Fantasy Rewind - Week 11
If you're looking for some players to get on your fantasy roster NOW before the playoffs come a'knockin', look no further than the Green Bay Packers.
Sure, we all expected Aaron Rodgers and company to torch the Bears at Lambeau in Week 10, but few - if any - predicted the fantasy tsunami that the offense would put up against Philadelphia on Sunday.
Rodgers led all quarterbacks in scoring this past week with 28.8 fantasy points, which is more than five points better than the second QB on the list, Jay Cutler (23.3).
Jordy Nelson caught four balls for 109 yards and his fifth-straight touchdown at home (16.9). Randall Cobb broke his streak of six straight games with a touchdown, but still racked up ten catches for 129 yards (12.9). Eddie Lacy completed the offensive trifecta with 23.4 fantasy points of his own. The big back finished with 69 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well as three catches for 45 yards and another score.
The Packers defense led the league in fantasy scoring this week with a whopping 33.9 fantasy points! But then again, I suppose that's what happens when you have an interception, fumble AND punt returns for touchdowns. They also got after Mark Sanchez for three sacks. One of the big scoring surprises of the week.
Let's take a peek behind the curtain and see which of my Week 11 predictions hit the mark and which ones missed.
Not only did I tell you to start all Packers this week (Rodgers, Nelson, Cobb & Lacy), I also snuck in a sleeper plug for Davante Adams who managed a touchdown and 7.3 fantasy points. I also predicted a good chunk of yards for Matt Forte against Minnesota (175 total), but was wrong on his touchdown total.
I REALLY missed when I told you to be careful starting the Packers D/ST. I also wrongly predicted another sputtering outing by the Bears offense. Cutler put up 330 yards and two TDs, and really utilized his big wide receivers against the smaller, Viking secondary. They also didn't lose like I predicted / was hoping.
And finally I couldn't have been more wrong about the Denver Broncos offense against St. Louis - who saw THAT coming? Peyton Manning managed only one touchdown and threw two, ugly interceptions. The Broncos also got bit by the injury bug, so pay close attention to the Week 12 status of Montee Ball, Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas if you own them.
Other Week 11 fantasy headlines:
- Jonas Gray rushes for 199 yards and four TDs for New England
- Le'Veon Bell drops 204 yards and a TD on the Titans
- Bucs rookie WR Mike Evans goes over 200 to beat the Redskins
- Jamaal Charles and KC run over the Seahawks for 159 yards and two TDs
As for me, I managed my tenth win of the season thanks to Bell's performance on Monday. I can lock down the #1 seed for the playoffs with a win next week, so we'll reconvene on Thursday to see what Week 12 has to offer.