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Footballguys #211 - 11/18 - News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #211 -- Sunday Night, November 18th, 2018

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Good Monday to you. We've got some News and Notes so let's get to it.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. WAS - QB Alex Smith injures ankle

2. WAS - QB Alex Smith to undergo surgery

3. PIT - TE Vance McDonald scores in Week 11

4. NYG - Three scores for RB Saquon Barkley

5. PIT - WR JuJu Smith-Schuster hits century mark

6. TB - TE O.J. Howard injures ankle

7. TB - WR Adam Humphries scores in loss

8. PIT - WR Antonio Brown's TD streak at eight games

9. PIT - RB James Conner struggles in road win

10. TB - WR Mike Evans over 100 yards

11. TB - QB Jameis Winston shines in relief

12. TB - RB Peyton Barber tops 100 yards

13. PIT - QB Ben Roethlisberger totals three TDs

14. WAS - TE Jordan Reed racks up 71 yards, score

15. WAS - RB Adrian Peterson runs for two scores

16. HOU - WR Keke Coutee leads team in receiving

17. HOU - RB Lamar Miller totals 108 yards

18. HOU - QB Deshaun Watson posts 208 yards, TD

19. IND - WR T.Y. Hilton has giant afternoon

20. IND - RB Marlon Mack runs for 61 yards, TD

21. IND - QB Andrew Luck tosses three TDs again

22. BAL - WR John Brown held to one catch

23. TEN - WR Corey Davis disappoints in Week 11

24. BAL - RB Alex Collins finds end zone

25. BAL - Gus Edwards surpasses 100-yard mark

26. BAL - QB Lamar Jackson has solid debut

27. TEN - RB Dion Lewis goes nowhere in loss

28. CIN - WR Tyler Boyd finishes with 71 yards

29. CIN - RB Joe Mixon finds end zone

30. CIN - QB Andy Dalton throws two TDs

31. DET - WR Kenny Golladay has big afternoon

32. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley held in check

33. ATL - WR Julio Jones finds end zone

34. DET - QB Matthew Stafford so-so in home win

35. CAR - WR Devin Funchess targeted eight times

36. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman has decent performance

37. CAR - WR Curtis Samuel posts 55 yards, TD

38. ATL - QB Matt Ryan throws for 291 yards

39. CAR - WR D.J. Moore has huge performance

40. DAL - WR Amari Cooper held to 36 yards

41. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey totals 110 yards

42. CAR - QB Cam Newton tosses three touchdowns

43. DAL - RB Ezekiel Elliott has monster game

44. DAL - QB Dak Prescott has solid performance

45. TB - TE O.J. Howard out of the game

46. TB - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick benched in third quarter

47. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota injured in second quarter


1. WAS - QB Alex Smith injures ankle

Source: Redskins.com

Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (ankle) suffered a serious leg injury during the Week 11 game and will not return.

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Smith leg injury was an ugly fracture. His season is over. Colt McCoy will start and he's a very competent backup. This pass offense was one of the weakest in the NFL with Smith, so the fantasy outlook here isn't changing. This team will rely on their defense and timely plays from Adrian Peterson behind a banged up offensive line.

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2. WAS - QB Alex Smith to undergo surgery

Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) suffered a broken fibula and tibia during the Week 11 game and will need to undergo surgery, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

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Best wishes to Smith for a full recovery.

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3. PIT - TE Vance McDonald scores in Week 11

Source: NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald registered three receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, Nov. 18.

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McDonald had a nice touchdown catch for the second straight week. He's a solid streamer next week against the Broncos defense that just made Antonio Gates look like a young man this week.

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4. NYG - Three scores for RB Saquon Barkley

Source: ESPN.com

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 27 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 10 yards and another score in a 38-35 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11.

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Barkley was heavily used as a runner with the Giants leading the whole way. He should be a top DFS consideration against the Eagles defense that has been very soft against the run the last two weeks.

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5. PIT - WR JuJu Smith-Schuster hits century mark

Source: 1 No Source

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster racked up eight catches for 104 yards on 10 targets in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Smith-Schuster had a tough matchup against AJ Bouye and rose to the occasion. Bouye will make the Jaguars into a very good pass defense against outside receivers once again despite the result.

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6. TB - TE O.J. Howard injures ankle

Source: ESPN.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of a 38-35 loss to the New York Giants in Week 11. He had five catches on six targets for 78 yards before exiting.

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Cameron Brate will have some streamer consideration against San Francisco and for any game that Howard is out going forward. If this is a high ankle sprain as feared it will likely be a multi-week absence for Howard.

