Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 11

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Welcome back to Week 11 of Keeping it Real With Fantasy! We’ve had yet another interesting week of football in week 10. The Commanders defeated the Eagles, while Colts Head Coach Jeff Saturday debuted, and the Vikings got a win in the game of the season versus the Bills. Justin Jefferson had a monster game with 193 yards and one touchdown, establishing himself as potentially the league’s best WR. There are many rivalry matchups this week between the Broncos versus Raiders, Chiefs versus Chargers, Bengals versus Steelers, Jets versus Patriots, and 49ers versus Cardinals on Monday Night Football. 



Cooper Kupp (WR) – The LA Rams took a huge loss last Sunday. They will be without star receiver Kupp for at least a month. Head coach Sean McVay announced that Cooper is set to have surgery on his ankle, and will be placed on injury reserve. 

Zach Ertz (TE) – The Arizona Cardinals got a crucial divisional win on Sunday against the Rams. In the process, they lost their leading pass catcher Ertz. Ertz suffered a season ending knee injury.

Marquise Brown (WR) – With the tough loss of leading pass catcher Ertz, there is some good news for the former number one receiver. News came out that Brown has a chance to return this Monday. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said “there’s a chance” Brown could play this week. 



James Conner  (RB) – The Cardinals have released RB Eno Benjamin, meaning Conner is now the full focus for Arizona’s rushing attack. Last week, Conner recorded two touchdowns and totaled 86 yards from scrimmage on 24 touches. This week, star QB Kyler Murray and backup QB Colt McCoy are both questionable for Monday night’s matchup against the 49ers so the Cardinals offense will most likely have a strong focus on running the ball.

Jonathan Taylor (RB) – It looks like the consensus number one overall pick in this year’s fantasy football drafts may be returning back to form and producing like everyone was hoping. Taylor is coming off a 24.3 point game where he finally looked fully healthy for the first time since week one. Taylor rushed for over 100 yards including a run that he broke off for 66 yards and a touchdown. Having Matt Ryan back at QB likely helped as the Colts offense was able to run the ball much more efficiently. Teams will no longer be able to stack the box and focus solely on the run now that Sam Ehlinger is gone.

Dalton Schultz (TE) – The Cowboys TE is coming off two of his best starts of the season including a 17.4 point performance against the Packers. Schultz also seems to be one of Dak Prescott’s favorite targets as all three of his double digit performances have come with Prescott under center.



D’Andre Swift (RB) – Swift’s workload has slowly lessened each week after coming back from injury. In last week’s game where the Lions defeated the Bears, Swift only tallied six yards on six carries as it seems like Jamaal Williams may be the new RB1.

Deebo Samuel (WR) – Samuel returned last week following a short, one game absence due to injury. Samuel is coming off his worst game of the season where he only caught two of six passes for 24 yards. His rushing presence is also lessened due to the 49ers newly acquired weapon, Chistian McCaffrey.


Waiver Wires:

Allen Robinson II (WR) – With the recent news that star receiver Cooper Kupp will miss at least a month, the obvious next in line is the offseason signing Allen Robinson. Robinson hasn’t been the flashiest receiver so far this season, but has stayed very consistent in what he was asked of. This is time to show his capabilities with a new team as the number one option. 

Elijah Mitchell (RB) – Mitchell still has a shot in this 49ers offense. Even with the blockbuster trade for McCaffery, during Mitchell’s return, he saw 18 carries. Mitchell had four more carries than the star running back, and Coach Shanahan was quoted saying that they will be splitting the work from now on.