Former Hawkeye football players had a rather quiet Week 12 with three enjoying a bye week and three out with injury. One, however, did participate in the always fun festivities of Thanksgiving football last week.
Rookie guard James Daniels celebrated another division win with the Bears when they handled the last-place Lions, 23-16. Daniels had his "best game of the season," wrote Bears writer Bryan Perez. Pro Football Focus tabbed him the highest-rated player on offense for Chicago. It's good to see that, even with his success, he still believes so strongly in teamwork.
— Seamus Scanlan (@Lookswellstudio) November 22, 2018
Josh Jackson had a season-high eight tackles in Green Bay's loss to Minnesota. The cornerback had five solo and three combined tackles.
Josey Jewell also had a career game, racking up six tackles — four solo and two assisted.
Micah Hyde had three tackles (two solo), while Jaleel Johnson had a solo tackle for the Vikings.
Desmond King had a tackle and added two punt returns for 28 yards, bringing his season total to 212.
Though he's not in the NFL, Amani Hooker joined some pretty great company with three former Hawkeyes who are, in fact, in the NFL.
— CBS2 Iowa (@cbs2iowa) November 27, 2018
George Kittle currently owns the third-most receiving yards for NFL tight ends after picking up another 48 yards on six receptions last Sunday night. He also added a 10-yard rush, the first carry of his career.
People love Kittle in fantasy.
Behold the return of George Kittle.
Week 12 Tight End rankings.
— Yahoo Fantasy Sports (@YahooFantasy) November 24, 2018
Marshal Yanda really didn't want to be taken off the field when he needed to go through concussion protocol. He not only let the refs have it, but his athletic trainer as well.
Marshal Yanda to athletic trainer: DONT TOUCH ME!pic.twitter.com/dUiWNmCFA1
— LeadingNFL (@LeadingNFL) November 25, 2018
Bryan Bulaga gave Packers fans a scare when he was slow to get up after a play last Sunday night, though I — I mean they — have gotten used to his string of injuries.
Riley Reiff finally made his way into the top-five graded offensive players for the Vikings behind Adam Thielen (obviously), Kyle Rudolph and Stefon Diggs.
1. Adam Thielen - 87.0
2. Kyle Rudolph - 77.6
3. Stefon Diggs - 76.0
4. Riley Reiff - 73.0
5. Dalvin Cook - 69.7
— Sean Borman (@SeanBoarMan) November 26, 2018
- Christian Kirksey: DNP - IR
- Mike Daniels: DNP - Out
- Brandon Scherff: DNP - Out
LONG STORY SHORT
The Winners: Desmond King (Chargers, 8-3), James Daniels (Bears, 8-3), Adrian Clayborn, Cole Croston (Patriots, 8-3), Marshal Yanda (Ravens, 7-4), Jaleel Johnson, Riley Reiff (Vikings, 6-4-1), Josey Jewell, Casey Kreiter (Broncos, 5-6), Carl Davis, Christian Kirksey (Browns, 4-6-1), Micah Hyde, Ike Boettger (Bills, 4-7)
The Losers: Brandon Scherff (Redskins, 6-5), Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels, Josh Jackson (Packers, 4-6-1), Andrew Donnal (Lions, 4-7), C.J. Beathard, George Kittle (49ers, 2-9)
Bye Week: Austin Blythe (Rams, 10-1), Anthony Hitchens, Ben Niemann (Chiefs, 9-2),