Fantasy Football News & Views
Lions | Kerryon Johnson avoids serious injury (Mon Nov 19, 01:10 PM) [jump to this story]
Titans | Marcus Mariota diagnosed with stinger (Mon Nov 19, 12:56 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Alex Smith has surgery (Mon Nov 19, 10:50 AM) [jump to this story]
Bills | Josh Allen returning (Mon Nov 19, 10:38 AM) [jump to this story]
Colts | T.Y. Hilton has giant afternoon Sun Nov 18, 06:35 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Colts | Jordan Wilkins finds end zone in win Sun Nov 18, 06:33 PM
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins rushed four times for 30 yards with a touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Tennessee Titans.Link to story
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Colts | Marlon Mack runs for 61 yards, TD Sun Nov 18, 06:28 PM
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack rushed 16 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Tennessee Titans.
|Footballguys view: 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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Colts | Andrew Luck tosses three TDs again Sun Nov 18, 06:25 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Ravens | Michael Crabtree quiet in Week 11 Sun Nov 18, 06:23 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree caught one pass for seven yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.Link to story
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Colts | Kenny Moore in on 10 total stops Sun Nov 18, 06:21 PM
Indianapolis Colts DB Kenny Moore II had a hand in 10 total stops, a half-sack, one tackle for loss and a quarterback hit in Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans.Link to story
Ravens | John Brown held to one catch Sun Nov 18, 06:20 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown caught one pass for 23 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.
|Footballguys view: 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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Titans | Wesley Woodyard makes eight stops Sun Nov 18, 06:17 PM
Tennessee Titans LB Wesley Woodyard racked up eight solo tackles in the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts.Link to story
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Ravens | Willie Snead posts 51 yards Sun Nov 18, 06:16 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Willie Snead caught five passes for 51 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.Link to story
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Titans | Corey Davis disappoints in Week 11 Sun Nov 18, 06:13 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis recorded just two catches for 30 yards on four targets in the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts.
|Footballguys view: 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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Ravens | Alex Collins finds end zone Sun Nov 18, 06:12 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Alex Collins rushed for 18 yards and one touchdown on seven carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.
|Footballguys view: 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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Titans | Tajae Sharpe gets into end zone Sun Nov 18, 06:11 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Tajae Sharpe posted five receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts on seven targets.Link to story
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Ravens | Gus Edwards surpasses 100-yard mark Sun Nov 18, 06:09 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.
|Footballguys view: 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.|
Ravens | Lamar Jackson has solid debut Sun Nov 18, 06:05 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Titans | Jonnu Smith targeted frequently in loss Sun Nov 18, 06:04 PM
Tennessee Titans TE Jonnu Smith had team highs with six receptions, 44 yards and eight targets in the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts.Link to story
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Bengals | John Ross reaches end zone Sun Nov 18, 06:02 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross caught two passes for 27 yards and one touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11.Link to story
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Titans | Dion Lewis goes nowhere in loss Sun Nov 18, 06:02 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Titans | Derrick Henry runs for 46 yards in loss Sun Nov 18, 05:59 PM
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed nine times for 46 yards in the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts.Link to story
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Bengals | C.J. Uzomah catches three passes Sun Nov 18, 05:58 PM
Cincinnati Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah caught three passes for 41 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11.Link to story
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Titans | Blaine Gabbert thrust into action Sun Nov 18, 05:56 PM
Tennessee Titans QB Blaine Gabbert completed 11-of-16 passes for 118 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts, coming on for the banged up QB Marcus Mariota.Link to story
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Bengals | Tyler Boyd finishes with 71 yards Sun Nov 18, 05:54 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd caught four passes for 71 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11.
|Footballguys view: 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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Bengals | Giovani Bernard quiet in Week 11 Sun Nov 18, 05:50 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard caught four passes for 20 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. He also rushed for five yards on two carries during the game.Link to story
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Bengals | Joe Mixon finds end zone Sun Nov 18, 05:48 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Bengals | Andy Dalton throws two TDs Sun Nov 18, 05:37 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Redskins | Alex Smith to undergo surgery Sun Nov 18, 05:30 PM
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.Link to story
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Lions | Bruce Ellington targeted nine times Sun Nov 18, 05:28 PM
Detroit Lions WR Bruce Ellington posted six receptions for 52 yards on nine targets in Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers.Link to story
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Falcons | Four receptions for Austin Hooper Sun Nov 18, 05:25 PM
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper caught four passes for 27 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.Link to story
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Lions | Kenny Golladay has big afternoon Sun Nov 18, 05:24 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Falcons | Calvin Ridley held in check Sun Nov 18, 05:22 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught three passes for 32 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.
|Footballguys view: 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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Lions | LeGarrette Blount does nothing Sun Nov 18, 05:20 PM
Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount rushed seven times for just one yard in Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers.Link to story
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Falcons | Mohamed Sanu finishes with 56 yards Sun Nov 18, 05:18 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu caught four passes for 56 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.Link to story
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Falcons | Julio Jones finds end zone Sun Nov 18, 05:14 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught six passes for 118 yards and one touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.
|Footballguys view: 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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Lions | Matthew Stafford so-so in home win Sun Nov 18, 05:14 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Lions | Jarrad Davis busy in home victory Sun Nov 18, 05:12 PM
Detroit Lions LB Jarrad Davis registered six solo tackles with a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit in Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers.Link to story
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Falcons | Ito Smith not a big factor Sun Nov 18, 05:10 PM
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed for 10 yards on six carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11. He also caught two passes for 12 yards during the game.Link to story
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Panthers | Luke Kuechly in on 11 total stops Sun Nov 18, 05:10 PM
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly had a hand in 11 total stops with two tackles for loss in the Week 11 game against the Detroit Lions.Link to story
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Panthers | Devin Funchess targeted eight times Sun Nov 18, 05:06 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Falcons | Tevin Coleman has decent performance Sun Nov 18, 05:05 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Panthers | Greg Olsen visits end zone again Sun Nov 18, 05:02 PM
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen found the end zone again in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions, but he was held to just two catches for nine yards.Link to story
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Panthers | Curtis Samuel posts 55 yards, TD Sun Nov 18, 05:00 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for 291 yards Sun Nov 18, 04:56 PM
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 24-for-34 for 291 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.
|Footballguys view: 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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Panthers | D.J. Moore has huge performance Sun Nov 18, 04:52 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Cowboys | Michael Gallup quiet in Week 11 Sun Nov 18, 04:52 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup caught one pass for 10 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.Link to story
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Cowboys | Amari Cooper held to 36 yards Sun Nov 18, 04:49 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper caught three passes for 36 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.
|Footballguys view: 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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Panthers | Christian McCaffrey totals 110 yards Sun Nov 18, 04:48 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Panthers | Cam Newton tosses three touchdowns Sun Nov 18, 04:45 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Cowboys | Five catches for Cole Beasley Sun Nov 18, 04:43 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley caught five passes for 51 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.Link to story
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Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott has monster game Sun Nov 18, 04:38 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Cowboys | Dak Prescott has solid performance Sun Nov 18, 03:52 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: 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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Buccaneers | O.J. Howard out of the game Sun Nov 18, 03:44 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 11 game and is considered doubtful to return.
|Footballguys view: 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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