Week 11 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Fantasy Football

Larry Rupp
Week 11 start 'em, sit 'em advice for fantasy football, including Myles Gaskin, Ryan Tannehill and DeVonta Smith.
Week 11 start 'em, sit 'em advice for fantasy football, including Myles Gaskin, Ryan Tannehill and DeVonta Smith. / Eric Espada/GettyImages

Whether you're off to a hot start to your fantasy football season or you're already looking at an uphill battle for a playoff spot, your season is probably still alive in Week 11. That makes every fantasy football start and sit decision crucial.

With that in mind, here are The Duel's Week 11 start 'em, sit 'em picks for fantasy football.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 11 Quarterbacks

Start Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (vs HOU): Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has stepped up to the plate over the Titans' six-game winning streak completing 69.1% of his pass attempts. He is also making up for his lack of passing touchdowns by using his feet. In fact, Tannehill has rushed for a touchdown in four of his last five games played. The Houston Texans are allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs as well as 11.6 yards per completion (No. 30 in NFL). This is a matchup Tennessee's veteran starter can exploit for a big game.

Sit Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team (@ CAR): This is not the matchup to stream Washington's Taylor Heinicke. Carolina has been a force on defense this season posting the second-best pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL. The Panthers are allowing just 173.7 yards through the air per game (No. 1 in NFL) and have a lot to play for in front of their home crowd. Keep in mind that Heinicke hasn't thrown for multiple touchdowns in a game since Week 4. Don't expect that to change on Sunday in a tough road test.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 11 Running Backs

Start Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins (@ NYJ): Running back Myles Gaskin is finally getting treated like a workhorse back after a slow start to the season. The Miami ball-carrier has seen at least 15 touches in each of his last four games and has a chance to explode on Sunday in a great matchup. The Jets are giving up the most PPR fantasy points to opposing RBs and are allowing 4.7 yards per rushing attempt on the year (T-No. 29 in NFL). With a spread set at just 3 points, Miami is going to want to get out ahead early and control the clock. That makes Gaskin a must-start player this week.

Sit Zack Moss, Buffalo Bills (vs IND): It has been a rough couple of weeks for running back Zack Moss. The second-year pro is averaging just 3.0 yards per carry over the last four games and is back to splitting snaps with Devin Singletary in the backfield. This does not line up to be a great bounce back game for him given the Colts have posted the second-best rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL. Indianapolis is also allowing the second-fewest PPR fantasy points to opposing RBs. Steer clear of any Buffalo RB for now.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 11 Wide Receivers

Start DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (vs NO): The breakout season that many fantasy managers were expecting of rookie DeVonta Smith may be happening after all. The former Alabama standout has been on fire over the last two weeks, hauling in 9 of his 12 targets for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns. He ranks as the WR1 in PPR scoring leagues over that span and has another opportunity to perform in Week 11. It's worth pointing out that the New Orleans Saints are giving up the fourth-most PPR fantasy points to opposing WRs this year.

Sit Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (vs BAL): Fantasy managers rostering Allen Robinson this season know that he has not been able to live up to the expectations set for him in the offseason. The Pro Bowl pass-catcher had his best fantasy showing of the year in Week 10, but still finished with under 11 points (4 receptions, 68 yards). Robinson's touchdown upside is nonexistent in this Chicago offense as he has seen just 2 red zone targets over the last seven weeks. There's no reason to believe Robinson can ball out in Week 11 against a Baltimore Ravens team that has allowed just 7 receiving touchdowns to opposing WRs.

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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.