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7. TB - WR Adam Humphries scores in loss

Source: ESPN.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries caught three of his five targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 38-35 loss to the New York Giants in Week 11.

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OJ Howard might miss some time and DeSean Jackson has a thumb injury, so Humphries might deserve more consideration in deeper leagues heading into a matchup with the 49ers.

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8. PIT - WR Antonio Brown's TD streak at eight games

Source: 1 No Source

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Antonio Brown registered five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has at least one touchdown in eight straight outings.

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Brown was shut down in the first half, but eventually broke through with a long score in the second half.

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9. PIT - RB James Conner struggles in road win

Source: 1 No Source

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner ran nine times for just 25 yards in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added six grabs for 24 yards.

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Conner dropped the game-winning score and only contributed to fantasy teams because he got a lot of dumpoffs with the downfield passing game having problems for a long stretch of the game. He's still an RB1, but with lower expectations heading to a matchup against Denver.

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10. TB - WR Mike Evans over 100 yards

Source: ESPN.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught six of his seven targets for 120 yards and a touchdown in a 38-35 loss to the New York Giants in Week 11.

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Evans came alive with a long score from Jameis Winston and seems to get a boost from the new quarterback no matter who it is. He had a few down weeks, but bounced back in time for a matchup with Richard Sherman next week.

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11. TB - QB Jameis Winston shines in relief

Source: ESPN.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston replaced QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the Week 11 game against the New York Giants and completed 12 of his 16 passes for 199 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 38-35 loss.

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"Tampa Quarterback" had another strong game, and it should be Winston's job going into a matchup against the 49ers. With OJ Howard banged up, Cameron Brate is better situated to rekindle the chemistry between the two of them.

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12. TB - RB Peyton Barber tops 100 yards

Source: ESPN.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed 18 times for 106 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for four yards in a 38-35 loss to the New York Giants in Week 11.

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The Giants have given up a running back touchdown in every game this year and Barber is running as strong as he has all year. He'll get some flex consideration against the 49ers next week and Josh Adams might be the Eagles back to continue the scoring streak against the Giants.

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13. PIT - QB Ben Roethlisberger totals three TDs

Source: 1 No Source

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 27-of-47 passes for 314 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions with a game-winning one-yard touchdown run in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Roethlisberger was dreadful for three quarters, but did enough to win a hard-fought road game against a team that ended their 2017. He proved that he's matchup and venue proof heading in to face another strong defense on the road in Denver.

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14. WAS - TE Jordan Reed racks up 71 yards, score

Source: NFL

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed posted seven grabs, 71 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in Week 11 against the Houston Texans.

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Reed was Colt McCoy's favorite receiver which should improve his outlook going forward. He's a solid TE1 against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

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15. WAS - RB Adrian Peterson runs for two scores

Source: 1 No Source

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed 16 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 11 game against the Houston Texans.

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Peterson didn't find much room to run against the Texans, but he did look spry on finishing two drives with moves to get outside. He'll be a volume RB2 against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

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16. HOU - WR Keke Coutee leads team in receiving

Source: 1 No Source

Houston Texans QB Keke Coutee posted five receptions for 77 yards on nine targets in the Week 11 game against the Washington Redskins.

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Coutee showed no ill effects from his hamstring aggravation and even showed some speed in the open field. He'll be a WR3/Flex against the Titans assuming a good week of practice.

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17. HOU - RB Lamar Miller totals 108 yards

Source: 1 No Source

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller registered 20 carries for 86 yards in the Week 11 game against the Washington Redskins and he added three receptions for 22 yards with five targets.

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Keke Coutee's return helped the running game and Miller looked fresher coming off of the bye. He'll be a low ceiling RB2/Flex against the Titans next week.

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18. HOU - QB Deshaun Watson posts 208 yards, TD

Source: 1 No Source

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 16-of-24 passes for 208 yards, one touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 11 game against the Washington Redskins.

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Watson struggled against a Washington defense that harassed him all day. His cause was helped by the return of Keke Coutee and he'll have an easier matchup at home against the Titans next week.

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19. IND - WR T.Y. Hilton has giant afternoon

Source: 1 No Source

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton went for nine catches, a season-high 155 yards and two touchdowns on his nine targets in Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans.

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Hilton looked like the best wide receiver in the game on Sunday. He is obviously over his hamstring injury and with Andrew Luck dealing he should be considered a WR1 the rest of the way.

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20. IND - RB Marlon Mack runs for 61 yards, TD

Source: 1 No Source

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack rushed 16 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Tennessee Titans.

