Fantasy Football: Studs and duds from Week 11

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One thing that is extremely important is to review your lineups and see what players did well, which ones faltered, and see who you could add to your team to only turn it into a championship contender. I’ll review and highlight some top performances from the previous week, go over some players that failed to deliver, and go over some waiver wire pickups.

Studs

Quarterbacks


Aaron Rodgers – After a letdown performance in week 10 against the Seahawks, Rodgers responded in a big way by putting up a monster week 11 performance. Rodgers ended up completing close to 70% of his passes while he threw for 385 passing yards and finding the end zone four times through the air. This was his best performance of the season and one that fantasy owners would love to see more of in the future.

Justin Herbert – Another quarterback that dominated here in week 11 was Justin Herbert on Sunday Night Football. Herbert completed 73% of his passes and threw for 382 passing yards and three touchdowns while also managing to be a factor in the running game as he had nine carries for 90 yards.

Running Backs

Jonathan Taylor – If you had Jonathan Taylor on Sunday, there’s a good chance you could be winning your fantasy matchup this week. Taylor had a monster day as he had 32 carries for 185 yards and found the end zone five times as he ran in four and hauled in a receiving touchdown as well.

Austin Ekeler – Another running back that had a monster week 11 was Austin Ekeler. Ekeler only had 11 carries for 50 rushing yards but he was able to score twice on the ground. Ekeler is also one of the more elusive backs out of the backfield in the receiving game and he flashed his upside as he brought in six catches for 65 receiving yards and two touchdowns as well.

Wide Receivers

Justin Jefferson – Justin Jefferson had his best performance of the season on Sunday afternoon as he dominated the Packers’ secondary en route to a Vikings win in overtime. Jefferson had eight catches for 169 receiving yards and managed to haul in two receiving touchdowns.

Elijah Moore – Elijah Moore is really emerging in this Jets offense as a legitimate weapon and he had his best game of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Dolphins. Moore brought in eight of 11 targets for 141 receiving yards and a touchdown while also managing to gain 15 yards on the ground. This was his best game as a pro but he has big-play ability and we could see more of this from him in the future.

Tight Ends

Zach Ertz – Ertz turned back the clocks a bit on Sunday afternoon as he had one of the best performances from a tight end all season long. He brought in eight of nine targets for 88 receiving yards but brought in two receiving touchdowns on his first two catches of the afternoon.

Darren Waller – Darren Waller has been somewhat quiet this year but he finally broke out for a 100-yard receiving game in week 11 against Cincinnati. Waller was targeted eight times and brought in seven of those for 116 receiving yards. It has been over a full month since he last found the end zone but hopefully, this recent performance is a sign of things to come.

Duds

Quarterbacks

Patrick Mahomes – While Mahomes is one of the most reliable fantasy quarterbacks in the league, he did not light up the scoreboard on Sunday against Dallas. Mahomes had 260 passing yards but failed to find the end zone through the air. He also threw a pick and fumbled once and it turned out to be one of his worst statistical performances of the year.

Dak Prescott – On the other side of the Chiefs and Cowboys game sat Dak Prescott and he did not help out his fantasy owners either. He actually had a worse day at the office as he threw for 216 passing yards and was picked off twice and fumbled once. Fantasy owners shouldn’t press the panic button just yet but Dak will be without his top two receivers for their Thanksgiving clash with the Raiders so it might not be as easy of a matchup on Thanksgiving Day.

Running Backs

Antonio Gibson – Antonio Gibson had a solid day on the ground on Sunday but it didn’t really translate great over to the fantasy world. He had 19 carries for 95 rushing yards but didn’t haul in a catch and couldn’t find the end zone. For where Gibson was drafted, you would like for him to be more involved in the passing game as he is a capable receiving back that could be dangerous in open space.

David Montgomery – Montgomery finally returned to the Bears starting lineup but didn’t deliver like some would have hoped. He saw 14 carries for 58 rushing yards and only was able to bring in one reception for nine yards. This Bears offense is struggling as a whole but Montgomery should continue to be a focal point and bright point down the stretch.

Wide Receivers

DK Metcalf – The Seahawks offense has been struggling as of late and DK Metcalf has had really quiet fantasy weeks over his last two games. He was limited to four catches on eight targets for 31 receiving yards this past Sunday and it doesn’t get any easier this weekend with a stingy matchup against the Washington Football Team.

CeeDee Lamb – In what was projected to be a shootout game between the Cowboys and Chiefs, it ended up being a little bit of a snooze fest. CeeDee Lamb only brought in three catches on four total targets for 14 receiving yards against the Chiefs and also was diagnosed with a concussion so it will be an uphill battle for him to clear concussion protocol by Thursday afternoon for their Thanksgiving game against Las Vegas.

Tight Ends

Kyle Pitts – With Calvin Ridley still tending to his mental health, Kyle Pitts has emerged to be one of the main targets in the Falcons passing attack. Unfortunately, Pitts was practically shut down last Thursday night against the Patriots as they held him to three catches on five targets for 29 receiving yards. It’s been over a month since Pitts last caught a touchdown pass but with a soft matchup against the Jags coming this weekend, he could finally find the end zone on Sunday.

Waiver Wire Pickups

Devonta Freeman – It looks as if the Ravens have steeled in on Devonta Freeman getting the lion’s share of carries in the running game. He had 16 carries for 49 rushing yards and also brought in six receptions for 31 receiving yards while also finding the end zone once against the Bears. He is rostered in only 33% of fantasy leagues on the ESPN platform so make sure to get him for the remainder of the season.

Cedrick Wilson – With Amari Cooper already being ruled out and CeeDee Lamb suffering a concussion this past Sunday, the Cowboys receiving depth is pretty thin heading into their game on Thursday afternoon. One beneficiary of this could be Cedrick Wilson as Wilson is a slot receiver that could get more targets with those two potentially being out. He is coming off of a seven-target game against the Chiefs which tied a single-game high for the season and he is only rostered in 1.6% of leagues on ESPN.