Holiday weather is here, folks! The entire East coast was one big wind storm and it greatly affected the game play. The scores were low, kickers were missing a bunch of kicks and quarterback play was way down in that part of the country. Even Russell Wilson struggled to get anything going. We will see more and more of this as we head into the fantasy playoffs. With weather becoming more of a factor, it makes the lineup decisions a bit more complicated on a week to week basis. It helps to have drafted good running backs early in the draft. I’m talking directly to you zero RB truthers out there. Let’s get to what I saw during the early games on Sunday, starting with the quickest and least exciting game of them all in Buffalo. 

Performance Checks

  • Frank Gore became the 3rd all-time leading rusher on Sunday when he past Barry Sanders on the list. He’s had a great career and is somehow still fantasy relevant at his age. 
  • Devin Singletary set aside his fumbling issues and ended up running for 106 yards on 21 carries. Singletary is a huge part of this offense and should also be a big part of your weekly lineup. The only concern is that Frank Gore seems to suck up the goal line work. 
  • John Brown had a slow day but still caught a touchdown pass to go along with his 39 yards. Cole Beasley had a good day though. Beasley caught 6 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. 
  • Josh Allen wasn’t able to grab another touchdown on the ground, but he did run for 56 yards while adding a couple of touchdowns through the air.
  • I thought that Phillip Lindsay would have more success on the ground than he did on Sunday. If you can get anything done against Buffalo on offense, it’s usually on the ground.
  • Things were looking very ugly early on for Jameis Winston with 2 interceptions in the first half. Jameis put it all together and ended up with 313 yards and 3 touchdowns. It helps to have two of the best receivers in the league to throw to while playing one of the worst secondaries in the league, but hey, he got it done.
  • It was a startable week for Ronald Jones. Jones had 12 carries for 51 yards and and 3 catches for 16 yards and the all important touchdown. Ronald Jones should remain in your lineups next week when the Bucs travel to Jacksonville.
  • Christ GODwin blessed us with 7 catches for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns. His long of 71 yards was a thing of beauty and set the tone for what the Bucs offense could be on Sunday. Godwin was already a top 3 wide receiver in PPR leagues for the season coming into the game and he could move up the leader board after this performance.
  • Brian Hill just isn’t going to be a thing. He averaged 1.6 yards per carry on 9 totes and gained 13 yards on catches.
  • Julio Jones hurt his shoulder and that opened things up for Calvin Ridley to catch 6 balls for 84 yards including a garbage time touchdown inside of the 2 minute warning in the 4th quarter. 
  • Mitch Trubisky got the win but didn’t look too good in the process despite a very pass heavy offense. 2 of Trubisky’s 41 attempts were ugly interceptions but he was able to find Allen Robinson in the endzone and ran one in himself. 
  • Robinson did catch 6 of his 10 targets for 131 yards to go along with his touchdown. Anthony Miller was 2nd in targets with 9 and caught 6 of them for 77 yards. 
  • Saquon Barkley continued his streak of ineffectiveness with 17 carries for 59 yards. Barkley wasn’t able to make up any ground in the passing game catching 2 balls for 1 yard. 
  • Do you snell what Benny is cooking? Benny led the backfield with 21 carries and 98 yards on the ground against a susceptible Bengals defense. Jaylen Samuels only touched the ball 5 times which is an interesting strategy. Either way, the game plan worked.. I guess. The Steelers beat the Bengals by 6. 
  • Tyler Boyd caught 5 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown but gave up a very costly fumble. From a fantasy standpoint, you’ll take it as an owner. 
  • Joe Mixon looked good running the ball like always, but the scoring opportunities weren’t there for him this week.
  • James Washington paid off for owners that took a chance on him this week thanks to a 79-yard touchdown catch once Devlin Hodges entered the game. Speaking of which, it’s about damn time that trash bag with a noodle arm got pulled. 
  • It’s officially Baker season y’all! Baker Mayfield had a hell of a first half with 3 touchdown passes and he ended up with 327 yards through the air. He finally connected with Odell Beckham Jr. for a 35-yard touchdown. 
  • It was another big Jarvis Landry day. Jarvis led the team with 13 targets and caught 10 balls for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns. He’s still an obvious must start. 
  • Kareem Hunt got his first touchdown run as a Brown but this is still Nick Chubb’s backfield. Nick Chubb carried it 21 times for 106 yards and a touchdown. Chubb even had a great day in the passing game. He caught 3 passes for 58 yards. 
  • I hope that whole Patrick Laird movement was a troll. Oh well, he score more fantasy points than Mack Hollins who I put in my DFS flex. I still had a profitable day, I’m getting better at that DraftKings stuff. 
  • DeVante Parker caught 6 of his 11 targets for 91 yards. That’s 15 PPR points for those keeping track at home. Let’s try and get Parker in those lineups going forward. 
  • Kamara’s volume in the passing game makes him digestible in PPR leagues. He also reached over 100 all-purpose yards. 
  • Christian McCaffrey added a couple touchdowns to his ridiculous total and was well over 100 all-purpose yards. 
  • D.J. Moore has really come on the past couple of weeks as well. Moore caugh 6 of his 9 targets for 126 yards and a touchdown. You have to keep rolling him out there. 
  • I was laughed at when I said that it was Sam Darnold season, but who’s laughing now, readers? I’m laughing. But it’s like an existential dread kind of laugh when slotting Darnold into my lineups every week. 
  • Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson had a 50/50 split on touches on Sunday. I think that’s what you can expect going forward. 
  • This performance is what you’re looking at for the future of Miles Sanders. Solid, probably not a future fantasy RB1. 
  • Rashaad Penny outpaced Chris Carson on the ground by A LOT. This is something to keep an eye on going forward. 

