Week 11 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cowboys vs Chiefs

Adam Taylor McKillop
Fantasy football picks for Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs Week 11 matchup, including Dak Prescott, Darrel Williams and Tony Pollard.
Fantasy football picks for Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs Week 11 matchup, including Dak Prescott, Darrel Williams and Tony Pollard. / Tom Pennington/GettyImages

Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season brings an exciting clash between two powerhouse teams when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are currently 2.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 11 showdown.

Dak Prescott Fantasy

Start Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys: The Kansas City Chiefs defense has been bad this season, there's no other way to put it. Kansas City ranks bottom-six in both Football Outsiders' pass and rush defense DVOA metrics. The defense seems to be turning things around slowly, but still allowed 422 passing yards to the Las Vegas Raiders last week. Dak Prescott should be able to feast. Instead of trying to pick out which of his playmakers will go off this week, play it safe and go with the QB. Prescott is QB9 this season, but has been operating as QB3 over the past two weeks of the season. Fresh off a 296-yard and 2-TD performance in Week 10, Prescott keeps his groove in Week 11.

Darrel Williams Fantasy

Start Darrel Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: The Kansas City Chiefs recently announced that Clyde Edwards-Helaire is close to a return, but that may not come until after their bye next week. Even if CEH does return, it's hard to imagine Andy Reid ignores what Darrel Williams has done in his absence. Williams is RB4 in PPR leagues since Week 6, tearing things up with at least 3 receptions in every week and an average of 48.8 rushing yards per game. Williams should feast against a Dallas defense that ranks just 18th in Football Outsiders' rush-defense DVOA metric.

Tony Pollard Fantasy

Sit Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Tony Pollard enjoyed a RB17 performance in Week 10, but racked up most of his points in garbage time. Fantasy managers should trust Ezekiel Elliott as the top running back in this offense, especially because of his work in the red zone. Pollard is always a threat thanks to his pass catching, but Elliott has seen 25 red zone rushing attempts compared to Pollard's 11. Kansas City allows the 11th-fewest PPR points to opposing running backs, so don't get cute thinking Pollard will turn in another starting-RB effort.

Kansas City Chiefs D/ST Fantasy

Sit Kansas City Chiefs D/ST: Kansas City is allowing just 12.6 points per game to its opponents over the past three weeks, but that trend is in trouble in Week 11. Dallas touts the best offense in the NFL and scores a league-leading 31.6 points per game. They rank top-4 in both rushing and passing offense and have numerous playmakers with an ability to find the end zone. Even with Kansas City's recent defensive success, the unit only managed to rank as D/ST12 in that span and gave up 400 passing yards to Derek Carr and the Raiders. Dak Prescott and the Cowboys will send this Kansas City defense back to reality in Week 11.

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