Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, Picks And Busts

Some Notes:

• Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Jacoby Brissett missed Week 10. The status of both players for Week 11 remains up in the air.

• Wide receivers Tyler Lockett and Emmanuel Sanders left their game Nov. 11 with injuries. 

• Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson has a concussion. 

• Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks will miss Week 11.

• New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has an X-ray after this week’s game. 

• Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is dealing with an ankle injury.

• Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman could miss a week or two with an foot sprain.

• Thursday night game: Pittsburgh at Cleveland

• Monday night game: Kansas City at Los Angeles Chargers (in Mexico)

• The byes of the Week: Green Bay, New York Giants, Seattle, Tennessee

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Brian Hill, Deebo Samuel, Nick Foles, J.D. McKissic, Jacob Hollister, Demaryius Thomas, Darius Slayton 

Last Week’s Pickups: Ronald Jones Jr., DeVante Parker, Derrius Guice, Zach Pascal, Indianapolis defense (for Week 10), Kalen Ballage (just do not expect much), Myles Gaskin (speculative), Noah Fant

Two Weeks Ago: Jaylen Samuels, Danny Amendola, Mark Walton, Tra Carson, David Carr, Chris Conley, Jonnu Smith, Darren Fells, Dallas Goedert, Darius Slayton, Sam Darnold (look at his upcoming schedule)

Trade Bait: O.J. Howard, Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Mixon

You Can Drop: David Johnson if you’d like, Jared Goff if you must, Robby Anderson 

Studs Of The Week: Lamar Jackson, Daniel Jones, Derrick Henry, Dalvin Cook, Aaron Jones, Christian Kirk, Darius Slayton, Mark Andrews

Duds Of The Week: Darren Waller, A.J. Brown, Zach Pascal, Saquon Barkley, Matt Breida, Latavius Murray, Jared Goff, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees

Fantasy Football Point-Per-Game Leaders, Based On Half-PPR scoring)

After Week 10, I go from must starts to who has been the best so far. Those players are now your must starts when they are healthy and not on a bye.

Quarterback (Top 14): Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, Dak Prescott, Patrick Mahomes, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan, Kyler Murray, Jameis Winston, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, Tom Brady, Kirk Cousins, Carson Wentz 

Running Back (Top 24): Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Aaron Jones, Nick Chubb, Austin Ekeler, Derrick Henry, Ezekiel Elliott, Josh Jacobs, James Conner, Leonard Fournette, Alvin Kamara, Chris Carson, Saquon Barkley, Mark Ingram, Tevin Coleman, David Johnson, Phillip Lindsay, Le’Veon Bell, Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, Marlon Mack, Jordan Howard, Devin Singletary, Devonta Freeman

Wide Receiver (Top 24): Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, Tyreek Hill, Amari Cooper, Chris Godwin, Cooper Kupp, Kenny Golladay, Tyler Lockett, Julio Jones, DJ Chark, DeAndre Hopkins, Julian Edelman, T.Y. Hilton, Marvin Jones Jr., Christian Kirk, Courtland Sutton, Golden Tate, Michael Gallup, Keenan Allen, Davante Adams, Terry McLaurin, Marquise Brown, Allen Robinson, Adam Thielen, and … Stefon Diggs is 25th.

Tight End (Top 12): Austin Hooper, Hunter Henry, Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, George Kittle, Mark Andrews, Evan Engram, Zach Ertz, Darren Fells, Greg Olsen, Gerald Everett, Jason Witten. Will Dissly would have been eighth, and Jacob Hollister would be 11th but hasn’t played enough games.

Defenses (Top 13): Patriots, 49ers, Steelers, Rams, Panthers, Ravens, Titans, Jets, Bears, Cowboys, Vikings, Seahawks, Bills 

Sleepers Of The Week:
Quarterback: Kyle Allen
Running Back: Derrius Guice
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Deebo Samuel
Defense: New York Jets

Busts Of The Week:
Josh Allen
Running Back: Kenyan Drake/David Johnson
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Terry McLaurin
Defense: L.A. Chargers

Locks Of The Week:
2019 Record: 21-9

  1. Minnesota over Denver
  2. San Francisco over Arizona
  3. Oakland over Cincinnati

Picks With Points
2019 Record: 76-69

NFL Lines For Week 11
Picks are in bold.

At Cleveland-2.5Pittsburgh40
Dallas-4At Detroit49
New Orleans-5At Tampa Bay51.5
At Carolina-6Atlanta50.5
At Indianapolis-3Jacksonville44
At Minnesota-10Denver38.5
At Washington-1.5New York Jets37.5
Buffalo-5.5At Miami39
At Baltimore-4Houston50
At San Francisco-13.5Arizona45.5
New England-3.5At Philadelphia44.5
At Oakland-10.5Cincinnati49
At L.A. Rams-6.5Chicago41
Kansas City-3.5At L.A. Chargers (In Mexico City)52.5

Ken Zalis

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