» Case Keenum might not be winning real games, but he’s helping fantasy owners. Keenum came up just shy of 20 points this week and faces the Raiders and Jaguars (twice) over the next four weeks.
» And on a day when the passing game wasn’t working, it seems strange that Frank Gore would only have 16 carries — especially when he averaged more than 5 yards per carry.
» Once again, the absence of Vernon Davis impacts the production of Colin Kaepernick. The QB wasn’t able to run against the Panthers and had no one to throw the football to consistently. Credit Carolina for making things tough with a fierce pass rush, but San Francisco’s glaring lack of weapons once Davis left the game was impactful.
» Andre Ellington has been easily the more effective Cardinals running back today. Yet Rashard Mendenhall has more touches. The logic escapes me.
» Peyton Manning. That is all.
» Now that Jonathan Stewart is back, the Panthers backfield is officially a headache. Stewart along with DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert and Cam Newton are all splitting carries.
» It might not be sexy, but Kendall Wright is the bona fide No. 1 receiver in Tennessee. His seven-catch, 78-yard performance makes him a certified PPR option. Now if he can get in the end zone, he becomes a serious option in all formats.
» Here are the ground rules for any Bengals you have: Start A.J. Green and Gio Bernard. Play the matchups for Andy Dalton and BenJarvus Green-Ellis. And for that latter duo, still exercise plenty of caution.
» Once again, we’ve been hoodwinked by the Buffalo Bills. After hearing that they wanted to get C.J. Spiller more work, he sees a grand total of 11 touches for 34 yards.
» There might not be a bigger fantasy tease than Antonio Brown. He began the week tied for the league lead in receptions and caught six passes for 104 yards today. But he failed to score a touchdown and has just three scores all season.
» Hey Tavon Austin, where has this been all season? A game like today was the reason so many of us had you on sleeper alert before the year began. Something tells me we’re not going to see this again in Week 12 against the Bears.
» For everyone worried about LeSean McCoy‘s touches, his 25 carries for 155 yards should put your mind at ease.
» It’s time to recognize … Nick Foles to Riley Cooper is officially a thing. Plan accordingly. Especially next week against Washington.
» The Bears went to Josh McCown late in the game after Jay Cutler left with an ankle injury. This will be something to keep an eye on during the week. It had no effect on Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, however.
» Matt Ryan has been trending toward matchup-based starter for awhile, it’s now official. That also makes Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez tough plays for the remainder of the season. Steven Jackson? He’s trending toward bust territory.
» We’ve been searching for the Seahawks to find a new No. 1 receiver. It looks like Golden Tate is that guy … until Percy Harvin comes back next week.
» There was little doubt that Andre Brown would be the Giants RB to own going forward but I didn’t think it would happen this soon. You can officially drop Peyton Hillis now.
» Jarrett Boykin has eight catches for 112 yards. Is he the WR to own as long as Scott Tolzien is playing? We’ll see.
» Ray Rice has nine carries for 14 yards. This is just how it’s going to be, folks. It might be hard to drop him, but it’s pretty easy to put him on the bench.
» Remember when we thought Andy Dalton might be turning things around? Yeah, about that … 8-for-21 for 47 yards and an interception will quiet what little of that noise is left.
» Jermaine Kearse has three catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. Are we sure the Seahawks receivers aren’t playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to see who will be the top target every week?
» Another TD catch for Rueben Randle … he’s caught the last five scoring throws from Eli Manning.
» There was talk that Andre Brown would see just 10-12 carries today. Either that was a smokescreen or he’s just playing way better than anyone expected.
» Rashad Jennings is trying to make the most of his opportunity, rushing for 29 yards on his first four carries today.
» Another “it’s early” trend — Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin are splitting the early carries fairly equally.
» It’s early, but it could be telling that in a goal-to-go situation, it was Fred Jackson and not C.J. Spiller taking all of the snaps.
» In case you missed it: Arian Foster is finished for the season. Time to put him on the waiver wire. If you’re looking for extra help at RB (and if you’ve lost Foster, you probably are), Dennis Johnson could provide short-term relief. Still, you’ll be hard-pressed to find the sort of production you were hoping to get from a player who was a nearly-universal first-round pick.
» Jay Cutler is on the field for warmups, validating the talk that he would play this week. It seems a little worrisome that he’d be back so soon after a groing injury that was expected to keep him out for a month. You could do worse than starting him this week, but if you play him, do so with caution.
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