Fantasy Football Week 11 Love 'Em Leave 'Em


Week 11 is going to be exciting. It's got something for everybody. The Los Angeles Rams head to Minnesota in a battle of division leaders. The 8-1 Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys in the next chapter of Wentz vs. Prescott. The Patriots also do battle with the Oakland Raiders in Mexico! Just in case you enjoy watching bad quarterbacks, clear your schedule at 1:00 EST for a match-up with Blaine Gabbert and Tom Savage. Let's get into some fantasy starts and sits.

QUARTERBACKS

Love 'Em: Alex Smith @ NYG - Alex Smith has been the surprise of the season, currently scoring the 4th most fantasy points per game. Many expected him to slow down after scoring 38 fantasy points Week 1, but he's kept going. This week, the Chiefs travel to New Jersey to face the worst passing defense in the league, the New York Giants. If CJ Beathard can put up 28 fantasy points against them, imagine what Smith will do!

Honorable mention: Jay Cutler vs. TB

Leave 'Em: Dak Prescott vs. PHI - Tyron Smith is the X-factor in this decision. If he does end up suiting up, Prescott is a QB1. But, they play on Sunday Night Football so you're screwed if he misses. Last week, with Smith out, the Cowboys allowed 8 sacks and Prescott fumbled. That was against the Atlanta Falcons. The Philadelphia Eagles have an even better defensive line. Prescott cannot be trusted without his offensive line.

Honorable mention: Case Keenum vs. LAR


RUNNING BACKS

Love 'Em: Rex Burkhead vs. OAK (Mexico) - As I'd mentioned on my Twitter, the Raiders have allowed a total of 18 receptions to RB's over the past 2 games. Burkhead has had over 12 fantasy points in 60% of the games he was active this year. Rex played 51% of the snaps against Denver last week and that percentage has increased for three straight weeks. Burkhead is a top-20 option in PPR.

Honorable mention: Tevin Coleman @ SEA, Doug Martin @ MIA

Leave 'Em: Leonard Fournette vs. CLE - If you took away his 75 yard rush in the first 30 seconds, Leonard Fournette has 88 rushing yards in Jacksonville's last 4 games. He struggled last week, not even rushing for 2.0 YPC and being abandoned by Jacksonville in favor of Blake Bortles. He talked during the week about hating the cold, which makes sense considering he's in Florida and came from an SEC school. It's expected to be 39 degrees and rainy tomorrow in Cleveland. Add onto that Fournette missing practice towards the end of the week with an ankle injury and you've got an extremely risky player.

Honorable mention: Adrian Peterson @ HOU, Lamar Miller vs. ARI


WIDE RECEIVERS

Love 'Em: Alshon Jeffery @ DAL - Alshon Jeffery had been heating up prior to the bye, totaling 40 PPR fantasy points in 2 games and going over 60 receiving yards in 3 of his last 4 games. The Cowboys have been less than impressive against opposing wide receivers, allowing the 6th most FPPG. Watch out for Alshon this week.

Honorable mention: Larry Fitzgerald @ HOU, Jarvis Landry vs. TB

Leave 'Em: Jordy Nelson vs. BAL - Poor Jordy Nelson. Since Aaron Rodgers went down, Jordy Nelson is WR90. Ouch. There's obvious chemistry between Rodgers and Nelson, and obvious disconnection between Brett Hundley and Nelson. I dropped him after last week, yet he is still starting on a number of teams. Baltimore is also very good against WR's. PLEASE do not start Nelson.

Honorable mention: Demaryius Thomas vs. CIN, Corey Coleman vs. JAC


TIGHT ENDS

Love 'Em: Travis Kelce @ NYG - This may seem obvious, but it needs to be said. Not only is Kelce the unquestioned TE1 this week, he's also extremely high up in my FLEX rankings. Kelce is an elite tight end and the Giants have allowed touchdowns to tight ends IN 10 STRAIGHT GAMES. Enough said.

Honorable mention: Marcedes Lewis @ CLE

Leave 'Em: Ben Watson  @ GB - Prior to the bye, Ben Watson had put together a nice little streak of either 5 receptions or a touchdown in all but 2 games this season. Most likely, this will all change against Green Bay, who are allowing the least fantasy points to opposing tight ends of any defense. The Flacco/Hundley game won't exactly be high-scoring, and the weapons on both teams will suffer as a result.
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice Week 11