Bobby Wagner return
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 11 team IDP rankings.
Bye Week: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
1. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
2. Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers
3. Zach Brown, Washington Redskins
4. Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Telvin Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles Rams
9. C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
10. Reshad Jones, Miami Dolphins
11. Wesley Woodyard, Tennessee Titans
12. Blake Martinez, Green Bay Packers
13. Christian Kirksey, Cleveland Browns
14. K.J. Wright, Seattle Seahawks
15. Deion Jones, Atlanta Falcons
16. Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers
17. Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
18. Joe Schobert, Cleveland Browns
19. Nick Vigil, Cincinnati Bengals
20. DeMarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys
21. Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals
22. Landon Collins, New York Giants
23. Mark Baron, Los Angeles Rams
24. Myles Jack, Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Jarrad Davis, Detroit Lions
26. Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings
27. Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
28. Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans
29. Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints
30. Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs
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Austin Ekeler
Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars – The Browns rank 28th with 19 touchdown passes allowed.
Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins – The Bucs rank 29th with 266.4 passing yards allowed per game.
Blaine Gabbert, Arizona Cardinals – Houston has allowed 253.8 yards per game and 19 touchdown passes.
C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles, RBs, Denver Broncos – Cincy has allowed 123.6 rushing yards per game. Anderson finally a viable option. Charles a desperation play?
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers – Bills have allowed a league-high 14 rushing TDs.
Rod Smith, RB, Dallas Cowboys – Playing from behind, Smith will likely get several receptions. PPR flex and DFS option?
Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers – Baltimore has allowed 125.9 rushing yards per game (28th in league).
Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – Averaging 57.3 yards in last three games. Another decent game against Cleveland?
Bruce Ellington, WR, Houston Texans – Should see more action with Will Fuller out.
Roger Lewis, WR, Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs have allowed 259.2 passing yards per game (27th in league)
Sammy Watkins, WR, Los Angeles Rams – Robert Woods has been more effective, but will Watkins have his third straight solid game?
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Arizona Cardinals – Gabbert going to check down to Gresham often?
Marcedes Lewis, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars – TD dependent. Can he reach paydirt against the Browns.
Baltimore Ravens Defense – Take advantage of Brett Hundley?
Cincinnati Bengals – Brock Osweiler makes them an attractive option?
Los Angeles Chargers Defense – Nathan Peterman’s first start.
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Calais Campbell
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 11 team defense rankings.
Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Denver Broncos
3. Detroit Lions
4. Kansas City Chiefs
5. Arizona Cardinals
6. Seattle Seahawks
7. Houston Texans
8. Green Bay Packers
9. Baltimore Ravens
10. Cincinnati Bengals
11. Philadelphia Eagles
12. Minnesota Vikings
13. Pittsburgh Steelers
14. Los Angeles Rams
15. New England Patriots
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Greg Zuerlein
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 11 kicker rankings.
Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
1. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
2. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
3. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
4. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
5. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
7. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
8. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Kai Forbath, Minnesota Vikings
10. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
11. Josh Lambo, Jacksonville Jaguars
12. Blair Walsh, Seattle Seahawks
13. Ryan Succop, Tennessee Titans
14. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
15. Mike Nugent, Dallas Cowboys
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Travis Kelce leap
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 11 tight end rankings.
Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
5. Evan Engram, New York Giants
6. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
8. Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins
9. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
10. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
11. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
12. Tyler Croft, Cincinnati Bengals
13. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
14. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
15. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
16. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
17. Jermaine Gresham, Arizona Cardinals
18. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonvile Jaguars
19. Julius Thomas, Miami Dolphins
20. Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens
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2017 NFL Picks – Week 11

