Hidden Stat Line: NFL Week 11 Recap
Hidden Stat Line: NFL Week 11 Recap

This article is part of our Hidden Stat Line series.

Here's a list of highlights to look out for in the game recaps below:

  1. Vance McDonald staying busy.
  2. Jack Doyle losing snaps and targets.
  3. Darren Fells quiet again.
  4. Brian Hill vultured by a rookie.
  5. Calvin Ridley getting more routes, capitalizing.
  6. Lightening Le'Veon's workload.
  7. Demaryius Thomas > Robby Anderson.
  8. Devin Singletary dominating snaps.
  9. DeVante Parker with legit No. 1 WR usage.
  10. Noah Fant getting a ton of chances.
  11. More Lindsay, less Freeman...as promised.
  12. O.J. Howard: revived last week, benched this week.
  13. Dak makes MVP case, even with Amari limited.
  14. Disappearing DJ.
  15. Harry steals from Sanu.
  16. Dallas Goedert, TE1?
  17. Monty slipping, Cohen rising.
  18. Damien goes down again.

Week 11 QB Leaders

(stats from NFL Next Gen Stats and ESPN)

 Pass AttemptsDeepest aDOTShallowest aDOTQBR
1Philip Rivers (52)Sam Darnold (11.2)Kyler Murray (4.0)Lamar Jackson (93.3)
2Jameis Winston (51)Dak Prescott (10.1)Drew Brees (4.6)Josh Allen (92.2)
3Kyle Allen (50)Matt Ryan (10.1)Jimmy Garoppolo (5.6)Drew Brees (88.4)
4Nick Foles (47)Jeff Driskel (10.1)Ryan Finley (5.8)Matt Ryan (87.6)
5Tom Brady (47)Mason Rudolph (9.6)Derek Carr (6.2)Kyler Murray (84.1)
6Dak Prescott (46)Carson Wentz (9.4)Tom Brady (6.6)Dak Prescott (82.1)
7Jimmy Garoppolo (45)Lamar Jackson (9.1)Dwayne Haskins (6.7)Kirk Cousins (78.0)
8Ryan Fitzpatrick (45)Baker Mayfield (8.8)Ryan Fitzpatrick (6.9)Derek Carr (75.4)
9Mason Rudolph (44)Jameis Winston (8.6)Mitchell Trubisky (7.0)Jimmy Garoppolo (71.9)
10Mitchell Trubisky (43)Jared Goff (8.5)Philip Rivers (7.3)Patrick Mahomes (69.6)

2019 QB Leaders

(stats from NFL Next Gen Stats and ESPN)

 Pass Attempts Per GameDeepest aDOTShallowest aDOTQBR
1Andy Dalton (42.3)Matthew Stafford (10.7)Drew Brees (5.9)Dak Prescott (82.0)
2Jameis Winston (40.6)Jameis Winston (10.4)Teddy Bridgewater (6.2)Patrick Mahomes (79.7)
3Tom Brady (40.2)Dak Prescott (9.9)Derek Carr (6.5)Lamar Jackson (78.8)
4Matt Ryan (39.0)Ryan Tannehill (9.6)Jimmy Garoppolo (6.6)Russell Wilson (77.9)
5Philip Rivers (37.8)Patrick Mahomes (9.6)Case Keenum (7.0)Matthew Stafford (73.1)
6Jared Goff (37.3)Russell Wilson (9.3)Kyler Murray (7.0)Deshaun Watson (72.5)
7Dak Prescott (36.5)Josh Allen (9.1)Tom Brady (7.1)Carson Wentz (66.1)
8Matthew Stafford (36.4)Lamar Jackson (9.1)Jacoby Brissett (7.3)Derek Carr (64.4)
9Patrick Mahomes (35.9)Ryan Fitzpatrick (9.0)Marcus Mariota (7.4)Kirk Cousins (64.3)
10Kyler Murray (35.7)Philip Rivers (9.0)Mitchell Trubisky (7.6)Kyler Murray (63.9)

Note: five-game minimum to qualify, excludes players on IR

Week 11 RB Leaders

(stats from RotoWire, PFF and airyards.com)

 Snap ShareTarget ShareRoutesAvoided Tackles
1Christian McCaffrey (3%)Alvin Kamara (29%)Christian McCaffrey (45)Josh Jacobs (8)
2Ezekiel Elliott (89%)Christian McCaffrey (28%)Ezekiel Elliott (39)Jonathan Williams (6)
3Kenyan Drake (88%)Kareem Hunt (25%)Miles Sanders (37)Le'Veon Bell (6)
4Miles Sanders (85%)Austin Ekeler (23%)Dalvin Cook (32)Nick Chubb (6)
5Dalvin Cook (81%)Kenyan Drake (21%)Tarik Cohen (30)Kenyan Drake (6)
6Kalen Ballage (77%)LeSean McCoy (19%)Leonard Fournette (29)Marlon Mack (5)
7Todd Gurley (75%)Todd Gurley (17%)Kenyan Drake (28)Derrius Guice (5)
8Devin Singletary (74%)Dalvin Cook (17%)Kalen Ballage (24)Mark Ingram (5)
9Nick Chubb (72%)Nyheim Hines (17%)Duke Johnson (23)Alvin Kamara (5)
10Leonard Fournette (71%)Mark Ingram (15%)Phillip Lindsay (23)Christian McCaffrey (5)

Note: Doesn't include stats from Week 11 MNF.

2019 RB Leaders

(stats from RotoWire, PFF and airyards.com)

 Snap ShareTarget ShareRoutesAvoided Tackles
1Christian McCaffrey (93%)Christian McCaffrey (20%)Christian McCaffrey (321)Josh Jacobs (62)
2Leonard Fournette (87%)Alvin Kamara (20%)Leonard Fournette (311)Chris Carson (60)
3Le'Veon Bell (85%)Austin Ekeeler (18%)Ezekiel Elliott (284)Dalvin Cook (56)
4Ezekiel Elliott (82%)Le'Veon Bell (18%)Le'Veon Bell (272)Nick Chubb (54)
5Chris Carson (75%)Tarik Cohen (18%)Dalvin Cook (231)Christian McCaffrey (52)
6Nick Chubb (73%)Dalvin Cook (17%)Austin Ekeler (223)Le'Veon Bell (48)
7Dalvin Cook (71%)James White (17%)Chris Carson (221)Alvin Kamara (45)
8Todd Gurley (66%)Leonard Fournette (16%)Todd Gurley (218)Leonard Fournette (44)
9Derrick Henry (61%)Saquon Barkley (16%)Duke Johnson (213)Derrick Henry (39)
10Aaron Jones (60%)Jaylen Samuels (16%)Alvin Kamara (212)Aaron Jones (38)

Note: target share only includes games the player played in. Excludes players on IR. Minimum of five games played to qualify. Doesn't include stats from Week 11 MNF.

Week 11 WR Leaders

(Stats from airyards.com)

 TargetsTarget ShareAir YardsRoutes
1D.J. Chark (15)John Brown (42%)D.J. Chark (218)Curtis Samuel (55)
2D.J. Moore (15)DeAndre Hopkins (40%)Johnny Holton (195)D.J. Moore (55)
3John Brown (14)Josh Reynolds (33%)John Brown (172)Chris Godwin (54)
4Taylor Gabriel (14)D.J. Chark (32%)Courtland Sutton (168)Mike Evans (51)
5Michael Gallup (13)Michael Thomas (31%)Michael Gallup (161)Allen Robinson (49)
6Keenan Allen (12)Odell Beckham (31%)D.J. Moore (156)Chris Conley (48)
7DeAndre Hopkins (12)D.J. Moore (30%)Mike Williams (145)D.J. Chark (48)
8Michael Thomas (11)Taylor Gabriel (30%)Julian Edelman (144)Dede Westbrook (47)
9Anthony Miller (11)Michael Gallup (28%)DeAndre Hopkins (142)Nelson Agholor (47)
10Deebo Samuel (10)Christian Kirk (27%)Calvin Ridley (124)Julian Edelman (47)
11DeVante Parker (10)Jamison Crowder (26%)Odell Beckham (122)Anthony Miller (47)
12Julian Edelman (10)Bisi Johnson (26%)Amari Cooper (120)DeVante Parker (47)
13Odell Beckham (10)Calvin Ridley (25%)Mike Evans (119)Jordan Matthews (46)
14Bisi Johnson (9)Julio Jones (25%)Julio Jones (116)Jarius Wright (46)
15Kirk, Sutton, Agholor (9)Zach Pascal (25%)Tim Patrick (115)Gallup, Gabriel (46)

Note: Data for routes doesn't include Week 11 MNF

2019 WR Leaders

(Stats from airyards.com)

