Team of the Week
QB: Trevor Lawrence, JAX
Lawrence was coming off a poor performance against the 49ers with 2.1 fantasy points, and his previous season-high being just 18.06 fantasy points made him one of the season’s biggest disappointments to date. However, he exploded for anyone that stuck with him—putting up 32.18 fantasy points with a couple of rushing scores boosting the output in a blowout win over Tennessee.
RB: Saquon Barkley, NYG
Recent comments by Barkley made it clear that he was determined to continue playing at a high level despite New York entering the weekend with a 2-8 record, and he certainly did that by rushing 14 times for 83 yards and going for a 4/57/2 receiving line. The 28.0 fantasy points in 0.5 PPR leagues was a new season-best performance, and we’ll see if Saquon stays hot next week versus New England.
RB: Jaylen Warren, PIT
Warren was the best player for Pittsburgh in their loss to Cleveland—turning 12 touches into 145 yards and a score (which was a spectacular 74-yard touchdown run). With 100+ rushing yards in back-to-back games, Warren is rising to the clear RB2 ranks for matchups against the Bengals, Cardinals, and Patriots to close out the fantasy regular season.
WR: Calvin Ridley, JAX
Like his quarterback, Ridley has largely been a disappointment this year; but he went off against Tennessee with a 7/103/2 line on nine targets, and also added an 18-yard carry for good measure. While the volatility may create some pause, Ridley’s outlook should be increased next week in Houston for a possible shootout.
WR: Tyreek Hill, MIA
A hand injury caused a brief scare for fantasy owners, but Hill had another huge game in Week 11—catching ten-of-11 targets for 146 yards and a touchdown. Excluding the match against his former team in Germany, Hill has cleared 20.0+ fantasy points in each of his past five games.
TE: George Kittle, SF
An 8/89/1 line for Kittle this week gave him 18.9 fantasy points, and that’s a number he’s cleared in three consecutive games as the superstar tight end has suddenly caught fire. Consider him a high-end TE1 option on Thanksgiving against a Seattle defense he’s shredded with a combined 13 receptions, 274 yards, and four touchdowns in the past two meetings.
FLEX: Tank Dell, HOU
Speaking of shredding, Dell has gone for lines of 6/114/2, 6/56/1, and 8/149/1 this month, and he’s become the clear No. 1 wideout for C.J. Stroud with 35 targets over that span. The speedy rookie is another player that gets a great outlook in Week 12 with the Jaguars coming to town after he went for 145 yards and a score against them in Week 3.
Led by a record-tying fourth pick-six on the year by Daron Bland, the Cowboys unsurprisingly demolished Carolina yesterday—also totaling seven sacks and limiting them to 187 total yards in a 33-10 win. We’ll see how the inconsistent Commanders fare on Thanksgiving, but Dallas should again be a top play.
K: Wil Lutz, DEN
Tyler Bass and Cairo Santos could be here with 17.0 fantasy points as well, but Lutz going off with five field goals on Sunday Night Football was surely the difference in many fantasy matchups. The veteran has now gone for 15.0+ fantasy points in three of his past four games.
Surprise of the Week: Tommy DeVito
DeVito had 86 passing yards last week in his first career start, and a matchup versus Washington allowed him to blow past that number in the first half—eventually finishing with 246 passing yards and three scores in a 31-19 victory. The rookie did absorb nine sacks, but he didn’t turn the ball over and was able to find Saquon Barkley for a couple of scores.
Disappointment of the Week: De’Von Achane
As usual, there are a few options to choose from, including various players that were unfortunately injured. But the hype for Achane’s return was quickly extinguished on just his second touch, and it being a precautionary issue with his knee getting landed on was even more frustrating for fantasy owners that needed a big performance—with many even seeing their playoff hopes dashed because of it. We’ll see if the electric rookie is held out on Black Friday.
Rookie of the Week: Tank Dell
Again, Dell has seen plenty of targets over the past three weeks, and the connection with C.J. Stroud—who pushed for the fellow rookie to be drafted on Day 2—shows how important chemistry is for pass-catchers. For those looking ahead to the fantasy playoffs, Dell could be a league-winner with matchups against the Titans in Week 15 and Week 17.
Week 11 MVP: Trevor Lawrence
The passing numbers were modest with 262 yards and two touchdowns through the air, but it’s no coincidence that Lawrence using his legs has resulted in the best two fantasy outings of the season for him—so hopefully it’s something that continues the rest of the way. If nothing else, Lawrence should be back in the QB1 ranks for plus matchups.