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Fantasy Football: Matt Schaub Headlines Week 11 'Dream Team'

Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterNovember 28, 2016

Fantasy Football: Matt Schaub Headlines Week 11 'Dream Team'

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    The following countdown touts the 16 most decorated fantasy stars from the Sunday portion of NFL Week 11 (standard-scoring leagues).

    The exclusive list includes one opportunistic defense, two tight ends, three unheralded running backs, four big-armed quarterbacks and six fleet-footed receivers—including the 23rd pass-catcher in NFL history to log 250 receiving yards in a single game.

    This week's most notable omissions include: Andy Dalton, Peyton Manning, Josh Freeman (quarterback); Bilal Powell, Doug Martin, Jamaal Charles, Trent Richardson (running back); A.J. Green, Lance Moore, Julian Edelman, Randall Cobb, Vincent Jackson, Roddy White (wide receiver); Marcedes Lewis, Benjamin Watson (tight end) and Cardinals kicker Jay Feely (four field goals).

    Maybe next time.

    Enjoy the show!

Quarterback: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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    Sunday Stats: 284 Total Yards (200 Passing), 4 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection


    1. Robert Griffin III tossed a career-high four touchdowns against the Eagles.

    2. Sunday marked the seventh time in 10 games that Griffin, a prime candidate for fantasy rookie of the year, reached the QB-elite threshold of 275 total yards and/or three touchdowns.

Quarterback: Chad Henne, Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Sunday Stats: 354 Yards Passing, 4 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. In relief of the injured Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne established a new personal best with four TD passes.

    2. The 354 passing yards, however, was not a career high. In the 2011 season opener against the Patriots, Henne (then with the Dolphins) threw for 416 yards.

    3. The 27-year-old Henne has a legitimate chance of winning the Jaguars' starting job, in the wake of Sunday's effort.

    Bottom line: He's only four years older than Gabbert, and Henne had great chemistry with rookie receiver Justin Blackmon, who caught seven balls for 236 yards and one touchdown (more on that later).

Quarterback: Tom Brady, New England Patriots

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    Sunday Stats: 331 Yards Passing, 3 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. For the second time in three weeks, Tom Brady threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns. On Sunday, his Patriots crushed the Colts, 59-24.

    2. In the last four games, the Patriots have averaged 42.5 points per outing.

    3. For the season, Brady is now a perfect 10-for-10 in racking up either 300 yards passing or multiple touchdowns.

Quarterback: Matt Schaub, Houston Texans

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    Sunday Stats: 527 Yards Passing, 5 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. Matt Schaub threw for a career-high 527 yards and five touchdowns in the Texans' thrilling 43-37 OT win over the Jaguars.

    2. Schaub helped Andre Johnson establish a franchise record of 273 receiving yards.

    3. In standard-scoring leagues, Schaub earned between 47 and 52 points on Sunday—easily the greatest tally of any quarterback this season.

    4. For Weeks 6-10 (spanning four games), Schaub combined for five TD passes.

    5. Schaub tied Warren Moon (with the Houston Oilers in 1990) for the second-most passing yards in a single game. The all-time, single-game NFL mark is held by Hall of Famer Norm Van Brocklin (554 yards passing in 1951).

Running Back: Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders

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    Sunday Stats: 193 Total Yards (90 Rushing)


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. Marcel Reece established new career highs in rushing yards (103) and total yards (193) against the Saints. On the flip side, the 90 receiving yards was not a personal best.

    2. Reece, filling in for the injured Darren McFadden, has notched 100 total yards in back-to-back games.

Running Back: LaRod Stephens-Howling, Arizona Cardinals

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    Sunday Stats: 133 Total Yards (127 Rushing), 1 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. LaRod Stephens-Howling rushed for a career-high 127 yards against the Falcons.

    2. In standard-scoring leagues, Stephens-Howling accounted for 19.3 fantasy points—also a personal best.

    3. Stephens-Howling has tallied a touchdown in three of his last four games.

    4. With Beanie Wells likely to return this week, Stephens-Howling has staked a final claim to remain Arizona's starting back.

    At the very least, the Cardinals might split touches between the duo.

Running Back: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cincinnati Bengals

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    Sunday Stats: 108 Total Yards (101 Rushing), 1 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. For the fifth time in his career, BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 100-plus yards (against the Chiefs).