 TargetsTarget ShareAir YardsRoutes
1Michael Thomas (114)Michael Thomas (31%)Mike Evans (1,510)Chris Godwin (445)
2Keenan Allen (107)DeAndre Hopkins (31%)John Brown (1,192)Mike Evans (426)
3DeAndre Hopkins (104)Davante Adams (27%)Julio Jones (1,189)Tyler Boyd (419)
4Julian Edelman (100)Keenan Allen (26%)Keenan Allen (1,184)Larry Fitzgerald (403)
5Mike Evans (97)John Brown (26%)Kenny Golladay (1,184)Julian Edelman (401)
6Cooper Kupp (94)Odell Beckham (26%)Curtis Samuel (1,110)D.J. Moore (393)
7D.J. Moore (94)Cooper Kupp (25%)DeAndre Hopkins (1,071)Curtis Samuel (392)
8Tyler Boyd (94)Julian Edelman (25%)Odell Beckham (1,064)DeAndre Hopkins (391)
9Julio Jones (91)D.J. Moore (25%)D.J. Chark (1,058)DeVante Parker (390)
10Chris Godwin (90)Allen Robinson (25%)Amari Cooper (1,047)Michael Thomas (389)
11Odell Beckham (89)T.Y. Hilton (25%)Mike Williams (1,039)Marvin Jones (382)
12Allen Robinson (86)Mike Evans (24%)Stefon Diggs (988)D.J. Chark (380)
13D.J. Chark (85)Courtland Sutton (24%)D.J. Moore (974)Mohamed Sanu (377)
14John Brown (85)Jarvis Landry (24%)DeVante Parker (973)Allen Robinson (375)
15Jarvis Landry (84)Tyler Boyd (24%)Chris Godwin (958)John Brown (373)

Note: target share and air-yard share only include games the player played in. Excludes players on IR. Minimum of five games played to qualify. Data for routes doesn't include Week 11 MNF

Week 11 TE Leaders

(Stats from airyards.com and PFF)

 TargetsTarget ShareAir YardsRoutes
1Cameron Brate (14)Travis Kelce (31%)Travis Kelce (106)Mike Gesicki (48)
2Zach Ertz (11)Zach Ertz (28%)Cameron Brate (94)Vance McDonald (48)
3Noah Fant (11)Noah Fant (28%)Noah Fant (83)Greg Olsen (48)
4Travis Kelce (10)Cameron Brate (27%)Hunter Henry (81)Cameron Brate (44)
5Hunter Henry (9)Darren Waller (24%)Zach Ertz (77)Zach Ertz (43)
6Darren Waller (7)Hunter Henry (17%)Ben Watson (65)Jason Witten (39)
7Jason Witten (7)Eric Ebron (17%)Vance McDonald (51)Ross Dwelley (36)
8Vance McDonald (7)Ryan Griffin (16%)Mike Gesicki (49)Irv Smith Jr. (35)
9Dallas Goedert (6)Vance McDonald (16%)Darren Waller (44)Dallas Goedert (35)
10Mike Gesicki (6)C.J. Uzomah (16%)Ryan Griffin (43)Noah Fant (35)

Note: Data for routes doesn't include Week 11 MNF

2019 TE Leaders

(Stats from airyards.com and PFF)

 TargetsTarget ShareAir YardsRoutes
1Travis Kelce (91)Zach Ertz (25%)Travis Kelce (839)Travis Kelce (351)
2Zach Ertz (86)George Kittle (25%)Zach Ertz (754)Greg Olsen (347)
3Darren Waller (72)Mark Andrews (24%)Mark Andrews (678)Zach Ertz (341)
4Mark Andrews (70)Darren Waller (23%)Hunter Henry (578)Austin Hooper (332)
5Evan Engram (68)Travis Kelce (22%)Greg Olsen (548)Evan Engram (295)
6Austin Hooper (67)Evan Engram (22%)Darren Waller (484)Jason Witten (285)
7Greg Olsen (61)Hunter Henry (21%)Gerald Everett (457)Mike Gesicki (283)
8George Kittle (57)Austin Hooper (18%)Eric Ebron (449)Darren Waller (280)
9Gerald Everett (57)Delanie Walker (18%)Austin Hooper (443)Vance McDonald (263)
10Hunter Henry (54)Greg Olsen (16%)Noah Fant (418)Noah Fant (261)

Note: target share and air-yard share only include games the player played in. Excludes players on IR. Minimum of five games played to qualify. Data for routes doesn't include Week 11 MNF

I'm happy to discuss anything I missed in the comments below or on Twitter (@RotowireNFL_JD).

Steelers 7 Browns 21

Steelers

  • Mason Rudolph finished the night with four interceptions, four sacks, one fumble and no completions for more than 22 yards. He's unlucky in the sense that someone tried to bash him over the head with his own helmet, while he's lucky in the sense that he escaped uninjured and everyone ended up talking about the brawl instead of his terrible performance.
  • Brawl aside, Rudolph regularly subjects himself to the type of huge hits that a Tom Brady or Peyton Manning would only take in the playoffs or the fourth quarter of a close game. Between his lack of pocket presence and his struggles with pre-snap blitz pickups, Rudolph repeatedly leaves himself in vulnerable positions. He also threw a few hospital balls Thursday, subjecting his receivers to the type of punishment he usually reserves for himself.
  • James Conner re-injured his shoulder after five carries, two targets and 16 yards on 18% of snaps.
  • Trey Edmunds led the backfield with 47% snap share, taking three carries for 11 yards and catching each of his three targets for 27 yards. Meanwhile, Jaylen Samuels played just 34% of snaps, but he had a comfortable advantage in opportunities — five carries for 26 yards and a 5-19-1 receiving line on six targets.
  • A reminder: Samuels got 14 of the 24 RB carries and seven of the 10 targets on 54% snap share the previous week against the Rams, with Edmunds and Tony Brooks-James both mixing in. Another absence for Conner should lock in Samuels for at least a handful of targets, but the carries likely will be divided.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson both left early due to concussions, freeing up regular work for Johnny Holton and Tevin Jones alongside James Washington. Holton led the group with seven targets, but he caught just one for 18 yards, with a 38-yard pass interference penalty representing his major contribution (it set up Pittsburgh's only touchdown).
  • Washington caught three of five targets for 49 yards while handling the second-largest snap share (85%) of his career. He also drew a 33-yard PI penalty to set up a missed FG attempt in the first quarter.
  • Vance McDonald once again led the Steelers' skill-position players in snap share (96%), catching three passes for 33 yards while tying for the team lead of seven targets. It was his third straight game with exactly seven targets and snap share above 80%. He's run a route on 115 of Rudolph's 127 dropbacks the past three weeks, per PFF, with 0.91 routes per dropback putting him in elite range for a TE.
  • T.J. Watt was clutching his side in pain at one point in the first half, but he returned to the game and finished with one sack and two QB hits. He's third in the league with 10.5 sacks and first in the league with 24 QB hits. Watt also has the best PFF grade (90.7) among edge defenders, further boosting his DPOY case.

Browns

  • Cleveland's first four drives covered 165 yards, with Baker Mayfield rushing for one score and throwing for another, boosted by completions of 41 yards (to Odell Beckham) and 42 yards (to KhaDarel Hodge). Thereafter, the Browns had six punts, two missed FGs and a four-yard TD drive after a turnover. Their longest drive over the final 40 minutes spanned 43 yards, ending with an Austin Seibert shank.
  • Seibert missed from 45 and 50 yards, after going 16-for-16 the previous nine games. He's also missed three PATs this year, so he wasn't quite perfect before Thursday.
  • Mayfield completed just 53.1% of passes for 6.0 YPA, but a 73.0 QBR was his second-best of the year, right behind 74.9 from the week prior. He's now gone three consecutive games without an interception, after throwing one or more in each of the Brown's first seven contests.
  • Nick Chubb's 72% snap share was a slight drop from 81% the week before in Kareem Hunt's first game. Chubb nonetheless got a season-high 27 carries, following four straight weeks with exactly 20. He only got one target, which he dropped.
  • Hunt played 55% of snaps for a second time in as many weeks, taking six carries for 12 yards and hauling in six of eight targets for 46 yards. He has 24% target share through two games, with Beckham at 31% and Jarvis Landry also at 24% in that stretch.
  • Beckham had two catches for 49 yards on the opening drive but finished with a 4-60-0 line on 10 targets.
  • Landry caught four of seven targets for 43 yards and a touchdown, scoring from one yard out when he was left uncovered on a crossing route. It was Landry's third week in a row with a TD, while his three-game streak with double-digit targets came to an end.
  • Landry leads Cleveland with nine targets inside the 10-yard line, accounting for 35% of the team total. Beckham has seen just four (15%) and hasn't caught any of them. Landry also has a comfortable edge in red-zone targets: 14 to 8.
  • Rashard Higgins played 41% of snaps but didn't draw a target, while Hodge had the 41-yard reception from two targets while playing 14% of snaps. (Antonio Callaway was waived before the game.)
  • Demetrius Harris led the TEs with 59% snap share, followed by Pharaoh Brown (38%), Stephen Carlson (17%) and Ricky Seals-Jones (15%). Carlson was the only one of the bunch to draw a target, making a difficult catch for an eight-yard TD in the fourth quarter.
  • Already playing without DE Olivier Vernon (knee), the Browns then lost Morgan Burnett (Achilles) to a season-ending injury and Myles Garrett to a season-ending suspension. With DT Larry Ogunjobi getting a one-game ban to top things off, the Cleveland defense won't necessarily be a top-three fantasy play for a Week 12 home game against Miami. The Browns will be missing at least three starters, and possibly more.

