I’m from Iowa and if you’re not you will probably roll your eyes at this. It was a big day in the NFL for former Hawkeyes on Sunday. Adrian Clayborn took advantage of playing against Tyron Smith’s back up and got himself six sacks in one game. Wow, if only the Buccaneers, who struggle greatly to generate a pass rush, would’ve re-signed him after his rookie deal was up. Another great move by Jason Licht. Also, Hawkeye graduate C.J. Beathard earned his first career win in the NFL on Sunday. I figured that Jimmy Garappolo would have taken over the starting quarterback job before that ever happened, but here we are!

Minnesota Vikings Vs. Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins had a very good performance today in a game that was much more high scoring than it was projected to be. Adam Thielen once again outperformed Stefon Diggs catching 8 balls for 166 yards and a touchdown. Diggs wasn’t too shabby himself as he also reeled in 4 catches and a touchdown. Latavious Murray out-touched Jerrick McKinnon this week and he was also able to find the end zone in a pretty solid fantasy day.

Rob Kelley left the game with an injury so Samaje Perine took over his touches pretty early in the game. Perine didn’t do anything spectacular but he did manage a 9-yard carry. Chris Thompson took some carries as well but his 41 receiving yards was where his value was. Doctson caught 4 balls for 30 yards. The good news is that he saw 7 targets including 2 targets in the end zone. On of those targets he slipped on a would-be easy touchdown and on the second target Cousins overthrew him. Vernon Davis continues to eat. Going into the 4th quarter, he only had 2 catches for 15 yards, but after some garbage time with Cousins, he ended the day with 7 catches for 76 yards.

Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Tennessee Titans

Marcus Mariota had one of his better games this season. It helped that Vontaze Burfict got tossed out in the first half and was unable to wreak havoc. He was inches away from a second touchdown pass of the day but Corey Davis lost control of the ball and it ended up being a touch back. Either way, Mariota made up for it by tacking on 51 rushing yards. Derrick Henry gained more yards than DeMarco Murray but Murray was the back who found pay dirt twice. Everyone’s favorite sleeper tight end, Jonnu Smith only caught 2 balls for 20 yards to the disdain of fantasy twitter.

Andy Dalton also had a pretty good day. He was able to find Brandon LaFell and A.J. Green for touchdowns on their way to having nice days as well. Joe Mixon ran in his 3rd touchdown of the season. Mixon is struggling to find yards this year but it is hard to blame him with the lack of run blocking that has been provided for him. Still, one would think that he would be able to rip off more long runs than he has managed this year.

Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Indianapolis Colts

I’m having difficulty forgiving myself for overlooking Ju Ju Smith-Schuster in all five of my leagues. He had another great game catching 5 balls for 97 yards and a touchdown. He had the same amount of targets as Antonio Brown and I think they might have switched jerseys because Brown didn’t look like himself. There was one play that would’ve been about a 30-yard reception, but Antonio must have saw the safety closing in out of the corner of his eye and didn’t position himself correctly to make the catch.

I have never heard of Chester Rogers and I’m probably not going to look too much into it either. But props to him for a fantastic touchdown catch and going over 100 yards in an NFL game. Speaking of big plays, Jacoby Brissett leads the NFL in plays of over 60 yards this season, but you already knew that if you watch the Red Zone Channel all day like I do. T.Y. Hilton, Jack Doyle, and Marlon Mack were all quiet on Sunday.

New York Jets Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Robby Anderson is quietly having a very good season. Anderson scored a touchdown for his fourth game in a row and it doesn’t matter that it was with 28 seconds to go in the 4th quarter on a meaningless drive because fantasy points are fantasy points. Austin Seferian-Jenkins also continued his comeback campaign bringing in 6 balls for 67 yards in the second half.

Ryan Fitzpatrick didn’t pile up a ton of yards, but a couple receivers on the Bucs had fantasy relevant days. Desean Jackson caught 6 balls for 82 yards. Chris Godwin, who was starting in place of Mike Evans, brought in 5 balls for 68 yards as well falling just one yard short of having a *nice* day. Cameron Brate was noticeably quiet on Sunday with only 10 yards on 3 targets.

