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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 11 Quarterbacks

By Colby Cavaliere | 11/19/20 |
Bye Weeks: BUF, CHI, NYG, SF
QBs | RBs | WRs

Justin Herbert

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Justin Herbert vs NYJ

You know you are living a charmed fantasy life when even your bad games turn out ok and the biggest story of your week is your new haircut. Anyway, Herbert likely played his worst game on paper last week in a loss to the surging Dolphins, but still found a way to pack the stat sheet with his 7th multi-touchdown game of his short career. There will be no such roadblocks against a Jets defense laying out the red carpet for opposing quarterbacks. Still smarting from being roasted against Patrick Mahomes, Herbert is a quality QB1 option in Week 11.

Jameis Winston vs ATL

Famous Jameis Winston returns! He of ďgiveth and taketh awayĒ fame off of last year's 30-30 season (good stat in baseball, not so much for a quarterback) Winston steps into the starting role for the injured Drew Brees. Winstonís physical talent has never been in question, itís mostly been whatís between his ears. He wasnít asked to do much last week in mop-up duty, but heíll need to do some things this week against the Falcons. This is a comfortable spot for Winston, starting at home, against a defense heís very familiar with. Look for Sean Payton to craft a game plan that reins Winston in a bit, with a few calculated shots down field. The offense will lack the surgical precision of Brees, but Winstonís big arm stretches the defense. There are plenty of weapons for Winston to use, making him a great value start.

Lamar Jackson vs TEN

Jackson is far from the dynamic dual threat he was in his electrifying 2019 MVP season. It seems defenses have caught on to the exotic RPO scheme and they canít seem to connect on enough deep passes to keep the other team honest. The schedule loosens up this week against a Tennessee defense thatís barely holding things together. The Titans pulled a big upset in the playoffs last year, but Jackson totaled a silly 508 yards of total offense and I donít see them being to slow him down this time. The Ravens desperately need to get their mojo back on offense, and it could happen this week.

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Drew Lock vs MIA

After last weekís 4-interception embarrassment against the Vegas, Denver must be rethinking their long-term plan at quarterback. Lock flailed around the field, throwing several inexcusable picks. Heís got happy feet in the pocket, and takes too many chances, evidenced by his 10 interceptions in his last 5 starts. That simply isnít going to get it done against the disciplined, well-coached defense of the Dolphins who only seem to leak points to super athletic dual-threat quarterbacks. Beat up with too many young pass catchers, keep Lock away from your lineup this week.

Carson Wentz @ CLE

While not a shy-away matchup by any means, I still canít stomach trusting Wentz any longer. With a near complete cast of offensive weapons, Wentz was nonetheless brutal against the Giants last week. Sure he didnít throw the ball to the other team, but heís struggling to complete 60% of his passes in an offensive scheme that should be filled with easy throws. Wentz has more 100-yard games (2) than 300-yard games (1), and despite the rushing floor he can provide (5 ground scores), heís simply not making enough plays from the pocket consistently enough.

Derek Carr vs KC

111, 165, 144. Those are the yardage totals for Carr during the Raiders 3-game win streak. The offense is built to pound the ball early and take calculated deep shots as the game wears on. You might be trying to chase the 347-3 line he laid on the Chiefs in Week 5 and that would be a mistake. Andy Reid is notorious for his success following bye weeks, and I think the Chiefs make Vegas play out of their element in this one. Carr has played within the offense this season, and that’s been his limiting factor.

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