Jaguars 13 Colts 33

Jaguars

  • Nick Foles completed 33 of 47 passes (70.2%) for 296 yards (6.3 YPA), with D.J. Chark's 34-yard, catch-and-run touchdown being the only completion of 25 or more yards. Foles' 8.3 aDOT was identical to Gardner Minshew's mark for the season.
  • Leonard Fournette's 71% snap share was his lowest of the year. He has four games below 85%, including each of his past three appearances. Nonetheless, Fournette took eight of the Jags' nine carries in Sunday's game and finished third on the team with seven targets.
  • Ryquell Armstead got one carry and two targets on 22% of snaps, while Devine Ozigbo played 6% without any touches.
  • In addition to a season-high 15 targets and a pair of touchdowns, Chark played 94% of snaps, after 95% in the previous game. Prior to that, he'd been in the range of 71-to-82 percent each week.
  • Chris Conley played 95% of snaps, catching six of eight targets for 58 yards. He's drawn either seven or eight targets in each of the past four games, after going five straight weeks with five or fewer. His 14.1 aDOT is deepest on the team, ahead of Chark (12.4) and Dede Westbrook (6.7). However, Chark was at 14.5 in Sunday's loss, accounting for 52% of team air yards, while Conley (11.6 aDOT) saw just 22%.
  • Westbrook caught four of six targets for 32 yards on 84% of snaps. Not his best game, but he at least seemed to stay healthy after struggling with a few different injuries prior to a Week 10 bye. He had the toughest matchup among the Jacksonville WRs, regularly facing standout slot corner Kenny Moore.
  • Rookie tight end Josh Oliver played 54% of snaps and caught one of two targets for five yards before leaving the game with a back injury. Seth DeValve (oblique) was inactive for the contest, leaving Oliver and Ben Koyack as the only tight ends. Koyack played 25% of snaps and caught his lone target for a nine-yard gain.
  • The Jaguars ran some four-wide looks and also a few plays with a sixth offensive lineman on the field. No. 4 receiver Keelan Cole played 40% of snaps, hauling in four of five targets for 41 yards.
  • The Jacksonville defense was gouged by the run, but it did have three sacks and seven QB hits in a game where Jacoby Brissett attempted only 24 passes. Rookie pass rusher Josh Allen was responsible for one sack and three hits, giving him eight and 16, respectively, for the season. Allen is t-11th in sacks and t-12th in QB hits, leading all rookies in both categories (Nick Bosa is close behind with 7.0 and 15).

Colts

  • Brissett was held to 148 yards on 24 attempts and took three sacks for 23 yards, leaving the Colts with just 4.6 NY/A. A five-yard rushing TD salvaged Brissett's fantasy scoring while Marlon Mack and Jonathan Williams carried the offense.
  • Mack was on his way to a huge game before he broke his hand in the third quarter. He took 14 carries for 109 yards and the following highlight-reel touchdown:
  • Mack finished the day playing just 31% of snaps, allowing Jonathan Williams to get 46% (Jordan Wilkins was out with an ankle injury). Williams took advantage with a 13-116-0 rushing line and one catch for 31 yards, while Nyheim Hines had a 3-11-1 rushing line and caught three of four targets for 24 yards (on 35% of snaps).
  • Williams forced six missed tackles on 13 carries, picking up 107 yards after contact (8.2 average), per PFF. Mack also made the Jags look silly before his exit, with five avoided tackles and an average of 6.2 yards after contact.
  • Zach Pascal led the WRs with 97% of snaps but caught two of six targets for 17 yards.
  • Marcus Johnson played 93% of snaps and caught each of his four targets for 38 yards and a touchdown. He played 80% of snaps the previous week against Miami, with one catch for nine yards on three targets. He had a nice game Sunday, including a difficult TD catch on 4th-and-goal, but the playing time isn't translating to considerable target share.
  • Slot man Chester Rogers got 47% of snaps, hauling in one of two targets for 11 yards and also taking a carry for 18 yards. It was his first carry of the season, and he still hasn't topped six targets, three catches or 48 yards in any one game.
  • Eric Ebron dropped back to 43% of snaps, following a season-high 61% the previous week. He's landed between 33-to-47 percent in eight of 10 games. Ebron caught each of his four targets for 27 yards in Sunday's game, and he also had a 13-yard catch wiped out by a PI penalty on fellow tight end Jack Doyle.
  • Doyle finished without a target on 65% of snaps, ending an eight-game streak with at least three targets. His two smallest snap shares of the season occurred in the past two games, though 60% and 65% isn't too big of a departure from his prior territory in the 70s.
  • Doyle ran 36 routes on 70 dropbacks the past two weeks, with 0.51 routes per dropback representing a slight drop from 0.59 through the first eight games. Ebron's increased usage Week 10 explained the initial drop, while Week 11 was more about the Colts using three-wide formations and Doyle staying in as a pass blocker a few times. None of this is earth-shattering, but it's relevant information for a TE who is already a fringe option, if that, in most fantasy leagues.

Falcons 29 Panthers 3

Falcons

  • Matt Ryan topped 300 passing yards for a seventh time in nine games, despite throwing his fewest passes (31) of the season in a game he was healthy enough to finish.
  • Brian Hill filled in for Devonta Freeman (foot) with 60% of snaps, taking 15 carries for 30 yards and catching one of three targets for eight yards. Qadree Ollison poached a two-yard TD in the second quarter, but Hill had a couple scoring chances midway through the fourth, including a carry from the one-yard line that was wiped out by a holding penalty.
  • Ollison took four carries for 11 yards and a touchdown and was unable to bring in his lone target while playing 18% of snaps.
  • Kenjon Barner played 22% of snaps, with two carries for 15 yards and a pass completion for three yards (a shovel pass to Christian Blake on the opening drive). Barner also had a 78-yard punt return TD, becoming the first player since 1970 with a pass completion and a punt-return touchdown in the same game, per PFR's play index.
  • Calvin Ridley caught each of his eight targets for 143 yards and a TD, playing 80% of snaps and coming up with gains of 36, 34 and 26 yards. His touchdown was from six yards out.
  • Julio Jones also had an efficient afternoon, grabbing six of eight targets for 91 yards, including a 48-yarder that came up two yards shy of the end zone.
  • No. 3 receiver Russell Gage played 48% of snaps, catching two of four targets for 32 yards. He had a short TD catch overturned on review.
  • No. 4 receiver Justin Hardy caught two of four targets for 14 yards on 18% snap share, with each of his opportunities coming before halftime.
  • With Austin Hooper (knee) inactive, Luke Stocker played 66% of snaps without seeing a target, while Jaeden Graham caught both of his targets for 23 yards on 52% of snaps. Translation: the TE spot in Atlanta isn't likely to produce fantasy utility until Hooper returns.
  • Ridley ran 33 routes on Ryan's 34 dropbacks, followed by Jones (31), Gage (22), Graham (19), Hill (18), Hardy (9) and Ollison (6), per PFF.
  • Ridley has led the team in routes in each of three games since Mohamed Sanu was traded to New England, going out for a pass on 91% of QB dropbacks. Prior to the trade, Ridley ran a route on 81% of dropbacks.
  • Atlanta's revival on defense has become one of the big stories of the second half of the season. After a Week 9 bye, Dan Quinn handed over play calling to assistants Jeff Ulbrich and Raheem Morris. The Falcons have 11 sacks and four interceptions in two subsequent games, after notching seven sacks and two picks over the first eight weeks combined. Players say the scheme hasn't changed, but there has been a difference in blitz rate, with the Falcons dropping to 19.2% and 12.7% the past two weeks, after landing between 21-to-37 percent in each of their previous six games. That alone doesn't explain the huge difference in performance, but it's at least interesting to note. It didn't hurt to get top cornerback Desmond Trufant back from a toe injury Sunday, and he responded with his third INT of the year.

Panthers

  • Kyle Allen finished with four interceptions and five sacks, along with career highs for passing yards (325) and attempts (50). He has three touchdowns and nine interceptions the past four weeks, a stretch that includes three losses.
  • Christian McCaffrey had a 14-70-0 rushing line and an 11-120-0 receiving line on 14 targets, playing 93% of snaps. He also had his first drop since 2017, per PFF.
  • D.J. Moore caught eight of 15 targets for 95 yards on 99% of snaps. That makes six consecutive games with five or more catches and eight or more targets, including three in a row with at least seven receptions and 95 yards. He's on pace for 99 catches and 1,246 yards, now averaging 8.3 YPT and 9.4 targets per game. Moore still has just one TD, which he scored from 52 yards out in Week 3.
  • Curtis Samuel caught four of seven targets for 25 yards on 96% of snaps. He rarely comes off the field and has seen at least six targets in every game since Week 1, but efficiency unsurprisingly has been an issue for the deep threat in a Kyle Allen offense. Samuels is at 6.2 YPT for the season.
  • Greg Olsen caught each of his five targets for 57 yards on 92% of snaps. He disappeared from late September through the end of October, but he has 21 targets and 195 yards the past three weeks, averaging 3.8 catches for 42.5 yards and 0.25 TDs on 5.4 targets in Allen's eight starts this year.
  • No. 3 receiver Jarius Wright saw season-high 79% snap share but caught just one pass for 19 yards on two targets.
  • McCaffrey, Moore, Samuel, Olsen and Wright were Carolina's only skill-position players with double-digit snaps on offense.
  • Left tackle Greg Little was a disaster, allowing 14 pressures, 11 hurries and two sacks on 56 pass-blocking snaps, per PFF.  The pressures and hurries were the most allowed by any OT in a game this year. Sunday marked Little's first appearance since Week 4, with the rookie second-round pick spending most of the season in the concussion protocol. The Panthers do have other options to play left tackle, including Daryl Williams and fellow rookie Dennis Daley (groin), though neither has been especially good this year.

