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Younghoe Koo A Starting Option

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo is a terrific start this week against Las Vegas. Last week, the kicker hit three field goals, including two from over 50 yards. Overall, Koo has gone 24-for-25 in field goals this season and 18-for-21 in extra points. The Raiders rank in the middle against fantasy kickers, so he is a great starting option.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 20:54:52


Falcons Defense Should Stay Benched

The Atlanta Falcons Defense should stay benched this week when the Las Vegas Raiders come to town. Las Vegas has a capable QB in Derek Carr, along with solid weapons such as Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, and Nelson Agholor. Meanwhile, Atlanta has allowed at least 20 points in nine of 10 games. The unit has also dealt with injuries throughout the season and that has hindered its overall strength. There are better options to start this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 20:50:41


Hayden Hurst A Low-End TE1 If Active In Week 12

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst is a low-end TE1 this week if active. The TE is currently dealing with an ankle injury and it remains to be seen if he plays. Hurst got nothing last week on two targets but has generally been decent this season. He has gotten at least 50 yards and six targets in six of 10 games this season, so he does bring the potential for some solid numbers. The Raiders are middle-tier against fantasy tight ends, so Hurst is certainly worth starting if he plays. Managers can only hope last week's performance was an outlier.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 20:44:44


Russell Gage In Flex Conversation

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is in the flex conversation this week. Due to Julio Jones going down with an injury last week, Gage had seven receptions for 58 yards on 12 targets. This week, Jones is still dealing with a hamstring injury and may be a game-time decision. If Jones doesn't play, Gage is the biggest player to benefit and would be a flex piece to start this week. Nevertheless, there is a bit of risk considering the WR has only posted over 50 yards in four games and doesn't necessarily get all the attention even when Jones is out. Still, he's the best guy to trust for fantasy over Olamide Zaccheaus and Christian Blake. The Raiders are middle-tier against fantasy wideouts.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 20:36:18


Calvin Ridley A Low-End WR1 In Week 12

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is a low-end WR1 this week against the Raiders. It's worth noting he is dealing with a foot injury right now, but there is no sign that his status for Sunday is in jeopardy. Ridley posted five receptions for 90 yards on nine targets last week and has gotten at least 90 yards in five of nine games. He has also seen at least seven targets in seven of nine games. With Julio Jones ailing, Ridley could see more looks on Sunday if Jones doesn't play. Regardless, he remains a solid play due to his weekly volume and consistency.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 20:29:52


Julio Jones A Low-End WR1 This Week If Active

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is currently dealing with a hamstring injury and could be a game-time decision this week against the Raiders. Thus, if he plays, he will be a lower-end WR1 and certainly a riskier option to start considering his injury. Last week, Jones only managed two receptions for 39 yards on two targets. When healthy this season, the WR has seen his usual volume and put up fantastic numbers, including three 100-yard games. Nevertheless, proceed with caution this week on Jones and monitor his status closely. If he cannot play, Russell Gage would see an uptick in value.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 20:24:05


Todd Gurley II A Low-End RB1 In Week 12

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II is a low-end RB1 this week versus the Raiders. The RB is coming off a season-low eight carries for 26 yards but has nevertheless remained decent on this offense. Gurley still has had double-digit carries in nine of 10 games and has rushed for over 50 yards in seven of 10 games. That volume and the fact that the Raiders allow the fourth-most points to fantasy backs makes Gurley a solid play. He is dealing with a knee injury, so his status is worth monitoring.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 20:15:56


Matt Ryan A Low-End QB1 Against Raiders

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is a low-end QB1 against the Raiders this weekend. Ryan has been a bit streaky this season and posted 232 yards and two picks last week. Overall, he has thrown for over 300 yards in only three of 10 games this season and only has four games with multiple passing touchdowns. The Raiders allow the ninth-most points to fantasy QBs, so this is a good week to start Ryan if you have him.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 20:09:05


Packers Defense Has Juicy Matchup With Bears

We still don't know who the Chicago Bears will start at quarterback between Nick Foles (hip) and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) -- Foles didn't practice on Wednesday but Trubisky practiced in full -- but either way, the Packers Defense will be a strong start in all fantasy formats in Week 12. The Bears seem to be leaning towards Trubisky, who hasn't started since Week 3 and was benched for Foles in the same game. Chicago's offense ranks 31st in the NFL in total offense and scoring and 25th in passing, having failed to score more than 23 points in a game since Week 3. Both Foles and Trubisky have struggled under center in this offense in 2020, but Trubisky could give desperate managers in superflex leagues a bit more upside because of his rushing ability if he starts.

Source: NFL.com - Grant Gordon

2020-11-25 19:32:58


Sam Darnold Back At Practice

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) was expected to be a limited practice participant on Wednesday in his return, with head coach Adam Gase saying Darnold will do "quite a bit." Darnold has missed the last two games with a right shoulder injury, but his return to practice bodes well for his chances of making a return this weekend against the division-rival Dolphins. The Jets would love to see what he can do with wide receivers Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder and rookie Denzel Mims all finally healthy, but Darnold remains questionable for Week 12 for now. Veteran Joe Flacco actually hasn't been terrible in losses to the Patriots and the Chargers, but Darnold will be the starter when healthy. If Darnold returns this week, he'll be a low-end QB2 for desperate fantasy managers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 19:17:47


Adam Humphries Returns To Practice

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said that wide receiver Adam Humphries (concussion) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) were both scheduled to practice on Wednesday. It gives both players a chance to suit up in Week 12 against the division-rival Colts. Humphries hasn't played suffering his head injury in Week 8 against the Bengals. The 27-year-old from Clemson has been a fantasy afterthought this year with just 22 receptions for 219 yards and two touchdowns in six games. In this run-first offense, he's third on the receiving pecking order behind A.J. Brown and Corey Davis. If Humphries returns this weekend, he should be avoided against the Colts Defense, one of the top units in the NFL.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 19:10:54


Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins Still On Injury Report

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (shoulder) was a limited practice participant on Wednesday, while wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (illness) sat out. Murray suffered the shoulder injury in last Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, but he played through it and should be fine to face the Patriots in Week 12. Hopkins is dealing with a non-COVID-19-related illness, so he should also be fine to play Sunday. The All-Pro receiver has had some down games for his fantasy managers and will be facing a tough matchup with All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore this weekend, but he's still a top-five fantasy option at his position. Similarly, Murray should be treated as a top-five fantasy signal-caller.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 19:05:49


Calais Campbell, Two Offensive Lineman Go On COVID-19 List

The Baltimore Ravens placed defensive end Calais Campbell and offensive linemen Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. Because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Ravens organization this week, the NFL moved the Ravens-Steelers Thursday night Thanksgiving matchup to Sunday afternoon. It's unclear if these three players actually tested positive for the virus, but if they did, they will be out for Week 12 against Pittsburgh. Campbell, a five-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher, has been out since Week 9 due to an injury. Baltimore's defense could really use the veteran to slow down the undefeated Steelers offense. The Ravens Defense is still a fringe starting unit in fantasy, but this would surely be the week to fade them if you have better options.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:59:54


Myles Gaskin Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

The Miami Dolphins designated running back Myles Gaskin (knee) to return from Injured Reserve on Wednesday. The club also activated defensive tackle Christian Wilkins from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Gaskin practiced in a non-contact jersey on Wednesday, but his activation from IR doesn't necessarily ensure that he'll play in Week 12 against the Jets. In fact, fantasy managers probably shouldn't expect the 23-year-old back in a featured role for Miami until Week 13 against the Bengals. Check to make sure he's not on your league's waiver wire. If he is available, pick him up now, as he should be the team's most fantasy relevant back when he's back to full health. Rookie Salvon Ahmed should retain RB2 upside in an excellent matchup this weekend if Gaskin is inactive for another game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:52:25


Eagles Defense Not A Recommended Week 12 Option

The Philadelphia Eagles Defense is not a recommended option for Week 12 fantasy lineups. With a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football on tap, the Eagles could easily find themselves in a shootout with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to close out Week 12. The Eagles defense has had its moments this season, finishing as a top-nine fantasy defense five times, but then also finishing outside of the top-20 five times. This week is much more likely to be of the "outside of the top-20" variety.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:52:21


Jake Elliott Not Worth Starting In Week 12

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is not worth a starting spot in most Week 12 fantasy lineups. Elliott has made 10 of his 14 field goal attempts this season and all 14 of his extra point tries. He's been solid when called on, but he's been so rarely called on due to the team's general struggles on offense, that he's only finished as a top-20 fantasy kicker in three of his 10 games. Almost all leagues will have a higher-upside kicker on the waiver wire.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:42:43


Tua Tagovailoa Limited In Practice Wednesday

Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice with a left thumb injury. This doesn't seem like an injury that would keep Tagovailoa out of action in Week 12 against the winless Jets, but it's something to watch the next few days. The Alabama product struggled mightily for the first time in four starts against the Broncos last week and was benched in the fourth quarter. The Dolphins continue to say that Tagovailoa remains their starter under center, but his performances in his first four career starts definitely have left a lot to be desired from a fantasy standpoint. The 22-year-old has yet to throw a pick but has gone over 200 yards passing just once. The matchup against the Jets is a juicy one, but the left-handed QB remains nothing more than a QB2 for fantasy managers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:40:05


Zach Ertz Could Return For Week 12

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) is "trending in the right direction" to play in Week 12, according to coach Doug Pederson. Ertz hasn't played since Week 6 due to a high-ankle sprain, but he's been able to practice and seems likely to take the field against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. For as bad as the Seahawks Defense has been overall, they've actually held opposing tight ends to the fifth-fewest fantasy points, so it may not be the best matchup for a player returning from injury. Combine that with the overall struggles of the Eagles offense and the presence of a seemingly much more effective Dallas Goedert also at tight end, and Ertz is more of a wait-and-see than a must start this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:38:20


Dallas Goedert A Top Tight End Option In Week 12

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is a top-six tight end choice on Monday Night Football in Week 12. The Eagles take on the Seattle Seahawks, and despite how horrendous they've been on defense, they are actually allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Still, Goedert is more than good enough and runs plenty of wide receiver-type routes. He shouldn't have too much trouble at least repeating his Week 11 performance of five catches for 77 yards and a score. Even if Zach Ertz (ankle) returns in Week 12, Goedert is an upside TE1.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:30:15


Alshon Jeffery Nowhere Near The Fantasy Radar

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is nowhere near the fantasy radar despite an excellent on-paper matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12. Jeffery has now played in two games this season but has yet to record an offensive statistic other than three targets he's been unable to catch. Jeffery played 18 offensive snaps in Week 10 and saw just one target, then played just five snaps in Week 11 and saw two targets. He's clearly either not healthy yet or just not part of the game plan. Either way, he's completely unstartable in all formats and should likely be on most waiver wires.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:25:00


Greg Ward Only A Deep League Option In Week 12

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward is only an option in the deepest PPR fantasy leagues in Week 12. With bye weeks done and the player pool much deeper, Ward is falling further and further down in the wide receiver rankings. He's been useful on the field, catching short passes and serving as another safety valve for struggling quarterback Carson Wentz, but Ward has only finished as a top-15 fantasy receiver once this season. He'll continue in his role as an effective "real life" football player, but is unlikely to make much fantasy noise, even with a pristine matchup against a Seahawks Defense that essentially does not exist.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:19:09


Jalen Reagor Has The Best Matchup In Week 12

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor has the best matchup of his NFL career on Monday Night Football in Week 12. Taking on the laughable Seattle Seahawks secondary, Reagor should be able to feast on Thanksgiving week as long as Carson Wentz can play even slightly below-average football. Unfortunately, that's anything but a given so far this season. Reagor hasn't been extremely productive this year, finishing as a WR3 or better only once this season, but he's remained heavily involved in the passing game and shouldn't have trouble getting open against the Seahawks. He's a WR4 this week, but with plenty more upside than others ranked near him.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:15:53


Wil Lutz A Great Start In Week 12

New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz is a fantastic start this week against the Broncos. Lutz has gone 19-for-21 in field-goal attempts this season and 34-for-34 in extra-point attempts. The Broncos allow the third-most points to fantasy kickers, meaning Lutz is a solid play this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:10:04


Travis Fulgham Tough To Trust Despite An Excellent Matchup

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham is tough to trust in Week 12 lineups despite an excellent matchup against the Seattle Seahawks "defense" on Monday Night Football. Fulgham was a legitimate WR1 for a few weeks earlier this season, but has now gone two straight weeks with identical stat lines: one catch for eight yards. He's still seen 12 targets in those games combined, so there's hope that he can somewhat put things back together, but the Eagles offense as a whole has looked like one of the worst in the NFL, making it hard to place Fulgham in a fantasy lineup after seeing him put up 0.8 fantasy points in standard scoring two weeks in a row.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:09:58


Boston Scott Back To His Backup Role

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott has settled into his backup change-of-pace role since the return of Miles Sanders from a knee injury. Scott has done well with his limited chances but still isn't getting enough volume to be a trustworthy standalone starter in most fantasy formats. Last week, Scott turned eight touches (five runs and three catches) into 50 total yards. He's a solid and talented NFL running back, but he won't be worth starting in most formats unless Sanders is forced to miss more time.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:06:09


Saints Defense A Strong Play In Week 12

The New Orleans Saints Defense is one of the strongest plays of the week heading into Week 12. The unit compiled eight sacks and two picks against a normally potent Falcons offense last week. Now facing the Broncos this week, this unit has the potential to make some real noise against a Denver offense that features a young and turnover-prone QB in Drew Lock.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:06:09


Miles Sanders Has Some Upside In Week 12

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has some nice upside in a Week 12 Monday Night Football matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks Defense has been 23rd in the league against opposing running backs, and with Sanders getting the lion's share of carries in this backfield, he's an easy RB1 choice with plenty of upside. Despite how much the Eagles have been struggling on offense, the Seattle defense hasn't been able to slow anyone down. This is unlikely to be the week that changes.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 18:02:33


Jared Cook A Low-End TE2 In Week 12

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook should be considered a lower-end TE2 in Week 12. Cook has struggled the past two games, only getting one reception for six yards on three targets. In nine games played this season, the TE has only eclipsed 50 yards three times. His role has been smaller than many fantasy managers had hoped for this season, and this makes Cook a risky play going forward. Only start him this week if you are lacking other options at TE, but it's worth noting the Broncos present a stiff matchup for fantasy TEs.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 17:57:37


Carson Wentz Has An Excellent Week 12 Matchup

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been anything but good on the field this season, but he's still been the 14th-best quarterback in standard scoring fantasy formats. He's thrown two or more touchdowns in five of the past six games, and is always a threat to score on the ground. He's firmly in that category of QB where if he plays for your real NFL team, you hate him, but if he plays for your fantasy team, you're okay with him (especially in 2QB and Superflex formats). Week 12 presents an excellent fantasy matchup, as the Seahawks Defense is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks by a significant margin. If Wentz and the Eagles offense can't "get right" in this prime Monday Night Football matchup, then we may finally see Jalen Hurts do more than just run a predictable running play when he's on the field. Wentz, despite the pristine matchup, is a QB2 this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 17:57:30


Allen Robinson II's Value Unclear With Murky QB Situation

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II will go up against a Packers Defense in Week 12 that is allowing the 10th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers. The Bears offense has been putrid all season but that hasn't affected Robinson from having another strong season. The 27-year-old is averaging 9.5 targets this season with 63 receptions, 755 yards and three touchdowns. The only snag in Week 12 from ranking Robinson as a WR1 is that the Bears do not know who their quarterback will be between Nick Foles (hip) and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder). This uncertainty could impact Robinson's value heading into Week 12 and a decision on who will start may not come until Friday.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-11-25 17:48:39


Emmanuel Sanders A Flex Play For Week 12

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders should only be considered a flex piece this week against one of his former squads, the Broncos. Sanders has been streaky this season, to say the least. The WR posted four receptions for 66 yards on five targets last week but only had six total targets in the two games prior. In addition, the WR has only gotten more than 56 yards in four of eight games played. That sort of inconsistency makes him a risky play, and thus he should only be worthy of a flex play this week against a Broncos team that is middle-tier against fantasy wideouts.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 17:44:31


Michael Thomas A WR1 Against Broncos

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is a WR1 against Denver on Sunday. He is currently still nursing that ankle injury that caused him to miss several games, but there is no sign right now that he is in danger of missing the game. Thomas posted his best numbers of the season last week, getting nine receptions for 104 yards on 12 targets. It was also a great sign that he had rapport with QB Taysom Hill. As he is bound to draw a number of targets due to his role as the WR1 on the team, Thomas is a solid play against a Denver team that ranks in the middle against fantasy wideouts.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 17:38:22


Mitchell Trubisky May Have Inside Track To Start In Week 12

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky may have the inside track to start in Week 12 against the Packers, according to Chicago Tribune beat writer Brad Biggs. NFL's Ian Rapoport also has recently tweeted that Trubisky's right shoulder is healthier than Nick Foles hip at this time. The Bears season is teetering on disaster and, at 5-5, are in a must-win situation against NFC North leader the Packers. The move to go back to Trubisky is rooted mostly in the quarterback's ability to use his legs and athleticism outside of the pocket behind a banged-up offensive line. The veteran Foles has been a major disappointment, displaying a lack of accuracy and efficiency. The official news may not drop until after the holiday but neither quarterback will be fantasy viable in Week 12.

Source: Luis Medina

2020-11-25 17:32:10


Latavius Murray A Flex For Week 12

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray is a flex option for Week 12. Murray posted 12 carries for 49 yards along with two receptions for 36 yards on two targets last week. The back has had a generally stable role behind Alvin Kamara this season and has gotten at least eight carries in nine of 10 games. He also has at least 47 rushing yards in six of ten games. This supports Murray's value as a fantasy flex and he is worth considering against a Broncos squad that is middle-of-the-pack against fantasy backs.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 17:31:42


Alvin Kamara An RB1 In Week 12

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is an RB1 against Denver on Sunday. Kamara is dealing with a foot injury right now, but there is no indication that he is in jeopardy of missing the contest. The RB has a total of five touchdowns in the past three games and remains an integral factor in the rushing and passing game. Kamara has double-digit carries and at least seven targets in seven of 10 games. He remains a solid start against a Broncos squad that is middle-tier against fantasy backs.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 17:26:58


Robert Tonyan's Role Could Expand Against Bears

Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan could factor heavily in the team's passing game against the Bears in Week 12. Tonyan found the end zone for the first time since Week 4 and caught five passes for 44 yards last week. He will go up against a Bears Defense that is allowing the ninth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, including six touchdowns to the position this season. Tonyan may not post top-five fantasy numbers among tight ends in Week 12 but has a solid floor to work with as the Bears have allowed 11 different tight ends to post six or more fantasy points against them.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-25 17:25:44


Marquez Valdes-Scantling A Dicey Play In Week 12

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling will go up against a tough Bears Defense in Week 12. Valdes-Scantling has been wildly inconsistent this season but came down with a huge 47-yard catch to help tie the game at the end of regulation last week and is two games removed from a 149-yard performance. But he will face a Bears defense that is allowing the third fewest fantasy points to receivers this season and have allowed only five touchdowns to the position. The Bears certainly can be expected to key in on star teammate Davante Adams, so Valdes-Scantling could see some extra targets in single coverage. But the Bears defense is talented enough to make fantasy teams pause before they insert Valdes-Scantling into lineups. There should be sturdier options out there as Valdes-Scantling will rank no higher than a WR5/6 option in Week 12.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-25 17:21:37


Taysom Hill A Low-End QB1 In Week 12

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill is a low-end QB1 against the Broncos in Week 12. Hill had an impressive debut as a starter in Week 11, getting 233 passing yards and 10 carries for 49 yards and two touchdowns. His rushing prowess makes him a more valuable fantasy player. The Broncos are middle-tier against fantasy QBs, making Hill a great streaming option for this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 17:19:50


Philip Rivers Misses Practice Wednesday

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (toe) didn't practice on Wednesday, but head coach Frank Reich said Rivers was held out as a precaution and could practice if needed after he bruised his toe in the Week 11 win over the Packers. Thursday is a scheduled off day for the whole team, so the veteran signal-caller will get a couple days to rest before taking on the division-rival Titans in Week 12 on Sunday. Rivers' first year with Indy got off to a rough start, but he's been hot of late and threw for 308 yards and a touchdown in a win over Tennessee in their first meeting just two weeks ago. He had three touchdown passes against Green Bay. Despite the recent increased production, Rivers is best suited as a QB2 for fantasy managers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 17:18:21


Davante Adams To Face Stingy Bears Secondary In Week 12

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams will go up against a Bears secondary that is allowing the third fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. The matchup is tough but nothing seems to stop Adams these days. The 28-year-old is one of the hottest fantasy players in the game right now, posting 45 receptions for 594 yards and eight touchdowns over his last five games. Adams is averaging 11.1 targets a game for the season and will face a Bears Defense that has allowed five touchdowns to receivers all season. The matchup may seem daunting, but Adams needs to be active in all starting lineups across all fantasy formats for Week 12.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-25 17:17:14


David Montgomery Has Cleared Protocol, Expected To Play

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (concussion) has cleared league protocol's, setting him up to return to the lineup in Week 12 against the Packers. Montgomery was unable to play last week but is poised to make his return to a Bears offense that is struggling immensely right now. It also has been a highly disappointing season for the second-year running back, who is posting only 3.6 yards per carry with 684 all-purpose yards and only two total touchdowns. Montgomery, however, will have a favorable matchup against a Packers Defense that is allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Green Bay has allowed 14 touchdowns to the running back position and have surrendered 80+ all-purpose yards to eight different backs this season. Montgomery will slot in as a RB3 option with a low ceiling in Week 12.

Source: Gene Chamberlain

2020-11-25 17:11:57


Aaron Jones To Face Stout Bears D In Week 12

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will have an unfavorable tilt against a talented Bears Defense in Week 12. Jones heads into the game with 795 all-purpose yards with eight total touchdowns on the season but will face a Bears defense that is allowing the ninth fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. Chicago has allowed only two rushing touchdowns since Week 4 and have held down elite runners like Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara and Derrick Henry in recent weeks. Jones' numbers have dipped a touch recently and could struggle to post top-10 numbers among running backs in Week 12.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-25 17:05:20


Aaron Rodgers Has Tough Task Against Rival Bears

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will take on a Bears Defense that is allowing the fourth fewest fantasy points to opposing passers this season. Rodgers is having a fantastic season, throwing for 280+ passing yards in seven of his last eight games and has 23 touchdowns during that span. The veteran passer is having an MVP-caliber campaign but will have a tough test in Week 12. The Bears defense has not allowed a 20+-point fantasy game to a quarterback all season and have allowed 12 passing touchdowns all season. Rodgers has plenty of experience playing the Bears over the years and, while he needs to be in starting lineups across all fantasy formats, Rodgers numbers could be suppressed in Week 12.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-25 16:44:59


Justin Jefferson Ready To Step Up In Week 12

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will need to step up his game if teammate Adam Thielen (COVID-Reserve List) cannot play in Week 12 against the Panthers. The rookie is averaging 18.8 yards per catch and has emerged as one of the most explosive receivers in the NFC. Jefferson will take on a Panthers Defense that is allowing the eighth fewest fantasy points to the wide receivers position this season. Jefferson has four 100+-yard games under his belt this season and Carolina has allowed 10 different players to post 10 fantasy points or more against them. If Thielen cannot suit up, Jefferson is an easy WR2 call, with a ceiling for higher, in Week 12.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-25 16:40:01


K'Waun Williams' Suspension Rescinded

The NFL rescinded San Francisco 49ers cornerback K'Waun Williams' two-game performance-enhancing drug suspension on Wednesday because of issues with the testing procedures, according to sources. Williams had stood by the fact that he never violated the league's policies on performance-enhancing drugs. It's good news for a 49ers Defense that can't afford to lose any more players this season. The 29-year-old defensive back dealt with an ACL sprain earlier this year and has just 14 tackles and two passes defensed in six games (three starts). San Francisco's defense is a fringe starting unit in 12- and 14-team leagues against a Rams offense that looked crisp against a tough Buccaneers Defense on Monday night.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-25 16:37:23


Dalvin Cook Ready To Feast On Panthers

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will take on a Panthers Defense in Week 12 that is allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing backs. Cook is having a career season and already has 1,069 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns with a month left to play. He will go up against a Panthers defense that has allowed 20+ fantasy points to five different opposing runners this season and seven different runners have posted at least 90 all-purpose yards against them. Cook is one of the top fantasy players of 2020 and should provide top-notch production again in Week 12.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-25 16:34:25


D'Andre Swift Questionable For Thanksgiving Game

Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift (concussion) is listed as questionable for Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Texans. Swift didn't practice on Monday but was limited on both Tuesday and Wednesday, giving himself a chance to return to action this week after he sat out in Week 11. Consider the 21-year-old a game-time decision for now, but he should operate as the team's lead back if he's active, which would put him in the RB2 conversation against a Texans Defense that has allowed 12 total rushing touchdowns and the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing rushers. If Swift misses another game, Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson would split backfield work and would be unappetizing RB3/flex options in deeper leagues.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-25 16:29:52


Jordan Akins Tough To Trust In Week 12

Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins had his best game of the season in a win over the Patriots last week, hauling in five of six targets for 83 receiving yards. Akins seemed to separate himself a bit from Darren Fells and Pharaoh Brown last week, though he's still not a given to produce in this matchup against the Lions. To make matters worse, the Lions have allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points to tight ends. It might be tempting to turn to Akins as a streamer, but it's a bit too risky at the moment. He's in the TE2 range, though he's more touchdown-dependent than fantasy managers would like.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-25 16:29:43


Kirk Cousins' Value On The Rise

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is playing his best football of the season heading into the team's Week 12 matchup against the Panthers. Over his last three games, Cousins has eight touchdown passes and is averaging 275.3 passing yards a game during that span. The Vikings will now face a Panthers Defense that is allowing the 12th fewest fantasy points to opposing passers. But offenses have had some success against Carolina over the last five games, however, as the Panthers have allowed 10 total touchdowns and an average of 291.8 passing yards a game during that span. Cousins has a chance to post top-12 numbers among the quarterback position in Week 12.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-25 16:26:41


Kenny Golladay, Danny Amendola Ruled Out Against Texans

Detroit Lions wide receivers Kenny Golladay (hip) and Danny Amendola (hip) and rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah (shoulder) have been ruled out for the Thanksgiving game on Thursday against the Texans. Golladay has been out since Week 8 and will miss his fourth straight game. With both receivers out, Mohamed Sanu was signed to the active roster, where he'll provide depth behind Marvin Jones Jr., Marvin Hall and rookie Quintez Cephus. The Lions passing attack should rely mostly on Jones and tight end T.J. Hockenson against Houston. Jones has 15 catches on 20 targets for 190 yards and two touchdowns in the last three games with Golladay sidelined. He'll be a strong WR2 for fantasy lineups on Thursday.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-25 16:23:39


Colts Place DeForest Buckner On COVID-19 List

The Indianapolis Colts placed standout defensive tackle DeForest Buckner on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. It's unclear if Buckner tested positive for the virus himself or if he was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else who tested positive. Either way, his status is in question for Week 12 against the division-rival Titans. If you've been using Buckner as your defensive lineman in IDP leagues, you need to have a backup plan ready to go. The 26-year-old ranks as the No. 16 defensive lineman in terms of IDP points so far in 2020. Losing him this weekend would be a huge blow to Indy's defensive line while they hope to slow down Titans running back Derrick Henry. Buckner, a 2019 second-team All-Pro with the 49ers, has 2.5 sacks and four tackles for loss this season.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-25 16:16:25


Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Play In Week 12

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that he expects quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) to play in Week 12 against the Vikings. Bridgewater returned to practice on Wednesday after sitting out in the Week 11 win over the Lions and appears to be on track to return to the starting gig. P.J. Walker took over the starting duties last week but should revert to a backup role if Bridgewater is active. The Vikings Defense has allowed the 11th-most fantasy points per game to the QB position, so Bridgewater has a chance to be a solid QB2 streamer for fantasy managers in a bind. However, the Panthers offense is expected to be without All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) for the third straight game.

Source: ESPN.com - David Newton

2020-11-25 16:10:04


Christian McCaffrey Not Expected To Play

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule doesn't expect running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) to play in Week 12 against the Vikings. McCaffrey was wearing a non-contact red jersey at practice on Wednesday, but he's been unlikely to play all along this week. The 24-year-old All-Pro will miss his third straight game after coming off a six-week absence for a high-ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 2. The Panthers will play it safe and rest McCaffrey with their bye coming next week. Backup Mike Davis will once again be the featured running back and will have RB1 upside against Minnesota. Those who have been benefiting from McCaffrey's absence for most of the year with Davis will likely have just one more week to use the backup in starting lineups.

Source: ESPN.com - David Newton

2020-11-25 16:05:22


Keke Coutee A Sleeper Against Detroit

Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee stepped up in the absence of receivers Randall Cobb (toe) and Kenny Stills (quadriceps), who both had to leave last week's contest. Coutee hauled in a touchdown in the win over New England. Coutee has seen at least seven targets five times in his career and has exceeded 50 receiving yards each time. The Lions' secondary is poor, but they could devote extra resources to stopping Will Fuller V and Brandin Cooks, leaving the slot open to Coutee. The floor is very low for Coutee, but the ceiling could be through the roof in this great matchup.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-25 16:05:13


Brandin Cooks In The WR2 Range Against Lions

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks faces a great matchup on Thanksgiving against the Lions. Aside from the wet, windy contest in Cleveland, Cooks has exceeded 60 receiving yards in five of six games with three touchdowns. Those are good enough numbers to view the former Ram as a weekly starter, especially with the Lions' 25th-ranked pass defense on tap. Look for Cooks to break loose for a big play against a Detroit defense that has struggled to contain such plays this season. Cooks is a strong WR2 in Week 12.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-25 15:56:34


Will Fuller V Could Feast On Thanksgiving Against Lions

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V has a great matchup on tap against the Lions. Having already set a new career-high in receiving yards, Fuller will set his sights on a Lions' defense that ranks 25th in the NFL in pass defense. They've also been prone to big plays through the air, which should benefit the 26-year old speedster on Thanksgiving day. Fuller is ranked in the WR2 range, though the upside for a WR1 finish is there this week.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-25 15:45:05


Duke Johnson Has Good Chance To Bounce Back Against Lions

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson has largely been ineffective as the team's starter in place of the injured David Johnson (head). Duke Johnson has averaged nearly 16 touches per game but has failed to eclipse 70 scrimmage yards in two of three contests as the starter. The Lions possess the third-worst run defense in the league and have allowed the most fantasy points per game to running backs. Johnson is hard to trust after his subpar efforts, though his RB2-level workload and dream matchup makes him worth going back to on Thanksgiving day. He's ideal as a flex play, though he does have RB2 upside in this matchup.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-25 15:32:50


Marquise Brown Can't Be Trusted On Sunday

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown hasn't been the most impactful option during the 2020 campaign. After finishing Week 1 with 101 yards off five catches, Hollywood's production has fizzled since by surpassing four catches in a game just once. A few weeks ago against New England, he caught an underwhelming two of his seven targets, and in Week 11 against the Titans, he was held without a grab. While Brown always has the potential to pick up some significant gains, the odds aren't in his favor on Sunday night against an efficient Steelers Defense. For the fantasy managers who still have the 23-year-old on their roster, it may be wise to have him sitting in Week 12.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-25 15:28:04


Deshaun Watson A Top-Five Option In Week 12

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been an excellent fantasy signal-caller this season. Watson currently sits as the QB6 and aside from a windy, messy game against Cleveland, he's finished as a QB1 in five of his last six games. On the table for Watson is a Thanksgiving matchup with the Lions' 25th-ranked pass defense that has surrendered the ninth-most plays through the air of 20 yards or more. The former Clemson star is as consistent as they come and should be started as an elite QB1 in Week 12. He has the upside to finish as the overall QB1 this week.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-25 15:21:03


Ravens-Steelers Game Moved To Sunday

The Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game previously scheduled for Thursday night on Thanksgiving this week is being postponed to Sunday afternoon. The move was made out of an abundance of caution after the Ravens experienced a COVID-19 outbreak among several players and staff members this week. Running backs Mark Ingram II and rookie J.K. Dobbins both tested positive for the virus at the start of the week and have already been ruled out for Week 12. Gus Edwards should see most of the backfield work, albeit in a tough matchup, making him a low-end RB2/high-end RB3/flex for fantasy managers. There will now only be two Thanksgiving games this Thursday -- the Lions-Texans and Cowboys-Washington.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-25 12:56:19


Adam Thielen's Status Remains Up In The Air

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen's status for Week 12 against the Panthers remains up in the air after he tested positive for COVID-19. Head coach Mike Zimmer said on Wednesday that he doesn't know if Thielen will be cleared to play on Sunday. The team's top wideout was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, but NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that Thielen also had a negative test. Further testing will determine if it was a false positive. Fantasy manager need to keep a close eye on this situation, as the 30-year-old wideout is a must-start if he's cleared after he scored two touchdowns in Week 11. Rookie Justin Jefferson would be quarterback Kirk Cousins' primary target if Thielen were to be ruled out.

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

2020-11-25 12:33:31


Kenny Stills, Randall Cobb Out Against Lions

Houston Texans wide receivers Kenny Stills (quadriceps) and Randall Cobb (toe) have both been ruled out for the Thanksgiving game on Thursday against the Lions and will not travel with the team. Cobb is dealing with a significant toe injury and will miss several more games. With both Stills and Cobb out this Thursday, Keke Coutee should be elevated to three-receiver sets alongside Will Fuller V and Brandin Cooks. Coutee has just four catches for 21 yards and a touchdown in two games played this year, but he'll be a deep DFS sleeper on Thanksgiving against a very generous Lions Defense. Tight ends Darren Fells and Jordan Akins could see more targets as well, but the main beneficiaries should be Fuller and Cooks.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-25 12:27:08


Christian McCaffrey To Work In Red Jersey Wednesday

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) has arrived at practice on Wednesday and will work in a non-contact red jersey. It's progress for McCaffrey, but it was reported earlier this week that he's expected to miss the Week 12 game against the Vikings. The All-Pro running back hasn't been officially ruled out yet, though, so fantasy managers will need to continue checking on his progress in practice this week. McCaffrey, who has played in just three games this year due to shoulder and ankle injuries, could sit out another game with Carolina's bye coming in Week 13. The 24-year-old is on the wrong side of questionable right now. Mike Davis would be in line for a featured role once again if McCaffrey sits, making him a low-end RB1 for fantasy managers.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-25 12:13:17


Auden Tate Put On COVID-19 List

The Cincinnati Bengals placed wide receiver Auden Tate and offensive guard/center B.J. Finney on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. The Bengals reported that they had someone test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, but they haven't disclosed exactly who that player was. Either way, both players availability for Week 12 against the Giants is in jeopardy this weekend. Tate has only 14 receptions on 20 targets for 150 yards in eight games in his third season with Cincinnati. The 23-year-old is not a fantasy option while behind wideouts Tyler Boyd, rookie Tee Higgins and veteran A.J. Green on the receiving depth chart, especially now that rookie quarterback Joe Burrow (knee) is out for the season.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-25 12:08:07


Cam Sims, Steven Sims Jr Are Risky Options On Thanksgiving

Washington Football Team wide receivers Cam Sims and Steven Sims Jr have a good matchup on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys, but it's hard to trust either in fantasy. Steven Sims Jr caught a touchdown last week but racked up just 13 yards and only had three targets. Cam Sims put up a season-high with six targets two weeks ago, but only saw two looks last week and can't be trusted with his lack of volume. Dallas allows the second-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers so both players can be good dart throws in DFS, but season-long fantasy managers should be able to find a receiver with a higher target-floor.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 11:51:31


Terry McLaurin A Must-Start Receiver In Thanksgiving Matchup

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (ankle) has been limited in practice ahead of a Thanksgiving rivalry game in Dallas but does not appear to be in danger of missing the game. McLaurin has been one of the safest receivers to start in fantasy as the second-year wideout has at least seven targets in every game this season. McLaurin torched this Cowboys secondary for 90 yards and a touchdown in Week seven and should see similar success Thursday. McLaurin is a must-start WR1 in all formats versus a Cowboys Defense that allows the second-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 11:16:15


Jaguars Defense To Be Without Three Coaches Sunday

The Jacksonville Jaguars Defense will be without three defensive coaches in Week 12 against the Browns, including defensive coordinator Todd Wash. Head coach Doug Marrone said that Wash was among those unavailable this week due to COVID-19 protocols. The entire defensive staff was not at the team facility on Tuesday as the team underwent contact tracing after positive COVID-19 tests. Secondary coach Joe Danna will call defensive plays against Cleveland. Special teams assistant Mike Mallory will run the defense during practices this week. An already bad Jacksonville defense just got worse, and on top of it they placed defensive end Josh Allen and cornerback D.J. Hayden on Injured Reserve on Tuesday. Stay far away from this defensive unit in fantasy against the Browns.

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

2020-11-25 10:55:40


Jaguars Plan To Start Mike Glennon In Week 12

The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to start quarterback Mike Glennon in Week 12 against the Browns, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Gardner Minshew II (thumb) is nearing full health, but it will be Glennon over both Minshew and rookie Jake Luton on Sunday against Cleveland. The biggest takeaway here is that the Browns Defense, which won't have star pass-rusher Myles Garrett or standout defensive back Denzel Ward this weekend, will remain a strong play against a Jacksonville team with one win and on their third QB of the season. Glennon, 30, hasn't started a game in the NFL since 2017 with the Bears and is nothing more than a desperation low-end QB2 in superflex leagues. Make sure to downgrade all of Jacksonville's receivers as well.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-25 10:48:06


Bears Unsure If Nick Foles Will Practice This Week

The Chicago Bears are unsure if quarterback Nick Foles (hip), who is still in some pain, will be able to practice this week and play in Week 12 against the division-rival Packers. If Foles is healthy enough to suit up, he would presumably remain the starter under center. Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) has missed several games but is in fact healthy enough to play if he is needed. So it sounds as though it'll be either Foles or Trubisky going against Green Bay this weekend. Neither QB has been very good in real life or for fantasy managers in 2020, so those in leagues that start one quarterback can obviously avoid this situation. The Packers Defense is a solid streaming option for Week 12 against a Bears offense that has struggled mightily to move the football consistently all season.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-25 10:42:27


Bengals To Start Brandon Allen Against Giants

The Cincinnati Bengals are planning to start quarterback Brandon Allen in Week 12 against the Giants with rookie Joe Burrow (knee) out for the rest of the season, according to sources. Allen was on the practice squad until the other day when he replaced Burrow on the roster. Ryan Finley, who entered the game last week against Washington, will back up Allen. The 28-year-old from Arkansas started three games for the Broncos in 2019 and threw for 515 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He'll primarily be a game manager, so he'll be a desperation low-end QB2 in superflex leagues. Receivers Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and A.J. Green need to be downgraded in the weekly and rest-of-season rankings. The Giants Defense will be an excellent fantasy play on Sunday.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-11-25 10:33:58


Antonio Gibson A Strong Play On Thanksgiving

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson put up a career-high 128 rushing yards and a touchdown in his first taste of the Washington/Dallas rivalry and will look to spoil Thanksgiving for the Cowboys in a Week 12 showdown. Gibson has been on fire lately with five touchdowns in his last four games. Normally that would signal regression may be coming, but head coach Ron Rivera went out of his way this week to praise Gibson's tough running style and nose for the goal line implying Washington's first-year coach will keep feeding the rookie in the red zone. Gibson missed Monday's practice (ankle) but logged a full session on Tuesday so he should be all set to suit up Thursday. Start Gibson with confidence in all formats.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-25 10:20:43


J.D. McKissic Looking To Bounce Back Versus Cowboys

Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic let fantasy managers down last week but has a chance to bounce back on Thanksgiving in Dallas. McKissic saw an obscene 29 targets in his first two games with Alex Smith at quarterback but was not nearly as involved last week with just four targets and six carries. With fellow running back Antonio Gibson seeing twice as many touches last week, expect McKissic to be more involved with Washington playing on a short week. Double-digit touches should be the floor for McKissic making him a solid RB2 in seasonal leagues while being a strong value in DFS formats, especially those that use full-PPR scoring.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-11-25 09:49:19


Washington Defense A Strong Option In Week 12

The Washington Football Team defense has been an up and down unit for fantasy this season, but they are a strong-start on Thanksgiving against a banged-up Cowboys offense. Perennial Pro-Bowler Ryan Kerrigan and defensive rookie of the year candidate Chase Young should feast on an offensive line that will start several backups to protect Andy Dalton. Dallas has the second-worst turnover percentage in the NFL (18.6) percent making Washington a must-start option on Thursday.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-25 08:59:10


Logan Thomas A Low-End TE1 Inn Week 12

Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas has been playing better in recent weeks and is a start-worthy option for a Thanksgiving game in Dallas. Thomas has at least five targets in every game Alex Smith has started and played well in the first meeting with the Cowboys as he went for 60 yards and a touchdown. Thomas put up a dud last week with only six yards but he had 60-plus yards in two of the previous three games and should be more involved this week. Given the barren landscape of the tight end position in fantasy football, Thomas is a start-worthy option in a plus-matchup.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-25 08:27:06


Alex Smith Has Good Matchup On Thanksgiving

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith has played well since taking over for Kyle Allen (ankle) and will look to keep rolling in a solid matchup with the Cowboys. Smith has thrown for 300-plus yards in two of his three starts and should be able to take advantage of a good matchup in Dallas. The Cowboys have allowed the second-most passing touchdowns this season and allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks overall. Smith offers almost no rushing upside so he's not a must-start fantasy option by any means, but he's a start-worthy option in two-quarterback leagues and a good low-cost DFS option.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-25 08:19:38


Christian McCaffrey, Teddy Bridgewater To Practice Wednesday

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) are both expected to get in some practice work on Wednesday as the team prepares for Week 12 against the Vikings. McCaffrey is expected to miss another game this weekend. However, Bridgewater is on track to play on Sunday if all goes well in practice the rest of the week. Minnesota's D has been a good matchup for quarterbacks all season long, but Bridgewater is a shaky low-end QB2 this week if he plays through his knee injury. McCaffrey still hasn't been ruled out for this weekend, but fantasy managers shouldn't get their hopes up. Mike Davis will be a strong RB2 play if he gets another start as the featured back for Carolina.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-24 22:35:01


Steelers Defense A Solid Fantasy Option On Thanksgiving

The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense will take on the Baltimore Ravens at home on Thanksgiving in Week 12. Pittsburgh's defense has been one of the top fantasy defenses in the league this season and will look to limit a Ravens offense that has not been nearly as explosive as it was in 2019. The Steelers are installed as 4.5-point home favorites in a game with a low 44.5-point over/under. Fantasy gamers can start the Steelers as a top-10 option in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 21:10:54


Eric Ebron A Low-End TE1 In Week 12

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron has now caught a touchdown in three of his past four games. He hasn't been posting very many receiving yards along the way but his performances still put him in the TE1 conversation considering the dearth of options at the position in fantasy. He will take on the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving in Week 12 in a decent matchup for him. The Ravens are allowing the 15th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends and allowed him to post 48 yards and a score against them back in Week 8. Treat Ebron as a low-end TE1 for Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 21:07:29


JuJu Smith-Schuster A WR3 Vs. Baltimore On Thanksgiving

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster turned in a slow performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11, catching just four passes for 19 yards. Smith-Schuster will look to bounce back in Week 12 when he faces the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving night. The Ravens have been tough against wide receivers in fantasy this year, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position. That being said, Smith-Schuster had a solid game against them back in Week 8, catching seven passes for 67 yards. Fantasy gamers can treat him as a high-end WR3 for Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 21:02:29


Chase Claypool A Solid Play In Week 12

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool continues to take the league by storm in his rookie campaign. Claypool has scored 10 total touchdowns in the first 10 games of his career, emerging as one of Ben Roethlisberger's favorite red-zone targets. The Steelers face off against the Baltimore Ravens in the Thursday night game in Week 12. Claypool will have his work cut out for him against a Baltimore secondary that is allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position. That being said, Claypool has shown that he is a multi-touchdown threat any time he takes the field. Treat him as a low-end WR2 for his game on Thanksgiving night.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 20:59:09


Diontae Johnson A WR2 Vs. Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has been trending upwards in recent weeks, having topped 100 receiving yards in two straight games. Now fully healthy and re-established as Ben Roethlisberger's No. 1 wide receiver, Johnson will be a strong play in fantasy against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12's Thursday night game. The Ravens have been tough against wide receivers this year, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position but Johnson should still get enough volume on Thursday night to finish as a low-end WR2 for fantasy.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 20:55:07


James Conner A Low-End RB2 In Week 12

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has hit a wall over his past three games. Over that span, Conner has rushed for 147 scoreless yards across 35 carries. The veteran running back may continue to struggle in Week 12 as he will take on a Baltimore Ravens Defense that has been tough against the run this season. The Ravens rank fourth in the league in run-defense DVOA while allowing the 12th-fewest fantasy points per game to the running back position. Conner did find the end zone against them back in Week 8 but he managed just 47 rushing yards on 15 carries. Treat him as a low-end RB2 for his Thanksgiving game against the Ravens.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 20:51:17


Ben Roethlisberger A QB2 Vs. Baltimore

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will take on the Baltimore Ravens in the Thursday night game on Thanksgiving in Week 12. Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh passing offense has been very pass-heavy of late as he has attempted at least 42 passes in four of his past five games. Baltimore's pass defense has been very average this season, allowing the 19th-most fantasy points per game to QBs. While not an easy matchup, this is definitely not a stay-away game for the Pittsburgh quarterback in fantasy, either. Roethlisberger passed for just 182 yards back when these two teams met in Week 8 but he did manage two touchdowns. Treat him as a high-end QB2 on Thanksgiving.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 20:46:47


Ben Roethlisberger Makes Limited Return To Practice Tuesday

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (quad) was able to practice in limited fashion Tuesday, increasing his likelihood of suiting up Thursday against Baltimore. While it never truly appeared in doubt that Roethlisberger would be able to play, the combination of his estimated DNP on Monday and just three days' rest in-between games at least makes his inclusion on the injury report noteworthy. The Ravens Defense held Roethlisberger to just 182 passing yards back in Week 8, even as the veteran QB tossed a pair of touchdowns. The nature of Roethlisberger's matchup -- combined with his short week of preparation -- leaves open the possibility that fantasy managers in season-long formats could consider other options for Week 12. Check back to confirm Roethlisberger's status prior to kickoff Thursday.

Source: Jonas Shaffer

2020-11-24 19:53:17


Dustin Hopkins Logs Second Straight Practice Absence Tuesday

Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin) was unable to suit up for practice Tuesday, increasing the fervor around his status for Thursday's game against Dallas. Hopkins had been questionable to take the field in Week 11, but managed to make both of his extra points and go 2-for-3 on field goals. The 2020 year has been rough for Hopkins, who is on pace for the lowest FG percentage of his career by a wide margin (70%). How much practice he'll need to log before kicking is unknown, but it appears that the groin ailment is far from behind him. Fantasy managers can look elsewhere to fill in at the kicker slot, as an injured boot with a low FG conversion rate on a short week isn't a prime scenario to rely upon.

Source: Ben Standig

2020-11-24 19:43:58


JuJu Smith-Schuster Logs Limited Practice Session Tuesday

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (toe) was able to record a limited practice session Tuesday, an improvement from the estimated DNP that he earned Monday. Smith-Schuster was hampered by the toe injury during Sunday's win over Jacksonville, having been limited to four receptions for 19 yards, snapping a streak of back-to-back outings in which he found the end zone. In addition to being banged up, Smith-Schuster is a risky season-long and DFS asset due to the Ravens Defense being tied for allowing the fewest receiving touchdowns (five) to opposing WRs in 2020. While his status is moving in the right direction, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, James Washington, and Ray-Ray McCloud III would all stand to see increased targets should Smith-Schuster ultimately be ruled out for Thursday's matchup.

Source: Brian Batko

2020-11-24 19:36:56


Chris Carson Logs Full Practice Session Tuesday

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (foot) was able to record a full practice session Tuesday, a significant step in the right direction as it pertains to his availability for Monday's contest against Philadelphia. Carson has been on the precipice of returning over the past four weeks, but by getting in a full practice six days ahead of his next game, fantasy managers can likely rely upon Seattle getting their top running back option back on the field in a full capacity. Even when healthy this year, Carson has received double-digit carries in just three of his six contests, ceding touches to Carlos Hyde. With DeeJay Dallas having also shown flashes of potential in Carson's absence, the Seahawks' backfield could be much more crowded than usual by the time they face the Eagles in Week 12.

Source: Gregg Bell

2020-11-24 19:24:14


Julio Jones On Track To Be Game-Time Decision Sunday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) has earned the unique distinction of being tagged as a game-time decision for Sunday as early as Tuesday, per head coach Raheem Morris. Jones battled through the hamstring ailment to play in just 35 percent of Atlanta's offensive snaps in Week 11, making him an extremely risky season-long or DFS asset even in the case that he suits up against Las Vegas. The fact that Morris was so candid likely means that Jones' practice sessions over the coming days will provide very little insight into which direction his status is trending. Calvin Ridley would become the unquestioned No. 1 target should Jones be out of the mix, while Russell Gage, Olamide Zaccheaus, Christian Blake, and Brandon Powell would all stand to see an increase in targets as well.

Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter

2020-11-24 19:17:01


Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson Jr. Return Off Of Injured Reserve

San Francisco 49ers running backs Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) were both designated to return off of injured reserve Tuesday, opening the possibility that either could take the field Sunday against the Rams. Mostert has served as San Francisco's lead back when healthy this season, having amassed 65 yards on 17 carries against Los Angeles back in Week 6, the last time that he took the field. Upon getting the green light to return to action, he should be rostered with confidence in medium-sized or larger season-long formats. Wilson's status is a bit more finicky, as his fantasy intrigue is directly related to the health of the 49ers' backfield. Tevin Coleman (knee) and Jerick McKinnon (as well as Mostert) would both figure to be ahead of Wilson on the depth chart, thereby limiting his touches once he's officially back in the mix.

Source: Tom Pelissero

2020-11-24 19:05:11


Rams Defense Adds Derek Rivers To Mix Off Waivers

The Los Angeles Rams have claimed defensive end Derek Rivers off of waivers after he was released by New England over the weekend. Having appeared in eight games with the Patriots this season, Rivers has compiled four tackles and four quarterback hits to go along with 1.5 sacks. Not yet having started a game in his NFL career, Rivers figures to be merely a depth piece for the Rams Defense, albeit one that has the size to be a consistent pass-rusher. Los Angeles' defensive group has earned itself weekly consideration due to its sack potential, currently tied for third in the NFL with 32 sacks as a group. It's unclear if Rivers will be active for Sunday's game against San Francisco at this stage, but fantasy managers in need of a streamer option in season-long formats can put the Rams in consideration.

Source: Los Angeles Rams

2020-11-24 18:57:22


Antonio Gibson Logs Full Practice Tuesday, All Set For Week 12

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (ankle) may have been an estimated DNP participant Monday, but that didn't stop him from logging a full practice session Tuesday, all but clearing him to take the field Thursday against Dallas. Gibson has found the end zone in four consecutive games, including a career-best 128-yard rushing performance versus the Cowboys back in Week 7. He will be a strong RB2 asset despite the short week due to his prior success against a defense that has allowed the second-most rushing yards (1,260) this season. Barring any last-minute practice updates Wednesday that could curtail his usage, fantasy managers can deploy Gibson with confidence in all formats after some initial trepidation.

Source: Nicki Jhabvala

2020-11-24 18:48:35


Terry McLaurin Progresses To Limited Practice Action Tuesday

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (ankle) was able to log a limited practice Tuesday, an improvement from the estimated DNP that he earned Monday. With just three days of recovery ahead of a Thanksgiving matchup versus Dallas, the fact that McLaurin was able to take the field in any capacity bodes well for his chances of suiting up against an exploitable Cowboys secondary. McLaurin hauled in seven receptions for 90 yards in the prior meeting between the two teams in Week 7; he'll be a must-start in season-long formats so long as he gets the thumbs up to eventually take the field. Check back prior to kickoff to get final word on McLaurin's status.

Source: Nicki Jhabvala

2020-11-24 18:41:52


Byron Pringle Lands On Injured Reserve

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, meaning that he'll miss at least the team's upcoming three contests. Pringle hauled in three receptions for 17 yards versus Las Vegas on Sunday night before departing due to an ankle injury, which will keep him on the shelf for around a month. With Sammy Watkins' (hamstring) status still up in the air, Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson, and Mecole Hardman should continue to see a plethora of targets coming their way from MVP frontrunner Patrick Mahomes. With limited options at WR, the Chiefs are also tasked with facing a stout Buccaneers Defense in Week 12, which could make the aforementioned names a bit of a risk in DFS formats, despite their unimpeded path to targets.

