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FFL: Week 11 | NFL: Week 11

Wilson's 3 TDs lead Seahawks' rally past Mayfield, Browns

Sun Oct 13 5:00pm ET
By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

Players: Russell Wilson, Jaron Brown, Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Will Dissly, Chris Carson

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett celebrates after a 16-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)


Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates a 3-yard touchdown by running back Nick Chubb during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)


Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rushes for a 16-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)


Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens yells instructions to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)


Seattle Seahawks free safety Tedric Thompson (33) intercepts pass for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) in the end zone during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)


Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)


Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)


Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rushes for a 16-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)


Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb rushes for a 7-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)


CLEVELAND (AP) Chris Carson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:30 left, Russell Wilson threw two TD passes and ran for one and the Seattle Seahawks rallied for a 32-28 win Sunday over the mistake-prone Cleveland Browns and improved to 3-0 on the road for the first time in 39 years.

The Seahawks (5-1) gave up touchdowns on Cleveland's first three possessions before storming back.

Wilson connected with Jaron Brown for two scores, and Seattle's cool quarterback scampered 16 yards for a TD. The Seahawks last won their first three road games in 1980, when they went 4-12.

The Browns (2-4) were hurt by their own miscues. They couldn't overcome four turnovers, a blocked punt or quarterback Baker Mayfield's hip injury and fell to 0-3 at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Mayfield threw three interceptions, raising his NFL-leading total to 11. Trying to bring the Browns back late, Mayfield, who went to the locker room in the third quarter to be evaluated, was picked off by Seattle's K.J. Weight with 2:41 remaining.

The Seahawks defenders celebrated the game-clinching turnover in front of Cleveland's Dawg Pound section and were pelted with cans and other debris.

Wilson then ran out the clock as the Seahawks moved to 5-1 for the third time.

Carson's short TD burst capped an efficient 79-yard drive by Wilson, who showed his usual poise and precision after the Browns had taken a 28-55 lead on Nick Chubb's 3-yard TD run.

Wilson finished 23 of 33 for 299 yards and stayed error-free. He has yet to throw an interception this season, and to this point, the eight-year veteran is outplaying every other QB in the league.

Mayfield, on the other hand, is struggling. He completed 22 of 37 passes for 249 yards, but he forced several throws and made a deliberate attempt to get the ball to Odell Beckham, who finished with six catches for 101 yards.

Carson gained 124 yards on 24 carries for the Seahawks, who lost tight end Will Dissly in the first half with an Achilles injury.

Chubb had 122 yards on 20 attempts.

Even after the Browns scored on their first three drives and opened a 20-6 lead, Wilson wasn't rattled.

He hung in the pocket and took a big hit from linebacker Joe Schobert while completing a 17-yard TD pass with 22 seconds left in the half to pull the Seahawks within 20-18. Seattle's 2-point conversion failed, but the Seahawks were back in it after the Browns got greedy moments earlier.

Instead of running the ball, first-year coach Freddie Kitchens called a pass play and Mayfield forced one into the end zone that was behind Jarvis Landry, tipped and intercepted by safety Tedric Thompson.

Mayfield's first career TD run put the Browns up 14-6 in the first quarter. With no receivers open, Mayfield, who hasn't been running as much as he did as a rookie, took off and scored without the Seahawks laying a hand on him.

The TD scamper came just two plays after Mayfield converted on fourth-and-7 with a 27-yard pass to Landry.

NO SHAKE

Mayfield didn't participate in the pregame coin toss, his absence notable since it came just days after San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman said the quarterback disrespected him by not shaking hands prior to kickoff.

Sherman later backtracked after video showed Mayfield shaking hands with him.

INJURIES

Seahawks: Dissly went down untouched after Wilson overthrew him on a pass in the second quarter. Dissly's 2018 season ended after four games when he tore his right patellar tendon.

Browns: Mayfield was escorted to the locker room, but came back. ... DT Daniel Ekuale sustained a head injury in the closing minutes.

UP NEXT

Seahawks: Host Baltimore on Oct. 20.

Browns: Have a bye next week before traveling to New England on Oct. 27.

Player Notes
Derrius Guice Nov 14 12:20pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (knee) will return in Week 11 against the Jets after missing eight weeks with a torn meniscus in his knee. Previous head coach Jay Gruden sat Adrian Peterson in Week 1 with Guice as the lead back, but interim head coach Bill Callahan has built the offense around Peterson since he took over. Callahan said he plans to use both running backs, and their usage will depend on game situations. Weve got a pretty good rotational system for that, Callahan said. We feel pretty confident [Guice will] see quite a bit of action this weekend. Chris Thompson (toe) remains week-to-week and is doubtful for this weekend, so it should be easier to split the load between Peterson and Guice. Still, both Peterson and Guice will cannibalize each other unless the 'Skins go with the hot hand. Guice has more long-term upside, but Peterson might be the more attractive RB3/flex given Callahan's loyalty to him in previous weeks. It's a situation to avoid if you can given Washington's poor offense overall.

