Week 10 was a fun week in fantasy football. I was able to pull off a win in most of my season long leagues and placed in some daily fantasy football GPPs, as well. I did get totally boned and kept out of serious money, though. First on Sunday DeAngelo Williams and Randall Cobb completely ruined a gem squad, as Williams failed to produce one of his coveted 100+ yard and/or 2-3 TD outings. Instead he got a lousy 7 fantasy points against the worst run defense in the league. At home.
If that weren’t bad enough, Randall Cobb caught five passes for 50 yards and finished without a score and just 10 fantasy points in a loss to the Lions at home. Green Bay hadn’t lost to Detroit in Wisconsin in 24 years. So, of course he sucked and they lost.
Those two burns hurt pretty badly and held back one team, but I still finished in the money thanks to Jeremy Langford and the rest of my team putting up 12+ fantasy points. Using the Steelers (6 sacks!) worked out beautifully). Last night was even worse, though, as DeAndre Hopkins finished was a solid 16 fantasy points but could have had a much bigger day if he had caught a single pass in the first half (0 catches!). For a target machine like him, that was insanely annoying.
But nothing tops the sluggish play of stud tight end Tyler Eifert. A week ago I didn’t use him when he dropped 3 TDs on the Browns, and this week he caught just two balls and sputtered to a putrid finish. It wasn’t just a bad point total, though. He flat out stunk up the joint, as he had three of the worst drops I’ve ever seen and Andy Dalton also naturally missed him when he was wide open and a Houston safety had his face in the ground. That was a likely touchdown and instead, Eifert was a total sack.
Overall, four studs that we all probably agreed were in for massive nights were just utterly disappointing. Things still worked out for me overall, and I hope the same was for you, as well.
That’ll be the hope as we get back to the grind for week 11, where a ton of possibility resides. Tony Romo returns and could light up the Dolphins. Carson Palmer takes on his former squad in the desert. Adrian Peterson hosts his favorite team, the Packers, in a game that could decide the NFC North. And we get a bunch of new quarterbacks to choose from with the likes of Brock Osweiler, Mark Sanchez and Case Keenum making starts.
It’s going to be another interesting week, so get yourself ready by perusing my week 11 fantasy player rankings and notes: