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Cole Beasley quiet on SNF

Mon, Nov 20th 5:22pm EST
By Mark Leipold


Cole Beasley saw four targets come his way in the Cowboys' Week 11 loss to the Eagles, but caught only two of them for seven yards.

Fantasy Impact: On the plus side, he impressed his teammates with a backflip in warmups, but once the game started, Beasley did not have much of an impact. He is far from the fantasy asset of 2016, and is not worth a roster spot at this point, even in relatively deep PPR leagues, as the volume has disappeared. Beasley should not be on fantasy rosters, much less in starting lineups next week when the Cowboys host the Chargers on Thanksgiving.

Terrance Williams saw seven targets, trailing only Dez Bryant, but caught only four of them for 35 yards in the Cowboys' Week 11 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Dak Prescott was under siege most of the game, so the passing attack struggled as a whole, but it's encouraging to see Williams with the volume he got. Only Cole Beasley (4=four) saw over two targets besides Williams and Dez Bryant, so Williams seems the firm WR2 on the team still. His volatility makes him an unappealing fantasy option, and with bye weeks now over, he is a desperation start at best, and probably not worth owning. The Cowboys host the Chargers, who boast a strong pass defense on Thanksgiving. Williams should be on your bench if not on your waivers.

The Packers D/ST surrendered 23 points and 219 yards in a Week 11 shutout loss to the Ravens. The Packers D/ST added one interception and three sacks.

Fantasy Impact: The Packers D/ST limited the Ravens to just 219 yards but they were ineffective for fantasy purposes. This defensive unit will remain a poor fantasy starter as long as their offense continues to turn the ball over and award their opponents great field position. The Hundley led offense turned the ball over five times which put the Ravens in scoring position on multiple occasions. Leave this lackluster defense on the waiver wire.

Brandon Coleman caught just one of two targets for six yards on Sunday against the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Considering that Drew Brees finally let loose in the passing game, Coleman's effort was disappointing. He's topped two receptions or 54 yards receiving just once this season, and it not a viable fantasy play.

Willie Snead caught one of two targets for 12 yards on Sunday against the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Snead played just 14 snaps, and he's obviously just a fourth receiver for the Saints. His only chance for relevance appears to be an injury to one of the other receivers, and that's certainly not worth a bench spot at this point in the season.

Tavarres King caught three of five targets for 48 yards against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: King benefitted from Sterling Shepard's absence, but it's hard to think of him as fantasy-relevant most weeks. If Shepard misses Thursday's game against the Redskins, King could be considered a dart-throw WR5, but it's probably best to avoid him.

Jared Cook hauled in just two of five targets for 36 yards in the Raiders' Week 11 blowout loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Jared Cook had been on fire as of late but he was held in check by the surging Patriots defense. Cook's lackluster performance was a result of the entire Raiders offense struggling to move the ball down the field. Cook remains an integral part of the offense so he can be trusted as an every week starter in fantasy lineups going forward. He should fare much better next week against a Broncos team that has been shredded by tight ends on the year.

Roger Lewis caught three of four targets for 55 yards on Sunday against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: This was a fairly significant effort from Lewis given the conditions, but he obviously has limited value when Sterling Shepard plays. If Shepard again misses Thursday's game against the Redskins, Lewis would likely be considered a desperation WR4.

Derek Carr completed just 28-of-49 passes for one touchdown and an interception during a Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Derek Carr struggled mightily in a blowout loss to the Patriots in Mexico City. The Patriots continue to be regarded as a great match up for quarterbacks but it is time to put that narrative to rest. The Patriots have played fantastic defense from Week 5 onward. Nonetheless it was very surprising to see Carr struggle to produce fantasy points in a game where he attempted such a high volume of passes. The Raiders offense is talented on paper but they are very inconsistent on a week to week basis. Carr has notoriously struggled against the Broncos so he will not be a recommended fantasy starter in Week 12.

Tyler Higbee caught just one of five targets for five yards on Sunday against the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Higbee's snap count and targets were positives, but the fact is that he is rarely a significant fantasy producer. He belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.