Texans 7 Ravens 41

Texans

  • Deshaun Watson's 29 pass attempts were tied for his second-fewest of the season, as he absorbed six sacks in a game where Baltimore held 61% of time of possession. A 10.6 QBR was his worst of the season, and each of the six sacks happened more than 2.5 seconds after the snap, per PFF. PFF's grading charged Watson with three of the sacks, while his linemen all got decent marks apart from LG Max Scharping (two sacks allowed, three pressures).
  • Carlos Hyde had a 9-65-1 rushing line and failed to catch his lone target on season-low 34% snap share. The TD was a 41-yarder deep into garbage time.
  • Duke Johnson was unable to capitalize on 59% snap share, with six carries for 40 yards and two catches for four yards on two targets. it was his first time with fewer than four targets since Week 5 and his worst fantasy output since Week 3.
  • DeAndre Hopkins caught seven of 12 targets for 80 yards on 93% of snaps. He picked up four first downs on his first four targets, with the first incompletion in his direction being a deep pass into the end zone on 4th-and-2 to end Houston's second drive. Hopkins was dragged down early by Marlon Humphrey, who looked rather surprised to get away with the penalty.
  • I would prefer an interpretation of pass interference that gets rid of half or two-thirds of the penalties. However, the play between Humphrey and Hopkins was a perfect example of why the penalty is necessary in some form. If a cornerback is allowed to do that, downfield passing becomes too difficult and football becomes less entertaining. It's terrible for the refs to miss such an egregious call while regularly throwing flags for ticky-tack nonsense. The NFL needs to have a better plan here for 2020. Some defensive backs are getting away with tackling wide receivers before the ball arrives, while others are getting called for 45-yard penalties because they happened to be positioned between the ball and the pass catchers (a.k.a. doing their jobs) on horribly under-thrown deep passes (this one drives me insane, and it happens all the time).
  • Kenny Stills played 98% of snaps, catching four passes for 27 yards on a season-high seven targets. After blowing up for 105 yards when Will Fuller suffered a hamstring injury Week 7, the former Dolphin has caught 11 of 16 targets for 101 yards the past three weeks, despite playing at least 85% of snaps in each game.
  • Keke Coutee caught each of his three targets for 25 yards, playing a season-high 72% of snaps. His previous season high of 70% occurred in Houston's last game, but he also had just three catches for 25 yards in that contest.
  • DeAndre Carter finished without a target on 7% of snaps. That makes two straight games where he hasn't poached any work from Coutee.
  • Darren Fells played 69% of snaps, catching one of three targets for 18 yards. He did drag half the Baltimore defense with him on his one reception, but the snap share was his lowest since Week 7, and he now has back-to-back games with just three targets.
  • Jordan Akins played 59% of snaps and caught one of two targets for 15 yards. His role has been steady all season, with the midseason bump from Fells mostly coming at the expense of Coutee/Carter, i.e., more two-TE formations.
  • The Texans gave up 263 rushing yards, after allowing less than 95 in seven consecutive games.

Ravens

  • Lamar Jackson completed more than 70% of his passes for a third straight game, with 9.3 YPA his third-best mark of the year. He also finished with a QBR above 75.0 for a fifth straight game, which is remarkable. For a point of reference, Jackson is one of just four players with a QBR above 75.0 for the season. Only two players did it last year, and Carson Wentz was the only one in 2017.
  • Jackson is on pace for 3,613 passing yards, 1,261 rushing yards, 30 passing TDs, 10 rushing TDs, eight INTs, six fumbles and 30 sacks. He hasn't taken more than one sack in a game since Week 5, and 28 quarterbacks have taken more sack yardage this season (Jackson has lost an average of just 5.2 yards per sack, compared to league-average of 6.9).
  • The Ravens never punted in this game. They had five touchdowns, two field goals, a missed field goal and an unsuccessful fake field goal. Sam Koch has the best job in the world; he's No. 3 at his position with an average annual contract value of $3.25 million, and he hasn't punted more than three times in a game all season.
  • Mark Ingram played 46% of snaps, taking 13 carries for 48 yards but coming up big with a 3-37-2 receiving line on four targets.
  • Gus Edwards had an 8-112-1 rushing line on 40% of snaps, rumbling for a 63-yard score in garbage time. He also had a 25-yard run in the second quarter.
  • Justice Hill played 11% of snaps, taking five carries for 18 yards and one catch for 19 yards. All of his touches came after halftime, but he did have a target wiped out by a penalty in the second quarter. Regardless, Edwards is clearly ahead here.
  • Marquise Brown caught two of four targets for 23 yards on 53% of snaps. He hasn't seen more than five targets or 58% of snaps in a game since September, but he's still the No. 1 wide receiver for Baltimore.
  • Mark Andrews caught each of his four targets for 75 yards and a touchdown, including a two-yard loss on the fake field goal. He had a 51-yard gain and an 18-yard touchdown, making the most of 35% snap share (his second-smallest of the year). His playing time suffers considerably when the Ravens are able to build a lead and consistently stay ahead of the chains. Of course, the flip side of that scenario is that it also sets up more red-zone opportunities, plus it can force the defense to leave Andrews in one-on-one coverage.
  • Seth Roberts led the team with 21 routes on 30 QB dropbacks, followed by Brown (20), Willie Snead (17), Nick Boyle (17), Andrews (15), Mark Ingram (13) and Hayden Hurst (11), per PFF.
  • Boyle caught two of three targets for 20 yards on 76% of snaps. He had a brutal drop that cost him at least 15 additional yards and possibly quite a bit more. Boyle is quietly emerging as a streaming option for deep leagues, logging three straight games with at least three targets and three-quarters of the snaps on offense. His increased playing time in recent weeks partially has come at Andrews' expense.

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Jets

  • Sam Darnold produced 9.8 YPA and four TDs on 30 pass attempts, finishing with his third-best QBR (64.8) and best PFF grade (75.6) of the season. His 11.2 aDOT was deepest in the league for Week 11, with the Jets producing just 97 of their 293 receiving yards after the catch, per PFF.
  • Le'Veon Bell had an 18-59-1 rushing line and caught both of his targets for 33 yards, with 55% snap share easily a season low. His 74% mark the previous week had been the previous low.
  • Bilal Powell had eight touches on 23% of snaps, with Ty Montgomery adding two touches on 21%. Even Josh Adams got a few chances, handling the final four carries of the game.
  • Robby Anderson led the WRs with 83% of snaps, catching one pass for a six-yard TD on three targets. That marks three straight weeks with either three of four targets, and he hasn't reached 50 yards since he blew up for 5-125-1 against Dallas back in Week 6.
  • Demaryius Thomas caught four of five targets for 44 yards on 65% of snaps, after hauling in six of nine for 84 yards on 74% snap share the previous week. He's played at least 60% of snaps in each of his seven healthy games with the Jets, averaging 4.0 catches for 51.6 yards on 6.3 targets (but without any touchdowns).
  • Jamison Crowder's 58% snap share was his second-smallest this season, but he nonetheless caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. That gives him three straight weeks with 76-to-83 yards and a score.
  • Ryan Griffin played 85% of snaps and caught each of his five targets for 109 yards and a touchdown, ripping off his two longest plays of the season (45 and 26 yards). Griffin was a dud the previous week with Chris Herndon (ribs) making a brief appearance and chopping the 29-year-old down to 65% snap share. But, Griffin's past three games without Herndon active have produced receiving lines of 4-66-2, 6-50-0 and now 5-109-1.

