Latest Dawgs of Week 11
By: Ken Fernando
We are back with our Week 11 edition of DAWGS Of The Week. This series highlights the players who surpassed their projections the most for the current week. We use Sleepers’ PPR Format for the point system and forecasts. Let’s look back at the players that swung their team to victory this week.
QB DAWG Of The Week: Jacoby Brissett 24.86 FP
324 Passing Yards, 3 Passing TDs, 7 Carries, 29 Rushing Yards 1 Fumble, 1 Fumble Lost (Projected: 12.53 FP)
Jacoby Brissett played his best game of the season in the Browns’ loss to the Buffalo Bills. Brissett threw for 324 yards and three TDs, two to Amari Cooper. The current Browns QB will have one more start before he surrenders the job to Deshaun Watson in Week 13. Maybe Jacoby Brissett will have one last great performance with Cleveland as they face Tampa Bay next week.
RB DAWG Of The Week: Samaje Perine 30.20 FP
11 Carries, 30 Rushing Yards, 4 Receptions, 52 Receiving Yards, 3 Receiving TDs (Projected: 5.05 FP)
The Bengals picked up their first divisional win of the season when they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. They can thank Samaje Perine for his outstanding performance. With Joe Mixon leaving the game with a concussion, Samaje caught four passes for 52 yards and three TDs. This win keeps the Bengals just a game away from the Ravens for the AFC North. Perine may be worth a pick-up if Joe Mixon will miss the Week 12 game against the Titans.
WR DAWG Of The Week: Josh Palmer 30.60 FP
8 Receptions, 106 Receiving Yards, 2 Receiving TDs (Projected: 8.21 FP)
The biggest shocker for WRs is the performance of Josh Palmer against the Kansas City Chiefs. Palmer started the game hot with a 50-yard TD reception. He also scored a six-yard TD late in the fourth to give them a 27-23 lead. With Mike Williams possibly reaggravating his ankle injury, Joshua Palmer may be the add for the upcoming waivers for Week 12.
TE DAWG Of The Week: Travis Kelce 35.50 FP
6 Receptions, 115 Receiving Yards. 3 Receiving TDs (Projected: 19.33 FP)
Travis Kelce dominated the Los Angeles Chargers again in the Chiefs’ 30-27 win. The Chiefs TE was unstoppable as he had six receptions for 115 yards and three TDs. With many offensive weapons on the Chiefs’ offense getting hurt, Kelce had to step up. He is by far the best TE in fantasy football.
DEF/ST DAWG Of The Week: Dallas Cowboys 18 FP
1-6 Points Allowed, 7 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovery, 1 Special Teams Forced Fumble (Projected: 6.60 FP)
The Dallas Cowboys put out the biggest shocker of the week, defeating Minnesota 40-3 on the road. The defense made a statement against a Vikings team that many have as possible Superbowl contenders after their win over the Bills last week. Kirk Cousins looked miserable as he led the Vikings to just three points while being sacked seven times. Micah Parsons and Dorance Armstrong Jr. each had two sacks and three other players recorded one each. The Cowboys have a big divisional matchup next week against the New York Giants which will have giant playoff implications.
Thanks for reading! You can look forward to this series until the end of the season. You can check out last week’s installment of DAWGS Of Week 10.