By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)
Last week, a total of 640 points were scored in the NFL across 14 games for an average points scored per NFL team of 22.9. This week, scoring dipped slightly lower with teams scoring a combined 637 points, or 22.75 points per team. The highest scoring team of the week was the Kansas City Chiefs and they scored “only” 35 points. It was the first week time since Week 4 in which no single team had 40 or more points as back in both Weeks 3 and 4, the highest scoring team of the week had 38 points. In another sign of low scoring, four teams (Detroit, Jacksonville, Atlanta and Cincinnati) had less than 10 points this week, more than any other week so far in the 2020 season.
Unlike last week, that didn’t translate into fewer fantasy points for most Dynasty Owner teams as the same quick analysis as last week with my two leagues has different results. In my two leagues, 11 out of 24 teams scored more points in Week 11 than their average (up from 5 last week). Scoring in both leagues was higher in Week 11 than Week 10 by 16.2 points per team on average in one league and 13.0 points in the other league. That extended to all Dynasty Owner leagues as the scoring average in Week 11 was 120.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy point per team compared to 108.6 points in Week 10. And at the top, we had at least one team with over 200 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 11 after none in Week 10.
That’s because Week 11 featured more likely Dynasty Owner Starters and fewer Bench and Practice Squad players at the top of the scoring heap than Week 10. In addition, the top scoring players may have had slightly fewer points than last week, but there were more of them. In Week 10, 14 different players had 25.0 or more Dynasty Owner fantasy points. That increased to 20 players in Week 11.
Even though the past two weeks have been lower scoring, readers will still get the same amount of information in this article. That’s right, we still will name a Dynasty Owner Player of the Week and a Value Player of the Week, highlight a player at every position who should have been one of your Starters and one who should have been on your Bench or Practice Squad. We’ll also find out if the Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week was low scoring and take our weekly look at the Chase for the Ring standings.
All stats are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). There is also a 3 point bonus for clutch scoring, which is a score that results in a lead change in the final two minutes of the 4th quarter or overtime. Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth 1 point for every 40 yards.
Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.
For the purposes of this article, ADP and Dynasty Owner ownership statistics were current as of November 24th.
Dynasty Owner Player of the Week
Our eleventh Dynasty Owner Player of the Week for the season is: Deshaun Watson
Watson had fewer Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week than any other Player of the Week winner all season. It was the first week this year in which no player scored at least 40.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and only the second time overall (Week 13 of 2019 had Aaron Rodgers win Dynasty Owner Player of the Week with just 38.6 points). It was also far fewer points than when he won with 58.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 5 of last year. Watson had 39.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (344 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 36 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD) this week. However, Watson didn’t have the most passing yards (Jared Goff had 376 passing yards), the most passing TDs (7 QBs had 3 passing TDs), the most rushing yards by a QB (both Lamar Jackson and Taysom Hill had 51 rushing yards) or the most rushing TDs by a QB (Taysom Hill had 2 rushing TDs). He did have the most rounded game overall and scored the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points to win this honor.
- Week 11 Points: 39.8
- 2020 Salary: $3,463,570
- Cost per Point: $87,024
Congratulations Deshaun on winning your first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor of 2020 and becoming the fifth player to win the award at least once in each of the past two seasons.
Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week
Because this is Dynasty Owner and we’re all looking for value from the players on our roster, we also have the Value Player of the Week. The eleventh Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week for 2020 is: Cooper Kupp
We had to wait until Monday Night Football was over to award our Value Player of the Week. Cooper Kupp had plenty of points early in the Rams’ victory over the Buccaneers, but Aaron Jones of the Packers was the Value Player of the Week until late in the fourth quarter. Kupp had 25.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (11 receptions for 145 receiving yards), which equals $37,566 per point based on his 2020 salary of $957,940. That per point total for Kupp was the highest in both seasons of Dynasty Owner by far, almost $9,000 higher than DK Metcalf back in Week 8 at $28,591 cost per point. There weren’t a lot of low salary players with 20.0 or more Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week so Kupp was the winner.
- Week 11 Points: 25.5
- 2020 Salary: $957,940
- Cost per Point: $37,566
Congratulations Cooper on your first ever Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week honor!
Players Who Should Have Been Starters This Week
Next, we look at those players who should have been in one of your Starters based on their performance in Week 11. We aren’t going to write that you should have started Travis Kelce because barring injury or bye week, he should always be in your Starting lineup. Instead, these are players who might be Free Agents or on your Bench or Practice Squad, but likely weren’t Starters in Week 11 when they should have been.
