Detroit Lions 27 Chicago Bears 24
Matthew Stafford threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns to remain hot over the last month. He’s now thrown for at least 249 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions in his last five games.
Extra Points: Marvin Jones was quiet last week but he got rolling again on Sunday. Jones caught 4 of 7 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown…Golden Tate was held to three receptions for 32 yards. It’s the first time since Week 4 Tate has failed to catch five passes…Jordan Howard led a strong Bears ground game. Howard ran for 125 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries (8.3 YPC). Overall, the Bears rushed for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries (7.4 YPC)…Rookie tight end Adam Shaheen had his best game as a pro. Shaheen caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown.
Jacksonville Jaguars 19 Cleveland Browns 7
Leonard Fournette was a game-time decision with an ankle injury, causing some owners to bench him. His ankle looked fine. Fournette rushed for 111 yards on 28 carries. It was his first 100-yard game since Week 6.
Extra Points: As expected, the Jaguars defense dominated the woeful Browns offense. Jacksonville’s defense recorded five sacks, two interceptions and scored its fifth touchdown of the season…Rookie receiver Dede Westbrook predicted he would put up 200 yards on the Browns. He came up a little short. Westbrook finished with 35 yards on three receptions…Corey Coleman returned from injured reserve and saw his first action since Week 2. Coleman led the Browns in targets (11), receptions (6) and yards (80).
Baltimore Ravens 23 Green Bay Packers 0
Brett Hundley played his best game of the year last week against the Bears. That performance didn’t carry over to Sunday. Hundley completed 21 of 36 passes for 239 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. The Ravens defense added six sacks, as they shut out the Packers at home for the first time in 11 years.
Extra Points: Davante Adams continues to be the one receiver who hasn’t seen his fantasy value disappear with Hundley at quarterback. Adams caught 8 of 10 targets for 126 yards…Jamaal Williams got the start at running back with both Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery injured. He gained 95 total yards on 22 touches…Danny Woodhead was activated off injured reserve and resumed his role as the Ravens pass catching back. He led the Ravens with five receptions…Alex Collins did remain the lead back getting 20 carries. He only gained 49 yards (2.5 YPC) but Collins did add a touchdown and four receptions to help his fantasy day.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 Miami Dolphins 20
The Buccaneers were 2-6 with Jameis Winston as the starting quarterback. They’re now 2-0 with Ryan Fitzpatrick after beating the Dolphins on Sunday. Fitzpatrick threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns. He has four touchdowns and an interception since taking over for Winston.
Extra Points: Mike Evans returned from his one-week suspension and led the team in targets (10), receptions (5) and yards (92). The only thing missing for Evans was a touchdown. Those went to DeSean Jackson (2/28/1) and O.J. Howard (3/52/1)…Kenyan Drake was coming off two strong games in a row but Damien Williams led Miami’s backfield on Sunday. Williams ran for 78 yards on 10 carries (7.8 YPC). He also added 24 yards on one reception…Matt Moore replaced Jay Cutler (concussion) after halftime. Kenny Stills re-emerged with Moore under center. Stills caught 7 of 8 targets for 180 yards and a touchdown. Stills’ fantasy value increases next week if Moore is the quarterback.
Minnesota Vikings 24 Los Angeles Rams 7
The Vikings held the Rams top-scoring offense to just seven points. Jared Goff threw for 225 yards and no touchdowns. It’s the first time since Week 5 that Goff has been held without a touchdown pass.
Extra Points: Todd Gurley only managed 56 yards on 18 carries but he did score the Rams lone touchdown…Robert Woods remained hot. Woods caught 8 of 11 targets for 81 yards. He has at least five receptions in five of his last six games…Adam Thielen has clearly established himself as the Vikings No. 1 option and one of the top receivers in the NFL. Thielen caught 6 of 9 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown. He has at least five catches in every game this year…Latavius Murray has emerged as the top fantasy option in the Vikings backfield. Murray rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries (6.3 YPC). He has three touchdowns in the last two games.
New Orleans Saints 34 Washington Redskins 31
The Saints came roaring back to win their eighth game in a row. It was New Orleans’ 1-2 punch in the backfield that led the way. Mark Ingram ran for 134 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries (12.2 YPC). Alvin Kamara added 42 yards on eight carries (5.3 YPC). Kamara also caught six balls for 75 yards and a touchdown.
Extra Points: Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn each caught six passes. Thomas gained 91 yards, while Ginn finished with 87…Kirk Cousins threw for 322 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He has 649 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in his last two games…Running back Chris Thompson left with a broken leg and will miss the rest of the year. His absence allowed Samaje Perine to have his best game as a pro. Perine ran for 117 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries (5.1 YPC). Perine will dominate touches in the Redskins backfield with both Thompson and Rob Kelley injured…Josh Doctson continues to progress. Doctson caught 4 of 7 targets for a season-high 81 yards.