Source: Kansas City Chiefs

2020-11-24 18:34:34


Cleveland Adds Joe Jackson To COVID-19/Reserve List

Cleveland Browns defensive end Joe Jackson (COVID-19 list) landed on the COVID-19/reserve list Tuesday, thereby putting his status for Sunday's game against Jacksonville in question. (Players do not have to test positive for the virus to be placed on the list.) Jackson has been a lightly utilized defensive end for the Browns Defense this season, not having taken the field since Week 4. (Which, theoretically, clears the Eagles as well heading into Week 12.) Even without Defensive Player of the Year candidate Myles Garrett last week, Cleveland turned in one of its best defensive outings of 2020, which bodes well for the group's upside against a Jaguars offense that failed to score a touchdown last week. Jackson's inclusion on the COVID-19 list does not appear to be affecting the status of Sunday's game at this stage.

Source: Cleveland Browns

2020-11-24 18:28:02


Arizona Places Deionte Thompson On COVID-19/Reserve List

Arizona Cardinals safety Deionte Thompson (COVID-19 list) was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list Tuesday, putting his status up in the air for Sunday's contest against New England. (Players do not have to test positive for the virus to be placed on the list.) Thompson has started four games for Arizona this year but has been limited lately due to injury. Having racked up 24 tackles and two passes defended across eight games, the Cardinals Defense could be looking at having an extremely thin secondary when facing the Patriots in Week 12. At this stage, there's little indication that Thompson's status on the COVID-19 list is putting the game in jeopardy of taking place at its designated time. Check back throughout the week to see if he is cleared in time to take the field.

Source: Darren Urban

2020-11-24 18:17:59


K'Waun Williams Receives Two-Game Suspension

San Francisco 49ers cornerback K'Waun Williams has been levied a two-game suspension due to a violation of the league's performance-enhancing substance policy, meaning that he'll be out of the mix Sunday against the Rams and in Week 13 versus Buffalo. Jamar Taylor is expected to step in for Williams in the secondary, although the continued pilfering of key cogs on the 49ers Defense makes the unit a tenuous fantasy asset at this stage. Williams has collected 14 combined tackles, two passes defended, and one sack across six games this season. His next chance to return comes Week 14 against Washington, which likely coincides with the next occasion in which San Francisco's defense will merit solid season-long consideration.

Source: David Lombardi

2020-11-24 18:07:43


Marvin Jones Jr. Carries WR5 Value Into Week 12

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. will go up against a Texans Defense on Thanksgiving that is giving up the 10th most fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. As of now, the Lions offensive weapons are banged up and the veteran Jones Jr. may be tasked will picking up the slack. The Texans have allowed five 100+-yard receiving games this season and the Lions have health questions currently with Kenny Golladay, Marvin Hall, D'Andre Swift, Danny Amendola and T.J. Hockenson. Jones Jr. is not having an elite season but could surprise, especially in PPR-leagues, to kick off the Thursday slate of games in Week 12.

Source: Jeremy Reisman

2020-11-24 17:22:45


T.J. Hockenson Pops Up On Injury Report

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) was limited in practice as the team prepares to take on the Texans to kick off Thanksgiving Thursday. This is a new injury and it very well could be precautionary heading into a short week. But fantasy teams will have to keep an eye on this situation heading into the game as Hockenson has emerged as a solid red zone threat with five touchdowns this season. The Lions will face a Texans Defense that is allowing the 14th fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season and have not allowed 10 or more fantasy points to an opposing tight end since Week 3. Fantasy teams will need to check Hockenson's status heading into the game but, if he is healthy, will be a touchdown-dependent option in Week 12.

Source: Jeremy Reisman

2020-11-24 17:19:08


Kenny Golladay 'Limited' In Practice

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) was a limited participant in practice, an improvement heading into the team's matchup against the Texans on Thanksgiving to kick off Week 12. Golladay missed last week's game and has been banged up most of the season. But when he is on the field, the Lions offense ascends to another level. If Golladay suits up, he will face a Texans Defense that is allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing receivers. The Texans have allowed seven different receivers to post 79 or more receiving yards against them this season and have been burned for 100+-yard performances by the Jaguars D.J. Chark Jr. and the Patriots Damien Byrd in the past two games. If Golladay plays he can easily be slotted as a WR2 with excellent red zone potential for Week 12. But fantasy teams may need to monitor his status all the way up to game time this week.

Source: Jeremy Reisman

2020-11-24 17:13:04


Adrian Peterson In Line To Step Up In Week 12

Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson will prepare to take on a vulnerable Texans Defense on Thanksgiving. With starter D'Andre Swift (concussion) still in league protocol's, Peterson will be the next man up to lead the team's running attack. The veteran and teammate Kerryon Johnson will take on a Texans defense that is allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing backs. Houston have allowed 12 rushing touchdowns and have allowed seven different running backs to post 10 or more fantasy points against them over their last five games. The matchup is fantastic but Peterson simply does not have the speed anymore to make opposing defenses pay. If Swift does not suit up, however, Peterson will see enough volume to justify a fringe fantasy play in Week 12.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-11-24 17:07:54


D'Andre Swift Still In Concussion Protocol

Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift is still in the concussion protocol as the team prepares to play early Thursday morning against the Texans on Thanksgiving. His availability could be a huge blow to a Lions team that is seeing its playoff hopes slip away. Swift has been fantastic over the past few weeks, displaying the type of versatile threat in the passing and running game that earned him praise in training camp. But as of now, the rookie is trending towards not playing, and it would be a shame with a favorable matchup in Week 12. The Texans have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing backs this season. Veteran Adrian Peterson will step up once again if Swift misses the game, but Peterson cannot be trusted to post RB2-type numbers despite the favorable tilt. Kerryon Johnson would also continue to mix in.

Source: Jeremy Reisman

2020-11-24 17:00:56


Matthew Stafford Vows To Play Better

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will try and step up his game to kick off Week 12 when the team hosts their annual Thanksgiving game against the Texans on Thursday. The veteran passer has been dealing with torn ligaments in his throwing thumb but told reporters, "Obviously, I can play better, I'm the guy that touches the ball on offense every play, so the better I play, the better we'll play as a team," Stafford said. "Just got to be better myself." The Lions season is slipping away but Stafford will face a Texans Defense that is allowing the 14th most fantasy points to opposing passers. Houston has allowed 300+ passing yards to four of the last six quarterbacks they have faced and 12 passing touchdowns in that span. Stafford's fantasy value may be tied to the health and availability of receiver Kenny Golladay, who is trending up towards playing on Thursday. Stafford is a lukewarm fantasy option in DFS for Thursday and not a top-12 option for Week 12.

Source: Justin Rogers

2020-11-24 16:54:24


La'Mical Perine, Sam Ficken Placed On Injured Reserve

The New York Jets placed rookie running back La'Mical Perine (ankle) and kicker Sam Ficken (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday. Perine and Ficken will miss at least the next three games. Perine was starting to see a bigger role on offense, so this injury is a tough break as he continues to develop in his rookie season. The youngster is only worth hanging onto in dynasty/keeper leagues. Veteran Frank Gore will go back to being the workhorse back in the Jets backfield, but he's nothing more than a low-upside, low-floor RB3/flex in much deeper leagues in this mediocre Jets offense. Ficken missed two extra points in Week 11 and wasn't on the fantasy radar to begin with. Sergio Castillo is next in line for kicking duties but should also be avoided in fantasy.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-24 16:36:54


Cowboys Defense Could Be A Decent Fill-In For Week 12

The Dallas Cowboys defense has been anything but reliable this season, finishing in the top-20 of fantasy defenses just four times so far this season. However, Week 12 against the Washington Football Team makes for about as good a matchup as there can be. The Washington offense ranks 28th in total offense while giving up the fourth-most sacks as well as the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses. Last week, the Cowboys recorded two sacks and two takeaways against Minnesota. The Cowboys defense is somewhere around the 15th-ranked defense in fantasy formats this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 16:31:04


Jaguars Put Josh Allen, D.J. Hayden On Injured Reserve

The Jacksonville Jaguars placed defensive end Josh Allen (knee), cornerback D.J. Hayden (hamstring) and safety Daniel Thomas (arm) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday. Allen suffered a knee injury in the Week 11 loss to the Steelers, and while he'll miss at least three games, the injury wasn't considered too serious and he should have a chance to return before the end of the year. The 23-year-old seventh overall pick in 2019 was a Pro Bowler in his rookie season when he recorded 10.5 sacks. However, he's struggled this year as the team's primary pass-rushing threat, recording just 2.5 sacks and 13 combined tackles in eight games. An already weak Jacksonville defense just got a lot weaker with the losses of Allen and Hayden. You should avoid their defense at all costs in Week 12 against the Browns.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-24 16:28:22


Greg Zuerlein A Fringe Fantasy Kicker

Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein is a fringe kicking option in a Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Washington Football Team on Thursday. Partly due to the strength of the Washington defense, opposing kickers have actually fared well against them. Zuerlein has been a somewhat low-volume kicker ever since quarterback Dak Prescott (ankle) was lost for the season, though, finishing as a top-15 fantasy kicker just five times so far this season. Zuerlein is a bit more attractive now that quarterback Andy Dalton is back under center, but his ceiling remains low for fantasy managers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 16:20:18


Dalton Schultz A Safe Choice In Week 12 Lineups

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz makes for a low-end TE1 option on Thanksgiving Day. Schultz did not end up with a huge yardage total last week, but he made four catches on six targets for 25 yards and a touchdown. Schultz is a weekly touchdown threat and maintains a solid floor in the Cowboys offense. He's finished as a TE1 or TE2 in seven of the nine games he has started.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 16:16:20


Ravens Place Pernell McPhee On COVID-19 List

The Baltimore Ravens placed outside linebacker Pernell McPhee on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. It's unclear if McPhee actually tested positive for COVID-19, but either way, he will not be available for the Thanksgiving night matchup against the undefeated Steelers on Thursday. The 31-year-old has 25 tackles (20 solo), 11 QB hits and two sacks in 2020 in 10 games. Defensive lineman Brandon Williams will also be unavailable for the Ravens Defense this week against a strong Pittsburgh offense. Baltimore's D has been one of the better fantasy units for the majority of the season, but this would be a week to fade them.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-24 16:10:09


Cedrick Wilson Off The Fantasy Radar In Week 12

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson is not much of a fantasy option on Thanksgiving Day against the Washington Football Team. Wilson hasn't seen more than four targets since Week 4 and hasn't put up more than one fantasy point in standard scoring since Week 5. Wilson may still pop up with a long touchdown at some point, but he's far too inconsistent to be relied upon in anything but best-ball formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 16:08:21


Michael Gallup Likely To Work In A Low-Volume Role

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup has proven to be exceptionally talented, but his role in the offense has become one of a very low-volume pass-catcher. Last week, he caught just two passes for 29 yards in what has seemingly become a standard week for the third-year receiver. Gallup has finished as a WR3 or better only once this season, leaving him off the fantasy radar in shallow leagues, regardless of his talent. With Amari Cooper and rookie CeeDee Lamb also requiring looks from quarterback Andy Dalton, Gallup has become the third option and a WR3/4 in deeper leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 15:53:14


CeeDee Lamb Faces A Tough Defense In Week 12

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb scored one of the season's best touchdowns last week as the Cowboys offense shot back into fantasy relevance thanks to the return of Andy Dalton from a concussion and from struggles with COVID-19. Lamb ended up with four catches for 34 yards and the score. He should see something like the six targets he saw last week, except this time he'll have a tougher Washington Football Team defense to deal with. Lamb comes into Week 12 as a WR3 with some upside.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 15:41:21


Amari Cooper Has A Tough Thanksgiving Matchup

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper bounced back into the fantasy conversation last week when quarterback Andy Dalton finally made the Cowboys look like they had a real NFL offense. This week, however, Cooper will have a much tougher matchup against the Washington Football Team. He caught six passes for 81 yards last week and was close to a touchdown more than once, but he'll check in as a low WR2 for this tough matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 15:30:55


Tony Pollard Remains A High End Backup

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard will remain a high end backup in a Week 12 Thanksgiving matchup against the Washington Football Team. Pollard put up a solid fantasy performance last week, running for 60 yards and a touchdown, but he ultimately received just five total touches. Pollard has a little more value in leagues that count return yards, but he's still best looked at as one of the backups with the highest upside, not a starter as long as Ezekiel Elliott stays on the field.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 15:27:23


Ezekiel Elliott Back To Being A No Doubt Fantasy Starter

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran his way back into fantasy relevance in Week 11, running for his first 100-yard game of the season (going for 103) and scoring a touchdown through the air. He'll have a tougher matchup against a surging Washington defensive line on Thanksgiving Day, but he's undoubtedly back on the RB1 border at least. Andy Dalton was able to make the Cowboys look like a real NFL offense last week, and he should be able to do the same again this time around. Elliott's average of nearly five yards per carry last week bodes well for his future value for the remainder of the season.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 15:24:04


Andy Dalton Back To Fantasy Relevance

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton struggled mightily earlier in the season when he first replaced injured starter Dak Prescott (ankle), but after missing time due to a concussion and a struggle with COVID-19, Dalton looked the part of an NFL starting quarterback in Week 11. For Week 12, Dalton and the Cowboys get a Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Washington Football Team. In what could be a close, low-scoring game, Dalton is likely to be a better "real life" quarterback than a fantasy one this week. He's in the lower-end QB2 list against a tough Washington defensive line.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 15:15:19


Josh Adams Joining Active Roster

The New York Jets are signing running back Josh Adams to the active roster on Tuesday from the practice squad, according to a source. The move comes with rookie La'Mical Perine (ankle) out several weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Veteran Frank Gore will continue to be Gang Green's lead back, with Ty Johnson and Adams backing him up. The 24-year-old Adams played in the first two games of the season, carrying the ball just three times for eight yards while catching both of his targets for 14 yards. Like most of the Jets offensive weapons, it's really hard to trust them to help you out in fantasy. Adams can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-11-24 14:40:18


Derrick Henry Faces Tough Test In Week 12

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry won last week's game in overtime with his ninth touchdown in the last eight contests, but the Colts are one of two teams that have been able to keep Tennessee's star running back out of the end zone during this stretch, and they have allowed only five rushing scores to run backs heading into Week 12. The 133-yard performance in week 11 put him back in the NFL rushing lead with 1,079 rushing yards in 2020. The Colts are very stingy. Henry should play as a mid-range RB1 in this matchup.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-24 14:37:12


Austin Ekeler Set To Return From Injured Reserve

The Los Angeles Chargers plan on designating running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring) to return from Injured Reserve this week, according to a source. However, it isn't clear if Ekeler will play in Week 12 against the Bills, but he'll practice for the first time since suffering a serious hamstring injury in Week 4. The 25-year-old has been posting videos of himself working out on social media, so he's definitely getting close to a return. Don't expect to have him this weekend, but Week 13 against the Patriots is much more realistic. Ekeler should be stashed in all fantasy leagues, as he'll return to a featured-back role when he's ready. Kalen Ballage has become the Chargers preferred backfield choice in recent weeks, and he'll be a low-end RB2/high-end RB3/flex this Sunday if Ekeler misses another game. The Bills Defense has allowed the 11th-most fantasy points per game to running backs.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-24 14:33:12


Ryan Tannehill Faces Tough Colts Team In Week 12

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill boasts an impressive 22:4 touchdown-to-interception ratio this season and a 44:10 mark in his time with the Titans, but Week 12 presents a difficult rematch against a Colts Defense that held him to 147 yards and a touchdown two weeks ago. The Colts have given up the third-fewest points to opposing quarterbacks this season and have the second-ranked defense overall. It's yet another matchup that poses significant challenges for Tannehill. He is best left on your bench if you have other options in leagues that start only one quarterback.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-24 14:25:06


Laremy Tunsil Expected Back Tuesday

Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil is expected back at the team's facility on Tuesday after he was inactive in the Week 11 win over the Patriots with a non-COVID-19 illness. Tunsil was battling the flu last week and didn't feel well enough to suit up. It's no guarantee that he'll be ready for Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Lions, though, so continue to monitor his progress in practice this week. Even if Tunsil misses a second straight game, fantasy managers will want to keep quarterback Deshaun Watson in their starting lineups as a top-five QB option against Detroit.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 14:21:12


Rex Burkhead Confirms Season-Ending Knee Injury

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (knee) confirmed in a tweet on Tuesday that he'll miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in the Week 11 loss to the Texans. Burkhead was injured early in the third quarter and was carted off the field and ruled out almost immediately. The injury leaves the Patriots with Damien Harris, James White, Sony Michel and J.J. Taylor at running back. The initial fear was that Burkhead suffered a torn ACL. Harris is the best fantasy back to roster the rest of the way, and he'll be in the RB2 picture in Week 12 against Arizona. White will see more playing time as a result as well, mainly on third downs. He'll be an RB3/flex in PPR leagues. Michel came off Injured Reserve for last week's game but was inactive.

Source: NESN - Doug Kyed

2020-11-24 14:16:38


Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins Sit Out Tuesday

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (shoulder) was seen rehabbing on the side and not working during the period of practice open to the media on Tuesday. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was also not present. Murray tweaked his shoulder in last week's loss to the Seahawks, but he played through it and should be fine for Week 12 against the Patriots. Hopkins is likely just being rested early in the week. Murray and Hopkins should be considered top-five options at their respective positions this week, although Hopkins will have a tough matchup with All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore on Sunday. You might want to fade Nuk in DFS, but he's a must-start in all single-season formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 14:09:49


Ravens Dealing With COVID-19 Outbreak

The Baltimore Ravens have had five players and four staffers test positive for COVID-19 this week, according to sources. The game on Thanksgiving on Thursday night against the division-rival Steelers is still on, but a source warned that more positives could mean postponing it. It's unclear if the game would be pushed back to the weekend or Monday night or if it would be postponed entirely for Week 12. Either way, fantasy managers need to keep an eye out for more updates, especially if you plan on starting any players from that game. Ravens running backs Mark Ingram II and rookie J.K. Dobbins are two of the players that tested positive, and they will be out against Pittsburgh. If the game is played this week, Gus Edwards has RB2 upside, even in the tough matchup.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-24 13:57:55


Tom Brady Struggling With Deep Ball Of Late

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is 0-for-19 on deep passes 20-plus air yards down the field in his last four games with a 0.0 passer rating. From Weeks 1-7 on deep passes, Brady was 14-for-39 (35.9 completion percentage) with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 101.2. The future Hall of Famer missed on his final three deep attempts in Week 7, so he's missed on his last 22 deep attempts, which is the longest streak by any QB since 2017. Going back to Week 5, Brady is 3-for-36 on deep passes. His last four games were against the Giants, Saints, Panthers and Rams -- all teams that have been pretty solid against QBs in 2020. The Chiefs, Brady's Week 12 opponent, have also been decent against signal-callers, but they looked bad against Las Vegas on Sunday night. Brady should remain in the low-end QB1 conversation this week.

Source: Next Gen Stats

2020-11-24 13:48:16


Mark Andrews Looks To Keep Things Going On Thursday

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has been impressive throughout his previous two games, racking up 12 catches (16 targets) for 157 yards and a touchdown. While that type of production would get anyone excited, the 25-year-old will have a tough matchup against an effective Steelers defense on Thanksgiving. Andrews didn't have a stellar outing in his first meeting against Pittsburgh just a few weeks ago, finishing with only three catches for 32 yards. While the veteran has a high ceiling whenever he steps on the field, fantasy managers may want to look for an alternative in Week 12.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-24 13:25:58


Gus Edwards Has Plenty Of Upside In Week 12

Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards will likely serve as the team's workhorse in Week 12 against a tough Steelers Defense. With J.K. Dobbins (illness) and Mark Ingram II (illness) both testing positive for COVID-19, the former Scarlet Knight's fantasy stock is the highest it's been all year. Although Justice Hill will be around the gobble some snaps on Thanksgiving, Edwards should still handle most of the snaps out of the backfield in both the run and passing game. While the matchup against Pittsburgh isn't favorable for anyone, the 25-year-old should still be a suitable waiver-wire option and a value play in DFS formats.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-24 13:15:44


Lamar Jackson A Risky Option On Thanksgiving

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson may have his hands full against Pittsburgh on Thursday night. The third-year signal-caller had a rough go against the smothering Steelers defense just a few weeks ago, finishing with 208 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions to go along with a miserable 46.4 completion percentage. The 23-year-old may put up similar numbers on the passing end, but with the team down Mark Ingram II (illness) and J.K. Dobbins (illness), Jackson could pick up the slack on the ground. Nonetheless, he is a risky option for fantasy managers on Thanksgiving but is still a starting option for those with nowhere else to turn.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-24 13:04:21


Denzel Ward To Miss A Few Weeks

Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (calf) is expected to miss a few weeks with a calf strain, according to sources. It's a tough break for the Browns secondary and defense overall, but the good news is that they're facing the lowly Jaguars in Week 12. The loss of Ward for multiple weeks is a blow to this defense and should knock them down slightly in the weekly rankings, but they are still worth using in 10-team leagues as a starting fantasy unit this weekend against Jacksonville. The 23-year-old was a Pro Bowler in his rookie season in 2018 after being taken fourth overall in the draft, and he has 38 tackles (32 solo), two interceptions, a league-leading 15 passes defensed and one forced fumble in 10 games this season.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-11-24 11:18:35


Joe Burrow Has A Chance To Play In 2021

The Cincinnati Bengals and doctors were encouraged by what they saw in the imaging of rookie quarterback Joe Burrow's knee after he tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the Week 11 loss to the Washington Football Team. Burrow is obviously dealing with a multi-ligament injury, but they are optimistic about the 2021 season and beyond. The rookie signal-caller will have to wait for swelling to go down in his knee before surgery is done, and depending on how his rehab goes, he could be ready for the start of the 2021 season. But it's definitely not a guarantee and Cincinnati will most likely be extra cautious with their franchise QB. Burrow still remains an excellent dynasty asset, but his 2021 fantasy value will be shaky because of the chance that he'll miss the beginning of the season. Ryan Finley will take over under center for the Bengals, starting in Week 12 against the Giants.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-11-24 10:54:43


Josh Norman Activated From COVID-19 List

The Buffalo Bills activated cornerback Josh Norman from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. Norman has missed time with a hamstring injury and from being on the COVID-19 list and has managed to play in just three games this year in his first season in Buffalo. The veteran cornerback hasn't played since Week 6 against Kansas City. The former Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro is more of a depth piece in Buffalo's secondary at this point in his career and is no longer the shutdown corner that he was with Carolina. Tre'Davious White and Levi Wallace are the team's starting corners on the outside. Buffalo's defense will be a fringe starting unit in 14-team leagues in Week 12 against the Chargers.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-24 10:42:20


Robert Woods Nearly Flawless In Week 11

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods took advantage of his team's perfect game plan in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night en route to a third-place finish among wideouts for the week. He caught 12 of his 15 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown. After seeing his targets trend downwards for the last four weeks, he led the team in targets and had nine more than teammate Josh Reynolds, who had been outperforming Woods over that span of games. Woods will rarely present this type of ceiling, but his floor is generally one of the safest in football as a WR2.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-24 00:05:05


Rob Gronkowski Gets 25 Yards

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski had two receptions for 25 yards on six targets in Monday's loss to the Rams. After a terrific stretch of games just a few weeks ago, Gronk has declined a bit recently and now has below 30 yards in two of the past three games. Still, he has seen at least six targets in two of the past three games as well and remains a favorite target of Tom Brady. Add this all up and Gronk should still be considered a low-end TE1 going forward.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-24 00:00:18


Cooper Kupp Goes Big In Week 11

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp didn't have a great matchup in Week 11 on Monday night, but it didn't matter, as he went off for a big night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He caught 11 of his 13 targets for 145 yards. Unfortunately, he couldn't get into the end zone on the night, but this was still a fantastic night regardless. The matchups that the Rams are dealing with over the next few weeks aren't great, but Kupp gets enough volume to maintain fantasy value. He's firmly in the WR2 conversation with the volume that he's seeing and he can have WR1 upside with games like this.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-23 23:59:46


Antonio Brown Sees 13 Targets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown finished Monday's loss to the Rams with eight receptions for 57 yards on 13 targets. It was certainly an encouraging performance for Brown, who led the team in every receiving category. In addition, his rapport with Tom Brady is proving to be very strong. Though he will have to fight with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski each week for targets, Brown is proving he deserves some of those targets. The WR should be considered a WR3/flex going forward and there is room for his fantasy value to go up should he continue to thrive.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 23:56:16


Cam Akers Scores In Week 11

Los Angeles Rams rookie running back Cam Akers couldn't get much going in the running game on Monday night and he's been marginalized in the offense all season. However, in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he found his way into the end zone. He finished with five carries for 15 yards to go with one reception for four yards and a touchdown. This isn't enough volume for fantasy managers to have confidence in Akers, though. From a football perspective, it's great to see him get involved in the offense. If he can see more volume in future weeks and take more of the workload from Darrell Henderson, he might be able to provide some more fantasy upside to close out the year.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-23 23:53:38


Chris Godwin Has Touchdown

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin compiled seven receptions for 53 yards and a score on 10 targets in Monday's loss to the Rams. The WR has seen at least six targets and has accumulated over 41 yards in all seven games he has played this season. His role is large and his production is generally consistent. This makes him a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 candidate each week going forward.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 23:51:26


Mike Evans Scores Touchdown In Week 11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans finished with five receptions for 49 yards and a score on nine targets in Monday's loss to the Rams. Evans continues to remain a big part of this offense and though his yardage doesn't always reflect that, he has seen at least six targets and gotten three touchdowns in the past four games. The WR should be considered in the low-end WR1/high-end WR2 tier each week going forward.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 23:46:11


Darrell Henderson Jr. Does Very Little Monday

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. has been trending down of late, and he crashed hard in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. He finished with eight carries for five yards to go with two receptions for four yards. Henderson was a solid RB2 about a month ago, but that value has vanished with the resurgence of teammates Malcolm Brown and rookie Cam Akers. With a difficult slate of games upcoming and a lack of consistent volume ahead of him, Henderson has become even hard to trust as an RB3/flex.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-23 23:43:05


Leonard Fournette Musters 17 Yards

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette had seven carries for 17 yards and a score and one reception for nine yards on four targets in Week 11. Fournette continues to play behind Ronald Jones II and now has 16 rushes for 36 yards in the past three games total. Fournette should not be considered a worthy fantasy starter going forward given his smaller role in this offense and lack of production.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 23:40:23


Ronald Jones II Struggles In Week 11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II finished with 10 carries for 24 yards in the loss to the Rams on Monday. Jones fell flat after a 192-yard performance last week but ended up with more carries than Leonard Fournette on the bright side. It seems Jones will remain the workhorse back going forward, which makes him the safer option to start. The only problem seems to be consistency, as Jones cannot put together a long string of decent games. He has now rushed for less than 35 yards in four of the past five games, so the RB should be considered a mid to low RB2 going forward.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 23:36:09


Jared Goff Lights It Up In Week 11

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff saw a terrible matchup in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, but he shrugged it off in a big way. He finished the game 39 of 51 for 376 yards to go with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He finished as the QB4 on the week and he would have jumped to third if it weren't for the pair of interceptions. Despite losing left tackle Andrew Whitworth to a likely season-ending injury, the Rams kept their passing game on schedule with a quick passing attack. Goff has been a decent start this year, but his fantasy playoff schedule leaves a lot to be desired.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-23 23:34:05


Tom Brady Tosses For 216 Yards

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady went 26-for-48 for 216 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Week 11. Brady struggled most of the game against a powerful Rams defense and thus had a bit of an off-day. Nevertheless, the QB should remain in the low-end QB1 tier going forward as he has also had some terrific games as well. Based on his previous games though, it seems Brady does well only in favorable matchups rather than being consistent.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 23:31:00


Tommy Sweeney Done For The Season

Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney (heart) will miss the rest of the season after a cardiologist discovered that he has myocarditis, which is a heart condition. Sweeney started the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a foot injury, and he was nearing a return when his condition was discovered during an NFL-mandated checkup. He was also placed on the COVID-19 list in Week 7 after being a high-risk close contact to teammate Dawson Knox, who tested positive for the virus. The 25-year-old caught eight passes for 114 yards in six games in his rookie season in 2019. Knox remains the team's top pass-catching tight end, with Lee Smith, rookie Reggie Gilliam and Tyler Kroft backing him up.

Source: ESPN.com - Marcel Louis-Jacques

2020-11-23 22:33:17


Trent Williams Tests Positive For COVID-19

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams tested positive for COVID-19 last week and has landed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list along with eight of his teammates. Williams, who is considered a high-risk individual after a fight with cancer, said he was feeling OK and expects to recover. It's unknown if the blind-side protector for quarterback Nick Mullens will be available in Week 12 against the division-rival Rams. It's Williams' second stint on the COVID-19 list after he was previously deemed a high-risk close contact. If Williams doesn't clear the league's protocol in time, it'll make Mullens more vulnerable against a good Rams pass rush next Sunday.

Source: ESPN.com - Nick Wagoner

2020-11-23 21:46:59


Brandon Williams Lands On COVID-19 List

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that defensive lineman Brandon Williams was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday after he was considered a close contact of running backs Mark Ingram II and J.K. Dobbins, who tested positive for coronavirus. Williams will have to quarantine for five days and will miss the Thanksgiving tilt on Thursday against the undefeated Steelers. As of now, the contest remains on schedule for Thursday night. Williams, a third-round pick in 2013, has just 20 tackles (13 solo) in eight games for Baltimore this season. The Ravens Defense has basically been a must-start fantasy unit all year long, but they'll face a tough Steelers offense on Thursday and should be faded in DFS.

Source: NFL.com - Nick Shook

2020-11-23 21:37:32


Jets Release Mike White; Open Door For James Morgan?

Despite New York Jets head coach Adam Gase all but saying that 2020 fourth-round pick James Morgan is essentially getting a redshirt year as a rookie, the organization made the call Monday to release quarterback Mike White, who had been serving as Joe Flacco's backup. While Sam Darnold (shoulder) continues to battle injuries, Morgan may now slot into the backup role without White on the roster. New York's quarterback situation continues to remain fluid, but Morgan could get a look in the final weeks of the year if the team's losing woes continue and Darnold remains embattled with his shoulder injury. White, who has not yet thrown an NFL pass, will be looking for a new home prior to the conclusion of the year.

Source: Rich Cimini

2020-11-23 20:26:18


Xavier McKinney, Oshane Ximines Return From Injured Reserve

The New York Giants Defense could have both safety Xavier McKinney (foot) and linebacker Oshane Ximines (shoulder) back in the mix Sunday versus Cincinnati after having designated both to return from injured reserve Monday. McKinney was the team's second round Draft choice in 2020, although he would likely play a limited role in his first game, per head coach Joe Judge. Ximines has started three of the four contests that he has appeared in this year, combining for five tackles and three quarterback hits. Their availability will become clearer following Wednesday's practice. While not a standout group in their own right, the Giants' defense should receive sizable season-long streamer appeal due to its matchup versus Ryan Finley and Co., who will be navigating their first game all year without Joe Burrow.

Source: Dan Duggan

2020-11-23 20:13:58


Miami Adds Jesse Davis To COVID-19/Reserve List

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jesse Davis (COVID-19/reserve list) has been placed on the COVID-19/reserve list as of Monday, and will reportedly not be available for Sunday's game versus the Jets. (Players do not have to test positive to be added to the list.) Davis' absence likely means that Rob Hunt will slide over to man the right tackle spot, blocking for Tua Tagovailoa, who is expected to start after being removed late in Week 11 in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The loss of Davis means that Tagovailoa will have a new blind spot protector, while Salvon Ahmed is expected to lead the backfield once again, albeit with a shifting o-line in front of him. At this time, it appears as if Sunday's matchup between Miami and New York is in no danger of being shifted, although the situation will remain fluid throughout the week.

Source: Barry Jackson

2020-11-23 20:06:24


Randall Cobb Earns Did Not Practice Tag Monday

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb (toe) would not have been available to participate in Monday's practice had there been one. After leaving Sunday's win over New England due to a toe injury, Cobb is not trending in the right direction to return for Thursday's matchup with the Lions. Keke Coutee earned praises in the slot in place of Cobb, and would figure to continue seeing an increased usage with the veteran sidelined. The Lions Defense is allowing the fifth-most receiving yards to opposing wide receivers this season, putting Coutee, Brandin Cooks, and Will Fuller V in line for increased usage should Cobb ultimately not make it back in time for the contest.

Source: Adam Caplan

2020-11-23 19:58:05


Kenny Golladay Improves To Limited Practice Participant Monday

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) has been sidelined since Week 8 due to a hip ailment, but despite the quick turnaround ahead of a Week 12 matchup versus Houston, the team's top receiver was listed as a would-be limited practice participant Monday. While he will likely need to log some actual practice time in order to suit up Thursday, his status is beginning to trend in the right direction for potentially facing an exploitable Texans secondary. Golladay has exceeded the 100-yard plateau as a receiver in each of his last two full contests in 2020, making him a must-start asset should he eventually get the green light to suit up. Check back over the coming days to get a better read on his status with the Lions taking the field for practice Tuesday.

Source: Adam Caplan

2020-11-23 19:52:00


Baltimore Reverts Dez Bryant To Practice Squad Monday

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant was moved back to the practice squad following the team's Week 11 win over Tennessee. While Bryant saw a drastic upswing in usage versus the Titans, even securing four receptions for 28 yards, he cannot be viewed as a fantasy asset in any sized season-long format due to his fluctuations between the active roster and practice squad. The Ravens can recall the former All-Pro to the 53-man roster once more before needing to sign him full-time. While he may not be available for Thursday's meeting against Pittsburgh, the fervor to utilize him against his former squad, Dallas, would be strong during Week 13. Check back for any updates as it pertains to Bryant's status within the Baltimore offensive gameplan.

Source: Jamison Hensley

2020-11-23 19:47:01


Sam Darnold Set To Practice Wednesday, Week 12 Status Unknown

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) continues to work his way back from a shoulder injury, with the expectation that he can return to practice Wednesday. Darnold has expressed some optimism that his shoulder has improved with the time off, although how aggressive the Jets will be in rushing their young QB onto the field remains to be seen. Joe Flacco has filled in for Darnold, leading the offense to 27 and 28-point performances, respectively, in the past two weeks with the team's full allotment of wide receivers at his disposal. Even when healthy in 2020, Darnold has done little to inspire confidence in fantasy managers, making the Jets quarterback room an avoidable conundrum heading into Week 12 no matter who eventually gets tabbed to make the start.

Source: Rich Cimini

2020-11-23 19:34:49


Mark Andrews Logs Hypothetical Limited Practice Monday

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (thigh) would have only been able to practice in a limited capacity Monday had one been available to him. With the Ravens taking on the Steelers on Thanksgiving, the team's primary pass-catching threat has just three days to recover from the team's Week 11 matchup to get ready for its arch nemesis. Andrews had arguably his best game of 2020 on Sunday, compiling a season-high 96 receiving yards versus the Titans, while also hauling in his sixth touchdown of the year. The Steelers Defense gave Andrews fits during their Week 8 matchup, limiting him to three catches for 32 yards, as the Pro Bowl tight end is yet to find the end zone in four career meetings against Pittsburgh. Check back throughout the week to receive updates to his status as they become available.

Source: Adam Caplan

2020-11-23 19:28:28


49ers Add Two Defensive Linemen To COVID-19/Reserve List

The San Francisco 49ers placed defensive linemen D.J. Jones and Jordan Willis on the COVID-19/reserve list Sunday, with the move becoming public Monday. With San Francisco having been on its bye week, the duo did not have to worry about missing game action, although their status for next Sunday's matchup against the Rams remains in question. (Players do not have to test positive to be placed on the list.) Jones has started all 10 games for the 49ers Defense this season, having compiled 14 tackles (six of which have come for a loss), in addition to two quarterback hits and two sacks. Willis has been utilized with less frequency, but the loss of either against Los Angeles would be a hit to the team's defensive line depth. Check back to see how San Francisco moves forward throughout the week as they continue to combat roster moves within the organization.

Source: NBC Sports

2020-11-23 19:23:08


La'Mical Perine Heads Toward Stint On Injured Reserve

New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine (ankle) is expected to land on injured reserve due to a high ankle sprain, ruling him out for at least the next three weeks. The move paves the way for Frank Gore to become the bell cow out of the backfield, with Ty Johnson set to serve as his backup. Perine notched his second rushing score of the season Sunday, and figured to continue seeing a solid amount of reps down the stretch in 2020 as New York attempts to gauge his skill level heading into next year. But the injury will complicate the Jets' offense even more than before, making them a targetable group for fantasy managers deploying the streamer option for season-long defensive units. It's possible that Perine could return before the conclusion of the year, but in the meantime, Gore can be added off of the waiver wire as an RB3/Flex in medium-sized or larger season-long formats.

Source: Rich Cimini

2020-11-23 19:14:18


Raiders Defense Adds Takk McKinley Off Waivers

The Las Vegas Raiders made a splash earlier Monday by signing Vic Beasley to their practice squad, following up that announcement by claiming outside linebacker/defensive end Takk McKinley off of waivers. McKinley has already failed a physical with two different organizations, with the Raiders hoping to add him to their defense for the stretch run of the 2020 season. In four starts with the Falcons this year, McKinley has compiled eight tackles, seven quarterback hits, one pass defended, and one sack. The move may come as particularly appealing to McKinley, who could get a chance to face Atlanta as soon as Sunday, as the Raiders are set to travel to take on the Falcons in Week 12. Even with McKinley in the mix, the Raiders defense remains outside of fantasy consideration in all but the deepest of season-long formats.

Source: Jeff Schultz

2020-11-23 19:05:14


Ben Roethlisberger Headlines Steelers' Monday Practice Absences

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Ravens on Thanksgiving, thereby having just three days' rest between their Week 11 and 12 contests; if the estimated practice attendance for Monday is any indication, they may be at far less than 100 percent for that contest. A whopping 15 players were listed as "DNP" had a practice session happened, headlined by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury related), but also including JuJu Smith-Schuster (foot), Eric Ebron (non-injury related), cornerback Joe Haden (knee), and defensive end Cameron Heyward (non-injury related). Many of those absences could be chalked up to the Steelers attempting to limit their players' reps ahead of a key matchup, but check back throughout the coming days to see how their practice participation status progresses.

Source: Adam Caplan

2020-11-23 18:57:40


Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson Battle Injuries For Week 12

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (ankle) and running back Antonio Gibson (ankle) were both listed as DNPs on the team's injury report for Monday, indicating that they would not have been able to suit up for practice, had there been one. With just three days to recover from Week 11 before facing the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, two of Washington's key offensive cogs will have a short window to heal up. McLaurin roasted the Cowboys' secondary earlier this year for seven receptions, 90 yards, and a touchdown, but his absence would pave the way for Cam Sims, Steven Sims Jr., and Isaiah Wright to take on larger offensive roles in Week 12. As for Gibson, J.D. McKissic looms as the biggest beneficiary out of the backfield if Gibson's ankle ailment proves problematic. Check back for updates on both players as they become available.

Source: Adam Caplan

2020-11-23 18:45:08


Greg Zuerlein Battles Back Injury Ahead Of Thursday's Game

Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein (back) appears to be heading into Thursday's matchup against Washington at less than 100 percent after sustaining a minor back injury during Week 11. Zuerlein missed an extra point versus Minnesota -- his third of the year -- but he added another field goal to his total, making him a flawless 17-for-17 inside of 50 yards this season. Head coach Mike McCarthy expects Zuerlein to be ready for Thursday's game, and with the Cowboys offense having begun to trend back in the right direction with Andy Dalton at the helm, Zuerlein reclaims much of the fantasy shine that had worn off due to the team's floundering offense. Check back prior to kickoff on Thanksgiving to make sure Zuerlein gets the green light to suit up.

Source: Jon Machota

2020-11-23 18:38:26


Raiders Defense Signs Vic Beasley

The Las Vegas Raiders signed former Falcons and Titans outside linebacker Vic Beasley to their practice squad on Monday. Beasley didn't work out for the Titans this year and was released three weeks ago after recording only three combined tackles and one forced fumble in five games in 2020. Beasley was the eighth overall pick by the Falcons in the 2015 draft out of Clemson, and he excelled as an inside linebacker with Atlanta in 2016. Beasley recorded a league-high six forced fumbles (one for a touchdown) and 15.5 sacks that year on his way to being named a Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro. Since then, though, the 28-year-old has 18 sacks in four seasons. He'll provide intriguing pass-rushing depth for Las Vegas.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-23 16:54:33


Vikings Put Adam Thielen On COVID-19 List

The Minnesota Vikings placed wide receiver Adam Thielen on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. It's not immediately clear whether Thielen actually tested positive for the virus or if he's just a high-risk close contact of another individual on the team or otherwise that tested positive for COVID-19. If Thielen is just a high-risk close contact, he has a shot at playing in Week 12 against the Panthers if he continues to test negative while quarantining all week. But this news will put his availability in question for this weekend. Thielen has 123 yards receiving in Week 11 and has four touchdowns in the last two weeks, so losing him would be big for fantasy managers and the Vikings. Rookie Justin Jefferson would become the team's top wideout, with OlaBisi Johnson and Tajae Sharpe or Chad Beebe likely joining him in three-wide sets.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-23 16:49:29


Greg Olsen Lands On Injured Reserve

The Seattle Seahawks placed tight end Greg Olsen (foot) on Injured Reserve on Monday. The 35-year-old veteran suffered a ruptured plantar fascia in his foot in the Thursday night win over the Cardinals, most likely ending his season and possibly his career. Olsen has been in the league for 14 years and considered retirement previously after dealing with foot injuries while at the end of his tenure with the Panthers. He wasn't very fantasy relevant in 10 games this year with Seattle, catching 23 of his 35 targets for 224 yards and one touchdown. With Olsen out for most likely the rest of the year, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister should split pass-catching duties at tight end, making it hard to predict which player will be more productive on a weekly basis.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-23 16:25:27


Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Practice Wednesday

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that he expects quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) to practice on Wednesday. Bridgewater is dealing with an MCL sprain in his right knee and was inactive in the Week 11 shutout win over the Lions. Backup QB P.J. Walker went 24-for-34 for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the start with Bridgewater sidelined. He'd have some low-end QB2 upside against Minnesota's defense if he were to make another start for Bridgewater. Fantasy manager would like to see Bridgewater get in a full practice at some point this week in order to feel comfortable rolling with him as a QB2 if he were return to action on Sunday.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 16:19:56


Christian McCaffrey Unlikely To Play In Week 12

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule considers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) week-to-week with his injury, but McCaffrey is considered unlikely to play in Week 12 against the Vikings, according to a source. All fantasy managers can do now is hope that the Pro Bowl running back can return during the fantasy playoffs, which run from Weeks 14-16 in most leagues. Backup Mike Davis had 19 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 15 yards in the Week 11 shutout win over the Lions. He'll remain Carolina's featured back with RB1 upside for as long as McCaffrey continues to be sidelined. Keep an eye on McCaffrey's practice status later in the week but have other plans ready in case he misses another game.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-23 16:15:12


Bears Place Eddie Jackson On COVID-19 List

The Chicago Bears placed star safety Eddie Jackson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. If Jackson was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else that tested positive for the virus, he'll have a good chance of playing in Week 12 against the division-rival Packers if he continues to test negative. Losing him against Green Bay, though, could become a big issue for one of the stronger defensive units in the NFL. Jackson has also been IDP relevant as a playmaker in the secondary in 2020, ranking 14th in fantasy points at his position. The former fourth-round pick in 2017 has 58 tackles (46 solo), three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown this year.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-23 16:09:58


Uchenna Nwosu To Miss Time With Shoulder Sprain

Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (shoulder) is expected to miss around three weeks with a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in his shoulder after getting injured in the Week 11 win over the Jets. Nwosu will seek a second opinion but will be a candidate for Injured Reserve. A second-round pick out of USC in 2018, the 23-year-old has contributed 23 tackles (15 solo), eight QB hits, two passes defensed and 3.5 sacks in 10 games so far this season. The Chargers Defense will be a little bit short-handed in the middle of the field for at least the next three weeks. They'll be more of a back-end starting fantasy unit against a high-powered Bills offense coming off their bye in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 16:04:07


Vance McDonald To Practice Tuesday

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that tight end Vance McDonald has been cleared to come off the COVID-19 list and will return to practice on Tuesday. Meanwhile, tight end Zach Gentry (knee) is dealing with a significant knee injury and will not play on Thursday night against the division-rival Ravens. McDonald hasn't played since the Week 9 win over the Cowboys, but it looks like they'll have him this week against Baltimore. As long as Eric Ebron remains healthy, McDonald just isn't fantasy relevant with all of the offensive weapons around him. The veteran tight end has only nine receptions on 11 targets for 61 scoreless yards in eight games this season.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 15:59:13


Dolphins Still Have Confidence In Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains the team's starting quarterback despite being benched in the fourth quarter in the Week 11 loss to the Broncos. "He's a talented player. He's a young player," Flores said. "He's a developing player. We have a lot of confidence in him. That's why he's the starter. He's got my full support. He's got the support of the coaching staff and the locker room." Tagovailoa was 11-for-20 for 83 yards with one touchdown and six sacks. He looked lost for long stretches, struggled with pressure and looked panicked in the pocket. The rookie from Alabama looked good at times in his previous three starts, but he hasn't been more than a low-end QB2 option in single-year formats to this point. Tagovailoa will have some more upside in Week 12, though, as he faces the winless Jets.

Source: ESPN.com - Cameron Wolfe

2020-11-23 15:47:09


Broncos Defense Surprises In Week 11

The Denver Broncos Defense was pretty much left for dead after allowing 30-plus points four weeks in a row, but they turned things around to help pull out the 20-13 win over the Dolphins in Week 11. In most leagues, the Denver D finished as a top-five fantasy unit. They were able to confuse rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and saddle him with his first NFL loss while also recording six sacks. A defense that has failed to turn the ball over much in 2020 also had an interception from standout safety Justin Simmons. They held Tagovailoa to 83 passing yards and one touchdown before he was benched and didn't allow a running back to go over 43 yards. It was a nice bounce-back performance from the unit, but we still wouldn't recommend them as a starting fantasy unit with the Saints coming to town in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 15:35:04


Brandon McManus Nails Two More Field Goals

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra points in the 20-13 win over the Dolphins in Week 11. McManus has made exactly two field goals in each of the last three weeks and has made all nine of his extra points and all seven of his field goals since missing an extra point in Week 7 against the Chiefs. He's only missed one of his 21 field-goal tries (95.2 percent) in 2020 as well. McManus has been money all year in the accuracy department, but he's tied for 12th in the league with his 21 attempts through 11 weeks. He's also boosted when he plays in the altitude in Denver at home. He'll be there again in Week 12, but McManus will be more of a low-end kicking option in a game in which the Broncos won't be afforded the luxury of settling for field goals.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 15:29:14


K.J. Hamler Catches Four Passes Against Miami

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler contributed four catches for 35 yards on six targets in the 20-13 Week 11 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Hamler continues to have a role in the Broncos offense, but they relied mostly on a successful ground attack in this upset victory over Miami. The 21-year-old rookie out of Penn State does have 26 targets for 14 receptions and 160 yards over the last three games, but he has just one touchdown on the season in eight games so far. The quick and explosive slot weapon can break big plays at any time and has become a WR4/5 in deeper leagues as he sees an increased role in the offense. Hamler could be a surprise performer in a Week 12 matchup against the Saints, but fantasy managers in 12-team leagues should still have better flex options.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 15:21:27


Jerry Jeudy Quiet In Win Over Dolphins

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was tied for the team lead in targets (eight) in the 20-13 Week 11 win over the Dolphins, but he reeled in just three of those eight targets for 37 yards. The targets were encouraging, as Jeudy has at least eight targets in each of his last four games, but the Broncos just didn't need to do much in the passing game with their running game doing its job on Sunday. Fantasy managers want to see Jeudy become more efficient with his looks, but part of that is on quarterback Drew Lock, who has been extremely inconsistent and inaccurate in his second season. Jeudy still has plenty of upside and will be a WR3/flex in a matchup with the Saints next weekend. The Broncos figure to throw plenty in that game, so expect a rebound from the 21-year-old pass-catcher.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 15:14:15


Noah Fant Nothing Spectacular In Week 11

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant secured four of his five targets for 55 yards in the Week 11 win over the Dolphins. The Broncos running game dominated this contest, so the Denver offense didn't need to go to the air as much as they have in recent weeks while playing from behind. That didn't help Fant's cause, and he still hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 2. Despite the mediocre effort, it was an improvement over recent weeks when Fant was limited while playing through a nagging ankle injury. The 55 yards were actually the second-year tight end's third-highest yardage total of 2020. Denver's up-and-down offense gives Fant a fairly low weekly floor, but he'll once again be in the TE1 conversation in Week 12 against the Saints.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 15:05:39


Ravens Defense Expected To Add Pierre Desir

The Baltimore Ravens are expected to sign former Jets cornerback Pierre Desir once he goes through the league's COVID-19 testing protocols, according to a source. Desir signed a one-year deal with the Jets for up to $5.5 million in the offseason, but the struggling cornerback was released last week. Before the 2020 season, Desir had been a three-year starter for the Colts after previously playing with the Browns and Chargers. The 30-year-old struggled in coverage with Gang Green this year, though, recording 47 tackles (37 solo), a career-high three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and eight passes defensed in nine games (eight starts). For now, he'll serve as cornerback depth for a talented Ravens secondary.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-11-23 14:59:48


Mark Ingram II, J.K. Dobbins Test Positive For COVID-19

Baltimore Ravens running backs Mark Ingram II and rookie J.K. Dobbins have tested positive for COVID-19 and will go on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, according to sources. With Baltimore playing on Thursday night against the undefeated Steelers in Week 12, both Ingram and Dobbins will be inactive. That means that Gus Edwards and Justice Hill will be the two primary backs in the Ravens backfield for the important divisional matchup this week. Edwards had just three carries for six yards in the Week 11 loss to the Titans in overtime, but he figures to be the featured back against Pittsburgh. The Steelers allow the second-fewest fantasy points per game to the running back position, but Edwards will have RB2 upside with both Ingram and Dobbins sidelined.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-11-23 14:55:17


Nick Foles, Mitchell Trubisky Still Dealing With Injuries

Chicago Bears quarterbacks Nick Foles (hip) and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) are still dealing with injuries, and head coach Matt Nagy has declined to name a starter for Week 12 against the division-rival Packers, saying that a quarterback change is still "on the table." Foles didn't suffer a major hip injury in last Monday night's loss to the Rams, but he wasn't playing well before his injury and the Bears could decide to make a change under center in order to turn their season around. If neither QB can go against Green Bay, it would likely be Tyler Bray receiving the start, which would be bad news for Chicago's pass-catchers. The Packers Defense will be a popular streaming option this week, while fantasy managers should treat Chicago's starter at QB, whoever that may be, as a desperation low-end QB2.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-23 14:49:10


Joe Burrow Has More Damage In Knee

Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow's (knee) MRI exam revealed that he tore his ACL, MCL and suffered other structural issues to his left knee in the Week 11 loss to the Washington Football Team. Burrow will undergo season-ending reconstructive surgery on his knee and could be out anywhere from nine to 12 months, which would put his status for the beginning of the 2021 season in question. It could make him a risky high-end QB2 for fantasy managers going into draft season next year. The 23-year-old had his ups and downs in his first year before suffering the season-ending injury, but he also showed great poise and plenty of upside in the long-term for both fantasy and real life. Ryan Finley is expected to take over under center moving forward, which should lower the fantasy value of the rest of Cincy's offensive pieces.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-23 14:43:23


Tim Patrick Leads Broncos In Receiving

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick had a team-high five receptions on eight targets for a team-high 119 receiving yards in the 20-13 win over the Dolphins in Week 11. His eight targets were also tied for the team lead on Sunday. It marked the third time this season that Patrick has gone over 100 yards receiving after doing it in back-to-back weeks in Weeks 4 and 6 against the Jets and Patriots. The 27-year-old has been targeted seven-plus times in each of the last three weeks, and he should continue to see a steady diet of targets in Week 12 against the Saints. New Orleans defense has been much more vulnerable through the air, and Denver will likely need to throw to stay in the game. Patrick will be a WR3/flex with some upside in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 13:52:14


Phillip Lindsay Totals 82 Yards Against Miami

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay had a team-high 16 carries for 82 yards (5.1 yards per carry) in the Week 11 victory over the visiting Dolphins. Denver's rushing attack was the story in this game, as Lindsay and Melvin Gordon combined for 166 yards on the ground to control the clock. Lindsay had one more carry than Gordon, but Gordon managed to find the end zone twice. Still, it was a positive development for Lindsay. The 26-year-old saw his second-highest carry total of the season on Sunday after rushing the ball just 12 times in the previous two games combined. He'll be a low-upside RB3/flex next week against the Saints, though, as they've allowed a league-low three rushing scores all season. Plus, Lindsay hasn't been a factor in the passing attack with just two catches in seven games.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 13:39:00


Cre'Von LeBlanc Likely Headed To Injured Reserve

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc (ankle) had an MRI exam show a high-ankle sprain, according to a source. LeBlanc will likely be heading to Injured Reserve as a result, and it's too early to tell if he'll be able to return this season. If he's placed on IR, LeBlanc will have to miss at least three games. The 26-year-old from Florida Atlantic has recorded 22 tackles (19 solo), two passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one sack in his nine games played this season. Philadelphia will be short-handed for a Monday night matchup with the Seahawks in Week 12. That's not a matchup in which the Eagles Defense will be attractive for fantasy managers.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-23 13:31:31