From RotoBaller

Duke Williams Nov 14 12:20pm ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Duke Williams was a surprise inactive for Week 10 against the Browns. Even if he suits up for Week 11 against the Dolphins, he likely won't be heavily utilized in the game. Williams has just six catches on seven targets over the season. Robert Foster filled in for Williams as the team's de facto WR3 in Week 10, but he managed only one catch for 20 yards in the game. Williams should be left on waivers in all leagues.

From RotoBaller

Le'Veon Bell Nov 14 12:00pm ET

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (ribs) will be limited in practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. The Jets were just giving Bell a breather in practice on Wednesday, so you should expect him to be fine for Week 11 against the Redskins. The team's starting running back probably isn't 100 percent at this point in the season, but he should be treated as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 for a glorious matchup with Washington's porous defense this Sunday. Bell is still searching for a statement game in his first season with Gang Green, and he's averaging a disappointing 3.1 yards per carry through 10 weeks. His fantasy owners are hoping this will be his breakout game.

From RotoBaller

Mike Evans Nov 14 11:50am ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans could face a Saints Defensein Week 11 without top cornerback Marshon Lattimore (hamstring). Lattimore held Evans to zero catches for zero yards on three targets during their first meeting back in Week 5, and the Bucs top wideout could find more vacated spaces in the secondary this time around if Lattimore is inactive. This matchup is improving by the minute for Evans, and he should be locked in as a WR1 in all formats.

From RotoBaller

Dawson Knox Nov 14 11:40am ET

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox had a promising performance in Week 10 against the Browns, catching four of six targets for 55 yards. It was his best game since Week 4 after being held under 25 receiving yards in five straight games. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Tyler Kroft went without a target in the game. Kroft still played 43% of the offensive snaps, compared with 58% for Knox, but it appears relatively clear at this point that Knox is the preferred target in the passing game. Knox has a favorable matchup against the Dolphins this week and if he can get between four and six targets, he could find himself ending up with around 50 yards on the day, making him a potential low-end starting option in deep PPR leagues.

From RotoBaller

Peyton Barber Nov 14 11:40am ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber took over in Week 10 after Ronald Jones II fumbled late in the fourth quarter, which puts the Bucs backfield right back where it started, a frustrating timeshare. Jones and Barber had the same amount of touches in Week 10, but Jones was clearly the go-to on passing downs. The Saints present an extremely tough matchup for the entire Bucs backfield in Week 11, especially being at home in a potential get-right spot. Barber is not a recommended start this week in a game where fantasy owners can expect a shutdown effort by the Saints Defense.

From RotoBaller

Cole Beasley Nov 14 11:30am ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley has had strong fantasy outputs in four straight games, but he's gotten a bit lucky over that span. He scored touchdowns in three straight games from Week 7 to Week 9, but had under 20 receiving yards in two of those games. Last week, he had 74 receiving yards, his first game with over 50 receiving yards since Week 4. Beasley has a great matchup this week against the Dolphins and figures to receive between five and seven targets in the game. He's a worthy WR3 or flex play in PPR leagues as he should catch around four passes, but his yardage totals might be low on the day, making him a riskier play in non-PPR.

From RotoBaller

John Brown Nov 14 11:20am ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown has a favorable matchup against the Dolphins this week and is a strong WR2 play. In his last game against the Dolphins, he caught five passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. Brown has been extremely consistent all year, with at least four receptions and over 50 receiving yards in every game of the season. He should end up with at least four or five catches in Week 11 with between 80 and 100 yards on the day.

From RotoBaller

Jameis Winston Nov 14 11:20am ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints this weekend. The Saints held Winston to 204 yards through the air the first time they met this season and will not be looking passed this matchup after getting embarrassed by the Falcons in Week 10. Winston has thrown nine interceptions over the last four games, and while he has also accounted for at least one score and 301 yards in each of those games, it has not been enough for fantasy owners. Winston will slot in as a mid-tier QB2 for this matchup. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere.

From RotoBaller

T.J. Hockenson Nov 14 11:10am ET

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson will likely be without his starting quarterback in Week 11, but against a Cowboys squad that is one of the worst at defending tight ends, that might not matter. Hockenson has gone five games without a touchdown, and if there was ever a time to get back on track, now would be it. Backup quarterback Jeff Driskel will likely be the Lions starter in this matchup, but that didn't seem to have much of an effect on Hockenson in Week 10. Hockenson will be on the TE1/2 borderline for this matchup.

