NFL Week That Was: Week 11
Glenn Colton takes an in-depth look at the past week of the NFL season and how everything turned out for fantasy football owners.
Alvin Kamara - Alvin Kamara reminded us why he was a top fantasy pick in 2019. Sunday, the Saints’ RB rushed 13 times for 75 yards and added 10 grabs for another 47 yards. Thus, even without scoring a TD, Kamara posted 22-plus PPR fantasy points. You and I both know he will find the end zone in the coming weeks. When he does, he is going to win fantasy owners critical stretch run matchups. There will be fantasy owners in your league who are still soured on Alvin since he has not returned first round value so far. If those owners let you, fleece them and get yourself a horse you can ride to fantasy nirvana!
DeVante Parker - DeVante Parker hauled in seven catches for 135 yards on ten targets in Sunday’s loss. That is two weeks in a row with double-digit targets. With Preston Williams gone for the year, Fitzmagic is looking Parker’s way early and often. I know I have said this before, but look at Parker’s fantasy playoff schedule: Jets, Giants, Bengals. Sign me up!
Carson Wentz - Carson Wentz did not do fantasy owners any favors Sunday going 20-40 for 214 yards and one TD in a loss at home to New England. Wentz has thrown for 300 yards only twice in 10 games this season. Ugh. So, maybe you should not be relying on Wentz? Well, I am not in a hurry to play him against Seattle or Dallas but with week 13-15 games against Miami, the Jersey Giants and Washington, Wentz could have sneaky value down the stretch. Yeah, I know he kind of looks like Prince Harry but that is not a fantasy category in football is it?
Tevin Coleman - In what was supposed to be a big day for the Niners’ running back, Tevin Coleman laid a fantasy egg. Coleman rushed 12 times for only 14 yards. Yep, barely a yard per carry. He did add three grabs for 48 yards, but that still resulted in only eight fantasy points against a weak Cardinals defense. Coleman has been over 100 scrimmage yards only one time this season. To make matters worse, the Ravens, Saints and Rams all lurk on the schedule during key fantasy weeks. I would be very careful relying on Coleman to carry you to a title. Very careful.
Bo Scarbrough - Bo Scarbrough made the most of his opportunity Sunday rushing for 55 yards on 14 carries, including one TD. Scarbrough ran hard and looked pretty good rushing the rock. However, he is a bruiser who will not be involved in the passing game. Given that Detroit is likely to be losing often and need to throw, Bo’s value is limited. To make matters worse, tough run defenses in Chicago, Denver and Minnesota are on the schedule. Conclusion: I would not break the bank on Bo even though Bo does know running hard. (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)
Final Note: For those who think Ezekiel Elliott is a shell of himself or not critical to “Dak’s team”, please stop it. Pescott has been nothing short of great. No question. However, there are reasons that he sees single coverage and eight-man boxes; Zeke and that offensive line. Watch what happens when other teams drop five or even six into coverage to stop the Dak Attack. If anyone at all in any league is looking to sell even slightly low on Zeke, take advantage. His “bad” day Sunday had two touchdowns!