Team of the Week
QB: Josh Allen
Lamar Jackson (33.5 fantasy points) and Dak Prescott (31.6 fantasy points) also had huge performances in the early slate on Sunday, but Allen (33.9 fantasy points) finally had the ceiling game we’ve been waiting for with 256 yards and three touchdowns through the air and another 56 yards and a score on the ground. The dual-threat gunslinger now has four rushing touchdowns over the past three games.
RB: Mark Ingram
Baltimore completely dominated Houston in Week 11, and Ingram getting loose for two relatively easy receiving scores in the second half led to an overall RB2 finish at running back. Even in difficult matchups down the stretch, Ingram deserves a spot in lineups every week on the most dynamic rushing attack in football.
RB: Christian McCaffrey
McCaffrey’s pure dominance as a fantasy football asset was on full display again yesterday, as despite the Panthers being limited to three points, he finished as the top fantasy running back of the week (pending MNF) thanks to 11 receptions for 121 yards through the air. Carolina’s offensive centerpiece should be ranked as the No. 1 player at the position every week.
WR: John Brown
Like his quarterback, Brown has shown an excellent floor all year, but he was primed for a monster game eventually—and it came in Miami. The 29-year-old was simply uncoverable all day, catching nine-of-14 targets for 137 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-20 victory. Now on pace for a 90/1,307/6 line, Brown will be difficult to take out of lineups even as the schedule gets tougher.
WR: Calvin Ridley
He was somehow ranked as a FLEX option by the consensus, but Ridley seemed like an easy high-upside WR2 play against a defense he stung for lines of 4/64/1 and 3/90/1 as a rookie. This week, he hauled in all eight of his targets for 143 yards, including a six-yard score. Ridley’s stock is undoubtedly rising on a resurgent Atlanta squad.
TE: Ross Dwelley
It’s a shame we didn’t get to see George Kittle for a full, healthy game against the Cardinals this year, but Dwelley became the most recent tight end to capitalize on a matchup against them, scoring twice in the San Francisco win. Unfortunately for those hurting at the position, Arizona has a bye in Week 12.
FLEX: D.J. Chark
There was slight concern that a switch to Nick Foles at quarterback would hurt Chark a bit because of the chemistry shown with Gardner Minshew, but that thought was quickly erased with a 34-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and the LSU product finished with a 8/104/2 line for the game. Jacksonville’s schedule the rest of the way (@ TEN, v TB, v LAC, @ OAK, @ ATL, v IND) makes Chark a potential league-winner.
The Falcons have been a different team since the bye, and they followed up a great defensive performance against the Saints with an even better in Carolina. Five sacks, four interceptions, one touchdown, and three points allowed led to 23 fantasy points for Dan Quinn’s unit.
K: Stephen Hauschka
Hauschka carried significant risk in Week 11 because of recent struggles, but he bounced back by nailing seven-of-seven kicks (including all three field goals) for a week-high 15 fantasy points. You can be more confident using him in the future.
Surprise of the Week: Robert Woods
Fantasy owners were caught off-guard by Woods being inactive for personal reasons on Sunday night, and those with IR spots blocked up may have been faced with either taking the zero or dropping a WR2 option (if they needed a win). Damien Williams owners can only hope they don’t endure a similar fate tonight, but you would think he is going to be active and a part of the game plan if he was dealing with a family issue and still traveled to Mexico City.
Disappointment of the Week: Deshaun Watson
Week 11 had plenty of duds, but Watson probably tops the list as he failed to hold up his end of a shootout against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. While pass protection breaking down didn’t help Watson at all, fantasy owners were still hoping for much more out of their superstar QB1.
Rookie of the Week: Kyler Murray
The Niners were able to hold Murray somewhat in check as a passer (4.6 yards per attempt), but he took over as a runner with eight carries, 67 yards, and a touchdown in yet another phenomenal showing. The No. 1 overall pick has a real shot at 4,500 total yards and 25 total touchdowns this season, so be sure to hold onto him through the bye.
Week 11 MVP: Josh Allen & John Brown
Whether it be a season-long league or a DFS lineup, those with a stack of Allen and Brown are probably feeling pretty good right now, as the pairing combined for a whopping 64.0 fantasy points in 0.5 PPR leagues. Our rankings had the quarterback and receiver as the QB3 and WR11, respectively, for Week 11.