What a game that was on Thursday night, that came down to the final drive. I love when games take the full 60 minutes to determine a winner. New acquisition from the Bengals Carlos Dunlap ended the game with his 2nd sack of the evening as the Seahawks got revenge on the Cardinals, winning 28-21. Russell Wilson was efficient and effective, to say the least. Going into the Thursday night game, we had 8 teams in the league that were 6-3. Typically that is a very respectable record through 9 games. However, the pool is watered down, some of these teams may come crashing down hard.
Week 5 brought us some fun times and big performances but now we are on to Week 6. Check out the matchups, fantasy players, rookies, and injuries below.
Matchups to Watch
Pittsburgh Steelers 9-0 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1-8, 1:00 pm – Complete trap game. Even though everyone thought last week was the trap… Nah, it’s this week in Duval county. The Jags always seem to have the Steelers number.
Tennessee Titans 6-3 at Baltimore Ravens 6-3, 1:00 pm – Rematch of 2019 AFC Divisional round, in which Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans ran wild on this defense. Will it happen again? I would also look for one of these QB’s to reconnect with their tight end. Both teams could use a win, bigly.
Philadelphia Eagles 3-5-1 at Cleveland Browns 6-3, 1:00 pm- Don’t be surprised if Philly wins this game. But also be surprised if Philly wins this game.
Green Bay Packers 7-2 at Indianapolis Colts 6-3, 4:25 pm – I’m definitely going to watch this game. The Packers have a top 5 offense and the Colts have arguably the best defense. Let’s go.
Kansas City Chiefs 8-1 at Las Vegas Raiders 6-3, 8:20 pm – Divisional matchup, with early playoff implications. We all know that KC is making it, but where will Las Vegas land?
Fantasy Players to watch
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers – Playing the Jags
Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns – He’s baaaacckkkkk! Chubb came off of IR and did his thing. Most of his yards came on one run but I have a feeling he’ll have a great day against the Eagles.
Mike Davis, RB, Panthers – Mike Davis is the definition of dependable. The team may need him even more, as it seems Teddy Bridgewater is a game-time decision. That makes Davis even more valuable.
Taysom Hill, QB,TE, WR, New Orleans Saints – This is a little bit of a gadget play in fantasy. You see, Taysom Hill is a do-everything guy. In ESPN and FanDuel you can start Hill in let’s say a TE position where he can also accumulate passing yards and passing touchdowns or even rushing touchdowns….. from the tight end position. This should really piss off your opponent.
Alex Smith, QB, Washington – My guy is back, and yeah he’s had some heart-breaking losses lately. Smith has also put out some fine fantasy points in the mean time. he playing the Bengals and will have to duel with Burrow. Good cheap DFS or emergency in a season-long league.
Rookies to Watch
James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars – As always he should be the heart and soul of the jags this week as fellow rookie Jake Luton will also start at the QB position.
Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Football Team – Gibson has been flaming hot lately and I traded him away for a pack of big red. Don’t be like me.
Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – Claypool is playing the Jags. I shouldn’t have to say more but CJ Henderson is out. If Claypool only catches 2 passes they most likely have some point value to them.
Patrick Queen, LB, Baltimore Ravens – He’s had his rookie moments but Queen is quickly developing as a young leader for this defense. He has a nose for the ball and when he is at the ball a play is made.
Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings – While Adam Theilen has solidified his veteran status after a 2 touchdown performance, but make no mistake, Jefferson is making quite the impression in Minnesota.
Injuries/Substitutions to Watch
Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns Covid-19 protocol is holding out the talented defensive end. The Browns sure could use his presence trying to stop the only thing that Philly has… Carson Wentz
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, Tennessee Titans – From an outsider’s standpoint Clowney has not done much since becoming a Titan. Maybe the defense will improve without him.
Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints – This is crazy. Every single breath hurts for this man. Do you think this may be his last season… that’s rough.
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers – CMAC has a hurt shoulder and will be missed, but like stated in the fantasy section, Mike Davis will fill in fine.
Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals – The Bengals have really missed Mixon since he has been out with a foot injury. Geo Bernard will continue to take his place, with help from others.
Enjoy Week 11!
I hope you find what you’re looking for in this Week 11 of NFL football. Stay tuned for NFL Sunday: What to watch in Week 12.
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