Melvin Gordon III Scores Two Touchdowns In Week 11

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III was the offensive star of the game for Denver in the 20-13 Week 11 upset win over the Dolphins. The Broncos won with their rushing attack and their defense, and Gordon was a big part of that, rushing 15 times for 84 yards (5.6 yards per carry) and both of the team's touchdowns. The 27-year-old saw just 50 percent of the offensive snaps, but he made the most of his chances while still splitting time pretty evenly with teammate Phillip Lindsay. It was a great showing for Gordon, especially since he hadn't given his fantasy managers a touchdown since Week 7 against the Chiefs. But he'll go back to being a low-end RB2/high-end RB3/flex in Week 12 against a Saints Defense that has allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs in 2020.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 13:25:49


Drew Lock Does Very Little In Win Over Dolphins

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock was 18-for-30 for 270 yards passing, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 11 win over the Dolphins. He added two carries for 23 yards on the ground. The Broncos played with positive game script all day, meaning that Lock didn't need to attempt 40-plus passes for the first time since Week 6 against the Patriots. The second-year signal-caller threw an interception for the sixth straight week and has 11 interceptions and seven touchdowns through eight games. The 24-year-old will probably have to throw more often in a Week 12 meeting with the Saints, but Lock will still be a turnover-prone, low-end QB2 option for fantasy managers in superflex leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 13:18:33


Raiders Defense Allows 35 Points

The Raiders defense had a tough time against the Chiefs explosive offense, allowing 35 points in the loss. They allowed 460 yards of offense, and they also struggled to get off the field on 3rd and 4th down. They have now allowed 30 points or more in half of their games and also struggle to force turnovers and get sacks. They picked off Patrick Mahomes in the red zone late in the first half, but that was about the only bright spot for this defense. They take on a streaky Falcons offense next week, and it will be very difficult to trust them.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-23 12:33:31


Henry Ruggs III Hardly Featured In Offense

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was mostly absent in a Week 11 matchup against the Chiefs, catching one pass on his only target for five yards and getting one rushing attempt that went for 12 yards. Ruggs played in over half the team's snaps, but Derek Carr clearly did not look his way for the majority of the game. Ruggs has seen five targets in just one game this season, and he has failed to catch more than three passes in any game. He takes on a bad Falcons secondary next week, but he is mostly off the fantasy radar at this time.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-23 12:24:04


Myles Garrett Won't Play In Week 12

Cleveland Browns pass-rusher Myles Garrett will miss the Week 12 game against the Jaguars after going on the COVID-19 list, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. Garrett was put on the COVID-19 list several days ago and also missed the Week 11 win over the Eagles. He'll now be hoping to return for a Week 13 matchup with the Titans on Dec. 6. Despite missing the game against the Eagles this past Sunday, Garrett remains No. 1 among defensive lineman in fantasy points. The 24-year-old has 31 combined tackles, seven tackles for loss, 14 QB hits, a league-high four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a league-high 9.5 sacks in nine games. Cleveland's defense will miss him again this week, but they are still a prime fantasy unit while facing Jacksonville.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-23 12:15:01


Hunter Renfrow Catches Two Passes

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow caught just two passes for 37 yards in a Sunday night loss against the Chiefs. This marks three straight games where Renfrow has had only two receptions. He also played in just 34 percent of snaps, which was his lowest since Week 8. Renfrow is a solid possession receiver that can move the chains, but his fantasy ceiling is incredibly low. He is averaging just three catches for about 43 yards per game and has found the end zone just two times all year. Renfrow will take on the Falcons next week, and it is reasonable to expect a similar performance.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-23 12:14:55


Josh Allen's Knee Injury Isn't Serious

Jacksonville Jaguars pass-rusher Josh Allen's (knee) injury isn't believed to be too serious based on the initial diagnosis, but he will undergo more tests on Monday, according to a source. Allen will likely miss some game time, but his injury isn't considered to be a long-term one. Don't be surprised if the seventh overall pick in the 2019 draft isn't available to play against the Browns in Week 12, but he could return by Week 13 against the Vikings. An already bad Jaguars Defense will be hurt even more if the 23-year-old edge rusher misses any games. A Pro Bowler in his rookie season, Allen has 13 tackles (seven solo), 11 QB hits and 2.5 sacks in eight games this year after recording 10.5 sacks in 2019.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-23 11:30:41


Eagles Officially Sign Jordan Howard

The Philadelphia Eagles officially signed running back Jordan Howard to their practice squad on Monday. Howard was cut by the Dolphins last week after he rushed for 33 yards and four touchdowns on just 28 carries in five games for Miami after signing a one-year deal last offseason. He'll return to Philadelphia where he had 119 carries for 525 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games during the 2019 campaign. The 26-year-old has familiarity with the Eagles offense and will provide depth behind Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, rookie Jason Huntley, Corey Clement and Elijah Holyfield. Howard is strictly a depth piece for Philly right now and can be left on fantasy waiver wires.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-23 11:24:33


Andrew Norwell Week-To-Week

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive guard Andrew Norwell (arm), who suffered an arm injury in the Week 11 loss to the Steelers, is also out for Week 12 against the Browns. Norwell is considered week-to-week, according to a source. A first-team All-Pro as a left guard for the Panthers in 2017, the 29-year-old had played in every game this season this year before suffering the injury on Sunday. If Norwell can't make it back for the game against Cleveland on Nov. 29, he'll hope to get back on the field for the Week 13 contest against the Vikings.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-23 11:18:54


Darren Waller Has Strong Performance Against Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller once again proved why he is one of the best tight ends in football in a Sunday night loss against the Chiefs. Waller hauled in seven catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. It was the most yards and catches he has had in a game since Week 4. He has now caught at least five passes in eight of 10 games this year, showing that he is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. Next week will be his debut against the Falcons, and there is a great chance that he posts another solid performance.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-23 00:18:09


Jakeem Grant Disappointing Against Broncos

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. has seen his fantasy value get a slight uptick over the last few weeks. Sadly, Grant wasn't able to do much damage during the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos. He hauled in two of his six targets for 12 yards in this one. It appears the Dolphins are going to continue looking his way, but that shouldn't give fantasy owners much hope. At this point, Grant is mainly a deep league option or a low-end flex option for PPR leagues.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-23 00:08:33


Nelson Agholor Goes For 88 Yards

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor had a very good game against the Chiefs, catching six passes on a team-high nine targets for 88 yards and a touchdown. It was a nice bounce-back performance for Agholor after catching just one pass last week. He once again showed his big-play ability on his 22-yard receiving touchdown. He is still a volatile player as this is just his second game of the season with at least five receptions. However, he is averaging a touchdown in at least every other game. Next week will be a favorable matchup against a Falcons Defense that has struggled in the back end of their defense all season.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-23 00:07:45


Mike Gesicki Hauls In Four Receptions

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki is finally starting to put together some fantasy value after a disappointing start to the season. He hauled in four of his five targets for 43 yards in the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos. That performance now makes it three straight games that Gesicki has finished with 40 receiving yards or more. Sadly, Gesicki hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 3, so his fantasy value is limited. He could possibly be a high-end TE2 versus the New York Jets in Week 12.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-23 00:04:09


Tyreek Hill Extends Touchdown Streak

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill extended his touchdown streak to four in Week 11 versus the Las Vegas Raiders and has now scored in 9 of 10 games this season. Hill also caught 11 of his 14 targets for 102 yards. Hill continues to operate with tight end Travis Kelce as the top options in an explosive Chiefs offense. Hill will face a tough Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense in Week 12, but is too talented to not be viewed as a WR1 on a weekly basis.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-23 00:01:44


DeVante Parker Bounces Back In Week 11

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker put together a nice outing after posting a dud the week prior. He hauled in six of his nine targets for 61 yards and one touchdown in the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos. Tua Tagovailoa was benched in the fourth quarter, so Parker owners were probably happy to see that. However, Tagovailoa is expected to start next week versus the New York Jets. Parker has better fantasy value with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, but that seems unlikely to happen. Fantasy owners should consider Parker a low-end WR2 for next week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 23:58:22


Josh Jacobs Finds End Zone In Loss

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had 17 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown in a loss against the Chiefs. The Chiefs Defense held Jacobs to just 3.2 yards per carry, which was his lowest since Week 7. While yards came a bit difficult, Jacobs was able to find the end zone for a third straight week and now has nine touchdowns on the year. It was not the performance that one would hope for out of an RB1, but he was still able to produce a decent performance. Jacobs will have a more favorable matchup next week against the Falcons who allowed over 160 rushing yards to the Saints in Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 23:57:55


Patrick Mahomes Tosses Two More Touchdowns

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was 34-for-45 for 348 yards with a pair of touchdowns and one interception in Week 11 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. He also rushed four times for 16 yards. Mahomes topped off his night by tossing a 22-yard touchdown to tight end Travis Kelce with 28 seconds left in the contest to give the Chiefs the lead at the time and eventually the victory. Mahomes continues to put together another MVP season for managers and remains a QB1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a tough matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 23:52:44


Matt Breida A Non-Factor In Loss

Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida returned for the Week 11 matchup against the Denver Broncos after being inactive each of the last two games. He rushed twice for four yards in the loss. Salvon Ahmed remains the lead back and gets a majority of the receiving work in the backfield as well. Breida has basically had no value all season long and fantasy owners should expect that to continue. He can remain on the waiver wire in just about every format going forward.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 23:49:22


Derek Carr Tosses Three Touchdowns

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw for 275 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in a Sunday night loss against the Chiefs. Carr played very well the entire game, and the interception came late in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory for the Chiefs. It was a good a good bounce-back performance for Carr, and it was the first time he threw for three touchdowns since Week 5. He had a passer rating of almost 120, which is higher than what he has for the season so far. Carr is a fringe QB1 and a definite QB2 in most weeks. He has a favorable matchup against the Falcons next week, so he will likely be able to produce another solid performance.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 23:48:32


Travis Kelce Scores Winning Touchdown In Week 11

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught 8 passes for 127 yards and one touchdown versus the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 11. Kelce's touchdown was a 22-yard catch that turned out to be the game winning score Kansas City. Kelce has now topped 100yards in three consecutive games and has two touchdowns over that span. Kelce will face a tough Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense in Week 12, but he has proven he is a different breed and is in a class of his own when it comes to the tight end position.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 23:46:40


Salvon Ahmed Heavily Involved In Week 11

Miami Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed has turned himself into the featured back with Myles Gaskin (knee) sidelined. He rushed 12 times for 43 yards and caught five of his six targets for 31 yards in the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos. It's unclear when Gaskin will return, so Ahmed will remain the lead back until that happens. He'll get a favorable matchup against the New York Jets in Week 12. Fantasy owners can consider Ahmed a low-end RB2 for that contest.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 23:42:05


Clyde Edwards-Helaire Scores Twice In Week 11

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed 14 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns in Week 11 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. He also chipped in with one catch for eight yards. The rookie was in a bit of a slump entering Sunday's game, but managers will be happy with his performance this week. With so many options in the Chiefs powerful offense, Edwards-Helaire only has three games with more than 16 rushing attempts, but he has been effective in the pass game. Managers should feel confident owning the starting running back in an explosive offense and the rookie will head into Week 12 as a RB2 in a tough matchup versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 23:39:12


Le'Veon Bell Scores First Touchdown With Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell scored his first touchdown as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. Bell had his most rushing attempts as a member of the Chiefs with seven for 25 yards and his lone catch was an 11-yard touchdown. Bell looked the best he has since being a member of the Chiefs, but his low volume makes him a risky flex play in weekly leagues with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire being the teams top back. Bell will look to see some more action against a tough Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 23:37:30


Ryan Fitzpatrick Takes Over In Fourth Quarter

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched during the Week 7 bye week in favor of rookie Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins have won three straight games under Tagovailoa, but the winning hasn't been because of his performance. Fitzpatrick entered this matchup with roughly 10 minutes left and immediately outplayed Tagovailoa. He completed 12 of 18 passing attempts for 117 yards and one interception in the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos. It sounds like the Dolphins are going back to Tagovailoa versus the New York Jets next week. Fitzpatrick obviously won't have any value on the bench, but could be a streaming option, assuming the Dolphins give him another chance to start.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 23:30:13


Tua Tagovailoa Benched In Loss

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa played his worst game of his professional career in the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos. He completed 11 of 20 passing attempts for 83 yards and one touchdown before being benched in the fourth quarter. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick took over and immediately looked better than Tagovailoa. However, the Dolphins mentioned that Tagovailoa will be starting versus the New York Jets next week. That is a favorable matchup for him, but fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited after that horrendous outing we all just witnessed.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 23:24:35


Jamison Crowder Posts Dud Versus Chargers

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder has not looked like himself over the last two games. In Week 11, Crowder hauled in one of his three targets for 16 yards in the loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Crowder and quarterback Joe Flacco have not been able to develop any chemistry together. Fantasy owners need to hope that Sam Darnold (shoulder) is back for the Week 12 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Regardless of who is starting, Crowder won't be anything more than a WR3 for that one.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 23:13:23


Chris Herndon Finally Finds The End Zone

New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon has been a ghost on the field for most of the regular season. Coming in this contest, Herndon had one reception for three yards through his last four games. It's unbelievable that he was really used that little over the last month or so. Herndon hauled in two of his three targets for 32 yards and one touchdown in the Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. It was the first time that Herndon has found the end zone this season. However, fantasy owners shouldn't get used to it happening very often. Herndon finally did something, but he belongs on the waiver wire in most formats going forward.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 23:07:48


Breshad Perriman Salvages Value With Touchdown

New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman had his best game of the season before the team had a Week 10 bye week. Perriman attempted to carry some of that momentum into his Week 11 matchup. He hauled in two of his four targets for 54 yards and one touchdown in the loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Honestly, almost all of his yardage came from a 49-yard touchdown, so fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited. Perriman will remain a WR4 against the Miami Dolphins next week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 23:01:41


Denzel Mims Continues To Get Involved

New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims continues to get the ball thrown his way in this horrendous offense. He hauled in three of his eight targets for 71 yards in the Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Mims has only been active for four games and has already surpassed 40 receiving yards or more in all of them. He doesn't have great fantasy appeal right now, but could be worth rostering in PPR leagues going forward.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 22:46:50


La'Mical Perine Finds The End Zone In Loss

New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine was expected to have a heavier workload in Week 11. However, that didn't go as planned as Perine saw eight carries for 33 yards and one touchdown in the loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Head coach Adam Gase hinted that Perine would be the featured back, but Frank Gore still managed to finish with more carries in this one. Perine won't be anything more than a low-end flex option until Gase actually trusts him, which might never happen.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 22:36:58


Frank Gore Gets First Rushing TD Of The Season

New York Jets running back Frank Gore was finally able to find the end zone for the first time on the ground this season. He rushed 15 times for 61 yards and one touchdown in the Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Head coach Adam Gase continues to lean on the veteran back even though they have youngster La'Mical Perine waiting in the wings. It's tough to imagine Gore having much value against the Miami Dolphins next week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 22:33:24


Colts Defense Allows 31 Points

The Colts Defense allowed 31 points in a Sunday win against the Packers. It was the most points they allowed all season, but they did manage to grab an interception and recover three fumbles. The defense struggled in the first half, allowing 28 points, but they were great in the second half, allowing just three points the rest of the game. They allowed just 66 rushing yards, but Aaron Rodgers had a good day through the air, throwing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. They have an important divisional matchup next week against the Titans where they allowed just 17 points in their first meeting.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 22:21:50


Joe Flacco Holds His Own In Week 11

New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco drew the start in Week 11 and surprisingly looked decent against the Los Angeles Chargers. Flacco completed 15 of 20 passing attempts for 205 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the loss. Flacco had a hilarious 30 passing yards at halftime, but turned it on in the second half. He wasn't able to do enough to get them the win, but the Jets are basically tanking at this point. Flacco won't have much fantasy appeal next week versus the Miami Dolphins, assuming Sam Darnold (shoulder) remains sidelined.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 22:09:43


Trey Burton Catches Touchdown

Indianapolis Colts tight end Trey Burton caught two passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in a Week 11 win against the Packers. It was a nice bounce-back performance for Burton as he had a rough couple weeks prior to that. He now has four total touchdowns in seven games, but his scoring is basically the only way he puts up a decent performance. He is averaging less than three catches and only about 24 yards per game. That was right around what his stat line was today, but he was able to salvage it by finding the end zone. He remains a risky play, because it is unlikely that he will find the end zone every game to salvage poor performances.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 22:07:28


Jakobi Meyers Quiet Versus Texans

New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers has been a reliable fantasy option over the last four games, but that came to a tragic halt in Week 11. Meyers hauled in all three of his targets for 38 yards in the loss to the Houston Texans. It wasn't really his fault that he didn't performance well in this one. He caught all his targets, but the team just looked other ways on offense. Hopefully Meyers will be able to bounce back against the Arizona Cardinals next week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 22:00:39


N'Keal Harry Finally Makes An Impact

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry has been a non-factor in the offense for quite some time. Heading into this Week 11 matchup versus the Houston Texans, Harry had one reception for six yards since the Week 5 bye week. To be fair, he was injured during some of that time, but he still took the field multiple times since then. Harry hauled in five of his eight targets for 41 yards in the loss to the Texans. It was a nice outing by Harry, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect much going forward. Harry has basically turned himself into a deep league option at this point.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 21:53:13


Damiere Byrd Sets Career High In Receiving Yards

New England Patriots wide receiver Damiere Byrd put together his best game of the season versus the Houston Texans in Week 11. He hauled in six of his seven targets for 132 yards and one touchdown in the loss. Those 132 yards set a career high for Byrd who has not gone over 100 yards all season until now. Fantasy owners should not get too excited about this performance. Byrd is worth adding in deep leagues, but he still doesn't produce anything more than low flex value most weeks.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 21:43:31


T.Y. Hilton Leads Team In Targets

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team with six targets against the Packers but only managed three catches for 36 yards. Hilton now has four straight games with 40 yards or fewer and six such games on the season. His yards per target is the lowest of his career and Philip Rivers continues to spread the ball around to multiple targets. Hilton simply has not had any consistency to be considered a viable fantasy option in deeper leagues. It is worth looking at the waiver wire for flex options that have put up better numbers this season.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 21:38:16


Rex Burkhead Expected To Miss Time

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (knee) was forced to exit early during the Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. Burkhead suffered a nasty knee injury that looked serious as they refused to show the replay on television. He finished with four rushing attempts for seven yards and caught two passes for five yards in the backfield. It wouldn't be surprising to see Burkhead miss significant time. Expect Damien Harris and James White to benefit going forward, assuming Burkhead is sidelined.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 21:35:53


James White Hauls In Six Receptions

New England Patriots running back James White was heavily involved in the offensive gameplan during the Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. White rushed the ball five times for 19 yards and caught six of nine targets for 64 yards through the air. This was a nice outing by White who has been basically a ghost over the last month or so. Sadly, White has limited fantasy value because Damien Harris is the lead back. He'll be worth a look as a flex option in PPR leagues against the Arizona Cardinals next week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-22 21:25:34


Randall Cobb Will Miss Time

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb suffered a toe injury on Sunday against the New England Patriots. While he's set to have tests on Monday to see how severe it is, the expectation appears to be that Cobb will miss multiple games. Keke Coutee saw four targets on Sunday and could wind up as the team's slot receiver with Cobb out. Coutee was out of the picture when Bill O'Brien was the head coach, but it appears the team's coaching change has breathed some life into him.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 21:11:48


Zach Pascal Goes for 54 Yards

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal had his usual performance against the Packers, hauling in three catches on all three of his targets for 54 yards. This is what is expected out of Pascal, which is why he remains just a borderline flex option in deeper leagues. He does not catch a lot of passes, and he has not shown off any big-play potential. The emergence of Michael Pittman Jr. has also made Pascal more of a No. 2 or 3 option in the passing game. He faces off against the Titans next week, and it is reasonable to expect a similar performance.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 21:03:50


Steelers Defense Finishes With Four Interceptions

The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense played well in a 27-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Pittsburgh dominated Jacksonville rookie quarter Jake Luton, picking him off four times and logging two sacks in the win. The Steelers remain one of the most talented defenses in the league and made things difficult for Jacksonville all afternoon. Pittsburgh was led by Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds, who recorded two interceptions each. The Steelers will see a tougher opponent in Week 12 when they square off against the Baltimore Ravens in a rematch from Week 8.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 21:01:28


Eric Ebron Catches Touchdown In Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron caught four of seven targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in a 27-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Ebron got off to a slow start but he was the one who came down with Ben Roethlisberger's final touchdown pass of the game, a 20-yard connection about halfway through the fourth quarter. Ebron is unlikely to post many big receiving games for the Steelers but he continues to show a nose for the end zone, having scored in three of his past four games. Ebron will be a decent fantasy option again in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 20:56:20


D.J. Chark Jr. Leads Disappointing Jaguars Passing Day

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. caught a team-high four passes for a team-high 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a disaster of a game for the Jacksonville passing game, with Chark and his eight targets being the closest thing to a bright spot that there was on a day that featured zero touchdowns and four interceptions. As long as Jake Luton is under center, Chark is a risky WR3 option.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:51:09


JuJu Smith-Schuster Quiet In Week 11 Win

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster turned in a quiet performance in a 27-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Smith-Schuster caught four of five targets for just 19 yards in the easy win over the Jaguars. The slow outing broke a streak of four straight games with at least six receptions and 67 receiving yards. The crowded receiver room in Pittsburgh is going to leave at least one guy out of the fun some weeks, and apparently it was Smith-Schuster's turn to take a backseat as Diontae Johnson led the team with 16 targets and Chase Claypool caught a touchdown. Smith-Schuster should remain in fantasy lineups in Week 12's divisional matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 20:50:04


Damien Harris Finds End Zone Early Against Houston

New England Patriots running back Damien Harris ran 11 times for 43 yards and a touchdown in his team's Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. He added an 11-yard reception as well. There was concern with Sony Michel (quad) coming off IR that he would eat into Harris's touches, but Michel was made an inactive for this game despite apparently being healthy. If that continues going forward, Harris will be a low-end RB2 play.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:45:55


Chase Claypool Scores 10th TD

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool caught four of eight targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in a 27-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Claypool and Ben Roethlisberger connected for a 31-yard score in the second quarter, giving Claypool 10 total touchdowns in his impressive rookie season. While Claypool continues to find the end zone often, he hasn't topped 74 receiving yards since back in Week 5. That has made him a bit touchdown-dependent in fantasy, of course that hasn't been an issue thanks to his frequent trips to the end zone. Claypool will be a strong fantasy option in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 20:43:50


Cam Newton Tosses Over 300 Yards In Week 11

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton threw for 365 yards in a Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. Newton was 26-for-40 and threw one touchdown. He added six rushing yards as well. It was Newton's first 300-yard game since Week 2 and featured his fourth game in a row without an interception. Newton isn't the same player he used to be, but with a couple of juicy matchups on tap, you should think of him as a high-end QB2 with QB1 upside for the next two weeks.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:43:17


Michael Pittman Jr. Catches First Career Touchdown

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. had another good game in a Week 11 win against the Packers. He hauled in catches on all three of his targets, going for 66 yards and his first career touchdown. Pittman showed that he has big-play potential, going for 45 yards on his touchdown catch. This is the third straight game where Pittman has led the team in receiving yards, so he is quickly becoming the No. 1 option in the passing game. Pittman should be able to put up another good performance in Week 12 against a suspect Titans secondary. He caught seven passes for over 100 yards in their first meeting.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:42:08


Diontae Johnson Posts Second Straight 100-Yard Game

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught 12 of 16 targets for 111 yards in a 27-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Johnson has now topped 100 receiving yards in two straight contests as he has reasserted himself as the team's No. 1 wide receiver. The second-year wide receiver now has at least six catches in four of his past five games with his 12 grabs on Sunday going into the books as a career-high. Johnson will remain a solid fantasy option in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 20:37:31


Nyheim Hines Catches Three Passes

Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines reverted back to his usual self in a Week 11 win against the Packers. He had just six carries for two yards and caught three passes for 31 yards on four targets. Hines had an encouraging performance last week against the Titans, but the Colts offense went back to rookie Jonathan Taylor for the bulk of the workload. Hines was close to having a decent fantasy day with a touchdown catch in the second half, but it was called back due to a holding penalty. His value will be limited if Taylor goes back to being the lead back. This will make him tough to trust for the home stretch of the season. He will look to bounce back next week against the Titans where he had his best game of the season in Week 10.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:32:31


Marquise Brown Held Without Reception In Week 11

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown finished behind Willie Snead IV and Dez Bryant in targets in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans. Hollywood was targeted three times, but the second-year player failed to bring any of them in for a catch. In four games since the bye week, Brown has six total receptions for 55 yards. That won't get it done in real life or in fantasy leagues, where Brown is almost unplayable. In fact, managers in eight and 10 team leagues should consider dropping him if a safer option is on waivers.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:28:37


Marquez Valdes-Scantling Registers 55 Yards Against Colts

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught three passes for 55 yards in the Packers 34-31 loss to the Colts in overtime. Of the six targets Valdes-Scantling saw in the game, none was more important than a 47-yard catch at midfield to help set up a game-tying field goal at the end of regulation. The 26-year-old has been wildly inconsistent this season but now has 257 receiving yards over his last three games with three touchdowns. Valdes-Scantling will be a dicey WR5 option in Week 12 against a stingy Bears secondary.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-22 20:27:37


Younghoe Koo Nails Three Field Goals In Loss

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo made all three of his field-goal attempts in a 24-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Koo has now made multiple field goals in eight of nine contests this year and remains a top-five option at the position ahead of a Week 12 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. Los Angeles has surrendered the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing kickers.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:27:24


Robert Tonyan Catches Touchdown In OT Loss

Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan caught five passes for 44 yards and one touchdown in the Packers 34-31 overtime loss to the Colts in Week 12. The Packers got on the board thanks to Tonyan's 25-yard touchdown catch, his sixth touchdown of the season. The tight end has been a fine source of touchdowns at the tight end position but his 44 yards in this game eclipsed his output over the last two games. Tonyan could have fringe fantasy value as a touchdown-dependent option next week against the Bears.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-22 20:23:57


Mark Ingram II Disappears In Week 11

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II ran the ball just two times in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans, finishing with two rushing yards. He played just six snaps. Ingram is third on the depth chart at running back now and is averaging one yard per carry in the past two weeks. It's time for fantasy managers to drop Ingram in everything but 14-team or deeper leagues, and you might be fine to move on there as well.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:23:36


Aaron Jones Scores Eighth Touchdown Of Season In Week 11

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards, one touchdown and added four receptions for 30 yards in the Packers Week 11 loss to the Colts. Jones punched in his sixth rushing touchdown, his eighth overall, in the second quarter to put the Packers up, at the time, 14-7. Green Bay would go on to blow a 14-point lead and ditched the running game in a furious final quarter of regulation. Jones, however, continues to produce even when his opportunities are being capped by a pass-heavy offense. Jones will have an unfavorable matchup next week against a stout Bears Defense in Week 12.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-22 20:20:10


Hayden Hurst Blanketed By Saints

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst saw two targets but failed to haul in a pass in a Week 11 loss to the Saints. Hurst was steadily holding onto a good role in the offense coming into this game, which makes this performance odd. Still, the Falcons' offense as a whole should tip their caps in favor of the Saints, whose defense was downright dominant. You can't discount what Hurst had done in the previous few weeks, but there's no denying that this was a bit concerning. It will be interesting to see how Hurst plays if Julio Jones (hamstring) is out of the lineup for a second time. It will be a good matchup against the Chargers.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:20:04


Mark Andrews Comes Up Big In Week 11

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews had his best yardage total of the 2020 season in Sunday's loss to the Titans, catching five passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted seven times, tying him with Willie Snead IV for the team lead. Andrews has been fine this season, but hasn't been as consistently good as many expected when they drafted him. The targets are here, though, and you should safely consider him a TE1 play.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:18:39


Davante Adams Extends Touchdown Streak Against Colts

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams caught seven passes for 106 yards and one touchdown in the Packers 34-31 overtime loss to the Colts in Week 11. Water is wet and Adams catches touchdowns as the star receiver now has a score in each of his last five games. During that span, Adams has 45 receptions for 594 yards and eight touchdowns. The elite receiver will have, however, a tough tilt next week against a talented Bears Defense.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-22 20:15:53


Gus Edwards Nonfactor In Week 11

Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards rushed three times for six yards in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans. He was on the field for just 13 snaps. Maybe it was a one-game blip, or maybe J.K. Dobbins has assumed the lead running back role in Baltimore and isn't going to give it back. Don't drop Edwards, who still has deep league value thanks to his ability to find his way into the end zone, but it might be a good idea to keep him on the bench in Week 12.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:14:46


Jonathan Taylor Rushes For 90 Yards

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had an encouraging performance against the Packers after a few disappointing weeks. He rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries and also chipped in with four catches for 24 yards. His 22 carries was his second most all season, so it certainly looks like he is back in the coaching staff's good graces. Taylor showed that he could run it effectively, picking up a respectable 4.1 yards per carry. The uncertainty of his touches was a concern coming into the week, but he is a viable fantasy option if he continues to see this many touches. He will look to put up another solid performance in a divisional matchup next week against the Titans.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:13:40


Aaron Rodgers Throws Three Touchdowns In OT Loss

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 27-of-38 passes for 311 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the team's 34-31 overtime loss to the Colts in Week 12. Aside from the interception, it was another vintage Rodgers performance. The Packers blew a 14-point lead but the veteran passer made some huge plays to take it to overtime. Backed up in his own end zone, Rodgers dropped a 47-yard bomb to Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the final minutes of regulation to set up a game-tying field goal. Rodgers now has 300+ passing yards in each of his last three games with nine touchdowns in that span. Rodgers will be a fringe QB1 next week against a tough Bears Defense.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-22 20:12:09


Russell Gage Sees Team-High 12 Targets

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage saw a team-high 12 targets in a loss to the Saints. Gage's seven receptions were the most he's had in three weeks. The 24-year-old receiver eclipsed 50 yards for the third time in five games and could be looking at an expanded role if Julio Jones (hamstring) is forced to miss time. It's worth noting that Gage saw a similar role earlier in the year and failed to produce as expected. Still, you could do worse than Gage if you needed an injury replacement heading into next week.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:10:26


J.K. Dobbins Finds End Zone In Week 11

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins rushed 15 times for 70 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans. He also caught a pair of passes for 15 yards. Dobbins has received double-digit carries in three of the past four games now and has pretty clearly taken on the role as the lead back here, with his 41 snaps leading the running back corps here significantly. While we can't guarantee this trend continues, Dobbins is moving into the fantasy RB2 tier right now.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:10:08


Justin Jefferson Catches 39-Yard Touchdown In Defeat

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson caught three passes for 86 yards in the Vikings 31-28 loss to the Cowboys in Week 11. Jefferson made the most of his five targets in the game, averaging 28.7 yards per catch and coming down with a 39-yard bomb for his fourth touchdown of the season. The rookie has been dynamite in the passing game and now has five games of 80+ receiving yards on the season. He will enjoy WR2/3 status heading into Week 12.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-22 20:06:36


Philip Rivers Tosses Three Touchdowns

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers had a strong performance against the Packers, completing 24 passes on 36 attempts for over 280 yards and three touchdowns. Rivers also had an interception, but it was a good game other than that. He now has three games this season where he has thrown three touchdowns, all three of them coming over the last five weeks. He has a passer rating over 100 in four of his last five games, so he is showing that he still has some fantasy value. Rivers still has not hit the QB1 tier, but his performances have been strong enough lately to be a solid backup or QB2. Rivers will take on the Titans in Week 12 where he threw for over 300 yards and a touchdown in their first meeting.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 20:05:02


Adam Thielen Posts His Best Game Of The Season

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught eight passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings 31-28 loss to the Cowboys in Week 11. Thielen has been a red zone monster all season long but was effective all over the field against a vulnerable Cowboys secondary. The veteran receiver now has 11 touchdowns on the season and three 100+yard receiving games. Thielen has been a bit hit-or-miss in the passing game this season but has more than made up for it with those 11 scores. Thielen is trending towards borderline WR1 status heading into Week 12.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-22 20:03:33


Dallas Cowboys Defense Does Okay In Week 11

The Dallas Cowboys Defense did a decent job in a Week 11 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings had allowed the 12th-most points to opposing fantasy defenses so far this season, and the Cowboys allowed 28 points, recorded two sacks, and recovered two fumbles. In standard scoring formats, the Cowboys defense ended up with five fantasy points. For an idea of how the Cowboys defense has been doing this season, Week 11's five points was their third best performance of the season. Essentially regardless of matchup, the Cowboys defense is not a fantasy option in the vast majority of formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 20:00:47


Dalvin Cook Totals 160 Yards, One Touchdown

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carried the ball 27 times for 115 yards, 45 receiving yards and one touchdown in the Vikings 31-28 loss to the Cowboys in Week 11. Cook continues to be the premier workhorse in the NFL and now has 20+ carries in six of his last seven games. Cook punched in a touchdown in the first half for his 13th rushing touchdown of the season and posted his fifth 100+-yard rushing game of the season. The elite back will continue to be a top choice in all fantasy formats heading into Week 12.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-22 19:59:47


Calvin Ridley Leads Team In Receiving Yards

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley hauled in five of nine targets for 90 receiving yards against the Saints. It was a tough loss for Atlanta- and the offense struggled at times without Julio Jones (hamstring), who left with an injury. Still, it was impressive that Ridley played as well as he did. The 25-year old will be another week removed from his foot injury and should be 100 percent as he potentially assumes the role of alpha wideout. The team will know more about Jones' status on Monday. Still, Ridley should be viewed as a WR1 regardless of the injury status of his teammate.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:58:56


Ryan Tannehill Leads Titans To Victory

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 22 of 31 passes for 259 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Week 11 against the Ravens. Tannehill and the Titans' offense was stalled for the entirety of the first half, during which he managed only 42 passing yards and a touchdown. However, he led a strong comeback effort in the third and fourth quarters, highlighted by a 14-yard touchdown toss to A.J. Brown. The Titans draw an intriguing Week 12 matchup against the Colts.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-22 19:58:10


Greg Zuerlein Hits One Field Goal And Two Extra Points

Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein made all three of his kick attempts in a Week 11 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Zuerlein made his field goal from just 19 yards out and nailed both of his extra points in the game. Zuerlein has been solid when kicking this season, but he just hasn't been given that many chances to be on the field, limiting his fantasy value. Zuerlein will continue to be a solid NFL kicker, but shouldn't be started in most fantasy formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:57:09


Kirk Cousins Deliver Strong Game In Loss

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-30 passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings 31-28 nail-biting loss to the Cowboys in Week 11. The Vikings are trying to get back into the playoff picture and Cousins played well late during a furious, back-and-forth fourth quarter. Cousins did lose a fumble in the game but connected on some huge throws, including a 39-yard bomb to Justin Jefferson for a touchdown. The veteran passer has some favorable matchups the rest of the season and could be considered a matchup-based fantasy play moving forward.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-22 19:56:23


Dalton Schultz Scores A Week 11 Touchdown

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz scored a touchdown in a Week 11 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Schultz was targeted six times, catching four passes for 25 yards. His score came on a short two-yard pass from Andy Dalton near the end of the game, and ended up being the game-winning score. Schultz has developed a solid fantasy floor regardless of the struggles of the Cowboys offense. With things maybe developing somewhat with Andy Dalton back under center, Schultz should work his way into the bottom end of the TE1 fantasy ranks going forward.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:54:48


Derrick Henry Has Another Massive Game In Win

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry rushed the ball 28 times for 133 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Ravens. He added a reception for -1 yards. Henry relied on volume for the majority of his production, which has become the norm for the star running back. With the performance, Henry has surpassed 100 rushing yards for the sixth time this season and third time in his last four contests. With workload always on his side, Henry will remain a top-end option even in another tough matchup in Week 12 against the Colts.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-22 19:52:33


Michael Gallup Makes Two Catches In Week 11

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup made two catches in a Week 11 win, gaining 29 yards. He was targeted five times. Gallup was seeing more targets from some of the backups of the backup that the Cowboys were forced to put in at quarterback, but with Andy Dalton back under center, Gallup is likely to return to his boom-or-bust role, with a lot more bust weeks than anything else. Gallup has plenty of talent, but just isn't in a situation where his skillset is being used efficiently.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:51:46


Julio Jones Posts 39 Yards, Leaves With Injury

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) caught both of his targets for 39 yards in a loss to New Orleans. Jones had to limp off the field after his hamstring appeared to tighten up and was unable to return. The team expects an update on their star wideout's status on Monday. Just as they did earlier in the year, Atlanta struggled without the presence of Jones on the field, so hopefully, they can get him back. A matchup with the Chargers awaits in Week 12.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:50:17


CeeDee Lamb Scores In A Week 11 Victory

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb scored a touchdown in a Week 11 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Lamb was targeted six times, catching four passes for 34 yards and a score. He added two carries for 12 yards and also scored a two-point conversion. Lamb didn't make any huge plays in terms of yardage, but his touchdown came on an outstanding catch in the second quarter. With Andy Dalton seemingly able to make the Cowboys look like a real NFL offense, Lamb should be back in the WR3 conversation, starting with a Thanksgiving matchup against the Washington Football Team.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:49:29


A.J. Brown Finds End Zone For Seventh Time

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown recorded four receptions on seven targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Ravens. Brown was held catchless in the first half, failing to haul in either of his targets. However, he came alive in the second half to rebound from a poor Week 10 performance against the Colts. His most vital reception of the day came on a 14-yard touchdown with just over two minutes remaining in the contest when he bullied his way into the end zone with several Ravens players tried to take him down. Brown has not dominated targets as expected due to the emergence of Corey Davis, though he has still managed to find the end zone seven times in his last seven contests. Brown will look to extend the scoring run in a rematch against the Colts in Week 12.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-22 19:48:56


Corey Davis Tops 100 Receiving Yards

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis recorded five receptions on seven targets for 113 yards in Week 11 against the Ravens. Davis tied for the team lead with seven targets but was by far the most efficient receiver for Tennessee. Despite being held without a catch in the first half, Davis topped 100 receiving yards for the third time in the campaign. Davis has surprisingly forced a near-even split of targets with A.J. Brown, which should give him a solid chance of producing in Week 12 against the Colts.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-22 19:45:11


Amari Cooper Makes Six Catches In A Week 11 Win

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper led the Cowboys in receiving in their Week 11 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Cooper made six catches, gaining 81 yards. His catches and yards were both the most on the team, as were his seven targets. The only thing Cooper didn't do in this one was score a touchdown, which he's only done twice so far this season. Cooper faded into the WR3 ranks while the Cowboys were struggling to find a warm body to play quarterback, but with Andy Dalton back and clearly capable, Cooper could make his way back into some higher-end WR2 conversations. The Cowboys will take on the Washington Football Team on Thanksgiving Day.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:45:06


Hunter Henry Scores A Touchdown In Second Straight Game

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry scored in his second straight game in Week 11 versus the New York Jets. Henry also caught four balls for 48 yards. The 48 yards was the most for Henry since he picked up 50 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3. Henry now has exactly four catches in four straight games and remains touchdown dependent. Henry should be considered a fringe TE1 with a safe floor and draws a favorable matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:44:38


Todd Gurley II Bottled Up By Saints

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II was completely stifled by the Saints Defense in a 24-9 loss. Gurley turned nine touches into 29 scoreless scrimmage yards, as the Saints defense proved to be an impenetrable wall. The former Ram couldn't salvage his day with a touchdown and didn't see his normal workload when the team went down in the second half. Gurley should be able to bounce back against a Chargers Defense that just allowed 96 rushing yards and two scores to the Jets.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:44:12


Tony Pollard Scores In A Week 11 Win

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard ran the ball five times for 60 yards in a Week 11 win, scoring a touchdown. Pollard's score came on a 42-yard run in the fourth quarter. Despite the exciting score, Pollard still worked clearly behind starter Ezekiel Elliott, who finally had a good game of his own. Pollard continues to be a must-roster backup, but won't have much value on his own as long as Elliott remains on the field.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:40:35


Ezekiel Elliott Scores And Runs For Over 100 Yards

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his best game of the season in Week 11, running the ball 21 times for 103 yards and adding two catches for 11 yards and a touchdown. "Zeke" scored on a six-yard pass from Andy Dalton in the first quarter. It was Elliott's first 100-yard rushing game of the season and the Cowboys offense finally looked like an NFL offense for the first time since Dak Prescott's season ended. If the Cowboys can keep playing like this, Elliott will work his way back into the RB1 ranks conversation. For now, he remains a solid-floor RB2 for a Thanksgiving game against the Washington Football Team.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:37:14


Mike Williams Scores A Touchdown In Week 11

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams put together another strong performance in Week 11 versus the New York Jets. The big receiver hauled in four of his seven targets for 72 yards and used his strength to score a 39-yard touchdown. Williams has now put together three strong performances over his last four games with a pair of touchdowns and five or more targets in every game over that span. Williams should be taken seriously in all formats as a WR3 option with upside and will be worth firing up against a weak Buffalo Bills secondary in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:35:19


Matt Ryan Throws Two Interceptions In Rough Day

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 19 of 37 passes for 232 yards and two interceptions in a rough loss to the Saints. Ryan was run over by the Saints Defense, as he was hit 11 times and sacked nine. The veteran quarterback also lost his favorite target Julio Jones (hamstring), who limped off with an injury and didn't return. Ryan struggled mightily without Jones in the lineup earlier this year and could be harder to trust for fantasy purposes. Even still, a juicy matchup with the Chargers awaits in Week 12.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:35:08


Tua Tagovailoa Confirmed As Starter

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores confirmed after Sunday's loss to the Broncos that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the starter next week, even though he was benched on Sunday for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tagovailoa hasn't put up consistently strong numbers in his brief time as an NFL starter but could be a solid streaming play against the Jets and their struggling defense in Week 12.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 19:33:57


Lamar Jackson Can't Lead Ravens To A Win

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson went 17-for-29 for 186 yards, a touchdown, and an interception during the overtime loss to the Titans on Sunday. He also added 51 yards off 13 carries. The 23-year-old struggled with his accuracy once again in Week 11, producing his second outing with less than 60 percent passing in his previous four games. Although he still ranks as one of the best fantasy quarterbacks in the league, he will have an uphill battle in Week 12 against the efficient Steelers Defense. Fantasy managers may want to consider other alternatives.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:33:52


Andy Dalton Leads The Cowboys To A Week 11 Win

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton returned to the field in Week 11 and led the Cowboys to their first win since Week 5. Dalton completed 22 of his 32 pass attempts for 203 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He "ran" three times for a total of five yards. Dalton made the Cowboys offense look like an actual NFL offense for the first time in a while. There was some surprise that Garrett Gilbert didn't get a second chance after a decent start last week, but Dalton showed that he can still be at least an average NFL quarterback. He'll have some 2QB and Superflex value for the rest of the season. The Cowboys take on Washington on Thanksgiving.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:32:47


Saints Defense Dominant Against Falcons

The New Orleans Saints Defense dominated the Atlanta Falcons in a 24-9 victory. Atlanta was completely blanketed by the Saints, as they managed just 248 total yards of offense. New Orleans registered nine sacks and two interceptions, constantly pressuring Falcons' quarterback Matt Ryan. Leading the charge for the unit was defensive end Cameron Jordan, who notched a team-high three sacks. David Onyemata and Trey Hendrickson each recorded a pair. The Saints defense will easily be a top-12 option next week against Denver.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:26:37


Keenan Allen Has A Career Day In Week 11

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen put together a career day in Week 11 versus the New York Jets. Allen was targeted 19 times on Sunday and caught 16 balls for 145 yards and a touchdown. Allen's 16 catches is a new franchise record for most receptions in a game in Chargers history. The wide receiver has been heavily targeted all season long and remains a WR1 in all formats. Allen will draw a favorable matchup against a poor Buffalo Bills secondary in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:23:19


Kalen Ballage Leads Chargers Backfield In Week 11

Los Angeles Chargers running back Kalen Ballage rushed 15 times for 48 yards and caught seven balls for 27 yards in Week 11 against the New York Jets. Ballage received the bulk of the backfield snaps on Sunday. With Austin Ekeler (hamstring) and Justin Jackson (knee) both on IR, Ballage will continue to be the top backfield option for the Chargers and should be rostered in all formats as a RB2/flex options. Next up for the running back will a favorable matchup versus the Buffalo Bills.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:22:24


James Robinson Has Acceptable Outing In Week 11

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson racked up 73 yards off 17 carries during the loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. He also added two catches for 21 yards. The 22-year-old was the team's only source of production against a smothering Steelers Defense that forced Jake Luton to throw four interceptions. Robinson should continue to have his number called often moving ahead, primarily until Gardner Minshew II (thumb) can return to open up things on the passing end. Fantasy managers should keep him rolling.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:19:31


Justin Herbert Continues To Impress

Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert continued his strong season with a magnificent performance on Sunday versus the New York Jets. Herbert finished the contest 37-for-49 for 366 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions. He also rushed for 11 yards on a pair of carries. Herbert's 277 yards in the first half were the most for a Chargers quarterback since 1991. Herbert has now thrown for over 300 yards in five games this year and has thrown for multiple touchdowns in seven straight games. Herbert has been putting up QB1 numbers and will face the Buffalo Bills in a favorable matchup in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 19:18:37


Wil Lutz Makes Four Kicks

New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz made 1 of 2 field goals and all three extra-point attempts in a 24-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Lutz has now made at least three extra points in three straight contests, as the New Orleans offense has started to get things rolling a bit more. That should give him a safe enough floor for fantasy managers in the next couple of games. The 26-year old gets an excellent matchup in Week 12 against the Broncos, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing kickers.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:11:26


Jake Luton Has Embarrassing Day

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton was 16-for-37 for 151 yards and four interceptions during the loss to Pittsburgh in Week 11. The rookie wasn't able to get anything going and fell victim to an overwhelming Steelers Defense that was just too much to handle. The 24-year-old has now thrown two touchdowns and six interceptions while filling in for Gardner Minshew II (thumb), and unless he turns things around, he should remain out of fantasy lineups in all formats.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:06:47


Jalen Richard Inactive For Week 11

Las Vegas Raiders running back Jalen Richard (chest) is inactive for his team's Sunday night contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. Richard caught a season-high four passes the last time these teams played. He hasn't had a huge role this season, so his absence might be a slight boost to running back Josh Jacobs, but it doesn't impact things much.

