Start and SIt for Week 11


With Thanksgiving around the corner and the bye gauntlet still rolling along, tough decisions need to be made to bring home that win so we can inch closer to hoisting up that title at the end of the season. This week, Leo Grandio (@smooth1074) and Matt Miles (@DirtyAirFC) list some options to start or sit for Week 11. Remember that you are starting your fantasy studs if they are healthy. We will focus on giving fantasy managers an edge on who to ride with or on who should ride the pine for the week. Without further ado here are some options to Start and Sit for Week 11:

 

Quarterback Starters

Brock Purdy, QB 49ers

We all saw what happened when Brock Purdy had all of his weapons at his disposal last week. Purdy returned to fantasy prominence as he threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns. For an encore performance, Purdy will face the Buccaneers this week who have allowed the second-most passing yards and the eight-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Fire up Purdy at home as he should provide QB1 numbers this week for fantasy managers. - Leo Grandio

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Jordan Love, QB Packers

I've had Jordan Love a few times in this space, sometimes as a hot, sometimes as a miss.  We've had a nice sample size of defensive play against quarterbacks, and no defense gives up more fantasy points to quarterbacks than the San Diego Chargers, who are this week's matchup for Green Bay. The Chargers just made Jared Goff look like Joe Montana with a 23/33 for 333 yards and two touchdowns. A career day is Love's ceiling, and we're here for it. - Matt Miles

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Quarterback Sitters

Josh Allen, QB Bills

I know that you will start your studs no matter what but this week Josh Allen may be in for a tough outing. Allen has been having some turnover issues this year as he continues to do it all for the Bills. The veteran quarterback already has 14 turnovers this season and he will go up against the New York Jets who always seem to give him trouble. Earlier this season the Jets held him to 14.04 fantasy points. All I will say is that you have been warned and good luck. - Leo Grandio

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Kyler Murray, QB Cardinals

It's rough in the quarterback streets, and after a solid return last week, it's hard to say you'll sit Kyler Murray, but there's some reason to pause this week's game against the Texans. Houston, despite their 12th-best matchup for quarterbacks, held the Bengals to 27 points and they will be up for the challenge. Murray still has some rust, and Houston's high-flying offense could put Arizona behind quickly. - Matt Miles

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Running Back Starters

Tony Pollard, RB Cowboys

Oh Tony, Tony, Tony, what have you done for us lately? Tony Pollard has scored under 10 fantasy points for fantasy managers in three straight games, so I understand why you want to kick your RB1 to the curb but let us give him one more chance. This week Pollard will tangle with the Panthers’ run defense who are allowing the second-most fantasy points to running backs this season. If Pollard can’t get it done this week it may be time to press the panic button. - Leo Grandio

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Brian Robinson, RB Commanders

You can throw win-loss records out the window when there's an NFC East matchup. You could argue that some of the deepest rivalries come out of this division, and the Commanders facing the New York Giants will be no exception. Brian Robinson last week caught six passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. Only Rachaad White has also had six catches of 20+ yards this season. Expect the reeling Giants to have trouble keeping Robinson in check this week. - Matt Miles

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Running Back Sitters

Isiah Pacheco, RB Chiefs

Although Isiah Pacheco is the RB1 for one of the best offenses in the league, like Pollard he has been disappointing fantasy managers as of late. Over his last two games, Pacheco has failed to reach seven fantasy points and has not scored a touchdown since Week 5. Now on Monday Night Football, he will get to run into the Philadelphia Eagles' run defense who allow the fewest fantasy points to running backs this year. Therefore, sit Pacheco if you can and search elsewhere for another option. _ Leo Grandio

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Chuba Hubbard, RB Panthers

Being the RB1 of an NFL team does not guarantee any fantasy success. Chuba Hubbard is living proof. Since taking the role from an injured Miles Sanders, Hubbard's PPR fantasy point totals have been 11, 10, and 11. Hubbard faces a Dallas Defense this week that gives up the sixth-fewest fantasy points to running backs, which includes games against Saquan Barkley, and D'Andre Swift.  - Matt Miles

