Week 11 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Jets vs Chargers

By michael obermuller
Denzel Mims fantasy outlook makes him a positive flex option in Week 11.
Denzel Mims fantasy outlook makes him a positive flex option in Week 11. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

In Week 11, the New York Jets must travel out West in search of their first win of the season. They will play the 2-7 Los Angeles Chargers, who are currently getting 9.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook at home.

This AFC matchup doesn't hold much weight in the NFL playoff picture, but it does hold value for fantasy football. Here are the players you should start and sit, ahead of Jets-Chargers.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers: The rookie out of Oregon is currently averaging the sixth-most fantasy points per game for quarterbacks according to FantasyPros, ahead of players like Lamar Jackson, Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson. This Jets secondary is 27th ranked against the pass, and to make things worse they just lost highly rated nickel back Brian Poole for the remainder of the season. New York also cut starting cornerback Pierre Desir, in order to give younger players a chance. This secondary is ravaged by both injuries and inexperience, which makes for a promising start for Justin Herbert at home.

Start Denzel Mims, WR, New York Jets: Denzel Mims was a top prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he missed the first six games of the season due to injury. Since then, the Baylor product has had two games with seven or more targets (the outlier against a top-rated Kansas City Chiefs secondary), and 42-plus yards in every game. The Chargers secondary is ranked high against wide receivers, but that was mostly accrued before they traded away Desmond King. With Casey Hayward focused on Breshard Perriman and Chris Harris in the slot, Mims should get Michael Davis most of the game, Los Angeles' clear worst starting corner.

Sit Joshua Kelley, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: This backfield has been a rotation all season long, with Kalen Ballage as the latest back to perform in Week 10. Joshua Kelley has gotten worse as the season has gone on, and you should hold off on starting him just because he's one of the last running backs standing. First off, there's still a chance Austin Ekeler may play in this game, but even if he doesn't Kelley's production speaks for itself. The rookie has run at a 3.2 yards per carry clip this season, with only 34.8 yards per game. He also doesn't do much in the passing attack, with 15.7 yards per game as a receiver.

Sit Breshad Perriman, WR, New York Jets: Coming off his biggest game as a Jet, Breshad Perriman's fantasy value is now at its height in 2020. The New York WR1 looked great paired with ex-teammate Joe Flacco (who is starting again in Week 11), catching two touchdowns off five receptions and 101 yards. Don't be fooled by this performance against a New England Patriots secondary that was without Stephon Gilmore though. Perriman will now matchup against Casey Hayward, who is still one of the top cover corners in all of football. He is also dealing with a nagging shoulder injury.

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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.