Source: Las Vegas Raiders

2020-11-22 19:02:29


Jared Cook Has Quiet Game In Win Over Falcons

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook had a quiet day in a Week 11 win over Atlanta. Cook caught his lone target for six yards in Taysom Hill's debut as the starter. There are two ways to view this if you have Cook on your roster. One, Hill's prowess as a runner in the red zone could limit Cook's touchdown chances inside the 20s. Two, Hill's willingness to throw the ball downfield- 10.1 yards per attempt in his first start- could open up more deep-ball opportunities down the middle of the field for Cook. It's best to view the veteran tight end as a fringe TE1 moving forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 19:00:53


A.J. Green Scores A Touchdown In Week 11

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green caught just four of his nine targets for 41 yards during the loss to Washington on Sunday. However, in the second quarter, he made amends by hauling in a five-yard throw from Joe Burrow for a touchdown. The veteran found the end zone for the first time of the 2020 campaign as he continues to take a back seat to the duo of Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. Nonetheless, Green's fantasy outlook is unpredictable moving ahead after Joe Burrow (knee) suffered a potentially season-ending injury. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor his productivity catching passes from presumptive starter Ryan Finley and take it from there.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:53:34


Emmanuel Sanders Has Solid Day In Week 11 Win

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught four of five targets for 66 yards in a 24-9 win over the Falcons. It was a good day for Sanders, who connected on a big, 44-yard pass play with new starter Taysom Hill. Unfortunately, Sanders' 57-yard touchdown grab was negated by a penalty. Still, Hill's willingness to chuck the ball down the field could be great for the veteran wideout's fantasy value moving forward. Sanders will get a chance for revenge next week against his former team, the Broncos, who have had some problems in their secondary this year.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:52:36


James Conner Rushes For 89 Yards In Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner rushed 13 times for 89 yards and added 10 yards on three receptions in a 27-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. While it wasn't a huge outing for Conner, his 89 rushing yards were his best total in over a month. Conner's main issue of late has been the fact that the Steelers have been skewing very pass-heavy over the past few games. Conner will look to bounce back in a divisional matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 18:47:39


Michael Thomas Tallies Game-High Receiving Numbers

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas caught nine of 12 targets for 109 receiving yards in a 24-9 win over Atlanta. Thomas exploded on the scene with this performance, his best of the year so far. He was the apple of new starter Taysom Hill's eye, as no Saints' receiver came even close to his 12 targets. It could have potentially been an even bigger day, as Thomas dropped a wide-open, 25-yard pass. Still, this was the type of player fantasy managers thought they were getting. He may not dominate the target share moving forward, though it's safe to say that Hill trusts Thomas. The All-Pro receiver will be among the WR1 ranks next week against a bad Denver secondary.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:44:14


Tee Higgins Struggles Against Washington

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins had three catches for 26 yards during the Week 11 loss to Washington. The rookie saw 10 targets on Sunday but wasn't able to get anything going. Instead, he took a back seat to Tyler Boyd, who had nine receptions for 85 yards. With Joe Burrow (knee) potentially done for the year, Higgins will have to develop a rapport with presumptive starter Ryan Finley, which may ultimately decrease his fantasy stock moving ahead.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:41:38


Ben Roethlisberger Throws Two TDs In Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 32 of 46 passes for 267 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in a 27-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Roethlisberger completed touchdown passes to Chase Claypool and Eric Ebron in the easy win to help his team improve to 10-0 on the season. The Steelers have been trending increasingly more pass-heavy as the season has gone on, benefitting Roethlisberger and his talented group of pass-catchers. Roethlisberger will take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 18:39:46


Latavius Murray Leads Backfield In Scrimmage Yards

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray received a team-high 14 touches and turned them into 85 scrimmage yards in a victory over Atlanta. Murray saw a slight edge in touches to Alvin Kamara and actually proved to be the more effective back, though the latter did score a touchdown. It was a bit of a weird game because Murray was utilized in the passing game more than Kamara, though it could be chalked up to the first game with Taysom Hill as the starter. It might be harder for Murray to put up good numbers moving forward as he's a bit touchdown-dependent- Hill's ability to run may constantly vulture any of Murray's touchdowns.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:36:03


Tyler Boyd Leads The Way In Loss

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd had nine catches for 85 yards during the loss to Washington on Sunday. The 26-year-old came back to life in Week 11 after not doing much over his previous two games. With rookie signal-caller Joe Burrow (knee) potentially done for the year, Boyd could see his fantasy stock increase as he may get some extra attention from presumptive starter Ryan Finley moving ahead.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:35:56


Ryan Fitzpatrick Comes In For Tua Tagovailoa

The Miami Dolphins have made a quarterback switch during Sunday's game against the Broncos, bringing Ryan Fitzpatrick in for Tua Tagovailoa. Tua took a hard hit on a sack and appeared to come down awkwardly on his ankle, which could explain the move. Or maybe, down multiple scores, the Dolphins want to play things safe with their potential franchise quarterback.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 18:35:40


Alvin Kamara Held Without A Catch Against Atlanta

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara carried the ball 13 times for 45 rushing yards and a score in a 24-9 victory over the Falcons. Amazingly, Kamara was held without a catch for the first time in his career, as new starter Taysom Hill opted to scramble rather than check-down to him. It was very puzzling to see the dynamic 25-year-old not utilized in space as he was in past weeks, though it could just be a blip on the radar with all the moving parts in the offense right now. He could also be slightly bothered by his foot, though it's best to give Kamara, who's been a top-three option this year, the benefit of the doubt moving forward. Week 12 brings a middling matchup against the Broncos.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:22:12


Samaje Perine Quiet In Week 11

Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine had 19 yards off five carries during the loss to Washington on Sunday. He also had a catch for two yards. The 25-year-old split carries with Giovani Bernard once again, but neither man could get much going on the day. Although Perine should continue to get some chances to produce moving ahead while Joe Mixon (foot) sits on injured reserve, he will likely not do enough to justify adding (or keeping) him on any fantasy roster.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:13:35


Curtis Samuel Has 70 Yards

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel ended Week 11 with eight receptions for 70 yards and a score on 10 targets along with one carry for four yards. Samuel once again had a good game after managing only eight receiving yards last week. Nonetheless, the WR is very inconsistent and he is the WR3 on the team, so big games cannot be expected each week. Still, his modest role in this offense along with the potential for a big game any given week puts Samuel in the WR3/flex tier going forward.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 18:11:50


Taysom Hill Rushes For Two Touchdowns In Victory

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill completed 18 of 23 passes for 233 passing yards and carried the ball 10 times for 51 rushing yards and two scores. Hill showed off some serious arm strength, connecting on multiple plays of 20 yards or more, including a 44-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders. Hill had a touchdown pass negated by a penalty and also fumbled the ball, his third one this year. Other than that, the jack-of-all-trades looked pretty darn good as the starting signal-caller. He'll almost certainly be the starter next week against the Broncos, where he'll likely check-in as a low-end QB1.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:10:48


J.D. McKissic Takes Backseat In Win Over Bengals

Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic handled six carries for 43 yards and made three catches for 26 yards in a win over the Bengals on Sunday. McKissic was bound to come back down to earth after seeing 29 targets in the last two games, but he was very uninvolved in this game as Washington leaned on Antonio Gibson and Peyton Barber in a run-heavy game script. McKissic was only targeted four times in this game but Washington only threw 25 times overall. McKissic should continue to be a flex-worthy fantasy option in PPR formats in Week 12 versus the Cowboys.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 18:07:34


Robby Anderson Gets 46 Yards

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson ended Week 11's win with seven receptions for 46 yards on nine targets. In terms of yards, Anderson has seen a bit of a decline lately as he hasn't gotten more than 63 yards in any of the past four games after getting at least 74 yards in six of the first seven games. Nevertheless, the WR has seen at least six targets in each of the past four games, so the looks are there, but managers can only hope for more production. Anderson is still a solid play going forward given his big role in this offense.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 18:06:11


Titans Defense Loses Jayon Brown For Season

Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown suffered a dislocated and fractured elbow in Sunday's game against the Ravens and will miss the rest of the 2020 NFL season. Brown has played at least 90 percent of Tennessee's defensive snaps in each game this season, recording 73 tackles, including 43 solo tackles, four tackles for loss, and one sack. Brown's absence is another blow for a struggling Titans Defense.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 18:06:10


Giovani Bernard Disappoints On Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard racked up 18 yards off nine attempts during the loss to Washington on Sunday. He also had four catches for 37 yards. The veteran split carries once again with Samaje Perine, who was equally unimpressive by compiling just 19 yards off five carries. With Joe Mixon (foot) out for at least two more contests, the duo should continue to divide the workload on the ground, with Bernard likely receiving most of his opportunities as a pass-catcher moving forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 18:04:55


Antonio Gibson Racks Up 104 Yards And A Touchdown Sunday

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson handled 16 carries for 94 yards and a rushing touchdown in a win over the Bengals on Sunday. Gibson added one catch for 10 yards. He scored early with a one-yard touchdown plunge in the first quarter and helped salt the game away late as Washington led throughout the second half. J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber will be involved from time to time, and it would be nice to see Gibson earn more receiving work, but the rookie runner is the clear lead-back in this offense. He'll be a must-start option on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 18:02:18


D.J. Moore Hauls In 127 Yards

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore finished Week 11 with a season-best 127 yards on seven receptions and 11 targets. In five of the past seven games, Moore has at least 93 yards and his role and production in this offense have been stellar lately. He's a solid starting option going forward given his consistency and dependability.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 18:01:36


Ryan Finley Doesn't Do Much In Week 11

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley went 3-for-10 for 30 yards and an interception during the loss to Washington in Week 11. He also added a carry for 19 yards. The 25-year-old received his first action of the season on Sunday, and it came after rookie signal-caller Joe Burrowinjured his knee in the third quarter. With the No. 1 overall pick likely done for the year after suffering what is believed to be a torn ACL, Finley could find himself starting for the remainder of the 2020 campaign. However, outside of only the deepest of formats, the second-year man out of NC State doesn't have much fantasy value moving ahead, at least until he demonstrates consistency moving forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 17:57:47


Mike Davis Has Rushing Touchdown

Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis compiled 19 rushes for 64 yards and a score along with two receptions for 15 yards on two targets in Week 11. Davis continued to fill in as the RB1 while Christian McCaffrey recovers from a shoulder injury. If McCaffrey returns, then Davis is no longer fantasy relevant. If the star RB cannot play, Davis should remain in the starting tier due to volume. Nevertheless, the backup RB has not rushed for more than 66 yards since Week 5.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:57:42


Jordan Akins Puts Up Season-High 83 Receiving Yards

Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins caught five of six targets for 83 receiving yards in a win over the Patriots. Akins' 83 yards were a season-high, as he made a couple of big plays throughout the game. The big tight end seemed to separate himself at least a little bit from Darren Fells and Pharaoh Brown, as he proved capable of being a dependable downfield option for Deshaun Watson. Unfortunately, it seems like the Texans will continue rotating between the three guys at this position, which will make their usage maddening to predict. Still, Akins is probably worth holding if you have him rostered.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 17:54:27


Washington Defense Has Big Day Versus Bengals

The Washington Football Team defense had a big day in a win over the Bengals on Sunday in a game where starting QB Joe Burrow (knee) was injured on a big hit by Chase Young. Washington sacked Bengals quarterbacks four times, had an interception and fumble recovery. Washington has been a startable defense in fantasy at times this season with the defensive line putting up four-plus sacks four times. They are a solid unit to start in Week 12 versus a banged-up Cowboys offense.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:54:01


P.J. Walker Tosses For 258 Yards

In place of Teddy Bridgewater (knee), Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker led the team to a win in Week 11 by going 24-for-34 for 258 yards, one touchdown, and two picks. The 25-year-old performed well in the win, but Bridgewater could return soon and therefore Walker's fantasy relevance would be non-existent. Even if Bridgewater cannot play just yet, Walker should only be considered in the deepest of leagues and only if there is a favorable matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:52:12


Dustin Hopkins Nails Two-Of-Three Field Goals Versus Bengals

Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins made two field goals on three attempts and made both of his extra-point tries Sunday versus Cincinnati. Hopkins was questionable with a groin injury but suited up and played well, including making a big 50-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to extend the Washington lead to two scores. Hopkins hasn't been great this season, making just 70 percent of his kicks. He'll be a middling fantasy option on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:45:58


Initial Diagnosis On Joe Burrow Is Torn ACL

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (knee) suffered a torn ACL on Sunday, a source has told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Burrow had already tweeted "see you next year" after the game, signaling his rookie season is over, with the diagnosis further confirming it. The Bengals will turn to Ryan Finley, who started three games for the Bengals last year and threw two touchdowns and two interceptions while completing just 47.1 percent of his passes. This entire Bengals passing offense takes a stark dive in fantasy with Burrow out.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 17:45:53


Randall Cobb Catches Touchdown, Leaves With Injury

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb (foot) caught both of his targets for seven receiving yards and a touchdown in a Week 11 win. Cobb got the scoring started in the first quarter with his touchdown reception from Deshaun Watson, though he had to leave the game after seemingly getting injured hauling in the score. If Cobb is to miss time, fellow receiver- and former waiver wire darling- Keke Coutee, who also caught a touchdown in this game, would be in line to see more work in the passing game. Stay tuned for an update on his status, which should come Monday, according to head coach Romeo Crennel.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 17:43:40


Steven Sims Jr. Catches Touchdown In Week 11

Washington Football Team wide receiver Steven Sims Jr made three catches for 13 yards and caught his first touchdown of the season. Despite finding the end zone, fantasy managers shouldn't run out and pick up the second-year receiver. He had just three targets in the game and has just two games with more than three passes thrown his way. Sims Jr has some appeal as a bench receiver in deep leagues, but most fantasy managers should find a receiver with more volume.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:37:40


Brandin Cooks Compiles 85 Receiving Yards

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks led the team in receiving yards, with 85, in a 27-20 victory over New England. Cooks had seen at least eight targets in five straight games before this one, though he made up for a drop in targets with a big play. His 44-yard reception in the first quarter helped set up Houston's first points of the day. Cooks has exceeded 60 receiving yards in five of his last six games, as he's become an every-week starter in the Texans' pass-friendly offense. The former Ram could see a slight boost in targets moving forward if Randall Cobb (foot) and Kenny Stills (leg) are forced to miss some time.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 17:36:35


Terry McLaurin Goes For 84 Yards Versus Bengals

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin made five catches for 84 yards in a win over the Bengals on Sunday. By his lofty standards, this was a quiet game but McLaurin had seven targets again today which gives him one of the safest floors in fantasy. McLaurin has 60-plus yards in all but one game this season and has not seen less than seven targets in a game. He'll have a chance for another big game in Week 12 versus a Cowboys secondary he burned for 90 yards and a touchdown in Week 7. Start McLaurin with confidence for the Thanksgiving showdown in Dallas.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:30:43


Will Fuller V Leads Team In Targets, Receptions

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V hauled in six of eight targets for 80 receiving yards in a 27-20 win over the Patriots. Fuller averaged a healthy 13.3 yards per reception, working over the middle of the field as Deshaun Watson's favorite target. The 26-year-old set a new career-high in receiving yards, breaking a mark he set during his second season. Fuller will be a must-start WR2 as long as he continues to stay healthy. Week 12 brings a matchup against the Lions' 24th-ranked pass defense.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 17:19:14


Alex Smith Efficient In Win Over Bengals

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith completed 17 passes on 25 attempts for 166 yards in a win over the Bengals on Sunday. Smith threw one touchdown and one interception in a game where Washington threw the ball less than half as many times as last week's 55-attempt game. Smith looked good running the offense but didn't do anything that should make fantasy managers run out and pick up the veteran signal-caller. He's a viable starter in two-quarterback leagues and has a good matchup in Week 12 versus a Cowboys Defense tied for second in most passing touchdowns allowed.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:18:23


Eagles Defense Does Fine Against Cleveland In Week 11

The Philadelphia Eagles Defense played well enough in Week 11 despite a loss to the Cleveland Browns. The Eagles defense allowed 14 points, recorded three sacks, and recovered a fumble. In standard scoring formats, that was good for eight fantasy points, likely to place them somewhere in the middle of fantasy defenses for the week. Next week against the Seattle Seahawks may be a tougher week in what could end up being a high-scoring game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:13:58


Browns Defense Comes Up Big In Week 11

The Cleveland Browns Defense played extremely well in a 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. Cleveland's defense notched five sacks, a safety, and forced three turnovers in the win over a Philly offense that struggled for much of the afternoon. Fantasy managers who started Cleveland's defense were also treated to a defensive touchdown when Sione Takitaki returned an interception 50 yards for a score in the second quarter. Olivier Vernon led the way with three sacks in a game where star defender Myles Garrett did not play. Cleveland's defense will be a strong option again in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:11:10


Jake Elliott Makes Two Extra Points And A Field Goal

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made both of his extra point tries and his only field goal attempt in a Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Elliott's field goal came from 43 yards out in the fourth quarter. Elliott continues to be solid enough with his chances, but just isn't getting enough opportunity to be a good kicker choice in most fantasy formats. Elliott should be on most waiver wires at this point.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:10:25


Austin Hooper Catches Three Passes In Week 11

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper caught three of five targets for 33 yards in a 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. It could have been a bigger game for Hooper but Baker Mayfield threw too high for him while he was wide open in the end zone. It has been a slow fantasy season for Hooper in his first year with the Browns. Cleveland's offense simply doesn't throw often enough to support Hooper, who did most of his damage in 2019 thanks to high volume in the Atlanta Falcons offense. Hooper will be a high-end TE2 in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:07:25


Alshon Jeffery Does Nothing Again In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was targeted once in a Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns, but he was unable to make the catch. That's two weeks in a row now with Jeffery "active" but putting up no offensive stat besides a target. He seems to be healthy enough, but just hasn't been a part of the offense in his two games back. He absolutely cannot be started in any format until he shows something on the field. Week 12 against the Seahawks may be his best chance this year.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:07:09


Logan Thomas Invisible In Win Over Bengals

Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas wasn't much of a factor in the team's win over the Bengals Sunday. Thomas was targeted five times, but only hauled in two passes for a measly six yards. Thomas also carried the ball once for two yards. Thomas has been seeing more volume since Alex Smith took over at quarterback with five targets or more in all three of Smith's starts. However, if he doesn't find the end zone, it's hard for Thomas to return value in fantasy as he has five games with three or fewer catches. He'll be a low-end streaming option for a Thanksgiving game in Dallas.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:06:08


Travis Fulgham Puts Up Another Dud In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham put up another dud of a performance in a Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Fulgham led the team with seven targets, but only managed to make one catch for an eight yard gain. Quarterback Carson Wentz was far from good, but catching only one of seven balls thrown your way can't be all put on the quarterback. Fulgham came out of nowhere to put up some huge games earlier this season, but he's now gone two games in a row with just one catch for eight yards.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:04:43


Jarvis Landry Catches Just Two Passes In Week 11

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry caught both of his targets for 23 yards in a 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. It goes down as another slow outing for Landry, who has caught just nine passes over his past three games. Cleveland's offense has been extremely run-heavy this season, which has cut into the fantasy production of the entire passing game. Landry will be hard to trust, even as a flex option, going forward. He will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:03:47


Greg Ward Catches Three Passes In A Week 11 Loss

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward caught three passes, gaining just nine yards in a Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Ward was targeted four times and basically caught the ball and fell down each time he made a catch. He's been useful on the NFL field for short completions and check downs, but hasn't made much noise in fantasy leagues this season. That role will likely continue throughout the rest of the season, but Week 12 against the struggling secondary of the Seahawks certainly looks like a good spot for all Eagles pass catchers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 17:02:11


Jalen Reagor Gains 52 Yards In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor caught four passes in a Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns, gaining 52 scoreless yards. The rookie was targeted five times and continued to look good despite most of the offense around him looking quite the opposite. With the struggles of the Eagles offense overall, it's hard to trust any of their pass catchers in fantasy lineups, but Week 12 against the extremely soft Seahawks secondary seems like a get-right spot. Reagor will have some nice upside and a decent floor next week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 16:59:26


Kareem Hunt Finds End Zone Vs. Eagles

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt carried the ball 13 times for 11 yards and a touchdown in a 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. Hunt also added a 10-yard reception in the win. The veteran running back was stuffed by Philly's run defense for most of the day but was able to salvage his outing with a five-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Hunt continues to split work with Nick Chubb but the Cleveland offense is so run-heavy that it can support two running backs in fantasy. He will be a quality start against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 16:58:30


Doug Pederson Remains Confident In Carson Wentz

Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz had a rough game in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns. Wentz completed 21 of 35 passes for 235 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the game. He was also sacked five times. In an interview after the game, head coach Doug Pederson was asked if Wentz would start next week and Pederson said "No questions about it. He's our starter." It's been an uneven season for Wentz, but there certainly still doesn't seem to be any indication that rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts will be replacing him as the starter anytime soon.

Source: Zach Berman

2020-11-22 16:55:54


Nick Chubb Rushes For 114 Yards In Win

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb carried the ball 20 times for 114 yards in a 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. Chubb turned in a slow first half but ripped off an impressive 54-yard rush in after halftime, getting the Browns down to the Philadelphia seven-yard line. He then watched from the sidelines as Kareem Hunt punched in the touchdown two plays later. While Chubb's usage in the passing game has been minimal, he remains one of the best pure runners in the league. He will be a quality fantasy option in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 16:55:25


Richard Rodgers Scores A Touchdown In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers scored a touchdown in a Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Rodgers was targeted twice, catching both for 48 yards, including his 19-yard touchdown. Both of quarterback Carson Wentz's passing touchdowns this week went to his tight ends, as Dallas Goedert caught the other one. Rodgers has been solid as a fill-in due to injuries to seemingly every other player in an Eagles uniform, but Goedert will continue to dominate the tight end chances on offense, making Rodgers no better than a touchdown-dependent dart throw in most formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 16:54:37


Duke Johnson Stifled By Patriots

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson was completely bottled up in a win over the Patriots. Johnson carried the ball 10 times for 15 rushing yards and caught three of five targets for 20 receiving yards. There was absolutely nowhere to run for the 27-year-old, who has averaged just 2.8 yards per carry in three contests operating as the team's lead back. It will be hard for fantasy managers to trust Johnson in Week 12, even in a great spot against the Lions' bad defense.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 16:51:47


Baker Mayfield Throws For 204 Scoreless Yards

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield turned in another slow performance on the football field in Week 11. Mayfield completed 12 of 22 passes for 204 yards and added nine yards on six rushes in the 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The outing marked the third straight game where Mayfield failed to throw a touchdown pass. Cleveland's run game continues to dominate, meaning Mayfield is only being asked to be a game-manager in Kevin Stefanski's offense. This has limited his turnovers but also caps his upside in fantasy. Mayfield will not be a recommended option in Week 12, despite a plus matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 16:51:22


Dallas Goedert Leads The Eagles In Receiving In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert led the Eagles in most receiving categories in a Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Goedert caught five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted six times, falling one behind Travis Fulgham. Goedert was a focal point of the offense and did well with the opportunities he was given. His touchdown was on a four-yard pass near the end of the fourth quarter. Goedert took a bit to look like himself again after missing time with an ankle injury and then playing inconsistently, but he was back to being Dallas Goedert in this one. He should be a TE1 for the remainder of the season, even if Zach Ertz (ankle) returns.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 16:50:47


Deshaun Watson Bounces Back In Win Over Patriots

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 28 of 37 passes for 344 yards, two passing touchdowns, and a rushing score in a 27-20 victory over New England. Watson had virtually no running game all day- he led the team in rushing yards- and was forced to make something happen. Make something happen, he did, as he answered both the Patriots' first couple of scoring drives with touchdown drives of his own to give Houston a 14-10 lead. It's Watson's fifth 300-yard game this season and his seventh multi-touchdown pass game. He'll have a great chance to stay hot next week against the Lions' poor defense.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 16:37:26


Salvon Ahmed Questionable To Return With Shoulder Injury

Miami Dolphins rookie running back Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) injured his shoulder in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. He left the game and is questionable to return. If Ahmed misses a bulk of this week's game, or all of the game, Matt Breida would likely see a sizeable workload with Patrick Laird seeing additional touches as well. Ahmed had five carries for 18 yards before the injury.

Source: Cameron Wolfe

2020-11-22 16:35:54


JuJu Smith-Schuster Injury Doesn't Appear Serious

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He limped off the field and was immediately looked at by trainers. After he was looked at, he appeared to be moving around fine, but didn't come back into the game. After the game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that the injury didn't appear to be anything serious, but that it could be a factor given the team's short week. The Steelers are scheduled to face the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. Smith-Schuster should be considered questionable for that game at this point.

Source: Brooke Pryor

2020-11-22 16:32:06


Marvin Jones Jr. Posts 51 Yards

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. caught four passes for 51 yards in the Lions abysmal 20-0 loss to the Panthers in Week 11. The Lions were able to muster only 185 yards as a team in a game that was dominated by Carolina. The veteran receiver saw six targets in the game but the Lions never got anything going on offense. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is dealing with torn ligaments in his right thumb and fantasy teams will need to monitor who will be starting for Detroit on a short-week heading into the team's Thanksgiving matchup against the Texans.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-11-22 16:29:20


Boston Scott Gets Eight Touches In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott played in a support role behind starter Miles Sanders in a Week 11 loss. Scott ran the ball five times for 24 yards and caught three passes for 26 more yards. Scott fell well behind Sanders' 19 touches, but was effective with the chances he was given. He remains worth rostering in most formats in case Sanders is forced to miss more time, but as long as Sanders remains on the field, Scott is not a reliable fantasy starter.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 16:28:51


Broncos Defense Loses Sylvester Williams To Injury

Denver Broncos defensive lineman Sylvester Williams (arm) was helped off the field by trainers in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. Williams was holding his left arm as he was escorted off the field. Williams was cut by the Broncos about a month ago, then re-signed with the team shortly after. He's played in four games for the team this year and has helped give the Broncos depth on their defensive line.

Source: Kyle Newman

2020-11-22 16:26:32


Miles Sanders Totals 81 Yards In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders ran the ball 16 times for 66 scoreless yards in a rainy Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns. He added three catches for 15 more yards through the air. Sanders started off running very well, but the Eagles kept calling passing plays despite the success on the ground. His final stat line wasn't great, but Sanders clearly looked like the best offensive player on the field in an Eagles uniform. He'll face off against the Seahawks Defense on Monday Night Football in Week 12.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 16:25:21


T.J. Hockenson Leads Lions With 68 Receiving Yards

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson caught four passes for 68 yards in the Lions 20-0 loss to the Panthers in Week 11. In a game where the Lions offense was abysmal throughout, Hockenson was able to provide a semblance of consistency, leading the team with seven targets and 68 receiving yards. The Lions season is trending in the wrong direction and will now turn around to play on a short-week against the Texans on Thanksgiving. Fantasy teams will need to check the status of quarterback Matthew Stafford's right thumb injury throughout the week to see who will be throwing passes to Hockenson in Week 11.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-11-22 16:23:20


Carson Wentz Struggles In A Rainy Week 11 Loss

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz struggled again in a rainy Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Wentz completed 21 of his 35 passes for 235 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Many of Wentz's yards came in what was essentially garbage time, as the Browns had a multiple score lead in the fourth quarter. Wentz's two interceptions were likely two of the worst picks thrown in the NFL this week, as he essentially targeted defenders with the two passes. Wentz was able to add 10 yards on three carries and was lucky to have his fumble recovered by players wearing his same jersey. It hasn't been a good year for Wentz, but a matchup against the very generous Seahawks secondary awaits him next week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-22 16:22:46


Kalen Ballage Limps Off Field Early In The First

Los Angeles Chargers running back Kalen Ballage (leg) limped off the field during the team's opening drive in Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Ballage had a four-yard run and a two-yard catch before appearing to injure his leg. If he's forced to miss any time in this week's game, Joshua Kelley and Troymaine Pope would see additional opportunities.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 16:14:01


Adrian Peterson Musters Only 18 Yards

Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball seven times for 18 yards in the Lions 20-0 loss to the Panthers in Week 11. The Lions were without ascending talent D'Andre Swift in the backfield due to a concussion and Peterson led the team in touches in the running game. But the Lions offense was abysmal, totaling only 40 team rushing yards, and only 185 total yards of offense as a team. The Lions will now turn around and play on Thanksgiving against the Texans and Swift may not suit up for that game either. Peterson could once again be the featured back in Week 12 but lacks any true fantasy appeal heading into next week.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-11-22 16:13:35


Matthew Stafford Lays An Egg In Carolina

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 18-of-33 passes for 178 yards in the Lions dreadful 20-0 loss to the Panthers. This performance really stings as Detroit falls to 4-7, ultimately ending any shred of hope for the playoffs. Stafford wore a protective brace over his throwing hand during the game as he is dealing with torn ligaments in his right thumb. The veteran averaged only 5.4 yards per completion and it may be fair to question whether Stafford will play in Week 12 on a short week on Thursday against the Texans.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-11-22 16:08:49


Joe Burrow (leg) Likely Out For The Season

Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow (leg) suffered a rough leg injury after a sack in the second half of Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team. He was down on the ground for awhile and eventually carted off the field. He was ruled out shortly after the injury and while the game was still going on, Burrow tweeted out "Thanks for all the love. Can't get rid of me that easy. See ya next year." While the official word on the nature of the injury has yet to be revealed, it should be expected that the 2020 first overall pick has seen his last NFL action of the season.

Source: Joe Burrow

2020-11-22 16:03:16


Irv Smith Jr. Active In Week 11

Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. (groin) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Smith has been dealing with a groin injury that forced him to miss the team's Week 10 game against the Chicago Bears. He logged limited practices through most of the past week, but has been widely expected to play this week. Smith has shown flashes of promise throughout the year. In his most recent game, against the Detroit Lions in Week 9, he caught two touchdown passes, but they were his only touchdowns of the year. He's a risky low-end TE1 option this week.

Source: Courtney Cronin

2020-11-22 15:54:54


Jonnu Smith Returns To Sunday's Game

Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (knee) has returned to Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Smith injured his knee late in the third quarter and was deemed questionable to return. He eventually made his return midway through the fourth quarter of what's been a tight game between the Titans and Ravens. Smith has had a solid game, catching a touchdown pass in the first quarter.

Source: Paul Kuharsky

2020-11-22 15:46:49


JuJu Smith-Schuster Limps Off Field

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (leg) limped off the field early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. His leg was briefly looked at by trainers. Afterwards, he kept his uniform and helmet on, which is a good sign that he'll be able to return to the game. The Steelers are cruising in the game so there's a chance the team plays it safe and rests Smith-Schuster the rest of the way, but the good news is that it looks like nothing significant for the Steelers receiver.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-22 15:44:12


Drew Lock Active For Week 11

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) is officially active and will make the start on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Lock suffered a rib injury in last week's game against the Las Vegas Raiders and had been limited in practice most of the week. Lock should be avoided as a starting option in all fantasy formats, but his presence does help the fantasy outlook for Broncos receivers Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy as well as tight end Noah Fant.

Source: Zac Stevens

2020-11-22 15:39:47


Noah Fant Officially Active In Week 11

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant (ribs) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. Fant was a limited practice participant most of this past week before logging a full practice on Friday. He's received at least seven targets in three of his past four games and has 35 catches for 367 yards and two touchdowns on the year. He's a solid TE1 to throw out there this week against the Dolphins.

Source: Zac Stevens

2020-11-22 15:35:09


Jonnu Smith Limps Off Field In The Third Quarter

Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (leg) limped off the field on his own power late in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. He went to the sidelines where the trainers began looking at his lower leg. He should be considered questionable to return in what's been a tight game between two of the AFC's top teams. Smith had four catches for 20 yards and a touchdown on six targets before the injury.

Source: Joe Rexrode

2020-11-22 15:27:02


Lane Johnson Questionable To Return In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns after suffering a shoulder injury. Johnson has had an injury-riddled year, as have many of his teammates on the offense. Johnson had made three straight Pro Bowls before this year and his presence on the line gives the Eagles offense, primarily quarterback Carson Wentz and the run game, a solid boost.

Source: Nate Ulrich

2020-11-22 15:23:04


Jaguars Defense Loses Joshua Allen To Injury

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Joshua Allen (knee) is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering a knee injury. Losing Allen is significant for the Jaguars Defense. The 2019 first round pick has 13 tackles and 2.5 sacks on the year. The Steelers were already moving the ball well in the first half with Allen on the field this week and they should have an even easier time the rest of the way if Allen indeed remains sidelined.

Source: JaguarsPR

2020-11-22 15:15:58


Rex Burkhead Ruled Out For Rest Of Game

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans with a right knee injury. Burkhead wasn't able to do much in the game before sustaining the injury. He had four carries for seven yards and two catches for five yards. Damien Harris has led the backfield in carries this week and should see a slight bump in opportunities with Burkhead out. James White might see some additional carries and targets as well.

Source: Aaron Wilson

2020-11-22 15:02:53


Joe Burrow Down With Leg Injury

Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarter Joe Burrow has gone down on the field with what appears to be a serious injury to his left knee. Burrow was carted off the field. Ryan Finley will step in at quarterback for the remainder of the game. Based on how the injury looked, there should be concern about Burrow's ability to return to the field this season, though it's still too early to be sure about the severity of the injury.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 15:00:35


Randall Cobb, Kenny Stills Ruled Out

Yikes. Two Houston Texans wide receivers Randall Cobb (foot) and Kenny Stills (leg) have been ruled out for the second half of Sunday's game against New England. Cobb caught two passes for seven yards and a touchdown. Stills did not have a reception. We should see more of Keke Coutee in the second half, who scored his first touchdown of the season in the second quarter.

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

2020-11-22 14:49:28


Julio Jones Dealing With Hamstring Tightness

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones left Sunday's game against the Saints, but later returned. However, Jones is reportedly dealing with hamstring tightness and was not on the field at the end of the first half. The Falcons might be playing it safe with Jones and keeping him on the sidelines for the rest of this game, though it's possible we see him in the second half.

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

2020-11-22 14:37:19


Andrus Peat Suffers Concussion

New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Andrus Peat has been ruled out of the rest of his team's Week 11 contest against the Atlanta Falcons after suffering a concussion. Peat has played the majority of the snaps in each Saints game this year, including playing every offensive snap four times. Peat's absence will hurt a Saints team that is becoming more run-heavy with Taysom Hill playing quarterback.

Source: New Orleans Saints

2020-11-22 14:24:46


Zach Gentry Ruled Out With Knee Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers Zach Gentry will not return to Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars after sustaining a knee injury. Gentry made his 2020 debut last week, playing 14 offensive snaps. His absence shouldn't change anything for the Steelers, as Eric Ebron remains the only fantasy relevant tight end on this roster.

Source: Pittsburgh Steelers

2020-11-22 13:57:09


Randall Cobb Questionable With Foot Injury

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Patriots. Cobb currently has two catches for seven yards and a touchdown in the game. If he's unable to return, tight end Jordan Akins will likely see more of the short yardage usage, as could wide receiver Keke Coutee, who is active today.

Source: Houston Texans

2020-11-22 13:45:08


Nyheim Hines Could See Bulk Of Carries

Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines could see the bulk of the team's carries against the Green Bay Packers. This backfield with Hines, Jordan Wilkins, and Jonathan Taylor has been a mess to project all year, but the Packers run defense has struggled, so if Hines really will see most of the touches, he has RB2 value. Of course, that requires you to trust this backfield, which is a risky proposition.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 12:16:12


Dontrelle Inman Inactive For Week 11

Washington Football Team wide receiver Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) will miss his third game in a row on Sunday against the Bengals. With Inman out, we'll see more of both Cam Sims and Steven Sims Jr. This could be a good game for the Washington passing attack, and while Terry McLaurin will benefit most from that, both of the Sims have upside, with Cam as a WR4 in all formats and Steven as a WR4 in full PPR.

Source: Washington Football Team

2020-11-22 12:04:26


Titans Defense Without Adoree' Jackson Again

Despite coming off the Injured Reserve last week, Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (knee) will miss Sunday's contest against the Baltimore Ravens. The Titans Defense needs Jackson back to bolster a passing defense that is allowing the seventh-most passing yards per game to opposing quarterbacks. Lamar Jackson should be in position to post QB1 numbers, something that he hasn't done much this season.

Source: Tennessee Titans

2020-11-22 11:50:28


Matthew Stafford Active For Week 11

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (thumb) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. No surprise here, as Stafford was trending towards playing all week. He won't have two of his top pass-catchers in Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola, so Stafford won't be the safest play, but the Panthers Defense is exploitable and he can be a solid streaming play.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-11-22 11:45:06


Panthers Deactivate Teddy Bridgewater

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) was initially announced as active for Sunday's meeting with the Lions, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bridgewater is being deactivated. That likely means P.J. Walker will get to make his first NFL start. He's seen limited snaps in two games this year, going 3-for-8 for 15 yards. Walker was the XFL's best quarterback this past Spring, but will that translate? The safe thing to do here is avoid playing Walker and to downgrade expectations with his receivers.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 11:40:04


Sony Michel Inactive For Week 11

While he was activated from the IR this week, New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (quad) will not play on Sunday against the Houston Texans. That leaves Damien Harris as the lead back against a porous Texans run defense. Trusting any Patriots running back is a scary proposition, but he should provide low-end RB2 value with upside in this contest.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 11:35:32


Gardner Minshew II Not Expected To Be Active

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (thumb) is not expected to be active for his team's Week 11 meeting with the Steelers. Jake Luton will start, with Mike Glennon backing him up. Luton's two starts have been fairly uneven, so there's no guarantee he remains the starter once Minshew is healthy, though Jacksonville might keep seeing what they have in Luton. Expected to draft a quarterback this upcoming year, the Jags are really just looking for a backup right now from among their three rostered QBs.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 11:24:07


Zack Martin Moving To Right Tackle

The Dallas Cowboys offensive line has long been a strength of the team, but injuries and the retirement of center Travis Frederick has really hurt them this year. In response, the team is moving their best active lineman, right guard Zack Martin, to right tackle this week as a way of getting rookie Terence Steele off the field. Connor McGovern should take over at guard. This move may not work, but things can't get any worse for this line, so this is at least a neutral move if not a positive one for quarterback Andy Dalton and running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-22 11:08:52


Laremy Tunsil Likely To Miss Week 11

Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil (flu) is reportedly unlikely to play against the Patriots in Week 11. Considering he's the best lineman on this team, this would potentially be a sizable blow to the fantasy outlook for quarterback Deshaun Watson and running Duke Johnson Jr. We wouldn't take this news as a reason to bench either in season-long leagues, but this could be a reason to pivot off of them in DFS contests.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 11:03:28


Taysom Hill Confirmed As Starting Quarterback

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill was confirmed as the starting signal-caller by head coach Sean Payton ahead of the Week 11 contest with the Falcons. In typical Payton fashion, New Orleans waited until two hours before kickoff to officially announce the starter, but the mind games are finally over. Reports had suggested that Hill would be the starter, though it's always nice to get the official word. It's anyone's guess how the 30-year old will do, as he's very unproven as a passer. If Hill can acquit himself well out there, he could be the starter for the next three weeks, with reports suggesting Drew Brees (ribs, lung) is eyeing a potential Week 15 return.

Source: Dianna Russini

2020-11-22 10:47:06


Drew Brees Could Return This Season

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (ribs, lung) could return at some point this season. It was reported that Brees has 11 rib fractures in total, in addition to a punctured lung and a shoulder injury that hasn't quite healed all the way. As such, the 41-year old is expected to miss the next four weeks and potentially make his return in Week 15 against the Chiefs. That contest could have important seeding implications for both sides, which is likely why Brees is eyeing it for his return. This would be good news for fantasy managers who hold onto the veteran, as he'd be an appealing QB1 streamer for playoff matchups in what figures to be a high-scoring affair with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 10:19:30


Adrian Peterson To Start, Split Carries With Kerryon Johnson

Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson will get the start on Sunday against the Panthers. This had been a smash spot for rookie halfback D'Andre Swift (head), though a late entry to the league's concussion protocol ultimately had him ruled out for the contest. Kerryon Johnson will also factor into the backfield equation, making this a much less appealing situation for fantasy football. However, Peterson can be used as a flex this week against Carolina's bad run defense. The veteran back had some good fantasy weeks when he's received at least 10 carries this year, which is likely to happen on Sunday.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 10:11:16


Drew Lock, Noah Fant Expected To Play

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (muscle strain) and tight end Noah Fant (rib) are both expected to suit up against the Dolphins. Both players were able to ramp up their activity at practice, with Fant progressing from a 'DNP' to full participation by the end of the week. Backup Brett Rypien was preparing to start, though it's likely that Lock fights through this injury. He's an unappealing streamer against a much-improved Miami defense, while Fant remains a fringe TE1 whenever he's in the lineup.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 09:57:27


Marshon Lattimore Inactive For Week 11

New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Lattimore has had some rough moments at times this year, though he's been the Saints' go-to corner when facing elite wideouts. The 24-year-old will be missed particularly this week, as the Saints face off with All-Pro wideout Julio Jones. Already a must-start, Jones could end up being the WR1 overall this week in what projects to be a high-scoring affair.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 09:48:45


Irv Smith Jr. Likely To Play Against Cowboys

Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. (groin) is likely to play against Dallas in Week 11. Smith missed last week's contest due to the groin, but limited practice sessions this week have him on track for the contest. Dallas presents a middling matchup for tight ends, though Smith has had some streamer-worthy weeks this year, including a two-touchdown performance a couple of weeks ago against Detroit. With the state of the tight end position as it is, you could certainly do worse than Smith against the Cowboys.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 09:39:03


Calais Campbell, Brandon Williams Not Expected To Play

Baltimore Ravens defensive linemen Calais Campbell (calf) and Brandon Williams (ankle) are both expected to miss Sunday's game against the Titans. Both were listed as doubtful, with ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting that neither is expected to take the field. The Ravens were gashed by Patriots' running back Damien Harris for 121 rushing yards just last week. This certainly isn't ideal for a Ravens team about to take on Derrick Henry and the Titans, who possess one of the best run-blocking offensive lines in the league. Already a must-start, Henry is looking like a top-three option this week against Baltimore.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 09:28:55


Damien Harris, Stephon Gilmore Expected To Suit Up

New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (ankle, chest) and cornerback Stephon Gilmore (knee) are both expected to play in Week 11 against the Texans. Both players were limited in practice all week, though Gilmore would be seeing his first game action in three weeks. Harris, on the other hand, played the past couple of weeks after being listed as questionable. The halfback ran all over the Baltimore run defense last week to the tune of 121 rushing yards and will be in the RB2 conversation against Houston's poor run defense. Gilmore will be a welcome sight for a Patriots' pass defense preparing to face off with Deshaun Watson.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 09:20:55


Allen Lazard Expected To Make His Return

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard (core) is expected to make his return to the field in Week 11 against the Colts. Lazard has missed the last six games after having core muscle surgery, though it's likely that he'll be on a pitch count. The 24-year-old had a breakout performance back in Week 3, compiling 146 yards and a score. However, fantasy managers should stay away from Lazard if possible, given the injury and the matchup against Indianapolis' 2nd-ranked pass defense. Look at him as a risky WR4 this week.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 09:02:52


Matthew Stafford Expected To Play In Week 11

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (thumb) is expected to play against the Panthers in Week 11. Stafford's status appeared a bit cloudy earlier in the week after a 'DNP' on Wednesday, though two limited sessions on Thursday and Friday have him on track for the contest against Carolina. Despite a minor tear in his throwing thumb, the veteran signal-caller will be close to full strength on Sunday. The same can't be said for his offensive weapons, as D'Andre Swift (head), Kenny Golladay (hip), and Danny Amendola (hip) have all been ruled out. Marvin Jones Jr., T.J. Hockenson, and Marvin Hall should all see some extra looks in the passing game. Stafford should be able to do enough to post high-end QB2 numbers.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-22 08:52:55


Teddy Bridgewater A Game-Time Call

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is questionable and a game-time decision for Week 11 against the Lions. Bridgewater was originally expected to miss this contest, though he was able to do more in Saturday's practice than he did on Friday's. It will all come down to how he's feeling during his pre-game workout on the field. If Bridgewater suits up, he'll be a middling QB2 with more risk than usual due to the injury. If he doesn't, backup Philip Walker will make his first career NFL start. Walker wouldn't be a recommended play, even against Detroit's defense- and his presence would be a downgrade for Panthers' pass-catchers.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-22 08:38:36


Mohamed Sanu Joins Lions Active Roster For Sunday

Detroit Lions wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was added to the active roster Saturday as the team deals with injuries to wide receivers Kenny Golladay (hip) and Danny Amendola (hip). Sanu appeared in three games with the 49ers earlier this year, but made just one reception for nine yards. Even with WR targets up for grabs against a Panthers Defense that has allowed a considerable amount of fantasy points to opposing wideouts this year, Sanu can likely remain on the waiver wire until he proves part of the week-by-week puzzle for Detroit. Aggressive fantasy managers in deep season-long formats will note that the Lions have a quick turnaround before playing again on Thanksgiving, giving Sanu a chance to establish a role with another franchise down the stretch.

Source: Tom Pelissero

2020-11-21 17:55:36


Jets Defense Loses Bless Austin To Injured Reserve

New York Jets cornerback Bless Austin (neck) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, meaning he will miss at least the team's next three games. Austin had been questionable to play Sunday versus the Chargers, but the team ultimately decided to shut him down. Austin combined for 43 tackles, three passes defended, and one forced fumble across his first eight games of the year. The Jets Defense, particularly in the secondary, will be in shambles for Sunday's game, making the unit a must-avoid in all season-long and DFS scenarios. Facing Justin Herbert, who has amassed passing yards in droves since becoming L.A.'s starting QB, the Jets have just five healthy cornerbacks in Bryce Hall, Arthur Maulet, Lamar Jackson, Javelin Guidry, and Corey Ballentine for the contest.

Source: Rich Cimini

2020-11-21 17:45:45


Sammy Watkins Ruled Out For Sunday, Mecole Hardman Will Play

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Sunday's game versus the Raiders, this time due to a hamstring ailment, but the Chiefs will get back Mecole Hardman (COVID-19) off of the COVID-19/reserve list. Watkins has been sidelined since Week 5, having fallen firmly off the fantasy radar due to the length of his absence. With Watkins still out of the equation, Hardman should gain some considerable single-game DFS appeal, along with deep season-long consideration due to his big play ability in the vaunted Kansas City offense. Watkins' next chance at taking the field comes in Week 12 against Tampa Bay, a matchup that would likely keep him on the outside looking in of season-long roster consideration.

Source: Kansas City Chiefs

2020-11-21 17:39:06


Raiders Defense Gets Seven Players Off COVID-19/Reserve List

The Las Vegas Raiders defense is in for a challenging matchup in Week 11 for reasons beyond facing Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. With 10 players having gone on the COVID-19/reserve list due to defensive end Clelin Ferrell's positive test, seven were added back to the active roster Saturday, paving the way for them to take the field so long as they test negative for the virus Sunday. The group consists of: defensive tackles Maliek Collins, Johnathan Hankins, Kendal Vickers; defensive end Arden Key; and defensive backs LaMarcus Joyner, Johnathan Abram, and Isaiah Johnson, all of whom should contribute against the high-octane Chiefs. Irrespective of how many players are ultimately added back to the roster in time for kickoff, the Raiders defense can be firmly avoided in all season-long scenarios.

Source: Paul Gutierrez

2020-11-21 17:31:20


Minnesota Activates C.J. Ham From COVID-19/Reserve List

Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham (COVID-19 list) has been given the green light to return for Sunday's game versus Dallas, having been placed on the COVID-19/reserve list earlier in the week. While Ham holds little fantasy intrigue in his own right, he serves as the primary backfield blocker for Dalvin Cook, who has a golden fantasy matchup against the Cowboys Defense in Week 11. Ham has just five touches in 2020, but his activation bodes well for those fantasy managers relying on a massive performance from Cook. Additionally, his removal from the COVID-19 list is a positive step that the game between Dallas-Minnesota has not hit a snag and should go on as planned.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-21 17:24:08


Kyzir White Lands On COVID-19/Reserve List

Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kyzir White (COVID-19 list) was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list Saturday, although it was not revealed whether he tested positive or was merely in contact with someone who had. Due to the ambiguity around the move, it's unclear whether Sunday's contest between the Chargers and Jets is in jeopardy, but the lack of fervor around the transaction indicates that things are moving forward as planned. White has compiled a career-high 68 tackles through the first nine games of the 2020 season, adding three passes defended, three quarterback hits, and half a sack to his stat sheet. Even without White, the Chargers Defense is in a golden fantasy spot Sunday, facing Joe Flacco and the Jets, who have struggled mightily to score this year.

Source: Daniel Popper

2020-11-21 17:18:48


Baltimore Adds Dez Bryant To Active Roster For Sunday's Game

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant has been added to the team's active roster for Sunday's game versus Tennessee, the second time that he has been brought up from the practice squad. Despite his career accolades, Bryant is a non-entity in fantasy during Week 11, having seen just two snaps and zero targets in the one previous game that he appeared in during 2020. Ravens receivers have been notoriously finicky when it comes to fantasy production this year due to the stagnation of the team's passing game, with Bryant's addition further muddling the target share. Unless he reels off a performance emblematic of his past form, Bryant can remain firmly on the waiver wire in all season-long formats.

Source: Jeff Zrebiec

2020-11-21 17:13:19


Matt Gay Named Rams Kicker For Week 11

Los Angeles Rams kicker Matt Gay won out the competition that the team held Saturday to find a new kicker for Monday's game versus Tampa Bay. Gay was added to the active roster Saturday, giving him the opportunity to kick against the team that he kicked for in 2019. With Kai Forbath (ankle) on injured reserve, the Rams were tasked with finding a new placekicker, although Gay presents very little fantasy intrigue in his first start of the 2020 season. Having missed five extra points and eight field goals during his rookie year, Gay likely has a short leash as it pertains to the starting job in Los Angeles.

Source: Jourdan Rodrigue

2020-11-21 17:06:34


Joe Mixon Going On IR

The Cincinnati Bengals are placing running back Joe Mixon (foot) on the Injured Reserve, which means he'll miss at least the next three games. Mixon's whole 2020 season could be in jeopardy at this point, especially with head coach Zac Taylor refusing to rule out that possibility. At least for the next three weeks, Giovani Bernard will man the running back position. Though he lacks the top-end upside of Mixon, he's a solid RB2 play going forward. Bernard has double-digit touches in each of his three starts this season.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-21 14:15:44


Mark Ingram II Has Injury Designation Removed For Sunday

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II (non-injury related) is not on the team's final injury report ahead of Sunday's contest against the Titans, paving the way for the veteran to take the field. Even with his status confirmed for the game, Ingram is an extremely risky fantasy asset due to the competitive nature of the Ravens' backfield with Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins pushing for carries. Last week, Ingram was held to just five carries for five yards, and his goal line touches are no longer as secure as they were previously due to Edwards' bruising running nature. Aside from the deepest season-long leagues, Ingram can remain on the waiver wire until he proves to see a significant share of the carries.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-21 12:59:17


Jack Doyle Clears Concussion Protocol, On Track To Play Sunday

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (concussion) has passed the league's concussion protocol and is now expected to return to the field for Sunday's contest versus the Packers. While Doyle is not the pass-catching threat that he once was, he still presents some red zone appeal for Philip Rivers, and more importantly, cuts into the fantasy upside of fellow tight end Mo Alie-Cox. To further confound Doyle's fantasy appeal, Green Bay has yielded just one touchdown this season to opposing tight ends. He can remain on the waiver wire in all season-long formats.

Source: Indianapolis Colts

2020-11-21 12:49:00


Tee Higgins Gets Thumbs Up To Play Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (illness) will play Sunday against Washington after previously missing practice earlier in the week due to a non-COVID illness. Higgins returned to practice and has had his injury designation removed ahead of the matchup. Having developed into a consistent member of the passing game, Higgins has seen an average of 7.6 targets over his last eight games, never seeing fewer than five in a single contest. On the heels of his second career 100-yard game, Higgins presents a strong floor, particularly with Joe Mixon (foot) out, which is likely to force Joe Burrow and the passing game into a larger role. Fantasy managers can safely deploy Higgins as a WR2 in all season-long formats.

Source: Ben Baby

2020-11-21 12:40:12


Davante Adams All Set To Play Sunday Versus Colts

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (ankle) has no injury designation for Sunday's contest versus the Colts, paving the way for him to take the field against a stout defensive unit. Adams is on pace for a historic fantasy season, having hauled in seven TD receptions in his past four games en route to leading the league in receiving TDs (nine) and yards per game (105.9). While Adams should remain among the game's elite in terms of production, his DFS price tag may be particularly prohibitive in Week 11 due to the potential return of Allen Lazard (core) to the Packers' receiving corps and the stingy nature of the Colts Defense as it pertains to allowing offensive production. Adams is a definite must-start in all season-long formats, but will carry considerable risk in the DFS market.

Source: Field Yates

2020-11-21 12:26:29


Cody Parkey Gets Activated Ahead Of Week 11 Contest

Cleveland Browns kicker Cody Parkey (COVID-19 list) had been in danger of missing Sunday's contest versus the Eagles after having been placed on the COVID-19/reserve list earlier in the week, but he placed back on the active roster Saturday. (Offensive tackle Jack Conklin was also added off of the same list.) Parkey ranks as one of the lowest-rostered kickers in the league, despite having missed just one extra point and one field goal all season. Cleveland's desire to not kick long field goals has undoubtedly factored into that, as Parkey has not attempted a field goal from 50 yards or longer all year. With rain expected Sunday, fantasy managers can leave Parkey on the waiver wire for the time being for more consistent options on high-octane offenses.

Source: Cleveland Browns

2020-11-21 12:13:32


Giovani Bernard Retains RB2 Status For Week 11 Contest

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard once again stands to be the team's primary running back for Sunday's matchup against Washington due to the injury to Joe Mixon (foot). Bernard has compiled three touchdowns (one rushing, two receiving) in his three prior starts, averaging 43 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards per contest. While some fantasy managers may be scared off by his eight carries last week despite his unquestioned RB1 status for the Bengals, that was predominantly due to the imbalance on the scoreboard. Bernard is an easy RB2 option in all season-long formats for Week 11, although Mixon undoubtedly inches closer to a return on a week-by-week basis.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-21 12:07:22


Joe Burrow Faces Defensive Buzzsaw In Week 11

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown at least 30 passes in each of his first nine professional contests, with eight of those games seeing 36 pass attempts or more. This week, he'll bring his pass-heavy stylings into a matchup versus the Washington defense, who has allowed the second-fewest passing yards (1,928) this season. With Joe Mixon (foot) once again unavailable, the Bengals' offense figures to continue running through Burrow, thereby providing him with ample opportunities to pack the stat sheet despite his tough matchup. Through his first nine games, Burrow has been tasked with facing many of the league's premier defensive units and has accumulated 12 passing touchdowns to just five interceptions. He'll be a lower-end QB1 in season-long formats, but one with ample upside in the DFS market.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-21 11:58:27


Ravens Backfield Competition Ensnares Gus Edwards' Intrigue

Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards could be a significant fantasy contributor if he was not part of a three-headed, by-committee backfield monster that the Ravens have created. Even though he was the team's leading running back rusher last week, he still logged just seven carries for 42 yards. With Mark Ingram II on track to suit up versus the Titans on Sunday, fantasy managers should expect more of the same when it comes to a division of labor on carries, severely capping intrigue as it pertains to Edwards. He'll be a touchdown-dependent option in deeper season-long formats or for those fantasy managers desperate for an RB3 that is slated to see at least half a dozen carries.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-21 11:45:50


Willie Snead IV Emerges As Upside Flex Play In Week 11

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead IV has slowly transformed into a top target for Lamar Jackson in the passing game, making him an upside Flex consideration in medium-sized or larger season-long formats during a Week 11 matchup versus Tennessee. After racking up his first 100-yard receiving game since Week 1 of 2016 a few weeks back against the Steelers, Snead snared two receiving touchdowns last week. While he may not boast the same upside that he had during his prime years in New Orleans, Snead is on pace for a career-high 75.8 percent catch rate and is averaging 14.2 yards per reception, which would be his highest mark since '15. Baltimore receivers seem to have bumped up against a ceiling of production due to Jackson's proficiency at running the ball himself, but Snead has developed into both a red zone target and securing pass catching option that has nudged him back into fantasy consideration.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-21 11:35:29


D'Andre Swift Ruled Out For Sunday's Contest

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (concussion) will miss Sunday's game versus Carolina due to not having cleared concussion protocol in time to take the field. Swift has emerged as Detroit's most captivating running back talent from a fantasy perspective over the last two weeks with his absence re-opening the door for Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson to have extended roles. To make things doubly tricky for Swift, the Lions' next contest comes Thursday against the Texans, giving him little time to pass protocol after Sunday if he's to not miss a second game. With that in mind, fantasy managers could nab Peterson as an upside RB2/3 on a multi-week streamer claim. Swift figures to take over lead back duties upon his return, whenever that comes.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-21 11:18:36


Patriots Defense Gets Stephon Gilmore Back In Week 11

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (knee) will return to the mix for Sunday's contest against the Texans, marking his first time on the field since Week 7. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year's absence has loomed large for a Patriots Defense that has lacked the sizzle in 2020 that it had last season. Getting Gilmore back in Week 11 should edge the Patriots back into high end season-long consideration, but their matchup against Houston and the stylings of Deshaun Watson is less than ideal. While it'll be Gilmore's first game action in nearly one month, Will Fuller V may slot down a peg or two on some projections boards due to the likely one-on-one matchup.

Source: Michael Giardi

2020-11-21 11:12:43


N'Keal Harry Earns Questionable Tag For Sunday

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry (shoulder) has been deemed questionable to play in Sunday's game versus Houston as a late addition to the team's injury report. Harry did not so much as see a target last week against Baltimore despite playing 60 percent of the team's offensive snaps, making him an extremely risky fantasy commodity in Week 11, even if he eventually gets clearance to suit up. Harry began the year as a likely consistent target for Cam Newton, but having notched just one reception for six yards over his past three games, fantasy managers can look elsewhere for production. Should Harry be held out, Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd, and Isaiah Ford figure to be the biggest benefactors.

Source: Mike Reiss

2020-11-21 11:05:13


Sony Michel Activated Off Injured Reserve

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (quad) has been activated off of the Injured Reserve and looks on track to play Sunday against the Houston Texans. Houston allows the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs and the last time we saw Michel he rushed for 117 yards, but Damien Harris appears to have grabbed the reins in New England, so don't expect a repeat of that. His return really just complicates things farther, dropping Harris to an RB3 play while Michel is an upside RB4 play.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-21 10:52:33


Keelan Cole Sr. Is Risky Week 11 Play

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole Sr. saw an increase in usage last week against the Packers, catching five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown while also returning a punt for a score. But considering Cole had just two total receptions in the two previous games, it might not be a good idea to trust him in your fantasy lineups against a strong Steelers Defense, even if we do project some possible garbage time production for the Jags. Consider Cole a low-floor WR5 play.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-21 10:46:42


Jake Luton Not On Radar In Week 11

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Jake Luton could theoretically get some garbage time numbers on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it's really hard to trust the first-year passer against a defense allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Luton has had one good and one bad game in his two starts, including completing just 51.43 percent of his passes against Green Bay last time out. He's a low-end QB2 play at best.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-21 10:39:33


D.J. Chark Jr. Should See Plenty Of Week 11 Work

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. has seen 17 targets across the two games that he's played with Jake Luton at quarterback, though 12 of those came in the first contest. With the Steelers waiting on Sunday, Jacksonville will likely be forced to take to the air often, and while the results of that with Luton under center might not be great, Chark will get his chance to produce solid WR3 fantasy numbers. He's had some let-down games this year, but things seem to be looking up with Luton.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-21 10:35:07


Dustin Hopkins Questionable Versus Bengals

Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin) is officially listed as questionable to play in Week 11 versus Cincinnati. Hopkins was battling the same injury last week and played, but he did miss a crucial 43-yarder which led to plenty of media speculation in Washington if Hopkins should have suited up with an injury on his kicking leg. If Hopkins can't go Kaare Vedvik would kick for Washington. The Washington kicker situation is one to avoid in fantasy in Week 11.

