A brief peek back at what went right and what went wrong in Week 11:
If you had Sam Howell in your lineup, you almost certainly had a profitable weekend. He exploded against Wake Forest for 550 pass yards, 6 pass TDs, and a rushing TD – good for an incredible 53.1 fantasy points. This was the only truly great call of the week, though others were solid contributors.
The worst call was Marshall RB Brenden Knox, he totaled 74 total yards and didn’t score even as his team put up 42 points in a blowout win. As the highest priced player, he had to put up a much stronger performance to pay off. Another especially bad call was Jahan Dotson as a Stud WR, as he could only muster 2 catches for 27 yards in an embarrassing loss to Nebraska.
Let’s look forward to the best plays for Week 12:
Reminder: your Main Slate roster will include 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, and a Super Flex (any offensive player, including QB). The Main Slate this week includes a robust 14 games, including massive conference-defining games in the AAC, Big Ten, and Big 12. The options to fill out your roster are plentiful, but who are my favorite plays?
Kyle Trask ($11,500): Florida (-31.5) vs. Vanderbilt, O/U 68 – I’m not exactly going out on a limb here –this is the highest priced player of the slate, so it might be difficult to actually fit Trask into your lineup. However, Trask is making a push for the Heisman and this will be one of those games to pump his stats up so voters see that and think he’s better than Justin Fields and Zach Wilson. The Gators shouldn’t need much out of Trask to win this game easily, but if Vandy can at least keep it within 3 scores into the 4th quarter, perhaps he’ll actually play the full game and compile stats against one of College Football’s worst defenses. There are a lot of big names priced just below Trask, likely making him lower-rostered in Tournaments, giving you a strong advantage if he can pay off this price.
JT Daniels ($7,500): Georgia (-24.5) vs. Mississippi State, O/U 44.5 – Yes, this game total is super low and yes this will be Daniels’ first start for the Bulldogs, and yes it could be a game where Zamir White just runs the ball 30 times and Georgia just walks away with a win. However, even with the low game total, the Georgia team total is still 35 points, which will be plenty for Daniels to show off why he was a 5-star QB recruit. It serves no purpose for Georgia to just barely win – essentially eliminated from the SEC Championship and Playoff - if Daniels has any future with UGA, it’s in their best interest to find out if he can run the offense at a high level. I’m looking to see Daniels get fully unleashed.
Travis Etienne ($10,000): Clemson (-35.5) vs. Florida State, O/U 64 – Not much analysis needed here – one of the best RBs in the country against an impossibly bad FSU defense as a huge favorite in a game with a huge total, lock it in. With Trevor Lawrence returning from COVID, the offense will be full throttle and Etienne should take full advantage.
Trelon Smith ($6,800): Arkansas (+1) vs. LSU, O/U 63.5 – Smith has been the Razorbacks’ leading rusher in all but one game this season, despite being listed as the backup to Rakeem Boyd on the depth chart. QB Feleipe Franks is still expected to start after getting a bit banged up last week vs. Florida, but maybe they lean on the ground game even more this week to keep him healthy. Despite [name redacted] being on the coaching staff, it’s been hard to root against the Hogs. With a total this high and a spread so short, expect this one to be exciting. If Smith can get significant workload against a struggling LSU defense, he could have another huge day.
Kadarius Toney ($9,000): Florida (-31.5) vs. Vanderbilt, O/U 68 – All the positive things pointing towards a big day for Trask also apply for Toney. He started off the season blazing hot, but hasn’t found the end zone the past two weeks. Look for Toney to get involved in the running game as well, perhaps a goal line sweep, in addition to the damage he can provide catching the ball.
George Pickens ($6,700): Georgia (-24.5) vs. Mississippi State, O/U 44.5 – I’m again stacking the WR with my QB here. Pickens hasn’t played in over a month, but appears fully recovered and expected to play this week. Entering the season, the hype around Pickens was massive - already pegged as the top WR for the faraway 2022 NFL Draft and poised to continue to rise after his breakout freshman campaign. However instead of transfers Jamie Newman or JT Daniels leading at QB, the Georgia offense has struggled to be explosive with walk-on Stetson Bennett. Now with Daniels back, this should be the opportunity for Pickens to remind everyone of his immense talent.
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