Week 11 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Saints vs Eagles

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles Week 11 matchup, including DeVonta Smith, Adam Trautman and Boston Scott.
Fantasy football picks for the New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles Week 11 matchup, including DeVonta Smith, Adam Trautman and Boston Scott. / Jamie Schwaberow/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Eagles will attempt to earn their first home victory of the season when they host the New Orleans Saints in Week 11 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Eagles slated as narrow 1.5-point favorites in a game that is expected to be close up until the final whistle.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 11 NFC clash.

Adam Trautman Fantasy

Start Adam Trautman, TE, New Orleans Saints: The Saints' passing attack is looking better as of late and that bodes well for starting tight end Adam Trautman. The second-year pro has seen at least six targets in each of his last three games and is becoming the go-to checkdown option for quarterback Trevor Siemian. He draws a perfect matchup in Week 11 facing an Eagles defense that is giving up the most PPR fantasy points to opposing TEs and has allowed a league-high 8 touchdowns to the position. Trautman has underrated value this week and should be picked up off the waiver wire.

DeVonta Smith Fantasy

Start DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: It was only a matter of time before DeVonta Smith started torching defense with his crisp route-running abilities and elite speed. The rookie wideout has balled out over the last two weeks, hauling in 9 of his 12 targets for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns. He has a chance to keep his momentum going against a Saints defense that is allowing the fourth-most PPR fantasy points to opposing WRs. Smith is averaging 14.4 yards per reception and has proven to be quarterback Jalen Hurts' favorite target in the passing game. Start him with confidence on Sunday.

Deonte Harris Fantasy

Sit Deonte Harris, WR, New Orleans Saints: Although the Saints are starting to improve from an offensive standpoint, that doesn't mean Deonte Harris is worth a start in fantasy football. Yes, Harris racked up a season-high 87 yards in Week 10. However, he still posted a snap rate of under 40% and was out-targeted by fellow wideout Tre'Quan Smith. It's worth pointing out that Philadelphia has been shutting down opposing WRs all year. In fact, they are giving up the fourth-fewest PPR fantasy points to the position, which includes only 7 touchdowns. Harris has enough upside to warrant a bench spot, but that is all for right now.

Boston Scott Fantasy

Sit Boston Scott, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: The possibility of a Miles Sanders return on Sunday shakes up this Philadelphia backfield quite a bit. It's likely he would take snaps away from Boston Scott rather than Jordan Howard. Scott has been out-gained by Howard on the ground in each of the last two games and has seen 7 less red zone touches than him during that span. This is not the matchup for the 26-year-old to break out, either. The Saints have posted the best rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL and are allowing a league-best 72.9 rushing yards per game. There's not enough upside here to start Scott in Week 11.

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