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Random observations from a week in which we were really trying hard to care about football again:
Jordan Howard looks like a keeper: With the stunning drug suspension of Alshon Jeffrey, who - let's face it - didn't produce much fantasy value this season anyway, Jordan Howard, is the last Bear standing with any fantasy value, and even he may end up sitting this week after a mystery injury last week.
In any case, Howard has managed 100-plus yards in four of the five games in which he has double-digit carries this season. If he continues to start, he should get a huge workload the rest of the way, and could position himself with the top eight or so RBs for next season. How's that for finding a silver lining in a terrible season?
But what about Zach Miller? I like Miller in PPR leagues, in which he has averaged 8.8 fantasy points this year. But, while JoHo is a borderline RB-1 the rest of the way, Miller is borderline TE-1 for a position that only plays a single starter in most fantasy leagues.
With Jeffrey out, he should get double-digit pass targets each game the rest of the season, but what is that worth in an offense that managed one TD last week against a Tampa defense in the bottom half of the league?
Miller hasn't scored a TD since Week 5. This week, he gets a NY Giants defense stingy against the pass.
ESPN has him as the 8th-ranked TE this week, which I think is a little bit of a stretch.
Dak Prescott keeps getting better: We're entering Week 11, and Dallas QB Tony Romo was supposed to have reclaimed his starting job by now after the latest of his frequent injuries, but rookie sensation Prescott won't let him. Prescott just posted his first career 300-yard passing game, and has an impressive TDs-to-INTs ratio of 14-2, plus four rushing TDs.
Weeks ago, Prescott was a barely fantasy-relevant game manager, with only four passing TDs in his first five games; now he's starting to look like the next Cam Newton.
Dan O'Shea is our man in fantasyland. He welcomes your comments.