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2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Stock Up/Stock Down

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As is often the case, there is more COVID, more injuries, and more surprises for the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Stock Up/Stock Down to unpack.

Tua remains undefeated as a starter after a dominant team win against the Chargers.

Brady and the Bucs had a well-rounded bounce-back game against the Panthers

It was the Stone Cold Stunner of Monday Night Football, in the sense that it put you right to sleep.

We’re left wondering what did Mitchell Trubisky do to make his team hate him so much? I as an open and blatant critic have begun to see the clear reality that Nick Foles isn’t better than Mitch. I’m left wondering how long it will be before Matt Nagy sees that.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Stock Up/Stock Down

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Trending Up

Alex Smith, QB, Washington Football Team

It’s a fantastic sight to see Alex Smith playing well. I’m not usually the sentimental type, but I think any fan of football can get behind him as one of the more inspiring storylines of recent memory.

Smith is lacking in touchdown production, but he cleaned up the mess this week throwing for 390 yards with no turnovers. With upcoming games against Cincinnati and Dallas, the immediate future looks pretty bright for Smith.

He’s also breathed a bit of new life into this offense. In the past, Terry McLaurin has been the only dependable starter, but now some of the lesser known options are getting their chance. Logan Thomas, Cam Sims, and J.D. McKissic are all having breakout performances.

So while the scoring has been lacking for sure, the production will come. The team still has a low ceiling, but it’s certainly gotten higher with Smith under center.

Kalen Ballage, RB, LA Chargers

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With back to back games with 15+ carries and at least three targets, the volume is there in a depleted backfield to anticipate fantasy relevance moving forward. And being in a high powered (yet still unsuccessful) offense certainly doesn’t hurt his chances either.

With an upcoming schedule against the Jets, Bills, and Patriots, Ballage is looking primed for an easy schedule. And with no concrete return for any of his injured teammates, the opportunity should remain predominantly his.

Once Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson return there will be less volume to go around. But Ballage may still see some touches as the complementary piece to Ekeler. Only time will tell what role Ballage has earned in the long run.

Trending Down

Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills

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The only argument against Singletary trending down would be to say he’s already fallen too far to make the list.

He’s wasn’t particularly hyped coming into the season. As many of us believed, the team has become a high flying pass-heavy offense. But even more than that Zack Moss has officially stolen the job.

Singletary has become less effective and used less often. Since Week 4 he has had zero double-digit performances in half-PPR scoring. He’s only broken into the top 30 at the position once.

I know it can be hard to find running back depth at this point in the season but Singletary is not a player to roster in redraft formats. He has more potential in the future if his situation changes but it seems unlikely that he’ll be productive again with the Bills.

James White, RB, New England Patriots

White was a favorite target of Tom Brady for years. And we will always remember him in New England as the true Super Bowl MVP against the Falcons. But with a change in the offense’s nature, his role in the offense is diminishing.

Damien Harris has earned the role of the primary ball carrier. But what is more surprising is the emergence of Rex Burkhead in the redzone.

With less than five catches and zero rushing yards in each game over the past month, it is becoming clear that White has lost his role in this offense. He maintains some value as a handcuff but he’s un-startable until proven otherwise.

Wait and See

Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints

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With the emergence of other weapons in his absence, Michael Thomas has been struggling. It’s hard to fault a man for injury, but his limited production since his return has got more than a few people nervous.

Seven catches for 78 scoreless yards sounds like a slow game for Thomas. It is in fact the sum of his production over two games since returning. Now for all of Jameis Winston‘s faults, low yardage and receiver production have never been a problem historically. I doubt it’s a bold take to say Michael Thomas should rebound, but the question is to what extent?

Thomas so far is a far cry from the must-start option we drafted him to be. With a gruesome injury to an aging Drew Brees, we may have seen the end of the super-elite era of Michael Thomas.



Nobody is saying he’s not a top-10 option moving forward, particularly with a great matchup this week against Atlanta. But it may be worth monitoring his usage beyond that to gauge his true value without Brees.


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About Bobby Shepherd

Bobby has played fantasy football since he was first tall enough to reach a draft board. He eats sleeps and breathes stats and is always excited to share his findings.

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