Danny Dimes and the G-men keep chugging along as the little engine
that could. In Week 11 they hit the road to face a resurgent and
scrappy Lions team on a two-game win streak. The Lionsí defense
has shown some improvement since the bye, but looked like little
leaguers trying to corral Justin Fields last week. Jones has only
gone over 200 yards twice this season, but his rushing gives him
a high weekly floor and with another brutal bye week, Jones is
a fine fill-in.
Ugh, it literally makes me sick to do this, but thatís
just how bad the Raiders have been on defense. Vegas has yielded
the 2nd most fantasy points to quarterbacks and even made the
ghost of Matt Ryan look competent last week. Wilson has been dreadful
most of the year outside a three-touchdown day in Week 4. Wanna
guess who the defense was that day?
Was Rodgersís Week 10 performance a graybearded phoenix
rising from the ashes, or just the Packers catching a suddenly
suspect Dallas defense sleeping? The old man can still sling it,
and a healthy Christian Watson gives this offense someone who
can take the top off the defense. The tundra will be frozen, and
a very beatable Tennessee secondary comes to town on Sunday.
Injuries and underperformance have been an issue for Jones during
his sophomore season and a rested and fired up Jetís defense await.
Turnovers have been the real culprit, as Jones has thrown seven
interceptions in six games, after tossing only 13 in 17 games
last season. The New York defense has put the clamps on opposing
passing games, having yet to give up a 300-yard game, and incepting
more passes than theyíve allowed touchdowns.
Heinike has been the lifeblood of a resurgent Commander team
that has won three of their last four games, but Washington is
leaning on a stout defense and a bruising run game. Heinike plays
with fire in his veins, but he puts the ball in harm's way too
often and hasnít been accurate or efficient enough to warrant
serious consideration as a starter.
The Bills defense is going to be one grumpy bunch. After taking
yet another gut punch in a head scratching loss to the Vikings,
Buffalo needs to win this game desperately. Brissett has played
surprisingly well for most of his time with the Browns, but that
time is soon coming to an end with Watson practicing and set to
return in Week 13. The long-range forecast could also lean to
a very run heavy game plan for Cleveland.