Fantasy Football Studs and Stinkers of Week 11

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Every Monday, The Fantasy Footballers release the Studs & Stinkers podcast episode.  Andy, Mike, and Jason discuss the high highs and low lows from the weekend.  In this Studs & Stinkers article series, you can find the full list of Studs & Stinkers from the weekend and my favorite names from Monday Pun-day.  I also provide commentary on a handful of notable studs and stinkers worth highlighting. To get the full breakdown, don’t miss Week 11 Studs & Stinkers

Monday Pun-day Power Ranking
  1. Arson Wentz
  2. Clyde Edwards-HELLO
  3. GLEE-nan Allen
  4. Mike THRILL-iams
  5. Matt C’Ryan
  6. Darren Baller
  7. Justin Sherbet
  8. Holly-WOOF Brown
  9. Fade-rian Peterson
  10. Pooh-a Tagovailoa
  11. Hayden Wurst
  12. Miami D/STinky
  13. Joe Mison-three-more-weeks

What’s your favorite Monday Pun-day? You can find us on Twitter: The Fantasy Footballers (@TheFFBallers) and me (@TheFantasyEng).

Biggest Studs

Taysom Hill (TIGHT END)
Week 11 vs ATL: 18 completions for 233 yards | 10 rushes for 51 yards & 2 TD | 1 Fumble
Upcoming Schedule: @DEN, @ATL — Fantasy Playoffs: @PHI, KC, MIN
Hill had a fine week as an NFL QB but was great for fantasy because of his rushing production.  In some platforms, Hill was eligible as a Tight End this week.  This was a hot topic over the weekend since we found out that he would be the starting QB in Drew Brees’ absence.  I, for one, and strongly against the TE eligibility for Taysom Hill.  I believe this was a wildly unfair advantage that grossly compromised the integrity of fantasy football.  For context, Taysom Hill had a better fantasy day than Travis Kelce has had in the past two seasons.

Regardless of my opinion or your opinion about Taysom Hill’s TE eligibility, you can’t fault anyone for playing him in the TE spot.  They followed the rules!  Under the rules that they had no control over, they made a smart decision.  I can tell you firsthand that I lost this week in my main league because my opponent played Hill.  I lost fair and square.

Moving forward, Hill is no longer eligible in the TE slot.  As a QB, he should be considered a streamer, especially considering he faces Atlanta again in Week 13…

Adam Thielen
Week 11 vs DAL: 8 receptions on 11 turrets for 123 yards & 2 TD
Upcoming Schedule: CAR, JAX — Fantasy Playoffs: @TB, CHI, @NO
Thielen had his best game of the season against a porous Dallas defense.  After four straight weeks with four or fewer receptions, it’s nice to see him as a focus on the offense again.  Thielen has been having the best year of his career from a fantasy perspective.  He has five games above 18 fantasy points!  He also has three games below 5 points, but he’s otherwise been excellent.  Thielen also had an incredible one-handed catch on Sunday.  Check it out below:

Keenan Allen
Week 11 vs NYJ: 16 receptions on 19 targets for 145 yards & 1 TD | 1 fumble
Upcoming Schedule: @BUF, NE — Fantasy Playoffs: ATL, @LV, DEN
Keenan Allen has been incredibly productive this season but doesn’t get as much recognition as some of the other big names.  Allen is the WR5 on the season (points-per-game basis), and he’s pacing all receivers in targets (112).  Since Herbert took over in Week 2, Allen has seen double-digit targets in seven of nine games.  Allen is one of the most valuable fantasy commodities.  He shouldn’t ever leave your lineup.

J.K. Dobbins
Week 11 vs TEN – 15 rushes for 70 yards & 1 TD | 2 rushes for 15 yards
Upcoming Schedule: @PIT (Thanksgiving), DAL — Fantasy Playoffs: @CLE, JAX, NYG
Dobbins is a stud.  He came into the league as a top-3 NFL rookie prospect.  This past week, he received the most opportunities (17) of his young career.  He turned that into 17.5 fantasy points, good for RB6 overall on the week  Dobbins has elite talent and is productive for fantasy when given opportunities on the field.  So far this season, he’s been incredible:

  • 5.3 yards per carry
  • 7% of carries ≥ 15 yards (ranked 6th)
  • 1.8 yards created per touch, which ranks 7th overall (yards after first evaded tackle)
  • He’s got MY GUY Pat Ricard (Pro Bowler | #42 | FB) blocking for him.

