- Scott Engel, ESPN Fantasy Games
Here are 10 key fantasy observations from Sunday's games, with analysis of the important trends and an eye toward next week and beyond.
The return of Cadillac: We had seen Carnell Williams return in Week 8 from a foot injury, but we didn't see the "Cadillac" until Week 11. The rookie sensation from the first weeks of this NFL season is back, and just in time for the most important games on the fantasy calendar. Williams finally flashed his better form Sunday, averaging 6.1 yards per carry en route to 116 rushing yards. Williams scored on a 9-yard run, his first rushing TD since the second week of the year. Williams displayed much of the same confidence, cutback ability and toughness that made him an early-season sensation. Williams faces the formidable Bears defense next week, but you have to consider him as a starting option over many other RBs now that he looks to be in good health again.
Droughns becoming a must-start: It's taken some time for him to do it, but Reuben Droughns is clearly proving he was no simple product of the Denver Broncos' offensive system. Droughns posted mediocre fantasy numbers earlier in the year, but now he is clearly rolling and has become a very productive focal point of the Cleveland offense. Droughns has soared past the 100-yard mark in two of his past three games and three of his past five. He has scored in two consecutive games after not finding the end zone during the first eight games of the season. Droughns takes on the Vikings next week, who have been very vulnerable to the run all year long, and he should be firmly entrenched as your No. 2 fantasy RB or flex player for the rest of the season.
A complete, fantasy-style look back at Week 11.