Pass Distribution Since Darnold Returned From Mono (Weeks 6-11, Six Games)

Crowder: 42 targets (22%), 426 air yards (25%), 10.1 aDOT

Thomas: 35 targets (18%), 341 air yards (20%), 9.7 aDOT

Anderson: 32 targets (16%), 475 air yards (27%), 14.8 aDOT

Bell: 25 targets (13%), 44 air yards (3%), 1.8 aDOT

Griffin: 23 targets (12%), 173 air yards (10%), 7.5 aDOT

Vyncint Smith: 11 targets (6%), 189 air yards (11%), 17.2 aDOT

Redskins

  • Dwayne Haskins had six sacks, two fumbles and an interception, but he did throw a couple touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The first was a 45-yarder by Derrius Guice on a screen pass, and the second was a one-yard gimme that Haskins nearly botched with an underthrow to Jeremy Sprinkle. In Haskins' defense, the Washington offensive line struggled, and his pass catchers were charged with five drops, per PFF.
  • Adrian Peterson started at running back, taking nine carries for 25 yards and catching two passes for five yards while playing a season-low 25% of snaps. Prior to Sunday, he had a four-game streak with at least 16 touches and 63% of snaps.
  • Derrius Guice handled 29% of snaps, taking seven carries for 24 yards and catching one of two targets for the aforementioned 45-yard TD.
  • Wendell Smallwood unexpectedly led the backfield with 46% snap share, but he didn't take any carries and caught just one of three targets for 11 yards. His role on passing downs is tenuous, with Guice potentially posing a threat even if Chris Thompson (toe) can't get healthy before the end of the year.
  • With Paul Richardson (hamstring) inactive, Kelvin Harmon led the WRs with 93% of snaps, also leading the team in catches (five) and targets (six), gaining 53 yards.
  • Terry McLaurin played 91% of snaps and caught three of four targets for 69 yards. He also had a 67-yard gain wiped out by a holding penalty, and he earned 41 of his yards on this ridiculous catch:
  • No. 3 receiver Trey Quinn played 60% of snaps, catching two of four targets for nine yards and also adding a two-point conversion. He's caught at least one pass in every game this season, without reaching 40 yards in any of them. Quinn hasn't scored more than 8.0 PPR points since Week 1.
  • Jeremy Sprinkle handled his usual snap share (76%) and caught two of three targets for 16 yards and a TD. He's the Trey Quinn of tight ends, catching one or two passes for minimal yardage every week, yet to reach 10.0 PPR points in a game.

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Bills

  • Josh Allen threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, completing 21 of 33 passes for 256 yards without a sack, an interception or a fumble.
  • Devin Singletary played a season-high 74% of snaps, taking 15 carries for 75 yards and catching his only target for a four-yard gain. He did have two fumbles — his first two of the season — but both were recovered by Buffalo. Singletary's recent workloads hint at some big days ahead.
  • Frank Gore played 26% of snaps, with 11 carries for 27 yards and one catch for 18 yards on two targets. There were no goal-line chances for either RB, but Gore did convert a 4th-and-1 in the first quarter. He also bolstered his final touch count with three carries on consecutive plays late in the fourth quarter when the game had already been decided.
  • John Brown played 99% of snaps and had his best day as a member of the Bills. He's now on pace for a 90-1,307-6 receiving line, with four or more catches and more than 50 yards in every game.
  • Cole Beasley played a season-high 90% of snaps, catching each of his four targets for 38 yards. He lined up outside on 23 snaps, his most in any game throughout an eight-year career, per PFF. It's the latest sign that the Bills don't trust any of their WRs besides Brown and Beasley.
  • Isaiah McKenzie played a season-high 78% of snaps, while Andre Roberts got 12% and Robert Foster strictly played special teams. It was McKenzie's third straight game playing more than half the snaps, but he was held to three catches for 21 yards on six targets, adding a 10-yard rush.
  • Dawson Knox played 71% of snaps and caught two of three targets for 32 yards and a TD, while Tyler Kroft played 33% and caught his lone target for a six-yard gain.
  • Brown led the team with 36 routes, followed by Beasley (34), McKenzie (31), Singletary (23), Knox (20), Kroft (10) and Gore (7), per PFF.

Dolphins

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick had an odd stat line, throwing for 323 yards without any touchdowns, interceptions or fumbles. He did take seven sacks for 43 yards, while a 71.1 completion percentage was his best of the year.
  • Kalen Ballage got 77% of snaps, with a 9-9-1 rushing line and a 5-8-0 receiving line on six targets. He's now at 1.9 YPA and 2.3 YPT for the season.
  • Patrick Laird worked as the No. 2 back, taking one carry for seven yards and catching each of his six targets for 51 yards, while Myles Gaskin had one carry for no gain and one incomplete target on 10% snap share.
  • DeVante Parker caught seven of 10 targets for 135 yards, playing 90% of snaps. He's seen 10 targets in back-to-back games after Preston Williams (knee) suffered a season-ending knee injury. In five games since Fitzpatrick took back the starting job, Parker has averaged 5.4 catches for 75 yards and 0.4 TDs on 8.8 targets, i.e., WR2 range in most fantasy leagues.
  • Allen Hurns played 87% of snaps a few days after signing a contract extension, catching four of six targets for 53 yards. His day would've look much better without a lost fumble that he coughed up without being touched. Hurns has played 89 and 87 percent of snaps in two games since the Williams injury, averaging three catches for 42.5 yards on five targets.
  • Albert Wilson matched a season high from the previous week with 53% snap share, but he finished with just three catches for 26 yards on six targets. He doesn't look like the same guy we saw before the injury last season, or even the same guy from Kansas City.
  • Jakeem Grant had a fascinating day for someone who played just 43% of snaps on offense. He had a kickoff return touchdown and a seven-yard rushing touchdown, also catching each of his three targets for 32 yards. He could see more work on offense if the Dolphins eventually give up on Wilson regaining his form this season.
  • Mike Geiscki played 86% of snaps, his first time above 67% all season. He caught four of six targets for 18 yards. He also dropped a pass, after losing a fumble the previous week. Even so, the usage offers promise for at least deep-league fantasy relevance down the stretch.

Pass Distribution Without Preston Williams and Mark Walton (Weeks 10-11)

Parker: 20 targets (26%), 205 air yards (43%), 10.2 aDOT

Gesicki: 12 targets (15%), 78 air yards (16%), 6.5 aDOT

Ballage: 10 targets (13%), -30 air yards (-6%), -3.0 aDOT

Hurns: 10 targets (13%), 122 air yards (26%), 12.2 aDOT

Wilson: 9 targets (12%), 51 air yards (11%), 5.7 aDOT

Laird: 8 targets (10%), 20 air yards (4%), 2.5 aDOT

Grant: 5 targets (6%), 20 air yards (4%), 4.0 aDOT

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Broncos

  • Brandon Allen completed just 17 of 39 passes (43.6%), but his QBR (62.7) and PFF grade (67.3) both were respectable. His interception was an ugly one in the red zone, but he gave the Broncos a chance to win at the end of the game, converting a trio of fourth downs to bring the team down to Minnesota's four-yard line (where three consecutive incompletions ended the game).
  • As promised, Phillip Lindsay handled a season-high 64% snap share, while Royce Freeman dropped to a season-low 30%. Lindsay took 16 carries for 67 yards and caught both of his targets for eight yards, while Freeman had eight carries for 31 yards and caught his one target for a 14-yard gain.
  • Courtland Sutton had a crazy day. In addition to catching five of nine targets for 113 yards, he took two carries for 10 yards (including one to convert a fourth down) and completed a 38-yard pass to Tim Patrick. Sutton also drew a 24-yard pass interference penalty on Xavier Rhodes, and had a three-yard reception wiped out by a defensive penalty. The second-year wideout is head and shoulders above every other player in this Denver offense.
  • Patrick returned from a fractured hand to play in his first game since Week 1, catching four of eight targets for 77 yards on 73% of snaps. He was an instant upgrade on Fred Brown and Diontae Spencer in the No. 2 receiver job.
  • Noah Fant matched his season-high 86% snap share from the previous week and established a new personal best with 11 targets. His efficiency numbers (7.5 YPT, 56.3% catch rate) only look passable because of a 75-yard touchdown, but his volume is approaching the elite range for a tight end — 8.0 targets per game since the Emmanuel Sanders trade.
  • Fant was targeted on the final two snaps of the game, finishing with three targets (none complete) inside the five-yard line. He also was the intended target on Allen's ugly red-zone interception.

Vikings

  • Kirk Cousins took five sacks and lost a fumble, but he completed 82.9% of his passes for 9.1 YPA, with a trio of touchdowns after halftime against a Denver defense that's been pretty good since September.
  • Dalvin Cook matched a season high with 81% of snaps, taking 11 carries for 26 yards and a TD while adding five catches for 31 yards on six targets. The season low for carries was partially offset by a fourth straight game with at least six targets. Cook is on pace for 311-1,479-16 rushing and 65-622-0 receiving.
  • Stefon Diggs played 98% of snaps, his first time in the 90s all season. His five targets produced a 5-121-1 receiving line, including a 54-yard touchdown, a 44-yard gain and a 34-yarder called back on a holding penalty. He technically entered halftime without any targets, as the play negated by a penalty was the only throw in his direction.
  • Olabisi Johnson played 81% of snaps and led the team with nine targets, catching six for 35 yards.
  • Laquon Treadwell played 13% of snaps and finished without a catch on one target, with Josh Doctson getting 11% and no targets.
  • Kyle Rudolph caught each of his five targets for 67 yards and a TD on 87% of snaps, notching a third straight week with exactly five targets and at least one touchdown. He's caught 20 of 24 targets for 179 yards and five TDs the past five weeks, taking advantage of Adam Thielen's hamstring injury.
  • Irv Smith Jr. enjoyed a season high of 81% snap share, catching each of his three targets for 20 yards and his first career TD. Apart from the touchdowns, his numbers the past five games are nearly identical to Rudolph's... 20 catches for 168 yards and one TD on 24 targets.