  •   Fullbacks matter a lot folks, just ask Warren Sharp

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Update: Dobbins tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday 11/23.  Let’s hope for a speedy recovery.  In the fantasy world, this means his upcoming availability is in question.

Biggest Stinker

Tua Tagovailoa
Week 11 @ DEN: 11 completions for 20 yards for 83 yards & 1 TD
Upcoming Schedule: @NYJ, CIN — Fantasy Playoffs: KC, NE, @LV
Tua has been uninspiring so far in his young career.  In four starts, he’s thrown for under 170 yards three times.  From a fantasy perspective, he only has one game with 15+ fantasy points.  Tua entered the season as the second most exciting rookie quarterback and has quickly been overtaken by Justin Herbert.  What’s even more concerning is that Tua was benched – literally benched! – partway through the game.  Like many others, I thought he left the game after an injury because it looked like his foot got twisted.  It came out later that he’s not injured and the Chargers coaching staff felt Ryan Fitzpatrick gave them the best chance to win the game.  That is incredibly concerning.  The Ballers shared their opinion on the podcast that they don’t believe benching a rookie QB has a huge impact on their future potential.  Regardless, the “tank for Tua” crowd has been quiet of late.  Tua has plenty of time to grow, but he’s off to a poor start in his NFL career.

Other Studs

QB          
Deshaun Watson vs NE — 28/37 for 344/2/0 — 6/36/1 rushing

  • @DET (Thanksgiving), IND — Fantasy Playoffs: @CHI, @IND, CIN

Justin Herbert vs NYJ — 37/49 for 366/3/0 — 2/11/0 rushing

  • @BUF, NE — Fantasy Playoffs: ATL, @LV, DEN

Philip Rivers vs GB — 24/36 for 288/3/1

  • TEN, @HOU — Fantasy Playoffs: @LV, HOU, @PIT

Kirk Cousins vs DAL — 22/30 for 314/3/0

  • CAR, JAX — Fantasy Playoffs: @TB, CHI, @NO

Aaron Rodgers @IND — 27/38 for 311/3/1 — 3/13/0 rushing

  • CHI, PHI — Fantasy Playoffs: @DET, CAR, TEN

Derek Carr vs KC — 23/31 for 275/3/1 — 3/6/0 rushing

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  • @ATL, @NYJ — Fantasy Playoffs: IND, LAC, MIA

**Honorable Mentions at QB

Andy Dalton @MIN — 22/32 for 203/3/1

  • WSH (Thanksgiving), @BAL — Fantasy Playoffs: @CIN, SF, PHI

Taysom Hill vs ATL — 18/23 for 233/0/0 — 10/51/2 rushing — 1 fumble lost

  • @DEN, @ATL — Fantasy Playoffs: @PHI, KC, MIN


RB
Dalvin Cook vs DAL — 27/115/1 — 5 targets for 5/45/0 — 1 fumble lost

  • CAR, JAX — Fantasy Playoffs: @TB, CHI, @NO

Clyde Edwards-Helaire @LV — 14/69/2 — 2 targets for 1/8/0

  • @TB, DEN — Fantasy Playoffs: @MIA, @NO, ATL

Derrick Henry @BAL — 28/133/1

  • @IND, CLE — Fantasy Playoffs: @JAX, DET, @GB

Melvin Gordon vs MIA — 15/84/2 — 1 fumble lost

  • NO, @KC — Fantasy Playoffs: @CAR, BUF, @LAC

Ezekiel Elliott @MIN — 21/103/0 — 2 targets for 2/11/1

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  • WSH (Thanksgiving), @BAL — Fantasy Playoffs: @CIN, SF, PHI

