In a rematch of an overtime Sunday night thriller from a few weeks ago, the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks meet again in primetime to kick off Week 11. The Cardinals are coming off of an incredible 32-30 victory last week against the Buffalo Bills.
Arizona second-year quarterback Kyler Murray threw a game-winning hail mary touchdown to All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins with only seconds left in the fourth quarter. Murray was 22-of-32 for 245 yards with an interception and that touchdown pass. He also had 61 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Hopkins was the game’s leading receiver with seven receptions (12 targets) for 127 yards.
As for the Seahawks, they are looking to snap their two-game losing streak after losing 23-16 to the Los Angeles Rams on the road. For the second consecutive week, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw two interceptions. However, in Week 10, Wilson didn’t throw a single touchdown. The Seahawks’ defense did a better job of not giving up any passing touchdowns against the Rams but still allowed quarterback Jared Goff to throw for 302 yards.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 19
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX, NFL Network, Amazon
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Kyler Murray, QB, $8,500
The last time these two teams played each other in Week 7, Murray put together a masterful performance for the Sunday night audience. He completed 70.8 percent of his passes for 360 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. The former Oklahoma Sooner signal-caller also had 67 rushing yards and a touchdown.
In regards to fantasy football for that week, it was one of his best performances of the season, scoring 37.1 points. Murray is a must-start every week, especially against this Seahawks’ defense, which is one of the worst in NFL history.
Kenyan Drake, RB $5,300
After missing the last few weeks because of an ankle injury, Kenyan Drake made his return to the Cardinals’ backfield against the Bills. Drake led both teams in rushing with 100 yards on 16 carries. He only had one blemish on his game report, which was a fumble early in the third quarter that gave the Bills great field position.
That being said, if you are a fantasy football manager, you were encouraged by Drake’s performance in Week 10. If he can continue to average 5-6 yards per carry, then it will go along way in making the Cardinals a complete team on offense. Drake should be a top-15 fantasy play against a Seahawks’ defense that allowed the Rams to score three rushing touchdowns last week.
Russell Wilson, QB, $7,400
As previously mentioned, Wilson struggled last week against the Rams, but it is not time to give up on him yet. If he had a consistent running game and better pass protection, then maybe the Week 10 outcome is different. But that is neither here nor there. Both fantasy football managers and the Seahawks have to turn the page and look forward to a better week.
The last time Wilson played the Cardinals, he torched them for 388 yards and three touchdowns. But unlike Murray, Wilson also had three interceptions, which has been an issue as of late. Nevertheless, he is a must-start QB1 this week against an Arizona defense, which is allowing 21.5 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season.
DK Metcalf, WR, $7,600
The last time DK Metcalf went up against the Cardinals’ defense, they held him to only two receptions (five targets) for 23 yards. Arizona was determined to not let Metcalf beat them over the top, which opened things for Tyler Lockett to have a big game.
However, after that lackluster performance in Week 7, Metcalf bounced back with back-to-back 100-yard performances and three touchdowns. If we go based off this trend, especially since he got held to two receptions (four targets) for 28 yards by the Rams in Week 10. Then the former Ole Miss star is due for a big performance in a must-win game to keep pace in the NFC West.