Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday Reaction- Week 11

Sunday Reaction
This is the instant reaction from all the major stories in each week.

Detroit vs. Pittsburgh
  • Antonio Brown is a must start (if you didn't already realize that). If you play in a PPR league he is fantasy football gold! In this game against the Lions he posted 147 yards receiving and 2 TDs. Even thought he did most of that damage in the first quarter, it is pretty obvious the he gets the most looks and opportunities on the Steeler offense. 
  • This just in, Calvin Johnson is kind of good. Johnson put up similar numbers to Brown, throwing up 179 yards receiving and 2 TDs. He is the best receiver going forward for sure.
  • Le'Veon Bell had a decent game considering he couldn't get anything really going on the ground (18 carries for 36 yards). His pass catching ability saved his fantasy day. He still stands as a high RB2 going forward.
NY Jets vs. Buffalo
  • Geno Smith & EJ Manuel continue to show fantasy owners that they can't be relied on. Even though Manuel had a good game, it is hard to depend on him for consistency. 
  • Chris Ivory may just be the real deal. He has had 3 great games out of his past 4. As long as he can stay healthy, he will be a viable option going forward.
  • Fred Jackson suffered a small injury early in the game but was able to return. Even with the return, he couldn't get anything going on the ground. It is hard to trust Jackson or CJ Spiller as anything more than a low end RB or flex play at best.
Baltimore vs. Chicago
  • Is Ray Rice finally back?! Rice put up his best game of the season posting 131 yards rushing on 25 carries plus a rushing TD. It is hard to state Rice is back but it is very good to see him put up good numbers against a decent defense. He may work his way back int the RB2 rankings after this week.
  • Matt Forte had a slow start but finished strong posting over 120 total yards and a receiving TD. He is a must-start from here on out.
  • Brandon Marshall & Alshon Jeffery came back down to earth, with Jeffery posting 83 yards receiving and Marshall posting 42. 
Cleveland vs. Cincinnati 
  • The talent that Josh Gordon has is incredible. He started the day slow, then caught a deep pass to finsh the day with 125 yards receiving and 1 TD. Keep him in your lineups.
  • I had AJ Green in my sit column on the start/sit post I made a couple days ago. I thought he was gonna have a bad game, but not this bad. Green finished the day with 2 receptions for 7 yards! Haden Island is for real. Next week Joe Haden gets Pittsburgh and I am really thinking about benching Antonio Brown in every league I have him in. You have been warned!
Washington vs. Philadelphia
  • Nick Foles continues to put up solid fantasy numbers. As I stated, i think he is the real deal and will keep his job since he keeps winning for Philly. He has the weapons and seems comfortable in the offense.
  • LeSean McCoy went out of this game with an injury in the second quarter but was able to return (Phew!). He was able to punch in 2 TDs. McCoy started off slow but finished very strong in this outing. He is a top 4 RB and must-start every week.
  • Riley Cooper and DeSean Jackson had a quiet day fantasy-wise. Jackson finished with 82 yards receiving and no TDs. There is no questioning that Jackson is the top WR in this offense. Cooper on the other side had his worst performance with foles at QB, finishing with 37 yards receiving. We knew Cooper had to cool off sooner or later and it happened this week. I wouldn't lose faith in him just yet. He still stands as a good WR3.
  • Robert Griffin III was able to salvage a decent fantasy day thanks to his 4th quarter performance. The Redskins trailed by a lot in most of this game so it forced them to throw the ball to catch up, therfor letting RGIII help our fantasy lineups.
  • Alfred Morris had another solid day, piling up 93 yards rushing on 22 carries. He would have had more go his way but as stated above the Redskins fell behind and had to abandon the run. I am shocked he was able to produce as much as he did. Morris is a very consistant starter from here on out.
  • The past few weeks have treated Pierre Garcon very well. This week he had a juicy matchup and did not produce. Garcon finished with 6 receptions for 68 yards. I would not fret over Garcon's production from this game. He is still a low end WR1 and good for the rest of the season.
Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
  • Hello, Bobby Rainey! Rainey received 30 carries and posted 163 yard rushing! Given it was against the poor Atlanta defense, thos are still incredible numbers! It will be interesting to see how Tampa Bay uses Rainey going forward. He is a great bye-week plug in next week.
  • Vincent Jackson was my 'Start of the Week' this weekend and he did not dissapoint. Jackson rebounded from 3 very poor games to post 10 receptions for 165 yards and a TD. Next week he gets Detroit, who was just tourched by Antonio Brown. Keep him in your lineups.
  • It was great to see Roddy White score a TD this week, but it was garbage time TD. I still would be hesitant to start him going forward.
  • Harry Douglas continues to produce great numbers. Douglas posted 6 receptions for 134 yards receiving and a TD. Going forward, I like Douglas as a strong WR3 and possibly a low end WR2.
Arizona vs. Jacksonville
  • Michael Floyd posted his bets game of his career. He received 193 yards through the air and 1 TD. I wouldn't read too much into it. This was only his second game over 10 points. He is a bye-week filler or flex play at best.
  • There isn't much to report from this game. Larry Fitzgerald scored a TD and Maurice jones-Drew continues to be inconsistent.
Oakland vs. Houston
  • Rashad Jennings might very well replace Darren McFadden when McFadden comes back. jeenings continues to produce as a running. He posted 150 yards on the ground this week. the more I look at Jennings the more I like him. I hope the Raiders see what they have and realize what McFadden is NOT!
  • We may very well be seeing the same thing between Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor. McGloine threw for 3 TDs! The yardage wasn't necessarily (197 passing yards) but it was nice to see the TDs. Nevertheless, I will need to see more from McGloin if he is going to be fantasy relevent.
