Week 11 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Steelers vs Jaguars
By Max Staley
The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in what's shaping up to be the most lopsided matchup of Week 11. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds list the Steelers as 10-point favorites, making this the heaviest spread of the week.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 11 Steelers-Jaguars showdown.
Who Should I Start Fantasy Football
Start Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Diontae Johnson has only started and finished six full games this season. But he's finished as a top-six WR in PPR formats in three of those six contests. He finally appears to be fully healthy right now and is turning 9.8 targets into 5.5 catches for 69.8 receiving yards per game with 3 TDs over his last four outings. There's no reason to think he'll slow down against the league's second-worst pass defense by Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics.
Start James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguars' un-drafted rookie running back James Robinson has been a revelation this season. Believe it or not, he's currently fantasy's RB3 in PPR formats, only trailing elite options like Dalvin Cook and Alvin Kamara. Even facing arguably the league's best defense, Robinson has just been too good to bench.
Sit Eric Ebron, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: Honestly, this matchup is pretty much as good as it gets for Pittsburgh. But we have to designate one Steeler as a "sit," so we'll go with Eric Ebron here. Ebron has yet to put up more than 52 receiving yards in any game this season, and he's just fourth on the team in total targets. He's little more than a TD-dependent option at this point, and in a game that Pittsburgh should win without breaking a sweat, he's probably not going to see much volume come Sunday.
Sit Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Keelan Cole was averaging 5.7 targets per game with Gardner Minshew at the helm, but that has fallen to 4.5 per game across Jake Luton's two starts. He has managed to keep his fantasy value afloat by scoring 2 total TDs in that time, but touchdowns are flukey, particularly at wide receiver. He's just not seeing much volume right now and he's unlikely to maintain his impressive efficiency against a defense as stout as Pittsburgh's.
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