LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Week 10 is in the books, and only a few more weeks of the regular season remain. Where has the time gone? Welcome back to Fantasy Football Leader Breakdown, where the top three quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends will be analyzed and broken down from their latest matchup.
Quarterback #1 – Tom Brady = 31.84 Fantasy Points (STD)
After throwing three interceptions and having one of the worst fantasy performances of his career, Tom Brady bounced back in Week 10 to the top-scoring quarterback. It was unlikely for the Buccaneers QB to have two terrible games in a row. Brady completed 28 of 39 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns. The veteran QB also had a rushing touchdown in the 46-23 victory over the Carolina Panthers. As competitive as Brady is, he was likely angry at his performance last week, causing him to use all his offensive weapons in the Week 10 victory. It may have been hard starting Brady this week due to his terrible performance from the previous week, but it is important to realize that it is Tom Brady, future Hall of Famer. The Bucs take on the tough Rams defense in Week 11, and Tom Brady will look to stay hot.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 18.0
Lucas’ Projections = 24.5
Quarterback #2 – Kyler Murray = 29.9 Fantasy Points (STD)
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray makes it to the fantasy leader list once again, as expected. The young quarterback continues to stay hot with his mobility skills and powerful arm strength. Murray led his team to victory in the dramatic Week 10 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The QB tossed a 43-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins in the final seconds of Sunday’s game to seal a 32-30. It was a magical moment in Week 10! Murray also completed 22 of 32 passes for 245 yards, and 61 rushing yards bundled with two rushing touchdowns. The Cardinals QB continues to be a high-end QB1 and will look to have a big fantasy performance as he takes on the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football in Week 11. This will be a great game.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 26.0
Lucas’ Projections = 28.6
Quarterback #3 – Ben Roethlisberger = 29.32 Fantasy Points (STD)
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers reach 9-0 for the first time in franchise history. Getting that ninth win was a breeze for Roethlisberger, as he shredded the Bengals 36-10. Big Ben completed 27 of 46 passes for 33 yards and four touchdowns in the matchup. The veteran QB has been doing a fantastic job spreading the production around to his top three wide receivers, throwing two touchdowns to Chase Claypool and one to JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson. Big Ben will most likely have a field day in the Week 11 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 20.1
Lucas’ Projections = 25.9
Running back #1 – Alvin Kamara = 27,8 Fantasy Points (STD)
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara had himself another great fantasy performance in the 13-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Kamara had eight carries for 15 yards and two touchdowns along with seven receptions for 83 yards and a score. The RB continues to be the main focal point of the Saints offense. Kamara is always in the RB1 tier given his high volume and will look to have another high scoring game as he takes on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 16.2
Lucas’ Projections = 23.9
Running back #2 – Josh Jacobs = 25.6 Fantasy Points (STD)
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had an impactful fantasy performance in his Week 11’s victory against the Denver Broncos. Jacobs rushed 21 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the contest. The RB picked up over five yards per carry, which is the first time he has done that all season. Jacobs also added four catches for 24 yards to his fantasy point pile. Jacobs is a must-start every week, and he and the Raiders will look to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs once again in Week 11.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 13.4
Lucas’ Projections = 10.7
Running back #3 – Ronald Jones II – 23.8 Fantasy Points (STD)
Tamp Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II had a legendary run that provided most of his fantasy points. Jones touched the ball 24 times, producing 198 yards. The RB showed off his speed as he ripped off for a 98-yard touchdown run, creating happiness for fantasy owners. It was possible owners were scared, as he fumbled on the first play of the game, fearing the RB would get benched. However, the head coach stuck with the 23-year-old, and it was the best game of his career. Jones looks to stay red hot against the Rams in Week 11 and should be started with confidence.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 9.6
Lucas’ Projections = 13.1
Wide receiver #1 – Marquez Valdes-Scantling = 20.9 Fantasy Points (STD)
A Green Bay Packers wide receiver made the number one leader spot, and it wasn’t Devante Adams. Marquez Valdes-Scantling had himself a great game in the 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The wide receiver caught four passes for 149 yards and a touchdown in the contest. The play that piled up his fantasy points was the 78-yard score in the first quarter. Valdes-Scantling is known for his dropping problems, but he has been extremely hot in the past two matchups. If WR Allen Lazard remains out of play, the targets will keep Valdes-Scantling in the fantasy conversation. However, it still might be a risky start, as he is likely to lay an egg every now and then. The Packers will take on the tough Colts defense in Week 11.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 4.4
Lucas’ Projections = 7.0
Wide receiver #2 – DeAndre Hopkins = 18.7 Fantasy Points (STD)
DeAndre Hopkins is having a blast with his new team this season. The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver came down with the game-winning touchdown reception in the 32-30 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Hopkins overall reeled in seven of his 12 targets for 127 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins came off of a slow Week 9, so fantasy owners were happy with his bounce-back performance. The veteran receiver should be started no matter the matchup, as he is a high-end WR1.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 12.6
Lucas’ Projections = 17.1
Wide receiver #3 – Willie Snead IV = 18.4. Fantasy Points (STD)
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead IV has had a slower season for fantasy. However, Week 10’s matchup shot him up in the fantasy leader list. Snead caught five of his seven targets for 64 yards and two touchdowns in the 23-17 loss to the Patriots on Sunday Night Football. It is possible that Snead will be on the FLX radar this week, as he has been the most productive receiver on the team. The Ravens will take on the Titans in Week 11.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 5.5
Lucas’ Projections = 3.4
Tight end #1 – Rob Gronkowski = 11.1 Fantasy Points (STD)
It was a quiet week for tight ends in Week 10, but that didn’t stop Buccaneers Rob Gronkowski from finding the endzone. Gronkowski continues to make big plays with his new team, and in this matchup specifically, it was just two plays. Gronk only caught two balls, but one was a 44-yard reception that led to a score and the other was his fourth touchdown catch in his last five contests. The veteran tight end continues to provide some fantasy production for the tight end slot, and he can easily be considered a TE1, as Tom Brady looks to him often. Gronk and the Bucs look to take on the Rams in Week 11.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 6.5
Lucas’ Projections = 8.3
Tight end #2 – Cameron Brate = 9.1 Fantasy Points (STD)
It was a good week for Buccaneers tight ends. The tight end #2 on the leader list is the other Buccaneers tight end, Cameron Brate. Brate caught all three targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the 46-23 victory over the panthers. Though Brate scored a touchdown, he would be a risky play moving forward. However, if anything would ever happen to Gronkowski, Brate would be a strong waiver addition as Tom Brady is finding more trust in him.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 1.6
Lucas’ Projections = 3.1
Tight end #3 – Hunter Henry = 9 Fantasy Points (STD)
Chargers tight end Hunter Henry scored his second touchdown of the season in the 21-29 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Henry was targeted six times but only caught four balls for 30 yards. The tight end has become very touchdown-dependent when it comes to fantasy production. However, he remains a low-end TE1. Henry’s matchup looks favorable in Week 11 as he and the Chargers will take on the Jets.
Projected Points for Week 11 = 7.2
Lucas’ Projections = 12.0
It was an action-packed Week 10 and it will be exciting to see how Week 11 plays out. Good luck in waivers and in your next matchup!