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Mack finished a drive with a short score and had a solid day running the ball, but the game was out of hand before he could compile big numbers. He'll be a must-start RB2 against the porous Dolphins defense next week.

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21. IND - QB Andrew Luck tosses three TDs again

Source: 1 No Source

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck completed 23-of-29 passes for 297 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans.

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Luck has been a maestro lately and is solidly in the strong QB1 tier. The only thing that held him back in this one was the Titans allowing the Colts to put Jacoby Brissett in early. Luck should be in lineups against the Dolphins next week.

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22. BAL - WR John Brown held to one catch

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown caught one pass for 23 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.

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Brown's fantasy stock deflated along with the ball in the Ravens offense on Sunday. He won't be worth playing unless Joe Flacco comes back, even with Oakland up next week.

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23. TEN - WR Corey Davis disappoints in Week 11

Source: 1 No Source

Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis recorded just two catches for 30 yards on four targets in the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Davis will be impossible to trust in our lineups unless Marcus Mariota can get back on the field. Don't drop him yet, but if the news is bad on Mariota, Davis will be mere emergency depth for the stretch run.

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24. BAL - RB Alex Collins finds end zone

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens RB Alex Collins rushed for 18 yards and one touchdown on seven carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.

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Collins never got back to last year's usage and success and now it appears that Gus Edwards has overtaken him. He can be dropped in short bench leagues. Kenneth Dixon has also been designated for return in bad news for Collins dwindling value.

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25. BAL - Gus Edwards surpasses 100-yard mark

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.

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Edwards will be a hot waiver pickup as his powerful style had more success than Alex Collins slashing and cutting. He'll be worth a flex look against Oakland next week, especially if Lamar Jackson gets another start.

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26. BAL - QB Lamar Jackson has solid debut

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson went 13-for-19 for 150 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. He also rushed for 117 yards on 27 carries during the game.

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Jackson wasn't asked to do much as a passer, so he had a middling fantasy day despite running for over 100 yards. He would be worth a streamer/superflex/QB2 look next week against Oakland if Joe Flacco isn't ready to return.

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27. TEN - RB Dion Lewis goes nowhere in loss

Source: NFL

Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis ran 10 times for 24 yards in the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts and he had just one grab for eight yards.

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Lewis was featured early, but the Colts contained the Titans offense and then the wind went out of their sails when Marcus Mariota left the game. He'll be a flex play at best against the Texans next week.

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28. CIN - WR Tyler Boyd finishes with 71 yards

Source: NFL.com

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd caught four passes for 71 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11.

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Boyd wasn't a total loss today, but he isn't going to put up a ceiling game against the Ravens on the road without AJ Green on the field. He'll remain a low ceiling WR3/Flex as long as Green is out.

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29. CIN - RB Joe Mixon finds end zone

Source: NFL.com

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 14 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. He also caught three passes for 38 yards during the game.

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Mixon got an early score or otherwise would have been a bust today. The Ravens are still a tough run defense and the Bengals are going to have trouble getting Mixon going while AJ Green is out. That's the key to determining whether to play him against the Browns next week.

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30. CIN - QB Andy Dalton throws two TDs

Source: NFL.com

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 19-for-36 for 211 yards and two touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. He also rushed for 29 yards on two carries during the game.

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Dalton made the most of a tough matchup on the road without his #1 receiver. He's not streamable against the Browns next week unless AJ Green can play, but it does seem like Green is ahead of the pessimistic projections that put him out until December.

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31. DET - WR Kenny Golladay has big afternoon

Source: 1 No Source

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay registered eight receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown on a game-high 14 targets in Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers.

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Golladay grew up as the Lions offense relied on him to win balls in tight coverage. He looked like a #1 receiver and the type of player you don't leave on the bench going forward. Some of that was extra targets with Marvin Jones out, but he still proved a lot this week.

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32. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley held in check

Source: NFL.com

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught three passes for 32 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.

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Ridley is just end of the bench depth to roll out in a good matchup at this point. The Saints defense looks like that on paper, but he's still not a strong play on Thanksgiving.

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33. ATL - WR Julio Jones finds end zone

Source: NFL.com

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught six passes for 118 yards and one touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.

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Jones is in top form when fantasy teams need him the most. He'll face a lot of Marshon Lattimore on Thanksgiving, but can't be benched.

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34. DET - QB Matthew Stafford so-so in home win

Source: NFL

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 23-of-37 passes for 220 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 11 win against the Carolina Panthers.

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Stafford's ceiling is too low to consider in fantasy lineups with Golden Tate gone and Marvin Jones out. We'll see if Jones can return for Thanksgiving. Either way, you won't want to play Stafford with the Bears coming to town.

