Every week the Noise highlights 10 considerably un-obvious names whom he believes will depart egg on his face. To qualify, every participant have to be began in at the least 50 % of Yahoo leagues. Talking as an accountability advocate, I’ll put up outcomes, whether or not genius or moronic, the next week utilizing the scoring system proven right here (Thresholds – QB: 18 fpts, RB: 12 fpts, WR: 11 fpts, TE: 10 fpts). In the event you’re a member of TEAM HUEVOS, reveal your Week 11 Lames within the feedback part beneath.
Aaron Rodgers, GB, QB (79 % began; Yahoo DFS: $32)
Matchup: at Sea
Vegas line/complete: Sea -2.5, 49
High quality fantasy gamers share many widespread threads. Fixed engagement. Ahead considering. Field rating/movie steadiness. Consuming moderately on draft evening. Of all of the traits wanted, sustaining an open thoughts is without doubt one of the most necessary. Some would deem looking for options for a generational quarterback unperceptive, however in the suitable state of affairs, it’s a shrewd transfer. This week is a type of moments.
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Rodgers has fallen effectively in need of traders’ top-five expectations. Remarkably, he ranks slightly unfavorably in a number of completion share classes, most notably in adjusted (QB17), red-zone (QB42!) and strain (QB32). If not for his success on deep-ball chucks (124.Four passer ranking on passes of 20-plus yards), he would seemingly be a middling QB2. At QB10 in fantasy factors per sport, he’s underwhelmed, however few would ever take into account benching him. His GOAT milk is just too irresistible. Nonetheless, if Ryan Fitzpatrick (at NYG), Lamar Jackson (vs. Cin) or Matthew Stafford (vs. Automobile) can be found (or using your bench), all choices ought to be positioned on the desk.
Inexperienced Bay’s street journey to the Nice Northwest might be full of doom and gloom. Seattle’s secondary, even down Earl Thomas, has defied the chances. Greater than respectable, it has allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy factors, 7.Three yards per try, 244.Zero cross yards per sport and 1.6 passing touchdowns per sport to QBs. Jared Goff and, randomly, Case Keenum are the one gunslingers to surpass 20 factors in a sport towards the ‘Hawks. Tre Flowers has skilled some turbulence, however Justin Coleman and Shaq Griffin have yielded a mixed 86.Zero passer ranking. Train warning.
Fearless Forecast: 252 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, Zero interceptions, 14 rush yards, 19.5 fantasy factors
Joe Mixon, Cin, RB (89 % began; Yahoo DFS: $25)
Matchup: at Bal
Vegas line/complete: N/A
At this present second, each Bengals fan appears like a disgruntled, enraged baseball supervisor poised to erupt because of a collection of grossly inaccurate calls. The season is rapidly unraveling. One can solely assume final week’s meltdown on the hand of the New Orleans Saints triggered followers to explode Paul Brown Stadium’s well-known “Jerk line.” The on-field product can solely encourage surliness. Cincy’s horrendous protection mixed with the absence of A.J. Inexperienced has shuttered Mixon’s as soon as formidable fantasy worth. Fueled by his 83.1 % alternative share, the workhorse has commonly landed contained in the place’s top-10. Quantity, nevertheless, has masked his fringe top-40 standing in YAC per try (2.62) and elusive ranking.
However in a sport the place touches imply the whole lot, Mixon has largely lived as much as his RB1 promise, even behind an ineffective offensive line. Nonetheless, with defenses keying on him in wake of Inexperienced’s damage, he’s utterly untrustworthy towards a Ravens entrance that restricted him to a mere 87 complete yards in Week 2. On the yr, Baltimore has allowed the fewest fantasy factors to RBs, surrendering 3.64 yards per carry, 74.Three rush yards per sport and 5 complete touchdowns. Cincy’s gross inadequacies on protection solely amplify issues. With a really favorable schedule down the stretch, the street forward is paved with fantasy gold. This week, nevertheless, Mixon is statistical pyrite.