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Wide Receiver Starters

Terry McLaurin, WR Commanders

Quarterback Sam Howell has been slinging it as if it was nobody's business lately. With Howell's recent aerial assault most of the Commanders’ receivers have been producing good numbers for fantasy managers. Of the bunch, the one receiver you can trust most is Terry McLaurin. He continues to be the most targeted wide receiver for the Commanders and the last time he faced the Giants in Week 7, he brought in six of his nine targets for 90 yards. I expect more of the same in Week 11, so get Mclaurin in your lineups. - Leo Grandio

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Romeo Doubs, WR Packers

For many of the same reasons I like Jordan Love, it's the same reasons I like Romeo Doubs this week. The Chargers are abysmal against the pass.  Doubs has cemented a role with Love as a go-to option, and a plus matchup against a team giving up the 6th most fantasy points to wide receivers is a no-brainer. - Matt Miles

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Wide Receivers Sitters

Adam Thielen, WR Panthers

Adam Thielen is the most targeted Panthers receiver without a doubt, but unfortunately, he will play the Cowboys this week. Dallas's pass defense has locked down wide receivers this season as they are allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to the position. Coupled with the fact that Thielen has not surpassed 50 yards in the last two contests makes me consider him a sit for Week 11. - Leo Grandio

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Jakobi Meyers, WR Raiders

If you grabbed Jakobi Meyers late, you were loving his top-5 WR1 production while Jimmy Garoppolo was at the helm in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, with a rotation of mud at quarterback, Meyers has become the forgotten man running wind sprints. I just can't trust Meyers until either Jimmy G returns or some sort of miracle happens at quarterback for the Raiders. - Matt Miles

 

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Tight End Starters

Cole Kmet, TE Bears

Initially, I was going to put Trey McBride here this week but I think everyone knows he’s an automatic start for the rest of the season with Kyler Murray back. So let’s go with Cole Kmet. Although Kmet has been without his quarterback for the last month, he has still produced with Tyson Bagent behind center. Now with the news that Justin Fields is returning for Week 11, it’s time to keep Kmet in those starting lineups. This week Kmet will play the Lions who allow the eighth-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. -Leo Grandio

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Dalton Schultz, TE Texans

The Houston Texans put the league on notice when they beat the Bengals last week, despite being down some key wide receivers with Tank Dell and Nico Collins out.  Collins should be back this week, but Dell looks to be sidelined again, paving the way for more targets for Dalton Schultz. Arizona has surprisingly been efficient against tight ends, but in a pass-first offense that's missing pieces, Schultz is a solid start this week. - Matt Miles

 

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Tight End Sitters

Pat Freiermuth, TE Steelers

I know, I know many fantasy managers have patiently been waiting for Pat Freiermuth to return from Injured Reserve (IR). Whether you have been stashing him on IR or just picked him up off waivers this week, you may want to sit him this week. Not only you should wait and see how much work he will get in his return to the lineup but he will also be facing a stingy Browns defense that is allowing the fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season. 

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Tight end is a very tough position this week, so I will add to Leo's stance of waiting on Pat Friermuth this week. The Browns are an elite defense and should be started every week. The Browns' fewest fantasy points allowed to tight ends also include two games with Mark Andrews. - Matt Miles
 

Defense Starters

Miami Dolphins Defense

Now that the Miami Dolphins Defense has had a chance and got healthy over their bye last week, they now look forward to making their playoff push. The Dolphins' defense gets the Raiders coming to town with rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell under center. Look for the Dolphins' defense to bring the pass rush and cause the rookie to make turnovers.

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Cleveland Browns Defense

The Cleveland Browns are an elite unit in the NFL. They've had their bye week and are settling into grinding games out the rest of the season after losing Deshaun Watson and Nick Chubb.  With the rest of their division also facing key injuries, and the Steelers having a lack of elite offensive players, look for the Dawg Pound to carry you to title town! - Matt Miles

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Defense Sitters

Philadelphia Eagles Defense

I know above I mentioned that the Philadelphia Eagles Defense will lock down Isiah Pacheco on Monday Night Football, but unfortunately, the Eagles’ pass defense is suspect as hell. They are allowing the second-most passing yards to quarterbacks this season and they get the great Patrick Mahomes firing up some passes against them. If you must start them I understand but if you can maybe look for another option.

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Kansas City Defense

In what has the makings to be a high-scoring affair, The Kansas City Chiefs Defense is a no-go for me.  Jalen Hurts and D'Andre Swift will be able to run. A.J. Brown will be able to catch. Vegas has the scoring line at 54.5.  

 

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