It is Week 11 of the fantasy soccer season. Thanksgiving is just some days away. Quickly it is going to be Black Friday, then December, and the end-of-year vacation season.
So it was about time Trevor Lawrence joined the get together.
Lawrence was nearly excellent in Sunday’s 34-14 romp over the Titans. He accomplished 262 yards on 24-for-32 passing, and not using a turnover, and he accounted for all of Jacksonville’s touchdowns — two dashing, two throwing. It added as much as a 32-point haul in Yahoo primary scoring, the primary time Lawrence has made it previous 20 factors all yr.
The highlights are fairly. Lawrence had ample time to throw (he was sacked simply as soon as) and the throws have been correct, the selections crisp. Roll the tape, see what you make of it.
The Lawrence comeback intersects with Calvin Ridley’s blowup sport. Ridley snagged 7-of-9 targets for 103 yards and two scores, and added an 18-yard run only for enjoyable. The Jacksonville teaching employees talked Ridley up all week, figuring out he may discover working room towards a spotty Tennessee secondary. And fantasy managers might need been oddly comforted by the return of Zay Jones; coincidence or not, Ridley’s finest stuff this yr has come when Jones is on the sector. Sunday’s touchdowns broke a five-game scoring drought for Ridley.
Should you coveted Jacksonville manufacturing on this sport, you wanted to be on the Lawrence-to-Ridley stack. Christian Kirk was quiet on six targets (3-48-0), Evan Engram continued his end-zone allergy season (4-29-0), and Travis Etienne (14-52 dashing, 3-7 receiving) was stored out of the top zone, too. To be blunt, Etienne’s robust fantasy season has been largely about landing deodorant. He is beneath 4 yards a carry, and his yards per contact is down a few yard from final yr. If Etienne is not spiking, fantasy managers aren’t completely satisfied.
Lawrence is ready up for a enjoyable showdown sport subsequent week, heading to Houston to match throws towards rookie sensation C.J. Stroud. After that, it is a difficult street — Cincinnati, at Cleveland, Baltimore. However should you want Lawrence for fantasy functions, it’s important to just like the reemerging chemistry with Ridley. For the Jaguars to be a serious AFC menace, they want their X receiver to win on the skin.
The Lawrence and Ridley narrative match the general Week 11 theme, the place comeback gamers have been all over the place. Large names like Tony Pollard, Saquon Barkley, DJ Moore, and Davante Adams had their strongest showings in weeks.
I suppose we needs to be considerably muted on Pollard — an 80-yard day towards Carolina is not worthy of a parade. However Pollard scored his first landing since Week 1, and it was on a physical, extra-effort run. He dealt with 16 touches for the sport. And Thursday Pollard attracts one other beatable matchup, the Washington protection.
Barkley torched these Commanders on Sunday and sparked the New York upset, racking up 140 complete yards (14-83, 4-57) and a few receiving touchdowns. It is simply Barkley’s finest sport of the yr, and pushed him to the highest of the Week 11 operating again board. With the Giants trying like a legit NFL group (Tommy DeVito took an absurd 9 sacks but additionally stored the offense transferring), Barkley maintains his set-and-forget fantasy standing. He will get the Patriots at dwelling subsequent week.
Adams did not break the sport in Week 11 (7-82-1), however it’s encouraging to see him produce with new quarterback Aidan O’Connell. Adams absorbed 13 targets at Miami; no different Raider had greater than seven.
Moore’s snappy 7-96-1 line at Detroit got here with a returning quarterback, Justin Fields. The Bears did not make good on their upset try, however Fields was principally a constructive, throwing for 169 yards, operating for 104 extra, and taking simply two sacks. He was not intercepted, and had a late fumble to finish the sport.
For Adams, it was his finest sport and first landing since Week 3. On Moore, it was his first spike since Week 5.
There’s loads of room for extra comeback tales in Week 12. Your complete NFL performs throughout Thanksgiving week, with video games on 4 completely different days. Get your tables set and your pies within the oven.
Notice: This story will proceed to be up to date with Week 11 fantasy takeaways.