Fearless Forecast: 15 makes an attempt, 61 rush yards, 2 receptions, 12 receiving yards, Zero touchdowns, 8.Three fantasy factors
Mark Ingram, NO, RB (69 % began; Yahoo DFS: $15)
Matchup: vs. Phi
Vegas line/complete: NO -9, 54.5
When Ingram returned to the lineup, most believed he would mechanically return to his back-end RB1 methods. Initially, his worshipers had been right. His 73 complete yards and two scores not solely boosted their confidence, it led knee-jerk Alvin Kamara house owners to reckless conclusions. More and more TD-dependent since, Mark Ingram is actually a wealthy man’s Royce Freeman. Final week in a whole dismantling of Cincinnati, he regained some face (162 tyds, td), however uneventful tallies logged within the three video games prior has individuals questioning what model will present up on a week-in, week-out foundation. His 44.Four % alternative share and ugly manufacturing in some superior classes solely enhance concern. Remainder of season fantasy house owners will seemingly inquire, “Is that this a Mark Ingram week?”
For Sunday’s functions, the reply to that query is “No.” Philly was skewered final week by Zeke Elliott and Dallas, nevertheless it was an uncharacteristic efficiency. In keeping with Soccer Outsiders, no line of defense has surrendered a decrease adjusted line yards (3.44) than the Eagles. Total, they’ve conceded the eighth-fewest fantasy factors to RBs, giving up 82.1 rush yards per sport and 4 complete scores to the place in 9 video games. Edge defender Brandon Graham, who ranks No. 12 in run-stop share, has been significantly inflexible. This week, Ingram reverts to mediocrity.
Fearless Forecast: 13 carries, 58 speeding yards, 2 receptions, 13 receiving yards, Zero touchdowns, 8.1 fantasy factors
Mike Evans, TB, WR (96 % began; Yahoo DFS: $22)
Matchup: at NYG
Vegas line/complete: NYG -2, 52
In any sport, chemistry is paramount for correct execution. Whether or not you’re enjoying level guard, catcher or quarterback, communication and timing is of utmost significance. With out it, belief dissolves, resulting in typically irreparable separations. The fractured relationship between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Evans is a primary instance of this divide. Over the previous two weeks, they’re the Brennan Huff and Dale Doback of fantasy — two divided people dwelling beneath the identical roof who want a rousing efficiency of “Por ti Volare” on the Catalina Wine Mixer to reunite as a household.
Focused 16 complete instances towards Carolina and Washington, Evans caught a wretched 4 passes for 67 yards. In seven video games with the “Magic Man” beneath middle, he’s reeled in simply 59.1 % of his meant seems to be, although his 17.Zero common depth of goal throughout that span leaps off the display. Will Tampa’s model of “Status Worldwide” get again to enterprise? It’s potential, however the Giants, even sans Eli Apple, have defended vast receivers laudably. On the season, New York has allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy factors to WRs. He’ll seemingly line up towards underachiever Janoris Jenkins (129.Four passer ranking allowed) most frequently, however intestine says Evans and Fitzpatrick wrestle to restore their fragmented relationship.
Fearless Forecast: 5 receptions, 72 receiving yards, Zero touchdowns, 9.7 fantasy factors
Emmanuel Sanders, Den, WR (51 % began; Yahoo DFS: $21)
Matchup: at LAC
Vegas line/complete: LAC -7, 46.5
With studies of UFOs shifting at Mach 2 speeds witnessed in airspace above Eire, there’s hope in Broncos nation Vance Joseph can be kidnapped and whisked away to a galaxy far, distant. With Mike McCoy, Hue Jackson and a pair of defensive coordinators unemployed, it’s dumbfounding Joseph remains to be manning the sidelines for a Denver workforce hurtling towards a top-10 total decide. Regardless of the frustration, there have been vibrant spots within the Mile Excessive Metropolis this season.
Phillip Lindsay is most actually one and so is Sanders. In what might be his swan tune with the franchise, the wideout has surpassed all expectations. On 23.Three % of the goal share, he’s amassed the 10th-most beneficial line on the place, averaging 11.1 yards per goal (WR6) and totaling 595 air yards (WR7). Working primarily out of the slot, he’s snagged at the least 5 passes seven instances and eclipsed 100 yards 4 instances. This week, nevertheless, might be certainly one of his quieter efforts.
The surging Chargers have largely contained vast receivers this season, permitting the eighth-fewest fantasy factors to the place. Slot nook Desmond King is the membership’s greatest cowl man on paper. On 43 targets he’s surrendered one landing, a 72.2 passer ranking and 0.97 yards per snap to his assignments. Off the bye, Sanders stays on trip.