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35. CAR - WR Devin Funchess targeted eight times

Source: 1 No Source

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess had just two grabs for 39 yards in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions despite tying for the team high with eight targets.

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Funchess saw Darius Slay a lot of the time, but Cam Newton still forced the ball to him at times, and Funchess dropped an easy score early in the game. He's probably best suited as desperation depth against Seattle, but his value could go up with better matchups to come.

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36. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman has decent performance

Source: NFL.com

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 58 yards on eight carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11. He also caught three passes for 27 yards during the game.

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Coleman's ceiling game against Washington feels like a distant memory now. He's just a flex play heading into New Orleans on Thanksgiving.

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37. CAR - WR Curtis Samuel posts 55 yards, TD

Source: 1 No Source

Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel finished with five receptions, 55 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Detroit Lions on seven targets.

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Samuel is coming into his own as a route runner and receiver and has some potential as bench depth. He should be rostered in typical leagues.

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38. ATL - QB Matt Ryan throws for 291 yards

Source: NFL.com

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 24-for-34 for 291 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.

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Ryan had some issues against the Cowboys pressure and the offense settled for too many field goals in this one. The Falcons are not an elite offense and Ryan is not an elite fantasy quarterback. He'll face a hostile Thanksgiving crowd and defense in New Orleans.

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39. CAR - WR D.J. Moore has huge performance

Source: 1 No Source

Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore registered seven receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions.

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Moore had the biggest play of the day and was featured in the pass offense against the lesser Lions corners. He will be hard to leave on the bench against Seattle next week.

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40. DAL - WR Amari Cooper held to 36 yards

Source: NFL.com

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper caught three passes for 36 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.

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Cooper had his worst game as a Cowboy, and his target share dropped steeply from what it had been thus far. He could see a lot of Josh Norman and has a WR3/Flex profile this week.

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41. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey totals 110 yards

Source: NFL

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed 13 times for 53 yards in the Week 11 game against the Detroit Lions and he added six receptions for 57 yards on eight targets.

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McCaffrey touchdown binge ended and he didn't have any huge plays, so this was a floor game, which is scary in PPR leagues. He remains an elite fantasy running back with no signs of wear despite playing an unprecedented number of snaps this year.

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42. CAR - QB Cam Newton tosses three touchdowns

Source: 1 No Source

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 25-of-37 passes for 357 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions.

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Newton got banged up and was stopped by a middling Lions defense for a large part of this game, but he still came through for fantasy players, thanks to young speed at wide receiver. The Panthers are getting closer to the playoff bubble after two straight losses and have a hungry Seahawks team coming to town next week.

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43. DAL - RB Ezekiel Elliott has monster game

Source: NFL.com

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11. He also caught seven passes for 79 yards during the game.

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Elliott predictably took advantage of a Falcons defense that hasn't been able to stop many opposing running backs this year. He's peaking heading into a matchup on Thanksgiving against Washington. Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram get the Falcons defense Thanksgiving night.

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44. DAL - QB Dak Prescott has solid performance

Source: NFL.com

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went 22-for-32 for 208 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11. He also rushed for five yards and one touchdown on four carries during the game.

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Prescott's rushing score rescued an underwhelming passing day against one of the league's worst pass defense. Prescott is back to looking like a low-end streamer heading into a tough Turkey Day matchup with Washington.

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45. TB - TE O.J. Howard out of the game

Source: Buccaneers.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 11 game and is considered doubtful to return.

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It might be a multi-week high ankle sprain for Howard. Next week against the 49ers seems like a stretch but Howard came back in the early end of his knee injury timeframe earlier this year and looked good. Don't drop him yet, but Cameron Brate is certainly worth a look as an add if you need a tight end.

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46. TB - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick benched in third quarter

Source: The Athletic - Greg Auman

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched in the third quarter of the Week 11 game Sunday, Nov. 18, after throwing his third interception of the contest. He was replaced by Jameis Winston.

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Fitzmagic VII the sequel is over. The Bucs have had to bench two different quarterbacks this year. Maybe we'll see Ryan Griffin before the end of the season. Winston will be a hot waiver wire pickup this week, but his leash is also short.

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47. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota injured in second quarter

Source: TitansOnline.com - Jim Wyatt

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hand) suffered an apparent hand injury late in the second quarter of Week 11 and was replaced by backup QB Blaine Gabbert.

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Mariota's injury could related to his early season arm injury that limited his play for a good part of the season. This is terrible news for the Titans offense with Blaine Gabbert in at quarterback now.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J