Fantasy Football Week 11 Stars from the Early Games

Nov 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Week 11 is off to a great start for some fantasy football teams. There were plenty of surprises, thrills, and some big starts coming up big. Congratulations if members of your team made it onto this list of the top performers from the early starts on Sunday; Condolences to you if you were facing these guys sine you’ve now got quite a hill to climb. Here’s the best from the 1:00 starts:

Bobby Rainey-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I had Rainey as the Bucs back to pick up this week, but I didn’t see this huge of a game coming. Rainey led all scorers after the 1:00 games wrapped up after a huge breakthrough game against the Falcons rushing 30 times for 163 yards, scoring two rushing touchdowns, and adding another touchdown on two catches for four more receiving yards.

Ben Roethlisberger-Pittsburgh Steelers

Nov 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ben led his team on a late drive to take the lead against the Lions and finished with 367 yards and four TDs while adding 15 yards on the ground. The Steelers throw all the time which makes Ben a solid option under center in dual-QB leagues.

Calvin Johnson-Detroit Lions

Megatron came up big for the Lions with a pair of first half touchdowns and 179 total yards on 6 catches. The Steelers D came back in the second half, but Johnson piled up enough points in the first to get his owners off to a good start.

LeSean McCoy-Philadelphia Eagles

Shady ran for 77 yards and a pair of scores while adding 73 yards through the air on four catches. He left briefly in the first half with a hamstring injury giving his owners a scare, but he played in the second half and finished a solid game giving his owners a great start to the week.

Antonio Brown-Pittsburgh Steelers

Most of Brown’s production came early against the Lions, but he finished with a solid 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns on seven catches. The Lions secondary had issues all game long, and Brown took advantage continueing his role as the Steelers clear #1 option.

Bengals D/ST

Cincinnati’s defense scored a pair of touchdowns and forced four turnovers against Cleveland. They added four sacks and only allowed 20 points.

Michael Floyd-Arizona Cardinals

Nov 17, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) catches a pass during the first half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

I played against Floyd in two leagues this week and he killed me with 193 yards on six catches, one of which was a long touchdown catch. It was against the Jaguars, so his production may not be sustainable, but he was a great play for this week.

Carson Palmer-Arizona Cardinals

Palmer had a big game against the Jags too, throwing for 419 yards and a pair of touchdowns while avoiding the turnovers that have plagued him. The Cardinals offense couldn’t get anything going on the ground which led to plenty of passing work for Palmer.

Vincent Jackson-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs got their second win in a row behind Rainey and Jackson. V-Jax finished with 10 catches, 165 yards and a touchdown against Atlanta. He’s a bit inconsistent, but he’s still definitely a WR1.

Garrett Graham-Houston Texans

The leading tight end for the week so far is Garrett Graham who caught seven passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in the Texans home loss to the Raiders.

 

Note: This list does not include any stars from the Ravens-Bears game which was delayed due to weather.

Topics: Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Bobby Rainey, Calvin Jonhnson, Fantasy Football, Fantasy Football Stars, LeSean McCoy, Michael Floyd, NFL Week 11, Vincent Jackson

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