Week 11 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Titans vs Ravens

Larry Rupp
The Titan's weak pass defense makes Marquise Brown a great start in Week 11.
The Titan's weak pass defense makes Marquise Brown a great start in Week 11. / Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

A battle between two AFC playoff contenders takes place in Week 11 as the Tennessee Titans (6-3) go on the road to take on the Baltimore Ravens (6-3). While this game will have a lot of playoff implications, it is also chock-full of great fantasy football players. The Ravens head into this one as 6-point favorites, 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 Titans-Ravens showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start AJ Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans: Other than starting running back Derrick Henry, there is not another Titan comes off as a must-start player this week. However, AJ Brown is probably the next best option given his knack for reaching the endzone. Brown has scored 6 touchdowns in the last six games he has played and has also surpassed 100 receiving yards twice this season. While the Ravens defense has been great at defending opposing wide receivers this season, it seems like quarterback Ryan Tannehill will keep trying to get Brown the ball one way or another. Brown is averaging 6.8 yards after the catch this season, which means he could still have a productive day as long as he remains Tannehill's go-to option.

Start Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Marquise Brown has not had the breakout season many people were expecting so far, but that could all change this week. Brown has had some nightmare matchups recently, but the Titans have not been able to stop opposing wide receivers all season. Tennessee has given up 163 receptions (No. 31 in the NFL) for 1,826 yards (No. 30 in the NFL) and 10 touchdowns (T-No. 18 in the NFL) to opposing wide receivers. This has the looks of game where the Ravens will focus on the passing attack, which would only benefit Brown. Brown is averaging 6.2 targets per game and could be in for a big day using his speed to exploit this subpar pass defense.

Sit Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: While Brown has proven to be starter worthy, the risk that comes with starting Corey Davis this week is just not worth it. Davis has become a consistent option in the passing game catching 3 touchdowns in his seven games played this season and surpassing 100 receiving yards twice. He draws a horrible matchup in Week 11 as the Ravens have given up just 1,287 yards (No. 4 in the NFL) and 4 touchdowns (T-No. 1 in the NFL) to opposing wide receivers all season. This is likely Davis' toughest matchup of the season, which means he should be benched across fantasy football leagues this week.

Sit All Ravens Running Backs: While this matchup looks good on paper, no one knows how the Ravens will use their running backs moving forward. Last week, all three running backs played at least 23% of the offensive snaps and split the carries almost evenly. Gus Edwards led the backfield with 7 carries, while Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins each saw 5. The Titans are giving up 120.7 rushing yards per game this season (No. 18 in the NFL), but none of these players have shown any reason to start them. The inconsistency and lack of production makes this a backfield to avoid in fantasy football unless something changes.

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