New York Giants 12 Kansas City Chiefs 9 OT
In what looked like a high-scoring game on paper, the Chiefs and Giants combined for only one touchdown. High winds and sloppy offense led to Alex Smith and Eli Manning finishing with no touchdown passes and two interceptions by Smith.
Extra Points: The Giants streak of allowing a touchdown pass to a tight end came to an end at 11 games. Travis Kelce did everything but score. He caught 8 of 14 targets for 109 yards…Kareem Hunt ran for 73 yards on 18 carries (4.1 YPC). He wasn’t a factor in the passing game. Hunt has now failed to reach 100 total yards in three straight games…Orleans Darkwa ran for 74 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries (3.7 YPC). The score was only Darkwa’s second of the season…Evan Engram caught just one pass for nine yards. It was Engram’s worst fantasy output of the season.
Houston Texans 31 Arizona Cardinals 21
Despite playing with backup quarterbacks, the Texans and Cardinals hung 52 points on the board. Lamar Miller gained 83 total yards and scored on 26 touches. D’Onta Foreman added 65 yards and two touchdowns but he left the game with an Achilles injury.
Extra Points: Blaine Gabbert threw three touchdowns and two interceptions in his first start of the season. One of those touchdowns went to Larry Fitzgerald (9/91/1). The other two went to undrafted rookie tight end Ricky Seals-Jones. Seals-Jones finished with three catches for 54 yards and the two scores…Bruce Ellington got the start for the injured Will Fuller. Ellington caught six passes for 63 yards. His six receptions led the Texans on Sunday.
Los Angeles Chargers 54 Buffalo Bills 24
To say Nathan Peterman’s first career start didn’t go well would be the understatement of the decade. Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half and was ultimately pulled for Tyrod Taylor. The Chargers defense finished with five interceptions, two fumble recoveries, a sack and two touchdowns.
Extra Points: Keenan Allen had by far his best game of the season. Allen caught 12 of 13 targets for 159 yards and two touchdowns…One week after losing touches to Austin Ekeler, Melvin Gordon returned to the lead back role. Gordon carried the ball 20 times for 80 yards and a touchdown. Ekeler scored too but it was in garbage time…The Bills quarterback mess didn’t slow down LeSean McCoy. McCoy rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries (8.8 YPC). He also caught a 12-yard touchdown pass.
Cincinnati Bengals 20 Denver Broncos 17
It wasn’t pretty but at the end of the day, Andy Dalton put up a strong fantasy performance. Dalton only completed 15 passes for 154 yards but threw three touchdown passes.
Extra Points: A.J. Green was the only Bengal to catch more than three passes and reach 50 yards receiving. He also caught one of Dalton’s three touchdown passes…Joe Mixon received a season-high 20 carries but managed just 49 yards against the tough Broncos rush defense…Devontae Booker got the most carries (14) and yards (44) out of the Broncos running backs. He also caught five passes for 54 yards…Demaryius Thomas matched Booker for the team-lead with five catches. Thomas racked up 64 yards and a touchdown.
New England Patriots 33 Oakland Raiders 8
Tom Brady ripped the Raiders pass defense for 339 yards and three touchdowns. Brady is rounding into late-season form with six touchdowns in his last two games.
Extra Points: Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola were Brady’s two favorite targets on Sunday. Cooks caught six balls for 149 yards and a touchdown, while Amendola hauled in eight passes for 66 yards and a score…Dion Lewis was the Patriots back of the week. Lewis gained 88 total yards, caught four passes and scored…Derek Carr had a disappointing outing versus the improving Patriots defense. Carr threw for only 237 yards, one touchdown and an interception…Amari Cooper caught a late touchdown to save his otherwise lackluster fantasy day. Cooper caught four passes for just 28 yards.
Philadelphia Eagles 37 Dallas Cowboys 9
Dak Prescott had one of the worst games of his career, completing 18 of 31 passes for 145 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions. In two games without Ezekiel Elliott, Prescott has yet to throw a touchdown pass.
Extra Points: Carson Wentz led a diverse Eagles offense Sunday night. He only needed to complete 14 passes but Wentz threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns…Three Eagles running backs reached 50 yards rushing. Corey Clement ran for 50 yards and a score on six carries. LeGarrette Blount gained 57 yards on 13 carries. Jay Ajayi led all Eagles backs with 91 yards on seven carries…Alfred Morris had a better effort in his second start since Elliott’s suspension. Morris rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries (5.4 YPC)…It was a big night for the Eagles defense that racked up four sacks, three interceptions and scored a touchdown.