawson Knox was a bright spot for the Bills, having six receptions for 80 yards. He led the Bills in both categories. Knox had a season high 10 targets in the game.

Josh Allen had his struggles, going 21-of-35 for 209 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. He just topped 20 fantasy points in the game.

Browns 13, Lions 10

Fantasy Stud: D’Andre Swift. Swift was most of the offense for the Lions. He had a big game, rushing 14 times for 135 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for no gain. He had 22.5 fantasy points and his first 100-yard game of the season. Swift is having a big season in an offense that has struggled much of the year. He has 20-plus fantasy points three of six games.

Fantasy Dud: Tim Boyle. There was likely just a few fantasy owners in all of the land that used him but he was awful regardless. Boyle was 15-of-23 for 77 yards with two interceptions. He proved he was not an upgrade for Jared Goff.

Game Notes: Nick Chubb had a 100-yard game, rushing 22 times for 130 yards. He also caught two passes for 14 yards, giving him 144 total yards. Chubb has four 100-yard rushing games this season.

Hockenson rebounded from his zero catch performance in Week 10. He had six receptions for 51 yards on eight targets.

Texans 22, Titans 13

Fantasy Stud: Tyrod Taylor. Taylor did not even throw for 110 yards but ran in two scores, giving him good fantasy production. He was 14-of-24 for 107 yards. He ran six times for 28 yards and two scores. Taylor gives this offense some real life when he is in at quarterback and is worth some spot starts in the right matchup.

Fantasy Dud: Brandin Cooks. There were a lot of duds in this one but Cooks gets the nod because of his favorable matchup. Cooks did next to nothing, catching two passes for 18 yards. His catch and yardage total was a season low for Cooks. He had just 3.8 fantasy points, which was another season low for Cooks.

Game Notes: A.J. Brown was banged up in this game and left early. He had five receptions for 48 yards. This is an injury to watch, so keep an eye on the player notes for the latest.

The Titans split the carries with three backs this week. Adrian Peterson ran eight times for 38 yards. Dontrell Hilliard had seven carries for 35 yards. And D’Onta Foreman ran seven times for 25 yards.

Ravens 16, Ravens 13

Fantasy Stud: Darnell Mooney. Mooney continues to lead the way at receiver for the Bears. He had five receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown. This was his second 100-yard game of the season. Mooney has touchdowns two straight and three of five games. He has become a real fantasy threat for his owners. 

Fantasy Dud: Justin Fields. Fields left the game early with some sort of rib injury but did nothing before getting hurt. He was 4-of-11 for 79 yards and ran four times for 23 yards. He started to show some signs of breaking out the last few weeks but this injury and performance give you some concern for him going forward.

Game Notes: Tyler Huntley started for the Ravens with Lamar Jackson out sick. He performed alright, leading his team to a comeback victory late. He was 26-of-36 for 219 yards with an intesrcpeoitn. He also ran seven times for 40 yards.

Latavius Murray returned to action but had fewer carries than Devonta Freeman. Murray had 10 carries for 32 yards while Freeman ran 16 times for 49 yards and a touchdown. Freeman also had six receptions for 30 yards.

Vikings 34, Packers 31

Fantasy Stud: Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers put his poor game last week behind him in a hurry, torching the Vikings secondary throughout the game. He was 23-of-33 for 385 yards and four touchdowns without a turnover. This was his second four-touchdown game of the season. It was his first game topping 30 fantasy points, though.

Fantasy Dud: Tyler Conklin. Nearly every player had a good fantasy showing in this game, but Conklin was one of the few down performers. He had three receptions for 35 yards. He had double-digit fantasy points three of four games before this game. He was getting lot of weeks looks. Conklin was targeted just three times, his lowest amount of targets since Week 5.

Game Notes: Justin Jefferson topped 140 yards for the second straight game. He had eight receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 10 targets.

Davante Adams had his fourth 100-yard game. He had seven receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns, his first multiple touchdown game of the season.

Dolphins 24, Jets 17

Fantasy Stud: Elijah Moore. Moore continued his big-time ascent in this offense. He had eight receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown. Moore also ran once for 15 yards, giving him 156 total yards. This was his first 100-yard game. He has at least 13 fantasy points four straight games, including two games with 27-plus points.

Fantasy Dud: Corey Davis. Davis caught three passes for 35 yards. He had a big game the previous week, so expectations were better for Davis. He was targeted seven times but only converted three of those to catches. Davis could be up and down like this going forward for fantasy teams, especially with Moore emerging.

Game Notes: Jaylen Waddle had eight receptions for 65 yards and ran in a one-yard score. He topped 20 fantasy points. Waddle has eight receptions two of his last three games.

