Week 11 Late Slate Recap

  • Raiders 22, Broncos 16 (Raiders -2.5 covered, U 41.5)


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    This has been a truly astounding season for the Denver Broncos. They came in as a trendy Super Bowl pick out of the AFC, but somehow their season is over in week 11. Their defense has done enough for them to succeed, but Russell Wilson and their offense have been horrible. The Raiders enjoyed a nice offensive game from Derek Carr, Josh Jacobs, and especially Davante Adams. 


    Top Performers

    Latavius Murray: Murray turned 21 touches into 56 yards and a touchdown, but his most exciting news for fantasy owners came on Monday. Melvin Gordon was waived by the Broncos, and with Mike Boone on IR and Chase Edmonds set to miss a couple of weeks, this will be Murray’s backfield for the foreseeable future. Murray is averaging a career-worst 3.3 yards per carry with the Broncos, but the volume he will continue seeing puts him in the RB2 conversation. 


    Davante Adams: Adams dominated the Broncos’ secondary on Sunday, catching 7 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Adams keeps seeing an elite target share, and it’s clear that Derek Carr relies on him a ton. There isn’t a matchup that Adams can’t do well in, and he should be started with confidence every week, barring injury. 


    Josh Jacobs: Jacobs had a very efficient game, turning 21 carries and 3 catches into 109 and 51 yards, respectively. Although Jacobs couldn’t find the end zone, he still left fantasy managers satisfied with his yardage total. Jacobs is now third in the NFL in carries, sitting just behind Saquon Barkley and Derrick Henry. This increased volume in both the rushing and receiving game, combined with his best career efficiency (5.1 yards per carry), makes Jacobs a solid RB1 rest of season. 

    Biggest Busts

    Russell Wilson: Russell Wilson has been absolutely terrible this year. Wilson seems to have lost all of his magic from his time in Seattle, leaving Broncos fans terrified for their future. It’s feasible that a coaching change could revive Russ, but we likely won’t see that until next year. Russ shouldn’t be rostered in one-quarterback leagues anymore, and he’s likely been replaced in most two-quarterback leagues. We’ll have to wait and see if Russ can turn his Broncos tenure around, but for right now, this trade looks like it could go down as one of the worst in NFL history. 


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    Cowboys 40, Vikings 3 (Cowboys covered -1.5, U48.5)

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