Source: Sam Fortier - Washington Post

2020-11-21 10:33:28


James Robinson Has More Risk Than Usual In Week 11

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson has been one of the most consistent backs in football this year and is currently in the midst of a strong run of three games in which he's averaged 23.3 attempts for 109 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. His role has been bolstered by the Jags playing three close games in a row. But now, they face the undefeated Steelers in a game where things could get out of hand, leading to a negative game script for Robinson. You should still play him as an RB2 in season-long leagues, but have to acknowledge that there's a lot more risk than there usually would be.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-21 10:29:55


Terry McLaurin Looking To Stay Hot Against Bengals

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin has been one of the best receivers in the NFL so far this season and will look to keep that momentum rolling against Cincinnati. McLaurin has seven catches in each of his last four games and has at least 74 yards in every game. On the season, McLaurin is yet to see less than seven targets in a contest as he remains a focal point of this offense regardless of the carousel at quarterback for Washington. McLaurin is a top-10 WR option against a Bengals secondary that was just shredded by Pittsburgh and allows the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-21 10:23:47


Brandon Aiyuk Placed On COVID List

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has been placed on the team's COVID list. He'll need to test negative for the virus time days in a row to be cleared to return to the field. With San Fran on a bye this week, there's still plenty of time for Aiyuk to be back for a Week 12 meeting with the Rams, so it's probably too early to start thinking about contingency plans if you have the talented rookie on your roster.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-21 10:22:16


Joe Mixon Out For Week 11

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (foot) will miss another game, as he won't play on Sunday against the Washington Football Team. With no clear timetable for his return, fantasy managers should prepare to have at least a couple more weeks of Giovani Bernard helming this backfield. Bernard doesn't have the same ceiling as Mixon, but he rates as a solid RB2 play this week due to projected volume. He'a had double-digit touches in all three of his 2020 starts.

Source: ESPN - Ben Baby

2020-11-21 10:17:48


Saints Sign Trevor Siemian

The New Orleans Saints have signed quarterback Trevor Siemian. With Drew Brees (ribs) on the Injured Reserve, Siemian provides some depth behind Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston. The most plausible explanation for the move is that Siemian could serve as the No. 2 quarterback behind Winston should this week's attempt to make Hill into a starting quarterback fail. There's no real fantasy value here.

Source: Mike McCartney

2020-11-21 10:13:11


T.J. Hockenson Off Week 11 Injury Report

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (toe) has been removed from the team's injury report ahead of their Week 11 contest against the Carolina Panthers. Carolina has allowed four touchdowns to tight ends in the last five games, so you can feel confident in deploying Hockenson as your fantasy TE1 in this week's contest, even with some concerns about the lingering impact of the toe injury.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-11-21 10:08:04


Ryan Succop A Streaming Option In Week 11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop is a streaming option this week for managers. The 34-year-old went 4-for-4 last week in field goals and has now gone 20-for-22 in field goals on the season along with 30-for-32 in extra points. Though the Rams allow the sixth-fewest points to fantasy kickers, Succop's reliability and solid production this year put him in the starting tier this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 22:40:33


Buccaneers Defense A Streaming Option

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense is a streaming option this week against the Rams. The unit has performed very well this season even against solid offenses such as the Packers and has a total of 32 sacks, 12 interceptions, nine forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries. Though the Rams have a respectable offense, Jared Goff is always prone to turnovers, meaning this unit offers great value for this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 22:35:36


Rob Gronkowski A TE1 Against Rams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski is a TE1 this week versus the Rams. Last week, Gronk had two receptions for 51 yards and a score on three targets and now has at least 40 yards and four targets in six of the past eight games. The Rams are middle-tier in fantasy points allowed to tight ends and allow the fewest points to fantasy wideouts, so Tom Brady could be throwing to Gronk more in this game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 22:30:24


Antonio Brown A Flex Option This Week

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown is a flex piece for Week 11. In his second game as a Buc last week, Brown had seven catches for 69 yards on eight targets. Naturally, the WR will have to fight with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin for targets each week, but so far he has a total of 10 receptions for 100 yards on 13 targets in two games. The Rams allow the fewest fantasy points to wideouts, meaning Brown could have a tough outing for this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 22:24:28


Chris Godwin A WR2 Against Rams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin should be considered a WR2 against the Rams this week. When healthy, Godwin has been effective in addition to seeing at least six targets in all games he has played this season. Last week, the WR compiled six receptions on six targets for 92 yards. The Rams allow the fewest fantasy points to wide receivers, so this will be a tough matchup nonetheless for Godwin and the entire Tampa WR corp.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 22:15:31


Mike Evans A WR2 For Week 11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is a WR2 this week against the Rams. Evans has been rather inconsistent this season but has now gotten at least four receptions, six targets, and 55 yards in the past three games. The Rams allow the fewest fantasy points to wideouts, so Evans' value should be considered lower for this matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 22:09:03


Trey Burton Not Worthy Of Starting Consideration

Indianapolis Colts tight end Trey Burton started his season with a promising 11 catches on 16 targets in his first three games. Since then, Burton has just seven catches on 11 targets in his last three games. The Colts are built on running the ball, and they also have three legitimate wide receivers they can depend on. Burton also shares snaps with Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox, which does not give him a whole lot of opportunity to put up consistent fantasy numbers. Burton played the Packers four times when he was with the Bears, and he averaged just two catches for 15 yards over those four contests. He has mostly fallen off the fantasy radar and should not be considered a starting option this week.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 22:05:00


Leonard Fournette A Risky Play In Week 11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette is a risky play this week against the Rams. Fournette must fight for carries with Ronald Jones II each week and it seems he is losing out on that battle. After getting 11 and 15 carries in Weeks 7 and 8, that number has dropped to one and eight in the past two weeks for a grand total of 19 yards. The Rams allow the fifth-fewest points to fantasy backs, meaning Fournette is a risky play this week given his inconsistency and the tough matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 21:48:10


Colts Defense Set To Face Good Packers Offense

The Colts Defense has been one of the best in the league all season, but they will have one of their toughest tests of the season against the Packers offense. Aaron Rodgers has been playing at an MVP level with 26 passing touchdowns and just three interceptions, and Davante Adams is one of the best receivers in football. However, the Colts are allowing just 3.5 yards per carry and have surrendered just 11 passing touchdowns all season. They also have 21 sacks on the season, proving they are adept at rushing the passer. The Colts should be able to put together a decent performance this week, but they are definitely a risky play against this Packers offense.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 21:48:07


Ronald Jones II An RB2 For Week 11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II is an RB2 for this week's contest against the Rams. Jones and Leonard Fournette are both factors in this backfield, but it seems Jones is the safer pick for more fantasy production as he had 23 carries for 192 yards and a score last week as opposed to Fournette's eight carries. Nevertheless, the Rams allow the fifth-fewest points to fantasy RBs, so expectations should be tempered a bit.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 21:43:24


Michael Pittman Jr. Worthy Of Starting Consideration

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. has put together solid performances in back-to-back weeks and will look to build on that this week against the Packers. Pittman has started in each of the last two games and has also played over 80 percent of the team's offensive snaps in each. He has shown that he is sure-handed, not dropping a pass on 28 targets so far this season. The Packers Defense ranks sixth against opposing receivers, but Pittman should see some favorable matchups being No. 3 on the Colts depth chart. He was plagued by injury early in the season, but his stock is definitely rising after going for over 100 yards last week against the Titans. He should almost certainly have solid flex value this week.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 21:38:40


Tom Brady A Low-End QB1 In Week 11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is a low-end QB1 for Week 11. Brady tossed for 341 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout win over Carolina and was fantastic. The 43-year-old has looked sharp this season and has thrown for over 300 yards in two of the past four games. It's best to temper expectations against the Rams, who allow the second-fewest points to fantasy QBs. As a result, Brady chalks in as a lower-end starting option.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 21:34:55


Zach Pascal A Borderline Flex Option In Week 11

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal could be a flex option in deeper leagues this week against the Packers. Pascal has not been shut out in any game this season and has at least three catches in each of the last four weeks. His snap count has declined a little bit over the last couple weeks, but he is still playing in at least 60 percent of the team's snaps, giving him ample opportunity to put up fantasy numbers. We have not seen him have a breakout performance, so he definitely has a low ceiling. The Packers have a solid secondary, but Pascal being the No. 2 option could give him a fair amount of targets. He is worth considering as a flex option if your lineup is in a bit of a pinch.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 21:29:30


Tough To Start T.Y. Hilton Against Packers

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is having a disappointing season to say the least. Things will not get easier this week against the Packers, who rank sixth against opposing wide receivers. He will likely see a lot of attention from Jaire Alexander, who has been one of the best cornerbacks in all of football this season. Hilton is only averaging a little over three catches and 5.5 targets per game. He also has not caught one touchdown pass, so he isn't even salvaging poor fantasy days by finding the end zone. Based on his career, it would be reasonable to expect a breakout performance eventually. However, we are nearing the end of the season, and Hilton still has not eclipsed 70 receiving yards in any game. It is hard to make a case for starting him in Week 11.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 21:15:58


Nyheim Hines Enters Week 11 With Flex Value

Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines had his best performance of the season last week against the Titans and definitely has flex value in Week 11 against the Packers. Hines was a solid pass-catching option out of the backfield, but his effective running was the most impressive part of his performance. He was able to rush for a touchdown and 70 yards on 12 carries. He played in 56 percent of the team's offensive snaps, which was the most he has played in all season. Hines will likely split carries, limiting his ceiling, but he should be able to post a solid performance against the Packers Defense that ranks 29th against opposing running backs. He is slightly risky due to uncertainty in the Colts backfield but definitely has starting potential.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 21:01:41


Jonathan Taylor Stock Falling Heading Into Week 11

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is a very risky play in Week 11 based on what we have seen from him over the past few weeks. Taylor has just 13 total carries over the past two weeks, and his snap-count has decreased in every week since Week 6. Fellow running backs Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins have been featured in the offense more often, so that makes Taylor incredibly difficult to trust. He has a favorable matchup against a Packers Defense that has allowed 4.6 yards per carry and 11 rushing touchdowns so far this season. Taylor may have flex value if he sees a fair amount of touches, but he has bust potential written all over him this week.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 20:49:56


Philip Rivers Has Low-End QB2 Value

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is coming off a solid performance against the Titans last week, throwing for over 300 yards and a touchdown. He is taking on a streaky Packers Defense this week that currently ranks fifth against opposing quarterbacks. However, they are allowing a passer rating over 100 and have just four interceptions on the year. Rivers has been playing fairly well over the last month with seven touchdowns and two interceptions in his last four games. He definitely does not have QB1 potential but could have some decent QB2 value if he has to get in a shootout with Aaron Rodgers.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 20:34:32


Saints Defense A Starting Option Against Atlanta

The New Orleans Saints Defense faces a tricky matchup in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons offense hasn't been very forgiving to opposing defenses, as they've allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to defenses. Still, the Saints have ramped up their efforts in the past couple of weeks, with 10 sacks, six interceptions, and two fumble recoveries to their name. This could be a high-scoring affair, which could hurt fantasy managers who roster them in leagues that penalize for points scored. However, they're playing too well to bench right now.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 20:28:03


Wil Lutz A Strong Option In Week 11

New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz faces a middling matchup in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons. Lutz has been excellent this year, with just one missed kick total. He's been a top-10 option at the position, which shouldn't change, even with Taysom Hill at quarterback. In fact, New Orleans may not be as efficient in the red zone without Drew Brees (rubs, lung), which could mean more kicking chances for Lutz. Fire him up as a top-seven option this week.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 20:22:26


Raiders Defense Unlikely To Duplicate Last Week's Performance

The Raiders defense had a great performance against the Broncos last week, but that will almost certainly not happen this week against the Chiefs offense. They have to take on Patrick Mahomes this week, who has an insane stat-line on the year with 25 touchdown passes and just one interception. They held Mahomes to one of his worst performances of the year in Week 5 but still allowed over 300 passing yards and two touchdowns. The Chiefs rushing offense has also been solid, picking up 4.5 yards per carry. Last week's performance against Drew Lock and the Broncos was an outlier, and the Raiders defense should not be started this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 20:18:52


Jared Cook A High-End TE2 Against Falcons

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook gets the most giving matchup for tight ends in fantasy football against the Falcons. Atlanta has surrendered the most fantasy points per game to the position, including a league-high eight touchdown receptions on 15 red-zone targets. There is a decent amount of risk here with the unproven Taysom Hill behind center, but the matchup is too good to pass up. Cook would have been a TE1 with Drew Brees (ribs, lung) throwing him passes, though he should be able to do enough to produce TE2 numbers.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 20:15:23


Darren Waller Still Considered A Must-Start Option

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller had a down week last week against the Broncos but will likely bounce back this week against the Chiefs. His receiving yards have been down over the last few weeks, but that was largely due to Derek Carr not throwing many passes. This week against the Chiefs will be a different story where the Raiders will need to throw more to keep up with the Chiefs explosive offense. Waller is averaging over eight targets and six receptions per game, and he is on the field for the majority of the team's snaps every week. Waller was good against the Chiefs in Week 5, catching five passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. Look for Waller to have a strong performance in Week 11.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 20:11:28


Tre'Quan Smith Off The Fantasy Radar

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith is off the fantasy radar ahead of a Week 11 matchup with the Falcons. Smith has seen his snap percentage dip over the last three weeks and hasn't exceeded 50 receiving yards in any of those contests. Those numbers were with Drew Brees (ribs, lung) under center- who knows what Smith will be able to do with Taysom Hill. Fellow receivers Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are worth the risk- Smith is not.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 20:09:06


Hunter Renfrow Not A Flex Option Against Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow has caught a pass in every game this season but has not posted too many solid fantasy performances to be considered a reliable flex option in deeper leagues. He played in just 34 percent of the team's offensive snaps in Week 5 against the Chiefs where he caught only one pass for 42 yards. There are at least four other offensive options in front of Renfrow, so it does not leave a lot of room for him to put up solid fantasy numbers. He had a couple games earlier this season where he caught at least five passes, but that was largely due to injuries to his fellow wide receivers. Renfrow might catch a couple passes this week, but his ceiling is likely very low.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 20:01:11


Emmanuel Sanders A Flex Option

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is coming off a dud against the 49ers, his former team, last week. Sanders will get a chance to redeem himself against the Falcons' 31st-ranked pass defense in Week 11. However, he'll be catching passes from Taysom Hill, who has never started a game before and is very unproven as a passer. Before last week's performance, the veteran wideout had seen at least five targets in four games and was productive. The switch to Hill should downgrade Sanders a bit, so look at him as a low-end WR3 with a decent chance at finding the end zone.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 19:58:23


Michael Thomas More Of An Upside WR2

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has a juicy matchup on tap in Week 11 against the Falcons. However, there's just a lot of uncertainty around Thomas right now, particularly surrounding his quarterback situation. There were already some question marks about his potential effectiveness with Jameis Winston, but now it will reportedly be Taysom Hill- who has 18 career passes- throwing him balls. Thomas should be downgraded slightly because of the risk with Hill under center. However, the All-Pro wideout proved last year that he could be effective without Drew Brees (ribs, lung). He should remain in lineups as an upside WR2 with the potential for more if Hill is as good as the Saints believe he is.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 19:52:40


Henry Ruggs III Can't Be Trusted In Week 11

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is probably best suited on the bench in Week 11 against the Chiefs. He had over 100 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs in Week 5 but managed to catch just two passes. In seven games this season, Ruggs has just 13 catches on 25 targets. The big-play potential is always there with his blazing speed, but that is not enough to rely on him as a flex option. Since Week 5, the Chiefs' secondary has done a good job of limiting the big plays, so that makes it incredibly hard to trust Ruggs this week. Fantasy owners should not be optimistic because of Ruggs' first performance against the Chiefs. He simply does not catch enough passes to be counted on as a flex option in deeper leagues at this time.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 19:47:59


Latavius Murray Not Recommended In Week 11

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray faces a tricky matchup in Week 11. Murray was nearly looking at a three-down role with Alvin Kamara limited earlier in the week, though the latter was able to practice fully and is good to go. Murray will assume his usual role as the change-of-pace guy, which has been good for around 10 carries each week. He'll have to be extremely efficient with the work he sees, as the Falcons have surrendered the seventh-fewest fantasy points to opposing backs. Leave Murray on the bench in Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 19:46:05


Alvin Kamara A Top-Five Option Against Atlanta

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara faces a tricky matchup in Week 11 against Atlanta. The Falcons run defense was one to target earlier in the year, though the unit has played much better under interim head coach Raheem Morris. Still, Kamara is matchup-proof, as evidenced by last week's events, where he mustered just 15 rushing yards but found the end zone three times. Taysom Hill at quarterback might hurt Kamara slightly, as Hill tends to scramble rather than check-down. However, it's not enough to deter anyone from playing Kamara, who has been a must-start option for several weeks now.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 19:41:17


Nelson Agholor A Volatile Flex Option Against Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor has shown that he has big-play potential, but that also makes him a volatile option. He is averaging about 20 yards per reception but is averaging just two receptions and slightly over three targets per game this season. He has just two games this season where he has caught at least four balls. In the other seven games, he was held to under three receptions. Agholor caught two passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Chiefs, but the Chiefs come into this week ranking second against opposing wide receivers. He has five touchdowns on the year, but finding the end zone is the only thing that gives him borderline flex value this week.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-20 19:35:24


Josh Jacobs Looks To Stay Hot Against Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is having his best stretch of the season and will look to continue that this week against the Chiefs. Jacobs is averaging just over 100 yards per game over his last three games and has also picked up three touchdowns during that span. He is currently second in the league in rushing attempts and fourth in the league in rushing yards. In Week 5 against the Chiefs, Jacobs picked up over 70 yards on the ground and tallied two touchdowns. This should be a fairly favorable matchup as the Chiefs Defense ranks just 17th against opposing running backs. He is definitely a must-start option, and the only concern is if the Raiders fall behind early, forcing them to throw more and limiting Jacobs' touches.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 19:18:40


Derek Carr Set For Rematch Against Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has not put up a solid fantasy performances over his last three games but will look to bounce back against the Chiefs in Week 11. Carr has just three touchdowns over the last three weeks and has failed to throw for over 200 yards in each of those games. However, he had a solid performance against the Chiefs in Week 5 and will need another good performance if the Raiders are going to win this week. The Chiefs Defense ranks 16th against opposing quarterbacks and have allowed the second least passing touchdowns in the league. Carr has been solid at home this season with seven touchdowns and a passer rating of about 104. He likely lacks QB1 value this week but should definitely have QB2 value.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 19:06:38


Joey Slye A Streaming Option In Week 11

Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye is a streaming option for this week against the Lions. Slye has gone 20-for-25 in field-goal attempts this season along with 21-for-23 in extra-point attempts. However, four of the five missed field goals have come from over 50 yards, so Slye is generally reliable otherwise. The Lions do pose a tough matchup for kickers (fourth-fewest fantasy points allowed), but Slye is worth streaming given his general consistency and if you need a replacement due to byes.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 18:55:24


Panthers Defense Not A Starting Option

The Carolina Panthers Defense is not a viable streaming option this week. The unit just allowed 46 points last week to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and now faces a Matthew Stafford-led Lions team that is efficient on offense. They have also allowed at least 20 points in eight of 10 games this season. This unit is still rather young and inexperienced to be trusting very often.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 18:49:47


Ian Thomas Not In Starting Conversation

Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas is not a worthy fantasy starter this week. The TE has only gotten more than one reception in a game three times this season and has notched double-digit receiving yards three times as well. His role is too small to merit any fantasy relevance.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 18:42:41


Curtis Samuel A Flex At Best

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel should only be considered a flex this week against the Lions. After two terrific games, Samuel laid a dud in Week 10, getting three receptions for eight yards on five targets. The uncertainty at QB this week doesn't benefit this WR who is further down the depth chart, and he may not see as many targets from a new QB. As a result, he's only a lower-end flex piece for this week when also considering his rather inconsistent numbers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 18:39:06


D.J. Moore A WR2 For Week 11

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore is a WR2 this week versus the Lions. Moore and Robby Anderson are the top two receiving options on this team, but the former hasn't always been consistent. Though he has gotten over 90 yards in four of the last six games, Moore also has one game with 18 yards in that stretch. With that being said, he stills bring the potential to have a big game each week and is a great option (even though there is QB uncertainty) against a Lions squad that is middle-tier in points allowed to fantasy wideouts.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 18:32:16


Robby Anderson A Low-End WR1 Against Lions

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson is a lower-end WR1 this week. Anderson has been fantastic this season, seeing at least five targets in every game this season and getting at least 50 yards in eight of 10 games. Anderson's consistency and rich target share in this offense support his great fantasy value this week against a Detroit squad that is middle-of-the-pack in points allowed to fantasy WRs, even with the uncertainty at QB.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 18:24:00


Mike Davis A Low-End RB1 In Week 11

Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis could take on a workhorse role this week against the Lions with fellow back Christian McCaffrey expected to be out due to a shoulder injury and QB Teddy Bridgewater also injured (knee) and questionable to play. The RB has one of the best matchups this week as the Lions allow the most fantasy points to running backs. As a result, Davis could have a big game after only getting seven carries for 32 yards last week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 18:15:41


Washington Defense A Strong Play Versus Bengals

The Washington Football Team defense is a strong start in fantasy this week versus a Bengals offense that allows the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses. The Bengals offensive line has been banged up which led to four sacks last Sunday versus Pittsburgh. Starting QB Joe Burrow has been sacked at least four times in four different games this season including two games with at least seven sacks. This lines up well for Washington to have a strong game with the strength of the defense being the pass rush. Start Washington with confidence in Week 11.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 18:08:29


Teddy Bridgewater Best Left On Bench

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is best left on the bench this week as he is dealing with a knee injury and is considered questionable to play. In the past three games, the QB has five touchdowns to two interceptions and overall has only thrown for over 300 yards three times this season. He is a risky fantasy play this week if he suits up and backups Will Grier and P.J. Walker should also be avoided due because they haven't proven they are capable fantasy starters.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 18:08:25


J.D. McKissic A Start-Worthy Running Back In Week 11

Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic has seen his fantasy value skyrocket since Alex Smith took over at quarterback three weeks ago. McKissic has been peppered with targets in the last two games with the veteran QB throwing his way 14, and 15 times respectively in his two starts. McKissic will obviously not keep that pace up, but he has forced his way into the RB2 conversation in PPR leagues with head coach Ron Rivera praising what McKissic brings to the offense. Standard scoring managers should be more hesitant, however, as McKissic has four games with three carries or fewer making him a riskier play.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-11-20 18:02:41


Taysom Hill A Streaming Option In Week 11

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill will start his first career game in Week 11 against the Falcons. It's not official, though reports have indicated that Hill will get the nod over Jameis Winston on Sunday. Hill's ability as a signal-caller is unknown, as he's tossed just 18 pass attempts in his career. What is known is, the Falcons have allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, including the third-most rushing touchdowns. Hill's already a good runner- and he might be a better passer than he's given credit for. Start him as a tight end in leagues where you're able and give him a look as a streaming option at quarterback, especially in 2QB leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 17:59:59


Antonio Gibson On Three-Game Touchdown Streak Ahead Of Week 11

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson has four touchdowns in his last three games and will look to stay hot against a Bengals Defense that was shredded by the Steelers last week. Gibson has played behind veteran J.D. McKissic on passing downs, but has found the end zone enough to be a must-start running back in fantasy. He has at least nine carries in all but one game this season and has carved out his own role in the passing game as well with at least three catches in six of his last seven games. Start Gibson as a low-end RB1 in Week 11.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-11-20 17:49:06


Younghoe Koo A Top Option Against Saints

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo is a top play in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints. Koo has made 21 of 22 field goals and 18 of 21 extra points, checking in as fantasy football's K6. The 26-year old is enjoying a breakout season, though he'll get a reasonably tough matchup against the Saints, who rank 13th in fantasy points allowed to kickers. Still, the over/under for this game implies a shootout, which would make Koo a top option for Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 17:45:33


Logan Thomas Has Good Matchup In Week 11

Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas has been more involved in the offense lately and will look to keep his momentum going in a good matchup versus Cincinnati. The Bengals Defense is allowing the second most PPR-fantasy points to opposing tight ends coming into this matchup. Over the last four games, Thomas has 14 catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns and has at least four targets in every game this season. Fire up Thomas as a low-end TE1 in Week 11.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 17:39:18


Marshon Lattimore Questionable For Week 11

New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) is questionable for Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons. Lattimore practiced in a limited fashion for all three sessions this week, giving him a chance to take the field. If he's active on Sunday, he'll be facing a tall task- trying to slow down All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones. Lattimore was limited in practice back in Week 5 but ultimately suited up for that contest. Already an elite WR1, Jones would have an easier path to a top-five finish at the position if Lattimore is ruled out.

Source: New Orleans Saints

2020-11-20 17:18:41


Drew Brees Placed On Injured Reserve

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (ribs, lung) was placed on injured reserve on Friday. The team initially expected a two-to-three week absence, though it's likely that Brees will now miss the next three contests at minimum. Reports suggest that Taysom Hill will get the keys to the offense, but head coach Sean Payton has yet to announce a starting quarterback. If Hill indeed starts and is unimpressive, Jameis Winston could be thrust into the starting role. Keep in mind that Brees hasn't been ruled out for the season either- so we could see the future Hall of Famer back out on the field at some point.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-11-20 17:05:37


Alex Smith Has Sleeper Appeal Versus Bengals

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith has been trending upwards in fantasy since taking over for Kyle Allen (ankle) and has another good matchup in Week 11. Smith will face a Bengals Defense that allowed three different Steelers receivers to finish as top-12 receivers in PPR-scoring last week. Washington has been throwing the ball more this season under new head coach Ron Rivera including 55 passing attempts for Smith last week. Smith shouldn't be started in shallow fantasy leagues, but he could be a sleeper in deeper leagues or two-quarterback formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-20 16:36:04


Mike Gesicki Holds TE2 Value In Week 11

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki has somewhat revived his fantasy value with back-to-back 40 receiving yards or more in his last two games. He caught two of his five targets for 40 yards in the Week 10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Preston Williams (hamstring) is sidelined for the foreseeable future, which possibly means more targets for Gesicki. The Denver Broncos are average when it comes to defending tight ends this season. Fantasy owners should keep their expectations low and consider Gesicki a TE2 here.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 15:57:30


Jakeem Grant A Possible Flex Option

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. has quietly crept his way into the flex appeal conversation. He has produced four receptions for 35 yards or more in each of the last two games. Preston Williams (foot) remains sidelined for the Week 11 matchup versus the Denver Broncos, which is great for Grant. He'll continue to be the No. 2 option in Miami and hold low-end flex value for fantasy owners. Don't expect Grant to explode for an 100-yard performance, but owners might be able to trust him as a flex option this week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 15:45:42


DeVante Parker Should Rebound In Week 11

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was held to two receptions on seven targets for 31 yards in the Week 10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. It was a rare dud performance by Parker who failed to capitalize on his targets. Fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned and just consider that a fluke performance. Parker is expected to bounce back against an average pass defense in the Denver Broncos this week. Parker should be considered a WR2 in Week 11.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 15:40:56


Matt Breida Should Resume Backup Role

Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida (hamstring) was able to practice fully on Wednesday, so he's expected to suit up against the Denver Broncos in Week 11. Breida has missed two straight games, but his return isn't noteworthy. He has failed to do much damage all season long and Salvon Ahmed looked solid as the lead back in Week 10. Fantasy owners can continue ignoring Breida since he'll likely only get a handful of carries.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 15:37:06


Salvon Ahmed An Interesting Choice Against Broncos

Miami Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed put together a solid performance against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10. He rushed 21 times for 85 yards and one touchdown in the win. It seems like he'll be the lead back going forward even with Matt Breida (hamstring) likely suiting up versus the Denver Broncos this week. The Denver run defense is a joke right now, so Ahmed is an interesting fantasy option for Week 11. He could be a possible low-end flex option in this one.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 15:33:56


Tua Tagovailoa Mediocre Option In Week 11

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has looked solid over his last two starts. He has thrown five touchdowns without any interceptions during his short NFL career. Sadly, he has only surpassed the 200-yard mark for passing once during his three starts. The Dolphins are winning, but Tagovailoa isn't exactly an amazing fantasy option right now. He'll get a matchup against the Denver Broncos in Week 11 who are fairly decent against the passing attack. Fantasy owners should expect Tagovailoa to get around his projection, but not much more than that in this one.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 15:28:10


Damiere Byrd Unlikely To Produce Value

New England Patriots wide receiver Damiere Byrd was completely ignored during the Week 10 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Both Byrd and K'Neal Harry weren't targeted at all during that contest. The Pats continue to go run-heavy and look towards Jakobi Meyers in the passing game. Neither Byrd or Harry is a trustworthy option right now in fantasy leagues. Byrd can be considered a low-end flex option in deep leagues versus the Houston Texans in Week 11.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:52:43


N'Keal Harry Avoidable Against Houston

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry was held without a catch during the Week 10 win over the Baltimore Ravens. He returned to the lineup after a two-game absence due to a concussion. The Pats didn't even look his way at all during the game, which is alarming for fantasy owners. This offense continues to go run-heavy and basically only target Jakobi Meyers. Harry has a favorable matchup against the Houston Texans this week, but it's tough to trust the Pats to actually look his way.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:49:23


Jakobi Meyers Holds WR3 Value In Week 11

New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers has looked like basically the only reliable option on offense over the last few weeks. The Pats continue to target him because Meyers has not failed them yet. He'll get a favorable matchup against the Houston Texans in Week 11. A secondary that has allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. The Pats should continue targeting Meyers, so he should be a reliable WR3 here.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:44:12


James White A Shaky Option Right Now

New England Patriots running back James White has failed to put together much fantasy value over the last few weeks. It seems like Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead get a majority of the action in the backfield. White appears to be the odd man out now, so fantasy owners will have a tough time trusting him going forward. He does have a favorable matchup against the Houston Texans in Week 11. However, he shouldn't be trusted as anything more than a low-end flex choice for desperate owners.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:39:57


Rex Burkhead A PPR Option Versus Texans

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has been more involved in the offense over the last few weeks. He found the end zone twice during the Week 10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Sadly, his value is mainly useful in PPR leagues since he doesn't get much action in the running game. The Pats have limited weapons on offense, so Burkhead should continue to be involved. The Houston Texans Defense struggles heavily stopping just about anything. Fantasy owners in PPR league should feel comfortable with Burkhead in their lineup this week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:36:04


Damien Harris A Low-End RB2 In Week 11

New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (ankle) has shown that he can be a reliable lead back for this team. He finished with his third game of at least 100 yards rushing during the Week 10 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Sony Michel (quad) remains sidelined, so Harris should continue being the lead back. The Houston Texans have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs this season. Sadly, Harris is fairly limited in terms of fantasy value since he doesn't normally find the end zone. Fantasy owners can trust Harris as a low-end RB2 this week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:31:00


Cam Newton An Intriguing Option Versus Texans

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton found the end zone twice during the Week 10 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Newton is not the same player that he used to be, but still can be a useful fantasy option when he's efficient. He'll be an intriguing option against the Houston Texans in Week 11. A defense that has allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Usually Newton needs to play mistake free football just to have low-end value in standard leagues. He's probably not worth the risk since the Pats have limited weapons on offense.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:25:50


Hayden Hurst A Solid TE1 For Week 11

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst is in a great spot ahead of an exploitable Week 11 matchup with the Saints. Hurst has now seen at least seven targets in three straight games and has eclipsed 50 yards in five of his last six games. He's been an excellent high-floor option for fantasy managers, though we could get a glimpse at what his ceiling looks like this week. New Orleans has struggled to contain tight ends this year, as they've allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to the position, including five catches for 62 yards to Jordan Reed last week. Start Hurst as a strong TE1 against the division-rival Saints.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 14:22:40


Chris Herndon Continues To Be A Non-Factor

New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon has seen his production drop rapidly this season. He went from seven targets in the season opener to zero targets in Week 9. It appears the Jets have given up on the Herndon experiment and are going with Ryan Griffin. It's tough to blame them considering Herndon has done close to nothing when he does get thrown the ball. Fantasy owners can feel safe about letting Herndon go at this point. It's doubtful he does anything against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:13:40


Russell Gage A Dicey Play Against New Orleans

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage seems to be trending downward for fantasy purposes. He's played just 55 percent of the snaps over the last two weeks and hasn't exceeded 50 receiving yards in either contest. Still, it's worth noting that Gage has had some of his best games alongside both Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley (foot), likely because of the defensive attention they attract. Gage is certainly risky, though he could pay off as a last-ditch option, particularly if this game turns into a high-scoring affair.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 14:13:36


Braxton Berrios Avoidable Versus Chargers

New York Jets wide receiver Braxton Berrios is having a rollercoaster season in terms of fantasy production. He saw 11 targets in Week 8 then just one target the following week in the loss to the New England Patriots. The Jets are fairly healthy at wide receiver, so it's unlikely that Berrios has much of a role versus the Los Angeles Chargers this week. Fantasy owners can feel safe about avoiding Berrios in this one.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:09:14


Calvin Ridley Expected To Play, Will Be A WR1 In Week 11

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (foot) is expected to be available on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Ridley put together three straight limited practice sessions, with head coach Raheem Morris saying the team would monitor his foot up to Saturday before making a decision. It seems like he'll be active, as the 25-year-old wideout has no injury designation heading into a middling matchup with a Saints Defense that has stepped up lately. Still, Ridley should be close to 100 percent after getting the bye week to rest up and has exceeded 60 receiving yards in six of eight contests. Fire him up as a solid WR1 in Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 14:06:53


Denzel Mims Has Low-End PPR Appeal

New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims has seen seven or more targets in two of his first three games in the NFL. He appears to be an important part of their offense, but that doesn't mean a whole lot on the Jets. Mims has plenty of potential, but Joe Flacco is under center versus the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. To be fair, the Chargers secondary has struggled this season, but don't expect Flacco to have another miracle performance. Right now, fantasy owners should consider Mims a low-end flex option in PPR formats.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:06:06


Breshad Perriman A Risky Choice In Week 11

New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (shoulder) was limited during practice this week, but is expected to suit up against the Los Angeles Chargers. He posted his best game of the season during his last contest. He hauled in seven receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to the New England Patriots. Fantasy owners should not jump on the bandwagon after one solid performance. It doesn't sound like Perriman is 100 percent healthy and he's been pretty awful outside of that one game. Fantasy owners should consider him a WR4 for Week 11.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 14:02:11


Jamison Crowder A Solid WR2 Option

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder is hopeful for a bounce back performance after he posted a dud in Week 9. To be fair, Crowder was only targeted twice, but that should increase versus the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. A secondary that is considered bottom-10 in the league right now. Veteran Joe Flacco is under center, but honestly he's not much of a downgrade from Sam Darnold. Fantasy owners should be able to trust Crowder as a WR2 here.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 13:57:41


Todd Gurley II More Of A Flex Against Saints

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II faces an extremely tough test against the Saints In Week 11. Only the Buccaneers Defense has been better against the run, as New Orleans has yet to allow a 100-yard rusher this year. To make matters worse, they've surrendered just three rushing touchdowns, which have been Gurley's bread-and-butter this year. The best bet for fantasy managers is that Gurley somehow manages to make it into the end zone against the Saints, as there won't be much running room. He is more of a high-end RB3 because of the tough matchup.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 13:57:15


La'Mical Perine Finally Gets Starting Job

New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine is reportedly going to be the lead back for the rest of the season. Finally, head coach Adam Gase has decided to give up on the Frank Gore experiment heading into Week 11. The fourth-round rookie hasn't done much damage this season, but was limited because he was behind Gore in the backfield. However, it's the Jets, so fantasy owners shouldn't get their hopes up. Perine is worth stashing in most 12-team formats, but tough to trust versus the Los Angeles Chargers this week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 13:53:58


Matt Ryan A Low-End QB1 In Week 11

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan faces a semi-tough matchup in Week 11 against the division-rival Saints. The New Orleans defense has been playing better football as of late- though Ryan seemed to get back on track with 284 yards and three touchdowns in Week 9 before the bye. It's looking like he'll get Calvin Ridley (foot) back for the contest against New Orleans, giving him a full complement of weapons. This is certainly a matchup to be a little wary of, though Ryan has earned the trust of his fantasy managers when he has all his weapons behind him. Start him as a solid QB1.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 13:48:48


Frank Gore Continues Producing Minimal Value

New York Jets running back Frank Gore continues to get 10 or more carries per game for some reason. Head coach Adam Gase refuses to hand over the starting role to La'Mical Perine despite their winless season. It's not often that Gore surpasses the 50-yard mark on the ground most weeks. He'll get a somewhat favorable matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. A defense that has allowed five rushing touchdowns over their last four games. Regardless, Gore is nothing more than a desperation deep league option.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 13:48:28


Joe Flacco Starting Versus Chargers

New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco will get another chance under center during the Week 11 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. The veteran quarterback surprisingly played well in his last start against the New England Patriots. The Chargers do struggle against the passing attack. They've allowed the fourth most points to fantasy quarterbacks this season. Flacco could be a low-end desperation option for owners without a quarterback this week. Sam Darnold (shoulder) will hopefully be back next week, but we'll see what happens.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-20 13:42:25


Julio Jones Draws Tough Week 11 Matchup

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is a lock to start in season-long formats on a weekly basis due to his immense upside as one of the game's elite's. But this Sunday versus New Orleans, he's likely to be dogged by two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore, possibly capping Jones' upside. In 16 career meetings versus the Saints, Jones has found the end zone just three times; with Calvin Ridley's (foot) status still up in the air, most of the Saints Defense may funnel toward Jones in an effort to limit his output. With two of Jones' next three games coming against New Orleans, this Sunday should go a long way in indicating his ability to succeed when being consistently covered by a top tier corner.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 11:11:12


Hunter Henry Draws Favorable Matchup In Week 11

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry will draw a favorable matchup versus the New York Jets in Week 11. Henry has been healthy this season, but he hasn't done much to help managers. The tight end has consistently hauled in four balls in each of his last three games for 33,33 and 30 yards with touchdown over that span, but remains touchdown dependent. The good news for Henry is that the Jets Defense is vulnerable to tight ends. Tight ends versus the Jets have average 4.5 receptions and 50 yards per game this season and that makes Henry a TE1 in Week 11. Henry hasn't been bad, but he hasn't been good either this year, but he should still be rostered at a tough position and started in favorable matchups.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:59:22


Mike Williams Draws Favorable Matchup In Week 11

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams will look to get back on track in a Week 11 matchup versus the New York Jets. Williams has been the standard boom or bust player this season, but the numbers favor the big receiver in this matchup. The Jets have allowed 194 yards per game to opposing wide receivers and Williams should be able to take advantage of that on Sunday. The receivers inconsistencies always make him a shaky play, but managers should feel confident firing Williams up as a WR3 in a tasty matchup this weekend.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:57:24


Dante Pettis, Two Other Giants Land On COVID-19/Reserve List

The New York Giants placed wide receiver Dante Pettis, tight end Kaden Smith, and offensive lineman Matt Peart (COVID-19) on the COVID-19/reserve list Friday, adding to kicker Graham Gano, who went on earlier in the week. All three players tested positive for the virus, meaning that they're status for Week 12 against Cincinnati is highly in doubt, as 10 days of quarantine is required by NFL rules for those who test positive. None of the three figured to play a significant role in the team's offense by fantasy standards, although it's worth keeping an eye on the Giants over the coming days to see if they are able to stem the spread.

Source: Mike Garafolo

2020-11-20 10:57:12


Keenan Allen Draws A Tasty Matchup In Week 11

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will look to continue his strong season in a favorable matchup versus the New York Jets on Sunday. Allen has been a target and reception machine with Justin Herbert under center, but was held in check during Week 10 to just three catches and 39 yards, but he did score a touchdown. Allen is in a prime spot to bounce back against a Jets Defense that is allowing 15 receptions and 194 yards per game to opposing wide receivers. Allen has consistently been Herbert's top target this season and that shouldn't change on Sunday. Allen will be a WR1 in Week 11 and those looking to stack teammates in DFS would be wise to consider the combination of Herbert and Allen.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:55:31


Kalen Ballage Looks For Revenge Game In Week 11

Los Angeles Chargers running back Kalen Ballage will look to get revenge versus his former team in a Week 11 matchup versus the New York Jets. Ballage has been a nice surprise for both the Chargers and fantasy managers over the past two weeks and head coach Anthony Lynn named Ballage the team's primary running back on Monday. Ballage has a very favorable matchup in Week 11 versus a Jets Defense that is allowing 101 yards per game and just under a touchdown per game to opposing runners. Managers should feel confident starting Ballage on Sunday as a RB2, but should also be aware that his time being valuable might not last long with Austin Ekeler (hamstring) working his way back from IR.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:53:04


Justin Herbert Has Juicy Matchup In Week 11

Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert draws a favorable matchup against the New York Jets in Week 11. Herbert is coming off a Week 10 that saw him throw for 187 yards, the fewest he's thrown for all season, but he still tossed a pair of touchdowns with an interception and also rushed for a touchdown. The rookie has been playing like a veteran in his debut season and things should get much easier against the Jets on Sunday. The Jets Defense is allowing 287 and just under two touchdowns a game to opposing signal callers and Herbert should be able to put up similar numbers to that on Sunday. Herbert has consistently thrown for two or more touchdowns in his previous six starts and managers should feel comfortable starting Herbert in both weekly and DFS leagues on Sunday. Herbert has been putting up QB1 numbers this season and has a favorable schedule the rest of the season. Managers should feel confident starting Herbert the rest of the way in all formats.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:51:21


Zach Ertz Highly Unlikely To Return For Week 11 Contest

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) can likely not be relied upon to return for Sunday's contest versus Cleveland, per head coach Doug Pederson, who all but ruled the All-Pro tight end out Friday morning. Ertz was designated to return off of injured reserve earlier in the week, but he still has a practice window that would allow him to suit up in Week 12 versus Seattle. Injuries have sidetracked Ertz's 2020 campaign, as he is on pace to average a career-low 7.4 yards per reception, having reeled off an average of just 29.7 receiving yards per contest, which would be his lowest mark since his rookie year. Expect Dallas Goedert to continue seeing the vast majority of tight end targets, although Richard Rodgers has also delivered seesaw performances in Ertz's absence.

Source: Mike Garafolo

2020-11-20 10:50:48


Travis Kelce Set Up For Big Day In Week 11

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce will look to have his second strong performance of the year versus the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 11. Kelce hauled in eight balls for 108 yards when the Chiefs and Raiders squared off in Week 5. The Raiders have been solid versus tight ends in general and are allowing just four receptions and 44 yards per game to opposing tight ends, but Kelce is in a class of his own. Kelce remains the top tight end in both Week 11 and the rest of the season. Managers should take advantage of this matchup in both weekly leagues and DFS.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:47:56


Tyreek Hill Draws Favorable Matchup In Week 11

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will look for his 11th touchdown of the season in a rematch versus the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 11. Hill went for three catches on 78 yards with three rushes for 15 yards and a touchdown in the teams first meeting in Week 5. Hill has been scored in all but one game this season and draws a favorable matchup against a Raiders defense that is allowing 177 yards per game and one touchdown to opposing wide receivers this season. Hill has been paying the bills for managers and remains a WR1 in Week 11 and beyond.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:46:05


Tyreek Hill A Prime Candidate To Return Punts In Week 11

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has made his open-field explosiveness abundantly clear over his five years in the NFL, and there could be even more coming this Sunday with the possibility of him returning to his roots as a punt returner. With Mecole Hardman (COVID-19 list) unavailable, Hill is reportedly the "No. 1 option" to return a punt if one arises against Las Vegas. Hill led the NFL in punt return yards in 2016, before focusing on being a full-time WR over the past two years. As if there was any more reason to have the league leader in receiving touchdowns (nine) firmly rostered in all season-long lineups, his big play potential in another aspect of the game cements him as an elite fantasy commodity, no longer how long his new role lasts.

Source: Herbie Teope

2020-11-20 10:44:14


Clyde Edwards-Helaire Looks To Get Back On Track In 11

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire will look to get back on track in a Week 11 matchup versus the Las Vegas Raiders. Edwards-Helaire has seen under 10carries in each of the last three games and has totaled just 81 rushing yards over that span with a touchdown. He also has seven receptions for 47 during that time. The goodnews for managers is that Le'Veon Bell has struggled so far in his Chiefs tenure and hasn't been a true threat to the rookie as of now. CEH rushed 10 times for 40 yards and caught three balls for 40 yards when the two teams met earlier this season and with most of the Raiders being placed on the COVID-19 list, managers should feel safe firing the rookie up against a Raiders defense allowing 90 yards per game to opposing runners. CEH should be treated as a RB2 with upside in Week 11.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:44:14


Le'Veon Bell Seeks Breakout Game In Week 11

Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell will look to have his first breakout game with the Chiefs in Week 11 against the Las Vegas Raiders. The veteran has now played three games with his new team, but has not been very productive in that span. Bell has been seeing about 30% of the backfield snaps since his arrival, but he hasn't done much to provide value to managers. The veteran has now rushed the ball 16 times for 54 yards and has hauled in four balls for 26 yards during his tenure with the defending champs. Bell will face a Raiders defense that currently has most of their starters on the COVID-19 list, but will still be hard to be trust until he can have a positive performance on the field. Bell should be treated as a low-end flex by managers for now.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:43:26


Calvin Ridley's Status To Be Determined Over Weekend

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (foot) is aiming to return to action this Sunday against the Saints, but head coach Raheem Morris has been non-committal on his status as he continues to rehab a foot ailment. Morris said Friday that the team would wait until at least Saturday to make a call on the star WR, who has missed one game due to injury, but has been practicing in a limited capacity this week. It sounds as if Ridley is able to suit up, he'll be doing so at far less than 100 percent, which makes him a risky proposition when facing a secondary such as New Orleans'. This season, in games where Ridley has seen at least 70 percent of the team's offensive snaps, he has received at least seven targets in each outing. Check back prior to kickoff to get word on Ridley, as the Falcons may take his availability all the way to a pre-game workout.

Source: Tori McElhaney

2020-11-20 10:34:10


Patrick Mahomes Draws Favorable Matchup In Week 11

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will look for revenge against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 11. The Raiders upset the Chiefs in Week 5, but it wasn't due to Mahomes. The MVP passed for 340 yards, two touchdowns and threw one interception in that contest. Things should be even easier for Mahomes in Week 11 with the Raiders placing almost all of their starting defense on the COVID-19 list. The Raiders already have a vulnerable defense and if they don't have their starters versus an explosive Chiefs offense, things could get wild fast. Mahomes was on fire entering the teams Week 10 bye week and has nine touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last two outings. Mahomes should safely be fired up as a QB1 and is worth considering in DFS in Week 11.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-11-20 10:33:54


New Orleans Tabs Taysom Hill As Starting QB In Week 11

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill has been named the starter in place of Drew Brees (ribs) for Sunday's matchup against Atlanta. While Jameis Winston took over last week when Brees went down with multiple upper-body injuries, Hill has been taking all of the first-team reps in practice and will officially be under center to make his first career start at QB. Utilized this season primarily as a run-first option under center, Hill has averaged 5.5 yards per carry, having gone just 4-for-5 as a passer. Long having expressed his desire to transition back to the QB spot after years as an on-field Swiss-army knife for the Saints, Hill will get his chance to show off his chops, even if he'll be a risky season-long fantasy asset due to his lack of passing reps. Those in DFS can roll the dice on Hill having success on the ground, but fantasy managers interested in that scenario should save it for GPP formats.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-20 10:25:10


Myles Garrett Placed On Reserve/COVID-19 List

The Cleveland Browns Defense will be without their star player for a while as Myles Garrett tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Garrett has been placed on the league's reserve/COVID-19 list and will need to remain there for at least 10 days, putting his status for Week 12 in jeopardy, as well. The Cleveland defense will take a big hit without Garrett in what shapes up as a plus matchup against a turnover-prone Philadelphia offense. The Cleveland defense is still a top-12 unit in fantasy but temper expectations a bit for this weekend now that Garrett is unavailable.

Source: Cleveland.com

2020-11-20 09:54:01


Noah Fant Returns To Practice Thursday

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant (ribs) missed practice on Wednesday but returned to a limited practice on Thursday, giving him a shot to play in Week 11 against the Dolphins. Head coach Vic Fangio is confident that Fant will be good to go this Sunday, but fantasy managers will want to check back on Friday to see if he practices in full. The second-year tight end caught only three of his seven targets for a season-low 18 yards in last week's loss to the Raiders. Denver wants to continue to make Fant a big part of their passing game, which will keep him in TE1 territory, but he's falling back to the low-end of the spectrum because he hasn't been 100 percent healthy in at least several weeks. He's also facing a Miami defense that has been stingy to tight ends this year, and quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) is questionable to suit up on Sunday.

Source: DenverBroncos.com

2020-11-20 01:35:19


Jerry Jeudy Trending In The Right Direction

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle) has been limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday this week, giving him a great chance to play in Week 11 against the Dolphins. The Alabama product has become the team's top receiver since moving outside, accumulating 32 targets in the last three games, which he's turned into 15 receptions for 266 yards and one touchdown. However, he's heading into a Sunday matchup against Miami and strong cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Byron Jones. Quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) is also questionable to play. The increased volume that Jeudy has seen of late keeps him in the WR3/flex conversation, but this weekend will be a difficult test.

Source: DenverBroncos.com

2020-11-20 01:29:43


Chargers Defense Struggling To Generate Turnovers

The Los Angeles Chargers Defense is currently tied for 27th in the NFL in takeaways -- four interceptions, four forced fumbles (three recovered). "If the ball is thrown at you, you have to make plays," Pro Bowl defensive end Joey Bosa said, via Fernando Ramirez of Sports Illustrated. "I am not pointing fingers, but, if you want to win and be a great team, you got to call it out and you got to tell it how it is." The team's secondary has allowed 18 touchdown passes and has picked off just three passes. They are one of two teams (Washington the other) to allow at least eight 40-plus yard completions this year. Despite the lackluster results from the Bolts defense in 2020, they will be an elite defensive play in Week 11 against the winless Jets and aging quarterback Joe Flacco.

