It was a poorly timed injury for Drew Brees, who likely would’ve been a Top 10 option had he not gotten hurt. Luckily for fantasy owners bye weeks don’t have a significant impact this week (outside of Josh Allen), leaving ample opportunity to find a replacement. Who should be considered a strong play? Who may you want to pass on? Let’s take a look at how things currently look for Week 11:
- Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals – at Seattle
- Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – at Las Vegas
- Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Arizona
- Justin Herbert – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. New York Jets
- Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Jacksonville
- Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Tennessee
- Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Indianapolis
- Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers – vs. Detroit
- Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at New Orleans
- Cam Newton – New England Patriots – at Houston
- Jameis Winston – New Orleans Saints – vs. Atlanta
- Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Los Angeles Rams
- Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Cleveland
- Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – vs. New England
- Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins – at Denver
- Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans – at Baltimore
- Andy Dalton – Dallas Cowboys – at Minnesota
- Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Dallas
- Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – at Carolina
- Derek Carr – Las Vegas Raiders – vs. Kansas City
- Alex Smith – Washington Football – vs. Cincinnati
- Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals – at Washington
- Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns – vs. Philadelphia
- Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – at Tampa Bay
- Philip Rivers – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Green Bay
- While Justin Herbert only threw for 187 yards in Week 10 against Miami, he threw for 2 TD and rushed for another TD. He has now thrown for at least 2 TD in six straight games, and overall has 19 TD vs. 6 INT. Those are strong numbers, especially against a Jets’ defense that entered their bye week having allowed the fifth most points per week to opposing QB (16 TD allowed). Rookie or not, he’s playing at an elite level and needs to be considered among the best options in the league.
- It’s become clear that Lamar Jackson isn’t playing like the elite QB that everyone expected him to be in 2020. He’s generally saved his value by using his legs (45+ rushing yards in eight out of nine games), and his 249 yards through the air in Week 10 were his most since Week 1. While it’s fair to be down on him, things are on the upswing especially in a favorable matchup.
- Aaron Rodgers continues to roll, but could a matchup against a stiff Indianapolis defense slow them down? The only time he’s struggled this season was against Tampa Bay (160 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT), and Indianapolis has actually been a tougher defense. Obviously it’s impossible to sit him, but it’s fair to keep him outside the Top 5 this week.
- Speaking of the tough Tampa Bay defense, they quieted Teddy Bridgewater in Week 10 but didn’t silence him as he still threw for 2 TD and ran for another. He’s now scored on the ground in back-to-back games and has thrown for 2 TD in three of the past four. Taking on a Detroit defense that allowed 390 passing yards to Washington in Week 10, it’s easy to consider Bridgewater a strong play.
- Tua Tagovailoa has looked pretty good over the past two weeks, throwing for 417 yards, 4 TD and 0 INT. Of course we’d love to see a few more yards, though maybe that comes in a favorable matchup against Denver? He’s not a QB1, but he’s definitely a viable QB2.
- Time will tell if Jameis Winston does get the call for Week 11, though expect to see plenty of Taysom Hill as well. That’s going to limit his value, at least slightly, but in a favorable matchup the upside is there.
Sources – ESPN, NFL.com
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