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Hello fantasy footballers! It is hard to believe that we are at this point in the season. This will be the final installment of Bye Week Options. After this week, you can say goodbye to bye weeks. I hope that it has been helpful to you this season and has positioned you to win your league. I wish you all success and a happy Thanksgiving week. With that being said, let us take a look back at week eleven, before hitting this week’s streamers and the final edition.
Week 11: Bad Call
WR Nelson Agholor- The Philadelphia offense struggled mightily against the Saints. Agholor found himself lost in the shuffle, only yielding two targets. He did not record a single catch all day and it was an abysmal performance by the defending Super Bowl champs. It is tough to gauge Agholor’s value moving forward with fellow wideout Golden Tate in the fold.
Week 11: Good Call
DEF Washington Redskins- The Redskins squeaked by the Houston Texans, even after QB Alex Smith’s gruesome injury. Their defense was a big part of their victory, recording three sacks and securing three turnovers. They have rebounded nicely the last two weeks, after being gashed by Atlanta at home. They will now have a road test against the low volume Dallas Cowboys’ offense.
Teams on Bye in Week 12
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Rams
*All players under 50% owned according to Yahoo Fantasy Football
QB Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (v Oakland Raiders, 34% owned)- Jackson mostly ran the ball in his first start as a Raven. This could bode well for him against the Oakland Raiders, who have given up the second most rushing yards per game. The Oakland defense is one of the worst in the league and if Jackson gets it going in the air as well, he could be in for a monster day.
RB Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions (@ v Chicago Bears, 48% owned)- In their first meeting, Riddick reeled in six catches against the Chicago Bears. With RB Kerryon Johnson on the shelf, Theo should be in line for much more work. I also expect short screens and dump-offs to be apart of the Detroit Lions’ game plan against the stout Chicago Bears defense.
WR Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons (@ New Orleans Saints, 46% owned)- Sanu has at least 45 yards in six of the Falcons’ last seven games. He has caught at least four passes in five of those games. This game is a likely shootout and I want every piece of the offenses I can get.
TE Jeff Heuerman, Denver Broncos (v Pittsburgh Steelers, 20% owned)- Over the last two games, Heuerman has recorded 16 targets and 14 receptions. The Steelers are the fifth worst in the league against tight ends and the Broncos will need plenty of weapons to match the Steelers’ high octane attack.
Buffalo Bills (v Jacksonville Jaguars, 25% owned)- The Bills are coming off of a bye to play against one of the most turnover-prone quarterbacks in the league. With extra time to prepare and the Bills at home, I expect the warm weather Jaguars to struggle in the cold and blusterous north.
Rader’s Radar: Super Deep Sleeper Pick
RB Elijah McGuire New York Jets (v New England Patriots, 13% owned)- McGuire was the lone positive in the Jets’ last game. He is one of the only viable options they have on offense. He is capable of running effectively and catching the ball out of the backfield. The Patriots are the eleventh worst team against backs in fantasy and McGuire should have plenty of chances for passing targets.