**Honorable Mentions at RB

J.K. Dobbins vs TEN — 15/70/1 — 2 targets for 2/15/0

  • @PIT (Thanksgiving), DAL — Fantasy Playoffs: @CLE, JAX, NYG

Antonio Gibson vs CIN — 16/94/1 — 2 targets for 1/10/0

  • @DAL (Thanksgiving), @PIT — Fantasy Playoffs: @SF, SEA, CAR

Carlos Hyde vs ARI — 14/79/1 — 3 targets for 2/16/0

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  • @PHI (Mon), NYG — Fantasy Playoffs: NYJ, @WSH, LAR

WR           

Adam Thielen vs DAL — 11 targets for 8/123/2

  • CAR, JAX — Fantasy Playoffs: @TB, CHI, @NO

Keenan Allen vs NYJ — 19 targets for 16/145/1 — 1 fumble lost

  • @BUF, NE — Fantasy Playoffs: ATL, @LV, DEN

Damiere Byrd @HOU — 7 targets for 6/132/1 — 1/11/0 rushing

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  • ARI, @LAC — Fantasy Playoffs: @LAR, @MIA, BUF

Tyreek Hill @LV — 14 targets for 11/102/1

  • @TB, DEN — Fantasy Playoffs: @MIA, @NO, ATL

**Honorable Mentions at WR

Davante Adams @IND — 8 targets for 7/106/1

  • CHI, PHI — Fantasy Playoffs: @DET, CAR, TEN

D.J. Moore vs DET — 11 targets for 7/127/0 — 1/21/0 rushing

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Curtis Samuel vs DET — 10 targets for 8/70/1 — 1/4/0 rushing

  • @MIN, BYE — Fantasy Playoffs: DEN, @GB, @WSH

Nelson Agholor vs KC — 9 targets for 6/88/1

  • @ATL, @NYJ — Fantasy Playoffs: IND, LAC, MIA

Tyler Lockett vs ARI — 9 targets for 9/67/1

  • @PHI (Mon), NYG — Fantasy Playoffs: NYJ, @WSH, LAR

Diontae Johnson @JAX — 16 targets for 12/111/0

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  • BAL (Thanksgiving), WSH — Fantasy Playoffs: @BUF, @CIN, IND

Justin Jefferson vs DAL — 5 targets for 3/86/1

  • CAR, JAX — Fantasy Playoffs: @TB, CHI, @NO

Mike Williams vs NYJ — 7 targets for 4/72/1

  • @BUF, NE — Fantasy Playoffs: ATL, @LV, DEN

DeVante Parker @DEN — 9 targets 6/61/1

  • @NYJ, CIN — Fantasy Playoffs: KC, NE, @LV

Michael Thomas vs ATL — 12 targets for 9/104/0

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  • @DEN, @ATL — Fantasy Playoffs: @PHI, KC, MIN

TE           

Travis Kelce @LV — 10 targets for 8/127/1

  • @TB, DEN — Fantasy Playoffs: @MIA, @NO, ATL

Darren Waller vs KC — 7 targets for 7/88/1

  • @ATL, @NYJ — Fantasy Playoffs: IND, LAC, MIA

Mark Andrews vs TEN — 7 targets for 5/96/1

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  • @PIT (Thanksgiving), DAL — Fantasy Playoffs: @CLE, JAX, NYG

**Honorable Mentions at TE

Dallas Goedert @CLE — 6 targets for 5/77/1

Richard Rodgers @CLE — 2 targets for 2/48/1

  • SEA (Mon), @GB — Fantasy Playoffs: NO, @ARI, @DAL

Robert Tonyan @IND — 5 targets for 5/44/1

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  • CHI, PHI — Fantasy Playoffs: @DET, CAR, TEN

Hunter Henry vs NYJ — 7 targets for 4/48/1

  • @BUF, NE — Fantasy Playoffs: ATL, @LV, DEN

Eric Ebron @JAX — 7 targets for 4/36/1

  • BAL (Thanksgiving), WSH — Fantasy Playoffs: @BUF, @CIN, IND

Dalton Schultz @MIN — 6 targets for 4/25/1

  • WSH (Thanksgiving), @BAL — Fantasy Playoffs: @CIN, SF, PHI

Jonnu Smith @BAL — 6 targets for 4/20/1

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  • @IND, CLE — Fantasy Playoffs: @JAX, DET, @GB
Other Stinkers

