The biggest takeaway from Week 11 in Fantasy Football is that if you missed out on Bobby Rainey this week then you missed out period.  Chasing has gotten so out of control in Fantasy that it’s hard to stomach.  How many of you reading this picked up and/or started Andre Brown, Rishard Matthews or God forbid Mark Ingram?  Well they are exactly what Bobby Rainey will be next week.  Timing is everything in Fantasy Football and if you don’t have the guts or the instinct to strike on players before they breakout you will never be an elite player at this game.  That may be a difficult realization but it’s the truth.  Let’s take a spin around the NFL and recap everything else that happened in Week 11 and other players you shouldn’t chase down in Week 12.

 

14

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills

37

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Geno Smith

8-23, 108 yards, 3 INT

E.J. Manuel

20-28, 245 yards, 2 TD’s

Chris Ivory

15-98 yards, 1 TD

Fred Jackson

12-34 yards rush

2-5 yards rec

Bilal Powell

5-27 yards

C.J. Spiller

13-6 yards rush

2-10 yards rec

Santonio Holmes

2-71 yards

Marquise Goodwin

6-81 yards, 1 TD

Greg Salas

2-32 yards

T.J. Graham

2-74 yards, 1 TD

Jeff Cumberland

3-25 yards, 1 TD

Scott Chandler

2-40 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Stevie Johnson was Inactive

T.J. Graham 34 yard TD reception

Robert Woods was Inactive

Frank Summers 3 yard TD run

 

Da’Norris Searcy 32 yard INT return for TD

Notes

For the 2nd time this year, Geno Smith was benched late in favor of Matt Simms.

The Bills were playing without both Stevie Johnson & Robert Woods today.

Chris Ivory’s stat line is misleading. He had a garbage time 69 yard run without which he was 14-29 yards.

The Bills defense has been coming on more and more of late. They’re pressuring the QB & forcing turnovers.

           

 

20

Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears

23

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Joe Flacco

17-31, 162 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

4-20 yards rush

Josh McCown

19-31, 216 yards, 1 TD

Ray Rice

25-131 yards, 1 TD rush

3-17 yards rec

Matt Forte

18-83 yards rush

5-42 yards, 1 TD rec

Bernard Pierce

10-18 yards rush

Brandon Marshall

4-42 yards

Torrey Smith

5-32 yards

Alshon Jeffrey

7-83 yards

Tandon Doss

3-37 yards

Earl Bennett

1-1 yards

Dallas Clark

2-31 yards

Martellus Bennett

2-48 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Stephen Paea left game with a toe injury

Ray Rice 1 yard TD run

Matt Elam left game with an ankle injury

David Bass 24 yard INT return for TD

 

Matt Forte 14 yard TD reception

Notes

This game was delayed over 2 hours due to bad weather in Chicago including tornadoes on the ground.

As much as the Ravens ran the ball they should have run a lot more. The Bears Defense is horrible Vs run.

Josh McCown deserves a lot of credit for doing so well & not turning ball over in this weather.

This game is a big reminder that weather always plays a factor in Fantasy Football especially in playoff time.

           

 

 

20

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals

41

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Jason Campbell

27-56, 248 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT

Andy Dalton

13-27, 93 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INT

Chris Ogbonnaya

8-69 yards rush

6-30 yards rec

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

16-62 yards

Fozzy Whittaker

4-20 yards rush

5-41 yards rec

Giovanni Bernard

10-45 yards rush

4-41 yards rec

Josh Gordon

5-125 yards, 1 TD

A.J. Green

2-7 yards

Greg Little

1-4 yards

Mohammad Sanu

2-11 yards, 1 TD

Jordan Cameron

6-29 yards

Jermaine Gresham

2-27 yards, 1 TD

Injuries

Key Plays

Giovanni Bernard left game with a rib injury

Joe Haden 29 yard INT return for TD

 

Tony Dye 24 yard return of a blocked punt

 

Vontaze Burfict 13 yard fumble return for TD

Notes

One of the weirdest games played in a long time. The defenses scored more than the offenses today.

Joe Heden controlled AJ Green today. His 2 early INT’s completely took AJ Green out of this game.

