It’s week 11 and Thanksgiving is next week. In addition, most trade deadlines coincide with Thanksgiving, so we’ll focus on playoff schedules for buys and sells. Don’t forget the 101 piece that helps you with the weather, trading decisions and setups, plus this week’s fun ranks (and reader suggestion) – Best TV and Movie Bullies.
*** Oh! And we may have found a solution to the ranking widget issue by using Fantasy Nation (via Football Diehards). All three scores work and can be edited by me (unlike before), and the widget lets you scroll on Android (browser) without using two fingers! YES! ***
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2022 Week 11 Fantasy Football Lies
🚨 HEADS UP 🚨 These are sleepers. They will not mimic my rankings 100%. This is chasing upwards and often involves more risk.
POSSIBLE BEGINNING: Daniel Jones, NYG — Jones is back after his QB13 finish as this week is an even better matchup. Jones didn’t run as much as he did in Weeks 3, 4, and 7, but he threw two touchdowns for the third time. The Lions are one of the best matchups you can find, with five quarterbacks scoring 24.7+ and five quarterbacks throwing two or more touchdowns. The Lions also allowed four games of 40+ rushing yards to QBs, including Justin Fields bananas in Week 10.
POSSIBLE START: Brian Robinson, WSH — While Antonio Gibson looks reborn in this timeshare role, don’t overlook Robinson for a possible Week 10 replay. The Eagles matchup wasn’t favorable, but Robinson fought his way to the end zone. He doesn’t have to fight much this week as the Texans allow the most FPPGs to run back with 1,407 rushing yards in the top division (1,228 closest) and 13 rushing touchdowns.
HAIL MARIA BEGINNING: Cordarrelle Patterson and Tyler Allgeier, ATL – With a combined 38 rushing yards in Week 10 – 23 total yards given Allgeier’s -17 yards receiving – it can be tough to start either or both. Fortunately, the Bears struggled to keep running back from the end zone with 12 rushing touchdowns allowed, including three games with multiple rushing scores.
POSSIBLE START: Courtland Sutton, DEN – Even if Jerry Jeudy can play this week, Sutton is worth the start given the meager receivers due to byes and injuries. This Russell Wilson-led attack has been hard to watch most of the time, but the Raiders may be a cure for what’s ailing. Sutton and Jeudy both scored against them in Week 4, and the Raiders have allowed 10 double-digit wideout scores and eight touchdowns this year, including a nice showing for Matt Ryan in his return.
POSSIBLE START: Josh Palmer, LAC – The Chiefs allowed a double-digit score for a wideout in every game outside of the Malik Willis Titans game, with four teammate games going over 10 fantasy points. Palmer is back in the game, as DeAndre Carter was here last week, but Carter’s bright side hinges on Keenan Allen returning. Palmer is startable anyway.
HAIL MARIA BEGINNING: DJ Moore, CAR – As mentioned in this week’s Waiver Worries, Moore may be toasting with Baker Mayfield back, but that’s why he’s now a Hail Mary. The Ravens have been playing better lately, but every receiver with 9+ targets against the Ravens has racked up at least 8.5 fantasy points, averaging 11.8 targets, 114 yards, and four total touchdowns (and 18.0 FPPG). Of course, this depends on Mayfield not looking like a dunce.
HAIL MARIA BEGIN: Greg Dulcich, DEN – Back to the Broncos, and I know, putting your faith in more than one / the team is in demand. The Raiders haven’t given up much for tight ends, but Gerald Everett, Zach Ertz, and Travis Kelce all had great games…especially Kelce (30.0 points). The rest of the opposing tight ends are mediocre, but Geoff Swaim, Jordan Akins, Taysom Hill and Kylen Granson all had 7.7+ points. Dulcich was disappointing last week, but he has 21 goals in his four games, 17 of those goals for 12-182-1 and 30.2 points in his first three games.
Fun with rankings!
Best bullies in movies and TV
Thanks to @_jds_jds for this idea. I joked that Rachaad White took lunch money from Qandree Diggs in Germany, and he responded by asking about the best TV/movie bullies of all time. Of course, it’s extremely satisfying to watch bullies get their comeuppance, but let’s punch this one out (pun intended).
- Biff Tannen, Back to the Future – When you think “bully,” there’s probably no character that comes to mind faster than Biff.
- Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z – Before redeeming himself by sacrificing his life (spoilers) against Majin Buu, Vegeta was the original bully of the Dragon Ball Z characters, still bullying them even as he teamed up with them on occasion and seemingly turned the corner turned into the Cell saga before his jealousy gets the best of him again. Arguably the best DBZ (and Super) character.
- Johnny Lawrence, Karate kid – In fairness, you could argue that John Kreese is the real bully mastermind – especially if you’ve seen Cobra Kai – but Lawrence was the classic ’80s bully, with a posse and all.
- Deebo, Friday — The most imposing bully of all time? Stealing chains and bicycles.
- Nelson Muntz, Simpsons – Sweet and hateful at the same time.
- Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones — Is there another bully with more impact in a shorter rein and, of course, a more celebrated death?
- Eric Cartman, South Park – Few carry the balance of bully, friend, funny and annoying more than Cartman.
- Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter — Even his face screams bully.
- Roger Klotz, Doug — By the way, Roger is now 45. He has been held back several times at school, is older than Doug and his friends, and enjoys being the town bully. The man would just barge in on Doug to tell him to suck or torture him.
- Flash Thompson, Spider-Man stuff – Hated and bullied Peter Parker incessantly, but like some of the list, he is later redeemed by becoming friends with Peter after finding out he is Spider-Man and then Agent Venom.
- Fred O’Bannion, dazed and confused — That paddle. That’s all.
- Regina George, Mean Girls — Such a terrible character that after the revenge you don’t even feel sorry for her.
- White Goodman, Dodge Ball – So many GIFs still in use (touche, go ahead, joke, Mr. Jokey, and more, including…)
- Ace Merrill, stay with me – Tried to kill a child. I mean…
- Angelica Pickles, Rugrats — She had most of the adventures, but Angelica was also an annoying bully to the other Rugrats, part eldest, part worse because of her voice.
- Mr. Burns, Simpsons – Wealthy tormentor of power plant workers and sometimes the entire city of Springfield.
- Pete, weird stuff – Later became Goofy’s friend in A Goofy Movie, but was Goofy’s terrorist and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in Disney’s Christmas Carol.
- Candace Flynn, Phineas and Ferb — I never saw the show, but the fiancée wanted her to make the Top 20.
- Bluto, Popeye – Better left in those days gone by.
- O’Doyles, Billy Madison – Generations of bullies all knocked out in one random car accident.
BUY AND SELL
With the trade deadline close, I’m going to list the best and worst SOS for the playoffs (only)
- Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF – 4th: SEA, WSH, LV
- Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL – 6th: CLE, ATL, PIT
- Derrick Henry, RB, TEN — 1st: LAC, HOU, DAL
- Alvin Kamara, RB, NO — 2nd: ATL, CLE, PHI
- Leonard Fournette, RB, TB – 3rd: CIN, ARI, AUTO
- George Pickens and Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT — 2nd: AUTO, LF, BALL
- Chris Olave (and perhaps others), WR, NO — 5th
- Greg Dulcich, TE, DEN — 3rd: ARI, LAR, KC
- Pat Freiermuth, TE, PIT — 4th
- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA — 30th: BUF, GB, NE
- Joe Burrow, QB, CIN – 27th: TB, NO, BUF
- Josh Jacobs, RB, LV — 32nd: NO, PIT, SF
- Joe Mixon, RB, CIN – 30th
- Allen Robinson, WR, LAR — 32nd: GB, DEN, LAC
- Christian Kirk, WR, JAX — 28th: DAL, NYJ, HOU
- David Njoku, TE, CLE – 30th: BALL, NO, WSH
- Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI – 28th: CHI, DAL, NR
Week 11 Fantasy Football Projections
🚨 HEAD UP 🚨 These may differ from my rankings, and my ranks are the order in which I would start players outside the added context, such as “Need the highest benefit, even if it’s risky.” Also based on 4-point TDs for QB, 6-point rest and Half-PPR
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***These are NOT updated Sunday morning, FYI***
Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings
🚨 HEAD UP 🚨
- We have found a solution to the ranking widget issue by using Fantasy Nation (via Football Diehards). All three scores work and can be edited by me (unlike before), and the widget lets you scroll on Android (browser) without using two fingers! YES!
- Updated regularly so check all the way to the lineups lock down.
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