Week 11 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Ravens vs Bears
By Larry Rupp
The Chicago Bears will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Ravens slated as 6-point road favorites in a game that is sure to have fantasy football implications.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 11 showdown.
Rashod Bateman Fantasy
Start Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Rookie wideout Rashod Bateman is starting to carve out a legitimate role on this Ravens' offense. The former Minnesota standout has racked up at least 6 targets in each of his first four NFL games and has posted at least 80 receiving yards twice. It seems like only a matter of time before quarterback Lamar Jackson starts looking his way in the red zone, too. The Bears rank in the middle of the pack against the pass this season and are allowing the fifth-most PPR fantasy points to opposing WRs. Bateman has sneaky FLEX upside this week.
Cole Kmet Fantasy
Start Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears: It's easy to overlook tight end Cole Kmet given the struggles of the Bears' offense this season. The second-year pro has played well over the last month and is coming off a Week 9 performance in which he posted a season-high 87 yards on 6 receptions (8 targets). He remains a viable streaming tight end in fantasy football and draws a favorable matchup in Week 11. The Ravens have yet to figure out how to stop opposing TEs and are allowing the third-most PPR fantasy points to the position overall. This offense is slowly improving and that makes Kmet a player to watch out for on Sunday.
Devonta Freeman Fantasy
Sit Devonta Freeman, RB, Baltimore Ravens: It hasn't been a disappointing effort from veteran Devonta Freeman over the last two weeks, but it hasn't been great, either. The eighth-year pro has rushed for 114 yards on 23 carries during that span and scored 1 touchdown as well. He simply isn't being treated as a workhorse, though. Freeman has played in 58% of the offensive snaps in each of his last two games and now will likely lose some touches with the expected return of Latavius Murray. Keep in mind that the Bears are giving up the 10th-fewest PPR fantasy points to opposing RBs. This is not the week to move Freeman into a starting slot.
Allen Robinson Fantasy
Sit Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears: It may be surprising to hear that wide receiver Allen Robinson put together his best PPR fantasy performance of the season in Week 9 by posting 68 receiving yards on 4 receptions. However, that is how bad his season has been so far. Robinson has scored just 1 touchdown on the year and is beginning to take a backseat to Darnell Mooney in the passing attack. The Ravens give up a lot of yards through the air, but they have been reliable at defending WRs. Baltimore has allowed just 7 touchdowns to the position all season. Robinson should be kept on the bench until he proves to be worthy of a start.
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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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.