Jordan Cameron’s struggles are directly related to Jason Campbell. He is no longer a top 5 Fantasy TE now.

Willis McGahee should not be owned in any fantasy leagues whatsoever. I’d take a shot on Fozzy Whittaker.

           

 

16

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

24

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Robert Griffin III

17-35, 264 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

10-44 yards rushing

Nick Foles

17-26, 298 yards

9-47 yards, 1 TD rushing

Alfred Morris

22-93 yards

LeSean McCoy

20-77 yards, 2 TD’s

4-73 yards

Pierre Garcon

6-68 yards

Bryce Brown

4-2 yards rush

2-28 yards rec

Aldrick Robinson

2-60 yards, 1 TD

DeSean Jackson

4-82 yards

Santana Moss

2-41 yards

Riley Cooper

3-37 yards

Jordan Reed

1-12 yards

Brent Celek

1-42 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Trent Cole left game with a concussion

Nick Foles 4 yard TD run

Jordan Reed left game with a concussion

Darrel Young 62 yard TD reception

Leonard Hankerson left game with a knee injury

Aldrick Robinson 41 yard TD reception

Notes

RGIII is one of the most overrated players of all time. He simply cannot throw ball against anything but

Prevent defense. Guys like Dalton, Foles, Wilson & Glennon having success and costing a fraction as much.

McCoy briefly left this game due to hamstring issues.

Despite the minimal stat line, Riley Cooper is absolutely a favorite receiver of Nick Foles.

           

 

 

27

Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers

37

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Matt Stafford

19-46 362 2TD INT

Ben Roethlisberger

29-45 367 yards 4 TD 6-12 rushing

Reggie Bush

12-31 rushing 2-23 receiving

Le’Veon Bell

18-36 rushing 4-52 receiving

Joique Bell

9-49 rushing TD 3-48 receiving

Antonio Brown

7-147 2 receiving TD

Calvin Johnson

6-179 2 receiving TD

Emmanuel Sanders

1-2 receiving

Kris Durham

3-42 receiving

Jerricho Cotchery

3-48 receiving TD

Brandon Pettigrew

3-37 receiving

Heath Miller

8-67 receiving

Injuries

Key Plays

TE  Brandon Pettigrew – knee injury - returned

Antonio Brown 34 & 47 yard TD catches

WR  Emmanuel Sanders – foot injury

Calvin Johnson 79 and 19  yard TD catches

RB Joique Bell – foot injury

Joique Bell 2 yard TD

Notes

Heath Miller dropped a 12 yard TD

Detriot went for a fake FG up 27-23 in the 4th quarter which was a huge mistake

Reggie Bush was benched for a good part of the game for fumbling until Bell got hurt

Stafford threw 327 yards in 1st half and 35 in the 2nd one.  Calvin had no catches in the 2nd half

           

 

28

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

41

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Matt Ryan

19-36 254 yard 2TD 2INT

Mike Glennon

20-23 231 2 TD 1-4 rushing

Steven Jackson

11-41 rushing 2-28 receiving

Brian Leonard

4-16 rushing 4-21 receiving

Jacquizz Rogers

6-22 rushing 1-8 receiving

Bobby Rainey

30-163 2 rushing TD 2-4 receiv TD

Roddy White

3-36 receiving TD

Vincent Jackson

10-165 receiving TD

Harry Douglas

6-134 receiving TD

Tiquan Underwood

1-20 receiving

Tony Gonzalez

6-51 receiving

Tim Wright

1-13 receiving

Injuries

Key Plays

QB Dominick Davis – leg injury

Bobby Rainey 43 and 3 yard TD run

RB Jason Snelling –inactive due to arrest

Vincent Jackson 53 yard reception on a great catch

TE Tony Gonzalez – was able to play

Harry Douglas 80 yard TD reception

Notes

Rainey took control of the running back spot for the Bucs with some big runs early on

The Atlanta defense is the worst one in the league at this point and can’t stop either the run or the pass

Vincent Jackson with a huge day and two spectacular catches.  He is still a WR1 despite some struggles

Matt Ryan was awful once again as Atlanta benefitted greatly from some garbage time production.