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Saints

  • Drew Brees completed 80% of passes for just 6.5 YPA, with his 4.6 aDOT second-shallowest among QBs in Week 11. His 5.9 aDOT for the season is shallowest in the league, so an NFL-high 75.4 completion percentage shouldn't come as any surprise. That's still 5.1 percentage points above expectation based on the difficulty of his passes (per NFL Next Gen Stats), and it's 7.7 percentage points better than Teddy Bridgewater, whose 6.2 aDOT is second-shallowest among qualified QBs.
  • Alvin Kamara took 13 carries for 75 yards and caught each of his 10 targets for 47 yards, while his snap share dropped to 61%, down from 79% the previous week. He added three punt returns for 32 yards, replacing an injured Deonte Harris (hamstring) on special teams.
  • Latavius Murray took 10 carries for 27 yards and caught two of three targets for five yards on 41% snap share. He had a 5-to-2 touch advantage over Kamara in the fourth quarter, after Kamara had a 21-to-7 advantage through three quarters. Kamara dominated early on, seeing 10 touches in the first quarter alone.
  • Just another day at the office for Michael Thomas — 8-114-1 on 11 targets.
  • Tre'Quan Smith played 60% of snaps but finished without a catch on one target, while Ted Ginn played 54% and hauled in two of four passes for 14 yards and a TD. That makes two straight weeks with Smith getting slightly more playing time but Ginn having the advantage in targets.
  • Jared Cook played 70% of snaps and caught both his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown. That makes four straight games with double-digit PPR points, though he still hasn't reached 15 in any one outing this year. No. 2 tight end Josh Hill suffered a concussion late in the game, so Cook could see a few extra snaps Week 12 against Carolina.
  • Thomas led the team with 35 routes, followed by Ginn (26), Cook (26), Smith (24), Kamara (20), Murray (11) and Hill (8), per PFF.
  • Thomas has run a route on 389 of the team's 400 QB dropbacks this season (97%), producing 2.93 yards per route run, pre PFF. Ginn isn't too far behind at 319 routes (80%), but he's produced just 0.97 YPRR. Kamara (1.76) and Thomas are the only players on the team above 1.24 YPRR.

Pass Distribution in Three Games With Key Weapons Healthy (Weeks 1, 10, 11)

Thomas: 38 targets (31%), 317 air yards (42%), 8.3 aDOT

Kamara: 28 targets (23%), 27 air yards (4%), 1.0 aDOT

Cook: 15 targets (12%), 139 air yards (19%), 9.3 aDOT

Ginn: 14 targets (11%), 190 air yards (25%), 13.6 aDOT

Murray: 8 targets (6%), -7 air yards (-1%), -0.9 aDOT

Smith: 5 targets (4%), 70 air yards (9%), 14.0 aDOT

Buccaneers

  • Jameis Winston finished with 51 pass attempts, 313 yards, two TDs, four INTs, two sacks and a fumble.
  • Ronald Jones took four carries for 13 yards and caught two of four targets for one yard, with 31% snap share placing second to Dare Ogunbowale (43%) in the Tampa backfield.
  • Ogunbowale, the passing-down specialist, predictably got more playing time than usual with the Bucs chasing a deficit all afternoon. He didn't do much with the snaps, taking two carries for no gain and catching three of four targets for 10 yards.
  • Peyton Barber played 18% of snaps, catching both of his targets for 11 yards and a TD. He didn't have any carries.
  • Mike Evans and Chris Godwin combined for just 14 targets, 27% of Winston's total.
  • Cameron Brate alone had 14 targets, catching 10 for 73 yards. He played a season-high 75% of snaps, while O.J. Howard saw a season-low 25%, banished from the offense after an early drop-turned-interception.
  • Breshad Perriman played 53% of snaps and caught one of three targets for 20 yards, splitting the No. 3 WR role with Scott Miller, who caught four of six passes for 71 yards on 51% of snaps.
  • The Bucs had three or four WRs on the field for 55 of their 61 plays (90%), up from 61% on Week 9 and 72% in Week 10. It makes sense, in theory, if you don't trust your tight ends and don't carry a fullback. The problem? Perriman has been even worse than Howard this year, with 95 yards on 31 targets. There's an opportunity for Brate or Miller to carve out some fantasy value in November and/or December.

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Cowboys

  • Dak Prescott had three TD passes for a third straight week, also putting together his third 400-yard game of the year.
  • Among 33 qualified passers, Prescott is No. 8 in completion percentage (67.7), No. 2 in YPA (8.8), No. 6 in TD rate (5.8), No. 22 in INT rate (2.5), No. 1 in sack rate (3.2), No. 1 in QBR (82.0) and No. 6 in PFF grade (85.2).
  • The Cowboys are 22nd in pass-play rate (57%).
  • Ezekiel Elliott played 89% of snaps, with a 16-45-1 rushing line and a 2-28-1 receiving line on three targets.
  • Tony Pollard made the most of 18% snap share, taking two carries for 12 yards and catching each of his four targets for 44 yards and a TD, plus a two-point conversion run. The six touches were his most in a non-blowout since Week 1.
  • Michael Gallup played 82% of snaps and caught nine of 13 targets for 148 yards, while Amari Cooper played just 55% and caught three of eight targets for 38 yards. Cooper's knee injury likely played a role in the reduced playing time.
  • Randall Cobb's snap share (62%) was actually a bit lower than usual, but that didn't stop him from producing a second straight game with triple-digit yardage and a touchdown. He would've had an even bigger day if not for a pair of drops.
  • Cobb has a three-game streak with seven or more targets, bumping his per-game 2019 averages up to 3.9 receptions for 55 yards and 0.33 TDs on 5.9 targets — better than anyone reasonably could've expected, and it includes a game he left early with an injury (2-29-0 on three targets in Week 7).
  • Jason Witten's 86% snap share was his second-largest of the year, though not a huge difference from 80% and 79% the previous two weeks. He's drawn four or more targets every week, including a 5-33-0 line on seven targets Sunday in Detroit.
  • Tavon Austin filled in for Cooper with 41% of snaps but finished without a catch on one target.
  • Blake Jarwin caught both of his targets for 38 yards, playing 31% of snaps. The Cowboys might want to consider swapping out Witten for Jarwin more often, considering the 25-year-old has a 17-235-3 line on just 22 targets, producing 10.8 YPT after he had 8.5 YPT last season. Witten is at 7.1 YPT, with a 79% catch rate but just 9.0 yards per catch.

Lions

  • Jeff Driskel kept the Lions competitive for a second straight week, completing 57.7% of passes for 8.0 YPA, with two TDs, three sacks and no fumbles, also adding an 8-51-1 rushing line (he had a 5-37-0 line the previous week). Given his weapons and his running ability, Driskel looks like a solid superflex starter, even though his passing kind of stinks.
  • Bo Scarbrough was promoted from the practice squad Saturday and took 14 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown Sunday, playing 49% of snaps in the process.
  • Ty Johnson was second among RBs with 29% snap share, taking two carries for six yards and catching one pass for no gain. J.D. McKissic kept the pass-catching role, with three carries for 13 yards and three catches for 40 yards on 23% of snaps.
  • Kenny Golladay isn't loving life with Driskel. KG's only catch on five targets was a 34-yard jump ball, after a 47-yard contested-catch TD saved his fantasy line the previous week. Golladay has four catches on 14 targets in two games with Driskel.
  • Marvin Jones went for 4-43-2 on five targets, following 5-77-0 on six passes the previous week.
  • Danny Amendola played 55% of snaps and caught four of five targets for 47 yards. That makes five straight games with at least five targets, but also three in a row with less than 50 yards.
  • T.J. Hockenson's 74% snap share was his second-largest of the year, up from 65 and 57 percent the previous two weeks. No matter, he caught one pass for six yards on two targets.

Pass Distribution in Driskel's Two Starts (Weeks 10, 11)

Golladay: 14 targets (19%), 190 air yards (33%), 13.6 aDOT

Amendola: 14 targets (19%), 113 air yards (20%), 8.1 aDOT

McKissic: 11 targets (15%), 0 air yards (0%), 0.0 aDOT

Jones: 10 targets (14%), 122 air yards (21%), 12.2 aDOT

Hockenson: 8 targets (11%), 66 air yards (11%), 8.2 aDOT

  • None of the above^ represents a huge difference from the eight games Matthew Stafford started, but we do see slightly lower aDOTs for all the main guys besides Hockenson. Stafford's 10.7 aDOT is a league-high, while Driskel was at 7.1 in Week 10 and 10.1 in Week 11.

