Deep breaths Bobby, it was only 12 missed extra points. Try and stay calm.
In all honesty, I do not think that I have seen one position be so inept in a given week. It may be tough to say but it is time to finally get rid of the extra point. Kickers are people too.
While kickers were struggling, the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady returned to form against the San Francisco 49ers. Brady, without tight end Rob Gronkowski, threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns. He also showed off his blazing speed on a couple of runs.
Probably more importantly, he showed that he can escape pressure and make some beautiful on the run passes. With his offensive line playing up-and-down all year, Brady will need to do that every single week. Some things just get better with age.
Also keep an eye on Malcolm Mitchell for the Pats, this could be a breakout game. He is owned in .1% of NFL.com leagues. If your team had some injuries this week, he may be a sleeper pickup.
Now let’s get into the week 11 Fantasy Football headlines.
Week 11 Fantasy Football Headlines
For Whom the Bell Tolls
It tolls for the Cleveland Browns defense. LeVeon Bell had 146 rushing yards and eight catches for 55 yards. He made the Browns defense look silly all game long and looks to be hitting his stride at the right time.
We now know what Bell can do, but owners should be worried about the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers. The offense has been inconsistent since Ben Roethlisberger returned three weeks ago. Teams are keying in on Antonio Browns and players like Eli Rogers have struggled to pick up the slack.
When Big Ben struggles to put up double digit Fantasy points against the Browns, is it time for owners to look at different QBs. Maybe someone like Marcus Mariota … just saying.
Dealing With Injuries
A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard
Green and Bernard look to be out for the season. Jeremy Hill will step in and be the bell cow for the rest of the season. Odds are that he is owned in every league, but if he is not, scoop him up.
Replacing Green will be tougher. Defenses now do not have an elite offensive weapon to worry about, allowing them to bracket Tyler Eifert. Rookie Tyler Boyd will most likely be the fill in for Green. He had six catches for 54 yards and one touchdown in Week 11.
Downgrade everyone on the Cincinnati Bengals for the rest of the season.
Reports say that McCoy will play in Week 12, but just in case make sure you handcuff him with Mike Gillislee. It would be smart to carry him on your team for the rest of the year given how often McCpy is banged up.
Head Coach Pete Carrol made it seem that Prosise will be out for some time. Thomas Rawls filled in after returning from his own injury and ran with power. Rawls should be a solid RB1 for the rest of the year.
Dak Continues to Amaze
I said earlier in the year that Dak Prescott still needed to prove himself as a passer if owners were to take him seriously. Well, against a great Baltimore Ravens defense he passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns.
He currently plays (manages) the game better than anyone in the league. Rarely does he make a bad pass and is still growing in the offense. Better yet, Prescott finally has been connecting with Dez Bryant, who had 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Unless you have an elite quarterback, such as Tom Brady, then you can ride Prescott for the rest of the season.
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