           

 

27

Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars

14

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Carson Palmer

30-42 419 yards 2TD

Chad Henne

27-42 255 yards TD 2INT

Rashard Mendenhall

13-14 rushing TD

Maurice Jones-Drew

14-23 rushing TD 4-12 receiving

Andre Ellington

8-3 rushing 2-10 receiving

Jordan Todman

2-9 rushing  1- -5 receiving

Larry Fitzgerald

6-61 receiving TD

Cecil Shorts

2-22 receving

Michael Floyd

6-193 receiving TD

Ace Sanders

8-61 receiving

Rob Housler

6-70 receiving

Marcedes Lewis

3-23 receiving

Injuries

Key Plays

WR  Teddy Williams – torn achilles

Danny Noble 62 yard TD catch on 4th&1 at own 38

DB  Justin Bethel - concussion

Larry Fitzgerald 14 yard TD catch

WR  Mike Brown – shoulder injury

MJD 1 yard TD score after pass interference in endzone

Notes

Arizona ran the offense today that we expected to see all season by throwing the ball all over the field

The Jaguars made a point to shut down Ellington today which they did but could not stop the pass

MJD continues to get random touchdowns even though he is doing absolutely nothing throughout the game

Denard Robinson experiment has come and gone as he did not even get a touch

           

 

28

Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans

23

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Matt McGloin

18-32 197 3TD

Case Keenum

13-24 170 TD INT

Rashad Jennings

22-150 rushing TD 2- -2 receiv

Ben Tate

19-88 rushing 4-29 receiving

Marcel Reece

4-6 rushing 2-17 receiving

Matt Schaub

12-25 155 receiving

Denarius Moore

2-11 receiving TD

Andre Johnson

10-116 receiving

Rod Streater

1-8 rushing 6-84 receiving TD

DeAndre Hopkins

1-7 receiving

Mychal Rivera

5-54 receiving TD

Garrett Graham

7-136 receiving TD

Injuries

Key Plays

DT  Daniel Muir – knee injury

Streator 16 yard TD catch & Moore 5 yard TD catch

RB Darren McFadden -inactive

Garrett Graham 42 yard TD catch

QB Terrelle Pryor - inactive

Keyshawn Martin 87 yard punt return

Notes

Keenum was benched in the 3rd quarter for Matt Schaub despite not playing that bad

Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub had a heated exchange at the end of the game after turning the ball back

McGloin looked decent in his first start and would not surprise me to see him getting the next start

McGloin seemed to prefer throwing to Rivera and Streatar which is something to watch if he remains in there

           

 

 

16

San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins

20

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Phillip Rivers

22-34, 298 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Ryan Tannehill

22-35, 268 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

4-21 yards rushing

Ryan Mathews

19-127 yards rush

2-16 yards rec

Lamar Miller

4-17 yards rush

2-20 yards rec

Danny Woodhead

5-21 yards rush

2-16 yards rec

Daniel Thomas

10-57 yards, 1 TD rush

Keenan Allen

3-45 yards

Mike Wallace

4-39 yards

Ladarius Green

4-81 yards

Rishard Matthews

4-52 yards

Antonio Gates

4-52 yards, 1 TD

Charles Clay

6-90 yards, 1 TD

Injuries

Key Plays

Johnny Patrick left game with a head injury

Antonio Gates 5 yard TD reception

Dimitri Patterson left game with a groin injury

Danile Thomas 1 yard TD run

Keenan Allen left game with a knee injury

Charles Clay 39 yard TD reception

Notes

Believe it or not both teams had a chance to move into a tie for the final AFC Wild Card Playoff spot today.

I will never understand what Joe Philbin & Mike Sherman’s plan is for their running game. It is a disaster.

If the Chargers are without Keenan Allen for any extended time, their passing game is in grave danger.

Remember when Brian Hartline was drafted in your league? What a complete waste of a pick that was.

