Welcome to the 2023 Week 11 Fantasy Football Recap.
Week 11 featured several players who had monster performances, a few devastating injuries, and everything else in between. We only have three weeks left to make a final push for the playoffs in our leagues, so now is the time to make sure we are making all of the moves to put our teams in the best position to win.
With only four teams on bye this week that means there is a lot of action to sort through to get ready for next week. Let’s get to the Week 11 Fantasy Football Recap.
2023 Fantasy Football Week 11 Recap
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Ravens 34 - Bengals 20
Lamar Jackson had the monster performance his underlying numbers suggested was coming, going for over 300 total yards with two TDs. With Mark Andrews out for the rest of the season due to a leg injury, Zay Flowers emerges as a prime buy target. Flowers finished with three catches for 43 yards but had a 60+ yard TD pass negated on an iffy holding call.
The Bengals' season just hit worst-case scenario territory as it was announced Joe Burrow would be out for the season with a throwing hand injury. Joe Mixon is probably the biggest loser in this entire situation, while Ja’Marr Chase becomes the only player you can comfortably start in this offense moving forward. Tee Higgins remains a buy in dynasty leagues.
Texans 21 - Cardinals 16
CJ Stroud threw three interceptions and finally looked like a rookie, but he did just enough to lead the Texans to the win. Tank Dell hauled in eight catches for 149 yards and a touchdown, while Devin Singletary may have permanently claimed the starting job.
OMG TANK DELL 🤯pic.twitter.com/wvhPqJFvjU
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) November 19, 2023
While this Cardinals' offense seems rejuvenated with Kyler Murray back under center, it oddly hasn't translated into production for Marquise Brown yet, as he was held to two catches for 18 yards. Murray accounted for 265 total yards with two touchdowns and is a must-start QB1 moving forward.
Jaguars 34 - Titans 14
I recently went on record to make the case that Trevor Lawrence still needs to be considered a QB1 in dynasty, and boy did he make me look good as he exploded for four total touchdowns and 277 yards. Calvin Ridley caught seven passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns, providing a much-needed boost for a Jaguars' offense that has struggled to find the end zone.
If it wasn’t for a deep 43-yard touchdown catch by DeAndre Hopkins, none of the Titans' skill players would have had a good day for Fantasy purposes. The one silver lining is that Will Levis looked a little better in this one, finishing 13/17 for 158 yards and two touchdowns.
Cowboys 33 - Panthers 10
Dak Prescott’s impressive play continued on Sunday as he fired off two touchdown passes while the Cowboys dismantled the Panthers, 33-10. Tony Pollard accounted for 90 total yards and looked more explosive than he has all season long on his touchdown run. CeeDee Lamb found the end zone again and is truly the engine of this offensive attack.
This TD run by Tony Pollard 😤
📺: FOX pic.twitter.com/zukxBuexpL
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 19, 2023
Adam Thielen continued to be a reliable option in PPR leagues, catching eight of his 11 targets for 74 yards. Chuba Hubbard and Miles Sanders are in a true timeshare as they combined for 21 carries that went for 107 total yards. Bryce Young had moments where you could see why he was taken first overall but is still yet to put it together for an entire game.
Giants 31 - Commanders 19
In a surprising turn during the morning slate, the Giants defeated their division rival Commanders, 31-19. Tommy DeVito was outstanding, throwing for 246 yards and three touchdown passes while Saquon Barkley lit up the stat sheet with 130 total yards and two receiving touchdowns.
Sam Howell had to throw 45 times and did everything he could to keep the Commanders in the game, but was unable to overcome his three-interception day. Perhaps the biggest story for fantasy purposes is that Brian Robinson Jr caught another seven passes for 58 yards, and if this is going to happen consistently moving forward, he is firmly in the weekly low-end RB1 conversation.
Dolphins 20 - Raiders 13
Tua Tagovailoa fired off 325 yards and two touchdowns while Tyreek Hill caught ten of his 11 targets for 146 yards and a score. In what was perhaps the most depressing news of the day for fantasy GMs, exciting rookie RB Devon Achane left the game early with another knee injury in his first action back from injured reserve, and his status will require monitoring.
We’re running out of ways to describe tyreek hill’s speed. This burst is just ridiculous 🐆 pic.twitter.com/xrirvb6upJ
— NFL Fantasy Football (@NFLFantasy) November 19, 2023
Davante Adams continues to show why he’s one of the best in the game as he snatched seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown despite Aiden O’Connell’s three-interception performance at QB. Jacobi Meyers and Michael Mayer have definitely settled into a secondary role behind Adams, as they each had four catches for a total of 95 yards.
