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

Jason Schandl
Arizona Cardinals v Cincinnati Bengals
Arizona Cardinals v Cincinnati Bengals / Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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Bye weeks are starting to die down, and that means that we're going to start facing more decisions around who to play in fantasy football every week.

All of these options make it especially important that you stay on the ball with the top fantasy football plays in Week 11.

NFL Fantasy Week 11 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

If you need some help with your Week 11 lineup, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, Week 11 Quarterbacks

Start Derek Carr (Oak vs CIN): Averaging just shy of 18 fantasy points per game over the last four contests, Derek Carr is really starting to find his form this season. His 8.5 adjusted yards per pass attempt are on pace to crush his previous career-high mark (7.5), and he should have no trouble continuing to roll this week against the Cincinnati Bengals, who rank dead-last in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings.

Sit Kyler Murray (ARI at SF): On the other end of things, the San Francisco 49ers rank first against the pass. Kyler Murray did find some fantasy success against the Niners in Week 9, but it's tough to bet on a repeat performance against a defense that's allowing the second-fewest fantasy points per game (9.1) to opposing QBs in 2019. Murray does not crack the top-12 QBs in our Week 11 fantasy football rankings.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 11 Running Backs

Start Brian Hill (ATL at CAR): You may have some doubts about a guy who was the Atlanta Falcons' No. 3 RB just a few weeks ago, especially after Ty Johnson proved to be a dud when he was a hot waiver target. You can feel really good about playing Hill this week though. He has almost no competition for volume, having out-touched Kenjon Barner 21-to-1 when Devonta Freeman went down last week. Hill also gets a plus matchup here, as the Carolina Panthers rank 32nd in run defense DVOA.

Sit David Johnson (ARI at SF): David Johnson looked like he was nowhere near 100 percent healthy when he returned to action in Week 10, and at this point it looks as if he's just as likely to land on the IR than he is to return to an every-week fantasy starter. Kenyan Drake has looked great for the Cards, and the risk of a limited workload while playing hurt makes Johnson tough to trust against one of the league's best defenses.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 11 Wide Receivers

Start Robert Woods (LAR vs CHI): Robert Woods has averaged just 3.5 receptions per game over the last four contests, and his Week 11 matchup isn't a good one. He's still a threat for elite volume though, especially with Brandin Cooks ruled out again, as he showed with 11 targets in Week 10. He's been a bit of a boom-or-bust play this season, but his 7.9 targets and 5.0 receptions per game keep him relevant every week.

Sit Alshon Jeffery (PHI vs NE): Second only to the 49ers in pass defense DVOA, the New England Patriots allow the league's fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts by a pretty wide margin. Alshon Jeffery has only seen double-digit targets once this season, and he hasn't caught more than four passes in a game since Week 6. Bringing middling volume into a nightmare matchup makes him a pretty easy sit for Week 11.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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.

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