From RotoBaller

Frank Gore Nov 14 11:10am ET

Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore has been dreadful over the past two weeks, carrying the ball 16 times for just 27 yards. In that same stretch, his teammate Devin Singletary has carried the ball 28 times for 137 yards. Gore has two things working heavily against him. First off, his workload isn't there anymore as he isn't a safe bet for double-digit carries. Second off, he's clearly not the most talented ball carrier in the Bills' backfield right now. The only hope for Gore this week is if he stumbles into the end zone. Otherwise, you're looking at probably around 30 to 40 yards at best. Keep him on your bench or feel free to drop him if needed.

From RotoBaller

T.J. Yeldon Nov 14 11:10am ET

Buffalo Bills running back T.J. Yeldon has been inactive for four straight games and this week against the Dolphins figures to be the same story. He has no business on fantasy rosters at this point. Devin Singletary is the team's primary rusher with Frank Gore as the firm No. 2 back.

From RotoBaller

J.D. McKissic Nov 14 11:10am ET

Detroit Lions running back J.D. McKissic could be in for a very large workload in Week 11 with Ty Johnson (concussion) likely sitting out. McKissic has proven to be a useful PPR option over the last two weeks and will be going up against a Dallas Cowboys squad that isn't shy about giving up fantasy points to running backs. McKissic could have a very solid day if he ends up turning into backup quarterback Jeff Driskel's safety net, which is very possible. Paul Perkins will be there to vulture some touches, but McKissic should be the focal point of the Lions backfield in this matchup. McKissic will slot in as a high-end flex option in this one.

From RotoBaller

Marvin Jones Nov 14 11:00am ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones did not seem to be affected much in Week 10 without his starting quarterback. The veteran wide receiver actually looked to have very good chemistry at times with backup quarterback Jeff Driskel. Jones has a tougher task on hand in Week 11 with the Dallas Cowboys coming to town, but he could prove to be a useful PPR option in this matchup if Driskel decides to lean on him. The Lions backfield is in shambles, making it likely that they focus on the passing game even with a backup under center. Jones will slot in as a WR3 in this one.

From RotoBaller

Devin Singletary Nov 14 11:00am ET

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary was a bit of a disappointment in Week 10 against the Browns. He gained just 50 total yards on 11 touches in the game after totalling 140 yards on 23 touches in Week 9. Expect this week's outing to be more like Week 9 than Week 10. The Bills face the Dolphins in Week 11 and the game plan for the Bills figures to feature a good amount of running. Singletary has heavily outperformed Frank Gore in recent weeks and should see around 20 touches in this game, giving him a solid opportunity to gain over 100 yards with a score. Start him as a high-end RB2 this week.

From RotoBaller

Kenny Golladay Nov 14 10:50am ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay has a tough task ahead of him in Week 11. The Lions will take on the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, and it's very likely that starting quarterback Matthew Stafford (back, hip) will be on the sidelines. Without Stafford at the helm, Golladay will likely be in for a rough day. Backup quarterback Jeff Driskel did do his best in Week 10 to try and get the ball into Golladay's hands, but his inaccuracy coupled with the fact that the Cowboys have given up the second-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers so far this season will make it a very tough go for Golladay on Sunday. Golladay will slot in as a boom-or-bust WR2 for this matchup.

From RotoBaller

Josh Allen Nov 14 10:50am ET

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has a favorable matchup against the Dolphins in Week 11. He is a high-end QB2 and is a viable option as a low-end QB1, especially in leagues of 12 teams or more. In his first game against the Dolphins about a month ago, Allen was turnover-free and threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns while adding 32 rushing yards. Expect a similar result this time around. Allen has multiple touchdowns in five straight games and threw for a season-high 266 passing yards last week against the Browns.

From RotoBaller

Colin Kaepernick Nov 14 2:53am ET

The Denver Broncos will have a scout in attendance for free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick's (49ers) workout on Saturday, Nov. 13, according to general manager John Elway.

From TheHuddle

Tyler Lockett Nov 14 2:43am ET

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (shin) returned to Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 13, after spending the previous two nights in the hospital, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Lockett is expected to be ready to play when the team returns from its bye on Sunday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Spin: Seattle's bye came at the right time for Lockett, who gets 13 days to recover from his shin contusion. There's unlikely to be more news on his injury this week but do keep an eye on things next week just to ensure everything is proceeding as planned.

From TheHuddle

Austin Hooper Nov 14 2:33am ET

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) is considered 'week to week' by the team, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, who added that head coach Dan Quinn denied an earlier report that Hooper will be sidelined for a month.

Fantasy Spin: Hooper is obviously one of the top fantasy tight ends this season, so the fewer games he misses the better. At this point all we're sure of is that Hooper won't play Sunday against the Panthers so make alternate plans, but don't cut Hooper unless you have no other option.

From TheHuddle