Week 11 fantasy football flops and what you should do about them

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Week 11 had a crazy amount of inconsistency from many fantasy football stars. First, let's look at how last week's recommendations fared:

  • Two weeks ago, we listed Tua as Untrustworthy and to only play him against poor teams. The Raiders counts as one of those and Tua had 17.6 points on 325 yards and two touchdowns. His schedule is smooth sailing until the Fantasy playoffs where he sees Baltimore and Dallas. Beware those games.
  • Before his bye, we listed Puka Nacua as a start only with Matthew Stafford. Stafford played and so did Puka with 18.7 points, a touchdown, 70 yards, and five receptions.
  • Derrick Henry was listed as a Blip after his 3-point outing against Tampa Bay in Week 10. Unfortunately, Henry had another disappointing outing against the Jaguars with 5.4 points. Although he had 10 rushes, it only netted 38 yards. It is hard to trust Henry at this point, or anything to do with the Titans, but he has a juicy match up against Carolina next week.
  • Aaron Jones was labeled as a Bench this week due to performance and injury issues. He was ruled out of the game in the second quarter with a knee injury. He only had 14 yards at that point and wound up with 2.70 points.
  • We said Trevor Lawrence's Week 10 performance was a Blip and he rebounded in a huge way with 32.16 points. We predicted one rushing touchdown this week and Lawrence got two, along with two passing. Moving forward, we would expect Lawrence to be closer to his average at 17/18 points per week.
  • Tony Pollard was a Bench this week, but he did perform to the tune of 18 points. His five receptions (only 19 yards) were the big difference compared to his other down weeks.

This week was the wild, wild west in Fantasy. It was one of those weeks where it seemed like up was down and down was up. Let's look at who really let us down.

Terry McLaurin

It looked like a dream come true for Fantasy managers when they looked at McLaurin's matchup against the Giants this week. In Week 7, McLaurin had 15 points against them, and the Giants have given up the second most yards and third most points to receivers on the season. Alas, Fantasy played a cruel joke and McLaurin came away with 9.3 points, 5 receptions on 43 yards (QB Sam Howell had 255 yards passing).

Typically, McLaurin is extremely trustworthy with a very high floor. He averages 12.3 points per game and has only missed double digits four times this year. But two of those times is the last two games. Howell just may not be seeing him. If Howell threw three picks against the Giants, he might throw six against Dallas next week. Bench McLaurin.