Top 5 Passing Matchups Week 11

Footballguys Staff takes you through the Top 5 Passing Matchups for Week 11


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Arizona at Seattle

The Cardinals are still ironing out the kinks in what’s shaping up to be a lethal pass game. Kyler Murray’s Hail Mary heave to DeAndre Hopkins drew the headlines, but Murray had topped 280 yards (with nine touchdowns) over the previous four weeks. There’s still a bit of hesitance here, with Murray still learning how to effectively work defenses down the field. Coach Kliff Kingsbury’s spread attack often keeps Murray working horizontally, which can cap the deep-ball upside for Hopkins, Christian Kirk, and company. There are several dynamic downfield threats at play here, though, whenever Murray does look to push the issue. Against a leaky, beaten-up secondary, that outlook only burns brighter in a huge divisional showdown. It’s hard to dream up a strategy for the Seahawks to contain Hopkins, let alone the complementary pieces.

The Seahawks pass defense, decimated all season by injury and ineffectiveness, remains the weakest in all of football by most measures. Undermanned and forced into shootout after shootout, they’ve faced more volume (45 attempts a game) and given up more yardage (365) than anyone in football. Eight of their nine opponents have topped 300 yards - and five of those cleared 360. There were huge holes to attack even before the personnel started dropping like flies, and now this secondary is a tattered mess of burnable bodies. On Thursday, they’ll likely have to lean heavily on Tre Flowers and D.J. Reed again, which doesn’t inspire confidence. Safety Jamal Adams is a star in centerfield support, but can only do so much on his own. At some point, this unit is going to need an injection of talent around him. Right now, though, they still stand as fantasy’s most targetable unit.

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