Week 11 Fantasy Football Duds

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November is a month in which many men (and some women, I won’t judge) participate in No Shave November to promote cancer awareness.  I hope that is what the players featured in this article were doing because their performances left many a fantasy lineup looking shaggy and unkempt.  At any rate, these are your Week 11 Poopers.

Editor’s Note: Get the full breakdown on today’s podcast, and read up on the Week 11 Studs.


Dak Prescott vs PHI
18/31 for 145 passing yards, 3 INTs, 10 rushing yards, 1 fumble
It was a veritable OK corral in Dallas on Sunday night. The eagles shot up the place but the cowboys’ gunslinger was firing blanks.

Alex Smith @ NYG
230 passing yards, 2 INTs, 27 rushing yards
There was some concern about winds in the Meadowlands going into the game on Sunday.  It appears they helped to keep a lid on the scoring in this contest as two teams who haven’t been playing sound defense only gave up 21 combined points in 5 quarters.

Jared Goff @ MIN
225 passing yards
A game on the road in Minnesota was a strong litmus test for Jared Goff and the Rams.  To his credit, he didn’t make the big mistake or turn the ball over, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t enough for the Rams or his fantasy owners.

Nathan Peterman @ LAC
66 passing yards, 5 INTs
I mean Sean McDermott commented after the game that Peterman could start next week. (Insert barf)

Running Backs

Doug Martin @ MIA
19 carries, 38 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 6 receiving yards
Just 6 days after getting steamrolled for 294 rushing yards, the Miami defense held Tampa Bay to just 53 yards on the ground.

Isaiah Crowell vs JAX
11 carries, 18 rushing yards
I know Jacksonville is a good defense, but this is unacceptable, both for the player and play caller.  Hue Jackson needs to understand that and do something about it.

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Kenyan Drake vs TB
7 carries, 4 rushing yards, 1 reception, 10 receiving yards
Drake was coming off of back to back weeks as an RB1 for fantasy owners and then laid an egg in this contest.  It was actually his teammate, Damien Williams who looked like the big play threat in this backfield.

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Adrian Peterson @ HOU
14 carries, 26 rushing yards, 1 reception, 13 receiving yards
Hey, at least he didn’t fumble.  So that’s something.

DeMarco Murray @ PIT
8 carries, 10 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 37 receiving yards
Like the guy’s said on the Podcast last week, the receiving totals kept owners from being completely left out in the cold, but still not great.

Jerick McKinnon vs LAR
14 carries, 48 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 12 receiving yards
Again, a poor performance that is a bit more palatable in PPR formats.

Danny Woodhead @ GB
1 carry, 2 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 21 receiving yards
It was probably a bit too ambitious to trust Woodhead in his first game back, on the road.  I hope you didn’t make that mistake.

Wide Receivers

Jordy Nelson vs BAL
2 receptions, 24 receiving yards, 6 targets

Randall Cobb vs BAL
3 receptions, 34 receiving yards, 6 targets

For as long as Brett Hundley is under center for Green Bay, this offense will not be productive enough to support all 3 WRs.  Davante Adams got his this week, which left Cobb and Nelson owners fighting for scraps.

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Emmanuel Sanders vs CIN
2 receptions, 15 receiving yards, 8 targets
If you think this is bad, just wait until the Broncos accept that 2017 is a lost season and try to see what they have in Paxton Lynch.

Golden Tate @ CHI
3 receptions, 32 receiving yards, 4 targets
Tate has been a very reliable option in Detroit, but his 4 targets in this game amount to just half of his usual workload (averaging 8 targets per contest prior to Week 11).

DeVante Parker vs TB
4 receptions, 26 receiving yards, 9 targets
Adam Gase said that Parker needs to play with more edge.  He didn’t against Tampa.

Stefon Diggs vs LAR
4 receptions, 32 receiving yards, 6 targets
Diggs is a talented receiver capable of week winning performances.  Unfortunately, owners have to endure some inconsistency when rolling out Diggs in their lineups.

Jeremy Maclin @ GB
4 receptions, 34 receiving yards, 5 targets
It’s not that Maclin did anything wrong, it’s just that the Packers rolled over and died in this game so the Ravens won by default without having to throw much.

Sammy Watkins @ MIN
3 receptions, 36 receiving yards, 4 targets
Starting Watkins is the fantasy equivalent of playing with fire.  Compared to past injuries, this is just a minor burn.

Tight Ends

Evan Engram vs KC
1 reception 9 receiving yards, 6 targets
Nothing happened in this game.  And then it kept happening.

Rob Gronkowski @ OAK
3 receptions, 36 receiving yards, 3 targets
The Raiders defense picked their poison south of the border, and it wasn’t Gronkowski.

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Zach Ertz @DAL
8 receiving yards, 5 targets
Something about trusting Zach as a top option so a dud performance like this in prime time really Ertz.

Cameron Brate @ MIA
1 reception, 12 receiving yards, 3 targets
Brate is one of those barfy TE who needs to get the TD to be useful most weeks.  He didn’t. He wasn’t.

Hunter Henry vs BUF
2 receptions, 25 receiving yards, 5 targets
Keenan Allen had all of the fun and so Henry didn’t get to play with the ball very much.

Benjamin Watson @ GB
1 reception, 33 receiving yards, 1 target
On the bright side, Watson averaged 33 yards per reception…

Charles Clay @ LAC
3 receptions, 27 receiving yards, 4 targets
The Nathan Peterman experiment was an abject disaster.

Dishonorable Mentions

Eli Manning vs KC
205 passing yards

Blake Bortles @ CLE
154 passing yards, TD, fumble

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