Week 11 of the NFL season is officially over, which means we have a ton of new information to break down. That said, let’s dive right into the Top 10 dynasty football takeaways from week 11.
Takeaway #1: Tank Dell Is the Real Deal
At the beginning of the NFL season, many people, including myself, questioned Tank Dell. These concerns were valid, considering we’ve never seen a player as short and light as Dell be fantasy-relevant—especially not in their rookie year.
Well, with CJ Stroud looking like an MVP candidate, all that has changed. Dell is currently averaging 16.4 PPG and looks like the WR1 for the Texans. Right now, Dell is ranked as the WR16 on KTC, which is a little aggressive, but he’s clearly not a flash in the pan.
Still cannot get over this Tank Dell route. pic.twitter.com/mmfCol6NaH— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) November 19, 2023
Takeaway #2: Tommy Devito Is Fantasy-Relevant
Now, in a Superflex league, it’s a known fact that you must roster these backups who can be thrust into starting roles. Tommy Devito looked horrible in his first NFL game, making owners question whether he was worth a roster spot.
However, Devito showed improvement in Week 10 and scored 22.54 points in Week 11. Now, Devito won’t have much value past this year, but right now, he looks like a QB3 with QB2 upside.
Takeaway #3: Jahmyr Gibbs Is Living Up to the Hype
Over the past year, I’ve been a known Jahmyr Gibbs hater. I may have taken a few too many victory laps when Gibbs was having a rough start to the year. Although I figured Gibbs would eventually progress, I never expected this from him.
Even with David Montgomery back, Gibbs scored 21.5 points in week 11. Even though Gibbs only had eight carries, he was very efficient and had six receptions. Gibbs may not be a bell-cow, but he’s a great player who is involved in the passing game.
Takeaway #4: Puka Nacua Gets Back on Track
After a blazing hot start to the year, Puka Nacua hit a rough stretch in games eight and nine, but this was clearly because of his quarterback play. With no Matthew Stafford, Nacua has struggled, but once Stafford returned, Nacua scored 18.7 points.
Nacua’s quarterback play may be an issue once the Rams start to rebuild. That said, it’s hard to imagine that the Rams won’t have a quarterback better than Brett Rypien. Nacua is being treated like a veteran, but in reality, he’s still just a rookie putting up absurd numbers.
Takeaway #5: Zach Charbonnet will thrive with Kenneth Walker out
It was just announced that Kenneth Walker is not an IR candidate with his oblique injury. This is great news for Walker, but it also means that Zach Charbonnet now has a chance to prove himself. Even before the injury, Charbonnet was starting to take the passing work, but now he’ll get a chance to be the bell-cow.
In Week 11, Charbonnet had 12.9 points and saw almost every touch in the backfield. DeeJay Dallas was a nonfactor and only saw seven snaps and one carry. Charbonnet, on the other hand, had 55 snaps, six targets, and 15 carries. With Walker out, you should expect Charbonnet to rise in the dynasty community.
Zach Charbonnet Week 11 Every Run, Catch, and Target Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams NFL 2023— NFL Study (@NFLStudy) November 20, 2023
Charbonnet ran the ball 15 times for 47 yards and had 6 catches for 22 yards.
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Takeaway #6: Dalton Kincaid Continues His Breakout
All it took was a Dawson Knox injury for Dalton Kincaid to dominate in his rookie year. Even though Kincaid only had 10.6 points this last week, he saw seven targets and looked great on the film. Currently, Kincaid is the dynasty TE4, which shows how impressive the top guys have been.
Let’s not forget that rookie tight ends take time to develop. We’ve been so spoiled by Sam LaPorta breaking out immediately that many owners have changed their standards. Kincaid is way ahead of schedule and should be treated like a superstar in dynasty.
Takeaway #7: Devin Singletary Could Be a League Winner with No Dameon Pierce
With Dameon Pierce out, Devin Singletary stepped in as the lead back and crushed in Week 10. While many thought this was a flash in the pan, Singletary came right back and put 19.8 points in Week 11. The fact of the matter is that because of Stroud, Singletary is the bellcow in an above-average offense right now.
There’s no official word on Pierce, but if he misses an extended period, Singletary could be a league winner. Singletary had 55 snaps, ran 30 routes, and had 22 carries. Mike Boone, who had one carry, was the only other running back to even touch the ball.
Takeaway #8: Cooper Kupp Goes Down Once Again
This season has been a nightmare for Cooper Kupp. After missing the start of the season, Kupp is questionable once again. Right now, Kupp is day to day with a sprained ankle. However, this is the last thing you want to see from a 30-year-old receiver.
Although you shouldn’t panic if you’re a Kupp owner, this is concerning. There’s nothing else you can do with Kupp except bite the bullet and hope for the best.
Takeaway #9: Jayden Daniels Could Be the Biggest Rookie Draft Riser
Just a few weeks ago, in these takeaways, I said Jayden Daniels could be the biggest sleeper rookie quarterback. Fast forward just a few weeks, and he’s in contention for being a first-round pick in the NFL draft. Daniels has had an unreal stretch of games and is currently the Heisman favorite.
Last week, Daniels threw for six touchdowns and brought his rushing total to over 1,000 yards. This isn’t just impressive; it’s unbelievable. In college, sacks count as negative rushing yards, which makes his rushing production even crazier. It’s too early to say, but Daniels could be this year’s Anthony Richardson.
Takeaway #10: J.J. McCarthy Is Falling Down Draft Boards
J.J. McCarthy was the consensus QB3 for many draft experts early in the season. McCarthy was even in the Heisman race at one point, but after a bad stretch of games, he’s dropped considerably.
In his past two games, McCarthy has thrown for 201 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Even though the team won both games, McCarthy disappeared in the big moments, and Michigan clearly couldn’t count on him. McCarthy should have stepped up against Penn State, but instead, the team only let him pass the ball eight times. That’s not what you want to see from a future NFL quarterback.
J.J. McCarthy has looked off the past 2 games…— College Football Report (@CFBRep) November 18, 2023
McCarthy in his past 2 games:
1 INT pic.twitter.com/ktCPpyeIi0