Jordy Nelson caught two of his six targets for 24 yards in Sunday's home loss to Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Nelson is barely rosterable at this point and can not be trusted as a weekly starter. His production has taken a nose dive since the Aaron Rodgers injury. Until Nelson can put together a vintage performance we are used to seeing from him, he can not be trusted as a starter outside of deeper leagues.

The Chiefs defense and special teams allowed 12 points and created one interception in the 12-9 overtime defeat to the New York Giants Sunday in New Jersey. The Chiefs defense allowed 317 yards of total offense to the Giants. They scored 5 points in standard scoring leagues.

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs defense and special teams did well to limit the Giants total points to 12 and did a good job in yardage allowed. However, as much as the Giants have been struggling on offense the Chiefs defense wasn't able to create more than one turnover Sunday. The Chiefs defense and special teams is at best a streaming option going forward. Keep in mind if Nathan Peterman starts again for the Bills at Kansas City, in Week 12, they will be a high-end streaming option and a nice waiver add for fantasy managers. Keep monitoring the Bills quarterback situation going forward this week.

Alex Smith had an uncharacteristically poor performance during a shocking overtime loss to the Giants in Week 11. Smith completed 27-of-40 passes for 230 yards and two interceptions. Smith added 27 yards on five rushing attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith and the Chiefs did not live up to their expectations against a Giants defense that by all accounts had seemingly thrown in the towel on the season. This marked the first game of the season that Smith failed to account for a touchdown. The formerly prolific Chiefs offense has struggled over the last two games as they have scored just 26 points. Chalk this up as just a poor showing for the Chiefs as their offense is simply too talented to continue their struggles. Smith will be in a prime bounce back spot next week against a Bills defense that has been absolutely torched in consecutive games.

Davante Adams caught eight of ten targets for 126 yards in Sunday's 23-0 loss to Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Adams is the only receiver worth starting on a weekly basis in Green Bay currently. He is a solid WR2 and the clear favorite target of Brent Hundley and he received double digit targets in Week 11. The Packers remaining schedule has a few rough matchups and a few good ones so Adams should be considered a weekly WR2 going forward.

Nick Rose hit his only field goal attempt, a 38-yarder, on Sunday against the Saints. He also made all four of his extra point attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Rose has capably filled in for Dustin Hopkins this season, but he's seen just one field goal attempt in three of his five games. There are better options available on the waiver wire.

The Saints D/ST allowed 31 points to the Redskins on Sunday, and tallied just two sacks.

Fantasy Impact: This was the worst game for the Saints D/ST since they turned their season around in Week 3. Things should get better next week against the Rams, but it's not the easiest of matchups, making them more of a borderline starting option.

Kyle Rudolph had five catches on seven targets for 58 yards against the Rams. Rudolph did not score a Td, but was averaging an impressive 11.6 yards per a catch, with his longest catch of the day going for 26 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Kyle Rudolph remains a mid level tight end who will struggle to get a TD with the likes of Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray surrounding him. Rudolph only has three Tds through 10 games , where as last year he had five. Rudolph will be good for about five catches and 60 yards a game with only one Td every couple of games.

Jason Witten brought in his lone target for seven yards in the Cowboys' 37-9 loss to the Eagles Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Witten saw just one target in the loss to Philadelphia. He is best avoided until Tyron Smith (groin) returns to the lineup and allows the Dallas offense to look more functional.

Randall Cobb caught three of his six targets for 34 yards and had one carry for zero yards in Sunday's shutout loss to Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has settled into to his post Aaron Rogers injury role, problem is it is no where near what it used to be. Cobb still has some value however as the teams slot receiver as he will try to help relieve some of the pressure off Brent Hundley with the short to intermediate throws. With that being said, at best Cobb is a boardline flex in PPR leagues with anyone not named Aaron Rogers at quarterback.

Dak Prescott completed 18 of 31 passes for 145 yards and three interceptions in the Cowboys' 37-9 loss to the Eagles Sunday night. He added two rushes for 10 yards and lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Prescott was dominated all night long by the Philadelphia defense in a blowout loss. The Cowboys struggled again to give Prescott time in the pocket and he turned the ball over four times. Fantasy owners should be wary of starting the once ultra consistent Prescott until Tyron Smith (groin) returns to the lineup.