Start Em Sit Em Week 11

Start Em Sit Em Week 11 NFL

Start Em Sit Em Week 11 2015 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 11 NFL Fantasy Football players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy owners should start Atlanta Falcon players at home vs the Colts and their subpar defense- ) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours-  Good Luck this week!

Bye Week 11- CLEV- NO- NYG- PITT


Quarterbacks Start Em Week 11

ATL Matt Ryan (vs IND) – The Colts rank near the bottom for passing defense and giving up receiving yards. The Falcons are rested from coming off their bye week and are at home in a very nice match up

DET Matt Stafford (vs OAK)–  The Lions should have some confidence after having beaten Green Bay Week 10, in Green Bay, for the first time since 1991. The Raiders are 30th vs the pass so Stafford should go off

SEA Russell Wilson ( vs SF )- Another team playing at home vs one of the worst passing defenses in the NFL. Wilson hasn’t done much for fantasy football owners this season….perhaps he makes up for it in Week 11

Deep league Option: JACK B Bortles (vs TENN )– Although the Titan’s defense is one of the better teams vs the pass, Bortles has proven to be match up proof by passing for at least 2 TDs in every game since Week 4

Start Em Sit Em Week 11 No Brainers- T Brady vs BUFF…..P Rivers vs KC


Running Backs Start Em Week 11

PHIL DeMarco Murray ( vs TB)- RB Ryan Mathews (concussion) was not spotted on the practice field Tuesday, and he might not be cleared to play this week. If that is the case, Murray’s carries and goal line opportunities should go way up

CAR Jonathon Stewart ( vs WASH )– Washington is far better defending the pass, than they are defending the run. This is a great week for the Panthers to give RB Stewart 20+ carries

DAL Darren McFadden (vs MIA)- QB Tony Romo is due back this week, and he will likely be a bit rusty, so handing off to RB McFadden a ton, makes a ton of sense especially against a bad Miami run defense

NYJ Chris Ivory (at HOU)- The Jets face another team that is is far better defending the pass, than they are defending the run. QB R Fitzptrick had surgery on his hand but coach Todd Bowles is optimistic he’ll start against the Texans. Even if he starts, the Jets probably won’t ask him to pass a lot

Sleeper- Darren Sproles (vs TB)- The Eagles have mixed in RB Murray and RB Ryan Matthews all season. If RB Ryan Matthews (concussion) sits out Week 11, Sproles role should increase significantly

Start Em Sit Em Week 11 No Brainers- Charcandrick West at SD…..M Lynch vs SF…….AP vs GB


Wide Receivers Start Em Week 11

SD Steve Johnson ( vs KC )- The Chiefs pass defense looked good Week 10 but that is because they were playing against an injured Peyton Manning. The Chiefs pass defense won’t look good vs QB P Rivers

NE Danny Amendola ( vs BUFF)- The Pats lost WR J Edleman ( broken foot) for at least the rest of the regular season, but WR Amendola is very quite capable of handling the top spot

GB Davante Adams (at MINN)- Adams was targeted a whopping 21 times in Week 10 by QB Aaron Rodgers. This week the Packers play the #1 team in their division….the Vikings. It’s a critical game for the Packers to win, so expect 30-40 passes by QB Rodgers in this one

TENN Harry Douglas– Injuries to WRs K Wight and J Hunter has thrusted WR Douglas into the #1 WR spot in TENN. The Titans face the Jaquar’s #23 worst pass defense

Sleeper- ATL Leonard Hankerson (vs IND)- Before going out with an injury Week 6, Hankerson was a favorite target for QB Matt Ryan. In the first 4 games of the season, Hankerson had 17 receptions for 241 yards and 2 TDs

Sleeper- DET Golden Tate (vs OAK)-This match up vs the bad pass defense of Oakland is perfect for QB Stafford and WR Golden Tate to build on the success they had in Week 11 beating Green Bay


Tight Ends Start Em Week 11

WASH Jordan Reed (vs CAR)- 24 targets from Q K Cousins in the past 3 games along with 5 TDs. 39 yard sand 2 TDs Week 10 vs NO

ATL J Tamme (vs IND)- 43 targets/ 30 receptions and 1 TD from QB Matt Ryan since Week 5- The Colts are the 9th worst team at defending the tight end position

DAL J Witten ( at MIA)- Before QB Tony Romo was injured in Week 2, Witten had 17 targets/ 116 yards and 2 TDs. After QB Tony Romo was injured in Week 2……..329 yards and 0 TDs

