The New Orleans Saints have a fantasy juggernaut on their palms — and it would not contain quarterback Drew Brees.
The Saints’ lethal working again duo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara had been each excellent as soon as once more in Week 10. Ingram had the very best fantasy day of any again, dashing for 131 yards and three touchdowns at Buffalo. That provides him seven dashing touchdowns within the final 5 weeks.
Mewanwhile, Kamara posted season highs of 12 carries for 106 yards and ran for a rating for the third week in a row. He additionally caught 5 pbades for 32 extra yards.
It’s uncommon for one crew to have two RB1s, however the Saints have that luxurious. However, the success of the working recreation has turned Brees right into a borderline starter from week to week. He did not throw a TD cross on Sunday, however did have a dashing rating.
Atlanta Falcons working again Devonta Freeman was dogged by a knee damage in follow earlier than getting in a pair of full practices late within the week.
Unfortunately, a distinct damage reduce his day brief. On his second carry of the sport vs. Dallas, Freeman took a success to the helmet and left with a concussion. The greatest fantsay letdown of the week, Freeman completed with three whole yards as Tevin Coleman (20 carries, 83 yards, TD) took over.
Freeman will get an additional day to get better because the Falcons play on Monday night time at Seattle in Week 11.
Stat of the Week
Garrett Celek of the San Francisco 49ers scored on a 47-yard TD reception towards the New York Giants. That’s now 11 consecutive video games (going again to Week 17 final season) the Giants have allowed a landing catch by a decent finish. Next week, they face the Kansas City Chiefs and this season’s top-ranked fantasy tight finish, Travis Kelce.
Early waiver wire targets
— The Los Angeles Chargers could have uncovered a brand new offensive weapon in rookie working again Austin Ekeler. With starter Melvin Gordon struggling to search out working room, Ekeler posted season highs in dashing and receiving yards. Particularly efficient within the pbading recreation, the 5-10, 195-pound Ekeler caught 5 pbades for 77 yards and two touchdowns. The solely draw back was a pricey fourth-quarter fumble — his first of the season.
— Injuries to the Green Bay Packers’ high two working backs — Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery — pressed rookie Jamal Williams into service at Chicago. Williams, who scored a landing on his solely carry in Week 9, toted the ball 20 occasions this week. Although he solely gained 67 yards (three.four per carry), he may change into the Packers’ workhorse if the accidents to Jones and Montgomery linger.
— The Cincinnati Bengals have been in search of somebody to step ahead as a complement to star receiver A.J. Green. In Week 10, veteran Brandon LaFell was the person. He hauled in six of his 10 targets for 95 yards (all season-highs) and scored on a 37-yard landing.
— A one-game suspension for Tampa Bay Buccaneers large receiver Mike Evans gave rookie Chris Godwin his first NFL begin. He was focused 10 occasions by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and responded with 5 catches for 68 yards. Interestingly, he was on the sphere for all however two of the Bucs’ 71 offensive performs.
Buccaneers ultimate WR snap depend:
Chris Godwin 69
DeSean Jackson 54
Adam Humphries 46
Freddie Martino 13
Out of 71
— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) November 12, 2017
Slowed by a hamstring damage to start out the season, Indianapolis Colts large receiver Chester Rogers caught all six of his targets, together with a 61-yard landing. The Colts have a bye in Week 11, however Rogers might be a reputation to remember as a low-cost pickup with upside.
Broad Shoulders Award
Our weekly honor for the participant who single-handedly carried his fantasy house owners to victory goes to Los Angeles Rams large receiver Robert Woods.
Yes, Ingram had the very best day in standard-scoring fantasy leagues, however Woods was a monster in point-per-reception codecs.
This week’s sizzling waiver wire pickup hauled in a pair of landing pbades for the second consecutive recreation. This time, he was much more spectacular with eight catches for 171 yards. In PPR leagues, Woods led everybody with 37.1 fantasy factors.
For these in leagues that award bonus factors for lengthy touchdowns, it would not get a lot better than his 94-yarder within the third quarter.
Honorable point out this week goes to Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen, who caught eight pbades for 166 yards and a TD.