    2. Green-Ellis has tallied a touchdown in two of his last three games. His Sunday score was the result of an overturned TD (via replay) from Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham, who landed just inches short of the goal line.

Wide Receiver: Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

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    Sunday Stats: 14 Catches, 273 Yards, 1 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. Andre Johnson became the 23rd player in NFL history to net 250-plus receiving yards in a single game. The 273 yards—good for eighth place all-time—was also a Texans franchise record.

    2. Sunday marked the second time in Johnson's illustrious 10-year career that he broke the hallowed 200-yard mark (first time occurred in December 2008).

    3. The Texans star's 14 catches and 19 targets were both personal bests for this decade.

    4. Johnson's 48-yard touchdown in overtime clinched the Texans' 43-37 win over the Jags. Speaking of which, Houston became the first team in NFL history to score twice in an overtime period.

Wide Receiver: Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Sunday Stats: 7 Catches, 236 Yards, 1 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. Justin Blackmon established new career highs in catches (seven), targets (13) and receiving yards (236) against the Texans. In his first nine games, he had a total of 250 receiving yards.

    2. Blackmon has scored a touchdown in two of his last three outings.

    3. On Sunday, Blackmon and Andre Johnson (273 yards) became the first tandem of opposing receivers to record 200-plus yards in the same game.

Wide Receiver: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

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    Sunday Stats: 5 Catches, 143 Yards, 1 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. Calvin Johnson has racked up 100 receiving yards in his last three games.

    2. Johnson has collected double-digit targets and one touchdown in back-to-back weeks.

    In that span, he also caught 17 balls for 350 yards.

Wide Receiver: Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

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    Sunday Stats: 12 Catches, 145 Yards, 1 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. Dez Bryant established a new personal best for receiving yards (145) against the Browns.

    2. The 15 targets matched Bryant's seasonal-best output from Week 6 against the Ravens. (On that day, Dez had 13 catches, 95 yards and two touchdowns.)

    3. Bryant has scored a touchdown in back-to-back outings.

Wide Receiver: T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

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    Sunday Stats: 6 Catches, 100 Yards, 2 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. T.Y. Hilton scored a career-high two touchdowns against the Patriots. He also matched a personal best in receptions (six).

    2. In just nine career games, Hilton has already rolled for 100 receiving yards three times.

    3. Hilton has tallied three touchdowns in his last three games.

    4. For Week 11, Hilton was one of five NFL receivers (Danario Alexander, Lance Moore, Julian Edelman, Brandon Gibson) to find the end zone twice.

Wide Receiver: Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers

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    Sunday Stats: 7 Catches, 96 Yards, 2 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. Against the Broncos, Danario Alexander established new career highs in catches (seven), targets (11) and touchdowns (two).

    2. In the last two games, Alexander has accounted for 12 catches, 18 targets, 230 yards and three touchdowns.

Tight End: Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

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    Sunday Stats: 7 Catches, 137 Yards, 2 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. Rob Gronkowski caught all seven of his targeted balls for 137 yards and two touchdowns.

    2. Of the last four games, Gronkowski has scored seven TDs.

    3. Gronkowski was one of four NFL tight ends (Garrett Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Benjamin Watson) to score twice on Sunday.

    4. Late in the game, Gronkowski reportedly broke his forearm (during an extra point) and could miss up to six weeks of action.

Tight End: Garrett Graham, Houston Texans

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    Sunday Stats: 8 Catches, 82 Yards, 2 TD


    Fantasy Reasons For This Selection

    1. Garrett Graham outperformed fellow Texans tight end Owen Daniels on Sunday, establishing new career highs in catches (eight), targets (nine), receiving yards (89) and touchdowns (two).

    2. Graham was one of four NFL tight ends (Rob Gronkowski, Marcedes Lewis, Benjamin Watson) to score multiple touchdowns in Week 11.

Defense/Special Teams: New England Patriots

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    Sunday Accomplishments

    **Wide receiver Julian Edelman became the first Patriots player in 27 years to post a receiving touchdown and punt-return TD in the same game.

    **New England returned two Andrew Luck interceptions for touchdowns (Alfonzo Dennard, Aqib Talb, above).

    **The Patriots defense recorded one sack and forced four Indy turnovers (three interceptions).

    **In standard-scoring leagues, the Patriots were the only Week 11 defense to notch 20-plus fantasy points.

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