QB: Derek Carr (LV) – 32.3 points
In a low-scoring week, the Raiders-Chiefs game was a shootout with the teams combining for the most points of Week 11 (66) and two clutch scoring events at the end of regulation. It also featured two of the highest scoring QBs of the week with Derek Carr surprisingly outscoring Patrick Mahomes (32.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for Carr versus 32.0 for Mahomes). Carr had fewer yards, but one more TD to score his 32.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (275 passing yards, 3 passing TDs, 6 rushing yards, 1 INT) to score more than the #1 player in Dynasty Owner. After this week’s performance, Carr is just outside of the Top 12 QBs at #13, but for Week 11, he should have been in your Starting lineup.
Honorable mention to Jared Goff. While his average this year is 22.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per week, Goff hasn’t been very consistent with four games of 30.0 or more Dynasty Owner fantasy points mixed in with five games of 20.0 or less points. After two bad weeks, Goff came back with a good one, scoring 30.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (376 passing yards, 3 passing TDs, 2 INTs, 1 fumble) in the Rams’ 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. Good Goff showed up this week for the Dynasty Owners in 13% in which he is rostered and was worthy of being in your Starting lineup.
RB: J.K. Dobbins (BAL) – 18.5 points
Before testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, J.K. Dobbins had himself quite a game on Sunday. Dobbins bucked the low scoring trend by scoring more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than he had in any game this season – even more than Week 1 in which he had 2 TDs and three weeks ago when he had over 100 rushing yards for the first time. This week, he had 18.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (70 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 2 receptions, 15 receiving yards, 1 2-pt conversion). However, Dobbins dominated the rest of the Ravens backfield in touches (17 for Dobbins versus 3 for Gus Edwards and 2 for Mark Ingram) and was the Ravens RB to have in your Starting lineup this week.
WR: Damiere Byrd (NE) – 26.3 points
Congratulations to Damiere Byrd on having his first 100 yard receiving game in his fifth NFL season. He also scored his first TD as a member of the New England Patriots and finished with 26.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions, 132 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD, 11 rushing yards). This was easily the best game of his career. Before Week 11, he had only been averaging 6.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game this season, including a Blutarsky (0.0 points) against the Ravens in Week 10. Byrd was a late round flyer for most Dynasty Owners (ADP 266.7) that finally paid off, if they actually put him in their Starting lineup.
TE: Jordan Akins (HOU) – 13.3 points
Since returning from an ankle injury then a concussion, Akins had been outscored by fellow TEs Darren Fells and Pharaoh Brown in consecutive weeks. He had gone from averaging 9.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in four games before his injuries to only 2.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in two games after returning. However, he reverted back to his early season form in Week 11 versus New England with 13.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (5 receptions for 83 receiving yards). He may have dropped off the radar of his Dynasty Owners after the previous two weeks and as a result, not have been in their Starting lineups. That would be a shame as he should have been a Starter this week.
Honorable mention to Richard Rodgers of the Philadelphia Eagles. Rodgers signed with the Eagles at the end of training camp after being cut by Washington and earned playing time with the injuries to both Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. Goedert is back and Ertz is expected back soon, so Rodgers might not have another week like he did in Week 11 with 12.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions, 48 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD). He was undrafted in Dynasty Owner but had played well enough to be picked up by many teams as his ownership in Dynasty Owner leagues is currently 44%. If you spent the Dynasty Dollars to pick him up, hopefully you had him in your Starting lineup.
K: Rodrigo Blankenship (IND) – 13.0 points
Unlike last week when kickers were largely immune from the low scoring nature of the week, no kicker really stood out this week and none had as many points as Tyler Bass and Matt Prater put up last week (18.0 points). Blankenship had the most Dynasty Owner fantasy points for the week with 13.0 as he made FGs of 32, 37 and 43 yards in regulation and a 39 yard FG in overtime for the victory. He also made both of his PATs and missed a 50 yard FG. He was the only kicker this week to get a 3-point clutch scoring bonus, a bonus that put him on top of the kicker scoring list for the week. He was just outside of the Top 12 kickers at the start of Week 10, but should have been in your Starting lineup this past week.
Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench or Practice Squad
For every player who should have been one of your Starters but wasn’t, we have at least one player who probably was a Starter, but would have been better left on your Bench or Practice Squad. Here are some likely Starters who didn’t score too many Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week, so they should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench or hanging out on the Practice Squad in Week 11.
QB: Matt Ryan (ATL) – 5.6 points
Matt Ryan scored fewer Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 11 than any week so far in 2020. He only had 5.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (232 passing yards, 2 INTs) in the Falcons’ 24-9 loss to the Saints. He must not like having a week off before facing the Saints as last year, he was held to under 200 passing yards and just 19.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points coming off the bye against the Saints. If his fantasy owners have any input with the NFL scheduling department, he won’t face the Saints after the bye in 2021 and if he does, they should be ready to put him on the Bench just like he should have been this week.
