NFL Week 11 Fantasy Football Recap: Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (9) waves to fans before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Christian Watson does it again and again: Watson had a breakout performance in Week 10 with three touchdowns and followed that up with another two-touchdown performance to kick off Week 11.
  • Treylon Burks career-game: Burks set a career-high in receiving yards by halftime, which could be a sign he will be used more often going forward.
  • Titans ride Derrick Henry to victory: Henry wasn’t all that effective rushing the ball Thursday night, but he still gained over 100 yards, ran for a touchdown and also threw for a touchdown. 
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Tennessee Titans @ Green Bay Packers

  • Derrick Henry: 28 carries, 87 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 receptions, 45 receiving yards, 2 pass attempts, 2 pass completions, 4 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown
  • Christian Watson: 4 receptions, 48 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 carry, 3 rushing yards

Randall Cobb returns: Cobb returned after injuring his ankle just over a month ago against the New York Jets and seemed back to normal.

  • He was almost always on the field when the Packers were in a three-receiver set but never on the field for two-receiver sets.
  • He took playing time away from Sammy Watkins, who became the backup to all three receivers.
  • Cobb led the team in receiving yards at 73, catching all six passes thrown his way.
  • DFS players can take a chance on him any given week because he’s capable of having a game with 100-plus yards and a touchdown or two, but in the majority of games, he will accumulate a few catches for under 50 yards and no touchdown.
  • This means he can be left on the waiver wire.
  • Christian Watson remained a starter like last week. He was already picked up in several fantasy leagues over this past week, but he should definitely be picked up in any league he’s still available after his two-touchdown performance.

Add Treylon Burks: The Titans receiver set a career-high in receiving yards before halftime.

  • He caught all six passes thrown his way for 60 yards in the first half. He didn’t catch his only target in the second half. He then caught a 51-yard bomb to end the game after a quiet second half.
  • He was almost always on the field whenever the Titans were in a three-receiver set but was rarely on the field in other personnel groupings. This is similar to the role he played last week in his return from injury.
  • The Titans were slowly easing Burks into two receiver sets more often in September before his injury, so there is a chance Burks could see more playing time again now that the offense is trusting him more.
  • Tennessee has an above-average schedule for wide receivers during the fantasy playoffs, and at the very least won’t have any cold snowy games during that stretch.

Don’t add Austin Hooper: The Titans tight end scored two touchdowns and several tight ends are injured, but that doesn’t mean Hooper is the best option to turn to in fantasy leagues.

  • Hooper is part of a three-man rotation at tight end. He typically plays on third downs in 11 personnel and two-minute drills but doesn’t play often in two tight end sets.
  • He was on the field for less than half of the pass plays the Titans ran tonight.
  • Hooper entered the night with 149 routes run on the season, which ranked 32nd best among tight ends. He’s run so few routes despite not missing any time with injury this season.
  • He’s been held to one catch for less than 10 yards in four of 10 games this season.
  • Thursday night was both his first and second touchdown as a Titan.
  • The Titans have one of the easiest schedules remaining, which means they will likely rely on the run game to keep leads, as they did Thursday night.
  • He could have another good game or two this season, but it’s very hard for any tight end to be relied on in fantasy football with so few routes each week.

Titans backup running back spot becomes less clear: Hassan Haskins played nearly as much as Dontrell Hilliard for the first time this season.

  • Haskins played significantly in Week 2 when Hilliard was out with a hamstring injury. Haskins hadn’t played more than six offensive snaps in a game since then.
  • Hilliard had consistently been the Titans' third-down back and backup on early downs.
  • Haskins took the first third down snap for the team Thursday night and ended up playing roughly the same amount as Hilliard both on early downs and third downs. Hilliard only pulled away in snaps on the last drive due to the kneel-downs.
  • He didn’t touch the ball despite the increased playing time.
  • Hilliard caught a touchdown in his limited time.
  • This doesn’t matter much for 2022 as long as Derrick Henry stays healthy. If Henry gets hurt, we could see both backups see significant playing time, rather than Hilliard being a clear leader like we had thought for most of the season.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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