A Texans vs. Cardinals matchup that featured third-stringer Blaine Gabbert and Tom Savage at quarterback was not a game that Fantasy Football Players were looking at as one that might produce surprise statistical performances. The list below shows that fantasy stars in a given Week can come from anywhere.

In order to make this list, players had to be owned in less than 25 percent of ESPN fantasy football leagues entering their game. One quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, and a tight end are chosen each week who meet this criteria.

To see the Week 10 team, click here.


Blaine Gabbert, Cardinals

Week 11 stats: 257 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 13 rushing yards

With Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton down with injuries, Gabbert received game action for the first time all season on Sunday. While he dropped to 9-32 in his career as a starter, it was also the first time he ever threw three touchdowns passes in a game.

Running backs

D’Onta Foreman, Texas

Week 11 stats: 65 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 3 receptions, 15 receiving yards

Unfortunately for Foreman, Sunday was likely his last game of the year as it is feared that he has a torn Achilles. The rookie scored the first two touchdowns of his career, ran for a season-high 65 yards, and doubled his reception total from three to six.

Devontae Booker, Broncos

Week 11 stats: 44 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 54 receiving yards

Booker entered Week 11 with just 107 rushing yards in six games but easily saw his most action on the year. His 14 carries were six more than he saw in any other game this season, and he took advantage with a season-high 44 rushing yards.

His five catches were also a season-high.

Wide receivers

Ryan Grant, Redskins

Week 11 stats: 3 receptions, 59 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

Grant recorded exactly three catches for the fifth time in six games, but his touchdown on Sunday is the only one he has recorded during that time. His 59 yards are his most since he had 61 in Week 1.

Corey Coleman, Browns

Week 11 stats: 6 receptions, 80 receiving yards

Coleman was activated from the IR to take part in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 2016 first round pick hadn’t appeared in a game since Week 2 due to a broken hand. His five catches are tied for the most he’s had in his 14 career games, and his 80 yards are the second-most he’s ever had.

Tight end

Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals

Week 11 stats: 3 receptions, 54 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns

For the second straight week, a Cardinals tight end makes the list. Seals-Jones, an undrafted rookie, entered Sunday without a catch to his name. Blaine Gabbert found him twice for scores in a game that no fantasy football player could have predicted.