Week 11 TNF Fantasy Recap

  • Titans 27, Packers 17 (Titans covered +3, O41)

    Postgame: In a game that was projected to have the Packers passing game and the Titans rushing attack go wild, neither team was able to take full advantage of those defensive weaknesses. Instead, it was Ryan Tannehill torching the Packers third-ranked passing defense for 333 yards, leading the Titans to an impressive 27-17 win over the Packers on Thursday night. The Titans (7-3) remain one game back from the Chiefs, who are atop the AFC leaderboard, while the Packers drop to 4-7 and are only one game from the bottom of the NFC. 


    Pregame: The Titans and Packers square off in a Thursday night game that could have some pretty big playoff implications. Tennessee is hanging on to a narrow lead in the division over a potentially resurgent Colts team, meanwhile the Packers are one game out of the wildcard hunt. The Packers looked like a competent and competitive team in their matchup with the Cowboys last week, which should help make this TNF game a rather appealing contest for fantasy GMs. Both defenses have strengths, but are exploitable in certain aspects. The Titans rank second-best against the run this year, but second-worst against the pass. The Packers rank third for fewest passing yards allowed per game, but have been allowing the seventh-most rushing yards each game. Both sides of the ball should be able to take advantage of these defensive weaknesses, making for some strong fantasy plays on Thursday.




    Ryan Tannehill: 

    Postgame: Tannehill was able to put together his best game of the season against the tough Packers’ passing defense.  He set season-highs in completions, completion percentage, passing yards and yards per attempt, finishing the game with 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception on 22-of-27 completions. His 20.02 fantasy points rank him as the QB10 on the week, making him worthy of his spot-start in Week 11.


    Pregame: Tannehill is a mediocre starting option in the matchup against the Packers this week and their run-funnel defense. Although his numbers likely won’t be spectacular, he is more than capable of producing a game similar to his Week 10 numbers.  In his return to action against the tough Broncos defense, Tannehill threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns. In a week with four regular starting fantasty QBs on bye, Tannehill should slide in somewhere in the QB 10-to-15 range. 



    Derrick Henry: 

    Postgame: It was very expected for King Henry to put together an incredible rushing line against the Packers’ run-funnel defense and although he wasn’t overly productive on the ground, he still had an excellent fantasy output.  Henry averaged his third-lowest yards per carry on the season, rumbling for 87 yards and a score on 28 attempts, but he was also able to get the job done in the receiving and passing game.  Henry hauled in both of his targets for 45 yards, including a massive 42-yard catch and run, while completing 2-of-2 passes for four yards and a touchdown.  The Titans drew up a sneaky goal line play for Henry, where he received the handoff and did a jump pass over the line to a wide open Austin Hooper. Henry ranks as the RB4 on the week in PPR formats and continues to be the focal point of the Titans offense. 


    Pregame: The Titans offense runs through Henry and has done so for a few years. He is the RB5 on the season and will always remain a must-start in all formats, especially against the bottom-seven rushing defense of the Packers. He has rushed for at least 82 yards or a touchdown in all but one game this year, averaging 19.7 fantasy points per game in PPR formats. 


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