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NFL Fantasy Football 2012: Week 11 In Review.
Fantasy Football Week 11.
Week 11 of my fantasy football season brought about a few changes. First off, this was the first week so far that I was unable to write an update for the following week. As many of you may know, Thanksgiving was celebrated last week. I went out of town to spend Thanksgiving with family, so I was unable to write. I suppose that the timing of these updates don't matter as much as actually making sure they get put out. At least that is how I view it. Anyway, I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Alright, lets get into this week 11's review. I received huge receiving numbers from a receiver, that helped put me over the top in two leagues. Also, the winning streak I was on ended in the third league. Read on to find out more.
ESPN: The Screwshop 2012 Week 11 Review.
There is only one word that I can use to describe how things have turned out in this league for me. That word is "Wow". Lets see, for the first several weeks of the year, I was in dead last place. I finally fought my way into playoff contention, and I need to keep winning in order to stay there. The opponent that I was facing this week went with an interesting strategy in order to beat me. He basically loaded his fantasy team up with players from the Cinnicanti Bengals. Not only did he have Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, he also had BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and tight end Jermaine Gresham.
Nearing the first wave of games, things weren't looking so well for me. I was down around 50 points with only 4 more spots left to play. Then all of a sudden, I got an explosion of points from Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. Johnson put up his highest point total of this season with 33 points against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and scored the game winning touchdown in overtime. I really needed that boost from Johnson to get myself back into the game. Tom Brady, my starting quarterback from the New England Patriots contributed 31 fantasy points, and helped get me a slim lead heading into the Bears vs. 49ers game on Monday Night.
With a very slim lead and only the Bears defense left to play, all I needed was the Bears defense to have a decent outing against the 49ers, who were starting a second year backup quarterback named Colin Kaepernick. Unfortunately, the Bears couldn't stop Kaepernick and the 49ers, and ended up losing the game. However, the Bears defense managed exactly 1 fantasy point, which helped me maintain my slim margin and gave me a 108-105 victory. Whew! That was a close one. The slim victory gave me another win, and now puts me at a 4 game winning streak. However, as good as the win was, it came with some bittersweet news. Willis McGahee from the Denver Broncos was injured in the Bronco's game against the Chargers, and looks to be out for the remainder of the regular season. That now leaves me scampering to find a replacement.
NFL.com: The Turf 13 Week 11 Review.
All good things come to an end eventually right? That's would be the perfect phrase to describe how things went for me in "The Turf 13" in week 11. Coming into the week, I was in first place in the league, and had an 8 game winning streak going. That streak unfortunately came to a screeching halt in week 11. I would go on to lose by the score of 88-121 against the opponent I was facing. Lets breakdown why I suffered a loss in this league during week 11.
There were several key incidents that happened, which hampered my chances of claiming a ninth straight victory. For one, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe suffered an injury early in the Chiefs game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The injury is listed as a neck injury, and it resulted in Bowe putting up 0 fantasy points. I've started my first round pick Aarond Rodgers every game of the season except for the obvious bye week he was on. In his absence, I rolled with Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. Gosh how I wish I would have started Schaub this week.
Schaub and the Texans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in overtime, but from a fantasy point of view Schaub was terrific. Schaub threw for 527 yards, and 5 passing touchdowns. Unfortunately for me I sat Schaub and played Rodgers, who didn't have a bad game, but didn't have nowhere near the stats that Schaub did. Rodgers finished with 19 fantasy points, while Schaub ended the week with 47. To top off the madness in week 11, I got virtually no production from the Bears defense, nor Bears running back Matt Forte. Also, my opponent used 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who had a great game in his first start against the Chicago Bears. It just wasn't my week in this league, but the good news is that I'm still holding onto my first place ranking despite the loss.
Andre Johnson was the definition of a fantasy football stud in week 11.
Yahoo: Da League Week 11 Review.
Anyone that has been following my previous updates are aware of how things have changed for me in this league. After spending a good portion of the 1st half of the season at the bottom of the standings, I had managed to run off a winning streak that pushed me into third place. Remember, out of the eight teams playing, six make the playoffs. The top two teams in the standings get first round playoff byes, so yea I was definitely eyeing that second place spot. Here is how things went down.
Besides owning Texans receiver Andre Johnson in The Screwshop league, I own him in this league as well. One of the good things about owner a player in multiple leagues is that when they do well in one league, they're also helping you out in another. The formats of scoring may differ, but the production stays the same. Johnson scored 46 points for me in this league in week 11. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III scored 36 fantasy points, and I got 16 points from Buccaneers running back, Doug Martin. Unlike the other two leagues I'm playing in, defenses matter quite a bit in this league. I received 33 points from the Atlanta Falcons defense.
The final result was a 158-116 win for me. The win marked my 3rd straight victory, and kept me in 3rd place in the standings. If I hadn't had Andre Johnson on my team, things could have turned out differently for me, and not in a good way. The lady I was playing against had Texans quarterback Matt Schaub as her starter. Since a good portion of Schaub's passes were thrown towards Johnson, it benefited me greatly. However, if you've been following my updates, you already know what my saying is. I'll take an ugly win over a pretty loss any day.
Question of the week.
Which NFL quarterback would you want on your fantasy team in the fantasy football playoffs?
So I got wins in two out of the three leagues in week 11, and the 8 game winning streak came to a grinding halt. However, I managed to maintain my first place spot in this league. I've also moved up greatly in the standings in the other two leagues. Here are the standings after week 11.
- ESPN: The Screwshop 2012: 6-5 (5th place out of 10 teams).
- NFL.com: The Turf 13: 8-3 (1st place out of 12 teams).
- Yahoo: Da League: 6-5 (3rd place out of 8 teams).
Stay tuned for my week number 12 review, which should be coming in a day or two. Again I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving, and hopefully you had good luck with your fantasy teams in week 11.