Tua Tagovailoa played well in his return to a starting role. His finger injury doesn’t look to be a factor, finishing 27-of-33 for 273 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.

Running back Michael Carter suffered an ankle injury and left the game early. The Jets didn’t know the severity of the injury after the game, but this is certainly one to keep an eye on. Carter has been playing well as the starter for the Jets.

Eagles 40, Saints 29

Fantasy Stud: Jalen Hurts. Hurts didn’t throw a touchdown pass but that didn’t matter to his fantasy owners. He had another huge day on the ground, running 18 times for 69 yards and three touchdowns. He was 13-of-24 passing for 147 yards without a touchdown or an interception. Hurts had more than 30 fantasy points for the third time this season.

Fantasy Dud: Deonte Harris. Harris was getting some play because of some production in recent weeks, but he disappeared this game. He caught two passes for 11 yards. He had two straight games with 50-plus yards before this one. He is going to be a hard player to trust in an offense with a lot of receivers getting playing time.

Game Notes: Jordan Howard suffered a knee injury in the third quarter and was unable to return to the game. He ran 10 times for 63 had before the injury. Miles Sanders looked good in his return to the lineup if you take away his fumble. He ran 16 times for 94 yards.

Trevor Siemian had four total touchdowns. He was 22-of-40 for 214 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. He also ran two times for 16 yards and a touchdown. Siemian has multiple touchdowns three straight games.

Washington 27, Carolina 21

Fantasy Stud: Taylor Heinicke. Heinicke had a great showing against one of the best defenses in football. He missed on just six passes, going 16-of-22 for 206 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover. This was his third three-touchdown game of the season. Heinicke is making a case to be the long-term starter for Washington. He has made plays with his chances.

Fantasy Dud: Antonio Gibson. Gibson did not have a bad day running the ball but his fantasy performance was not a goo done. He ran 19 times for 95 yards but didn’t catch a single pass, meaning he finished with fewer than double-digit fantasy points. His lack of involvement in the passing game is really limiting his fantasy value. He has fewer than double-digit points four of five games.

Game Notes: Christian McCaffrey had his usual big game. He ran 10 times for 59 yards and caught seven passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. So he had 119 total yards and a score.

Terry McLaurin had his fourth 100-yard game. He finished with five receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown. He has 100-yard games two of four.

Bengals 32, Raiders 13

Fantasy Stud: Joe Mixon. Mixon was one of the few big-time performers in this game. He had 30 carries for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Mixon didn’t catch a pass but that didn’t matter because of his big rushing totals. Mixon has 24-plus points three straight and four of five games. He has been a steady producer all season for his fantasy owners.

Fantasy Dud: Joe Burrow. Burrow didn’t play bad but he was little help to his fantasy owners. He didn’t even hit 150-passing yards. He was 20-of-29 for 148 yards and a touchdown with a lost fumble. Burrow scored just 12.5 fantasy points. He is in a bit of a funk right now, having fewer than 13 points two straight games.

Game Notes: Darren Waller hit the 100-yard mark for the first time since the first week of the season. He had seven receptions for 116 yards.

Ja’Marr Chase scored his eighth touchdown of the season. He had three receptions for 32 yards and a score. He has touchdowns three of four games.

Chiefs 19, Cowboys 9

Fantasy Stud: Chiefs defense. The Chiefs defense has made quite the turnaround. This unit shut down maybe the best offense in football. The Cowboys offense did not score a touchdown and had at least two touchdowns every game this year. Kansas City held them to 276 total yards of offense. The Chiefs had two interceptions, five sacks and a fumble recovery. It was quite the performance. This defense is fantasy relevant once again.

Fantasy Dud: Dak Prescott. Prescott struggled for the second straight game, which was a surprising performance in a game that was expected to be high scoring. Prescott failed to score a touchdown and was intercepted twice with a lost fumble. So he had three turnovers without a score. Prescott did not even have double-digit fantasy points, scoring just 8.8. You just expect much better from him, especially in an offense with so many offensive weapons.

Game Notes: CeeDee Lamb was knocked from the game early because of a concussion. With the team on a short week, he might be in danger of missing the Week 12 game. Stay tuned.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire returned from his knee injury and led the team in carries. He ran 12 times for 63 yards and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 13 yards. Darrel Williams had five carries for 15 yards as the No. 2 back.

Cardinals 23, Seahawks 13

Fantasy Stud: Zach Ertz. Ertz was the favorite target of Colt McCoy in Week 11. He had season highs in receptions and yards, catching eight passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns. He scored 28.8 fantasy points. He still might be a little up and down in an offense with a lot of talent, but this game showed his ceiling can be very high.

Fantasy Dud: Russell Wilson. Wilson continued his struggles since returning from his finger injury. He failed to score a touchdown for the second straight game. He was 14-of-26 for 207 yards. Wilson and the entire Seahawks offense is a bit of a mess right now. Wilson has fewer than 12 fantasy points his last three games.

Game Notes: Colt McCoy looked much better in his start this week, winning a road game in a tough environment. He was 35-of-44 for 328 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover.

Rondale Moore got a workout at receiver, catching a career-high 11 passes for 51 yards. He had double-digit fantasy points for the first time since Week 5.

Chargers 41, Steelers 37

Fantasy Stud: Austin Ekeler. Ekeler tried to match Jonathan Taylor’s huge game from earlier in the day and came close. Ekeler found the end zone four times. He ran 11 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns. He also had six receptions for 65 yards and two touchdowns. So he had 115 total yards and four scores. Ekeler now has 13 total touchdowns for the season.

Fantasy Dud: Jared Cook. There were huge fantasy games all over the place in this one, but Cook was one of the few starters on either side of the ball that did little. He had three receptions for 28 yards. Cook has been uneven much of the year, though, having four games with double-digit fantasy points and six others with fewer than six points.

Game Notes: Justin Herbert did a little bit of everything. He led the Chargers in rushing in addition to big passing numbers. He was 30-of-41 for 382 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. He also ran nine times for 90 yards. This was his fourth game this season with 33-plus fantasy points.

Mike Williams had his best game in several weeks. He had five receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown. It was his first score since Week 5.

Jeff Paur is a two-time finalist for FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year and won the FSWA award for Best Fantasy Football Article on the Web in 2011. He also was the most accurate expert in 2012, winning the FSTA Fantasy Football Accuracy Award. If you have any questions for Jeff, email him at jeff@rtsports.com. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffpaur.

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J.J. Watt Dec 2 2:00pm ET
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Boston Scott Dec 2 1:50pm ET
Boston Scott

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (illness) missed his second straight practice of the week on Thursday with a non-COVID-19-related illness. A second straight practice has put Scott's status up in the air for the Week 13 game against the New York Jets. And with Jordan Howard (knee) unlikely to return this Sunday, Miles Sanders could have a stranglehold on backfield touches in an excellent matchup if Scott cannot play this weekend. But the 26-year-old still has a chance to get back on the field for practice on Friday, which would put him on track to play. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell would have a much bigger pass-catching role and could be worth a flex play in deeper PPR leagues if Scott and Howard are both inactive.

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Jordan Howard Dec 2 1:50pm ET
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Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (knee) missed another day of practice on Thursday and has yet to practice this week after missing the Week 12 loss to the New York Giants. A multi-week absence was never out of the question when Howard was injured in Week 11, so fantasy managers shouldn't have been expecting to have him available for this Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Miles Sanders and Boston Scott split the workload last Sunday, but Scott has now missed two practices this week with an illness. If both Howard and Scott are inactive in Week 13, Miles Sanders will be a strong RB2 play, while rookie Kenneth Gainwell might be worth a look in a flex spot in deep PPR leagues.

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Russell Wilson Dec 2 1:40pm ET
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Corey Davis Dec 2 1:40pm ET
Corey Davis

New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis (groin) was absent from practice again on Thursday. Davis said on Wednesday that he's feeling better than he did last week, but that hasn't manifested itself yet on the practice field. With Davis missing last week's win over the Houston Texans, he's looking very questionable to play in Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles. If he returns, he should be rookie quarterback Zach Wilson's go-to target alongside impressive rookie Elijah Moore. But the longer Davis remains out of practice, the more likely it is that he'll miss his second straight contest. With Keelan Cole on the COVID-19 list, Moore, Jamison Crowder and Braxton Berrios would be the team's top three receivers if Davis misses another game.

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Melvin Gordon Dec 2 1:20pm ET
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Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (hip, shoulder) is 50-50 to play on Sunday night against the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Vic Fangio. Gordon injured his hip on his first carry of the game in the Week 12 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, but he returned immediately and finished out the game. But the 28-year-old missed practice on Wednesday, won't practice Thursday and is looking iffy to play in Week 13. Gordon is averaging a solid 4.5 yards per carry and has seven total touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving) while sharing touches pretty much down the middle with impressive rookie Javonte Williams through 12 weeks. If Gordon is limited at all or out entirely against KC, Williams would become a must-play in fantasy.