Source: NFL.com - Jelani Scott

2020-11-20 01:13:40


Jason Myers Nearly Perfect In Week 11

Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers continued to be one of the NFL's best kickers with his performance in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. He made both of his field-goal attempts on the night and went 2-for-3 on his extra points. That brought his season marks to 12-for-12 on field goals and 36-for-38 on extra points. If it weren't for his team's efficiency in the red zone, we would see Myers even higher in the season-long points standings for kickers. His team has an outstanding schedule over the next four weeks, too, so Myers should continue to be one of the most consistent options at the position for fantasy managers.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 01:07:44


Eagles Expected To Sign Jordan Howard

The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to sign free-agent running back Jordan Howard to their practice squad after he clears the COVID-19 protocols, according to a source. Howard was cut by the Dolphins three days ago after he produced just 33 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries (1.2 yards per carry) over just five games. He'll rejoin the Eagles after spending the 2019 season with them and seeing 119 carries for 525 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games. The 26-year-old also added 10 catches for 69 yards and another score. Howard knows this offense and will provide depth behind Miles Sanders and Boston Scott with Corey Clement going on the COVID-19 list on Thursday. Howard can be left on the waiver wire in 12- and 14-team leagues.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-20 01:05:23


Seahawks Defense Comes Up With Game-Winning Stop

The Seattle Seahawks Defense has been far from the best unit this year, but for the second game this season, they were able to seal the team's win in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. The team allowed 21 points on the evening, but they got after quarterback Kyler Murray. They got to him for nine quarterback hits and three sacks, including one by recent addition Carlos Dunlap on fourth down on the Cardinals final drive. This defense still leaves a lot to be desired and they're too inconsistent to rely on as a fantasy unit. However, they showed up this week when it mattered, and Seattle will be happy with a good but not great performance.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 00:47:24


Greg Olsen Leaves Early Thursday Night

Seattle Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen (foot) was hoping for a good performance in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, but his night was ultimately cut short due to an injury. He caught both of his targets for 20 yards on the evening, but that wasn't enough to save his early exit. Olsen has been largely underwhelming since joining the Seahawks this season, and the team fears that his year might be done with this injury. If that's the case, one of Will Dissly or Jacob Hollister would see a big uptick in value as the new starting tight end in this offense.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 00:38:01


D.K. Metcalf Finishes With A Good Game In Week 11

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf bounced back from a bad performance in Week 10 with a solid Week 11 outing against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, but he was two plays away from looking even better. He caught three of his five targets for 46 yards and a touchdown. He dropped one pass in the back of the end zone that would have been good for his second touchdown of the night. A little later in the game, he dropped a pass that would've likely given him a big gain. If he comes down with those two balls, he's finishing with an outing of at least 20 PPR points. Metcalf is a top-10 fantasy wide receiver, and with four stellar matchups ahead, he should be locked into your lineups over the next month.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 00:34:01


Tyler Lockett Comes Back To Life In Week 11

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett had been going through a bit of a cold stretch over the last few weeks, but he finally returned to relevance in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. He caught all nine of his targets for 67 yards and a touchdown. He and teammate D.K. Metcalf continue to alternate their big games, although Metcalf could have had one this week with better hands on two occasions. But it was good to see Lockett show some life again. The Seahawks have four really juicy matchups coming up, so Lockett has the ability to really boost your team to the playoffs. He'll continue to be a strong WR2 with WR1 upside on a weekly basis.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 00:28:52


Carlos Hyde Runs Well In Week 11

Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde missed the last few games for the team, but he knocked off that rust en route to a strong day in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. He finished the game with 14 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown. He also caught two of his three targets for 16 yards. It was clear by the workload split that he is the team's primary runner when teammate Chris Carson is out. He saw 16 touches compared to just nine for the other two active running backs. Carson has a chance to return next week as the primary starter, which would make Hyde just a chance-of-pace back. But if Carson were to miss anymore time, Hyde would remain an RB2 option.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 00:21:13


Russell Wilson Efficient In Week 11

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson didn't have the best day of his season in Week 11 on Thursday night, but he was extremely efficient in the team's win over the Arizona Cardinals. He completed 23 of 28 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 10 carries for 42 yards. His night was very close to looking even better. Two of his five incompletions were drops by wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, one of which would have been for a touchdown, and he had a throwaway on the team's final drive. This offense is still playing well, but Wilson has slipped from a fantasy perspective after the last few weeks. With a juicy slate ahead, he'll still be in the QB1 conversation and he could pop again at just the right time with the fantasy playoffs inching closer.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 00:10:56


Cardinals Defense Succumbs To Seahawks

The Cardinals Defense didn't have a horrible outing in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks. They held Russell Wilson to just 197 passing yards in the game. Unfortunately, Seattle racked up 165 rushing yards and they were able to put 28 points on the board - though two of those points came via a safety. The Cardinals managed to record three sacks on Wilson, but couldn't come up with a single turnover. Holding the Seahawks under 30 points seems like something of a win for the Cardinals Defense. The Cardinals' last three opponents had each topped 30 points, including the Seahawks in Week 7.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-20 00:04:20


Christian Kirk Gains 50 Yards In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk caught four of his six targets for 50 yards in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks. It wasn't a horrible game in PPR leagues, but it was certainly disappointing in non-PPR. Kirk scored two touchdowns last time the two teams met in Week 7, so it was a bit surprising he wasn't able to do more this week. Kirk has now failed to score in two straight games after posting five touchdowns over a three-week stretch. Hopefully, he'll be able to bounce back next week against the New England Patriots.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 23:59:07


DeAndre Hopkins Reels In Five Passes In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins wasn't able to follow-up his Week 10 heroics with much of an encore performance. In Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks, Hopkins caught five of his eight targets for just 51 yards. The Cardinals offense got off to a very slow start to the game and Hopkins' stat-line suffered because of it. Hopkins was surprisingly out-targeted by Larry Fitzgerald in this game as Fitzgerald saw a team-high 10 targets. Look for Hopkins to deliver a strong bounce-back performance in Week 12 against the New England Patriots.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 23:54:50


Larry Fitzgerald Leads Cardinals In Receiving In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has had an extremely quiet season overall, but he's made the most of his two matchups with the Seattle Seahawks. In Week 11, he caught eight of his team-high 10 targets for 62 yards. He also had exactly eight catches for 62 yards when the teams previously met in Week 7. Apart from those two games, Fitzgerald has only topped 50 yards in a game once. He's a deep PPR league flex option with low upside going forward. Don't chase this week's output.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 23:50:23


Chase Edmonds Catches Touchdown Pass On Thursday Night

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds made the most of his minimal workload in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks. Edmonds carried the ball twice for 13 yards and caught all four of his targets for 36 yards and a touchdown. Kenyan Drake dominated carries in the game with 11. Drake was also surprisingly active in the passing game with five targets. Hopefully, for Edmonds' sake, that won't become a trend. Edmonds has had steady work in the passing game all year and because of it, he's been a viable flex option in PPR leagues most weeks.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 23:46:41


Kenyan Drake Scores A Touchdown In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the year in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks. He had a rough game on the ground overall, gaining just 29 yards on 11 attempts, but the touchdown helped make his fantasy stat-line solid. He also saw a season-high five targets in the passing game and came up with four catches for 31 yards. If Drake can continue to see around four or five targets a game, he'll have significantly more upside.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 23:43:42


Kyler Murray Throws Two Touchdowns In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray had one of his more quiet games of the year in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks. Murray completed 29 of 42 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns while adding 15 rushing yards. He didn't have a single turnover, which was good to see, but his 15 rushing yards were a season-low. He had at least 60 rushing yards plus a rushing touchdown in each of his previous four games. All in all, it wasn't a horrible fantasy week for Murray due to the two passing touchdowns, but it was still disappointing given Murray's lofty standards.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 23:40:09


C.J. Henderson Lands On Injured Reserve

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback C.J. Henderson (groin) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, a significant loss to the team's secondary. After not practicing Thursday, Jacksonville quickly made the move to shift Henderson to the IR. In his place, expect D.J. Hayden (who is coming off of the IR in his own right) to see a larger role, but Henderson's loss all but makes rostering the Jaguars Defense obsolete. The No. 9 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft has been a stalwart of the secondary, racking up 36 tackles, six passes defended, one interception, and one forced fumble. With the Steelers traveling to Jacksonville on Sunday without Henderson available, there's little reason to roster the Jaguars' defense.

Source: Jacksonville Jaguars

2020-11-19 20:25:07


Jordan Akins, Darren Fells Not Recommended Options

Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins and tight end Darren Fells are both unappealing options against the Patriots in Week 11. Both players are playing below 70 percent of the snaps and haven't seen more than four targets in their last two contests. To make matters worse, backup Pharaoh Brown was the tight end who caught last week's touchdown pass. This tight end room should be completely avoided for fantasy purposes until one player separates himself.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 20:19:47


Randall Cobb Shouldn't Be Trusted Against Patriots

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb has a tough matchup on tap against the Patriots Defense in Week 11. Cobb has seen at least five targets in five contests this year, though he could be hard-pressed to reach that number against New England. Their defense has surrendered the second-fewest targets per game to wideouts. Teammates Will Fuller V and Brandin Cooks are likely to soak up any targets, leaving Cobb as a weak flex option for Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 20:12:03


Mark Ingram II Absent From Thursday's Practice

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, adding a wrinkle to his status for Sunday's contest against Tennessee. Ingram has battled injuries throughout 2020, but this appears to be a separate issue that should gain clarity throughout the week. Baltimore's backfield relied upon a three-headed by-committee division of labor last week, with Ingram (five carries), Gus Edwards (seven), and J.K. Dobbins (five) all getting a slice of the work. Should Ingram be unable to suit up Sunday, Edwards and Dobbins would both receive a significant bump in intrigue, as they shouldered the load during Ingram's absence earlier this year.

Source: Aaron Kasinitz

2020-11-19 20:11:42


Brandin Cooks In The WR3 Range For Week 11

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks is coming off a quiet performance last week against the Browns. Despite this, the former Ram is averaging 9.4 targets per game over his last five contests, which puts him squarely in the WR2 conversation most weeks. However, this week's matchup is not like most weeks, as the Patriots Defense hasn't allowed many targets or yards to opposing receivers. Oddly enough, they've allowed the seventh-most touchdowns to wideouts. The matchup downgrades Cooks slightly into the WR3 range, making him a good flex option for Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 20:01:46


Joe Mixon Still Absent From Practice, Week 11 Status In Doubt

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (foot) has been one of the most watched practice participants of 2020 over the past handful of weeks, yet Thursday provided little by way of progress in his return from a foot injury. Mixon has been listed as a "DNP" both Wednesday and Thursday, leading to the belief that Giovani Bernard will once again be tasked with lead back duties while Samaje Perine backs him up. With an extended absence such as the one that Mixon is going through, even if he does get cleared to play versus Washington on Sunday, he'll likely be severely limited, thereby not making him much of a fantasy asset. Check back throughout the week to see if his status improves.

Source: Adam Caplan

2020-11-19 19:58:48


C.J. Ham Lands On COVID-19 Reserve List

Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham (COVID-19) has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, although that does not necessarily mean that Ham has tested positive for the virus. Having touched the ball just five times this season, Ham has essentially no fantasy intrigue, but his sharing a backfield room with Dalvin Cook potentially could throw Sunday's plans versus Dallas into flux. It appears as if Cook is in the clear from a virus standpoint, but he could be facing the possibility of playing Sunday against the Cowboys without his stalwart blocker ahead of him. Check back for updates on Ham's status as it gets closer to kickoff, although there's no reason to believe that the game is in jeopardy of not being played as of Thursday night.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-19 19:48:58


Myles Garrett Misses Practice Thursday, Hopeful To Play In Week 11

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (illness) missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday, throwing his availability for Sunday's game against Philadelphia into flux. But the organization expects Garrett to return in at least a limited capacity on Friday, which would begin to trend him in the right direction for taking the field. The Browns Defense -- and Garrett in particular -- is in a prime spot Sunday, facing an offense that allows the most sacks per game (3.9), while also being heavily turnover prone. Garrett is narrowing in on Defensive Player of the Year honors if he can keep up his elite level of production down the stretch, with his presence only fortifying the Cleveland defense as a must-start in any season-long format for the time being.

Source: Tony Grossi

2020-11-19 19:40:30


Cardinals Defense Loses Both Corey Peters, Jordan Phillips To Injury

The Arizona Cardinals placed defensive lineman Corey Peters (knee) and Jordan Phillips (hamstring) on injured reserve Thursday, thereby officially ruling the duo out for their Week 11 matchup against Seattle. Domata Peko Sr. was brought in earlier in the week to help serve as depth although the defensive front, but with both players having logged a pair of sacks in 2020, the Cardinals Defense will be playing short-handed in their absence. While the unit began the year on a roaring start from a sack perspective, their upcoming matchups with the Seahawks, Patriots, and Rams limits their season-long intrigue; factor in the absence of two d-line stalwarts and fantasy managers are best served looking elsewhere for defensive production.

Source: ProFootballTalk

2020-11-19 19:27:17


Jaguars Defense Gets D.J. Hayden Back For Week 11

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback D.J. Hayden (hamstring) will be activated off of injured reserve to take the field for Sunday's game versus Pittsburgh. Hayden has started just one of the four games that he has appeared in this season for the Jaguars, having accrued 13 total tackles and one pass defended in that span. Even with Hayden back in the secondary, the Jaguars Defense will be an extremely difficult fantasy unit to rely on with their matchup against the Steelers in Week 11. Rostered in less than one percent of ESPN season-long leagues, Jacksonville's defense will undoubtedly get a boost from adding Hayden back to the mix, but they'll need to string multiple dominant performances together in order to garner fantasy intrigue moving forward.

Source: Mark Long

2020-11-19 19:17:31


Tyler Lockett Gets Green Light To Suit Up Thursday

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (knee) may not have been able to practice heading into Thursday's contest versus Arizona, but he has been given the thumbs up to take the field. Lockett had the defining performance of his career versus the Cardinals earlier this season when he hauled in 15 receptions for 200 yards and three touchdowns back in Week 7. Since then, he has been held below 50 receiving yards twice and is yet to find the end zone. Despite his recent rough patch and injury concerns, Lockett is a must-start in all season-long formats. After this week, he'll have ample time to recover ahead of his next meetings against the Eagles and Giants, both of which should be abundantly favorable matchups.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-19 19:07:10


Chris Carson, Travis Homer Ruled Out For Thursday's Contest

Seattle Seahawks running backs Chris Carson (foot) and Travis Homer (knee/thumb) have both officially been ruled inactive for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, paving the way for the duo of Carlos Hyde and DeeJay Dallas to handle the backfield load. Carson's absence will now stretch into a fourth week, as he will have ample time to recover ahead of a Week 12 matchup versus Philadelphia next Sunday. Homer, who had seen an increased role with Carson and Hyde absent, will miss his first game of the year and can safely be returned to the waiver wire in all season-long formats. Hyde should lead the Seattle rushing attack, but how effective he'll be in his first game action since Week 7 remains to be seen. He rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown against Arizona earlier this year, making him a safe floor selection in both single-game DFS and season-long formats.

Source: Brady Henderson

2020-11-19 19:01:50


Tee Higgins Held Out Of Practice Thursday Due To Illness

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (illness) was kept out of practice Thursday, making his status for Sunday's game versus Washington unclear. Higgins has emerged as a favorite target of fellow rookie, Joe Burrow, since Week 1, having thrust his name into Offensive Rookie of the Year conversation with 40 receptions for 603 yards and four touchdowns in nine games. Having compiled his second career 100-yard performance last week, Higgins has moved into WR2 consideration on a weekly basis. Should he be held out in Week 11, Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green, Auden Tate, and Alex Erickson all stand to see a potential increase in targets. Check back for updates on Higgins' status as they become available.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-11-19 18:55:03


Clyde Edwards-Helaire Misses Thursday's Practice With Illness

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) was held out of practice Thursday, thereby throwing his status for Sunday's game versus the Raiders into flux. Since Edwards-Helaire's breakout game in Week 6 against Buffalo, he has seen a sharp downturn in production as Kansas City has both focused more heavily in the passing game, while also acclimating Le'Veon Bell to the offense. Having seen just 25 snaps last week versus Carolina, Edwards-Helaire's fantasy outlook was on the downturn prior to any type of injury news, with his absence from practice Thursday working as another mark against him. He'll be a risky RB2/Flex option even if he eventually gets the green light to suit up.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 18:48:59


Sammy Watkins Limited During Thursday's Practice

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) popped up on the team's injury report again Thursday as a limited practice participant, this time due to a calf ailment. Watkins has been out of the mix since Week 5 due to a recurrent hamstring injury and was trending toward being cleared to play Sunday versus Las Vegas before the latest news. His usage in the passing game for the high-octane Chiefs offense has fluctuated on a weekly basis in 2020, but he has logged two touchdowns in five outings this season. Check back for updates to his status prior to the Sunday Night Football kickoff, as his return could muddle targets for not only Tyreek Hill, but also Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle.

Source: Matt Derrick

2020-11-19 18:40:12


Will Fuller V Faces Tough Test Against Patriots

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V faces a tough matchup in Week 11 against the Patriots. New England's defense has surrendered the second-fewest targets per game and the 10th-fewest receiving yards to opposing wideouts this season. However, they've also allowed 12 touchdowns to receivers, which is the seventh-most in the league. That just so happens to be what Fuller does the best, as he's found the end zone six times this year. The yards and targets may not be there this week, but Fuller has a great chance of scoring a touchdown or two in a game where his team could be playing from behind. He should be looked at as a low-end WR2.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 18:29:41


Duke Johnson Limited, An RB2 Play If He Suits Up

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson (illness) was able to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday. That's a step in the right direction for Johnson, who was unable to take the practice field on Wednesday. If he's able to go, he'll be looking at an RB2-like workload, as he's handled 18 and 14 touches in the last two weeks, respectively. The Patriots' run defense ranks 24th in the league, which is not a spot where you would expect a Bill Belichick-led defense to check in at. Provided he can get over this illness- Johnson can be started as an RB2.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 18:10:01


Deshaun Watson Gets Bounce-Back Spot In Week 11

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson gets a great chance to redeem himself against the Patriots in Week 11 after last week's dud. Week 10 was the first time Watson has failed to throw for at least 250 yards this year and just the third time that he's been held to one touchdown pass- that's how good he's been this season. The Texans will likely need to rely on Watson's arm against New England's 10th-ranked pass defense that has shown some leaks at times this year. If you have Watson, start him again this week, as he's been too consistent to turn away from after one bad game.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-19 17:51:18


Eric Fisher, Mitchell Schwartz Good To Go For Sunday

Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday and are good to go for Week 11 against the division-rival Raiders. It's great news for KC's offensive line, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the running game as they look to avenge their loss earlier this season to the Raiders. Mahomes completed only 22 of his 43 pass attempts against Las Vegas in Week 5, but he still managed to throw for 340 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also had one of his two rushing scores in that contest. Mahomes will have all of his offensive weapons available and will once again be an elite must-start QB1 in the rematch.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-19 17:25:22


Eagles To Visit With Jordan Howard

The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in free-agent running back Jordan Howard for a visit. Howard was a free-agent bust for the Dolphins after playing in just five games for them this year. He was cut three days ago and passed through waivers unclaimed, so he's free to sign with any team at this point. Howard spent the 2019 season with the Eagles, carrying the ball 119 times for 525 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games before getting hurt late in the season. The Eagles are down to three active running backs -- Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and rookie Jason Huntley -- after Corey Clement was placed on the COVID-19 list on Thursday. A grinding short-yardage back, Howard would merely be injury insurance in Philly and wouldn't carry much fantasy appeal.

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

2020-11-19 17:07:28


Corey Clement, Vinny Curry Placed On COVID-19 List

The Philadelphia Eagles placed running back Corey Clement and defensive end Vinny Curry on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday as close contacts of an individual that tested positive for coronavirus. Wide receivers J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower and Deontay Burnett were also put on the COVID-19 list on Thursday. Miles Sanders is the team's lead running back heading into Week 11 against the Browns, with Boston Scott backing him up. The team also has rookie Jason Huntley as a depth option if Clement isn't active this weekend. The Eagles Defense will still be a fringe top-12 fantasy unit against Cleveland if Curry isn't able to play.

Source: Eagles Twitter

2020-11-19 16:45:22


Alvin Kamara Doesn't Practice Thursday

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (foot) wasn't seen at practice on Thursday. Kamara was able to get in a limited practice on Wednesday, so the Saints may just be giving him a little breather similar to a few weeks ago when the star running back was dealing with some sore toes. It's too early to panic, but fantasy managers will be watching Kamara's practice status closely and his official designation for Week 11 against the Falcons. Atlanta has allowed a league-low three rushing touchdowns to running backs and the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to RBs this year, but Kamara remains a must-start, high-end RB1 when he's on the field. New Orleans could lean more on short passes to Kamara with Drew Brees (ribs, lung) out at least two weeks, too. Check back for his official designation on Friday. Backup Latavius Murray would be a strong RB2 play if Kamara were inactive on Sunday.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-19 16:34:57


Davante Adams In Danger Of Missing Week 11?

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (ankle) missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday with an ankle injury. Two missed practice to start the week is never a good sign for any player, especially one with Green Bay, as their medical staff is typically one of the most cautious in the league. Adams will need to at least get in a limited practice on Friday to give him a shot at playing in Week 11 against the Colts. The good news is that Allen Lazard (core) is expected to return to action for the first time since Week 3, so he, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown would have much bigger roles if Adams isn't able to play. Adams, the No. 2 receiver in PPR this year, would be a huge loss for fantasy owners. Check back on Friday for his official status against the Colts.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-19 16:28:45


Marquez Valdes-Scantling Hard To Trust In Week 11

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling will have a tough matchup in Week 11 against a Colts Defense that is allowing the seventh fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. Valdez-Scantling came up huge last week, posting 149 receiving yards and now has three touchdowns over his last two games played. But it simply will be hard to trust the 26-year-old against a Colts defense that has allowed only two touchdowns to receivers since Week 5. The smart money should be on the Packers leaning on stars Davante Adams and Aaron Jones in crucial situations, making Valdez-Scantling a risky bet to produce in Week 11.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-19 16:23:33


Davante Adams Will Try To Stay Hot In Week 11

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams will try and extend his touchdown streak to five games in Week 11 when the Packers take on the Colts. Adams (ankle) has been limited in practice this week but currently is trending towards being able to suit up. He will go up against a Colts Defense that is allowing the seventh fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. Over his last four games Adams is averaging 122 receiving yards a game with seven touchdowns. But the Colts have allowed only two touchdowns to receivers since Week 5. As long as Adams is healthy, he is far too talented to let a daunting matchup dissuade fantasy teams from deploying the Packers star receiver into fantasy lineups in Week 11

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-19 16:20:08


Quinton Dunbar Goes On Injured Reserve

The Seattle Seahawks placed cornerback Quinton Dunbar (knee) on Injured Reserve on Thursday and activated defensive tackle Damon Harrison and running back Bo Scarbrough from the practice squad in corresponding moves. It's unclear if Dunbar will be able to make it back this season. He has 30 tackles (28 solo), one interception and five passes defensed in six games in 2020. Shaquill Griffin will also be out on Thursday night against the Cardinals, making Seattle's secondary ripe for the picking for quarterback Kyler Murray and a high-flying Cardinals passing attack. Seattle will hope that Snacks Harrison can help them out in a rotation role and get some pressure on Murray to slow him down. Scarbrough will serve as depth behind Carlos Hyde, rookie DeeJay Dallas and Alex Collins.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-19 16:15:32


Aaron Jones To Face Stout Colts Defense In Week 11

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will have a tough task producing in Week 11 against a Colts Defense that is allowing the third fewest fantasy points to opposing backs. Jones opened the season with touchdowns in each of his first five games but has gone scoreless for two games in a row. The Colts have allowed only five rushing touchdowns all season and only one opposing back has posted more than 100 total yards against them. Despite the tough tilt, Jones could also become a threat in the passing game and seven of his 12 touchdowns this season have come in the air. Jones will carry backend RB1 value against the Colts in Week 11.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-19 16:14:17


Aaron Rodgers To Have Toughest Test Against Colts

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will go up against a Colts Defense that is allowing the fewest fantasy points to opposing passers this season. The Colts have allowed only two quarterbacks to post 20+ fantasy points against them and only 11 passing touchdowns through 10 games. The matchup is stout but Rodgers is having an MVP-type season, throwing 13 touchdowns over his last four games. He has thrown multiple touchdowns in every game this season except one and, despite the tough tilt against the Colts, needs to be in all fantasy lineups in Week 11.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-11-19 16:10:03


Kenny Golladay, Danny Amendola Miss Practice

Detroit Lions wide receivers Kenny Golladay (hip) and Danny Amendola (hip) both missed practice on Wednesday. Golladay returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the last two weeks, so this is a concerning development unless the Lions were just giving him a day to rest. Amendola has yet to practice this week, making it seem unlikely that he'll suit up this Sunday against the Panthers. Golladay should be in starting lineups if he's healthy as Detroit's No. 1 wideout, but his practice status on Friday will tell us much more. If both Golladay and Amendola are inactive this weekend, Marvin Jones Jr. will be a must-start as the team's top receiver. Marvin Hall and rookie Quintez Cephus would also benefit from more playing time.

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

2020-11-19 16:08:22


Justin Jefferson Has Dynamite Week 11 Matchup

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will go up against a Cowboys Defense in Week 11 that is allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing receivers. Dallas has allowed 15 touchdowns to receivers and 12 different players have posted 70 or more receiving yards against them. Jefferson has been hit-or-miss at times this season but when he hits, the rookie delivers. Jefferson has posted four 100+-yard games this season and is averaging an impressive 18.1 yards per catch. Jefferson has strong WR2 value in Week 11.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-19 16:04:23


D'Andre Swift Could Miss Week 11 With Concussion

Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift (concussion) didn't practice on Thursday because of a brain injury, putting his status for Week 11 against the Panthers in question. Swift made his first career start in Week 10 in the win over Washington, carrying the ball 16 times for 81 yards and adding 68 receiving yards. If Swift were to miss this Sunday's game, veteran Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson would split the backfield work against Carolina. Swift is third on the team with 31 catches, leads all Lions backs with 4.7 yards per carry and has a team-high six touchdowns (four rushing), so losing him this weekend would be a big blow to Detroit's offense. If you roster Swift, you should be making other plans right now. Peterson and Johnson will be on the RB2/3 borderline if Swift is inactive.

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

2020-11-19 15:55:49


Adam Thielen Has Excellent Red Zone Potential

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will have a juicy matchup in Week 11 against a porous Cowboys Defense. Thielen is coming off a two-touchdown performance and is tied in the NFL among wide receivers in touchdowns with nine. The veteran will go up against a Cowboys defense that is allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing receivers this season, including 15 touchdowns to the position. Thielen has been overshadowed, at times, by the dynamic play of rookie receiver Justin Jefferson but still has been the main target for quarterback Kirk Cousins in the red zone. Thielen will carry WR2 value in Week 11.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-19 15:51:42


Dalvin Cook Hungry To Get Back On Track

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will look to shred a Cowboys Defense that has allowed the 17th fewest fantasy points to opposing backs in Week 11. Cook was "held" to 96 rushing yards on 30 carries last week against the Bears but should have more room to roam against Dallas. Cook is only 46 yards shy of 1,000 for the season and is primed to post RB1 numbers against a Cowboys team that has allowed 18+ fantasy points to four different running backs this season.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-19 15:45:43


Kirk Cousins Gets Favorable Tilt Against Cowboys

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will try and keep the Vikings winning streak going in Week 11 against the Cowboys. Cousins has five touchdowns in his last two games and will go up against a Dallas defense that is allowing the 12th most fantasy points to opposing passers. Dallas has held opponents in the passing yards category but have allowed multiple touchdown passes in four straight games and seven of their last eight played. Cousins is not worth a top-12 play but could provide solid, if unspectacular, production in two-quarterback formats for Week 11.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-19 15:41:42


Bruce Arians Praises Antonio Brown

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has had nothing but good things to say about wide receiver Antonio Brown's behavior since he joined the team. The Bucs were also aware of an incident involving Brown damaging a security camera and throwing a bike at a security guard before they signed him. "He's been a model citizen," Arians said. "I think we're beating a dead horse right now, so there's been enough statements about it." The NFL is looking into the incident after Brown served an eight-game suspension for violating the league's personal-conduct policy. He could be found to be in violation of his probation, so fantasy managers need to keep an eye on the situation. Brown has looked good in his two games, catching 10 of 13 targets for 100 yards. He'll be a WR3/flex against the Rams on Monday night in Week 11.

Source: ESPN.com - Jenna Laine

2020-11-19 15:41:17


T.J. Hockenson Limited In Thursday Practice

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (toe) was limited in practice on Thursday heading into the team's matchup against the Panthers in Week 11. Hockenson has posted five different games of 50+ receiving yards this season and leads the team with five touchdowns. The talented tight end will go up against a Panthers Defense that is allowing the 12th most fantasy points to opposing tight ends and have allowed four touchdowns to the position over their last five games. At this point in the week, Hockenson is expected to be able to suit up. But fantasy teams need to check his participation in practice on Friday and could become a game-time call for Week 11.

Source: John Maakaron

2020-11-19 15:36:46


Drew Lock Practices Thursday

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) was limited in practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. It sounds like he's feeling a lot better than he was in the two days after suffering a strain near his rib area after a hard hit in the Week 10 loss to the Raiders. Lock is expected to ramp up as the week continues, giving him a chance to play through the pain in Week 11 against the Dolphins. The second-year QB will likely be questionable for Sunday, but it sounds as though he'll give it a go against a pretty stingy Miami defense. Lock is coming off a four-interception game and has thrown 10 picks in his seven starts in 2020. A less-than-100-percent Lock will be a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues if he plays.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-19 15:33:43


D'Andre Swift Has Intriguing Week 11 Matchup

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift will go up against a Panthers Defense that is allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. The rookie running back has racked up 246 all-purpose yards over his last two games and has taken over the starting job in the backfield over veteran Adrian Peterson. Now Swift will face a Panthers defense that has allowed 10 rushing touchdowns and six different players have posted 100+ total yards against them. The Lions are in limbo on offense as quarterback Matthew Stafford currently is dealing with torn ligaments in his thumb. If Stafford sits, expect Swift to see even more touches. The rookie has a chance at posting RB2 numbers in Week 11.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-11-19 15:29:38


Austin Ekeler Hints At Return

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring) hinted at his return on social media on Thursday by posting a video of him running. Ekeler has been on Injured Reserve since Week 4 but appears to be nearing a return. It won't come in Week 11 against the Jets, but there's a chance that the 25-year-old could be back on the field for Week 12 against the Bills or in Week 13 against the Patriots. Either way, it looks like fantasy managers will have Ekeler back in the fold to begin the fantasy playoffs, which begin in Week 14 in most leagues. If for some reason he's available in your league, pick him up now and stash him. The Bolts will continue a committee approach with Kalen Ballage, rookie Joshua Kelley and Troymaine Pope until Ekeler returns. Ballage is the hot hand right now and has RB2 upside in a great matchup with the winless Jets this weekend.

Source: Austin Ekeler on Twitter

2020-11-19 15:22:49


Marvin Jones Jr. Hopes To Extend Touchdown Streak In Week 11

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. will go up against a Panthers Defense in Week 11 that is allowing the 12th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers. Jones Jr. has come on over the last month, catching touchdowns in each of his last three games with 14 receptions, 178 yards and four touchdowns during that span. The arrow, theoretically, is trending up for the veteran receiver but whether he could be deployed in fantasy lineups will be tied to the health of Matthew Stafford (thumb). Either way, Jones Jr. will take on WR6 status in Week 11.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-11-19 15:19:25


Kenny Golladay Back At Practice

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) practiced on Thursday, putting him cautiously on track to play in Week 11. It has been an injury-plagued season for Golladay but is a difference maker when he is on the field. Golladay is averaging 67.7 receiving yards a game and will go up against a Panthers Defense that is allowing the 12th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers. Carolina has also allowed six different receivers to post 90 or more receiving yards against them this season. Golladay playing in Week 11 is a plus but the situation will need to be monitored closely with veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford (thumb) heading into the weekend as a major question mark as to whether he will be able to play.

Source: John Maakaron

2020-11-19 15:15:19


J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower Put On COVID-19 List

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He will miss the team's Week 11 game against the Browns. Rookie receiver John Hightower and wideout Deontay Burnett are also going on the COVID-19 list as high-risk close contacts. It's a big blow to Philly's offense, although Arcega-Whiteside was a healthy scratch last week and has just two catches on five targets in seven games this season. Hightower has nine receptions for 166 yards in nine games as an occasional deep threat. Rookie Jalen Reagor and Travis Fulgham should remain Philly's top pass-catchers, with Greg Ward Jr. and Alshon Jeffery working behind them.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-19 15:15:05


Matthew Stafford Does Not Practice Thursday

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (thumb) did not participate in practice on Thursday and his status for Week 11 continues to be unclear. Stafford is dealing with torn ligaments in his right thumb but just because the veteran isn't practicing doesn't mean he won't suit up against the Panthers. Stafford will play a Carolina defense that had been stingy against opposing passers but have been burned for 719 passing yards and seven touchdowns the last two weeks. With star receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) returning to practice, Stafford could post a solid fantasy line in Week 11 if he can suit up against a Panthers Defense allowing 321.75 passing yards to quarterbacks over their last four games. This situation will have to monitored up until game-time.

Source: John Maakaron

2020-11-19 15:10:20


Teddy Bridgewater Unlikely To Play In Week 11

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is unlikely to start in Week 11 against the Lions after he was limited in practice the last two days, according to sources. It's not official yet, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect Bridgewater to play after suffering an MCL sprain to his knee in the Week 10 loss to the Buccaneers. If he cannot log a full practice on Friday, it will likely be P.J. Walker under center for Carolina this Sunday. Detroit's defense is nothing special, but Walker would merely be a low-end QB2 for those in superflex leagues if Bridgewater is inactive. Expect Carolina to lean heavily on running back Mike Davis with Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) missing another game, making Davis an upside RB1 in an excellent matchup.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-19 15:07:47


Seahawks Defense Plans To Pressure Arizona QB More

The last time the Seattle Seahawks faced the Arizona Cardinals and quarterback Kyler Murray in Week 7, the second-year QB was 34-for-48 for 360 yards and three touchdowns. Head coach Pete Carroll said the team erred by not calling for more blitzes against Murray in that matchup. Seattle didn't sack Murray once in that game and didn't even hit him once in his 48 dropbacks. Murray also ran 14 times for 67 yards in that contest. The Seahawks didn't have All-Pro safety Jamal Adams in Week 7, but he also played through a shoulder injury last week. Adams is the team's best blitzer, so Seattle will surely look to put more pressure on Murray on Thursday night. Still, the NFL's last-ranked defense will be without Pro Bowl cornerback Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) and should be avoided as a fantasy unit.

Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Gregg Bell

2020-11-19 11:21:38


Travis Homer Doubtful To Face Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks running back Travis Homer (knee, thumb) is doubtful to play on Thursday night against the division-rival Cardinals. Homer injured his thumb in the Week 10 loss to the Rams, which paved the way for Alex Collins to see more work alongside rookie DeeJay Dallas in Seattle's backfield. He had three catches for 19 yards in the game before leaving with the injury. Against Arizona on Thursday night, the Seahawks will be using some combination of Carlos Hyde, Dallas and Collins with Chris Carson (foot) expected to miss his fourth straight game. Hyde figures to see most of the work, but he's coming off a three-game absence himself and will be a risky RB3/flex if Seattle chooses to ease him back into the fold.

Source: Seahawks.com

2020-11-19 11:12:30


Seahawks Defense To Be Thin In Secondary

Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin (hamstring), Quinton Dunbar (knee) and Neiko Thorpe (core) have all been ruled out for Week 11 against the Cardinals on Thursday night. That's really bad news for a Seahawks Defense that has allowed 364.7 passing yards per game (most in the NFL) through 10 weeks of the season. Seattle has also given up 266 points (sixth-most). They allowed the Cardinals to score 37 points against them in the overtime loss in Week 7 in their first meeting, so fantasy managers should be looking elsewhere for a fantasy defense this week. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and the Arizona passing attack could very well have another field day.

Source: Seahawks.com

2020-11-19 11:07:38


Cardinals Defense Expected To Sign Domata Peko

The Arizona Cardinals are expected to sign veteran defensive tackle Domata Peko to their 53-man roster when he passes the league's COVID-19 protocols, according to a source. Peko will help fill the void created by the season-ending injury to defensive tackle Corey Peters (knee). Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (hamstring) will miss his second straight game on Thursday night against the Seahawks, leaving Arizona thin on the defensive line. Defensive lineman Zach Allen, Rashard Lawrence and Leki Fotu are also on Injured Reserve. Josh Mauro, Trevon Coley, Angelo Blackson and Michael Dogbe will be active against Seattle. It's good news for the Seahawks running game on Thursday night, which will consist of Carlos Hyde, rookie DeeJay Dallas and Alex Collins.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-19 11:01:44


Isaiah Simmons' Role To Expand

Arizona Cardinals rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons has been eased into his responsibilities after being taken with the eighth overall pick in the draft, but he's about to see a much bigger role, and it could happen on Thursday night against the Seahawks. "He's been patient enough to wait his turn, but it's time," defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said. Linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (calf) will be a game-time decision this week, but Simmons figures to have a sizable role even if Campbell is active. If Campbell can't go, Simmons will have a full-time role for the first time in his career. The first-round rookie isn't relevant yet in IDP leagues, but he could get there before season's end if he ends up playing a full-time role. The Cardinals Defense isn't a safe play in a game that could easily wind up being a shootout again.

Source: AZCardinals.com - Kyle Odegard

2020-11-19 10:55:07


Eric Ebron A Low-End TE1 In Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron has found the end zone twice over his past three games. The veteran tight end has become a trusted weapon for the Steelers, especially in the red zone, as the season has gone on. In Week 11, Ebron will take on a Jacksonville Jaguars Defense that has struggled to stop tight ends this season. The Jaguars are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends and their pass defense ranks just 31st in the league in DVOA. Thanks to this excellent matchup, Ebron can be started as a low-end TE1 in fantasy this weekend.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-19 06:10:56


Chase Claypool A Low-End WR2 In Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool has certainly impressed in his rookie season, having found the end zone nine times in nine games. The rookie wideout has a good shot at improving those numbers in Week 11 against a shaky Jacksonville Jaguars pass defense. Jacksonville's pass defense ranks just 31st in the league in DVOA and is allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position. The Pittsburgh receiver room is crowded but the Steelers have shown that they can support three wideouts in fantasy most weeks. Treat Claypool as an upside WR2 this weekend.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-19 06:06:49


Diontae Johnson A WR2 In Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson finds himself in an excellent spot heading into Week 11. The Steelers will take on a Jacksonville Jaguars Defense that has really struggled to stop opposing passing offenses this season, ranking 31st in pass-defense DVOA. Johnson has been Pittsburgh's clear No. 1 wide receiver whenever he has been healthy this season and has drawn double-digit targets in three of his past four contests. Johnson can be trusted as a high-end WR2 in fantasy this weekend.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-19 06:02:35


JuJu Smith-Schuster A Quality WR2 Vs. Jaguars

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has come on strong over his past four games, compiling 31 receptions for 322 yards and two touchdowns over that span. Smith-Schuster has an excellent shot at continuing that quality production against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Jacksonville has struggled to limit enemy passing games, ranking 31st in pass-defense DVOA and allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position. Fantasy managers can trust JuJu as a high-end WR2 for Week 11.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-19 05:58:43


James Conner Draws Excellent Week 11 Matchup

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has struggled in good matchups for two straight weeks, compiling just 58 rushing yards and no touchdowns over that span. He has another good matchup on tap in Week 11 as he will face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road. Jacksonville's run defense ranks just 20th in DVOA and is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the running back position. Fantasy gamers are likely a bit hesitant to start Conner at this point but he needs to stay active in fantasy lineups thanks to the excellent matchup awaiting him. Treat him as a high-end RB2 in fantasy this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-19 05:54:38


Broncos Defense Fading Heading Into Week 11

The Denver Broncos Defense performed above expectations in the first half of the season, but they are heading in the wrong direction as they march into the second half and a Week 11 meeting with the Dolphins. They've allowed 30-plus points in each of the last four games, including a 40-point showing by the Chiefs in Week 7. Their run defense, which was a strength early on, has dropped to 23rd in the league. No defensive tackle has gone over 37 percent of the defensive snaps in a game, which shows that they are relying on depth instead of studs on their injury ravaged line. Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been under pressure on just 15 dropbacks in his three games, and he gets rid of the ball quickly. If Denver doesn't get pressure on the rookie signal-caller, it could be another long day at the office, especially since they haven't been good at turning the ball over in 2020. The Broncos D just doesn't have enough playmakers on that side of the ball to make a difference in fantasy right now.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-19 00:01:03


Brandon McManus A Fringe Starter Against Miami

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus has made 94.7 percent of his field-goal tries (18-for-19) this year and 94.1 percent of his extra-point tries (16-for-17) in nine games this season. His lone field-goal miss came from 50-plus yards, too. McManus also hasn't missed a kick since he shanked an extra point in Week 7 against the Chiefs. So why is he just a fringe fantasy starter in 14-team leagues? The Dolphins, his Week 11 opponent, have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to the kicking position and the fewest field-goal attempts (nine) in the league. Plus, McManus has only attempted 19 field goals, which is tied for 13th in the NFL. An already disjointed Denver offense could be without quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) this week as well, making McManus a risky option.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 23:48:31


DaeSean Hamilton Still Not On The Fantasy Radar

Denver Broncos wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton had four catches for 33 yards and a touchdown on a season-high six targets in the Week 10 blowout loss to the Raiders, but he should still remain on the waiver wire in the majority of fantasy leagues. Hamilton has scored both of his touchdowns in the last three weeks, but his 82-yard performance in the comeback win against the Chargers in Week 8 also came when Tim Patrick was sidelined with an injury. The 25-year-old has stepped up of late, but he's behind rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler and Patrick on the depth chart in an extremely inconsistent Broncos offense. His Week 8 performance is likely his ceiling, and he's not very likely to repeat that again this year unless injuries open up a more significant role for him.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 23:40:36


K.J. Hamler Becoming More Of A Factor

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler has seen 10 targets in back-to-back weeks and caught four passes for 50 yards in the Week 10 loss to the division-rival Raiders. The 20 targets in the last two weeks shows that Hamler has earned a more prominent role alongside fellow rookie Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick. The 21-year-old has a bright future and could be very successful out of the slot in this offense, but he's not quite a weekly flex consideration in fantasy leagues with Jeudy, Patrick and tight end Noah Fant also competing for targets with him. Hamler will have some opportunities in Week 11 against the Dolphins and has sneaky upside, but for now he's a bench stash in deeper leagues, especially if quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) doesn't play this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 23:34:07


Robert Woods Should Be Faded In Week 11

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods has been one of the most consistent producers for fantasy over the last few years, but that is unlikely to stay true in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have the NFL's best defense against the pass per DVOA and they also have the third-best pass-rush win rate among all teams. Woods has always been known for his consistent targets, but he actually ranks third on this team among wide receivers for targets behind teammates Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds. Woods is talented and remains a WR2 for fantasy week in and week out, but he's on the low-end of that spectrum for Monday night this week.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 22:29:59


Ben Roethlisberger A Strong QB1 In Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger impressed in Week 10, throwing four touchdowns despite not practicing all week. He is set up to perform well yet again in Week 11 in a plus matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville has been extremely generous to opposing passing attacks this season, ranking 31st in pass-defense DVOA and allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Fantasy gamers can trust Roethlisberger as a top-end QB1 this weekend.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 22:06:28


Cooper Kupp Could Struggle In Week 11

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp has regressed since his WR4 finish last season, but he's still been a solid fantasy asset. In Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, he's poised for a big struggle because of the matchup. The Bucs are ranked as the NFL's best team in terms of DVOA against the pass and they have the corners to match up well with Kupp. Additionally, the targets for Kupp have been trending downwards over the last few weeks. It's unclear how much the loss of left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) will have on the offense, but they could struggle on offense if Tampa gets consistent pressure on quarterback Jared Goff. Kupp is a weekly WR2 for fantasy managers, but a WR3 finish against the Bucs wouldn't be a huge surprise.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 22:04:01


Steelers Defense An Excellent Fantasy Option In Week 11

The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense draws a dream matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Jacksonville is expected to give rookie quarterback Jake Luton the third start of his NFL career. The Pittsburgh defense has been one of the top fantasy defenses in the league this season and should perform well again in Week 11. The Steelers are nine-point road favorites and can be trusted as a top-three fantasy defense this weekend.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 22:02:26


Browns Defense A Top-Five Option In Week 11

The Cleveland Browns Defense draws an excellent matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. Philadelphia's offense has struggled this season, allowing 3.9 sacks per game, the most in the league. The Eagles have also had a hard time taking care of the ball, committing 17 turnovers, the third-most in the NFL. Cleveland's defense has been opportunistic this season, ranking near or at the top of the league in takeaways. Fantasy gamers can treat them as a top-five fantasy defense for Week 11.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 21:56:35


Austin Hooper A Low-End TE1 In Week 11

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper caught just one pass in a Week 10 win over the Houston Texans, partially thanks to the team playing through extremely windy conditions. Hooper has an excellent chance at bouncing back in Week 11 against a Philadelphia Eagles Defense that has struggled to contain tight ends in 2020. The Eagles are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the tight end position this season. Hooper settles in as a low-end TE1 in fantasy for Week 11.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 21:50:54


Jason Myers Is A Good Play In Week 11

Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers has remained one of the most consistent kickers this season, and that should continue in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. Myers averages around eight points per game and he remains extremely accurate. If his offense was just slightly less efficient in the red zone, he would be even higher on the overall kicker scores for the year. The rematch against the Cardinals has a very good chance to be another shootout, so you can put him into your lineups for some safe production if you've been relying on a kicker that is on a bye this week.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 21:49:20


Jarvis Landry A Flex Option In Week 11

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry is coming off a slow outing against the Houston Texans in Week 10. With Cleveland playing through extremely windy conditions, Landry finished with just three catches in the win. He should be more productive in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, although a run-heavy Cleveland offense has been limiting the upside of all of the Cleveland pass-catchers. Landry will take on a Philadelphia secondary that is allowing the 13th-fewest fantasy points per game on the year. Fantasy gamers can treat Landry as a low-upside flex option for Week 11.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 21:47:37


Kareem Hunt A Low-End RB1 In Week 11

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt showed last week that the return of Nick Chubb would not cut into his workload on the football field. Hunt finished Week 10's win with 22 touches and topped 100 yards for the first time all season. The veteran running back will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at home in Week 11 and should be back in fantasy gamers' lineups for that contest. Hunt can be treated as a low-end RB1 in fantasy on Sunday.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 21:42:23


Nick Chubb An RB1 Vs. Eagles

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb showed that he is fully over his knee injury, rushing for 126 yards and a score last week against the Houston Texans. Chubb will be back in the RB1 conversation in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Philadelphia's run defense has been middling this season, ranking 13th in DVOA on the year. Chubb should be prominently involved in the run-heavy Cleveland offense, giving him a good chance to finish as an RB1 in fantasy in Week 11. Fantasy managers can start him with confidence this weekend.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 21:39:00


Darrell Henderson Jr. Has A Difficult Matchup In Week 11

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. has played well all year en route to an RB23 standing heading into Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday. It'd be a major surprise to see him end up inside the top 25 when the week comes to an end, though. The Bucs have the second-best rushing defense in the NFL based on DVOA. The Rams took a huge hit when left tackle Andrew Whitworth left their Week 10 win over the Seattle Seahawks with a knee injury, and he will be out for the remainder of the regular season. Henderson is also starting to split touches more and more with his teammates as the season wears on. Between a terrible matchup and less volume, it's hard to see a good path to starting him as anything more than an RB3/flex in deeper leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 21:36:56


Baker Mayfield A QB2 In Week 11

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield draws an encouraging matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles at home in Week 11. Philadelphia's pass defense has struggled this season, ranking 21st in DVOA. Whether Mayfield is able to take advantage of this plus matchup is another story, however. Mayfield has not thrown a touchdown since tossing five scores back in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals, spanning two games. Cleveland has deployed a run-heavy approach on offense this season, which has capped Mayfield's upside in fantasy. Treat him as a low-end QB2 in fantasy this weekend.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 21:33:02


Jared Goff Has A Tough Matchup In Week 11

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff started the year strong by hovering around the low-end QB1 conversation, but he has been trending downward over the last few weeks. Entering a tough matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11 on Monday night, he's likely going to continue to trend downwards. The Bucs have the No. 1 defense against the pass in DVOA, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth is likely out for the rest of the regular season. Goff isn't the most athletic or mobile quarterback and could struggle with the pressure Tampa Bay is able to generate. If you can find another quarterback option this week, you should look in that direction in single-QB formats.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 21:17:43


D.K. Metcalf Has A Tough Matchup In Week 11

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is the WR5 heading into the team's Week 11 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, but it might be difficult for him to maintain his hold on that spot this week. In the previous matchup between these two squads, he saw five targets and caught just two of them for 23 yards. Cornerback Patrick Peterson has the size and speed to match up with Metcalf and have a good amount of success, and that's rare in the NFL. Due to the high-powered offense that he plays in, though, Metcalf is still a low-end WR1/high-end WR2, but the expectations should be tempered this week.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 20:48:42


Tyler Lockett Is A WR2 For Week 11

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (knee) missed practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, but he is still expected to play in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. The Seahawks will likely be hoping that he can replicate his performance from a few weeks ago when he caught 15 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns on the night against these same Cardinals. Lockett has a great matchup because he lines up opposite cornerback Patrick Peterson. Peterson locked up teammate D.K. Metcalf all evening in Week 7, and it's just extremely difficult for anyone to match up up with Lockett because of his connection with quarterback Russell Wilson. He's slipped the last few weeks in terms of production, but he plenty of potential to bounce back in this matchup.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 20:35:12


Carlos Hyde Is A Flex Play In Week 11

Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde(hamstring) appears poised to return in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday after missing the last three games, and when he returns, he'll be firmly in the flex conversation in deeper leagues. The Seahawks have other running backs in Alex Collins and rookieDeeJay Dallas that may get a few looks with Chris Carson (foot) likely to miss his fourth straight game, but Hyde could be the primary back. In an offense that is efficient running the football and also involves running backs in the receiving game, that gives him a clear path for fantasy value. However, Hyde is still more of a shaky flex play at risk of being eased back into the action on a short week.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 20:11:36


Tim Patrick Has Become Denver's No. 2 Wideout

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick has fallen behind rookie Jerry Jeudy as the team's top wideout in recent weeks. However, Patrick still managed to catch four of his six targets for 61 yards in the blowout loss to the Raiders last week. If quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) doesn't play against the Dolphins this Sunday, we'd recommend avoiding Patrick as a WR3/4 in deeper leagues. The Miami defense is middle-of-the-pack in terms of fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts, but Patrick may also draw the coverage of cornerback Xavien Howard, which could prove to be a difficult matchup. You can find better upside receivers if Brett Rypien or Jeff Driskel are leading Denver's offense this weekend.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 19:45:21


Phillip Lindsay Hard To Trust Heading Into Week 11

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay barely put up any points for fantasy managers last week against the Raiders, running the ball a season-low four times for two yards and failing to catch his only target in the passing game. We'd expect Denver to try and get their running game going against the Dolphins in Week 11, but Lindsay just hasn't had many opportunities with Melvin Gordon stealing touches and the Broncos falling behind by multiple scores early in games. Gordon has been the favored back and has seen more targets in the passing game. The 26-year-old needs positive game script to accumulate more carries, and that may not happen against Miami, especially if quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) doesn't play. Lindsay is becoming a hard-to-trust, low-end RB3/flex in deeper leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 19:35:54


Melvin Gordon III Could Be Leaned On More

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III hasn't found the end zone since Week 7 and has seen single-digit carries in two of the last three games. The team's backfield has been a mess since both Gordon and Phillip Lindsay have been in the fold, although Gordon continues to be the 1A to Lindsay's 1B. Gordon has also been the favorite in the passing game, although he's seen only three targets the last two weeks. The Broncos offense has been extremely inconsistent under quarterback Drew Lock (ribs), who is now questionable to play against Miami in Week 11. Even if Lock plays through his injury, Gordon could see a heavier workload as Denver looks to avoid making Lock throw the ball 40-plus times. Miami has been a middle-of-the-pack defense, making Gordon a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 flex.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 19:25:17


Russell Wilson Can Bounce Back In Week 11

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson struggled mightily in Week 10, but he has a strong chance to bounce back in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. In the previous matchup between these two teams, he threw for three touchdowns and nearly 400 passing yards. The Seahawks are in the midst of a slight skid, as they've lost three of their last four games. This is the type of game where Wilson will need to carry his team over the top to end their skid. In terms of fantasy, he has the potential for another huge day. He's firmly in the QB1 conversation against this Cardinals Defense.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 19:22:05


Javon Kinlaw Placed On COVID-19 List

The San Francisco 49ers placed rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. The first-round has recorded 22 tackles (10 solo), three quarterback hits, three passes defensed and 1.5 sacks in 10 games (eight starts) to begin his NFL career. Even if Kinlaw actually tested positive for COVID-19, he should have plenty of time to clear the league's protocols and play in Week 12 against the division-rival Rams. The 49ers are currently on their bye in Week 11, so the timing is good for Kinlaw and San Francisco's defensive line. The Niners defense was an attractive fantasy unit coming into the season, but they've been decimated by injuries and won't be a strong consideration against LA.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-18 17:22:47


Trent Brown Could Return To Practice Next Week

There is optimism that Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown could be cleared to resume working out as early as next week, according to a source. Brown is determined to return and play for the Raiders after he was put on the Reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time this year on Nov. 5. The 27-year-old also had an unfortunate incident before the Week 8 game against the Browns when he suffered from complications from a pre-game IV bag that required hospitalization. Injuries and two positive COVID-19 tests have limited Brown to just two games this season, and he hasn't played since Week 5. His return would be a big boost for the team's running game, most notably running back Josh Jacobs.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-18 16:56:22


Chris Carson Unlikely To Play Thursday

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (foot) is listed as questionable for Thursday night against the Cardinals, but he is unlikely to play, according to a source. Carson got in some practice time this week, but it looks like the Seahawks will play it safe on a short week. The 26-year-old has been out since Week 7. Carlos Hyde (hamstring) got in a full practice on Tuesday and was removed from the final injury report, so he should return to a role in this backfield alongside rookie DeeJay Dallas and Alex Collins. Hyde has also been out since Week 7 when he had a season-high 15 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown. It'll be a backfield to avoid, especially since the Cardinals Defense has allowed just four rushing TDs all season.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-18 16:37:56


Tyler Lockett Will Play Thursday Night

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night against the Cardinals, but head coach Pete Carroll said that Lockett will play. Fantasy managers need to keep Lockett in their starting lineups. He has failed to live up to expectations in five of his last six games, with the one good performance coming in the first matchup with Arizona. Lockett caught a ridiculous 15 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns against the Cardinals in their previous meeting in Week 7. While you can't expect numbers even remotely close to that stat line, the 28-year-old should still be at least a solid WR2 while playing through a minor knee sprain in a game that could once again be a shootout.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-18 16:30:40


49ers Claim Takkarist McKinley Off Waivers

The San Francisco 49ers claimed former Falcons first-round defensive end Takkarist McKinley off waivers from the Bengals on Wednesday, according to a source. The Bengals claimed McKinley off waivers from the Falcons but put him back on waivers when he failed a physical. The 25-year-old hasn't played since Week 7 due to a groin injury and has managed to suit up for just four games this season. He's been a first-round bust to this point in his career with just 17.5 sacks and 79 combined tackles in his four seasons with Atlanta. The Niners have had plenty of injuries on their defensive line this year, so they're taking a flier on McKinley's talent.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-18 16:22:15


Raiders Defense Hit Hard By COVID-19

Nearly the entire Las Vegas Raiders starting defense is going on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday because of high-risk close contacts with defensive end Clelin Ferrell, who tested positive for coronavirus. However, because they are just close contacts, they will be eligible to play against the division-rival Chiefs on Sunday night in Week 11 if they continue to test negative, according to sources. The Raiders have been one of the teams hit the hardest by positive COVID-19 tests in 2020, and it continues in the lead-up to Week 11. They came into the week ranked 29th in the league in overall fantasy points for a defense and they should absolutely be ignored against the Super Bowl champions this weekend.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-18 16:06:55


Matthew Stafford Non-Committal About Playing In Week 11

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (thumb) isn't committing to playing in Week 11 against the Panthers after partially tearing a ligament in his right thumb in the Week 10 win over Washington. "Just taking it day to day. Trying to figure out if I can get through it. ... See if I can go out there and play," Stafford said. The 32-year-old is expected to tough it out and play through the injury, but it's no sure thing, especially since he didn't practice on Wednesday. If he were to sit out, Chase Daniel would start under center for Detroit and would be an option for those searching for a QB in two-QB superflex leagues. If Stafford can return to practice later this week and give it a go, he'll be on the streaming radar against a middle-of-the-pack Panthers Defense.

