Fantasy football scoring takes a Sunday afternoon holiday

I prefer to say that each batch of NFL outcomes is bizarre in its personal means. The chaos is the product. That’s what we as fantasy managers come to count on. We attempt to profit from the entropy, if we are able to. We flip into the skid. And man, there have been loads of fantasy skids within the early window of Week 11. Several big-name stars put up brick performances on the eve of Thanksgiving.

Start in Detroit, the place Josh Allen was erratic early and completed with simply 197 yards, one landing and a piddly seven speeding yards. Did his current interception drawback spook him? Perhaps he was afraid of creating a mistake. Buffalo nonetheless rolled to a straightforward victory — even when Cleveland stole the last-second push towards the unfold — but it surely was Allen’s worst fantasy sport of the yr by far. Those 12.58 factors do not buy a lot.

Meanwhile, Jacoby Brissett thrived — a few of it in rubbish time — en path to 324 yards and three touchdowns. Amari Cooper (8-113-2) lastly smashed in a highway sport, and Donovan Peoples-Jones (5-61-1) lastly broke the seal on his landing account. It’s a good factor Cleveland discovered some passing success, as a result of Nick Chubblike Allen, had a shockingly poor sport (14 carries, 19 yards).

Maybe you had excessive hopes for the Ravens to put the wooden to the Panthers — Baltimore, in spite of everything, was a meaty 12-point favourite at house. But Lamar Jackson was restricted to at least one landing (not less than it was on the bottom) and 240 yards of offense, good for 16.46 Yahoo fantasy factors, and the Ravens tiptoed out with a boring 13-3 win. Jackson did not lose your fantasy sport for you, however he positive did not win you something.

He solely centered on two foremost gamers when he threw downfield. Mark Andrews (6-63-0) was after all performed in all fantasy leagues. Demarcus Robinson (9-128-0) was not. This is the seventh yr of Robinson’s unusual profession; it is simply the second time he is gone previous 100 yards, and solely the third time he eclipsed 70 yards. Score one for the genius of desperation.

Demarcus Robinson delivered in fantasy — besides only a few fantasy managers had been determined sufficient to play him. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kenyan Drake did not go bananas within the absence of Gus Edwards. The Drake collected 10-46 speeding and two quick receptions. No touchdowns. No fantasy glory.

I refuse to say a lot in regards to the Panthers. D’Onta Foreman (11-24-0) had no working lanes. DJ Moore was submarined by Baker Mayfield. I by no means thought I’d be so determined to look at Sam Darnold play once more.

The Eagles had their lowest-scoring sport of the yr, though they one way or the other escaped with a 17-16 victory at Indianapolis. The Lions spanked the Giants, however Jared Goff threw for simply 165 yards — with zero touchdowns. Jamaal Williams (three spikes) stays Detroit’s spirit animal, and D’Andre Swift scored in rubbish time, though the Lions continued to restrict his work (eight touches, 32 yards).

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The Lions protection was dead-set on stopping Saquon Barkley and it labored — 15 carries, 22 yards. Barkley additionally had two catches for 13 yards. Daniel Jones was helpful in catching up, throwing for 341 yards, working for 50 extra and accounting for 2 touchdowns. If you wanted Wan’Dale Robinson (9-100-0) p Darius Slayton (5-86-0) as desperation performs, you turned a gentle revenue.

Even some dependable kickers had been taken down by the climate gods. Graham Gano shanked two additional factors within the New Jersey wind tunnel. Nick Folk had a hellish time with the Foxboro wind, however luckily for New England, Zach Wilson was even worse. The Patriots escaped with a win (and a present cowl) courtesy of a punt return landing within the closing minute. No one must rewatch this 10-3 snooze fest.

Oh, we may set our watch by a few issues, fortunately. Chris Olave (5-102-1) ran previous Rams defenders all day. Jonathan Taylor had 94 complete yards and a rating, and Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell had been each respectable. Cole Kmet did not go off at Atlanta (3-35-0), however Justin Fields (153 air, 85 floor, two scores), David Montgomery (121 complete yards, one rating) and Darnell Mooney (4-29-1) all confirmed up. Mooney was liberally held many of the day; he simply may have carried out extra. Hopefully, Fields is wholesome for Week 12 — he dinged his left shoulder late within the loss to Atlanta.

The Falcons did what they often do — they stored the ball away from their greatest playmakers. Drake London had only one catch on three targets, however not less than it was a two-yard landing. Cordarrelle Patterson shared with two different runners (Tyler Allgeier, Marcus Mariota), not that 10-52-0 is a poor exhibiting. Patterson’s fantasy day was bailed out by a 103-yard kickoff return. Kyle Pitts had 5 targets, three catches, 43 yards. Sometimes they’re air yards, typically they’re prayer yards.

You cannot at all times get what you need, however typically you get what you want. No matter how disappointing your 1 pm window may need been, there’s at all times the possibility your opponent met extra early potholes than you probably did.

But hey — there’s at all times the 4 pm window.

Stay tuned for extra Week 11 booms and busts …

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