Starts of the Week: Week 11



The age o'l question, "Whom shall I Start? & Whom shall I Sit?" Start Patrick Mahomes? Seems too obvious, so you won't see that here. Instead here are some of the most-pressing questions this week. And, if you can't find a player you are looking for, please check out the latest rankings right here.

Quarterbacks


Start of the Week:

Joe Burrow (CIN) He’s coming off a shocker against the Browns followed by a bye week, but it feels about time for a Bengals rebound game. Burrow has been very efficient this season in the style of 2019-20 Ryan Tannehill, and his stats are similar. He’s not a top-end starter, but it’s totally fine to roll him out every week.


Stream of the Week:

Ryan Tannehill (TEN) The Titans play the Texans. Need I say more? Maybe I should because the Titans have maintained their run-heavy approach despite the Derrick Henry injury. Tannehill has been a solid fantasy option of late though, with at least two touchdowns in each of his last four games and a great matchup on the books, this should be a solid week to start him.



Running Backs


Start of the Week:

AJ Dillon (GB) I’ve been shouting as loudly as possible since the start of the season that you should pick up the Packers’ backup. With Aaron Jones likely out for a couple of weeks, Dillon now becomes a must-start as the Packers’ lead back. Patrick Taylor is the desperation backup.


Co-start of the Week:

Myles Gaskin (MIA) He’s been poor for a couple of weeks, but with the Dolphins giving Myles Gaskin nearly all of the early-down work, he’s a must-start, especially this week against the awful Jets’ run defense.


Fade of the Week:

Devin Singletary, Zack Moss & Matt Breida (BUF) It was risky starting Zack Moss when he was the main man, and he had limited competition for goal-line work and early down work. While he maintains most of the valuable goal-line work, this could become a three-man committee after Matt Breida‘s impressive Week 10 cameo. With the Colts up this week, none of these guys is a viable option against their brutal run defense. Sit them all and watch out for a drop in value for Moss and Singletary.



Wide Receivers


Start of the Week:

Jaylen Waddle (MIA) He’s been a bit inconsistent, but with Tua Tagovailoa returning, it’s reasonable to suggest Waddle should get good volume and have more chances of converting that into fantasy-relevant performances. With DeVante Parker and Will Fuller still weeks away and the Jets up this week, you can confidently lock Waddle in from now on.


Stream of the Week:

Corey Davis (NYJ) He’s back, and he’s the WR1 in NYC again. Start Davis this week in a great matchup against the Dolphins.


Fade of the Week:

Terry McLaurin (WAS) I’m finding it very hard to justify starting Scary Terry this week. McLaurin has only reached double-digit half-PPR points three times this season, and this week he gets the strong Panthers defense. I’d sit him if I have other viable options.



Tight Ends


Start of the Week:

Dalton Schultz (DAL) Keep starting Dalton Schultz. He’s had a few down weeks recently, but he’s still running more routes than most at the position. He’s just not been getting the targets of late. This week he gets a good Chiefs matchup and should bounce back.


Fade of the Week:

Zach Ertz (ARI) I don’t like this situation at all. Kyler Murray is injured and may not start, there’s a pile of receiving options and a great running back available, and the offense is struggling to really fire at the moment. It’s hard to see Ertz being a guy you can rely on this week.



Week 11 Stashes

'Pick up & bench, if you have an available roster spot'


Tre'Quan Smith (WR - NO) It’s been subtle, but Smith seems to be emerging as the main target in New Orleans. He’s worth stashing just in case this turns into a sizeable role.


Justin Fields (QB - CHI) If you have Patrick Mahomes or Kyler Murray, you’re going to need a QB for next week. My favorite low-end streamer is Fields, though if anyone like Russell Wilson or Tua Tagovailoa is available, they’re a preferable choice. Ideally, of course, you just wait until next week to pick them up.


Backup Running Backs

Welcome back to my own private Told-You-So section. If you’re not rostering backup running backs, are you even trying? This week it was AJ Dillon who became an immediate starter, while Mark Ingram, Rhamondre Stevenson, D’Ernest Johnson, Darrel Williams, and James Conner all showed the importance of rostering backups last week. Here’s my updated list of guys who may not be rostered: Tony Pollard, Alexander Mattison, Jamaal Williams, Mark Ingram, Sony Michel, Devontae Booker, Chuba Hubbard, Khalil Herbert, Jeff Wilson, Carlos Hyde, Nyheim Hines, Ronald Jones, and Samaje Perine.


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Players to Sell High On


Antonio Gibson (RB - WAS) Gibson was very much back this week, but you can’t expect the youngster to get 26 touches and two touchdowns every week. Now is the time to sell high.


Hunter Henry (TE - NE) He’s been touchdown-or-bust all season. He’s just scored a lot of touchdowns. Coming off a two-score game and with Jonnu Smith likely to return, see if you can get a better option like Mike Gesicki in return.