RB: Ronald Jones (TB) – 2.4 points
What a difference a week makes. One week ago, Ronald Jones had a career high 192 rushing yards and 25.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points against the Carolina Panthers. This week, he had 2.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (24 rushing yards) against the Los Angeles Rams and was outscored by fellow Tampa RB Leonard Fournette. Besides his Week 10 outburst, it’s been a rough couple of weeks for Jones who has scored under 10.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in three out the past four weeks. Despite those poor performances, he’s still the #11 ranked RB in Dynasty Owner so Dynasty Owners were likely putting him in their Starting lineups when he should have been on the Bench.
WR: Travis Fulgham (PHI) – 1.8 points
This is not a repeat of last week’s recap, which also featured Travis Fulgham scoring only 1.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 8 yards). Just like last week, he didn’t completely disappear from the Eagles offense as he was targeted seven times this week (after seeing five targets in Week 10). That’s two consecutive weeks with only one reception on multiple targets and 1.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. This is after averaging 19.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points over his first five games (Weeks 4-8). As much as he saved some of his Dynasty Owners with his performances in that period, he’s dragging down those who stuck with him or traded for his services recently and have kept plugging him into their Starting lineup. For the second week in a row, instead of being a Starter, Fulgham should have been on your Bench or Practice Squad.
TE: Hayden Hurst (ATL) – 0.0 points
Another week, another top rated TE with a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Last week, it was Jimmy Graham, while this week, it was Hayden Hurst who came into Week 11 averaging 10.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game. He’s still ranked as the #10 TE in Dynasty Owner so he’s usually good enough to be in your Starting lineup. However, this week, Dynasty Owners should have left him on the Bench or better yet, the Practice Squad.
K: Matt Prater (DET) – -2.0 points
Last week, Prater moved into the top 12 kickers in Dynasty Owner with an 18.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance. As a result, many Dynasty Owners may have employed Prater as their kicker this week. That wasn’t a good idea as the Detroit offense was pretty anemic and gave Prater only one kicking attempt, a 51-yard FG that he missed. The single missed 50+ yard FG accounted for Prater’s -2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point performance. One week after his best game of the season, he had his worst and should have been on your Bench in Week 11.
Dishonorable mention to Randy Bullock of the Bengals. After the first six weeks of the season, Bullock was averaging 9.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game. However, he has averaged just 4.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in his last four games, including -1.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week against the Football Team. Bullock hit a 53 yard FG, but missed three other kicks (34 and 58 yard FGs and his only PAT attempt). He was tied with Prater as the #11 kicker in Dynasty Owner before Week 11 based on his early season performance. Hopefully you didn’t rely on that and had him on your Bench.
Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap –
just wanna win vs. Docrob
Since scoring wasn’t down in Dynasty Owner, both just wanna win and Docrob each exceeded their score projections for the week by over 30.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. The result was a very high-scoring game (187.9 to 168.6) and a victory for just wanna win. The Chargers stack of Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen scored a combined 71.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for just wanna win to overcome the presence of Deshaun Watson and Travis Kelce, who scored 29.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, in Docrob’s Starting lineup. The victory improves just wanna win’s record to 9-2 while Docrob dropped to 3-8. Did the high scoring performance help to propel just wanna win up the Chase for the Ring leaderboard? Let’s find out.
Chase for the Ring Leaderboard
It did! The victory and high scoring moved just wanna win from fifth place to third place.
In other news, it’s back to the top spot in the Chase for the Ring for Barbee Kilgore just one week after losing it to Quaranteed for Greatness. Those two teams flipped spots again with Barbee Kilgore in first place now and Quaranteed for Greatness back in second place. Both look entrenched at the top as the only two teams with more than 1,800 Dynasty Owner fantasy points.
While the order changed at the top and in the rest of the Top Ten in the Chase, the teams did not. None of the teams in the Top 10 moved out after Week 11. There was some internal movement besides at the top with My Corona dropping four spots and The Human Fund going down two places. The Tough Guys moved into sixth place, up from tenth place.
Another low scoring week in the NFL didn’t automatically equate to low scoring in Dynasty Owner as the top players came out to play in Week 11. There may not have been any breakout 40.0+ point performances, but there were more 25.0+ point performances in Week 11 than Week 10. That kept scoring high in Dynasty Owner.
With no bye weeks on the horizon for Week 12, Dynasty Owners will have a full compliment of players at their disposal for the first time since Week 3. In theory, that should lead to even higher scoring with just two weeks to go in the Dynasty Owner regular season. Higher scoring could help teams just outside of the Top 10 and Top 25 of the Chase for the Ring to make their move in the Standings.
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