Cleveland Browns Vs. Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford was off to a slow start on Sunday, but ended up really getting things going in the second half on his way to a three-touchdown day against the Browns. It was also great to see Ameer Abdullah find the end zone. Abdullah is a talented running back, but unfortunately for him, he plays on a pass-heavy offense. Golden Tate turned in another strong fantasy day with 6 catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. There was also a Kenny Golladay and Eric Ebron sighting today! On the Browns side of the ball, Isaiah Crowell and Deshone Kizer found the end zone on the ground. Kizer had the best game of his career in a losing effort.

Los Angeles Chargers Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Philip Rivers squeezed out a couple of touchdowns to Austin Ekeler to justify a start from owners who were possibly in a tight spot. Ekeler put an asterisk next to his good game with a costly fourth quarter fumble. Melvin Gordon, Keenan Allen, and Hunter Henry all had quiet days against this top-of-the-line defense. Leonard Fournette lost a lot of playing time in the second half before checking back in during the overtime period. Fournette averaged under 2 yards per carry for the day.

Green Bay Packers Vs. Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky let it fly on Sunday and he almost had his first career 300-yard passing game. I wasn’t expecting the running game to be so quiet for the Bears, both Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen had very quiet days. I’m not in a rush to go pick up Dontrelle Inman, it doesn’t seem like any receivers on the Bears are ever able to string together consecutive relevant games. I think that you’d just be wasting your transactions or FAAB. Adam Shaheen is an interesting stash if you need some help at tight end.

I’m not privy to the length of time that either Ty Montgomery or Aaron Jones will be out for, but if they are missing next week, Jamaal Williams is worth a pick-up with the Ravens coming to town. These receivers are tough to predict on a week-to-week basis, but today was Davante Adam’s day.

New Orleans Saints Vs. Buffalo Bills

The Saints sure do seem to be running the ball a lot lately. What is Drew Brees hiding? Just kidding, hell, he even got in on the action with a rushing touchdown of his own. I know that one of our Razzball readers has the Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara stack so Sunday was a great day for him, I’m sure. The fact that the Saints can put up 47 points in shitty outdoor weather with Drew Brees only throwing for 184 yards tells me that this team is going to bring the pain in the real life football playoffs. Buffalo was unable to respond well to the tough New Orleans defense. Tyrod Taylor was terrible and Kelvin Benjamin only caught 3 passes in his Buffalo debut.

Dallas Cowboys Vs. Atlanta Falcons

I’m very confused. I thought that Dallas had the best offensive line in football. It’s crazy how devastating that it is for the Cowboys to be missing Tyron Smith. Alfred Morris carried the ball 11 times and Rod Smith carried it 3 times but caught 4 passes. It’s no surprise that Dez Bryant led the Cowboys in targets on Sunday, but what is surprising is how quiet he has been this season. If I remember correctly, health has always been the issue with his production, but I think that he has played every game this year. I hope that the Cowboys don’t play the Jaguars this year, I’m sure that Jalen Ramsey would have plenty of thoughts for Dez about his performance this year.

Devonta Freeman only saw one carry before he went into concussion protocol. Tevin Coleman earned fist pumps from owners who started him today as he ran for 83 yards and a touchdown. Matt Ryan had a serviceable game to go along with another rather serviceable season. Julio Jones isn’t helping his cause, he had another quiet game Sunday without a touchdown.

New York Giants Vs. San Francisco 49ers

If Carlos Hyde was finding the end zone more often, we would be talking about a top 10 back from week to week. Hyde is consistently running the ball well and making plays for this sputtering offense. Marquise Goodwin was one and done today, but it was a big one. Garrett Celek had 4 catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. If you haven’t caught on yet, if you have a starting tight end on your roster or on your waiver wire that is playing the Giants that week, get them in your lineup. Eli Manning had a good fantasy day, but Giants fans don’t care about that when they are staring at a 1-8 record in the standings. Sterling Shephard took advantage of a great matchup on Sunday and had a huge day. If you can find a way to acquire Shepard, you should do that, because his schedule is very favorable going forward.

