Three contenders have huge showdowns in Week 11 out West, two of which will be on the road. Oregon, after abusing Stanford, must travel to Utah while UCLA, after totally shutting down Arizona, must travel to Washington.
The annual Nick Saban vs. Les Miles showdown highlights the Week 11 slate in the SEC. Elsewhere, Georgia looks to get back on track against Kentucky; struggling Texas A&M visits red-hot Auburn; and Florida hopes to make it two straight SEC wins as it visits Vanderbilt.
Florida State’s Thursday night victory over Louisville garnered most of the attention last weekend in the ACC, but the conference had three games decided by a touchdown or less, including Duke’s critical win over Pittsburgh in overtime.
All offseason long, the Big 12 pointed to Nov. 8 as its season-defining weekend, featuring a showdown of epic proportions that will likely decide the league championship and a possible College Football Playoff berth.
DeMarco Murray saw his record streak of 100-yard games come to an end, but the NFL’s leading rusher retains his position atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 10. The Cowboys are in London to face the Jaguars and Murray could find more running room this Sunday compared to last should Tony Romo return under center.
The numbers may not jump out, but Seattle’s Steven Hauschka remains a reliable starting fantasy option, as he checks in near the top of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 10. Hauschka is currently 10th among kickers in fantasy points (Athlon scoring), after finishing sixth in 2013. Through eight games, Hauschka is on the same pace (16 made field goals, 20 PATs) that he was last season (17, 21), and he’s only missed two field goal attempts thus far.
Jacksonville is in London to play Dallas, but this time the Jaguars’ opponent doesn’t lead off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 10. The Cowboys do check in at No. 3, but this week’s top billing goes to the Seahawks. The defending Super Bowl champions appear to be getting some of their swagger back on defense, and are usually tough at home. It also doesn’t hurt that the Giants will likely be without their top running back and have plenty of issues on offense.
He’s not leading the way anymore, but Jimmy Graham has looked much more like his usual self recently, which is why he is back atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 10. Rob Gronkowski is the top scoring TE in fantasy after back-to-back huge games, but Gronk is on bye this week, ceding the spotlight to Graham.
Wide receiver depth will be tested once again with six teams on bye, but Antonio Brown continues to pace the position in fantasy points and also leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 10.