What a strange and frustrating time span, was Week 11.
For the rest of us? Well, leave it to say I had been sitting on Tyler Lockett for the past three weeks. But finally, this week, after Julian Edelman went down and Anquan Boldin looked so iffy, I felt I needed more than a fast player who mostly returned punts.
As we know, the very speedy Lockett bagged a pair of Russell Wilson scores, making the former third-rounder a hot commodity. What can you do? (I, personally, am going back after Lockett in my keeper leagues.)
But, Lockett was not the only star shining for the Seahawks Sunday with Thomas Rawls grabbing two more scores, one by land and one by air with 255 yards of total offense. In picking up the Marshawn Lynch slack, Rawls looked a lot like Jeremy Langford last week, making him another play with eyes potentially on the future. Each plays behind an aging star Running Back and each filled in admirably, suggesting an option for the future. If you are in a season-long keeper format, neither of these guys makes a bad roster consideration for next year, while ideally making some points for you this year. In daily games, well, for now they will still be cheap options.
The Brock Osweiler era in Denver has surely begun, whether Peyton Manning can adjust or not. Osweiler comported himself just fine Sunday, throwing for 250 yards and a pair of scores, beating the feisty Bears. At this point, Osweiler is probably only of value in two-QB set-ups, but do keep an eye on him.
But, I like T.J. Yates even better as a play right now for a few reasons. First, Brian Hoyer, still suffering from a concussion, is not like god's gift to signal callers. Second, the Texans are red-hot right now. And third, Yates negotiated a tough Jets defense for 229 yards and no picks (he did fumble, but we can cut a little slack). I would be inclined to play Yates as long as the team is hot.
The Running Back du jour on waiver wires this week might well be Spencer Ware, who now gets the keys in Kansas City. Ware, who replaced Charcandrick West (who replaced Jamaal Charles), nabbed almost 100 yards with a pair of scores against the Chargers, and well, if they hand a guy the ball, that is half the battle.
Finally, following the fun Sunday night game, a pair of Arizona receivers should be on your radar. They would be JJ Nelson (four catches for 142 yards and a score) and John Brown (three targets, three catches, 43 yards, one score), who are fast and rising.
That is all for today save have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday with your family and friends.