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Cardinals

  • Kyler Murray's mark of 4.6 YPA was his second-worst this season, but he made it up to fantasy owners with two passing TDs and an 8-67-1 rushing line. He's now on pace for 3,932 passing yards, 608 rushing yards, 20 passing TDs, four rushing TDs and just seven INTs, though he's also on track for 51 sacks. Draft him early next year.
  • Kenyan Drake played 88% of snaps, taking 16 carries for 67 yards and hauling in six of seven targets for 13 yards. He has 12 catches for 20 yards over the past two weeks...
  • David Johnson finished without a touch or target on 13% of snaps, never getting a chance to rebound from his ugly performance the previous week. He's managed just 3.7 YPC for the season after 3.6 last year, but he does have a 73.8% catch rate and 7.7 YPT. Johnson ranks 48th of 49 RBs in PFF's elusive rating, ahead of only Kalen Ballage (50-carry min.)
  • Christian Kirk played 99% of snaps and led the team with nine targets, catching six for 41 yards. he's seen at least five targets in every game this season, including 35 in four weeks since he returned from an ankle injury, with a 10.9 aDOT in that stretch.
  • Larry Fitzgerald has seen just 21 targets in that same four-game span, but he did catch each of his five opportunities for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss, logging 80% of snaps on offense. His snap share has varied from 73-to-95 percent this season, but the general trend has been downward. He was above 90% each of the first three weeks, and has now fallen shy of 85% in seven of eight games since Week 3. His production also has tumbled since Week 3, albeit with some bounce back in November.
  • KeeSean Johnson was third among the WRs with 33% of snaps, followed by Andy Isabella (29%), Pharoh Cooper (26%) and Trent Sherfield (6%). Cooper had the best game with a 4-35-1 line on four targets, while Johnson went 2-14-0 on two targets and Isabella went 1-6-0 on four targets.
  • Isabella's four targets were a season high, and his three largest snap shares have come in the past three weeks, but this still looks like a rotation behind Kirk and Fitzgerald.

49ers

  • Jimmy Garoppolo had two sacks and two interceptions but more than made up for it with 424 yards and four TDs, playing without George Kittle (knee/ankle) for the entire game and without Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) in the second half.
  • With Matt Breida (ankle) inactive, Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert played 49% of snaps apiece, with Jeff Wilson chipping in one snap (a 25-yard TD catch to take the lead with 37 seconds remaining).
  • Coleman had 12 carries for 14 yards and caught three of four targets for 48 yards, giving him a third straight game with no touchdown and no more than 40 rushing yards. He's down to 3.9 YPC for the season, compared to 5.2 for Mostert and 5.0 for Breida.
  • Mostert also had a rough day — six carries for 14 yards and two catches for 14 yards on three targets.
  • Deebo Samuel played 79% of snaps and caught eight of 10 targets for 134 yards. He also avoided drops, which have been an issue throughout this rookie season, though not enough to prevent efficient production: 71.7% catch rate and 8.9 YPT.
  • Sanders played 47% of snaps before exiting with an aggravation of his rib injury.
  • Kendrick Bourne played 55% of snaps and had a 4-31-1 line on six targets. Marquise Goodwin had two targets on 30% of snaps. Richie James picked up 57 yards on his lone target, playing 13% of snaps. Dante Pettis finished without a target on 3% snap share.
  • Ross Dwelley played 90% of snaps, catching four of five targets for 14 yards and two TDs. He drew seven targets on 92% snap share the previous week with Kittle sidelined.
  • Kyle Juszczyk had seven receptions for 63 yards, after catching six passes through his first five games of the season. His 53% snap share Sunday was right in the normal range.
  • Over the past two weeks, Samuel led the team with 85 routes on Garoppolo's 100 dropbacks, followed by Dwelley (79), Bourne (75), Coleman (39), Sanders (37), Mostert (30), Pettis (28), Juszczyk (28) and Marquise Goodwin (22), per PFF.

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Bengals

  • Ryan Finley took five sacks for 42 yards while throwing for only 115 yards on 31 passes. Even with some unexpected rushing contribution, he doesn't appear functional as an NFL starter, with QBRs of 18.6 and 21.8 in his first two starts.
  • The Joe Mixon redemption tour continued, with the running back putting up a 15-86-1 rushing line and adding one catch for 17 yards on 59% of snaps.
  • Giovani Bernard still got most of the passing-down work, with three carries, three targets and 46 total yards on 52% of snaps (his largest share since Week 6).
  • Tyler Boyd was held to one catch for no gain, drawing three targets on 97% of snaps.
  • Auden Tate caught four of six targets for 56 yards on 76% of snaps, but he suffered a neck injury late in the game.
  • Alex Erickson bumped back up to 74% of snaps but caught just one pass for no gain on five targets.
  • Tyler Eifert had a 3-21-0 receiving line on four targets and 37% of snaps, his second straight week with exactly four targets and snap share below 40%. He's played half or more of the snaps in just one game this season...right before the trade deadline when he caught six passes for 74 yards against the Rams. Nobody bit.
  • C.J. Uzomah saw five targets on 60% of snaps, after drawing two targets over the previous two games while playing 56% and 56% of snaps. He had five yards Sunday and now sits at 6.2 YPT for the season.

Raiders

  • Derek Carr had a season-high 86.2 completion percentage and 10.1 YPA, but he also took three sacks and lost an interception.
  • Josh Jacobs rumbled for 23-112-0 on the ground and added three catches for 12 yards, but he didn't find the end zone and lost a fumble in the first quarter. He played 64% of snaps, his most since Week 5.
  • Tyrell Williams played 73% of snaps, followed by Zay Jones (69%) and Hunter Renfrow (44%). Despite seeing his lowest snap share since September, the rookie caught five of six targets for 55 yards.
  • Renfrow's averages the past four games: 4.8 catches for 62.5 yards and 0.5 TDs on 5.5 targets. The Raiders found a nice player, but the recent YPT production is far from sustainable for a slot receiver with a 6.7 aDOT. However, his season mark of 7.6 YPT is a perfectly reasonable expectation, splitting the difference between his early struggles and the recent boom.
  • Williams has drawn six, four, five and four targets in four games since returning from a foot injury. He caught each of his four targets for 82 yards Sunday, but the lack of volume could lead to some problems ahead. He should probably be treated as a shaky WR3/4.
  • Darren Waller easily led the team's skill-position players with 94% of snaps, hauling in five of seven targets for 78 yards. He's fallen off a bit since other weapons have emerged in the Oakland offense, but Waller's low-water mark of 7.0 PPR points is still pretty good for a tight end. The yardage Sunday was his best total since Week 7.
  • Waller leads the team with 113 routes on 131 dropbacks the past four weeks, followed by Williams (110), Jones (98), Renfrow (85), Richard (58) and Jacobs (43), per PFF.

Patriots 17 Eagles 10

Patriots

  • Tom Brady's completion percentage (55.3) and YPA (4.6) both were his second-worst of the year, ahead of only Week 4 in Buffalo (also a Patriots win).
  • Among 33 qualified passers, Brady is No. 19 in completion percentage (63.7), No. 25 in YPA (6.8) and No. 26 in TD rate (3.5), but he still does an excellent job avoiding negative plays — No. 3 in sack rate (3.8) and No. 7 in INT rate (1.2).
  • Sony Michel played 30% of snaps, his fourth consecutive week at 41% or lower. He did have 10 carries and a season-high four targets but produced just 41 scrimmage yards.
  • James White led the backfield with 43% snap share, his third straight game in the 41-to-43 range. He caught four of seven targets for 16 yards and took five carries for 20 yards, adding a two-point conversion to finish with 9.6 PPR points, his first time below 11.9 this year. His range of 9.6 to 16.4 is still the smallest you'll find for a regular contributor who has played nine games.
  • Rex Burkhead chipped in five carries for 14 yards and two catches for 34 yards (three targets) on 28% of snaps.
  • Julian Edelman saw double-digit targets for a fifth straight game, bringing in five of 10 for 53 yards, and adding a 15-yard TD pass to Phillip Dorsett.
  • N'Keal Harry played 43% of snaps in his debut, primarily taking work away from Mohamed Sanu, who caught two of four targets for four yards while playing 55% of snaps. Sanu played every snap on offense in New England's previous game, a loss to the Ravens.
  • Dorsett dropped to 46% of snaps, but that's mostly because he suffered a concussion on his TD catch early in the third quarter. He finished with a 3-33-1 receiving line on five targets.
  • Jakobi Meyers also got two targets and 26% of snaps, so the Pats had five WRs with noteworthy involvement, after using three on every snap in the Week 9 loss to Baltimore.
  • Ben Watson led the TEs with 80% snap share, catching three of four targets for 52 yards. He's played at least 70% of snaps in each of his four games, catching 11 passes for 124 yards on 15 targets. He's worth a look in deep leagues.
  • Matt LaCosse played for the first time since Week 6, catching both of his targets for three yards on 28% of snaps.

