Week 11 Fantasy Football Duds

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Ouch!  Week 11 just looked like it hurt in general.  Many fantasy stars left games with injury this weekend, but they will not be featured in this article.  No, this space is reserved for those who have no excuse for their poopy pants.  The Footballers discuss the Studs and Duds as well as the injury news and notes from Week 11 on the podcast.


Tyrod Taylor @ CIN
-166 passing yards, INT, 39 rushing yards
Tyrod was already playing without Sammy Watkins, and then he lost Robert Woods and Shady McCoy to injuries in this game.  The cupboard is bare in Buffalo.

Ben Roethlisberger @ CLE
167 passing yards, 2 pt conv
Ben Roethlisberger is becoming a must-sit on the road.  This is atrocious.

Matthew Stafford vs JAX
-278 passing yards
The yardage was there; this was just a strange game.  Stafford should be fine going forward, though he draws a tough divisional matchup next week with the Vikings.

Isaiah Crowell vs PIT
8 carries, 10 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 13 receiving yards
I think the Browns are trying to get Cody Kessler killed.  8 rushing attempts for your starting RB is unacceptable.

Spencer Ware vs TB
17 carries, 69 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 16 receiving yards
Ware didn’t completely crap your team, though his owners were expecting more.

Jay Ajayi @ LA
16 carries, 77 rushing yards, 3 receptions, 7 receiving yards
Ajayi has been making a living breaking off long runs.  He just couldn’t break a long one against this stout Rams front on what became a slippery track in Los Angeles.

Ty Montgomery @ WAS
4 carries, 17 rushing yards, 3 receptions 27 receiving yards
Jack of all trades, master of none.

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Wide Receivers

Allen Hurns @ DET
-1 reception, 9 receiving yards, 2 targets
It is time to accept that Hurns has been passed by Marqise Lee in the pecking order.

Odell Beckham Jr. vs CHI
5 receptions, 46 receiving yards, 7 targets
It was very windy in New York, but we have grown accustomed to seeing OBJ take an unassuming slant pattern to the house.  It just didn’t happen in this one.

Golden Tate vs JAX
3 receptions, 27 receiving yards, 4 targets
If you want to drop Golden Tate, I wouldn’t mind.

Marvin Jones vs JAX
1 reception, 15 receiving yards, 2 targets
Marvin Jones has crash landed back to earth, though it is worth noting that Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey has been shutting down opposing #1 WRs.

Kelvin Benjamin vs NO
3 receptions, 56 receiving yards, 4 targets
This game was disappointing all around from a fantasy perspective.  Any offensive production was spread too thin to make any one player relevant.

Eli Rogers @ CLE
4 receptions, 20 receiving yards, 6 targets
Keep in mind that Rogers was supposed to be Pittsburgh’s #6 WR.  It wasn’t until Bryant, Wheaton, Heyward-Bey and Coates missed games that Rogers became relevant.  Perhaps we were expecting too much.

Davante Adams @ WAS
3 receptions, 42 receiving yards, 6 targets
Davante Adams stinks, and now there are just too many mouths to feed in GB.

Tight Ends

Martellus Bennett @ SF
-1 reception, 14 receiving yards, 2 targets
In case you needed confirmation that Bill Belichick hates you and your fantasy team.

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Jack Doyle vs TEN
-1 reception, 7 receiving yards
But… but… Doyle rules…

Vernon Davis vs GB
Just when it looked like Washington could support two TEs, DeSean Jackson returns and Davis has a gooser.

Kyle Rudolph vs AZ
2 receptions, 12 receiving yards, 3 targets
When Rudolph scores you’re happy.  He didn’t so you aren’t.

Julius Thomas @ DET
-3 receptions, 12 receiving yards, 5 targets
Julius Thomas has been losing snaps to Marcedes Lewis and Ben Koyack.  If he’s going to be on the bench for the Jaguars, he should be on the bench for your fantasy team.

Cameron Brate @ KC
-2 receptions, 18 receiving yards, 3 targets
Kansas City has been tough on TEs.  Brate was no exception.

Tyler Eifert vs BUF
3 receptions, 37 receiving yards, 6 targets
Having lost A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard to injuries, the Bengals will need Eifert to step up in the passing game.

Greg Olsen vs NO
4 receptions, 33 receiving yards, 7 targets
Cam Newton forgets about Greg Olsen for entire series and even quarters at times.  Unfortunately, fantasy owners are highly unlikely to have a better option at TE, so continue to roll with Olsen and hope for a big game.

Delanie Walker @ IND
4 receptions, 36 receiving yards, 6 targets
The Titans spread the ball around too much for Walker to be a consistent fantasy producer, but he will have his moments.

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Dishonorable Mentions

Cam Newton vs NO
192 passing yards, TD, 7 rushing yards

Blake Bortles @ DET
202 passing yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs

Kenneth Dixon vs DAL
6 carries, 40 rushing yards

Jeremy Hill vs BUF
16 carries, 62 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 1 receiving yard

Eddie Royal @ NYG
2 receptions, 13 receiving yards, 3 targets

Willie Snead @ CAR
4 receptions, 33 receiving yards, 5 targets

Corey Coleman vs PIT
-4 receptions, 39 receiving yards, 12 targets

Jason Witten vs BAL
5 receptions, 37 receiving yards, 7 targets

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