Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Chiefs vs Raiders

Derek Carr's past success against the Chiefs makes him a great start in Week 11.
Derek Carr's past success against the Chiefs makes him a great start in Week 11. / David Eulitt/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs (8-1) look to avenge their only loss of the season when they go on the road to take on the Las Vegas Raiders (6-3). The defending Super Bowl champions are 7.5-point favorites in this pivotal AFC West matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 11 Chiefs-Raiders showdown.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fantasy

Start Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: While Clyde Edwards-Helaire may not be having the dominant season many fantasy football managers were hoping for, but his consistent production has allowed him to remain a borderline RB1. There has only been one game where Edwards-Helaire hasn't either scored a touchdown or posted at least 70 total yards. In fact, his 4.65 yards per carry rank third among all running backs with at least 100 carries on the season. He draws a decent matchup in Week 11 as the Raiders have given up 9 rushing touchdowns so far this season (T-No. 25 in the NFL). Insert Edwards-Helaire into your starting lineup this week and don't think twice about it.

Derek Carr Fantasy

Start Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders: This game is expected to be an offensive shootout as its 56.5 over/under total is the highest on the slate this week. This benefits Derek Carr as he will attempt to keep up with the high-flying Chiefs offense. Carr has now thrown multiple touchdown passes in six of his nine games this season and had a season-high 347 passing yards the last time these two teams met back in Week 5. He'll look to repeat that kind of performance in this matchup and should expect a large amount of pass attempts. This does look like a tough matchup on paper, but you can feel comfortable streaming Carr as your starting quarterback this week given his past success playing the Chiefs.

Le'Veon Bell Fantasy

Sit Le'Veon Bell, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Many people expected Bell to have a significant role within this offense when he was signed a few weeks ago, but he has simply been nothing more than Edwards-Helaire's backup. Bell has only played in an average of 30% of the offensive snaps and has seen just 20 total touches over the past three games. The Chiefs have been struggling to get any kind of running game going recently and have relied on quarterback Patrick Mahomes to lead the offense. The Chiefs will likely turn to their starting running back to lead the ground game in this important divisional game, which means Bell should not be started until he begins seeing more work.

Henry Ruggs Fantasy

Sit Henry Ruggs III, WR, Las Vegas Raiders: Henry Ruggs III had his best game of the season against the Chiefs in Week 5 (2 receptions, 118 yards, 1 touchdown) and that may cause fantasy football managers to give him a chance this week. However, that isn't the best choice as Ruggs still hasn't proven to be a reliable wide receiver just yet. Ruggs hasn't surpassed 55 receiving yards or scored a touchdown in any game this season besides that one. The Chiefs will be focused on splitting the season series against the Raiders and that involves keeping Ruggs in check. Look for him to draw extra attention deep down the field this time around. He isn't worth the risk that comes along with starting him this week.

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