QB   

Matt Ryan vs NO — 19/37 for 232/0/2

  • LV, NO — Fantasy Playoffs: @LAC, TB, @KC

Matthew Stafford @CAR — 18/33 for 178/0/0 — 4/5/0 rushing

  • HOU (Thanksgiving), @CHI — Fantasy Playoffs: GB, @TEN, TB

Tua Tagovailoa @DEN — 11/20 for 83/1/0

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  • @NYJ, CIN — Fantasy Playoffs: KC, NE, @LV

RB

Miles Sanders @CLE — 16/66/0 — 5 targets for 3/15/0

  • SEA (Mon), @GB — Fantasy Playoffs: NO, @ARI, @DAL

Todd Gurley @NO — 8/26/0 — 2 targets for 1/3/0

  • LV, NO — Fantasy Playoffs: @LAC, TB, @KC

Giovani Bernard @WAS — 9 18/0 — 5 targets for 4/37/0

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  • NYG, @MIA — Fantasy Playoffs: DAL, PIT, @HOU

Duke Johnson vs NE — 10/15/0 — 5 targets for 3/20/0

  • @DET (Thanksgiving), IND — Fantasy Playoffs: @CHI, @IND, CIN

J.D. McKissic vs CIN — 6/43/0 — 4 targets for 3/26/0 — 1 fumble lost

  • @DAL (Thanksgiving), @PIT — Fantasy Playoffs: @SF, SEA, CAR

Nyheim Hines vs GB — 6/2/0 — 4 targets for 3/31/0

  • TEN, @HOU — Fantasy Playoffs: @LV, HOU, @PIT

**Honorable Mentions at RB

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Mark Ingram vs TEN — 2/2/0

Gus Edwards vs TEN — 3/6/0

  • @PIT (Thanksgiving), DAL — Fantasy Playoffs: @CLE, JAX, NYG

Adrian Peterson @CAR — 7/18/0 — 1 target zero catches

Kerryon Johnson @CAR — 6/17/0 — 5 targets for 2/21/0

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  • HOU (Thanksgiving), @CHI — Fantasy Playoffs: GB, @TEN, TB

WR           

Julio Jones @NO — 2 targets for 2/39/0

  • LV, NO — Fantasy Playoffs: @LAC, TB, @KC

DeAndre Hopkins @SEA — 8 targets for 5/51/0

  • @NE, LAR — Fantasy Playoffs: @NYG, PHI, SF

JuJu Smith-Schuster @JAX — 5 targets for 4/19/0

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  • BAL (Thanksgiving), WSH — Fantasy Playoffs: @BUF, @CIN, IND

D.J. Chark vs PIT —  8 targets for 4/41/0

  • CLE, @MIN — Fantasy Playoffs: TEN, @BAL, CHI

Tee Higgins @WAS — 10 targets for 3/26/0

  • NYG, @MIA — Fantasy Playoffs: DAL, PIT, @HOU

**Honorable Mentions at WR

Travis Fulgham @CLE — 7 target for 1/8/0

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  • SEA (Mon), @GB — Fantasy Playoffs: NO, @ARI, @DA

Jarvis Landry vs PHI — 2 targets for 2/23/0 — 1/3/0 rushing

  • @JAX, @TEN — Fantasy Playoffs: BAL, @NYG, @NYJ

Marquise Brown vs TEN — 3 targets, zero catches

  • @PIT (Thanksgiving), DAL — Fantasy Playoffs: @CLE, JAX, NYG

TE           

Jared Cook vs ATL — 1 target for 1/6/0

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  • @DEN, @ATL — Fantasy Playoffs: @PHI, KC, MIN

Hayden Hurst @NO — 2 targets, zero catches

  • LV, NO — Fantasy Playoffs: @LAC, TB, @KC

Noah Fant vs MIA — 5 targets for 4/55/0

  • NO, @KC — Fantasy Playoffs: @CAR, BUF, @LAC

Austin Hooper vs PHI — 5 targets for 3/33/0

  • @JAX, @TEN — Fantasy Playoffs: BAL, @NYG, @NYJ

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