Week 10’s only big potential casualty came in the form of Jordan Howard, though he eloquently said that he was just fine. Yet again, there's really nothing fun to discuss here. Week 11 yields yet another four-team bye, with Atlanta, San Diego and Denver’s players getting some rest.
Oh, and the Jets, but that really just means that Matt Forte has a bye.
Let’s check in on players that are owned in roughly 40% of leagues or less, so that you can make an educated decision about who to add to your squad.
NYG hasn’t played yet, so feel free to read last week’s blurb. Nothing has really changed, as the Giants will likely struggle with running the ball yet again against Cincinnati on Monday night. The breaking news of Week 9 is that the Giants still suck at running the ball, but at least Perkins racked up 32 yards on 11 carries and added in two 15-yard catches to give him 62 total yards.
No one would’ve been happy playing him in Week 9, but the point here is that New York gave him a chance to play and be somehow outshone Rashad Jennings (11-26-0, 3-13-0). The Giants will remain at home for their next two games (CIN, CHI) before heading into Cleveland.
Those in PPR formats should be more eager at this pickup, but there’s some upside to chase for all. If only his pass-blocking skills could be trusted.
Prosise showed off his receiving skills in Seattle’s battle against the Patriots on Sunday night in Week 10, as he caught all seven of his targets for 87 yards while also rushing the ball 17 times for another 66 yards.
Tallying 153 total yards is one way to announce your presence to the NFL. While he’s clearly leapfrogged Christine Michael on the RB totem pole, he will likely have to deal with Thomas Rawls soon. He’ll strictly be a PPR option when that occurs, as the 17 carries may end up being his season high with Rawls on the mend.
Still, Rawls is no sure thing to seamlessly re-enter the picture and Prosise is definitely one of the stronger adds out there, even with a home matchup against the Eagles on deck.
Of course, Baltimore ate in a big way against the Browns on Thursday night with Smith collecting five of his seven targets for 60 yards and a muscled-in TD. He should have had another touchdown as well, but Flacco didn’t see him crossing the field with enough space around him to start a yoga class.
Baltimore has to travel into Dallas to face a red-hot Cowboys team, and Smith will need to be a big part of their efforts against them as a WR3.
He only caught two of his six targets for 29 yards, and also lost a fumble and tipped a ball up that ended up getting intercepted. Nelson may have lost his spot as Arizona’s newly-appointed #2 receiver with the poor showing, especially when you consider that Michael Floyd caught five balls for 101 yards.
Week 11 against Minnesota isn’t a good spot for Nelson or Floyd anyhow, but a Week 12 shootout against Atlanta could make Nelson a nice play if he keeps himself on the radar.
Bradford completed 31-of-40 passes for the second straight week, as he unraveled a 307-yard effort with two touchdowns and an interception against a solid Washington secondary in Minnesota’s fourth straight loss on Sunday.
It’s clear that new OC Pat Shurmur is really leaning on these high-percentage throws, and we’re starting to see why Bradford’s best years may have come alongside Shurmur’s calls. The Vikings are still absolutely awful at running the ball, so Stefon Diggs and Sammy Biscuits are left doing the heavy lifting. This is bad for Minnesota in real life, but fantasy-wise this is solid for owners as Minnesota heads into another tough matchup against Arizona at home.
San Francisco did just look good against Arizona though, so there’s that.
He turned his three Week 10 targets into 66 yards and a touchdown, which should illustrate the issue here. Relying on three targets to produce fantasy-worthy numbers is rough, but a plus matchup against Green Bay’s porous secondary in Week 11 is a decent spot—as Delanie Walker (9-124-1) just showed.
This is a play that’s more predicated on Oakland’s strong offensive line just steamrolling Houston’s defense to the point where Brock Osweiler is forced to take chances, make mistakes and get messy pretty early on.