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

Devon Platana
Fantasy football picks for Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Week 10 matchup, including J.J. Dillon, Justin Jefferson and Mercedes Lewis.
Fantasy football picks for Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Week 10 matchup, including J.J. Dillon, Justin Jefferson and Mercedes Lewis. / John Fisher/GettyImages

It'll be a battle between a pair of NFC North rivals when the Green Bay Packers visit the Minnesota Vikings for an NFL Week 11 matchup. Green Bay is currently the 2.5-point favorite, 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.

A.J. Dillon Fantasy

Start A.J. Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers: A.J. Dillon has a major opportunity in front of him with Aaron Jones missing the next few weeks due to a sprained MCL. The former second-round pick finished as Week 10's RB3 in PPR following Jones injury, recording 128 total yards from scrimmage and a pair of rushing touchdowns. Now, Dillon goes up against a Vikings defense giving up an average of 22.5 fantasy points to RBs (11th). With Dillon taking on the majority of Jones' 17.0 opportunities per game (12.3 carries, 4.7 targets), this could be one of the biggest games of his career.

Justin Jefferson Fantasy

Start Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Justin Jefferson had his third 100-yard performance of the season Sunday, catching nine passes for 143 yards. While the Packers are a tough matchup for wideouts (23.8 PPG, 27th), it's hard to imagine sitting Jefferson in a major divisional matchup. He's tied for WR10 in PPR and could have another big performance if Kirk Cousins targets him as he did last week (11). At 4-5, the Vikings need a big win against the Packers and the best way to do that would be keeping Jefferson highly involved.

Mercedes Lewis Fantasy

Sit Mercedes Lewis, TE, Green Bay Packers: With Robert Tonyan sidelined for the season with an ACL tear, 37-year-old Mercedes Lewis has become Green Bay's No. 1 tight end. Unfortunately, that hasn't translated to fantasy results. Lewis has yet to find the end zone this season and hasn't been targeted more than three times in a game. Even though Minnesota's overall pass defense isn't great, they've held tight ends to just 6.5 fantasy PPG (30th). It might be tempting to stream Lewis if your tight end is on bye, however, there are surely better options out there.

Kirk Cousins Fantasy

Sit Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins has been making mistake-free passes as of late, going four games without throwing an interception while totalling 8 TDs in that stretch. On the other hand, he's fumbled the ball three times during that span. Meanwhile, Green Bay also gives up the eighth-fewest fantasy points to QBs and is averaging 1.7 takeaways per game — tied for fifth-best. It's hard to trust Cousins in this matchup.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.