Sleeper- IND C Fleener- A new quarterback’s best friend is a tight end that he can look for when he’s pressured- When QB M Hasselbeck took over in Week 4, Fleener had 9 receptions for 83 yards and 1 TD

Sleeper- DET Eric Ebron (vs OAK)- The Raiders have had trouble covering TEs all season, and have given up the most TDs to opposing TES…..10

Start Em Sit Em Week 11 No Brainer- G Olsen (vs WASH)

What teams are good/bad defending opposing TEs? Here’s a great link w/ informative stats- LINK


Defense Start Em Week 11

ARI (vs CINN )- The Houston Texans completely shut down the Bengal offense in Week 10, holding them to only 2 field goals, I expect the Cardinals to do the same

MINN (vs GB)– If a bad Lion’s defense and keep the Packers in check in Lambeau, a better Viking’s defense ought to be able to in Minnesota

 Sleeper BALT (vs STL) The Rams HC J Fisher is not happy with QB Nick Foles, so he announced thatQB Case Keenum was the new starter. The Ravens won’t make it easy on him


Quarterbacks Sit Em Week 11

BUFF Tyrod Taylor (at NE )- HC Bill Belichick and the Pats are great at shutting down the star players on opposing teams. Since Buffalo hasn’t many star players, this shouldn’t be close

TB J Winston ( at PHIL)- This is going to be a tough for the rookie quarterback, going to Philadelphia and playing against the 10th best defense in the NFL

TENN M Mariota (at JACK)– The Jaguars do not have a great defense, but the Titans have lost WRs K Wright and WR J Hunter. Mariota’s just doesn’t have a lot of passing options

Start Em Sit Em Week 11 No Brainers- Sit Case Keenum ( vs BALT)….HOU B Hoyer/TJ Yates vs NYJ….SF B Gabbert at SEA


Running Backs Sit Em Week 11

HOU Alfred Blue (at NYJ)– RB Blue is barely averaging 3 yards a carry this season, and has only 1 TD run. It doesn’t get easier in Week 11 vs the Jets

WASH M Jones/ A Morris (at CAR)-  These guys looked good Week 10 vs the Saints, but the Panthers defense doesn’t stink the #32 ranked Saint’s defense does ( i.e. DEF coordinator Rob Ryan fired)

JACJ TJ Yeldon( vs TENN)–  The Titan’s run defense isn’t impressive, but RB Yeldon impresses me even less

CINN Jeremy Hill ( at ARI)- Hill hasn’t had a rushing TD since Week 4, and faces the 4th best NFL team defending the run in the Arizona Cardinals

Start Em Sit Em Week 11 No Brainer- Sit Shaun Draughn ( at SEA).

Wide Receivers Sit Em Week 11

BALT Kamar Aiken (vs STL)–  Aiken had a nice match up in Week 10 at home vs the Jaguars and only had 73 yards on 14 targets. ST L will make it even less in Week 11

ALL SF WRs (at SEA)- QB Blaine Gabbert is starting, in Seattle, against the Seahawks who are #2 vs the pass

WASH P Garcon/ DeSean Jackson ( vs CAR)- This will likely be a defensive battle and a very low scoring game

BUFF Sammy Watkins (at NE )- The Pats will take Buffalo’s #1 play maker out of this game


Tight Ends Sit Em Week 11

CINN T Eifert ( at ARI)- Not the best week to start the star tight end. Houston shut him down Week 10, and Arizona is the 4th best NFL team defending the TE position

DEN Owen Daniels ( at CHI )- 1st…..I don’t even know if new QB Brock Osweiler has any chemistry with TE Daniels and 2nd….the Bears are 3rd best at stopping opposing tight ends

MIA Jordan Cameron ( vs DAL)- Only 21 receptions this entire season. ( Think he wishes that he was back in CLEV?) …The Cowboys are 8th best best at defending the TE position


Defense Sit Em Week 11

MIA Defense ( vs DAL)- QB Tony Romo should energize this Cowboy offense and the Dolphins will struggle to slow them down

BUFF Defense ( at NE )– The Patriots and QB Tom Brady, despite lossing some key offensive players, are playing at too high a level for Buffalo right now

IND Defense ( at ATL )– The Falcon’s are fresh off a bye week, and fired up playing at home vs the Colts