Fearless Forecast: 5 receptions, 59 receiving yards, Zero touchdowns, 8.Four fantasy factors
BONUS WEEK 11 LAMES (Over 50 % began)
RB: Dalvin Cook dinner, Min ($24; at Chi) – Fast, elusive and highly effective in Week 9 after a weeks-long hiatus because of persistent hamstring accidents, Cook dinner resembled the RB1 most banked on him being. The Bears, nevertheless, are the antithesis of the lovable, cuddly Lions. Ferocious within the trenches, they’ve yielded 3.40 yards per carry, 64.Three rush yards per sport and one floor rating to RBs. Cook dinner has compelled a missed sort out on an absurd 32.2 % of his touches, however Chicago holds him at bay. Oh, and we are able to’t overlook the Latavius Murray poach issue. (14 atts, 56 yds, Four recs, 20 yds, Zero tds, 9.6 fpts)
RB: Adrian Peterson, Was ($21; vs. Hou) – Jay Gruden might must scout big-bodied expertise on the native Golden Corral, given the bodily afflictions at the moment impacting his offensive line. Peterson has silenced his critics this season — me included — proving he has lots left within the tank, however the dire O-line state mixed with an unattractive matchup say search shelter. J.J. Watt and firm have brilliantly plugged gaps this season, permitting 3.54 yards per carry, 79.Four rush yards per sport and the 11th-fewest fantasy factors to RBs. Keep away from. (FF: 18 atts, 64 yds, 2 recs, Eight yds, Zero tds, 8.2 fpts)
RB: Jordan Howard, Chi ($21; vs. Min) – As a Howard investor in numerous leagues, his undesirable finishes are slowly, and painfully, crushing my soul. Failing to crack even 40 yards towards Detroit is akin to getting shutout by the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s unacceptable. This week matched towards a Minnesota entrance that includes premier run stuffers Linval Joseph and Stephen Weatherly, Howard will solely elevate proprietor angst. The Vikes rank No. 9 in fewest fantasy factors allowed to RBs, surrendering 3.66 yards per carry, 74.1 speeding yards per sport and two scores to the place. It’s a miserable actuality, however Howard is barely even FLEX worthy in 14-team leagues. (FF: 12 atts, 36 yds, 1 rec, Four yds, Zero tds, 4.5 fpts)
TE: Jared Cook dinner, Oak ($16; at Ari) – Firing out of a cannon to start the season, Cook dinner, very like your complete Raiders franchise as a complete, has fallen on arduous instances. In his previous 5 contests, he’s reached the 55-yard mark as soon as, scored as soon as and notched the 20th-most beneficial output on the place. Arizona, although unstable versus the run, is kind of strong defending tight ends. The Playing cards have given up the seventh-fewest fantasy factors to the place, holding the likes of George Kittle (as soon as) and Travis Kelce in examine. Backside line, don’t wager on Chef Boyardee. (FF: Four recs, 39 yds, Zero tds, 5.9 fpts)
DST: Carolina Panthers ($15; at Det) – Matt Patricia’s stubby pencil continues to boring. Detroit’s defensive points, dealing of Golden Tate and customarily lackluster offense clarify why they’re basement dwellers within the NFC North. It’s an all-too-familiar distress for its loyal fanbase. At first blush, most assume Carolina waltzes into the Motor Metropolis and steals hubcaps, however in a sneaky entice sport, the Lions compete. The Panthers’ uncovered cross protection (7.Four ypa, 2.Three cross TDs/sport yielded) ought to permit Matthew Stafford to search out success vertically. In contrast to Minnesota and Chicago earlier than them (16 complete sacks), the Panthers received’t put up banner numbers. (FF: 23 PA, 384 YDSA, Three SCKs, 2 TO, 7.Zero fpts)
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Every week one lucky visitor prognosticator could have an opportunity to silence the Noise. Following the foundations said above, contributors are requested to submit their “Flames” (1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 D/ST) by midnight PT Tuesdays by way of Twitter @YahooNoise. How massive are your stones?
Huge Ben Mark Ingram Joe Mixon Tyler Boyd Jordan Howard Jack Doyle Vikings
— Richard J Thomas (@Trich200788) November 14, 2018
Reader file: 29-37
Brad’s file: 61-33 (WK10: 6-4; W – Matthew Stafford, Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Peterson, Joe Mixon, Rams D/ST, Jared Cook dinner; L – Zeke Elliott, Christian McCaffrey, Brandin Cooks, Tyreek Hill)
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