Houston Texans Vs. Los Angeles Rams

Todd Gurley piled up the yardage on Sunday, but he wasn’t able to find the end zone, which seems unlikely when you see the final score of this game. Robert Woods is becoming a force with Jared Goff. He’s not only an every week starter, he’s an every week starter that you can be confident in to produce. Sammy Watkins isn’t catching a lot of balls, but he found the end zone for the second week in a row. Will Fuller got banged up on Sunday, so that means more targets for DeAndre Hopkins. His footwork on the sideline continues to be unmatched, if he actually had… never mind, regardless of who is throwing him the ball (outside of Brock Osweiler) Hopkins is one of the best receivers in the league.


  1. mike says:

    With Gordon and his possible turf toes, will Eckler start getting 15 touches a game? My God if he does it is like a WR2 out there. AS an AB owner, I think JU JU just crapped on my parade a but. He is soooo good out there, Ben knows it, WR2 ROS no doubt.

  2. MB

    Unbreakable_MB says:

    I think that 4th quarter fumble hurt his case for that, but he’s a worthy handcuff. Yeah, it looks like Ju Ju is actually the real deal

  3. Zach

    Zach says:


    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:


  4. The grinch says:

    Top of the morning fellas! So my 3 game winning streak has come to an end unless I can have the largest comeback ever

    I am down 125 to my 53. My team flat out didn’t show up. But I’m playing to add on to my Points For tonight since my opponents in my division lost.

    Down 72 & I have Parker, mcaffery, Dolphins D, gano & defensive player yikes! Since I’m down by so much would you hold my eagles D they get Dallas week 11 they didn’t look hot without Zeke. Or drop for Miami D?

    Looking ahead to week 11 who would you drop/ add?

    Players available: Burkhead , Booker, Rawls, Jamaal Williams, lafell, martavis Bryant, Golladay, moncrief, mike Wallace, Austin hooper, Ben Watson, marcedes Lewis?

    For D’s thoughts of these for week 11: Falcons @ Sea, Bucs D @ Miami, Ravens D at GB, chargers D vs bills

    My RBs: Gordon, hunt, mcaffery, Aaron jones, AP, McKinnon, ekeler, chark west

    My WRs Keenan allen, tyreek hill, Baldwin, hogan, Parker, Corey Davis

    My TE: I have Doyle who has a week 11 bye & also clay


    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:

      @The grinch: you can use Miami this and next week and hope for the best. I’d drop charkandrick for Jamaal Williams

      • The grinch says:


        Good call! I’m playing the points game, I’m in first in my division at 6-3 soon to be 6-4, the team below me is now 5-5, then 4-6, 3-7, 3-7. I need to be tops in my division so I can secure that bye that’s my goal. The owner below be his points are 1251 Points For. I’m at 1250 Points For, he scored 77 points this week he’s done I scored 53 but hoping I can surpass 77 so I can have more PF. I know wins are important but on the flip having the good amount of points is important too for seeding/ tie breakers.

        Would you trade my Gordon for either mccoy or fournette? Who do you prefer ROS? Are you worried about Gordon going forward?

        • MB

          Unbreakable_MB says:

          @The grinch: yes I am slightly concerned and would trade him for either of those guys

          • The grinch says:


            Is dealing my Gordon for kamara in the cards or am I losing that deal?

            • MB

              Unbreakable_MB says:

              @The grinch: I think you win that one easily. Kamara is a star

  5. Jake says:

    Is Burhead a solid play each week going forward ? I have him and White its difficult each week to pick the right one what are your thoughts ?

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:

      @Jake: I think so, it’s becoming apparent that he’s going to be more and more involved in the game plan

    • Rod Smith Cowboys RB says:

      @Jake: I think all three RBs Lewis, WHite, Burkhead are valuable in ppr going forward. not top guys ever but consistent 10-15points

  6. Rod Smith Cowboys RB says:

    Hey MB,

    Little butthurt about the Dallas RB situation. I picked up Rod Smith really smoothly off the waiver line. Im not too happy with it but my Rod’s gonna have to serve me for now. How long are we holding our Rod’s for while the Cowboys tighten up their fannies?

    thanks a ton

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:

      @Rod Smith Cowboys RB: I’m standing here holding my Rod too getting blue footballs. I think this offense can run smoothly again when their left tackle returns, otherwise I don’t think anyone in this offense is playable.

