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Fantasy Game Notes: The key stats of Week 11

Nov 16, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) meets at mid-field with Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) following the Steelers 40-17 win at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Pull up a weekly NFL power rankings at random. Say, Week 5. From a random site's rankings, here were the top five teams in the league at that point:

1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. Atlanta Falcons
3. Green Bay Packers
4. Denver Broncos
5. Pittsburgh Steelers

Let's run that list again, with their records at the time of those rankings and their records since:

Rank Team Record Record since
1 Kansas City Chiefs 4-0 2-4
2 Atlanta Falcons 3-1 2-3
3 Green Bay Packers 3-1 2-4
4 Denver Broncos 3-1 0-6
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 3-1 5-1

Let's do the same, for the teams in the bottom five of those rankings:

Rank Team Record Record since
28 Los Angeles Chargers 0-4 4-2
29 Indianapolis Colts 1-3 2-4
30 Chicago Bears 1-3 2-4
31 San Francisco 49ers 0-4 1-5
32 Cleveland Browns 0-4 0-6

The moral of this story? It often takes us a while to figure out who the good teams are. But we by and large know who the crappy teams are in a hurry. It's always a risk to sit down a quarter of the way through the season and think we can draw any hard-and-fast conclusions.

But now we're finishing up Week 11, and our fantasy regular seasons are reaching the end. The results are meaningful. The box scores give you stats. PFF Fantasy goes deeper, offering up a more in-depth look at the statistical takeaways from each game. Below are all the games of Week 10.

Pittsburgh Steelers 40, Tennessee Titans 17

Detroit Lions 27, Chicago Bears 24

Jacksonville Jaguars 19, Cleveland Browns 7

Baltimore Ravens 23, Green Bay Packers 0

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Miami Dolphins 20

Minnesota Vikings 24, Los Angeles Rams 7

New Orleans Saints 34, Washington Redskins 31 (OT)

New York Giants 12, Kansas City Chiefs 9 (OT)

Houston Texans 31, Arizona Cardinals 21

Los Angeles Chargers 54, Buffalo Bills 24

Cincinnati Bengals 20, Denver Broncos 17

New England Patriots 33, Oakland Raiders 8

Philadelphia Eagles 37, Dallas Cowboys 9

Atlanta Falcons 34, Seattle Seahawks 31

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