Week 11 Sleepers Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles
Week 11 Byes: Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets and San Diego.
Particularly in the larger 12-14 team fantasy football leagues, these four teams on a “Bye Week” may have your options to Start and Sit limited heading into Week 11. You also may be dealing with some fantasy football injury or suspensions concerns in your line ups (such as NE TE Rob Gronkowski, HOU WR Will Fuller or CHI WR Alshon Jeffery). Regardless of the league, the waiver wire has likely been picked over. Fantasy sleepers are NFL players who may exceed their statistical expectations, and may be available and options for your fantasy football team roster this week.
Each week Utter-Fantasy tries to find the sleepers which may be available for you, leading up to the NFL Week 11 regular season game. Here are a few player suggestions that may still be available in your fantasy football league.
Week 11 Sleepers Fantasy Football
QB Week 11 Sleepers Fantasy Football
CLEV QB Cody Kessler ( vs PITT )- HC Hue Jackson said Cody Kessler “is the quarterback” and the Steller’s secondary is actually pretty bad this season.
BUFF QB Tyrod Taylor ( at CINN )- QB Taylor doesn’t make a lot of mistakes and the Bengals are 20th vs the pass, 20th vs the run.
BALT QB Joe Flacco ( at DAL)- The Cowboys are 25th worst team vs the pass.
Deep League Desperate Consideration: KC QB Alex Smith ( vs JACK )-
RB Week 11 Sleepers Fantasy Football
DET RB Theo Riddick ( vs JACK )- RB Riddick is back from injuries, and due for a big load vs a weak Jacksonville defense.
OAK RB Jalen Richard ( vs HOU)- Rested from a Week 10 Bye, Richard had 8 carries for 62 yards and caught 2/3 passes for 10 yards in Oakland’s Week 9 win over Denver.
JACK RB C Ivory ( at DET )- Tough to trust any Jacksonville running back, but the Lions are the worst defense in the NFL.
BALT RB Kenneth Dixon ( at DAL)- RB Dixon will get more carries this week against the Cowboys following his strong performance Week 10.
WR Week 11 Sleepers Fantasy Football
OAK WR WR Seth Roberts ( vs HOU )- Averaging 5+ targets per game and has 4 TDds on the season so far. WR A Cooper is less than 100%.
CHI WR Eddie Royal ( ay NYG)- Although Royal (toe) was limited in Thursday’s practice, he will suit up for Week 11. With WR A Jeffery on suspension, Royal will get targets.
KC WR Tyreek Hill ( vs TB )- WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) has been ruled out for Week 11. Expect Tyreek Hill to see the biggest bump in playing time in three-receiver sets alongside Albert Wilson and Chris Conley.
JACK WR Marqise Lee (at KC )- 14 targets over the past 2 games.
NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( vs CHI )- Getting more involved in the Giant’s offense every week.
MINN WR Adam Thielen ( vs ARI)- ESPN’s Britt McHenry was told by a Vikings coach that WR Adam Thielen will be “targeted a lot” Week 11 against the Cardinals. Tough match up.
TE Week 11 Sleepers Fantasy Football
PITT TE Jesse James ( at CLEV )- The Browns have allowed 9 receiving TDs to opposing tight ends…most in the NFL.
SF TE Vance McDonald ( vs NE )- One of the few decent weapons on the SF offense. TE McDonald caught 4/6 targets for 50 yards in the 49ers’ Week 10 loss to the Cardinals..
BALT TE Dennis Pitta ( at DAL)- The Cowboys are the 8th worst team defending opposing tight ends, and the ravens will likely be trailing for most of this game.
Week 11 Fantasy Football DEF Sleepers
PITT ( at CLEV )- Any defense vs the Browns.
OAK ( vs HOU)- The Raiders are the 5th worst defense in the NFL, but this is great match up at home.