It’s that time again. Here are your fantasy start and sits for Week 11.
NOTE: This is a list of players who are on the bubble when it comes to deserving a starting spot for the week. Obvious choices won’t be mentioned, and likewise - some under-the-radar guys, will. Advising you to start Tom Brady offers no value to you as a fantasy owner.
Must Start Players
Tyrod Taylor, BUF vs. Bengals
He's scored big in four weeks straight, earning no less than 18 points in those games. Taylor has a pretty good shot to succeed as the Bengals gave up three touchdown passes to New York and are giving up 20 points per game to the quarterback position.
Marcus Mariota, TEN vs. Colts
He's been on a tear and should remain in your lineups after putting up nearly 300 yards and four touchdown passes. He's had no less than two touchdown passes in six consecutive games and the Colts have struggled to stop opposing quarterbacks.
C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. Eagles
As good as the Eagles defense is, I still don't trust them in stopping the run, and especially to the outside. Prosise is the number one option as the Seahawks try and get Thomas Rawls back. The Seahawks have to run the ball because it's part of their identity and they will be fired up at home.
LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. 49ers
Blount has found the end zone 12 times this season including three times against a great Seattle defense last week. The 49ers have allowed an average of 28.5 points to running backs and they have allowed 15 rushing touchdowns. Expect Blount to barrel into the end zone a few times.
Jamison Crowder, WAS vs. Packers
He's quietly having himself a nice year in fantasy having scored 10+ points in the past four games. The Packers can be thrown on and Washington loves to throw. Green Bay is giving up 26.4 points per game and has surrendered 14 passing touchdowns.
Martellus Bennett, NE vs. 49ers
You're looking at the fourth-highest rated tight end performer in fantasy football this season and he's a start of the week by many pundits. The 49ers are a putrid team in every definition of the word putrid. Gronk is supposed to miss this game and Bennett will be "The Guy".
Zach Miller, CHI v.s. Giants
This is a tough game for the Bears but there is one area they can exploit the Giants. New York has given up 10+ points in each contest to tight ends. With Alshon Jeffery suspended, the production is going to have to come from somewhere and Miller is as good an option as anyone.
Miami Dolphins vs. Rams
The Rams have made a change at the quarterback position as Case Keenum was serving piping hot turnovers to every defensive back or linebacker in the league. Still, this is Jared Goff's first start against a decent defense that can pressure the quarterback. This is an easy start.
Take A Seat, Sucka
Joe Flacco, BAL vs. Cowboys
You might look at how Ben Roethlisberger had a good outing against the Cowboys last week but don't be fooled. In four games away, Flacco has thrown just two touchdown passes, six interceptions and has averaged 11.6 points per contest.
Carson Palmer, ARI vs. Vikings
Palmer has been a steady fantasy presence the past few years but I would put him on the bench on the road against the Vikings. Palmer is throwing more interceptions than touchdowns these days and the Vikings are allowing 12.5 points per game to quarterbacks.
Todd Gurley, LA v.s. Dolphins
Earth to Gurley? Where has he been as of late? You have to sit him again this week in a matchup with the Dolphins who have only allowed three rushing touchdowns this season. This is not the week that Gurley wakes up in the offense even though they've made a quarterback change.
Terrance West, BAL vs. Cowboys
West is now struggling to produce and is losing playing time to the rookie Kenneth Dixon. The Cowboys are a sneaky good run defense and have allowed the fourth-fewest rushing yards and an average of 14.6 points per game.
De'Andre Hopkins, HOU vs. Oakland Raiders
We know the Raiders will give up a ton of points and yards to the receiving position. Still, Hopkins has failed in every instance to take advantage of bad passing defenses. Until he steps up, it's a mistake to put him in your lineup no matter how he did for you last year. Osweiler has had a profound effect on his offense.
Jordan Matthews, PHI vs. Seahawks
Matthews was a start for us last week but he's riding the bench this week. The Eagles have one of the least-talented receiving depth charts in the league. I do not expect them to go into Century Link and have any type of success against their defense.
Cameron Brate, TB v.s. Chiefs
He had a big game last week in a blowout win but don't expect that to carry over this week. He's got a tough match with this Kansas City defense who have only given up one touchdown to tight ends all season. They've also allowed less than five points per game to tight ends.
Zach Ertz, PHI v.s. Seahawks
Ertz finally woke up and performed well for two weeks straight. Still, he's not going to replicate that success this week against Seattle at Century Link. They have only allowed one touchdown pass to tight ends and fewer than six points per game to the position.
Philadelphia Eagles v.s. Seahawks
The Eagles defense has not been as good as it started this season. They've given up some points and have been exposed by some offenses. I expect that to continue with the Seahawks power scheme coming in. Russell Wilson and his 'Hawks haven't been kind to defenses this season.
Must-Start Dallas Cowboy of the Week:
Dak Prescott - As good as this Ravens' defense looks on paper, think again. In every road contest against a quality quarterback, they have struggled. Dak is scoring 17+ points per game in the past eight starts, expect the Dak-Attack to continue to shine this week.
Must-Sit Dallas Cowboy of the Week:
Jason Witten - Witten has been turning back the clock but he's got a tough one this week to replicate success against the Ravens. Baltimore hasn't allowed a single score from a tight end and has been averaging an allowance of 3.3 points per game.
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