Packers 23 - Chargers 20
Jordan Love had one of his best performances of the year, finishing 27/40 for 322 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers took down the Chargers in a thriller. Jayden Reed is a strong buy for me in dynasty leagues, for both rebuilders and contenders, as he put up 92 total yards and a TD and is a definite focal point of the game plan each week.
Justin Herbert accounted for 333 total yards and two TDs and continues to put up monster numbers for a Chargers squad that is struggling to string together wins. Keenan Allen finished with 116 yards and a touchdown while rookie Quinten Johnston continues to struggle, bringing in two catches for 21 yards and dropping what should have been the game-winning touchdown pass.
Lions 31 - Bears 26
Jared Goff overcame his three interceptions as the Lions won in a thriller. David Montgomery racked up 98 total yards while Jahmyr Gibbs added another 95, and both found the end zone. Sam LaPorta was held to 18 yards and after another down game is entering buy low territory in dynasty leagues.
— Dan Campbell (@DanCampbellGOAT) November 19, 2023
Justin Fields had a monster fantasy day with 104 rushing yards to go with 169 and a touchdown through the air. D.J. Moore caught seven of nine targets for 96 yards and a TD as the chemistry Moore and Fields flashed early in the season was back on full display today.
Browns 13 - Steelers 10
Kareem Hunt and Jerome Ford were both held under 40 yards on 12 carries, but Ford salvaged his fantasy day with a TD. David Njoku was the clear preferred option of Dorian Thompson-Robinson, bringing in seven of 15 targets for 56 yards.
Jaylen Warren only needed nine carries to break free for 129 yards and a TD, as he continues to blossom into a legitimate fantasy game-changer. Kenny Pickett was held to 106 passing yards with no TDs and is essentially unstartable, even in 12-team superflex leagues.
49ers 27 - Buccaneers 14
Brock Purdy absolutely dominated Tampa Bay on Sunday, finishing 21/25 for 333 yards and three touchdowns. Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle each took advantage of Purdy’s monster afternoon, combining to haul in 13 catches for 245 yards and two scores.
Brock Purdy with the dime to Brandon Aiyuk for the 76-yard touchdown 🎯 pic.twitter.com/ydgVLJbaOy
— Coach Yac 🗣 (@Coach_Yac) November 19, 2023
Rachaad White is having one of the best fantasy seasons I’ve ever seen for somebody averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, as he found the end zone and caught 6 passes to save fantasy GMs but otherwise averaged exactly… you guessed it, 3.3 yards per carry. Mike Evans is the only must start WR in this offense as he brought in five of 12 targets for 43 yards and a touchdown.
Bills 32 - Jets 6
Josh Allen finished with 275 yards and three touchdowns, and somehow Dalton Kincaid and Stefon Diggs were both held under 11 PPR points. James Cook got back on track in this one, racking up 102 total yards while hauling in a touchdown catch.
Breece Hall’s elite ability as a pass catcher has kept him afloat in fantasy this year, and Sunday was no different as he caught five passes for 50 yards and a touchdown but was otherwise held in check. Robert Saleh said changes were coming after the game in his press conference, but it’s evident they should have happened at the trade deadline.
Rams 17 - Seahawks 16
Cooper Kupp left with a seemingly minor ankle injury, and in his absence, Puka Nacua stepped up with 70 yards and a touchdown. This backfield is going to be a headache to predict on a weekly basis as Darrell Henderson got into the end zone, but it was Royce Freeman who led the way with 17 carries for 73 yards.
DK Metcalf had his best game of the season with 95 yards and a TD, but the biggest news out of Seattle is that Kenneth Walker is set to miss some time with an oblique strain. Zach Charbonnet shouldn’t be on waivers at this point, but if he is, he’s priority number one and is a potential league winner down the stretch.
Broncos 21 - Vikings 20
Courtland Sutton caught Russell Wilson’s only TD pass of the day in the final minutes to win the game and reward fantasy GMs with a little last-second magic. Wilson finished the day with 260 total yards, and seven different pass catchers brought in two or more receptions.
COURTLAND. SUTTON. FOR. THE. LEAD.
He's been silly good the last few weeks. Holy smokes. pic.twitter.com/D6xFTLeHVA
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 20, 2023
TJ Hockenson and Jordan Addison combined for 99 yards on seven catches, but it was Josh Oliver who found the end zone on Joshua Dobbs's lone TD pass. Alexander Mattison stepped back into a full workload with 19 touches, but Ty Chandler was the more explosive option with 110 yards on 14 touches.
Monday Night Football Prediction
Chiefs 24 - Eagles 21
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