What We Saw: Week 11

The QB List staff catches you up on everything you missed during Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season.

Titans @ Ravens 


This game was very evenly matched throughout and eventually went into overtime. Tennessee did gain an edge as they scored on a drive where they converted on a fake punt. A big story coming into this game was the Ravens defensive line injuries and if they could contain running back Derrick Henry. Henry had 44 yards in the first three quarters but finished with 133 rushing yards and the game-winning touchdown run in overtime on a sweet cut back. The Ravens’ offense still seemed off with Lamar Jackson completing four passes in the first half. The Ravens had key penalties that really hurt them and some offensive dysfunction that led to the Titans winning 30-24. The Ravens will need to rebound quickly as they face the undefeated Steelers on Thanksgiving. The Titans travel to Indianapolis next weekend in a key divisional matchup.


Tennessee Titans




Ryan Tannehill: 22/31, 259 yards, 2 TDs, 1 Int, 2 sacks | 4 carries, 35 yards


Ryan Tannehill and the Titans started off hot, hitting Jonnu Smith on a short touchdown on the first drive. That drive was set up by a long defensive pass interference penalty on the first play of the game. Tannehill largely struggled to move the ball after that until the fourth quarter (Titans six total points until the fourth). The go-ahead score in the fourth quarter to A.J. Brown was a fantastic run after the catch by the receiver that ultimately helped both of their stat lines. Tannehill’s interception was on a beautiful blitz by the Ravens where the defensive end faked blitz but dropped in coverage and Tannehill was facing pressure up the middle. He ended up throwing the ball right at the defensive end that dropped in coverage. Tannehill did a nice job with his legs throughout, picking up multiple first downs. Tannehill is on the QB1/2 line and is a nice play depending on the matchup.


Running Backs


Derrick Henry: 28 carries, 133 yards, 1 TD | 2 targets, 1 reception, -1 yard


As stated above, Henry had nowhere to run for most of the game, but the fourth quarter opened up some holes for him (as it usually does). With the Titans trying to set up field goal position in overtime, Henry broke off a 30-yard touchdown run with a sweet cut back as seen below. Once again, Henry was barely used in the passing game and he remains touchdown or bust most weeks in fantasy. If you have him on your team you are obviously playing him. No other running back was involved beyond a carry/target or two.



Wide Receivers/Tight Ends


A.J. Brown: 7 targets, 4 receptions, 62 yards, 1 TD

Corey Davis: 7 targets, 5 receptions, 113 yards

Jonnu Smith: 6 targets, 4 receptions, 20 yards, 1 TD

Anthony Firkser: 5 targets, 4 receptions, 33 yards


This was a story of two halves for most of the Titans pass-catchers. Jonnu Smith had multiple catches, including a touchdown, on the first drive but wasn’t involved much after that and picked up an injury later in the game. Corey Davis had no catches in the first half and did all of his damage in the second half and overtime with multiple chunk plays. A.J. Brown once again struggled with a couple of drops and wasn’t producing in the first half. He had a huge, beastly touchdown to take the lead in the fourth quarter as seen below to save his day. With Smith injured a few plays, Anthony Firkser picked up a couple of catches in that span and would have value whenever Smith misses time. Brown is a WR1/2 thanks to his big-play ability and Davis is in the WR2/3 range thanks to his resurgence this year.



Baltimore Ravens




Lamar Jackson: 17/29, 186 yards, 1TD, 1 Int, 1 sack | 13 carries, 51 yards


Lamar Jackson had a solid day in this one. His touchdown pass was a beauty, as seen below, to his tight end Mark Andrews. The play call on that touchdown was awesome with an extra lineman in and everyone thinking it was a run play. His interception was on a deep shot to rookie receiver Devin Duvernay that he failed to adjust to. Jackson did miss a couple of potential touchdowns in the first half where he gave the ball a little too much loft when his receivers had the defenders beat. Lamar had another touchdown called back to his fullback Patrick Ricard where he was down at the one. J.K. Dobbins ran it in on the next play and then caught a two-point conversion. Jackson failed to connect with top-receiver Marquise Brown for any receptions. Brown dropped an easy catch that would have gained a first down early in the game. Down by three in the fourth, Jackson leads the Ravens down the field easily into scoring position. Their center then snapped the ball early and the Ravens get called for a false start, causing the drive to stall. They were forced to settle for a field goal to tie it but did get the ball to start overtime. The offense proceeded to take an ugly three and out on that drive and never touched the ball again. There were multiple instances with ugly sequences in scoring position by the Ravens where they settled for field goals early in the game, and it no doubt cost them in the end. Jackson is QB1 whenever he is playing thanks to his rushing ability but expectations should be tempered in this matchup with the Steelers next week.



Running Backs


J.K. Dobbins: 15 carries, 70 yards, 1 TD | 2 targets, 2 receptions, 15 yards

Gus Edwards: 3 carries, 6 yards

Mark Ingram: 2 carries, 2 yards


I didn’t see Mark Ingram aggravate anything in the game but the commentators mentioned he was still nursing an ankle injury. He got a couple of carries in the first half but he was barely out there. Gus Edwards was on the field a little bit but wasn’t effective on his touches. The Ravens rode the hot hand with J.K. Dobbins as he was consistently picking up four or five yards on his carries. As noted above, Dobbins scored a short touchdown after a touchdown pass was overturned. Dobbins led the way with 41 snaps, while Edwards received 13 snaps and Ingram saw just 6. We may finally be witnessing the Ravens going with the more explosive option in Dobbins, but we will want to see injury news or updates before trusting any of these guys going forward.


Wide Receivers/Tight Ends


Marquise Brown: 3 targets, 0 receptions

Mark Andrews: 7 targets, 5 receptions, 96 yards, 1 TD

Willie Snead IV: 7 targets, 3 receptions, 23 yards

Dez Bryant: 5 targets, 4 receptions, 28 yards


Marquise Brown had an ugly drop early and was largely an afterthought in this one. He did have one deep shot that was broken up in the end zone. Brown is just a WR3/4 at the moment with his large boom-or-bust nature. Mark Andrews was the star in this one. His drops issue of the last few weeks wasn’t a problem against the Titans and he had multiple 30+ yards catches today. With the tight end position being so ugly this year, Andrews remains a solid TE1 despite the volatile performances he has put up this year. Dez Bryant was involved in the passing game for the first time this season and had multiple short catches with tough run after the catch yardage. I think he can be a good third-down/red-zone option for this team. Willie Snead, coming off of his two touchdowns a week ago, had a chance for a bigger game with a couple of end zone shots but couldn’t convert on them. He is just a WR4 at the moment.


— Kevin Taylor (@ktbeast918 on Twitter)

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