ATL @ CAR
- The Falcons running game was stuck in neutral, and Cordarrelle Patterson’s workload was anemic. He’ll feel like a dicey start against Chicago, even though the matchup is great.
- One week after being a dud (one week after being a stud), DOnta Foreman was a stud again, even with Chuba Hubbard back out there. The boom games are definitely worth suffering through the busts, although the Ravens up next are a tougher draw.
- P.J. Walker suffered an ankle injury, so Baker Mayfield will start in Week 11. D.J. Moore is back to desperation depth value.
SEA vs TB
- The Seahawks offense got off to a slow start, but Geno Smith heated up in the second half. Kenneth Walker’s involvement in the passing game bailed out a quiet day on the ground.
- Julio Jones and Chris Godwin looked as good as they have all year. Tom Brady and this passing game is coming on going into the bye.
- Rachaad White got the ceremonial start, and Leonard Fournette left with a hip injury. Fournette is expected to play after the bye, and although White’s value is up, this is probably still close to an even split in any scenario.
- Cameron Brate was back, but it looks like Cade Otton is the tight end the team trusts more. He’s the one to carry through the bye in deep leagues.
DET @ CHI
- D’Andre Swift’s involvement didn’t go up, but at least he scored. He should get more opportunities going forward. Be patient with this explosive talent.
- Amon-Ra St. Brown was back to being the centerpiece of the offense. He got a little banged up, so follow the practice reports. For now, he looks like a strong WR1 in PPR.
- Justin Fields was elite as a runner and efficient as a passer again. No quarterback is hotter in fantasy leagues.
- Khalil Herbert will miss at least four weeks on injured reserve with a hip injury. David Montgomery’s value is back up to solid RB2.
- Cole Kmet caught two scores, one of which also came with a big gain as the Lions lost track of him. His value has peaked, so sell to one of the teams that lost Zach Ertz or Dallas Goedert if you aren’t starting him.
CLE @ MIA
- Nick Chubb fumbled and was not a big part of the game as the Browns fell behind early. Kareem Hunt was ineffective on limited touches. Amari Cooper was nullified by Xavien Howard. This offense is cold heading into a matchup with Buffalo.
- Donovan Peoples-Jones has emerged as a consistent downfield target and should be considered a solid WR3/Flex going forward, with a value bump coming when Deshaun Watson returns in Week 14.
- Tua Tagovailoa was outstanding again, spreading the ball around and piloting a balanced offense with a strong running game. He’s a strong QB1 after his bye.
- Jeff Wilson is ahead of Raheem Mostert, but both are startable and have a chance to have their values grow if the other gets hurt. This is a valuable situation with two capable players.
- Trent Sherfield scored and was actually the most valuable Dolphins wide receiver. He’s rosterable as a reasonable desperation play and holder of Hill/Waddle injury upside.
DEN @ TEN
- Jerry Jeudy went down with an ankle injury that should cost him a week or two at least. Courtland Sutton should be startable while Jeudy is out, but Kendall Hinton and Jalen Virgil had the big plays for the passing game.
- Russell Wilson didn’t look any sharper or more effective coming out of the bye. He’s only bye/injury/emergency depth material.
- The Ryan Tannehill to Nick Westbrook-Ikhene connection carried the offense. Westbrook-Ikhene is worth a pickup in deep leagues.
- Derrick Henry looks like he is slowing down. The Titans have already had their bye. Make sure Dontrell Hilliard is rostered.
- Austin Hooper had seven targets and might be a viable desperation tight end if you lost Ertz/Goedert and the waiver pickings are slim.
MIN @ BUF
- This was a wild game that turned on a goal-line stand and then a failed fumbled quarterback sneak out of the end zone. The Bills had many chances to win and were in control of the game for a long time, but Josh Allen threw an interception in the end zone to Patrick Peterson to seal the game.
- Dalvin Cook started the comeback with an 81-yard touchdown run, and Justin Jefferson had one of the catches of the year to save the team on a fourth down. Both are peaking heading into the stretch run.
- T.J. Hockenson continues to be the #2 target in the pass offense, and he got a significant value bump in the move to Minnesota.
- Josh Allen started despite expectations that he would sit, and he didn’t appear to be affected by his injury. He did make some mental mistakes, but we should keep starting him like we normally would.
- Gabriel Davis was a key target and came through for fantasy teams and the Bills, although one big catch should have been overturned by replay.
- Devin Singletary had two scores, and it appeared the team was going to use him more in a balanced offensive approach, but his usage tailed off after a fumble.
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