NFL training camps are in full swing with league-wide preseason action ready to commence later this week. Better still, the official start of the regular season is a little more than a month away, which means this is a perfect time to update Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board.
With some players returning from injury and other players staying on the sidelines for Week 11, fantasy owners will need to pay attention to practice reports and matchups. Often when one player is out, there is another one that should step up and take on a bigger role. Those are the guys to target on the waiver wire. Obviously, you know you are going to start your studs.
Fantasy owners really need to look at their lineups and make sure they are putting their best guys out there. There are only three weeks left in the fantasy regular season and then for many people, it will be over. Already!
I come not to bury a wide receiver in my Week 11 fantasy football flex rankings, but to praise one. Some folks took some umbrage with me trashing Jakobi Meyers. However, my "shading" of him was right on the money when Meyers hauled in just five catches for 59 yards.
But I'll be Positive Paulie tonight instead of Negative Nate and talk about a WR that I liked to start the season but I am really starting to enjoy — Justin Jefferson.
In Week 10, the top-scoring fantasy kicker was Tyler Bass, of the Buffalo Bills. Through 10 games, he has the fourth-most fantasy points among all kickers. Part of this is because Buffalo has not yet had their bye week (they are off this week), but also because the Bills' offense has given Bass plenty of opportunities to kick. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on him following the bye week as he's likely available in your league.
In Week 10, three defense/special teams (DSTs) scored touchdowns: the Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars on kick/punt returns and the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have the most defensive touchdowns out of any team so far this season with five, but DST touchdowns are hard to predict. The Colts face the Green Bay Packers in Week 11 and are ranked outside the top 15. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are hitting their stride, and this game could be tough for the Colts' defense.
My Week 11 fantasy football wide receiver rankings are probably a little bit of a buzzkill.
That's because I'm throwing some cold water on one of the better stories of the 2020 season: Travis Fulgham. Fulgham will be part of the Eagles' plans moving forward, but he will be taking a backseat to some of their other weapons like Jalen Reagor. Reagor out-targeted Fulgham seven to five this past weekend and finished with more catches (four vs. one) as well.
I am giving you my Week 11 fantasy football running back rankings free of any stupid puns. Or even clever ones. And given that I am talking about D'Andre Swift, I'm avoiding the temptation despite hundreds just floating there off the top of my head.
Kyler Murray's fantasy day was certainly buoyed by his last-second Hail Mary touchdown, as it was his only touchdown pass of the day. He had two rushing touchdowns, which seem to be what has been what he's done this season. Week 10 was the fifth game in a row where he scored a rushing touchdown. He has 10 such scores this season (for comparison, the only running back in the entire league that has more than 10 rushing touchdowns is Dalvin Cook).