  1. The Harrow says:
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    there are people in this world that will finally notice climate change ONLY since this year (and likely future years) the kicking is the worst it’s been since 2003 (league wide this is true). it’s like that onion article about how the u.s. would need something like a few hundred natural disasters a month in order for many to admit this, but mine is probably more accurate (the actually natural disaster number is probably only a couple dozen per month for average intelligence amuricans). the kicking thing would probably somehow be blamed on “uppity colored folks not knowing their place in the sport” anyway, like everything else they have lately not liked in football.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hahahah wouldn’t that be hilarious if that was a trigger?

      • The Harrow says:
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        there are those absolutely dense enough such that things like:
        1. more tornados
        2. ice cap loss constantly (this one is easy to not notice of course, for now, you’d have to read about it not see it, at least until NO or NY are underwater)
        3. highs and lows records (temps) being shattered fairly often (not to mention overall temperature average highest ever for north america (and entire world)) pretty lately.
        4. at least in north america record precipitation amounts over last 1.5 years since people have been recording precipitation in north america.
        the onion article obv meant that we could be so dense as to actually need just insane amounts of tornados/hurricanes/earthquakes such that almost every day was a catastrophe till we noticed something was going on.

        but could dodge all that stuff while noticing how horrible the kickers are this year and if it’s weather based (it might not be this year be the main reason for it) it’ll continue.

  2. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    yeah darnold and/or jimmy G have a great ROS schedule week to week, i dropped foles/goff for the both of them in one spot a few weeks back. should’ve played darnold this week but went with rankings.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah, wasn’t bullish on his ranking because of the wind on the East coast

  3. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    dalton or hodges for super flex leagues (or 2 QB’s). keep 4 so these guys don’t come into play for dynasty purposes here. i have rudolph to drop. also have d.lock as the 3rd option, clearly behind the other 2 for now.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d play Dalton, just think there’s more upside

  4. water boy says:
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    Hey MB! Happy early thanksgiving! .5 ppr would you trade my T.Y. Hilton ? If yes who should I target for the playoffs?

    FYI here’s Hilton’s upcoming schedule

    Week 13: vs Titans
    Week 14: @ TB
    Week 15: @ New Orleans
    Week 16: vs panthers

    Here are names & their matchups I was thinking of:

    OBJ
    Week 13: @ Pittsburgh
    Week 14: vs bengals
    Week 15: @ Arizona
    Week 16: vs Ravens

    Amari cooper:
    Week 13 vs bills
    Week 14: @ bears
    Week 15: vs rams
    Week 16:

    DJ Moore
    Week 13: vs skins
    Week 14: @ ATL
    Week 15: vs Seahawks
    Week 16: @ Indy

    Calvin Ridley
    Week 13: vs saints
    Week 14: vs panthers
    Week 15: @ SF
    Week 16: vs jags

    Ertz (I’ll need a TE)
    Week 13: @ Miami
    Week 14: vs giants
    Week 15: @ Washington
    Week 16: vs cowboys

    Keenan Allen:
    Week 13 @ Denver
    Week 14: @ Jacksonville
    Week 15: vs Vikings
    Week 16: vs Oakland

    My WRs are Tyreek, Marvin Jones, Devante Parker, thielen, Hilton, Hollywood brown, Watkins, Josh Gordon, aj green

    Thanks bud!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d try and grab Ridley or Moore

  5. Cram It says:
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    Purely speculative but for s’s and g’s, which QB for week 16:
    Rivers vs Oakland
    Foles @ Atlanta
    Fitzmagic vs Cincy

    • MB

      MB says:
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      For S’s and g’s love it.

      FitzMAGIC

  6. Jake says:
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    I’m number 1 seed and don’t want to be due to who I’m projected to play. If I lose this week I would drop to the 2 seed to play weaker teams . Would it be right if me to throw away the week intentionally or would you consider this a bad move ? The guy I’m playing has no shot at playoffs so in my opinion it doesn’t matter but want to make sure it’s not a shady move. Thanks

    • LaRockakis says:
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      You should do whatever is best for your team, with no regard for other teams. It’s not your fault if they don’t like it.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Do what you have to to win the league

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