Source: The Athletic - Chris Burke

2020-11-18 15:59:27


Eagles Defense Looks Like A Good Week 11 Choice

The Philadelphia Eagles Defense has been all over the place as a fantasy unit this season. In standard scoring formats, here are their finishes throughout the season in terms of fantasy defense ranks: 22, 29, 9, 2, 25, 21, 6, 2, 20. They clearly have top-10 upside but bottom-10 downside as well. They're becoming increasingly harder to predict, as they were expected to perform well against the New York Giants last week only to end up putting up just three fantasy points. This week, against the Cleveland Browns, they are again being ranked well, currently as the sixth or seventh-ranked defense depending on where you look. They can certainly finish in the top-10 this week, but fantasy managers need to be aware of the downside as well. They are one of the rare "boom-or-bust" options in terms of fantasy defenses.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 15:34:02


Jake Elliott Not A Starting Fantasy Kicker At This Point

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is not a starting fantasy kicker at this point in the season. Eagles coach Doug Pederson calls for two-point conversions more than any other coach in the league. Combine that with an Eagles offense that is just struggling in general, and it's easy to see why Elliott is being ranked somewhere around the K30 this week. In nine games, he's made nine field goals and 12 extra points. So far this year, he's put up double digit fantasy points only once, finishing outside of the top-18 fantasy kickers every week except for that one. It's a safe bet that any league will have a higher-upside, higher-floor kicker on the wire.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 15:29:46


Dallas Goedert Has Some Upside In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert enters Week 11 with some nice upside at a shallow tight end position. Goedert missed some time to be checked for a concussion in Week 10, ending up with just four catches for 33 yards. While he was on the sideline though, he was replaced on the field by Richard Rodgers. The two tight ends combined for 11 targets, showing that struggling quarterback Carson Wentz still loves throwing to his tight ends. As long as Goedert stays on the field this week, he's a TE1 with some legitimate upside.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 15:25:57


Alshon Jeffery Looking For His First Catch Of The Year In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will look to make his first catch of the season in a Week 11 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Jeffery made his season debut in Week 10, but was unable to catch his lone target. He appeared on just 18 offensive snaps (27%) but should see that number go up as he's eased more and more into the game plan. Jeffery may be worth rostering in deeper formats, but he absolutely cannot be started until he shows something on the field.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 15:22:54


Travis Fulgham Looks To Improve On Week 10 Disappointment

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham disappointed in Week 10, catching just one pass for eight yards on five targets. He was still heavily involved in the offense, appearing on a team-high 59 offensive snaps. He'd posted double-digit fantasy points in all of his games since his first start in Week 4, so the complete dud certainly came as a surprise. While the return of several Eagles pass catchers may limit Fulgham's upside going forward, he's still on the field more than enough to be worthy of FLEX consideration each week. He's ranked just outside of the WR3 ranks this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 15:17:28


Greg Ward A Floor Option In PPR Leagues

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward has provided a safe floor in PPR formats all season, but has shown very little upside. On the year, he's caught 37 passes for 282 yards and three scores. He tends to operate close to the line of scrimmage and doesn't do much in terms of yards after the catch. He's averaged 9.5 points per week in PPR formats and works as a decent low-upside FLEX option in deeper formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 15:10:04


Jalen Reagor Set Up With A Good Week 11 Matchup

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor is set up with a good matchup against the Cleveland Browns secondary in Week 11. Whether that good matchup is exploited or not falls squarely on the shoulders of struggling quarterback Carson Wentz. Still, Reagor should have every chance to succeed in this one, as he led the team in targets in Week 10 and tied for the team lead by playing on 59 offensive snaps. There were some concerns about his involvement in the offense, but he's clearly a key piece of the offensive game plan for the Eagles going forward. Given the uncertainty about how Wentz will play, Reagor shapes up as a high-upside WR3/4.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 14:50:24


Cowboys Defense Not A Good Option For Week 11 Lineups

The Dallas Cowboys Defense is not a good option for most Week 11 fantasy lineups. They will take on the Minnesota Vikings on the road and are currently ranked outside the top-20 defenses in standard formats. This season, the Cowboys defense has finished as a top-10 fantasy defense just twice in nine games while finishing outside the top 20 six times. They can be left on the waiver wire in almost every format this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 14:41:01


Greg Zuerlein Okay In Fantasy Lineups For Week 11

Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein is an okay choice in most fantasy lineups for a Week 11 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Not too much stock should be put in this particular stat, but it's worth mentioning that the Vikings are allowing opposing kickers to perform well above their average stat line. Zuerlein had a big game in Week 9, kicking four field goals including two from beyond 40 yards. For the year, he's made 17 of his 20 field goal tries and 15 of his 17 extra points.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 14:36:16


Chris Harris Jr. Returning To Practice

Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (foot), who has been out since Week 3 with a foot injury, will return to practice on Wednesday. Harris went on the short-term Injured Reserve after suffering the injury earlier this year, but he could make his return in Week 11 against the Jets. The Bolts will welcome Harris back to their secondary after trading Desmond King to the Titans at the deadline. With Harris and Casey Hayward on the field together, the Chargers have one of the better cornerback tandems in the league. Going up against a winless Jets squad this Sunday, the Chargers Defense is one of the most attractive fantasy units in the league, regardless of whether Harris makes his return.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 14:32:41


Dalton Schultz A Decent Floor Option In Week 11

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz makes for a decent floor option in a Week 11 game against the Minnesota Vikings. Schultz has made 35 catches for 383 yards and two touchdowns so far this year, and while he doesn't offer too much upside, he does have enough of a role in the passing game to provide a decent fantasy floor, especially in tight end premium leagues. He's settling into a spot somewhere right on the TE1/2 border on most weeks.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 14:29:58


Michael Gallup Looking For Consistency In Week 11

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup and his fantasy managers are hoping for some consistency in Week 11 when the Cowboys take on the Minnesota Vikings. Gallup blew up for seven catches on 12 targets in Week 8 before catching just three passes on seven targets in Week 9. He's seen a wide range of target share in the Cowboys offense this year, likely due to the team starting four different quarterbacks already this season. For the year as a whole, Gallup has made 29 catches for 468 yards and one score. He's a boom-or-bust option in deeper leagues, although much more likely to hit the bust side of that equation most weeks.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 14:27:27


Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola Miss Practice

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (thumb) and wide receivers Marvin Jones Jr. and Danny Amendola (hip) missed practice on Wednesday. Stafford has a partially torn ligament in his right thumb, but he's expected to play through it in Week 11 against the Panthers. The veteran QB is as tough as they come and could still be a decent streaming option under center against a beatable Panthers secondary, especially if he gets No. 1 wideout Kenny Golladay (hip) back. Jones has been on fire with Golladay out and has scored in each of the last three weeks. He'll be more of a WR3/flex if Golladay is back this Sunday. Amendola led Detroit in catches and yards in Week 9 but had just 10 receiving yards last weekend. The 35-year-old should be on the waiver wire in standard-sized leagues and will see even fewer looks whenever Golladay returns to the lineup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 14:25:14


CeeDee Lamb Looks To Build On His Bounce-Back Week

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb will look to build on his solid Week 9 performance when the Cowboys take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11. The rookie caught four passes for 71 yards and his first touchdown since Week 4 in the team's Week 9 loss to the Steelers. This week, Andy Dalton (concussion, COVID) is expected to return and should be able to move the offense at least somewhat effectively. Lamb is a WR3 with some upside in what could turn out to be a high-scoring game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 14:22:34


Kenny Golladay Returns To Practice Wednesday

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the last two games. It's a good sign that Golladay will be able to return in Week 11 against the Panthers, but fantasy managers will want to see him make it through the week with full practice participation before throwing him back into their starting lineups. The 27-year-old has WR1 upside when healthy, but he's missed four games so far this year with injuries. Carolina's defense has been stingy to the receiver position this year, but it's hard to argue against starting Golladay in fantasy if he's active this weekend. He has 20 catches for 338 yards and two touchdowns in his five games played.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 14:18:26


Amari Cooper Fades Into Low-End WR2 Ranks

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper was formerly looked at as a fantasy WR1 but given all of the struggles on the Cowboys offense this season, he's faded into the back end of the WR2 ranks. The Minnesota Vikings in Week 11 make for a good matchup for Cooper and the Cowboys, but with uncertainty at quarterback, it's hard to know what to make of their opportunities. Andy Dalton (concussion, COVID) is expected to return to the starting lineup and should be able to provide something close to league-average quarterback play. Cooper caught five passes for 67 yards in Week 9 after catching just one pass in Week 8. He's more likely to repeat his Week 9 performance, but the volatility in the Cowboys offense leaves a Week 8 repeat as a possibility as well. Cooper is a WR2 with some upside but a low floor this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 13:56:00


Corey Clement Not A Fantasy Option In Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement is not a fantasy option in almost any Week 11 fantasy lineup. Clement did score a touchdown last week, but it was the only time he touched the ball. Clement ended up with one rush for a five yard touchdown. For the whole season, Clement has run 19 times for 68 yards and caught four passes for 18 yards. Even when Miles Sanders was forced to miss time, Clement barely touched the ball on offense. With Sanders back in there now, Clement will get one or two touches per game, certainly not enough to make it into a fantasy lineup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 13:49:31


Boston Scott Not Likely To Repeat His Week 10 Output

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott put up a solid fantasy score in Week 10 (finishing as the overall RB15 in standard scoring). Almost all of those points came on one play, however, as Scott ran in a 56-yard touchdown while otherwise operating as the change-of-pace back behind starter Miles Sanders. Sanders will again get the bulk of the backfield work in Week 11, and Scott will mix in occasionally when Sanders needs a breather. Scott remains worth rostering as a backup, but shouldn't be in starting lineups this week in most formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 13:44:49


Miles Sanders Back To RB1 Status For Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is back to RB1 status for a Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns. Sanders looked good in his return to the lineup in Week 10, totaling 95 yards on 17 touches. He had to watch two touchdowns get scored by his backups, as Boston Scott and Corey Clement each scored while Sanders did not. Still, he looked explosive and averaged over five yards per carry. Despite a tough matchup against the Cleveland run defense, Sanders should still find enough room to run and likely won't have to watch another running back find the end zone this time. He's a low-end RB1 with upside this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 13:37:31


Clelin Ferrell Likely Out For Raiders Defense

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell tested positive for COVID-19 and is likely to miss the Week 11 game against the division-rival Chiefs. Ferrell was placed on the COVID-19 list on Tuesday. Safety Lamarcus Joyner, who was also put on the list, was deemed a high-risk close contact. If Joyner tests negative, he could play on Sunday against Kansas City. Former LSU edge rusher Arden Key is listed as Ferrell's backup on the depth chart. The Raiders will need all the help they can get if they hope to slow down the Chiefs high-flying offense and beat them for the second time this season. Despite already beating KC once, the Raiders defense should be avoided as a fantasy option this weekend.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-18 13:30:10


Christian McCaffrey Officially Ruled Out For Week 11

The Carolina Panthers have officially ruled out running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) for Week 11 against the Lions. McCaffrey returned in Week 8 after being on Injured Reserve with a high-ankle sprain suffered in Week 2, but he'll now miss his second straight game with a shoulder ailment suffered in his return in Week 8. The All-Pro running back will hopefully be ready to play in Week 12 against the Vikings. Mike Davis has filled in admirably as Carolina's featured back with McCaffrey beat up this year. The 27-year-old from South Carolina has averaged 4.2 yards per carry on 92 rushing attempts for 382 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games. He's also caught 47 passes for 290 yards and two more scores. He'll once again have RB1 upside in a dream matchup against Detroit's weak defense on Sunday.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-18 12:59:55


Tony Pollard To Continue In A Complementary Role

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard is expected to continue working in a complementary role behind starter Ezekiel Elliott. Pollard was expected to see more work in Week 9 with Elliott dealing with a hamstring injury, but the starter saw more or less his normal load, leaving Pollard with just 10 touches. Pollard has been pretty efficient with his opportunities, but has yet to score more than 9.2 points (Week 4) in standard scoring leagues. He's a very valuable backup to have on your bench, but should not be in starting lineups in most formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 12:57:40


Ezekiel Elliott Looking For His First Touchdown In Weeks

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is looking for his first touchdown since Week 5. In Week 5, Elliott put up 22.5 fantasy points in standard scoring formats, but has not made it to double digits since then. For the season, he's run the ball 150 times for 572 yards and five touchdowns, well below anyone's expectations for "Zeke's" 2020. The good news is that he seemed healthy in Week 9 despite a hamstring injury, and has now had the bye week to rest even more. Even fully healthy, Elliott is looking more like an RB2 for the rest of the season, although his usage will at least provide one of the higher floors among fantasy running backs.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 12:54:46


Carson Wentz Becoming Riskier Each Week

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is becoming a riskier and riskier fantasy starter, and that trend continues heading into a Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns. Wentz is currently on a 16-game pace to throw for 3,717 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. Despite a good matchup against a Browns Defense that allows the 11th-most points to opposing fantasy quarterbacks, Wentz is a QB2 with top-10 overall upside and bottom-five downside. He may have the widest range of possible outcomes of all starting quarterbacks this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 12:48:41


Andy Dalton Expected To Start In Week 11

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (COVID-19) is expected to get the start in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. Dalton struggled in his two starts before going down with a concussion and later dealing with COVID-19. As long as he's healthy though, he should be given the chance to start over Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert actually looked decent in his start though, so Dalton may not be given too many chances if he looks as bad as he did in his Week 7 start. With the struggles of the Cowboys offense all season without Dak Prescott and the uncertainty of Dalton's health and chances in this one, he's shaping up as no better than a QB3.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-18 12:40:29


Giants Fire Offensive Line Coach Mark Colombo

The New York Giants fired offensive line coach Mark Colombo on Wednesday and are bringing in longtime NFL assistant Dave DeGuglielmo to replace him, according to sources. First-round left tackle Andrew Thomas hasn't really developed up front, which appears to be the primary motivation for this move. Head coach Joe Judge was spending more time with the offensive line in recent weeks, so the move to a new assistant coach should free him up for his many other responsibilities. The change should only help quarterback Daniel Jones and the Giants running game in the second half of the season.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-18 12:24:12


Russell Wilson Expecting Pressure From Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson expects the Cardinals Defense to bring plenty of pressure in their rematch on Thursday night in Week 11. The Cardinals brought the pressure in the second half of their win over Seattle in the first meeting, sacking him twice in overtime and totaling nine QB hits on Wilson. The Cardinals defense has blitzed 163 times in 2020, which ranks second in the NFL. They enter the week tied for sixth in the NFC in QB pressures (86) and QB knockdowns (28), per Pro Football Reference. Wilson had his worst game of the season in Week 10 against the Rams and hasn't been the MVP candidate he was early in the season the last several weeks. He'll have his hands full with this defense the second time around, but he should be more productive if he gets running back Chris Carson (foot) back. Wilson is still a top-five QB play.

Source: Seahawks.com - Logan Reardon

2020-11-18 12:17:11


Steelers Looking To Improve Running Game

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team has had a lull with their running game in recent weeks, as they averaged 136.8 yards on the ground in their first five games, a number that has dropped to 58 yards per game. They had a season-low 44 rushing yards against a bad Bengals run defense in Week 10. "We are not up to snuff right now. We accept ownership for that," Tomlin said. The offensive line has done a good job of protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (just 10 sacks taken in 344 dropbacks), but they are struggling to get a push at the line of scrimmage on runs. James Conner is averaging 2.8 yards per carry in his last three games, but he has a great bounce-back opportunity this Sunday against a Jaguars Defense allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to running backs. Lock him in as an RB1 in a game in which Pittsburgh will likely lean on the run heavily.

Source: The Associated Press - Will Graves

2020-11-18 12:05:17


Emmanuel Ogbah Wants To Stay With Dolphins

Miami Dolphins defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, who signed a two-year, $15 million deal in the offseason, said he wants to stay in Miami for the long haul. Ogbah has broke out in 2020 with eight sacks in nine games, trailing only Myles Garrett and T.J. Watt in the AFC. The 27-year-old former first-round pick of Cleveland in 2016 never topped 5.5 sacks in his previous four seasons. "He's got versatility," head coach Brian Flores said. "He can play inside, outside. He's tough. He plays against the run." Ogbah has also forced three fumbles this year and leads the team with 21 pressures. He currently ranks fourth among all defensive lineman in overall fantasy points in IDP leagues. Ogbah has become a weekly starter in those fantasy formats and has a good matchup against Denver this weekend.

Source: The Palm Beach Post - Joe Schad

2020-11-18 11:54:55


Cody Parkey, Jack Conklin Placed On COVID-19 List

The Cleveland Browns are placing kicker Cody Parkey, offensive tackle Jack Conklin and long snapper Charley Hughlett on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. All three players were deemed as high-risk close contacts, so their status for Week 11 against the Eagles is to be determined. The Browns have kicker Matthew McCrane on their practice squad if Parkey is forced to miss this weekend's game, but fantasy managers will be better off avoiding Cleveland's kicking situation entirely. Parkey currently ranks 27th in football at his position in overall fantasy points in his eight games played.

Source: Browns Twitter

2020-11-18 11:41:48


Drew Brees Likely Out At Least Two Weeks

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (ribs, lung) is dealing with cracked ribs on both sides and a punctured lung, and he'll likely be out at least two weeks. There was no change in his status after additional tests on Tuesday, according to sources. Jameis Winston is expected to see plenty of playing time in the next two weeks, although Taysom Hill will also be sprinkled in as well. Winston took over for Brees after his injury in Week 10, with Hill playing a bigger role on third downs and running situations. Head coach Sean Payton is playing things close to his chest as to how he'll approach the QB position against the Falcons in Week 11. Winston will be the more attractive QB2 option for fantasy managers, but his ceiling could be capped if Hill sees his fair share of packages as well.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-18 11:33:42


Christian McCaffrey Not Expected To Practice Wednesday

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is not expected to practice on Wednesday, according to a source. Head coach Matt Rhule has been optimistic that McCaffrey can play in Week 11 against the Lions, but a missed practice to begin the week isn't a good sign. As things stand now, fantasy managers shouldn't expect the All-Pro running back to play this weekend. Mike Davis, who once again averaged over four yards per carry last week with McCaffrey sidelined, may be the team's featured back once again. If McCaffrey misses his second straight game, Davis will be in the low-end RB1 picture in a great matchup against a Lions Defense that has allowed 13 total rushing touchdowns (most in the NFL) and the most fantasy points per game to running backs.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-18 11:25:08


Cardinals Defense Loses Corey Peters For The Season

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that defensive tackle Corey Peters (knee) will miss the rest of the season because of his knee injury. Peters has started nearly every game for the team in the last five seasons, so his loss will be a big one for Arizona's defensive line the rest of the way. The 32-year-old is dealing with a torn patellar tendon. The Cardinals run defense will be a bit more vulnerable without Peters in the fold the rest of the way. He racked up 15 tackles and two sacks before his injury this season. Arizona's D has allowed just four rushing touchdowns all season, which ties them for the fourth-fewest in the NFL.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-18 11:18:39


Drew Lock Should Practice Later This Week

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (ribs), who is dealing with a muscle strain and bruising near his ribs, is not expected to do much of anything in practice on Wednesday. However, he should practice later in the week, giving him a chance to suit up in Week 11 against the Dolphins. Lock is coming off a four-interception game and will be playing at less than 100 percent if he goes against Miami, making him a hard-to-trust, low-end QB2 in superflex leagues. The Dolphins Defense has allowed the eighth-most fantasy points per game to QBs, but the 24-year-old second-year signal-caller has been careless with the football and has thrown 10 interceptions in seven games this year. Either Brett Rypien or Jeff Driskel would start under center if Lock is ultimately deemed inactive.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-18 11:13:09


Cardinals Defense Must Be Avoided In Week 11

The Cardinals Defense has allowed over 30 points in three straight games. This week, they play one of the culprits of those 30-point games, the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks put 34 points on the board in Week 7 against the Cardinals and they should be slated to do the same when the teams meet up on Thursday night. Start all primary offensive players you own from these teams in fantasy this week, but avoid both defenses.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 10:50:01


Larry Fitzgerald A Risky PPR Flex Play In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had his best game of the season the last time the Cardinals played the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7. Fitzgerald caught all eight of his targets for 62 yards in that game. This week, the Cardinals and Seahawks should be set for another shootout. Fitzgerald has been averaging around five targets per game throughout the season and his targets are primarily on short yardage routes, giving him little room for upside. He could return a similar performance this week to the one he had in Week 7 against Seattle, but he could also fail to top 25 yards, which he's done four times already this year. He's a risky flex play in deep PPR leagues. In all other formats, he should be avoided.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 10:44:36


Christian Kirk Should Bounce Back In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk had a quiet game in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills, catching four passes for just 27 yards. This week, Kirk and the Cardinals face the Seattle Seahawks, who have the league's worst pass defense. Kirk caught five passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns over eight targets the last time the two teams played in Week 7. Expect more yardage from Kirk this time around. He should be able to manage around 70 yards or more with a good chance to score. Start him as a low-end WR2 with upside in Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 10:38:47


DeAndre Hopkins Set To Dominate In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught 10 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown the last time the Cardinals faced the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7. Expect to see similar numbers this week in what should be another shootout between the two division rivals. Hopkins totaled 127 yards last week. He hasn't had back-to-back 100-yard games yet this year, but this week is a good bet to put an end to that trend. Start him as a high end WR1 as he looks to stay hot in a key game for the Cardinals.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 10:25:54


Chase Edmonds A Strong Flex Option In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds compiled 77 yards from scrimmage over 11 touches (including three receptions) in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills. His workload should be similar in Week 11 as the Cardinals face the Seattle Seahawks. Edmonds was extremely effective last time these two teams met in Week 7. In that game, he caught seven passes for 87 yards and rushed five times for 58 yards. Kenyan Drake will out-touch Edmonds on Thursday night, but Edmonds gets most of the passing work and this week's game should feature a lot of passing. Start Edmonds as a strong flex play in Week 11. He could also be considered as a low-end RB2.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 10:08:36


Kenyan Drake A Solid RB2 In Week 11

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake struggled the last time he faced the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7. He gained just 34 yards on 14 rushing attempts and ended up leaving the game with an ankle injury that would forced him to miss the team's next game. Drake has had at least 13 carries in each game he's played this year. Last week, coming off a one-game absence, he rushed 16 times for 100 yards. Start him as an RB2 this week. With his heavy workload, he should be able to put up some decent yardage and he also has high touchdown potential in a game that should be a shootout.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 09:48:12


Kyler Murray Has Another Juicy Matchup Against Seattle

It hasn't mattered much who the opponent has been all season, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has been a high-end QB1 for fantasy owners more often than not. This week, he has a fantastic matchup against the league's worst pass defense, the Seattle Seahawks. When the teams previously met in Week 7, Murray threw for 360 yards, three touchdowns and one interception and added 67 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Expect a similar output in Week 11 as Murray guides the Cardinals through a likely shootout.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-18 09:41:29


Chiefs Defense Expected To Add DeAndre Baker

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to sign former Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker to their practice squad in the coming days, according to a source. Baker, a first-round pick (30th overall) for New York in 2019, is headed to Kansas City for a visit, which is his only planned visit. The Giants released the 23-year-old in the offseason for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery in Florida. But on Monday, all charges were dropped against Baker when South Florida attorney William Dean was charged with extortion. Baker will have to be removed from the commissioner's exempt list in order to be eligible to play in games. The Georgia product had 61 combined tackles in 16 games in his rookie season and will give an already strong Chiefs Defense some nice depth in the secondary.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-11-17 21:26:18


San Francisco Eyes Week 12 Return For Deebo Samuel

The hope, per San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, is that wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) will return in time to play Week 12 versus the Rams. Samuel has been sidelined since Week 7 due to a hamstring injury, leaving Brandon Aiyuk, Richie James, Kendrick Bourne, and Trent Taylor to take over bigger roles in the passing game than before. Upon Samuel's return, the aforementioned group would presumably take a dip in production as Samuel has proven to be an integral cog in the 49ers' offense no matter who has been under center. The matchup with the Rams is a finicky one on paper, but Samuel caught his lone touchdown this season against the defense back in Week 6. If he is available on the waiver wire, aggressive fantasy managers can eat the bye week with eyes toward season-long playoff production from Samuel.

Source: David Lombardi

2020-11-17 19:48:46


Jamison Crowder Sees WR2 Appeal Take Dip Ahead Of Week 11

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder turned himself into a near must-start season-long fantasy asset after receiving double-digit targets in each of his first four games this year. But with Joe Flacco having taken over the reins heading into this Sunday's matchup versus the Chargers, Crowder is having to establish a new rapport with more offensive weapons around him. Flacco targeted Crowder just twice during Week 9, albeit with one of those resulting in a touchdown. But whereas injuries had previously forced the Jets to funnel the ball to Crowder, the return of Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims (along with the presence of Braxton Berrios), means that Crowder can no longer be relied upon in the previous fashion. Factor in the Chargers Defense's above-average production against opposing WRs in 2020 and Crowder is a somewhat risky WR2/Flex option in medium-sized or smaller leagues during Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-17 19:41:50


Todd Gurley II Draws Difficult Matchup For Week 11

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II will have the advantage of facing the Saints on Sunday coming off of his bye week, but that shouldn't make the task of finding the end zone any easier. New Orleans is tied for the fewest rushing touchdowns allowed this year by opposing running backs (three), while yielding the fewest DFS points per game to RBs across its first nine contests. With two of the Falcons' next three games coming versus the Saints, those relying on Gurley in season-long formats could be in for a rough stretch despite the nine rushing scores that the two-time All-Pro has provided. With that being said, Gurley has received at least 14 carries in every game this year, providing him with a stable floor and role around the goal line.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-17 19:34:40


Broncos Defense Moves On From Davontae Harris

Denver Broncos cornerback Davontae Harris was released Tuesday, just two days removed from not playing a snap on defense in Week 10, while also having sustained a concussion. Harris drew the start at corner during Week 9, his first of the season, but committed multiple penalties. Heading into a matchup against the Dolphins on Sunday, the team will presumably stick with A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan out wide to help slow down rookie sensation Tua Tagovailoa. The Broncos Defense is available on the waiver wire in nearly 80 percent of season-long leagues, per ESPN, and the loss of Harris isn't likely to sway that number significantly in either direction. But with injuries having already zapped Denver of much of its defensive strength, the voluntary loss of recent starters indicates a group patching things together on a week-by-week basis.

Source: Jeff Legwold

2020-11-17 19:23:36


Amari Cooper Should See Boost From Andy Dalton Return Sunday

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper combined to see 17 targets in the two games that veteran signal caller Andy Dalton has started this season, which bodes well for his outlook heading into Sunday's matchup against Minnesota, where Dalton is expected to return after clearing concussion protocol. The past two weeks have seen the 2019 Pro Bowler limited to six catches, which has put a damper on his fantasy stock. While he may not have the same appeal that he did while Dak Prescott was under center, Cooper's Week 11 matchup is particularly advantageous due to the Vikings Defense having yielded 16 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers (tied with Dallas for most in the NFL) this season.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-17 19:15:51


Matthew Stafford Battles Thumb Ligament Tear For Week 11

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (thumb) is in fact dealing with partial tears to ligaments in his right thumb, putting his status for Sunday's contest versus Carolina in doubt. After a recent bout with the COVID-19/reserve list that almost led to Chase Daniel making his first start of the season, the veteran backup should be uniquely prepared to step in should Stafford not progress in the right direction during practice throughout the week. The Panthers Defense is yielding the fourth-most passing yards allowed in the league, which could make Daniel a heavily-contrarian GPP candidate -- although Stafford may not retain the same appeal depending on the extent of his injury. Check back throughout the week as updates on Detroit's QB1 become available.

Source: Tom Pelissero

2020-11-17 19:08:23


Teddy Bridgewater Set For Limited Practice Session Wednesday

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is on track for a limited practice Wednesday due to the MCL sprain that he sustained Sunday versus Tampa Bay. Head coach Matt Rhule has expressed optimism at having Bridgewater under center come Week 11 against Detroit, and the fact that he'll be able to log at least a limited session Wednesday can only mean positive things for his status. With that being said, Bridgewater will undoubtedly be banged up versus the Lions if he does eventually get the green light, making him a risky DFS or season-long option, especially if Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is not active to help lighten the load. Should Bridgewater be unable to suit up come Sunday, P.J. Walker and Will Grier are the two likeliest candidates to earn the start.

Source: Tom Pelissero

2020-11-17 19:02:02


Calvin Ridley Resumes Running In Hopes Of Playing In Week 11

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (foot) has missed just one game so far due to a foot sprain, upgrading his practice participation to include running drills Monday in hopes of returning for Sunday's contest versus the Saints. Ridley was fortunate for the team's bye week, which gave him more recovery time; even with that in mind, if he cannot play Sunday, he'll have missed a month of action due to the injury. In four career matchups versus New Orleans, Ridley has reeled off 26 receptions for 358 yards and four touchdowns, giving some added intrigue to his fantasy outlook with two of Atlanta's next three games coming versus its division rival. Check back throughout the week for updates as it pertains to Ridley, as head coach Raheem Morris specifically pointed to Wednesday as for when the next bit of info could be expected.

Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter

2020-11-17 18:47:34


Colts Defense Gets Kemoko Turay Back, Loses Sheldon Day

Indianapolis Colts linebacker/defensive end Kemoko Turay (ankle) was activated off of injured reserve Tuesday, paving the way for him to make his season debut Sunday against Green Bay. But in order to make room for him on the active roster, defensive tackle Sheldon Day was released. Turay has combined for 5.5 sacks over the past two years with Indianapolis and adds yet another pass-rushing specialist to an already stout Colts Defense. Day, who was utilized for fewer than 30 percent of defensive snaps in all four of his games with the Colts, could be picked up by another organization to help in the run game. Indianapolis gets a tough draw in Week 11 by facing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, but there's little reason to turn from one of the league's premier units in season-long formats, especially with yet another pass-rusher activated.

Source: Zak Keefer

2020-11-17 18:33:28


JaMycal Hasty Lands On Injured Reserve With Broken Collarbone

San Francisco 49ers running back JaMycal Hasty (collarbone) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ruling him out for the next handful of contests. Fortunately for the 49ers, their hope is to have both Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Tevin Coleman (knee) back for the Week 12 matchup against the Rams, which would have severely hampered Hasty's outlook regardless. In addition to being utilized on special teams, Hasty had carved out a small niche as a rusher over the past five games as the team struggled with depth out of the backfield. The combination of his injury and the return of RBs ahead of him on the depth chart means that Hasty can be returned to the waiver wire in all formats for the time being.

Source: David Lombardi

2020-11-17 18:25:44


Jordan Howard Clears Waivers, Officially Becomes Free Agent

Running back Jordan Howard cleared waivers Tuesday after being released by the Miami Dolphins, as he is now free to sign wherever he chooses. Despite having rushed for four touchdowns this season due to his presence as a goal line specialist for the Dolphins, Howard averaged just 1.2 yards per carry across five games this year. Assuming that another organization utilizes him in a similar fashion, Howard could have some season-long appeal in deep leagues where fantasy managers are desperate for TD production. While Howard has not yet been linked to any team in particular, the fact that he was bypassed by the remaining 31 teams while on the waiver wire does not portend to a quick signing and activation. He'll be a name to keep an eye on, albeit he can remain on the waiver wire for the time being.

Source: Tom Pelissero

2020-11-17 18:17:16


Jonnu Smith Could See More Targets In Week 11

Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith added a rushing touchdown to his resume last week, and while Tennessee's top tight end hasn't caught more than two passes in any of his last five games, Smith's nose for the end zone could prove critical in a Week 11 matchup with a Ravens team that has allowed as many receiving touchdowns to tight ends (four) as wide receivers. The Ravens are stingy against opposing wideouts so Smith may be called upon more-so in the passing attack in Week 11. He's a low-end TE1 in this matchup.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-17 18:15:35


A.J. Faces Extremely Tough Matchup In Week 11

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown posted a one-catch dud last week after scoring six touchdowns over the previous five games, and bouncing back won't be easy for Tennessee's top wide receiver in Week 11 against a Ravens Defense that has allowed just four touchdowns to wide receivers all season. Tennessee's matchup with Baltimore could have significant playoff implications later in the season. The Titans will need their top wideout to perform above and beyond expectations in this one. Expect low-end WR1 value in this matchup.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-17 18:11:48


San Francisco Plans To Have Jimmy Garoppolo As Starter In 2021

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) has his status for playing again in 2020 up in the air, but that hasn't quelled speculation around his future with the franchise beyond this year. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday, "I expect Jimmy Garoppolo to be our starter next year," even as the injured QB is on the books for north of $24 million in each of the next two seasons. The 49ers have been constrained by the salary cap this season, which could force them to make tough decisions surrounding a signal caller that threw for fewer than 150 yards in three of his six starts this year. Those in keepers season-long formats may have their eye on stashing Garoppolo through his injury, but his best path to fantasy relevance remains through staying the starter in San Francisco for '21 and beyond.

Source: David Lombardi

2020-11-17 18:10:35


Derrick Henry Faces Injury Riddled Ravens Defensive Line In Week 11

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry topped the 100-yard mark on the ground for the fifth time last week, and while the Ravens are holding opponents to 109.7 rushing yards per game, Tennessee's workhorse running back should benefit from Baltimore's injuries to it's a defensive line in week 11. Since the beginning of the 2019 campaign, he leads the NFL with 11 total 100-yard rushing games in the regular season. Henry also re-claimed the 2020 NFL rushing lead. His quarterback Ryan Tannehill has struggled as of late and it appears as though the offense will flow directly through Henry as has become commonplace in Tennessee. Henry is an elite level RB1 in all league formats.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-17 18:08:05


Ryan Tannehill Faces Yet Another Tough Challenge In Week 11

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has thrown for fewer than 160 yards in consecutive games, and Tennessee's slumping quarterback will face a third consecutive top-10 pass defense in Week 11 when he takes on a Ravens secondary that's allowing just 213.3 passing yards per game. He will most likely slot into the low-end QB2 range again in this matchup and he's likely only useable in deeper two-quarterback leagues.

Source: Tennesseetitans.com

2020-11-17 18:02:26


Drew Lock Considered Week-To-Week

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) has bad muscle strains and bruising in his ribs and is considered week-to-week, according to a source. The good news is Lock doesn't have any fractures, but he should still be considered highly questionable to play in Week 11 against the Dolphins. Monitor his practice status closely during the week but have other options available if you've been rolling with Lock in two-QB leagues. The second-year signal-caller has had his ups and downs in 2020 and is coming off a four-interception performance against the Raiders. Denver may be starting to lose patience with him after he's thrown 10 interceptions in seven starts this year. Brett Rypien had a decent showing against the Jets when he started in place of Lock earlier this year, so either he or Jeff Driskel would be the options to replace Lock if he misses some time.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-17 17:24:38


Clelin Ferrell, Lamarcus Joyner Going On COVID-19 List

The Las Vegas Raiders placed defensive end Clelin Ferrell and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. If both Ferrell and Joyner were deemed high-risk close contacts of someone that tested positive for the virus, they'll have a chance to play in Week 12 against the division-rival Chiefs. But if both players tested positive for COVID-19, they will likely be forced to sit out this weekend. Either way, Las Vegas' defense is a poor choice for fantasy lineups on Sunday against the high-flying offensive attack of the Chiefs led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-17 17:05:19


Falcons Place Laquon Treadwell On COVID-19 List

The Atlanta Falcons placed wide receiver Laquon Treadwell on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. Treadwell failed to make the team's 53-man roster out of training camp and was signed to the practice squad instead. It's unclear if the 25-year-old tested positive for coronavirus or if he was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else that tested positive. Treadwell was a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2016 and has failed to live up to expectations, catching 65 passes for 701 yards and two touchdowns in his four seasons in the NFL. He hasn't played a down for Atlanta this year and is strictly receiver depth for the Falcons.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-17 16:44:17


Jets Release Pierre Desir

The New York Jets are releasing defensive back Pierre Desir on Tuesday. Desir signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Jets in free agency after two productive seasons with the Colts. He had a career-high three interceptions in 2019 and had three picks in nine games this year with New York. However, per Next Gen Stats, Desir ranked among the league's worst cornerbacks in completion percentage allowed above expectation, allowing a completion on 74.5 percent of his targets -- 11.3 percent above expected completions. You'll want to stay far away from the Jets Defense coming off their bye in Week 11 against a Chargers offense that has been explosive at times under rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-11-17 16:38:01


Packers Activate Allen Lazard From Injured Reserve

The Green Bay Packers activated wide receiver Allen Lazard (core) from Injured Reserve on Tuesday, an indication that he'll play in Week 11 against the Colts. Lazard underwent surgery in early October to fix a core muscle injury. It's great news for both the Packers and fantasy managers, as Lazard went off for six catches, 146 yards and a touchdown against the Saints in Week 3 before having surgery. The 24-year-old has scored in two of his three games this year, but he'll be a risky fantasy play this week in his first game back, especially going up against a Colts Defense that has been stingy against opposing receivers this year. Temper expectations for Lazard if he makes his return this weekend, as the Packers could also limit his snap total. If Lazard is on the waiver wire in your league, scoop him up immediately.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-17 16:32:06


Bengals Waive Takkarist McKinley

The Cincinnati Bengals waived defensive end Takkarist McKinley (groin) on Tuesday due to a failed physical after claiming him off waivers from the Falcons last week. The former first-round pick hasn't played since Week 7 due to a groin injury that has kept him off the field for all but four games in 2020. McKinley was upset and voiced his displeasure on social media when Atlanta didn't trade him at the deadline. He's so far been a first-round bust, recording only 17.5 sacks in three-plus seasons for the Falcons. McKinley would have filled an area of need for Cincy on their defensive line, but now he'll need to find another team that's interested in his services.

Source: NFL.com - Nick Shook

2020-11-17 15:34:30


Bears Evaluating QB Position Heading Into Bye Week

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said he is evaluating the team's quarterback position as the team enters their bye week, adding "everything's on the table" in regards to the position. Nick Foles (hip) hasn't been as effective as the team had hoped and was carted off the field on Monday night after landing hard on his hip/glute, although the injury isn't believed to be serious and he's day-to-day. Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) hasn't started since Week 3 when he was benched for Foles, and he's currently battling a shoulder ailment. Chicago has lost four straight games and Foles has thrown seven touchdowns and seven interceptions for a passer rating below 80 from Weeks 4-10. Whether it's Foles or Trubisky under center in Week 12 against the Packers, fantasy managers in single-QB leagues can continue to ignore the Bears situation under center.

Source: NFL.com - Nick Shook

2020-11-17 13:24:04


Akiem Hicks Has Strained Hammy, Dwayne Harris May Be Done

Chicago Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (hamstring) suffered a strained right hamstring in the Monday night loss to the Vikings, while wide receiver/punt returner Dwayne Harris (triceps) is waiting on confirmation for a torn triceps muscle. Hicks would be a big loss to the Bears strong defensive front if he were to miss any time, but the good news is that Chicago is off during their Week 11 bye and Hicks will have extra time to rest ahead of a big Week 12 divisional matchup with the Packers. The 31-year-old ranks 12th among defensive lineman in IDP leagues with 25 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one fumble recovery. Harris would be done for the rest of the season if his tests confirm a torn triceps muscle.

Source: NFL Network - Stacey Dales

2020-11-17 12:09:52


Giants Putting Graham Gano On COVID-19 List

New York Giants kicker Graham Gano will be placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Two staff members were identified as high-risk close contacts. Gano is expected to miss some practice but play in the team's Week 12 game against the Bengals. They have their bye in Week 11. Gano just signed a three-year extension with the team on Sunday. The 33-year-old has been really solid for the G-Men this year and ranks ninth in football at his position in overall fantasy points through 10 weeks. He's made a league-high 21 of his 22 field-goal attempts and has been perfect in his 16 extra-point tries this season. Gano will be firmly in starting consideration when the team returns from their bye, as long as he's officially cleared from COVID-19 protocols.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-17 11:07:19


Nick Foles Didn't Suffer Major Injury Monday Night

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (hip) left the Monday night game against the Vikings on a cart after a hard hit with time expiring in the fourth quarter, but sources say that he didn't suffer a major injury. Initial tests showed no fracture in his hip and he'll undergo further evaluation. Foles will have extra time to heal during the Week 11 bye, but it doesn't mean he'll be ready for Week 12 against the Packers. If he can't play by then, Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder), who was out on Monday night, could be an option to return to the starting job against Green Bay. Foles was just 15-for-26 for 106 yards with an interception on Monday. Neither Foles nor Trubisky have been able to do much for this offense in 2020. Trubisky would be a low-end QB2 if he were to start over Foles in Week 12.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-11-17 11:00:43


If Healthy, Mitchell Trubisky Could Be Starter In Week 12

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) was not on the active roster in the team's 19-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 10. Trubisky has been nursing a right shoulder injury after running one play against the Saints in Week 8. But current starter Nick Foles exited Monday night's game against the Vikings in the final moments with what appeared to be a significant hip injury. The Bears head into their Bye Week but it is fair to assume that, if healthy, Trubisky could be in line to start the team's Week 12 must-win game against the Packers. This situation will need to be monitored over the next two weeks but Trubisky may be getting another shot at the starting job when the Bears resume play.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-11-17 03:27:45


Darnell Mooney A Non-Factor In MNF Loss

Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney caught two passes for only three yards in the Bears 19-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 10. The rookie has been slowly gaining more fantasy steam over the past few weeks but this performance by the Bears offense was embarrassing. It's hard to give Mooney a hard time when the entire team manages only 149 yards of total offense throughout the game, resulting in only six offensive points. The Bears head into their bye week with tons of questions, including the health of quarterback Nick Foles and whether Mitch Trubisky will step in as starter. Mooney's fantasy value will take a major dive until the Bears offense shows signs of life.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-11-17 03:23:20


Jimmy Graham Fails To Record A Catch In MNF Meltdown

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham failed to record a reception on two targets in the Bears 19-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 10. In a game where the Bears mustered only 149 total yards of team offense, Graham disappeared like many of the team's offensive weapons. Starting quarterback Nick Foles exited the game in the final moments with a hip injury and the Bears could be reverting back to Mitch Trubisky at quarterback. The Bears offense is such a mess that it is hard justifying starting any of their skill position players until some improvements can be made. Graham will be a tough fantasy call after the team's bye next week heading into their Week 12 matchup against his former team the Packers.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-11-17 03:20:00


Anthony Miller Garners Seven Targets In Crushing Loss

Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller caught only two passes for 28 yards in the team's 19-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 10. It was a game of could-have's for the third-year receiver, who saw a pass skip off his hands into the arms of the Vikings defenders on the second offensive play of the game for an interception. Miller came up with a huge catch to set up a field goal towards the end of the first half but was unable to corral a surefire touchdown in the fourth quarter on fourth down. The Bears offense has hit rock bottom and a quarterback change could be on the way. Miller is fantasy napalm until the Bears offense, as a whole, can make drastic improvements.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-11-17 03:16:06


Allen Robinson II Leads Bears With Six Receptions

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II caught six passes for only 43 yards in the team's 19-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 10. The Bears offense mustered only six points and 149 total team yards and a talented player like Robinson suffered. He was able to make some plays in the first half but the Bears compiled only 14 second half yards as a team. Robinson is having a Pro Bowl-type season but will be hard to trust as a WR2 in Week 12 when the Bears return from their bye week to play the Packers on Sunday Night Football.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-11-17 03:12:39


Cordarrelle Patterson Returns Kick For Touchdown On MNF

Chicago Bears running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson racked up 49 all-purpose yards and returned a kick 104 yards for a touchdown in the Bears 19-13 loss to the Vikings. Patterson shined in this game amongst another dull offensive performance by the Bears, picking up hard yards between the tackles from the backfield, catching passes on third down and then returning a kick for a score to kick off the second half. The Bears played without starter David Montgomery and leaned on Patterson in many phases of the game. The Bears will head on bye and expect Montgomery to return, making Patterson no more than a gadget option in an anemic offense moving forward.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-11-17 03:09:37


Adam Thielen Notches Two Touchdowns Against Bears

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught four passes for 43 yards with two touchdowns in the Vikings 19-13 win over the Bears to wrap up Week 10 around the NFL, Thielen got the Vikings on the board with a fantastic, one-handed grab for a 17-yard touchdown. The veteran later added another touchdown catch in the red zone and Thielen now is tied for the lead in touchdowns among receivers with nine on the season. Thielen made the most of his opportunities against a tough defense and should fare better next week against a porous Cowboys secondary in Week 11.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-17 03:05:45


Justin Jefferson Dials Up 135 Yards In MNF Win

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson caught a team-high eight passes for 135 yards in the Vikings 19-13 win over the Bears in Week 10. Jefferson had a quiet beginning but slowly continued to play big plays throughout the game. The rookie came up with a huge 54-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter to extend a drive and picked up his fourth 100+-yard game of the season. The Vikings have leaned on the running game heavily during their recent winning streak but could open up the passing game more next week against the Cowboys in Week 11.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-17 03:02:03


Dalvin Cook "Held" To 106 Total Yards In Victory

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carried the ball 30 times for 96 yards and added 16 receiving yards in the Vikings 19-13 win over the Bears in Week 10. Cook came into the Monday Night Football game absolutely on fire but was held in check, for the most part, in this gritty contest. Despite averaging only 3.2 yards per carry and failing to find the end zone, Cook was still able to post a palatable fantasy line. He should have an excellent chance to post better totals against the Cowboys in Week 11.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-17 02:58:23


Kirk Cousins Snaps MNF Curse With Two Touchdowns In Win

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 25-of-36 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 19-13 win over the Bears in Week 10. It wasn't pretty, but Cousins made some key throws on third down to bring the Vikings record to 4-5 on the season. The veteran passer came into the contest 0-9 career on Monday Night Football but found receiver Adam Thielen for a nifty one-handed catch for a touchdown to put the team on the board in the first quarter. Cousins found Thielen once again for a second score in the red zone to put the Vikings up for good in the second half. Cousins has spent the 2020 campaign on the fringes of fantasy relevance but will have a positive matchup next week against a vulnerable Cowboys secondary in Week 11.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-11-17 02:55:06


Nick Foles Leaves Week 10 Game

Nick Foles was knocked out of the Bears' Week 10 Game against the Vikings. He was taken off on a cart after being slammed to the turf. He will not return and his status for Week 11 is questionable.

Source: NFL

2020-11-16 23:14:44


Antonio Brown Wrecked Camera Before Signing With Bucs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown was accused last month in the community in which he lives of destroying a security camera and throwing a bike at a security guard on Oct. 15. The Hollywood (Florida) Police had probable cause to charge Brown with criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor, but the president of the Hollywood Oaks homeowners association declined to press charges. President Sylvia Berman told police she feared that Brown "may retaliate against her employees." Brown's history of off-the-field issues are well-documented, and he served an eight-game suspension this year for multiple violations of the league's personal-conduct policy. It's unlikely that this will lead to any kind of additional discipline for Brown, who has 10 catches for 100 yards in the two games he's played for Tampa this year.

Source: Miami Herald - David Ovalle

2020-11-16 23:05:28


Saahdiq Charles Done For The Season

Washington Football Team rookie offensive lineman Saahdiq Charles (knee) will have season-ending knee surgery on Tuesday, according to a source. The fourth-round pick suffered a dislocated kneecap on his second NFL snap. Charles was hoping to avoid surgery and go the rehab route, but he will instead go under the knife and should be on track for training camp next summer. It's a tough break for the 21-year-old from Louisiana State, but he'll have plenty of time to heal in the offseason and come back strong for his second NFL season with Washington.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-16 22:51:57


Joey Bosa Remains In Concussion Protocol

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that defensive end Joey Bosa (concussion), who has missed the last two games, remains in the concussion protocol on Monday. The good news is that Bosa was able to practice last Friday before eventually being ruled out for the second straight game. The 25-year-old defensive end is one of the most effective pass-rushers when he's on the field, but the problem is that he struggles to stay on the field because of injuries. Bosa has 18 tackles (14 solo), eight tackles for loss, 13 QB hits and 4.5 sacks in his seven games this season. If he's able to return in Week 11, he'll be a starting IDP defensive lineman against the winless Jets and veteran quarterback Joe Flacco.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 22:44:20


Kai Forbath, Andrew Whitworth Going On IR

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said that kicker Kai Forbath (ankle), offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) and safety Taylor Rapp (knee) will be placed on Injured Reserve. Whitworth tore his MCL and will be out for six to eight weeks. Kickers Austin MacGinnis and Matt Gay are expected to compete for the starting job with Forbath sidelined. Whitworth, a 15-year veteran, still has a chance to return later this year if the team qualifies for the postseason. But his absence until then will be bad news for quarterback Jared Goff. Joe Noteboom will start at left tackle moving forward. The Rams offense hasn't given the kicking position much volume this year, so you can likely avoid whoever wins this competition after Forbath's injury.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 22:39:11


Jake Luton To Start Sunday, Gardner Minshew Out Again

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Jake Luton will make his third start in Week 11 against the undefeated Steelers while Gardner Minshew II (thumb) resumes throwing. Luton went 18-for-35 for 169 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 10 loss to the Packers. Jacksonville isn't putting too much on the 24-year-old's plate and is using him like a game manager with Minshew sidelined. Minshew won't be guaranteed the starting job back when he's healthy, but Luton hasn't really stood out so far in his first two NFL starts. Pittsburgh boasts one of the most fearsome defenses in the league, so we don't expect Luton to put up impressive numbers this weekend. He'll be a desperation QB2 in superflex leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 22:32:42


Laviska Shenault Jr. To Return To Practice This Week

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that rookie wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring) will return to practice this week, but the team will "wait and see" if he's ready to play in Week 11 against the undefeated Steelers. Shenault missed the team's Week 10 loss to the Packers. Fantasy managers will want to keep a watchful eye on the rookie's practice participation throughout the week. The 22-year-old scored in his first career game in Week 1 but has tailed off of late, catching just seven passes on 11 targets in his last three games. Shenault won't be all that attractive as a WR4/flex if he returns this weekend either, especially with rookie quarterback Jake Luton making another start. Shenault's return would also mean potentially fewer looks for D.J. Chark Jr. and Keelan Cole.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 22:25:58


Chris Thompson Going On Injured Reserve

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that running back Chris Thompson (back) will be put on Injured Reserve. It means that Thompson will have to miss at least the next three games after suffering a back injury in the Week 10 loss to the Packers. Rookie James Robinson remains the featured back in this offense, but there will now be opportunity for either Devine Ozigbo or Dare Ogunbowale to handle third-down pass-catching duties with Thompson sidelined. Through eight games this year, Thompson only had seven carries for 20 yards and 20 receptions for 146 yards and one touchdown. He was merely an RB3/4 in deep PPR leagues. Take a wait-and-see approach in those same leagues with Ozigbo and Ogunbowale for the time being.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 22:21:12


Jakobi Meyers Continues To Produce

New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers was one of the few bright spots on offense for this team in Week 10. Meyers caught five of seven targets for 59 yards in the win over the Baltimore Ravens. He also threw a 24-yard touchdowns pass to Rex Burkhead, which was pretty amazing. Meyers has looked like a reliable fantasy option over the last four games. Fantasy owners should continue to be able to count on him as a WR3 going forward.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 20:37:32


Rex Burkhead Scores Twice In Win Over Ravens

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead had a tough time finding much room to run against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10. He rushed six times for 31 yards in the win. However, he was able to salvage his fantasy value with four receptions, 35 yards, and two touchdowns through the air. The Patriots have limited weapons on offense, so they were basically forced to use Burkhead in this one. It was a nice outing, but Burkhead will basically only be worth rostering in PPR leagues going forward.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 20:30:09


Hunter Renfrow Ties Season-Low In Targets During Week 10

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow saw just two targets during Sunday's win over the Broncos, tying a season low. While Renfrow hauled in both passes for receptions (upping his catch percentage to 74.4 on the year), he has now seen three or fewer targets in half of his appearances this season. With the Raiders becoming a predominantly run offense over the last handful of weeks, Renfrow's role as a possession receiver has taken a significant hit, likely knocking him from WR3/Flex appeal even in deep season-long formats. Renfrow will be tasked with facing the Chiefs secondary in Week 11, a unit that held him to one reception in Week 5, making him purely a Sunday Night DFS high-risk, high-reward asset.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-16 20:23:13


Damien Harris Dominates On The Ground In Week 10

New England Patriots running back Damien Harris was fantastic on the ground versus the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10. He rushed 22 times for 121 yards in the win over the Ravens. Both the yards and carries were a season high for Harris. Sony Michel (quad) is expected to suit up next week, but Harris should remain the lead back. It'd be surprising to see Harris lose the starting role against the Houston Texans next week. Although, his fantasy value could take a small hit.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 20:16:32


Titans Name Darrynton Evans To Return From Injured Reserve

Tennessee Titans running back Darrynton Evans (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Monday, giving the team three weeks to return him to the active roster. Evans, who was selected in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Appalachian State, figured to become the backup for Derrick Henry, although that role has been filled primarily by Jeremy McNichols and D'Onta Freeman. With that trio heading the backfield, Evans figures to carry very little fantasy appeal upon his activation, particularly with Henry sitting as one of the top running backs in the NFL. With just 13 snaps to his credit thus far in his professional career, Evans can remain firmly on the waiver wire in all season-long formats for the time being.

