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Starts and Sits Week 11 NFL

Here we go again! I hope you are 10-0 and just reading this for fun, not you? Unfortunately, this isn’t me either. Week 11 Starts and Sits will focus on the less obvious players, players that are causing you to question yourself and your lineup. Unintentionally, I have created a very strange DFS double stack and a bring back with my starts this week. Can you see it?. It makes me feel a little unsettled. However, trust the process! 

As always, we are here for you. Week 11 Starts and Sits, Let’s Go!

Byes: Broncos and Rams

Starts and Sits Week 11 Quarterbacks

My top-ranked Quarterbacks for Week 11 are:

  1. Allen vs IND
  2. Mahomes vs DAL
  3. Jackson @ CHI
  4. Brady vs NYG
  5. Prescott @ KC

Start QB 1- Joe Burrow @ LV

Burrow has scored 20 fantasy points in 4 of his last 5 games and the Raiders are allowing an average of 19.16 to the QB position. In recent games, the Raiders have given up 20 plus points to quarterbacks. Start Burrow in week 11, his floor is high and this could be a shootout. 

Start QB 2- Tua Tagovailoa @ NYJ

Tua should get it done in week 11, he faces a Jets side that has allowed opposing quarterbacks to score at least 20 points in their last 5 games. It’s easy to run on the Jets too so their average points against the QB position are slightly warped, start Tua with confidence and expect him to be a low-end QB 1.

Sit QB 1- Matt Ryan vs NE

Ryan was the ultimate stud to dud in weeks 9 and 10, so what do we do in week 11? Quite simply, sit him! Why? Because he has scored under 10 fantasy points in 2 of his last three games and was pulled last week against the Cowboys late in the second quarter when he only had 1.68 fantasy points. He faces a tough matchup here. However, the Patriots are only allowing 15 fantasy points to opposing QB’s and have only given up 5 passing touchdowns on the year.

Sit QB 2- Kirk Cousins vs GB 

Cousins has been inconsistent so far and he faces a Packers defense that is looking dominant. I read that the Packers have only allowed 25 fantasy points combined to Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes and Kyler Murray. Sit Cousins in this NFC North rivalry match.

Starts and Sits Week 11 Running Backs

My top-ranked Running Backs for Week 11 are:

  1. McCaffrey vs WAS
  2. Cook vs GB
  3. Taylor @ BUF
  4. Harris @ LAC
  5. Elliott @ KC

Start RB 1- A.J Dillon @ MIN

A.J “Quadzilla” Dillon will see Aaron Jones like touches here as Jones is missing time due to a knee injury. The Vikings are allowing 22 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Therefore, that will do us for Dillon. Because of this, he will finish as a top 12 back this week.

Start RB 2- Michael Carter vs MIA

The Dolphins are allowing 20.35 fantasy points to running backs and have allowed over 50 catches to opposing Running Backs. As a result, Carter has had 25 receptions and is scoring an average of 18 points in his last 5 games. Carter will be an RB2 with RB1 upside.

Start RB 3- Myles Gaskin @ NYJ

Having set Tua as one of my starting QB’s this week, I guess it’s a little controversial to have Gaskin as a starting RB option. Especially since he is blowing hot and cold in alternative weeks. He should bounce back against the Jets who can not stop the run and are ranked as the worst team against fantasy running backs.

Sit RB 1- Devontae Booker @ TB

With Barkley expected back in Monday night football this week, Booker’s usage will probably see a huge drop-off. The Bucs have a top 8 run defense on the year. Therefore, it seems that the chapter in this Booker story is coming to an end.

Sit RB 2- Devonta Freeman @ CHI

The Bears run defense is giving up 20 fantasy points to running back groups this year and have allowed 6 touchdowns on the ground. Latavius Murray could be back in the mix in week 11. However, I feel Freeman is a must sit in week 11.

Sit RB 3- Adrian Peterson vs HOU

The Peterson experiment seems to be over and the Titans have chosen to go with a backfield committee. However, this includes D’onta Foreman, who is showing signs of being back to his old self. The matchup is good. However, for Peterson, the usage is not. Sit him and you will not regret it.

Start and Sits Week 11 Wide Receivers

My top-ranked Wide Receivers for Week 11 are:

  1. Adams vs @ MIN
  2. Hill vs DAL
  3. Diggs vs IND
  4. A.J Brown vs HOU
  5. Lamb @ KC

Start WR 1- Brandin Cooks @ TEN

Cooks is set up to produce here in week 11. He is the 8th most targeted player this year and is the main read for the Texans. Also, the Titans have allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers. They are averaging 1.4 touchdowns, 25 targets and 38 fantasy points per game. 

Start WR 2- D.J Moore vs WAS

I have been fading Moore in recent weeks. However, with the return of Cam Newton, and a good matchup this week, I feel it’s time to put him in and see what happens. I have him scoring between 16 and 19 fantasy points this week. Also, his 28.2% target share should see him reach WR2 value here.

Start WR 3- Jaylen Waddle @ Jets

Waddle should bounce back in week 11 against the Jets who have allowed an average of 43.8 points and 472.5 yards of offence over the past 4 games. I have him down for 18 fantasy points based on PPR scoring.

Sit WR 1- Marvin Jones vs SF 

I have to play Marvin Jones in week 11 due to injury and bye’s. However, these views are contextual. Therefore, if you can, sit Jones here. He hasn’t had over 10 fantasy points since returning from the Jags bye in week 7 and he faces a tough matchup here.

Sit WR 2- Allen Robinson vs BAL

It’s sad to say but in week 9, before the bye in week 10, Robinson registered his best fantasy week of the season with 10.80 fantasy points in PPR scoring. This shows just how poor his season has been to date. Therefore, sit him here and let’s see what happens moving forward. 

Sit WR 3 – Tyler Boyd @ LV

Boyd has had 1 relevant game since week 4. Also, he has fallen in the depth chart behind second-year Higgins and the rookie sensation Chase. In addition, he faces the Raiders who boast the 6th best record against fantasy wide receivers on the year.

Start and Sits Week 11 Tight Ends

My top-ranked Tight Ends for Week 11 are:

  1. Kelce vs DAL
  2. Kittle @ JAX
  3. Waller vs CIN
  4. Andrews @ CHI
  5. Gesicki @ NYJ

Start TE 1- Hunter Henry @ ATL

Let’s get back to the well and ask for some more Henry touchdowns. Because, the matchup is solid. Also, the Falcons are allowing nearly 1 TD per game to the TE position and Henry is a touchdown magnet at the moment. Therefore, I expect this to continue in week 11.

Start TE 2- Dalton Schultz @ KC

The Chiefs have woken up finally and week 11 should be a shootout. Also, with the betting line being 56.5 point, and with Dallas having their full receiver set back in action, the Chiefs will struggle to cover everybody. Also, the Chiefs are the 6th worst against the TE position so I fancy Schultz for a touchdown here.

Sit TE 1- Zach Ertz @ SEA

The return of Murray could benefit Ertz. However, as of right now, he is not getting the receptions that you would like to see. Because, this was always a worry for him when he headed to Arizona. The matchup isn’t great either. Sit him in week 11.

Sit TE 2- Dan Arnold vs SF

If you picked Arnold up you are over the moon with the production thus far, I feel that starting Arnold in week 11 could leave you with an empty feeling. Because, the 49ers have been a top 10 defense against the TE position. Therefore, whilst Arnold may see some targets and snag a few receptions, I don’t see top 12 value this week.

– Colin (@ukfantasyballer)

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