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Kadarius Toney Dec 2 12:50pm ET
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Braxton Berrios Dec 2 12:50pm ET
Braxton Berrios

New York Jets wide receiver Braxton Berrios put together a couple surprisingly solid performances to begin the season. However, his fantasy appeal has disappeared since then. In fact, Berrios has three or less targets in every game since Week 3. Last week, Berrios hauled in two receptions for 47 yards in the win over the Houston Texans. He could be involved with Corey Davis (groin) banged up and Keelan Cole Sr. (Covid) sidelined. That being said, Berrios could see more action than normal during the Week 13 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. At the moment, Berrios isn't someone worth starting in almost any formats. Berrios should be more involved, assuming Davis sits out alongside Cole. However, it sounds like Davis should suit up, which means Berrios might only see a handful of targets at best.

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Jamison Crowder Dec 2 12:40pm ET
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New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore has been much more involved in the offense since the Week 6 bye. In fact, Moore has seen six or more targets in each of his last five games. That trend should continue against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13. A defense that ranks 23rd in pass DVOA this season. This certainly appears to be a favorable matchup for Moore despite him and quarterback Zach Wilson having little playing time together. That being said, Moore is worth a look as a flex play in most fantasy formats for this Week 13 matchup.

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T.J. Watt Dec 2 12:30pm ET
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Ty Johnson Dec 2 12:20pm ET
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New York Jets running back Ty Johnson saw only six carries despite Michael Carter (ankle) being out last week. Although, those six carries were actually Johnson's highest total since Week 2. Despite that, Johnson wasn't able to do much with his chances with Tevin Coleman and Austin Walter getting a majority of the carries. It's uncertain if Walter will play during the Week 13 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. His absence could mean more chances for Johnson. Although, there's not a lot of upside for Johnson with Zach Wilson under center. Fantasy managers should consider him a low-end flex option in deep leagues. There's PPR value here with Johnson, but his workload is uncertain.

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Phillip Lindsay Dec 2 12:20pm ET
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Miami Dolphins running back Phillip Lindsay (ankle) was not seen at practice on Thursday at the portion open to the media. Lindsay was a limited practice participant on Wednesday, so this would represent a downgrade if he in fact is listed as missing Thursday's session. Friday will be big for the former Houston Texan and Denver Broncos as the Dolphins head into their Week 13 game against the New York Giants. The 27-year-old played 20% of the offensive snaps in his team debut in the Week 12 win over the Carolina Panthers, seeing a season-high 12 carries for 42 yards. That's a good sign for Lindsay, but Myles Gaskin remains Miami's lead back. If Lindsay cannot play this Sunday, Salvon Ahmed, who played 18% of the snaps and had five carries, will see more playing time as Gaskin's backup.

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Tevin Coleman Dec 2 12:10pm ET
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New York Jets running back Tevin Coleman took over the lead back job for last week's matchup against the Houston Texans. He rushed 11 times for 67 yards and hauled in two receptions for three additional yards. It was surprisingly a decent outing from Coleman, but fantasy managers shouldn't get too excited. The Jets offensive line is horrendous and it was tough for Michael Carter (ankle) to have any success when he was healthy. His absence should mean another start for Coleman, but it doesn't guarantee success. The Philadelphia Eagles are ranked 16th in rush DVOA this season. This isn't a favorable matchup, but Coleman does have some deep league flex appeal for this Week 13 matchup. The touches should be there without Carter available, but the results are tough to predict.

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J.D. McKissic Dec 2 12:10pm ET
J.D. McKissic

Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol and didn't practice for a second straight day on Thursday. McKissic scored the team's only two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in the Monday night win over the Seattle Seahawks, but he suffered a head/neck injury late in the game and is now seriously in danger of missing the Week 13 contest against the Las Vegas Raiders. Antonio Gibson would be in line for a huge workload against a vulnerable Raiders run defense if McKissic is unable to play, giving him easy RB1 upside. Rookie Jaret Patterson would see a bigger role behind Gibson if McKissic is unable to play, but it's debatable whether he'll have standalone value. Friday's practice will be big for McKissic's weekend status.

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Miles Sanders Dec 2 12:00pm ET
Miles Sanders

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) said he feels good and expects to play on Sunday in a plus matchup against the Jets. With Jalen Hurts (ankle) also battling an ankle injury, head coach Nick Sirianni had mentioned that Hurts would likely run less this weekend. That would likely mean more carries for Sanders and Boston Scott, especially with Jordan Howard still banged up and unlikely to play. Given the strong matchup, both Sanders and Scott could be started this weekend, with Sanders being a risky RB2 option with clear upside.

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