Each week, the Noise highlights under-started names who he believes are destined to torch the competition. To qualify, each player must be started in fewer than 60% of Yahoo leagues. Speaking as an accountability advocate, I will post results, whether genius or moronic, the following week. Scoring thresholds in .5 PPR format are — QB: 18 fantasy points, RB: 12 fantasy points (10 for shockers), WR: 11 fantasy points, TE: 10 fantasy points.
|32% on Yahoo||$5,800 on DraftKings||vs. TEN||GB -3||42|
To conquer Green Bay’s losing ways, it’s possible Rodgers’ ethereal girlfriend Blue of Earth gave him a holistic elixir including ayahuasca extract. Regardless of what the remedy was, it worked. Rodgers and the struggling Packers finally stopped the bleeding last Sunday against Dallas.
Rodgers, who’s aged rapidly this season largely due to a lack of reliable weapons, has hit waiver wires in several leagues. Including his three-TD effort (his first of the season) against the 'Boys, he’s currently QB25 in fantasy points per game. However, Christian Watson’s arrival and Allen Lazard’s red-zone dependability have the arrow pointing north.
Middle of the pack in adjusted completion percentage (QB15) and air yards per attempt, Rodgers will be rarely employed down the homestretch. However this week, fantasy managers might want to reassess.
Tennessee, more dwarf-like than Titans on pass defense, have surrendered 7.30 passing yards per attempt, 294.4 passing yards per game, 17 total touchdowns and the fourth-most fantasy points to signal-callers. Yes, the gray flecks in Rodgers’ facial scruff are growing — and Thursday night games are generally headaches — but another multi-TD output is well within reach.
Tua Tagovailoa, Tom Brady and, bizarrely in this strange year, Geno Smith backers looking for a suitable bye-week replacement should slide the wannabe “Jeopardy!” host into their lineups.
Fearless Forecast: 246 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 8 rushing yards, 21.1 fantasy points
Week 11 Bonus Flame
|37% on Yahoo||$5,700 on DraftKings||vs. DET||NYG -3||46|
A very poor man’s Justin Fields or Jalen Hurts, Jones is the epitome of the modern-day NFL franchise QB, a multidimensional producer. Off the field, he may resemble a character from '80s classic “Revenge of the Nerds,” but on it, he’s occasionally given brainiacs a reason to back him.
Presently QB8 in adjusted completion percentage and QB4 in total rushing yards (387), Jones has rewarded dice-rollers with two 20-point fantasy performances in his last three games. Yes, he’s the definition of “matchup only,” but this week’s tilt against the Hello Kitties no doubt elevates the profile.
The toothless Lions have allowed 8.15 passing yards per attempt, 307.4 passing/rushing yards per game, 19 combined TDs and THE most fantasy points to the position. It’s a stretch for Jones to surpass 220 vertical yards in any game, but boosting the bottom line on the ground, he should crack the QB top 10 in another bye-heavy week.
Fearless Forecast: 216 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 0 interceptions, 51 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 25.9 fantasy points
Season record: 11-8
Last week: 2-0 (Russell Wilson 18.1, Trevor Lawrence 23.5)