Whew. What a whirlwind of football stretched across a few wild days. Let's look back, shall we?
Thursday - started off with a pretty lackluster morning tilt, albeit it was for first place in the NFC North. The Vikings looked off, and there was nothing but field goals from the second quarter on. Kyle Rudolph and Adam Thielen were nice PPR plays for the Vikes, and Anquan Boldin was the star for the Lions' offense. On a down note, Lion TE Eric Ebron had no catches and was only targeted once.
The afternoon matchup featured much more meat, with Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed putting up stellar numbers in the loss to the Cowboys. The rookie duo of Zeke and Dak both outperformed their projections, putting up over 20 points each in PPR formats.
And in the nightcap, the undermanned Colts hung around for a bit before the super-stud trio of Bell, Brown and Big Ben shut the door.
Sunday Morning - The Falcons continue to soar, beating up on another bird-team, the Cardinals. More on the NFC South in a sec. In this bird-game, the Cards' David Johnson broke the 100-yard mark in receiving, and maintains his status as the #1 non-QB scorer in fantasy. Stud. And they may not be studs, but if you're looking for Week 13 help at QB and WR, look at Matt Barkley and Marquess Wilson from the Bears. A nice matchup against the Niners loom, and they have nothing to play for.
Sunday Afternoon - The Panthers almost pulled out a big win in Oakland, but the now 9-2 Raiders hit the gas pedal and zipped past the Luke Kuechly-less cats. One must wonder if he plays another snap in 2016. And in what appears to be a coming-of-age story, the young Bucs allowed just 5 points to the Seahawks in their home victory. Mike Evans made the whining Richard Sherman look like... well, a whining scrub.
Sunday Night - In what amounts to probably the game o' the week, the Chiefs outlasted the Broncos at Mile High. The game started slowly, with both defenses imposing their respective will against fairly vanilla offensive schemes. But as each offense touched-and-felt its way through the game, things opened up a bit. Trevor Siemian exposed an overly-aggressive secondary, with Emmanuel Sanders being the main beneficiary; and Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce had big games for the Chiefs.