  7. Uncle Rico says:

    Yo!!! It’s Monday niiighr madness!
    .5 PPR league: ROS hang onto my Keenan allen or trade for either one of these if I can? Dez? Adam theilen? Cooks? Crabtree? Cooper? Juju smith? Demaryius? Larry Fitzgerald?

    Keenan’s upcoming schedule:
    – week 11 home vs bills
    – week 12 thanksgiving day game at Dallas
    – week 13 home vs Browns
    – week 14 home vs skins
    – week 15 @ KC
    – week 16 @ Jets

    FYI my WRs we start 3 are Keenan, Baldwin, Tyreek hill, hogan, Parker, Corey Davis. Hogan has been a beast but he’s injured I’m just hoping Parker can come on same with Davis.
    Or keep Keenan & trade Baldwin, Parker instead?

    Next is Austin hooper worth adding as a stream for week 11? He gets Seahawks minus Sherman


    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:

      @Uncle Rico: at this point I’d trade him for Thielen, Crabtree or Ju Ju

  8. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:

    shepard is going for the trophy (watch out ginn and a.cooper) of drops.

    finally am about to post a bottom 2 score (i have no clue how i’m in a near 3 way tie for 1st in points this late with these injuries), 16 team PPR/IDP dynasty. fantrax so infinite IR slots for anybody that can’t play for any reason
    QB (start 1, max 2 active, unless more than 1 is from ARI), palmer/trubisky/flacco/mccown
    RB (2, 6) j.allen/drake/stewart/hyde/kelley/breida/d.johnson/c.johnson/hightower
    WR (3, 7) doctson/evans/t.will (LAC)/m.will/mart bryant/garcon/john brown
    TE (1, 3) ertz/burton/green julius
    1 flex
    K (1, 2) nugent/dawson
    good IDP’s though of course

    better waiver priority: j.will (GB) or perine? longer term i likely have room for neither of course.

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:

      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: I think Williams, Perine hasn’t shown me much

  9. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:

    i think yahoo scoring only counts the weeks before this one, but ryan by average points per game is 17th QB (i know this since i lost winston i’ve had to fade attempted trade rape “ideas” from the ryan owner in one money league). they are: (obviously league scoring varies but i’m guessing ryan’s been nearly this “serviceable” in most leagues)
    1. watson (30.69)
    2. RW3 (27.19)
    3. wentz (27.18)
    4. smith (25.12, WOW)
    5. brady (25.01)
    6. dak attack (24. 61)
    7. AAron (22.78)
    8. cousins (22.33)
    9. staff infection (21.99)
    10. goff (21.8)
    11. newtown (20.47)
    12. brees (20.31, wow, didn’t think this low, stupid good team for first time in probably at least 5 years)
    13. rivers (19.06)
    14. carr (18.88)
    15. beat it hard (18.73 this is surprising, with only this week being a good one)
    16. mccown (18.67)
    17. ryan (18.53)
    so if we remove the ones no longer starting ryan is 15th. this kinda similar to the thoughts about forehead (p.manning) in his last season when he was like the 26th or something average fantasy scoring QB but was still written about as if he was like the 15th at least.

  10. Steve says:

    Which defense do you prefer going forward: Ravens, Broncos, Chiefs? Seems like Ravens this week but also for the ROS? Thanks much!

    • goodfold2 says:

      @Steve: KC has had massive injuries and without knowing their sched they are only now ranked 27th at footballoutsiders. BAL way up to 2nd, DEN down to 5th (but the way it’s been going lately for DEN your thinking of prioritizing BAL independent of DEN having good matchups probably sounds right)

    • MB

      Unbreakable_MB says:

      @Steve: yeah, I’d go with the Ravens.

  11. SCR says:

    Pls rank ROS Burkhead, D. Lewis, Wiodhead. Thanks!

  12. Chad Bowling says:

    I currently roster Matt Ryan and Stafford.
    Rivers and Alex Smith are on the wire. Who should I roster for the stretch run?

    Stafford soesn’t have any great matchups left and Rivers in concussion protocol. Was leaning Ryan and Smith.

  13. fudgemybudge says:

    Evans or Thielen ros ppr?

  14. Jerry says:

    Who do you like the best out of Jammal Williams, Damien Williams, Dion Lewis, Riddick and Perine in a full point, ppr league for ros? Thanks!

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