Source: Turron Davenport

2020-11-16 20:12:40


Cam Newton Effective In Win Over Ravens

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton didn't have a great outing, but was effective during the Week 10 win over the Baltimore Ravens. He completed 13 of 17 passing attempts for 118 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions. Newton also rushed 11 times for 21 yards and one touchdown on the ground. He didn't have great passing numbers, but Newton limited the turnovers. He'll have a better matchup ahead of him against the Houston Texans next week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 20:11:52


Tony Pollard Retains Deep Season-Long Appeal In Week 11

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard has carved out a solid niche for himself within the Dallas offense, now seeing an average of between 22-36 percent of the team's snaps over the past six games. With Andy Dalton (concussion) set to return Sunday against Minnesota, the Dallas offense figures to be in a better place than where it was under Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert, which should work wonders for the running game of Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott. While Elliott remains the bell cow out of the backfield, those fantasy managers desperate for a RB that will receive at least a half dozen carries can eye Pollard, as the team has had its bye week to install ways of getting him the ball.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-16 20:02:40


Taysom Hill Garners QB Eligibility For Week 11

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill has been granted QB eligibility for Sunday's contest versus Atlanta in the wake of Drew Brees' (ribs) injury situation. While New Orleans has not yet made it official who will start under center against the Falcons, Jameis Winston was the primary fill-in when Brees was unable to finish Sunday's game versus San Francisco. Hill, who has long been a proponent of eventually transitioning back to the QB position, has thrown just five passes this year, completing four of them. His season-long fantasy appeal isn't high, but it's entirely conceivable that he'll see a larger role without Brees in the mix, and his dual-threat appeal as both a rusher and pass catcher presents him with more non-passing TD value than most other traditional QBs in the league. At this stage, only those fantasy managers in two-QB formats should be eyeing Hill, although if he takes over the starting job, that could change rapidly.

Source: Matthew Berry

2020-11-16 19:52:21


J.K. Dobbins Sees Role Dialed Back Upon Mark Ingram II's Return

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins received just five carries and made one reception in Sunday's loss to New England, a significant step back in role from where he sat while Mark Ingram II was absent. While Dobbins has yet to ascend to the fervor around his fantasy stock that emanated from his two-touchdown debut performance back in Week 1, he received double-digit carries during Weeks 8 and 9, even logging his first 100-yard rushing performance. But with Ingram active Sunday -- along with the continued running threat of quarterback Lamar Jackson -- Dobbins was lost in the shuffle as all three backs (including Gus Edwards) effectively cancelled the others out. Those in keepers season-long formats may be able to hold onto a bench spot for Dobbins with an eye toward 2021, but at this stage, the Ravens' backfield situation is approaching untenable for any of the trio, specifically Dobbins.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-16 19:44:29


A.J. Green Sees Confounding Season Continue In Week 10

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was once among the cream of the crop when it came to fantasy production during the previous decade, but following his second reception-less contest of 2020 on Sunday, he has dipped out of consideration in the majority of season-long formats. Despite the exciting, high-octane passing game of rookie signal caller Joe Burrow, Green saw five targets against the Steelers and was unable to haul any in for a reception. While never among the elite when it came to catch percentage, Green has caught just 45.6 percent of his targets this year, far and away the lowest mark of his career. Without question, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd have jumped him in the Cincinnati wideout pecking order, with Auden Tate, Mike Thomas, and Alex Erickson, also all vying for targets on a weekly basis. The Washington defense has been stout against opposing WRs this year, making Green a risky play in Week 11 on top of all the previous entanglements that have come with rostering the former All-Pro.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-16 19:37:56


Allen Lazard Nears Return From Injured Reserve

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard (abdominal) has until Wednesday to be activated from injured reserve, a deadline that it's "probably pretty promising" that he'll meet, per Packers head coach Matt LaFleur. Lazard has been out of the mix since Week 3, having made a strong impression in his final game before the injury, hauling in six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown. While his matchup against a stout Colts Defense this Sunday doesn't portend to immediate success on paper, he should slot in as a frequented target of Aaron Rodgers, potentially putting a dent in the appeal of Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown. Fantasy managers will want to check back to confirm that Lazard does get officially activated, although his status for Sunday's contest is likely to remain murky until later in the week.

Source: Matt Schneidman

2020-11-16 19:17:40


Allen Robinson II, Cole Kmet Cleared To Suit Up Monday

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II (knee) and tight end Cole Kmet (groin) have both been cleared to play in Monday's contest versus the Vikings. Robinson has proven to be an integral cog in the passing game, having logged at least 70 receiving yards in six of his last seven outings. His presence in the passing game should mean fewer targets for Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller, and Dwayne Harris, while also figuring to put a dent in the appeal of the Vikings Defense. Additionally, Kmet's addition provides Nick Foles with another red zone target alongside fellow tight end Jimmy Graham. The Chicago offense has looked stagnant at times in 2020, but with running back David Montgomery (concussion) out, they may rely on the passing game more than usual, which could bode well for both Robinson and Kmet.

Source: Jeff Dickerson

2020-11-16 19:00:11


Chicago Adds Lamar Miller To Active Roster For Monday's Game

Chicago Bears running back Lamar Miller will officially be active for Monday's contest versus Minnesota, marking his first game back in the league since the 2018 campaign. Miller will have the opportunity to see carries out of the backfield with David Montgomery (concussion) out, and Chicago having just Cordarrelle Patterson and Ryan Nall at their disposal in the backfield alongside the veteran. While Miller was a Pro Bowler during the aforementioned '18 season, it's hard to see him carrying a considerable role so soon out of the gate with the Bears. His only path to season-long relevance is in situations where fantasy managers are desperate for a Monday night option, or for those DFS managers that are eyeing high-risk, high-reward plays. Should Montgomery's concussion continue to linger, keep an eye on Miller over the second half of the year as a possible streamer option.

Source: Kevin Fishbain

2020-11-16 18:54:53


Tyler Lockett Deals With Knee Sprain Ahead Of Thursday's Game

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (knee) is dealing with what head coach Pete Carroll described as a "bit of a knee sprain," heading into Thursday's contest against the Cardinals. Lockett was listed as a non-participant on the team's estimated practice schedule Monday, meaning that he'll need to show some progress if he's going to ultimately be cleared to play with just three days of rest. Lockett delivered career bests in production the last time that he matched up against the Cardinals Defense back in Week 7, hauling in 15 receptions (on 20 targets) for 200 yards and three touchdowns. He has not found the end zone since, but would be a definite must-start in all season-long formats should he get clearance to take the field Thursday.

Source: Brady Henderson

2020-11-16 18:44:47


Seattle Expects Carlos Hyde To Return For Thursday's Game

Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde (hamstring) is trending toward returning for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, per head coach Pete Carroll. Seattle's backfield situation has been muddled over the past three weeks with Hyde and Chris Carson (foot) having been out of the mix, but as Carson also continues to work his way back, it appears that Hyde is the closer of the two to suiting up. Should Hyde ultimately be given the green light, he'd likely see the largest share of carries, severely denting the fantasy intrigue of DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer. The Cardinals Defense has allowed just four rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs this season, making Hyde -- or other Seattle rushers -- somewhat of a risky season-long asset. Check back over the coming days for updates on the Seahawks' running backs as they become available.

Source: Brady Henderson

2020-11-16 18:38:23


Andy Dalton Activated From The COVID List

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton was activated from the reserve/COVID list on Monday. Coach Mike McCarthy stated that he and his staff would take things "day by day" with Dalton and the team's quarterback position, but there's every reason to believe Dalton will be starting under center when the Cowboys take the field in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. Since Dak Prescott was lost for the season with an ankle injury, the Cowboys offense has scored just 10.2 points per game on average. Dalton is not Prescott or even close, but he should be able to at least provide something in the passing game.

Source: Jon Machota on Twitter

2020-11-16 18:19:49


Zach Ertz Designated To Return From IR

The Philadelphia Eagles designated tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) to return from Injured Reserve on Monday. The Eagles are getting completely healthy as an offense for the stretch run. There's no guarantee that Ertz will be able to return as early as Week 11 against the Browns, but he's getting closer to coming back after being out since Week 6 against the Ravens. Make sure that Ertz isn't available on your league's waiver wire. If he is, scoop him up immediately. The three-time Pro Bowler has 24 catches for 178 yards and a touchdown in his six games this season and would go back to splitting work with teammate Dallas Goedert at the position. Ertz probably isn't a high-end, elite TE1 like he's been in the past, but he'll at least be on the radar as a top-12 option at the position when he's back to full health.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-16 17:20:29


Eric Fisher, Mitchell Schwartz Placed On COVID-19 List

The Kansas City Chiefs placed both starting offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. It sounds as though Fisher and Schwartz have been deemed as high-risk close contacts of another individual who tested positive for COVID-19. That makes them candidates to clear the league's protocols and play in Week 11 against the division-rival Raiders. While nobody is benching any of the Chiefs top offensive players like Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce, losing one or both of Fisher and/or Schwartz for this weekend's divisional showdown would be a downgrade for KC's high-flying offensive attack.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-16 17:13:34


Dolphins Sign Zach Sieler To Contract Extension

The Miami Dolphins signed defensive lineman Zach Sieler to a contract extension on Monday that will keep him with the team through the 2023 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sieler was a seventh-round pick out of Ferris State in 2018 by the Ravens, but he's stepped up for Miami's defensive line this year with 26 tackles (13 solo), eight QB hits and 1.5 sacks in nine games (three starts). The Dolphins offense is getting all the attention of late with rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa going 3-0 in his first three NFL starts, but their defense has really flown under the radar and has been extremely stingy.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 17:06:45


Sam Darnold Won't Return In Week 11

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) will miss the Week 11 game against the Chargers, according to head coach Adam Gase. In his place, Joe Flacco will make his fourth start of the season. The veteran signal-caller has gone 59-for-104 for 659 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in four games (three starts) for Gang Green this year and has arguably played better than Darnold. There's a good chance that Darnold will be ready in Week 12, but fantasy managers have seen no evidence to treat him as anything more than a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues in 2020. The 23-year-old first-round pick hasn't played since Week 8. Similarly, Flacco is a desperation QB2 play despite almost leading the Jets to their first win in Week 9.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 17:00:22


Andy Janovich Going On COVID-19 List

The Cleveland Browns are placing fullback Andy Janovich on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, according to a source. The Browns shut down their facility on Monday after a player tested positive for COVID-19, so we're assuming that Janovich was that player. There's still a chance that he could be cleared from the league's protocols in time to play in Week 11 against the Eagles, but it's not guaranteed. In nine games in his first season in Cleveland, Janovich has just two carries for four yards and has caught two of his three targets for 13 yards in the passing game. He's mainly been a lead blocker for both running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt and has no fantasy appeal. Be on the lookout for any high-risk close contacts that Cleveland may have this week.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-16 16:55:42


Drew Brees Set To Miss Multiple Starts

The New Orleans Saints aren't planning to put quarterback Drew Brees (lung, ribs) on Injured Reserve, but he's currently set to miss multiple starts. ESPN is reporting that Brees is suffering from broken ribs and a collapsed lung after a hard hit in the Week 10 win over the 49ers. The 41-year-old future Hall of Famer could make it back within three weeks, but his fantasy managers are looking at a multi-week absence at the very least. The Saints surely want to have Brees as healthy as possible heading into the playoffs. Jameis Winston relieved Brees on Sunday against San Fran, and he's likely to see a start in Week 11 against the Falcons. He'll be a popular waiver-wire pickup and could be a high-end QB2 against Atlanta, depending on how much they use Taysom Hill in tandem with Winston under center.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-16 16:34:01


Jets Claim Pat Elflein Off Waivers

The New York Jets claimed former Vikings offensive lineman Pat Elflein off waivers on Monday, according to a source. Elflein was put on Injured Reserve after injuring his thumb in practice after the season-opener against the Packers and he hasn't played since. It's unclear when the 26-year-old might be able to get back on the field for his new team, but the Jets could really use upgrades at basically every position on the field, so Elflein could provide a boost to the offensive line at some point this year when he's healthy. He was a third-round pick by Minnesota out of Ohio State back in 2017. Elflein played center his first two years in the league before moving to left guard in 2019.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-16 16:08:48


49ers Put Arik Armstead On COVID-19 List

The San Francisco 49ers placed defensive lineman Arik Armstead on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. It's unclear if Armstead tested positive for COVID-19 or if he was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else who did. Either way, he'll have plenty of time to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols with their bye coming in Week 11. San Francisco will not play again until Nov. 29 when they face the division-rival Rams in Los Angeles. Armstead hasn't been fantasy relevant in IDP leagues with just 25 tackles (15 solo), nine QB hits, two passes defensed and 1.5 sacks in 10 games after recording a career-high 10 sacks in 2019. Fantasy managers should also continue avoiding a banged-up Niners defense when they return from their bye.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-16 15:55:39


Drew Lock Could Miss Practice Wednesday

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) has a muscle strain around his ribs, according to a source. Nothing is broken, but head coach Vic Fangio said that Lock is questionable for practice on Wednesday. Depending on how much Lock can do in practice this week, he could very well be questionable to play in Week 11 against the Dolphins. Already going into Week 11 as a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues after his four-interception performance against the Raiders in Week 10, the second-year signal-caller is now even less attractive because he's dealing with an injury. Rookie Brett Rypien started for Denver the last time Lock missed a game this year and was predictably inconsistent. Jeff Driskel could also be an option if Lock sits out against Miami. Stay tuned for Lock's practice status on Wednesday.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-11-16 15:33:02


Chiefs Sign Andy Reid, Brett Veach To Extensions

The Kansas City Chiefs signed head coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach to contract extensions on Monday, less than a year after they helped lead the team to their first Super Bowl win in 50 years. The 62-year-old Reid won his 230th career game in Week 9 over the Panthers, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on the all-time coaching wins list. He has an 85-36 record with the Chiefs since joining them in 2013. Veach, 42, joined the team as a scout in 2013 and was promoted to GM in 2017. The terms of the two contract extensions were not disclosed.

Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

2020-11-16 15:14:35


Washington Pleased With Alex Smith

Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera thinks quarterback Alex Smith has successfully completed his journey from a gruesome leg injury to become the team's starter. Smith was 38-for-55 for 390 yards in the narrow Week 10 loss to the Lions. The 36-year-old has two years left on his contract after this season, although releasing Smith next year would be financially feasible. But the veteran's play on Sunday is making Washington consider whether he can be their starter into the future. Second-year signal-caller Dwayne Haskins Jr. was benched early in the season, and Washington thinks he needs to learn how to prepare more under a veteran like Smith. It was nice to see Smith play well in his first start after his serious leg injury, and he'll have a chance to build on his performance with an excellent Week 11 matchup against the Bengals.

Source: NFL.com - Nick Shook

2020-11-16 15:02:18


Broncos Defense Blown Out In Week 10

The Denver Broncos Defense continued their recent slide in the Week 10 blowout loss to the Raiders by a score of 37-12 on Sunday. The Broncos defense had been performing above expectations, considering all of their injuries to key defenders, but they've been exploited in the last four weeks against the Chiefs, Chargers, Falcons and Raiders. They've allowed 30-plus points for the first time all season in each of the last four games. They were especially anemic against Las Vegas, failing to record a single takeaway or a single sack against quarterback Derek Carr. In most leagues, they gave fantasy managers negative points in the matchup. Avoid the Broncos defense at all costs in Week 11 against a rising Dolphins squad under impressive rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 14:53:47


Joe Flacco To Start Again In Week 11

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said that quarterback Joe Flacco will make another start in Week 11 against the Chargers with Sam Darnold (shoulder) injured. The Jets had their bye in Week 10, but it appears that Darnold still isn't ready to return to the starting job. The 35-year-old Flacco came close to giving the Jets their first win of the season against the Patriots in Week 9, going 18-for-25 for 262 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. It's good news for wide receiver Breshad Perriman, who caught two of Flacco's three touchdowns against New England. Even though Flacco surprised us with his performance two weeks ago, he'll remain a desperation low-end QB2 play in superflex leagues against the Bolts.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-16 14:46:40


Brandon McManus Attempts Just Two Field Goals

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus hasn't missed a kick since Week 7 against the Chiefs, but he only attempted two field goals in the 37-12 blowout loss to the Raiders in Week 10. He was able to help his fantasy managers with a 50-yard make in one of his two tries on Sunday, but the lack of consistent volume in this shaky Broncos offense continues to cap his upside in fantasy leagues. After 10 weeks, McManus ranks 15th in the NFL at his position in overall fantasy points, but he's only attempted 19 field goals on the season, which is tied for 13th in the league. He's made 94.7 percent of his field-goal tries (one miss), but he'll remain a shaky streaming option against an under-the-radar Dolphins Defense in Week 11.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 14:41:27


Noah Fant Disappoints Against Raiders

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant was targeted seven times in the Week 10 loss to the Raiders, but he brought in just three of those targets for a season-low 18 yards in the 37-12 defeat. The good news is that Fant has moved past an ankle injury that caused him to miss a game earlier this season and depart the contest temporarily in Week 9 against the Falcons. He's also seen at least seven targets in three of the last four games. With the Broncos offense often in comeback mode, Fant should continue to see plenty of opportunities to rack up catches and yards, making him at least a low-end TE1 play for fantasy managers. But he hasn't scored since Week 2 and is losing some luster as an upside TE1 because of quarterback Drew Lock's struggles.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 14:32:48


DaeSean Hamilton Scores Second TD Of The Season

Denver Broncos wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton scored the team's lone touchdown of the game in their 37-12 blowout loss to the division-rival Raiders in Week 10. Hamilton caught four of his six targets for 33 yards and his second touchdown in the last three games. Despite finding paydirt again, he just isn't a realistic fantasy option for starting lineups in this extremely mediocre and inconsistent offense led by quarterback Drew Lock. Hamilton has caught a season-high four passes in two of the last three games, but he's done very little outside of that. The 25-year-old has 15 receptions on 27 targets for 185 yards and the two scores in nine games this year. Denver's offense can't support more than two fantasy relevant wideouts, meaning that Hamilton should remain on your league's waiver wire.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 14:25:12


K.J. Hamler Leads Broncos With 10 Targets

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler may not have stood out on the stat sheet in the 37-12 loss to the division-rival Raiders in Week 10, but he continues to see his role increase in this offense. Hamler led the team with 10 targets and has now seen exactly 10 targets in back-to-back weeks. The Penn State product hauled in four of those 10 looks on Sunday for 50 yards. He has 10 receptions (20 targets) for 125 yards the last two weeks after catching 11 passes (18 targets) for 115 yards and a touchdown in his first five games of the season. Hamler's arrow is definitely pointing upwards, making him worth stashing in deeper leagues. However, he's still a risky WR4/flex as quarterback Drew Lock continues to struggle with accuracy and consistency.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 14:18:52


Dolphins Waive Jordan Howard

The Miami Dolphins waived running back Jordan Howard on Monday, according to a source. Howard was a healthy scratch in Week 10 against the Chargers after serving as the lead back in Week 9 with Myles Gaskin on Injured Reserve. After being a key offseason acquisition, Howard totaled just 28 carries for 33 yards and four touchdowns in five games for Miami this year. The veteran back could get picked up by another team fairly quickly and could find himself in a short-yardage role elsewhere, so keep an eye on where he lands. Rookie Salvon Ahmed looked great in the lead-back role on Sunday in the win over the Chargers, going for 85 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. He'll be a popular waiver-wire pickup this week with Gaskin out for at least one more game.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-16 14:12:37


Tim Patrick Posts 61 Yards Before Ejection

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick caught four of his six targets for 61 yards before being ejected late in the Week 10 blowout loss to the division-rival Raiders. Patrick got into an altercation with Las Vegas cornerback Isaiah Johnson in the fourth quarter and both players were tossed from the game in the 37-12 blowout. He has moved past a hamstring injury that kept him out in Week 8, and the 26-year-old was also able to clear 60 yards receiving for the first time since Week 6 against the Patriots when he posted his second 100-yard game of the season. Patrick has become the No. 2 wideout behind rookie Jerry Jeudy and will be a WR3/4 in deeper leagues against Miami in Week 11.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 14:07:06


Jerry Jeudy Leads Team In Receiving Sunday

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy led the team in receiving in the blowout loss to the Raiders in Week 10 by catching four of his eight targets for 68 yards. Jeudy was tied for the team lead with four receptions on the day and was second with his eight targets. The rookie from Alabama has become a much bigger part of the offense in the last three weeks, seeing at least four receptions for 68 yards on a total of 32 targets. He's become the Broncos true No. 1 receiving threat on the outside and should continue to see a healthy amount of targets with Denver consistently playing from behind early and often. Jeudy has WR2 upside on a weekly basis, but it's safer to employ him as a WR3/flex given quarterback Drew Lock's inconsistency in his first full season as the starter.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 13:43:03


Phillip Lindsay Non-Existent In Loss To Las Vegas

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay barely found his way onto the stat sheet in the 37-12 blowout loss to the division-rival Raiders in Week 10. Lindsay ran the ball only four times for two yards and failed to catch his only target in the passing game. He remains second fiddle to Melvin Gordon in this backfield, seeing just 21 percent of the carries. Lindsay has seen double-digit carries just once this year, and that came in Week 6 when Gordon was inactive. The 26-year-old also has only two catches on eight targets in the passing game, so he won't be helping fantasy managers in PPR leagues anytime soon. Lindsay was starting to build momentum as the hot hand several weeks ago, but that train has been stopped dead in its tracks. He'll be on the RB3/4 borderline with a low ceiling heading into Week 11 against the Dolphins.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 13:26:41


Melvin Gordon III Held In Check By Raiders

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III got back into the double-digit carry mark in Week 10 against the Raiders, but he was unable to get going and also failed to catch either of his two targets in the passing game in the 37-12 loss. Gordon ran the ball 11 times for just 46 yards on the ground in the game. The former Charger continues to see more work than teammate Phillip Lindsay, especially in the passing game, but with Denver's offense being completely unreliable up to this point in the season, Gordon just doesn't have much upside as more of an RB3/flex for fantasy managers. The 27-year-old has gone over 100 yards rushing just once this year and hasn't topped 50 yards rushing or found the end zone since Week 7 against the Chiefs.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 13:18:49


Drew Lock Regresses In Week 10

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock had the best game of the season in Week 9 against the Falcons, but he followed that up with perhaps his worst game of the season in the blowout loss to the division-rival Raiders in Week 10. Lock was 23-for-47 for 257 yards, one touchdown and a season-high four interceptions. The second-year quarterback now ranks second in giveaways at his position through 10 weeks with 10 interceptions and three fumbles lost. The 24-year-old has thrown at least one pick in five straight games after not throwing an interception in the first two games of the season. Lock clearly misses No. 1 receiver Courtland Sutton. Things won't get any easier against the improving Dolphins in Week 11, where he'll be a low-end QB2 on the decline.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-16 13:12:30


Packers Sign David Bakhtiari To Record Extension

The Green Bay Packers signed All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari to a four-year contract extension worth up to $105.5 million on Sunday, according to a source. It makes Bakhtiari the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. The base value of the deal is $103.5 million with another $2 million in incentives and a $30 million signing bonus. The total cash-flow amount is $37.052 million in the first year and $64.5 million in the first three years. The new-money average of $23 million is a record for an offensive lineman. The 29-year-old was a fourth-round pick in 2013, and he's been either a first- or second-team All-Pro in each of the last four years. It's great news for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who should have Bakhtiari protecting his blind side for however long he remains the QB.

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

2020-11-16 12:22:31


Christian McCaffrey Unlikely To Play In Week 11

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is unlikely to play in Week 11 against the Lions due to his shoulder injury, and the team is still preparing for a multi-week absence, according to a source. Fantasy managers were hoping that McCaffrey would only be out for one week, but that doesn't look like the case. The Panthers have their bye in Week 13, so there's a chance that they decide to keep the All-Pro running back out again in Week 12 so that he'll have plenty of time to get back to 100 percent. Hopefully you have Mike Davis handcuffed if you roster McCaffrey. The 27-year-old Davis will continue to be used in a featured role if McCaffrey misses another game, and he'd be a high-end RB2 this weekend against a Lions Defense that has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-11-16 12:06:01


Teddy Bridgewater Dealing With MCL Sprain

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) suffered an MCL sprain in the Week 10 loss to the division-rival Buccaneers, according to a source. Bridgewater is considered day-to-day and has a chance to play in Week 11 against the Lions. The 28-year-old threw for under 200 yards but tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another score, so his fantasy day wasn't a complete bust after leaving the game with the knee injury in the fourth quarter. He'll have a bounce-back opportunity against a shaky Lions Defense this weekend if he's able to suit up, but fantasy managers will need to monitor his practice status closely throughout the week. P.J. Walker came on in relief of Bridgewater on Sunday and would likely get the start against Detroit if Bridgewater cannot play.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-16 12:00:42


Saints Bracing For Drew Brees To Miss Some Time

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (rib) suffered a rib contusion in the Week 10 win over the 49ers, and he's undergoing an MRI exam on Monday for cartilage damage. The Saints are bracing for Brees to miss some time in order to fully heal. Fantasy managers that had been rolling with the 41-year-old as their starting QB all season must now look to other options, starting in Week 11 for the divisional matchup against the Falcons. If Brees does miss time, it'll likely be Jameis Winston under center over Taysom Hill, although Hill could mix in for some packages here and there. Against an Atlanta defense that is allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to signal-callers, Winston would be an attractive high-end QB2 streamer if Brees doesn't play this weekend. Continue to monitor Brees' status throughout the week, but be prepared to go in another direction.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-16 11:56:06


Matthew Stafford Has Tests On His Thumb

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (thumb) had tests on his thumb after the Week 10 win over the Washington Football Team, but a source said that there isn't much concern about Stafford moving forward after X-rays came back negative. Stafford might be limited in practice this week, but the initial belief is that he won't miss the Week 11 game against the Panthers. The 32-year-old had one of his better games of the season on Sunday, going 24-for-33 for 276 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. It was the second third time this year he has thrown three touchdown passes in a game and his first time since Week 7 without a pick. If he's able to play in Week 11 against Carolina, he'll be a midrange QB2 for fantasy managers. Keep an eye on his practice participation this week.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-16 11:46:49


Teddy Bridgewater's Injury Not Considered Serious

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) suffered a knee injury late in the fourth quarter in the Week 10 loss to the Buccaneers and did not return to the game. Bridgewater underwent an MRI exam on Sunday night, and his knee isn't considered to be a major injury. His ACL is intact and he hasn't been ruled out for Week 11 against the Lions. Bridgewater threw for just 136 yards in the game before leaving, but thankfully for anyone that started him, he was able to throw two touchdowns and added another one with his legs despite also throwing an interception in the game. Fantasy managers will need to keep a close eye on Bridgewater's practice status this week. If he can't go next weekend, it would be P.J. Walker under center against Detroit.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-16 11:39:57


Drew Brees Undergoing Tests Monday

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (ribs) is going for some X-rays and an MRI exam on Monday after taking a hard hit in the Week 10 win over the 49ers. Brees left the game and was questionable to return against San Francisco. The 41-year-old has been dealing with some injuries this year and came into the game wearing a flak jacket, so he's clearly not 100 percent. Brees went 8-for-13 for 76 yards and a touchdown before leaving with the injury, but he's not a lock to play in Week 11 against the Falcons until we know more about his injury. If the future Hall of Famer misses time, it will be Jameis Winston under center and not Taysom Hill. If Winston were to start next weekend against Atlanta, he'd have some high-end QB2 appeal in a good matchup.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-11-16 11:31:34


Nick Boyle Suffers Season-Ending Injury Sunday Night

Baltimore Ravens tight end Nick Boyle (knee) suffered a season-ending left knee injury in the third quarter of the Sunday night loss to the Patriots in Week 10, according to head coach John Harbaugh. It's a big loss for a run-first team like Baltimore, as Boyle is considered one of the top blocking tight ends in football. He also entered the game as the team's sixth-leading receiver. The 27-year-old was a vital part of Baltimore's offense, but he wasn't much of a fantasy asset, catching only 14 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns in nine games this season behind Mark Andrews, who is the team's top pass-catching tight end. Andrews should see some more looks with Boyle now done for the season. Baltimore also has Xavier Grimble and Sean Culkin on their practice squad.

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

2020-11-16 11:18:29


John Brown Targeted Eight Times In Loss

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown saw plenty of chances during the Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He hauled in six of his eight targets for 72 yards in this one. Brown has put together two strong performances after being a dud throughout most of the season. Fantasy owners can be hopeful that this trend continues, but you never know with Brown. He'll head into a Week 11 bye week before a matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 01:38:25


Cole Beasley Goes Off Versus Cardinals

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley has quietly been one of the best sleeper additions to any fantasy roster this season. He continued his strong campaign with 11 receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown in the Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Beasley came into this contest with back-to-back dud performances, but shined bright here. Fantasy owners in PPR leagues can continue leaning on Beasley as a weekly asset going forward.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 01:34:38


Stefon Diggs Hauls In 10 Receptions

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs continued his fantastic season against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. He hauled in 10 of his 11 targets for 93 yards and one touchdown in the loss. Sadly, the Bills weren't able to hold onto the win, but Diggs continued to develop chemistry with quarterback Josh Allen. The two of them have been one of the best duos throughout the entire league this season. Fantasy owners can continue to lean on Diggs as a WR1 against the Los Angeles Chargers following their Week 11 bye week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 01:31:08


Devin Singletary Disappoints Again

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary has been a frustrating player to own in fantasy leagues this season. He started out the season hot, but has become ice cold over the last few weeks. In Week 10, Singletary rushed four times for 15 yards in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals. At this point, quarterback Josh Allen is looking like the best runner on this team. Both Singletary and Zack Moss have not shown much upside over the last few games. It's hard to argue keeping Singletary on your roster in standard leagues right now.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 01:26:58


Zack Moss Held Out Of The End Zone By Cardinals

Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss had found the end zone in two straight games heading into his Week 10 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. Sadly, Moss was unable to find much room to run in this game. He rushed seven times for 20 yards in the loss. He continues to split up the carries with Devin Singletary in the backfield. Moss really only has fantasy value when he's able to find the end zone. He's worth holding in most formats, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect much out of him besides a low-end flex option.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 01:22:46


Josh Allen Throws For Nearly 300 Yards

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen posted a solid performance last week and followed that up with a decent game in Week 10. Allen completed 32 of 49 passing attempts for 284 yards with two passing touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed seven times for 38 yards on the ground in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals. That's not all, Allen also caught a 12-yard pass for a touchdown as well. Allen was doing a little bit of everything in this game. He should remain a top tier quarterback option against the Los Angeles Chargers following their Week 11 bye.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 01:18:09


Mike Gesicki Held In Check By Chargers

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki has been a disappointing fantasy option all season long and that continued in Week 10. He hauled in two of his five targets for 40 yards in the win over the Los Angeles Chargers. The Dolphins have limited weapons on offense and still failed to get Gesicki involved each week. At this point, Gesicki can't be trusted as anything more than a low-end TE2.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 01:11:40


DeVante Parker Struggles In Week 10

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker finally bounced back last week, but then disappointed fantasy owners once again this week. In Week 10, Parker hauled in two of his seven targets for 31 yards in the win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Parker's value has taken a hit since Tua Tagovailoa took over as the starting quarterback. Fantasy owners might be able to trust Parker as a low-end WR3 versus the Denver Broncos next week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 01:06:02


Jakeem Grant Catches First Touchdown Of The Season

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. has seen a role in the passing game all season long, but hasn't held much fantasy value. He was finally able to bring something to the table for fantasy owners in Week 10. Grant hauled in four of his five targets for 43 yards and one touchdown in the win over the Los Angeles Chargers. He'll likely continue to play in the No. 2 spot until the Dolphins get healthy. Grant might have low-end flex value versus the Denver Broncos in Week 11.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 01:02:08


Salvon Ahmed Runs All Over Chargers

Miami Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed was given the lead back role for this Week 10 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. Both Matt Breida (hamstring) and Jordan Howard who was a healthy scratch sat out in this one. Ahmed rushed 21 times for 85 yards and one touchdown in the win. It was a nice outing for Ahmed, but his fantasy value is likely going to be limited going forward. Breida and Myles Gaskin (knee) are expected to return soon. Ahmed has played well enough to earn a role, but it probably won't be significant enough to own him in most formats.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 00:57:45


Tua Tagovailoa Tosses Two Touchdowns In Victory

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa continued his winning ways against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10. He completed 15 of 25 passing attempts for 169 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. It wasn't exactly a great game by Tagovailoa passing the ball as the Chargers dropped two potential interceptions. He was a fairly average fantasy option and it will likely remain that way against the Denver Broncos next week.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-11-16 00:53:18


Latavius Murray Rushes For 57 Yards

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray had nine carries for 57 yards in Week 10. It was Murray who actually paced the team in carries and yards. The RB2 on the Saints has eight games this season with at least eight carries, but that hasn't necessarily translated to great production. The back has only five games with at least 45 rushing yards and sitting behind Alvin Kamara on the depth chart doesn't give him a workhorse role. As a result, Murray only holds value in deeper leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 23:55:11


Jared Cook Goes Without A Catch

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook finished with two targets for no yards in Week 10. The TE has nevertheless been serviceable this year as he had a three-game stretch with a touchdown along with having three games of over 50 yards. Unfortunately, Cook has not been consistent, which puts him in the lower-end TE1 tier each week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 23:46:48


Tyler Higbee Catches Three Passes Against Seattle

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee has been reliant on touchdowns this season for his fantasy value, but that wasn't the case in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks. He caught three of six targets for 60 yards. It was good to see some signs of life out of him after several weeks of next-to-no production. He doesn't have the athleticism that some of the top tight ends do that allow them to take advantage of matchups, and his schedule is going to be more difficult over the next few weeks. As a result, tight end streaming will likely be in the cards for you if you roster Higbee.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 23:44:20


Emmanuel Sanders Sees Only One Target

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders managed one reception for five yards on one target in Week 10. Sanders continues to be very streaky this year, as he posted only five yards after also posting 122 and 93 yards this season. As a result, he's more of a risky flex piece going forward given the size of his role could fluctuate each week and that doesn't create the consistency needed for fantasy.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 23:42:06


Robert Woods Doesn't Capitalize On Matchup In Week 10

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods had a great matchup in Week 10, but he couldn't do much with it against the Seattle Seahawks. He caught five of his six targets for 33 yards. He couldn't get into the end zone like the rest of his receiving teammates, and he couldn't break any big plays. His matchups heading into the fantasy playoffs are about to get a lot more difficult as well, and that's going to cause some problems for fantasy owners. If you were counting on him to carry you to the promised land in fantasy, you might want to start looking in some other directions.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 23:38:22


Michael Thomas Has 27 Yards

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas had two receptions for 27 yards on seven targets in the Week 10 win over the 49ers. In his second contest since returning from injury, Thomas certainly had a disappointing outing. Nevertheless, he has seen at least five targets in all three games that he has played this year, and as the WR1 on the team, he will continue to see the looks going forward. This keeps him in the WR1 tier weekly.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 23:36:46


Alvin Kamara Has Three Touchdowns

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara had eight carries for 15 yards and two touchdowns along with seven receptions for 83 yards and a score on eight targets in Week 10. Kamara continues to be the focal point of this offense and though his numbers in either the rushing or receiving game can be low any given week, his overall scrimmage yards and touchdowns keep him an elite fantasy option. He's in the RB1 tier each week given his high volume.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 23:32:21


Drew Brees Post 76 Yards

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 8-for-13 for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 win over the 49ers. Nevertheless, the QB went down with a ribs injury and Jameis Winston had to fill in. Now, managers will have to monitor if Brees will play or not next week against the Falcons. If he doesn't play, Jameis Winston could become a potential streaming option.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 23:26:44


Cooper Kupp Has A Solid Outing In Week 10

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp continued to play well in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks, but it wasn't a great performance overall. He caught five of his seven targets for 50 yards. Kupp continues to be one of the safer options for fantasy, but his schedule is about to get difficult over the next few weeks and into the fantasy playoffs. If you play in redraft leagues and you're in contention for a title, you might be able to flip him for a piece with a better line of matchups for the most important stretch of the season.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 22:46:09


Josh Reynolds Puts Up A Big Day In Week 10

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Josh Reynolds is generally the third option in his offense, but he was the primary target in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks. He caught eight of his 10 targets for 94 yards. The main issue for Reynolds is not a lack of talent. Instead, it's the talent that's in front of him on the depth chart. Because of that, he just doesn't receive enough volume to be a consistent fantasy threat on a weekly basis. He'll face the Seahawks again to begin the fantasy playoffs in most leagues in three weeks, so fantasy managers won't want to forget about him as a potential sleeper flex once again.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 22:32:58


Darrell Henderson Jr. Has A Touchdown In Week 10

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. has been the team's leading running back for much of the year, but that wasn't the case in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks. He was second on the team in carries and he was tied for second in touches. Despite his lower volume, he was still able to contribute to fantasy lineups. He had seven carries for 28 yards and a touchdown. He also caught his lone target for five yards. This backfield has been murky all year, and it's only going to get worse heading into the fantasy playoffs. If Henderson is going to be reliant on touchdowns, he'll be much more of a shaky RB3/flex moving forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 22:21:51


Malcolm Brown Scores Twice In Week 10

Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown has been nearly non-existent this year, but he showed a lot of life in Week 10. He finished the day with six carries for 33 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught each of his two targets for 18 yards. Brown didn't receive the majority of carries or snaps on the day among the team's running backs, though, and you just can't trust him for your fantasy lineups on a weekly basis. He's been touchdown-reliant to a T all year long. If you put him in this week out of desperation in a flex spot, kudos to you. However, you just cannot count on that kind of production on a consistent basis.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 22:07:44


Jason Myers Lights It Up In Week 10

Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers has been nearly perfect so far this season, and that continued in a big way in Week 10 against the Los Angeles Rams. He nailed all three of his field-goal attempts and he also cashed in on his one extra-point try. The highlight of Myers' day was his 61-yard attempt to end the first half. That was his career-long, and it also made him one of just a handful of kickers to knock down an attempt over 60 yards in NFL history. Myers is good for a strong performance every week, and with an outstanding playoff schedule, he should be glued to your starting lineups for the next several weeks.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 21:23:17


Steelers Defense Dominates Bengals In Week 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense played well in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. Pittsburgh held the Bengals to just one touchdown in the win while picking up four sacks and forcing two turnovers. The Steelers were led by T.J. Watt, who notched two sacks in the winning effort. Pittsburgh's defense will be an excellent fantasy option in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 21:16:57


Eric Ebron Catches Just Two Passes In Week 10

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron caught two of six targets for 38 yards in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. Ebron had a string of two straight games with a score snapped as he stood by and watched the Pittsburgh wide receivers catch all four of Ben Roethlisberger's touchdown passes. As evidenced in Week 10's win, Ebron's floor in fantasy is rough if he doesn't find the end zone. That being said, he is a good bet to bounce back in Week 11's plus matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 21:13:22


JuJu Smith-Schuster Draws 13 Targets In Week 10 Win

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught nine of 13 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. Smith-Schuster hauled in an eight-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter, giving him five scores in nine games. While he has yet to top 100 receiving yards this season, his high volume is keeping him afloat in fantasy leagues. He will be an excellent fantasy option in Week 11 against a weak Jacksonville Jaguars Defense.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 21:09:20


Chase Claypool Scores Twice In Week 10

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool caught four of 10 targets for 56 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. The rookie receiver got off to a slow start in the game but he came to life in the second half, catching both of his touchdowns after halftime. Claypool now has found the end zone nine times in nine games in his debut season. He will be a solid fantasy play in Week 11's plus matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 21:05:08


Raiders Defense Grabs Four Interceptions

The Las Vegas Raiders defense had a dominant performance against the Broncos, allowing just 12 points and intercepting Drew Lock four times. They also recovered a fumble and notched two sacks. While it was a dominant performance, fantasy owners should not be too optimistic about this defense. The Broncos offense has been poor for most of the season, and the Raiders defense has been equally as poor. They take on the explosive Chiefs offense next week where they will likely come back down to earth a bit. Do not look for them to have this type of performance in Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 21:02:52


Diontae Johnson Leads Steelers In Receiving In Week 10

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught six of 11 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. Johnson brought in a 46-yard reception in the game while his score came on a 12-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger. The second-year wide receiver has remained healthy over the past few games and has re-established himself as the team's No. 1 wide receiver along the way. He will be a must-start in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 21:00:48


Nelson Agholor Catches One Pass

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor caught just one pass for eight yards in a Sunday win against the Broncos. Agholor was seen as a potential flex option coming into the week, but he showed why he is a volatile choice. He dropped a couple passes, which is something he has struggled with throughout his career. Agholor now has just two games all season where he has grabbed at least four receptions, so his value completely rests with the big play. He will look for a bounce-back performance next week against the Chiefs but will likely be tough to trust yet again.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:56:45


James Conner Rushes For 36 Yards In Week 10

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner was bottled up in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. Conner rushed 13 times for 36 yards and added 12 yards on two receptions in the win. This goes down as the second straight disappointing effort for Conner, despite a plus matchup against a weak Bengals run defense. The lack of production can't be solely blamed on Conner, however, as the Steelers have skewed very pass-heavy over the past two games. He will have a chance to bounce back in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in yet another good matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 20:56:40


Ben Roethlisberger Shreds Bengals In Week 10

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in an excellent game in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. Roethlisberger completed 27 of 46 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns in the winning effort. He spread the production around to each of his top three wide receivers, throwing two touchdowns to Chase Claypool and one each to JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson. Roethlisberger will be a no-brainer QB1 in fantasy in Week 11's matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Source: NFL.com

2020-11-15 20:52:50


Henry Ruggs III Goes For 31 Yards Against Broncos

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III caught three passes for 31 yards in a Sunday win against the Broncos. Ruggs has been a disappointment so far this season, but his four targets were tied for the second most he has seen all season. Hopefully this is a bit of a sign that the Raiders will start to feature him more in the offense. Ruggs will look to build on this performance next week against the Chiefs. In Week 5, he caught two passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. That was his best performance of the season, and he will look to get loose in the secondary again in Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:47:28


Darren Waller Catches Three Passes

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller had a disappointing day against the Broncos, catching just three passes on five targets for 37 yards. While it was a disappointing day, fantasy owners should not be concerned. It was a day where the Raiders rushing attack and defense mostly dominated the game, so it did not leave Waller a lot of opportunity to produce. This marks just the second game of the season where Waller has caught less than five passes, and he has been targeted at least five times in every game but one. Waller will look for a bounce-back performance next week against the Chiefs, where he caught five passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in Week 5.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:35:01


Tyler Boyd Struggles Against Pittsburgh

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd had six catches (eight targets) for 41 yards during the loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Once again, the former second-round pick failed to surpass the production of rookie wideout Tee Higgins, who had seven receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown. While the 25-year-old should remain starting in all fantasy formats, especially in Week 11 against a subpar Washington Football Team, his days as a consistent option beyond that may be coming to an end, primarily if he continues to take a back seat to Higgins.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:30:20


Tee Higgins Shines Against Pittsburgh

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins finished with seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown during the loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Once again, the rookie had a convincing performance and did so despite the unfavorable weather conditions. He continues to serve as the No. 1 option for signal-caller Joe Burrow, accumulating 71 receiving yards in his previous four outings and two touchdowns during that same span. The 21-year-old should be considered a legit starting option in all fantasy formats, at least until he begins to show signs of slowing down, which is unlikely in Week 11 against the Washington Football Team.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:25:33


49ers Defense Gives Up 27 Points In Week 10

The 49ers Defense wasn't able to contain star running back Alvin Kamara in their Week 10 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Kamara scored two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown en route to a 27-13 Saints win. The 49ers Defense managed to come up with two fumble recoveries and three sacks and they held the Saints to only 123 passing yards, but the fantasy output was still underwhelming overall. With a bye week ahead in Week 11, the 49ers Defense can be dropped in all fantasy leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:18:31


Josh Jacobs Dominates Against Broncos

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had another good performance against the Broncos, rushing 21 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns in a win. Jacobs picked up over five yards per carry, which is the first time he has done so all season. He now has three rushing touchdowns over his last two games and a total of eight on the year. Jacobs also chipped in with some receptions, adding four catches for 24 yards. He is clearly finding his groove at the midpoint of the season and is a must-start option every week. Jacobs will take on a Chiefs Defense next week that he had success against in Week 5, rushing for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a win.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:18:11


Giovani Bernard Is Quiet On Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard split carries with Samaje Perine in the loss to the Steelers in Week 10, finishing with 30 yards off eight carries. He also added four catches for 17 yards. The veteran got another opportunity for an expanded workload after Joe Mixon (foot) didn't suit up once again. However, Bernard didn't get much going against an effective Pittsburgh Defense that got an additional boost thanks to the sloppy weather conditions. Nonetheless, fantasy managers should continue to hold on to the 28-year-old even if he continues to concede carries to Perine in Mixon's absence. He remains a viable starting option, especially in PPR formats, until Mixon can return, which could come as early as next weekend against the Washington Football Team.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:17:46


Richie James Manages Just 26 Yards In Week 10

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James came back down to earth in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. A week after his career-best performance that saw him compile 184 receiving yards against the Green Bay Packers, James was held to just three catches for 26 yards on five targets. The 49ers are going into their bye week and they should have their No. 1 receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) back in Week 12. James can be dropped in all fantasy leagues at this point.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:15:15


Ross Dwelley Has Just One Catch In Week 10

San Francisco 49ers tight end Ross Dwelley had a quiet game in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. He was only targeted twice in the game and came up with one catch for 22 yards. Fellow tight end Jordan Reed, meanwhile, saw six targets in the game and caught five of them for 62 yards. Reed should be the team's primary pass-catching tight end going forward with Dwelley as their No. 2. Dwelley can be dropped in all leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:12:31


Pharaoh Brown Catches Touchdown In Loss

Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown caught two passes for 21 yards and a touchdown. Brown may have only had two receptions, though he made one of them count with a red-zone score. This tight end room is a mess for fantasy purposes, as neither Jordan Akins nor Darren Fells caught the touchdown. Brown shouldn't be rostered in any formats. Unfortunately, his presence may eat into Fells' and Akins' target shares in the future, making them even more unappealing. Avoid the Texans' tight ends for fantasy at all costs.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:11:48


Jordan Reed Catches Five Passes In Week 10

San Francisco 49ers tight end Jordan Reed had a solid showing in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. Reed caught five of his six targets for 62 yards. He was second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets, trailing only Brandon Aiyuk in all three categories. More importantly, perhaps, is that he was far more involved in the offense than fellow tight end Ross Dwelley, who had just one catch for 22 yards on two targets. Reed and the 49ers have a bye next week, but after that, Reed should be considered a viable low-end TE1 option with more value in PPR leagues than in non-PPR.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:10:03


Brandon Aiyuk Sees 14 Targets In Week 10

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk was the highlight of the team's offense in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. Aiyuk caught seven of his whopping 14 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown. No other 49er had more than six targets in the game. Aiyuk has really emerged in the past month as a solid WR3 option. The team's No. 1 receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) should return to the field after the team's Week 11 bye, which will lower Aiyuk's targets and upside, but he's still going to be very heavily involved the rest of the season. Make sure to hold on to him through the Week 11 bye.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:06:49


Randall Cobb Posts 41 Receiving Yards

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb hauled in three of five targets for 41 yards. Cobb actually led the team in receiving yards, though that's not saying much considering the struggles of the Texans' passing game in this one. The weather certainly played a factor, as the wind gusted around 25-30 MPH throughout the contest. Clearly the third fiddle in the offense, Cobb could find it hard to produce next week against a Patriots' defense that has allowed the second-fewest targets in the league to wide receivers.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:06:06


Joe Burrow Struggles Against Pittsburgh

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow went 21-for-40 for 213 yards and a touchdown during the decisive loss to Pittsburgh in Week 10. Although the rookie didn't throw an interception, he became another victim of the dominant Steelers Defense by connecting on just over 50 percent of his pass attempts. Nonetheless, the 2020 No. 1 overall pick should still be considered a viable fantasy option, primarily after compiling five 300-yard passing outings on the year. He has an excellent chance of getting back on track against Washington in Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:03:45


JaMycal Hasty Quiet In Week 10 Loss

San Francisco 49ers rookie running back JaMycal Hasty had a quiet game in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. He rushed the ball three times for 13 yards and caught both of his targets for negative four yards. Jerrick McKinnon was the team's primary rusher in this game, but he struggled significantly, gaining just 33 yards on 18 carries. Hasty is the team's clear No. 2 back for now, but the team is going into their bye week and could have a much more crowded backfield the next time they have a contest. Raheem Mostert (ankle), Tevin Coleman (knee) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) are all looming and all of them would receive precedence over Hasty if they are active. Hasty is safe to drop in all leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:03:31


Brandin Cooks Has Quiet Day

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks caught six of eight targets for 39 receiving yards in a 10-7 loss to Cleveland. Cooks got a strong amount of chances in the passing game, though the weather conditions made things very difficult. Still, it's hard not to be disappointed as this was a great matchup for receivers coming into the contest. Cooks should have the benefit of the doubt with his fantasy managers moving forward, as he was consistent coming into this game. He should continue to be involved and will hopefully produce better numbers against the Patriots in Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:00:43


Jerick McKinnon Averages Just 1.8 Yards Per Carry In Week 10

San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon had a heavy workload in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints, but struggled to do much with it. He had a team-high 18 carries in the game, which he took for just 33 yards. He also caught one of his three targets for 13 yards. The workload was certainly encouraging, but the performance was underwhelming, to say the least. JaMycal Hasty only saw three carries in the game, while no other player on the 49ers had more than one carry. The 49ers have a much-needed bye in Week 11. After that, McKinnon may see more competition for touches if any or all of Raheem Mostert (ankle), Tevin Coleman (knee) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) are able to return.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 20:00:16


Derek Carr Throws For 154 Yards

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had another lackluster performance, completing 16 of 25 passes for 154 yards and zero touchdowns. This marks three straight performances where Carr has thrown less than 30 pass attempts and fewer than 200 yards. Today's poor fantasy performance was in large part due to the Raiders' success in running the football. They were able to run for over 200 yards at five yards per carry. The Raiders had just 50 offensive snaps, which was their lowest total all season. Things will likely pick up for Carr next week in an important divisional matchup against the Chiefs. He threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in their first matchup earlier this season.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-11-15 19:57:09


Nick Mullens Throws for 247 Yards In Week 10

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens completed 24 of 38 passes for 247 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. It wasn't an awful performance overall, but didn't leave much to be desired in fantasy terms. The 49ers offense was extremely short-handed in the game, which of course didn't help Mullens. It's hard to trust Mullens for fantasy purposes unless he has an ideal matchup. He should remain on waivers in all leagues as the 49ers head into a Week 11 bye.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 19:56:13


Will Fuller V Ties For Team Lead In Targets

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V tied for the team lead with eight targets, though he caught five of them for just 38 receiving yards in a loss to Cleveland. It was a disappointing effort, considering how good the matchup was, though mother nature had something to say about this contest. The wind and rain made it hard for Fuller and quarterback Deshaun Watson to connect on any deep passes. Still, Fuller had three 100-yard games in his last six contests and had scored a touchdown in every single one coming into this game. He'll get a relatively tricky matchup against the Patriots in Week 11.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 19:55:38


Cardinals Defense Struggles Against Bills

The Cardinals Defense allowed 30 points to Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills in Week 10. Luckily, the Arizona offense was up for a shootout and led the team to victory. The Cardinals Defense didn't have a horrible fantasy day overall as they managed to record two interceptions off Allen. However, they didn't come up with a single sack in the game. Things won't get easier for the Cardinals Defense as they face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11. They should remain on waivers in all leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-11-15 19:51:37