  • Case Keenum was having a decent game until he was benched for Matt Schaub. WHAT?! I do not know what is going through Gary Kubiak's head but it is fairly obvious that Keenum is a better QB than Schaub. We will see throughout the week whether the Texans decide to keep Keenum as their starter or go back to Schaub. All Andre Johnson owners are pulling for Keenum.
  • Speaking of Andre Johnson... he continued to click with Keenum. Upon Keenum getting pulled from the game, Johnson was looking good. After the game Johnson and Matt Schaub seemed to have words on the sidelines and it didn't look good at all. It's pretty obvious that with Keenum at QB johnson is a borderline top 5 WR. With Schaub at QB he drops out of the top 10 for sure.
San Diego vs. Miami
  • Considering Phillip Rivers was playing a very tough defense against QBs, his numbers weren't all that bad. He threw for 1 TD and 1 interception along with almost 300 yards passing. He has cooled off over the past few weeks but he is still a QB1 for sure.
  • Keenan Allen had a rough game this week posting 3 receptions for 45 yards. I wouldn't worry too much about it. He has established himself as the clear-cut #1 WR in this offense and Rivers seems to trust him the most.
  • Ryan Mathews outperformed Danny Woodhead this week. I still like Woodhead going forward but these weeks may happen from time to time.
  • Mike Wallace and Lamar Miller continue to dissapoint. The San Diego run defense is very tough so it was hard for Miller to find room to run, but Daniel Thomas received more carries this game! I don't know if I can trust Miller at all the rest of the season. Meanwhile, Wallace put up yet another dissapointing game, posting 4 receptions for 39 yards receiving. It's getting close to the point that Wallace is droppable but I would keep him on your bench for sure.
San Francisco vs. New Orleans
  • Colin Kaepernick posted decent numbers considering the Saints defense was top 10 against opposing QBs. I like him more going forward due to his schedule. even though he didn't put up a lot of rushing yards, it was still good to see him post over 20 yards rushing.
  • Vernon Davis is still a solid WR1 and posted good numbers this week (4 receptions, 33 yards, 1 TD). As long as he stays healthy he is a solid TE1.
  • Jimmy Graham had yet another quiet game. It seems that opposing defense are more and more trying to stop Graham and making that a priority. He is still a top 2 TE but he will not post those 20+ point games he was at the beginning of the season. This week he posted 6 receptions for 41 yards receiving but it was nice to see he had 11 targets. Just limit your expectations going forward.
  • I'm a little shocked that Frank Gore didn't play better. In this game he posted 13 carries for 48 yards. the Saints aren't very good against the run and so a lot of people thought they would have ran a lot more with Gore. i would just chalk it up to one of those games where things seem to happen.
Green Bay vs. NY Giants
  • The Packers offense continues to struggle to put up points but it was great to see Jordy Nelson back to putting up good numbers (8 receptions for 117 yards receiving). Without Aaron Rodgers Jordy drops in value but he is still a good WR. Keep him in the lineups.
  • Eddie Lacy struggled this game. I'm just going to chalk this one up to one of those games also. He is a RB1 going forward for sure.
  • Andre Brown put up 8 fantasy points, which is a far cry from what he posted last week but he will continue to get the carries in NY since he is the only RB with any talent.
  • It was good to see Victor Cruz post over 100 yards receiving but it was still far from what we wanted to see in this matchup. The yardage may continue to be there but the TDs have fallen off so far.
  • Reuben Ranlde may actually be for real. He has outperformed, from a fantasy perspective, Hakeem Nick most weeks and lately has become a TD machine. He is'nt getting the targets but the few that he does get he makes the most of. I like him going forward as a WR3. Randle has scored a TD in 5 of his past 6 games. That sounds nice :)
Minnesota vs. Seattle
  • Even though Adrian Peterson received 21 carries this game he still did struggle. The Seattle defense is very good all the way around and did a good job of stopping Peterson. I would not be too worried about Peterson though. He is still a top 5 RB the rest of the way.
  • Russell Wilson posted a very good game, throwing for 2 TDs and no interceptions. He continues to finish the season on a high note just like he did last season.
  • I stated in an earlier blog post that it was going to take Percy Harvin a few weeks to be able to get back into game shape. I was right. Even though Harvin did have a good return on a kickoff, he posted a miserable 1 reception for 17 yards. He will get better as he goes but rememeber he is coming off a major injury. It'll take time.
  • Marshawn Lynch continues to show us why he is a top 5 RB, posting 2 TDs on the ground. Obviously he is a must start each week.
Kansas City vs. Denver
  • Montee Ball continues to frustrate fantasy football owners. Ball scored 2 goal-line TDs while Knowshon Moreno had 27 carries for just 79 yards. I would just chalk this up to being a spurt of situation. the situation called for Ball. Obviously Moreno is the RB to own going forward. Nothing has changed here.
  • Wes Welker received a concussion at the end of this game. We will have to wait and see what the injury report says in the coming week. We hope he can play because this week he plays against his former team, the New England Patriots. On a little side note, Brandon Flowers was on Welker all night and taking cheap shots all day on him. It makes me so angry to see my favorite player in the NFL getting tossed around over and over again after plays have been blown dead. There is no room for that in the NFL.
  • Demaryius Thomas is amazing. Nothing else needs to be said about that.
  • Peyton Manning had his worst game of the season but that was expected against the elite Kansas City defense. The good news is his ankle looked fine. Don't worry about this game going forward.
  • Jamaal Charles had his worste game of the season. It was fairly obvious that Denver was trying to eliminate Charles and his ability in open space out of the game. they did a fairly good job of it. Charles is still a must-start each week and I wouldn't put too much thought into this game.

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