15 November 2017

Here are the Lester’s Legends NFL Picks. These picks are straight up and for fun. I went 12-2 last week and my Lock Pick (Lions) won. I’ll take the Jaguars for my Winner Lock.
Overall Record: 93-53 (.637)
Lock Picks: 9-1 (.900)
Winner Locks: ATL (W), OAK (W), GB (W), SEA (W), PITT (L), HOU (W), TENN (W), PHI (W), NO (W), DET (W)
Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
Pittsburgh over Tennessee
Detroit over Chicago
Jacksonville over Cleveland (Winner Lock)
Green Bay over Baltimore
Miami over Tampa Bay
Minnesota over Los Angeles Rams
New Orleans over Washington
Kansas City over New York Giants
Arizona over Houston
Los Angeles Chargers over Buffalo
Denver over Cincinnati
New England over Oakland
Philadelphia over Dallas
Seattle over Atlanta
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Antonio Bryant fog
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 11 wide receiver rankings
Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
4. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
5. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
6. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
7. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
9. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
10. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
11. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
12. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
13. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
14. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
15. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
16. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
17. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
18. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
19. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
20. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
21. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
22. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
23. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
24. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
25. Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins
26. Devante Adams, Green Bay Packers
27. Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
29. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
30. Ted Ginn, Jr., New Orleans Saints
31. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams
32. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
33. Kelvin Benjamin, Buffalo Bills
34. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
35. Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans
36. Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams
37. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons
38. Paul Richardson, Seattle Seahawks
39. Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens
40. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
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Kareem Hunt running
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 11 running back rankings.
Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
1. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
4. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
6. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
7. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Demarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
9. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
10. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
11. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
12. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
13. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
14. Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
15. Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants
16. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
17. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
18. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
19. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
20. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
22. Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys
23. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
24. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
25. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
26. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
27. Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins
28. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
29. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
30. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
31. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
32. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
33. James White, New England Patriots
34. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
35. Damien Williams, Miami Dolphins
36. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
37. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
38. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
39. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
40. Rod Smith, Dallas Cowboys
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Tom Brady blue
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 11 quarterback rankings.
Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
3. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
5. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
6. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
7. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
8. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
10. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
11. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
12. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
13. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
14. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
15. Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins
16. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
17. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18. Eli Manning, New York Giants
19. Case Keenum, Minnesota Vikings
20. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
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Kareem Hunt
Through three games Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was looking like a modern version of Priest Holmes. An injury to Spencer Ware gave Hunt the opportunity and he ran with it…literally by piling up 148 yards and a touchdown on the ground to accompany five receptions for 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the NFL opener against the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Talk about a first impression.
Hunt followed up that historic performance with 81 yards rushing, three catches fro 28 yards and a pair of scores on the ground against the Philadelphia Eagles. His dominance continued in Week 3 with 172 yards and a score on the ground along with an 11-yard reception. He has yet to score a touchdown since.
Hunt should help the Chiefs run away with the Division, but if the Kansas City Chiefs odds for the season are going to suggest a deep playoff run, Kareem is going to have to return to the end zone.
In Week 4 Hunt ran for 101 yards and caught four passes for 20 yards against the Washington Redskins. His fourth and final 100-yard performance to date came in Week 5 against the Houston Texans when he ran for 108 yards and added three receptions for nine yards. Hunt stayed hot in Week 6 with 110 total yards (21 rushing, five receptions for 89 yards), but his run total was the first warning sign. Hunt returned to form with 87 rushing yards and four catches for 30 yards in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders to give him his seventh straight game with at least 100 total yards.
The last two games prior to the Week 10 bye are where Hunt stopped performing like an elite running back. In Week 8 he was limited to 46 yards on 22 carries (2.1 yards per carry) against the Denver Broncos. He caught three passes for 22 yards, but his 68 total yards were disappointing to fantasy owners that had relied heavily on him. He followed that game up with 37 rushing yards and four catches for 24 yards, establishing a new low with 61 total yards.
Look for the Chiefs to focus on getting him more involved coming out of their bye. If you are looking to buy low on him, now may be the time. You will still have to offer a healthy ransom to get him, but this is likely his low point in value.
First up is the New York Giants. They rank 30th in league with 132.6 yards allowed per game. Then he squares off against Buffalo, who have allowed 117.0 yard per game and a league high 14 rushing touchdowns (thanks New Orleans). Then it’s the 23rd ranked Jets at 117.9 ypg followed by another shot at Oakland (21st at 116.6 ypg). Week 15 brings the Los Angeles Chargers and their league-worst 135.1 ypg. Week 16 he finally squares off against a decent run defense in Miami before closing out against the Broncos.
With the schedule ahead, it would not be surprising if Hunt was the top running back in the league down the strethc.

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