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CIN @ BAL
- Joe Burrow went down for the season with a wrist injury. Jake Browning was not promising as a passer, but he runs well enough to have some fantasy relevance in 2QB/Superflex leagues.
- Joe Mixon had 100 total yards and a score. He might be the only Bengal to remain a safe start without Burrow.
- Ja'Marr Chase caught a garbage time score. He's worth a start against Pittsburgh this week, but we may find out in short order that he's not a safe play going forward.
- Tee Higgins missed another game with a hamstring injury. He and Tyler Boyd aren't essential holds with Burrow on the shelf.
- Mark Andrews was lost for probably the rest of the regular season. He can be dropped in redraft. Isaiah Likely didn't catch a ball in relief, but he is worth a pickup. Likely had an 8-103 game in place of Andrews last year. Zay Flowers' value is also up in the wake of the injury.
- Odell Beckham Jr looked like his old self with the burst to separate deep for the second straight week. As long as his shoulder injury is minor, he's a priority pickup as Jackson's potential new favorite target.
- Gus Edwards is still the first option on goal-to-go plays. He scored twice and should be in lineups in Week 12 against the Chargers.
- Keaton Mitchell didn't break a long score but did have his highest snap count of the year. He's a hold and what-the-heck flex play in Week 12.
PIT @ CLE
- Kenny Pickett was tentative and ineffective. He could be a few steps out on the plank with the Steelers playoff hopes hanging in the balance the next few weeks. If they lose to Jake Browning and the Bengals this week, benching is possible. No Steeler pass-catcher is worth starting while Pickett is playing like this.
- The split of snaps and touches between Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris didn't change, but Warren broke a 74-yard score, and Harris was easily bottled up by the elite Browns defense. Warren is a must-start RB2/Flex going forward, and Harris is just a touchdown-dependent what-the-heck flex.
- Dorian Thompson-Robinson limited mistakes and got the ball out very quickly against the Steelers' pass rush. If the Browns continue to go pass-heavy with him (a surprise in this game), he can support the value of David Njoku, Elijah Moore, and maybe even Amari Cooper. The fifth-round rookie is still only a desperation play in 2QB/Superflex against the Broncos.
- Jerome Ford scored, but this backfield was closer to a 50-50 split than it has been all year. Ford is probably still an RB2 play against Denver, while Kareem Hunt is a touchdown-dependent what-the-heck flex.
LV @ MIA
- Aidan O'Connell isn't shy throwing downfield, so he's viable 2QB/Superflex depth, and he'll keep Davante Adams' value afloat. Adams scored on a deep shot, aided by an uncalled pushoff.
- Josh Jacobs hasn't been a big part of the passing game after catching eight balls in O'Connell's first start. He's still a viable start as a volume RB2 against the Chiefs.
- Second-round pick Michael Mayer had his second decent fantasy showing in a row, and he's a viable pickup in deep leagues to replace Mark Andrews.
- Tua Tagovailoa and the offense were limited by turnovers and a fourth down goal line stop, but he was still a strong play. He'll be a boom/bust QB1 against the wounded Jets on Friday.
- De'Von Achane didn't last long in his return from a knee injury. He hurt the same problem knee and is uncertain for Week 12. Raheem Mostert returned to a clear lead-back role with Achane sidelined.
- Salvon Ahmed scored on a reception and was ahead of Jeff Wilson, who was inactive. He's worth a roster spot as long as Achane is sidelined.
- Tyreek Hill left briefly with a hand injury but was dominant when he was on the field. Jaylen Waddle was healthy enough to play his highest snap share of the year, so better days could be coming for him.
CHI @ DET
- Justin Fields was not limited in his return and posted his third straight 100-yard rushing game against the Lions. He's back to being a high ceiling QB1 against Minnesota Monday night.
- D'Onta Foreman scored and ran ahead of Khalil Herbert in Herbert's return from injured reserve, but Foreman left with an ankle injury. Herbert will be an RB2 play in Week 12 if Foreman is out. If Foreman can play, there's no safe start in this backfield.
- DJ Moore is back to being a fantasy WR1 with Fields back. He looks strong, fast, and ready for a big second half.
- Jared Goff made some bad mistakes under pressure and was down 26-14 with 4:15 left, but he was masterful in two-minute drill situations and led the comeback victory. He's a high floor QB1 on Thanksgiving against the Packers.
- David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs shared goal-line opportunities, and both scored. This offense might support two RB1 plays down the stretch.
- Jameson Williams caught a key touchdown late and had his best snap share of the season. He's worth a speculative pickup if bench size allows.
TEN @ JAX
- Will Levis was held in check easily by the Jaguars defense, but he hit DeAndre Hopkins and defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons for meaningless touchdowns late. Hopkins is a WR3/Flex, and Levis is only desperation depth in 2QB/Superflex.
- Derrick Henry was also neutralized by game script against a team he has been stomping in recent years. He's just a boom/bust RB2, but the game script should be much more favorable against the Panthers this week.
- The return of Zay Jones made all the difference for Trevor Lawrence, who threw for two scores and ran for two scores. He'll be a high-floor QB1 against Houston in Week 12.
- Travis Etienne Jr.'s snap and touch share was down for the second straight week. He's still an every week play, but his weekly ceiling and floor are falling.
- Jones' return didn't create much value for himself, but his presence freed up Calvin Ridley for more downfield looks. Ridley caught both scores and went over 100 yards, making him a must-play in Week 12.
- Christian Kirk was overshadowed by Ridley but still got six targets. Kirk should be in as a high-ceiling WR3/Flex against the Texans.
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