Fantasy Football Recap Week 11: 15 Things You Need To Know

Nov 20, 2023
 Week 11 Recap: 15 Things You Need To Know

Week 11 was not filled with close games. Only six contests were decided by a single score. Still, there was some excitement due to comeback victories from double-digit deficits. Several players who had been struggling in recent weeks bounced back to have substantial fantasy production and, while there were injuries, none appear to be terribly severe. Let’s breathe a sigh of relief and jump into recapping the key points from the week’s games.

Top Players

Trevor Lawrence rebounded strongly from his worst performance of the year. After struggling against San Francisco in Week 10, Lawrence took out his frustration on a division rival. The third-year quarterback tossed a pair of touchdown passes in a win over the Titans. He threw for 262 yards and also ran for two scores as the Jaguars held onto their lead in the AFC South.

Tyreek Hill continued his outstanding season against the Raiders on Sunday. He caught 10-of-11 targets for 146 yards and a touchdown. Hill is averaging over 120 receiving yards per game this season. He has scored double-digit fantasy points every week in PPR formats.

Saquon Barkley had his biggest fantasy performance of the season on Sunday. He rushed 14 times for 83 yards. However, he did his damage through the air catching four passes for 57 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Barkley made the highlight reel with an amazing 24-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. The Giants earned their third win by knocking off division rival, Washington.

Calvin Ridley put on his best fantasy performance of the year against Tennessee. He caught both of Trevor Lawrence’s touchdown throws and ended the day with seven grabs for 103 yards. It was the first time he had found the end zone since Week 4. Ridley is on a bit of a hot streak with 15 receptions in his last three contests.

Tank Dell kept up his impressive performance in his rookie campaign. Playing alongside fellow rookie sensation, C.J. Stroud, Dell has been a breath of fresh air in Houston. He set a new career-high in receiving yards with 149. Dell caught eight balls, including an impressive 40-yard touchdown. Sunday marked the fourth time he has topped 20 fantasy points in PPR scoring.

Flop Players

Josh Jacobs is far removed from his NFL-leading rushing performance of 2022. It has been an up-and-down season for the veteran back in 2023, but Sunday was definitely a low point. Facing the Miami Dolphins, Jacobs struggled to get going. He carried the ball 14 times for 39 yards and failed to build off of his two most successful outings of the season. This marked the fourth time in 11 games that Jacobs has fallen short of double-digit fantasy points in 2023.

Derrick Henry was the runner-up to Jacobs in rushing totals in 2022. Like Jacobs, Henry has fallen off this season. He had 10 rushing attempts for 38 yards on a day that the entire Titans’ offense mustered very little productivity. Henry also saw his fourth game of the year with single-digit fantasy points.

Austin Ekeler has not reached 100 rushing yards since Week 1 of the 2023 season. On Sunday, he totaled just 64 yards and had a costly fumble in a loss against Green Bay. While touchdowns and production in the receiving game have helped him to fantasy success in recent weeks, Ekeler did not reach the end zone and had only six receiving yards in Green Bay.

Stefon Diggs failed to reach double-digit fantasy points for a second consecutive week. While he had been very reliable in his first nine games, Josh Allen’s top target has been underwhelming in his last two. On Sunday, he caught four balls for a season-low 27 yards. The Bills’ offense, as a whole, was quite successful in dispatching the Jets. Diggs just was a non-factor in the win. He will look to rebound against an Eagles’ defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers this year.

Pop Players

Tommy DeVito had his best performance to date. In a week that saw more notable quarterbacks being shut down for the season, DeVito registered three passing scores as he led the Giants to a victory for the first time. Given the reigns to the offense after Daniel Jones sustained a season-ending injury, DeVito showed some promise that he could be an answer at the quarterback position for desperate teams.

Khalil Shakir continued to emerge as a rising fantasy asset. Reaching 100 yards for the first time in his pro career, Shakir scored on an impressive 81-yard touchdown strike from Josh Allen. While his availability has decreased over the past several weeks, Shakir is still available in a number of leagues. Considering he has 18 catches over his last five outings, Shakir could be a fill-in for teams needing a boost at the receiver position. He will again be a top waiver wire target this week.

Drop Players?

De’Von Achane left the Dolphins’s game in the first quarter with a knee injury. In his return from the injured reserve list, Achane reinsured the knee that has kept him out for the past six weeks. While the severity of the injury is currently unknown, it is discomforting, to say the least, for him to exit and be ruled out of the game.

Aaron Jones sustained a knee injury in the second quarter of the Packers’ victory on Sunday. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game shortly after his departure. He was carted to the locker room, but initial tests show that he avoided an ACL tear or any other major injury. His situation is one that will require monitoring.

Kenneth Walker was hurt in the first quarter of Seattle’s come-from-ahead loss on Sunday. He suffered an oblique injury and was unable to return to the field. If he is out for an extended period of time, Zach Charbonnet will likely see a significant increase in his workload.

Cooper Kupp injured his ankle early in the Rams’ victory over Seattle. He remained on the sideline for the majority of the game but was unable to come back in the game. He was stepped on by a teammate and limped off the field. There is some optimism that he will not miss time because of the injury. However, his status will be worth further monitoring.

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