Week 11 featured a few games that went down to the wire, a couple of blowouts and everything in between. There were a few players who stood out and deserve to be highlighted.
Let’s get into some of the best performances from Week 11.
The 49ers started the season looking like a juggernaut, but a few losses halfway through the season had people questioning how good the Niners actually were - and if Brock Purdy was the quarterback of the future.
Purdy must have heard that doubt because he finished 21/25 for 333 yards and three touchdowns. The former Mr. Irrelevant also ran for 14 yards on four carries, so he did a little bit of everything in the win.
Purdy only completed a pass to four different receivers in the win, which sounds hard to believe. But when you have Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk, you don’t need much else!
It feels like we could highlight a player from the Houston Texans offense every week. C.J. Stroud has been fantastic in the last few weeks and threw for over 300 yards again in Week 11, but the star of the show was Tank Dell.
The Houston receiver finished with eight catches on 10 targets and totalled 149 receiving yards and a touchdown. He led the team in receptions and yards as he continues to be Stroud’s favorite target.
Dell’s elite mix of speed and great hands has made him a focal point in the Houston offense, and that won’t be changing any time soon.
For the next standout performer from Week 11, we’re sticking with the Texans, but going to the other side of the ball. On defense, Blake Cashman had a career day. He is a linebacker for the Texans and a leader of the Houston defense.
He finished with 19 total tackles, 13 solo tackles, one tackle for a loss, one pass deflected and one sack. It was the best game of Cashman’s five-year professional career and was by far the best defensive performance of any player in Week 11.
A frequent visitor on the standout performer list is Tyreek Hill. The Dolphins lead receiver has had a career season thus far and added to it after another impressive performance in Week 11.
Hill caught 10 of 11 passes thrown his way and finished with 146 receiving yards and a touchdown. He was a big part of Miami’s win over the Raiders, and although it was a closer game than expected, the Dolphins still pulled out the win 20-13.
As long as Hill stays healthy, he will remain Tua Tagovailoa’s favorite target, no matter where they are on the field.
Not many people would have expected Tommy DeVito to be a standout performer in Week 11, but the rookie dazzled in the Nation’s Capital. DeVito was 18/26 for 246 yards and tossed three touchdown passes en route to New York’s double digit win over the Washington Commanders.
The Giants closed as nine-point underdogs, and DeVito took that personally as he outdueled Sam Howell and gave New York its first win since October 22. With Daniel Jones out for the season, this is DeVito’s chance to shine.