Eagles

  • Carson Wentz didn't get much help from his pass catchers, but he also missed quite a few throws, including three in a row on the final drive. He PFF grade (48.6) was a season low, as were his completion percentage (50.0) and YPA (5.4). He even took a season-high five sacks, making it four weeks in a row with three or more.
  • With Jordan Howard (shoulder) inactive, Miles Sanders jumped up to 85% snap share but was limited to 39 yards on 11 carries and nine yards on four targets.
  • Boston Scott played 19% of snaps, taking seven carries for 26 yards.
  • Nelson Agholor led the WRs with 88% of snaps, catching four of nine targets for 40 yards. He was unable to make a tough catch in the end zone on fourth down late in the game, adding to his list of lowlights in a frustrating season. (Alshon Jeffery was out with an ankle injury.)
  • Jordan Matthews played 85% of snaps, catching one of six targets for six yards. Niiiiice.
  • J.J. Arcega-Whiteside got 25% of snaps, and Mack Hollins took 17%. JJAW had a 29-yard grab on his lone target, providing the Eagles' longest play of the day.
  • Zach Ertz led the team's skill-position players in snap share (89%), targets (11), receptions (nine) and receiving yards (94). His two best yardage totals of the season have come in the past two weeks, putting him on pace for an 88-994-3 receiving line despite the poor start.
  • Dallas Goedert played a season-high 81% of snaps, up from 75% and 70% the previous two weeks. He caught three of six targets for 36 yards and a touchdown, albeit with a costly fourth-quarter drop mixed in (and his TD almost turned into an INT).
  • Goedert now has five consecutive games with at least five targets and 7.9 PPR points, averaging 3.8 catches for 42.8 yards and 0.6 TDs on 5.6 targets in that stretch. He still loses a few plays to pass blocking, but he ran 35 routes on Wentz's 48 dropbacks Sunday, good for 0.73 routes/DB, per PFF.
  • Agholor led the team with 47 routes, followed by Matthews (46), Ertz (43), Sanders (37), Goedert (35) and JJAW (11).

Bears 7 Rams 17

Bears

  • Mitchell Trubisky was brutal, again, throwing for 190 yards on 43 passes before the Bears swapped him out for Chase Daniel late in the fourth quarter. Coach Matt Nagy said a hip injury was involved, for what it's worth.
  • David Montgomery dropped to 46% of snaps, his smallest share since Week 2. He did see double-digit carries for a fourth straight week, picking up 31 yards on 14 totes and hauling in one of three targets for 19 additional yards.
  • Tarik Cohen bumped up to 59% of snaps, his largest share since Week 1 (when he primarily served as a slot receiver rather than halfback). He had season highs for both carries (nine) and rushing yards (39), adding a 5-35-1 receiving line on six targets.
  • Cohen had 52% snap share and seven touches the previous week, so it appears he's in a classic early/passing-down timeshare with Montgomery, who has dropped to 61% and 46% snap share the past two weeks, following 74% and 73% in Weeks 8-9.
  • Jalen Ramsey limited Allen Robinson to a 4-15-0 receiving line on six targets. The Bears' No. 1 receiver has drawn at least five targets each week this season, but he hasn't reached 15 PPR points since Week 7. Robinson is now down to 7.4 YPT and 11.1 yards per catch.
  • It's not a good sign for the Bears when Taylor Gabriel draws 14 targets, a career high. He caught just seven for 57 yards, dropping to 7.4 YPT for the season. Gabriel has 20 targets the past two weeks, playing 86% and 91% of snaps.
  • Anthony Miller had season highs for snap share (86%), targets (11) and receptions (six), picking up 54 yards along the way. The Bears' limitations at tight end inspired Matt Nagy to rely on three/four-wide formations Sunday night.
  • Ben Braunecker led the TEs with 66% snap share, far ahead of J.P. Holtz (24%) and Bradley Sowell (3%). Braunecker caught one of three targets for eight yards.

Rams

  • Jared Goff's 18 pass attempts were his fewest in any start of his career.
  • Todd Gurley tied for his second-largest snap share (75%) of the season and easily saw his most carries (25) in any game. He finished with a 25-97-1 rushing line and added three catches for 36 yards on three targets.
  • Gurley has produced 4.6 YPC the past three weeks, up from 3.8 in his first six games.
  • Malcolm Brown handled the No. 2 RB job, taking five carries for 15 yards and a touchdown on 20% of snaps, while Darrell Henderson had no touches on 5% snap share.
  • Cooper Kupp played 98% of snaps, catching each of his three targets for 53 yards and coming up a half-yard shy of a long touchdown. Despite a two-week slump, he's on pace for 98-1,352-8 on 150 targets.
  • With Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Robert Woods (personal) both inactive, Josh Reynolds led the team in targets (six) and receiving yards (55), catching three passes on 95% snap share.
  • A TE-heavy gameplan didn't help Gerald Everett, who caught his lone target for a 20-yard gain while handling a season-low 25% of snaps. The lack of playing time likely was related to a wrist injury that put him on the injury report last week.
  • Tyler Higbee finished without a target while playing a season-high 76% of snaps. Fellow TE Johnny Mundt also had zero targets and also took his largest snap share (69%) of the year.

Chiefs 24 Chargers 17 (in Mexico City)

Chiefs

  • Patrick Mahomes threw for 182 yards, the lowest output in any game of his career besides the Week 7 contest in Denver when he left early with a knee injury. He did have five carries for a career-high 59 yards, finishing with a respectable 64.4 QBR (low by his standards, good for most QBs).
  • Damien Williams took four carries for seven yards and caught one pass for six yards before he was forced from the game with a rib injury. He had a 5-to-2 touch advantage over LeSean McCoy when he left the game, but McCoy's six-yard TD came before Williams exited.
  • McCoy finished with a 7-29-1 rushing line and 4-28-0 receiving line (six targets) on 40% snap share, while Darrel Williams had an 11-35-1 rushing line and caught two of three targets for eight yards on 43% of snaps. Translation: it isn't clear which player will be the better fantasy option if Damien misses more time.
  • Tyreek Hill left with a hamstring injury after seven plays, allowing Mecole Hardman to see 76% snap share after three straight weeks below 25%. The rookie caught two of four targets for 13 yards, unable to capitalize on the opportunity.
  • Speaking of which, Sammy Watkins caught two of three targets for 26 yards on 82% of snaps, and Demarcus Robinson finished with zero catches and one target on 57%.
  • Travis Kelce carried the passing game with a 7-92-1 receiving line on 10 targets and 96% snap share, hitting paydirt for a third time in four weeks and extending his streak to five consecutive games with double-digit PPR points. He enters a Week 12 bye on pace for 92-1,212-6 on 132 targets, sitting at TE1 in both PPR and standard scoring (with some help from injuries to Austin Hooper and Hunter Henry).

Chargers

  • Philip Rivers threw four interceptions, including one into the end zone on the final drive of the game. He's thrown seven picks the past two weeks, completing 54.2% of passes for 6.8 YPA in that stretch.
  • Among 33 qualified passers, Rivers is No. 17 in completion percentage (64.4), No. 13 in YPA (7.6), No. 24 in TD rate (3.6), No. 8 in sack rate (5.2) and No. 30 in INT rate (3.4).
  • Melvin Gordon landed in his usual range with 52% of snaps, taking 14 carries for 69 yards and catching three of five targets for 21 yards. He's averaging an 18.7-85.7-1.0 rushing line since Shane Steichen took over as offensive coordinator, but Austin Ekeler has an 18-to-10 target advantage in that stretch.
  • Ekeler played 58% of snaps, up from 34% and 45% in Steichen's first two games as OC. Ekeler also had his second-most targets (12) and receiving yards (108) of the season, adding five carries for 24 yards.
  • Mike Williams led the WRs with 92% of snaps, catching two of five targets for 76 yards. His 50-yard jump ball in the final minute gave the Chargers a chance to send the game to overtime, and he also drew a 25-yard pass interference penalty in the third quarter. Williams has seen just 11 targets in three games under Steichen, but he's produced 242 yards (22.0 YPT!) from those limited opportunities. He's up to 10.7 YPT for the season, and he leads all qualified pass catchers with 20.0 yards per reception.
  • Keenan Allen played 89% of snaps, catching eight of 12 targets for 71 yards and a touchdown, his first trip to the end zone since Week 3.
  • Hunter Henry played 76% of snaps, his smallest share since Week 6 but not a huge drop from Week 10 (81%) or Week 9 (77%). He caught six of nine targets for 69 yards, and he's caught at least four passes in each of his seven games this year.
  • Andre Patton played 74% of snaps and drew one target. He has 215 offensive snaps and zero receptions (five targets) over the past four games.

Pass Distribution in Steichen's Three Games as OC (Weeks 9-11)

Allen: 27 targets (24%), 235 air yards (23%), 8.7 aDOT

Henry: 26 targets (23%), 278 air yards (27%), 10.7 aDOT

Ekeler: 18 targets (16%), 52 air yards (5%), 2.9 aDOT

Williams: 11 targets (10%), 271 air yards (26%), 24.6 aDOT

Gordon: 10 targets (9%), -4 air yards (0%), -0.4 aDOT

Patton: 5 targets (6%), 132 air yards (16%), 26.4 aDOT

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Editor's Note: Many stats that include a player's rank in a category don't account for the Monday game. 

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