Week 11 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Packers vs Colts

Aaron Rodgers fantasy outlook makes him a candidate to consider benching in Week 11.
Aaron Rodgers fantasy outlook makes him a candidate to consider benching in Week 11. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

One of the better matchups of Week 11 is the Green Bay Packers visiting the Indianapolis Colts. The two teams only have five losses between them this season, and both are on track to enter the 2020 playoffs as Super Bowl contenders. The Colts are currently getting the edge at home, with a 1.5-point spread in their favor on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Both teams provide many fantasy football starters as well, and with this being a unique matchup, we'll discuss the top start 'em and sit 'em candidates for Packers-Colts this weekend.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts: While wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. also has a decent fantasy outlook in this one, the Colt that you need to start is Jonathan Taylor. It has not been the rookie campaign that most expected from the Wisconsin star, especially with Marlon Mack going down in Week 1, but this could be Taylor's best matchup all season. The Packers rank 31st against the running back position, getting gouged on the ground by players like Dalvin Cook (twice), Alvin Kamara and Ronald Jones. Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins may also play well in this game, as Indy will likely use all three backs early and often, but if Taylor was going to get his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season in any week, this is a good spot to do it.

Start Marquez Vales-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers: The Colts have the No. 1 total defense in the NFL, which makes this a rough fantasy outlook for the entire Packers offense, but one bright spot might be Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Davante Adams has missed two straight practices, and while he is still anticipated to play, he may not be 100 percent. Allen Lazard is active, but also not at full strength, and less likely to even take the field than Adams. If Indy stifles this rushing attack, Aaron Rodgers will have to throw the ball somewhere, and MVS has had the best chemistry with the Packers QB of late, with 200-plus receiving yards and three touchdowns over his last two games.

Sit T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: If you are still waiting for the moment T.Y. Hilton breaks out in 2020, this probably isn't going to be it. Indy probably won't throw the ball too much if they don't have to on Sunday, and even if they do, Hilton has done nothing to prove that he's the guy that will get the targets. Despite a 70.2 percent snap share, the Colts WR1 only claims a target share of 16.4 percent (8.9 percent in the red zone). All of this amounts to a lowly 6.9 fantasy points per game. Top-rated corner Jaire Alexander may follow T.Y. for a good portion of the game as well, which only hurts his chances of gaining Philip Rivers' attention.

Sit Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Packers: If you have the depth or the ability to do so, this might be a week where you sit Aaron Rodgers. Quarterback streaming options are generally available in most leagues, and when they aren't, it usually means that most teams roster at least two quarterbacks. The Colts defense is no joke. They rank third against the run and second against the pass. They don't blitz the quarterback as often as most top defenses, which Rodgers can sometimes exploit, but they do cover extremely well and force turnovers (ranked second against the quarterback position). Rodgers has really only had one bad game all season, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so play him if you have no one else. If you have another option though, this may be a real challenge for the future Hall of Fame QB.

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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.