           

 

20

San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints

23

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Colin Kaepernick

17-31, 127 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

3-25 yards rushing

Drew Brees

30-43, 305 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Frank Gore

13-48 yards

Darren Sproles

3-16 yards rush

4-19 yards rec

Kendall Hunter

4-1 yard

Pierre Thomas

11-49 yards rush

5-35 yards rec

Anquan Boldin

6-56 yards, 1 TD

Lance Moore

3-23 yards

Mario Manningham

1-8 yards

Marques Colston

5-80 yards

Vernon Davis

4-33 yards, 1 TD

Jimmy Graham

6-41 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Tarell Brown left game with a rib injury

Anquan Boldin 11 yard TD reception

Mike Iupati left game with a knee injury

Josh Hill 3 yard TD reception

 

Vernon Davis 17 yard TD reception

Notes

We aren’t used to seeing the Saints play a tough defense at home hence why this output is surprising.

Teams are getting hip to Jimmy Graham and double or triple teaming him on every play limiting his use.

Every time the 49ers throw the ball more than they run they lose the game.

Sproles was taken out of the game late due to a left knee injury but returned later on.

           

 

13

Green Bay Packers at New York Giants

27

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Scott Tolzien

24-34, 339 yards, 3 INT

Eli Manning

25-35, 279 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Eddie Lacy

14-27 yards, 1 TD

2-21 yards rec

Andre Brown

18-66 yards rush

3-27 yards rec

Jordy Nelson

8-117 yards

Victor Cruz

8-110 yards

Jarrett Boykin

6-91 yards

Hakeem Nicks

4-50 yards

James Jones

2-55 yards

Ruben Randle

3-37 yards, 1 TD

Brandon Bostic

1-26 yards

Brandon Myers

3-32 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Johnny Jolly left game with a groin injury

Ruben Randle 26 yard TD reception

James Nixon left game with a knee injury

Brandon Jacobs 1 yard TD run

Jason Pierre-Paul left game with a shoulder injury

Jason Pierre-Paul 24 yard INT return for TD

Notes

It is an embarrassment that the Giants let Brandon Jacobs score that TD instead of Brown.

These are two of the worst defensive backfields in the NFL. Unfortunately I still have 0 faith in Eli Manning.

I do believe that Tolzien can throw for good yardage with more TD’s in this system as long as he starts.

Victor Cruz is absolutely phenomenal and needs the ball in his hands more often for crying out loud Eli!

           

 

20

Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks

41

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Christian Ponder

13-22, 129 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

Russell Wilson

13-18, 230 yards, 2 TDs

Adrian Peterson

21-65 yards

Marshawn Lynch

17-54 yards, 2 TD’s rush

2-9 yards, 1 TD rec

Toby Gerhart

7-67 yards

Golden Tate

1-26 yards

Jarius Wright

3-69 yards, 2 TD’s

Percy Harvin

1-17 yards

Cordarrelle Patterson

3-28 yards

Doug Baldwin

2-63 yards, 1 TD

John Carlson

5-69 yards

Zach Miller

4-69 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Greg Jennings was a surprise Inactive today

Walter Thurmond 29 yard INT return for TD

Jermaine Kearse left game with a concussion

M. Lynch TD runs of 1 & 6 yards & 6 yard TD catch

 

Jarius Wright TD catches of 21 & 38 yards

Notes

I can’t believe that we avoided the Percy Harvin ceremonious TD reception against his former team today.

Ponder was benched in favor of Matt Cassel in the 4th quarter today.

The Seahawks got both LT Russell Okung & RT Breno Giacomini back today for 1st time since September.

Cordarrelle Patterson is a guy who could be a huge asset in the Fantasy Playoffs this season.

           

 

17

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

27

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Alex Smith

21-45, 230 yards, 2 TD’s

5-52 yard rushing

Peyton Manning

24-40, 323 yards, 1 TD

JaMaal Charles

16-78 yards

Knowshon Moreno

27-79 yards

Dwayne Bowe

4-57 yards, 1 TD

DeMaryius Thomas

5-121 yards

Donnie Avery

1-20 yards

Wes Welker

8-72 yards

Dexter McCluster

5-53 yards

Eric Decker

5-71 yards

Anthony Fasano

4-37 yards, 1 TD

Julius Thomas

3-43 yards,1 TD

Injuries

Key Plays

Rahim Moore left game with a lower leg injury

Julius Thomas 9 yard TD reception

Wes Welker left game with a concussion




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