Week 11 Fantasy Sleepers and Busts
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Week 11 Fantasy Sleepers and Busts
Week 11 Waiver Wire Targets
The 49ers want to be a running team, but that doesn’t mean that they have not been effective in the passing game as well.
That has been the case so far with Jimmy Garoppolo in the lineup. In his last six games he has thrown for at least 235 yards and before last week he had two passing touchdowns in four-straight games.
Jimmy has all of his weapons finally healthy and this offense should be very dangerous against the Arizona Cardinals in week 11.
The starting running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week was the rookie Rachaad White.
White started in place of Leonard Fournette, who played in the game but eventually left with an injury.
White responded with 22 carries and 104 rushing yards. The Bucs are on a bye this week but when they return White could be the lead back after his performance in week 10.
Another running back to target who is playing this week is Elijah Mitchell. Mitchell was the lead back in the beginning of the year before he got injured in week one and a lot of people thought that Chritistian McCaffrey would dominate the workload in San Francisco.
That wasn’t the case with Mitchell back. He got 18 carries in week 10 for 89 yards and is worth an add in most leagues.
This week there are a handful of wide receivers to target on the waiver wire. The first is the rookie from Green Bay, Chritisan Watson.
Watson was a standout in the win against the Cowboys. Watson had three touchdowns and looked like a legit deep threat.
Watson’s speed is what sets him apart as he was simply running past people on routes to get open.
Another wide receiver we talked about last week is still too low owned in Donovan Peoples-Jones.
DPJ had another great game with 99 yards. It is now five of his last six games that he has had 71 yards or more and Deshaun Watson comes back soon.
The final receiver to look at is Kadarius Toney who had his first ever touchdown this week in his second game with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
Top Players Week 11
Can Justin Fields keep this up?
Another week, another huge fantasy performance for Justin Fields. He doesn’t even need to have big passing games anymore to put up great fantasy days.
This week Fields had over 40 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues. Last week he had over 42, and the two weeks before that he had over 24 and 26.
It is truly incredible what he has been doing. Now Feilds gets to face Atlanta who he could expose again on the ground.
Another big game coming for this running back?
We predicted that Saquon Barkley would have a big game in week 10. Since week one he hadn’t had a big fantasy outing.
This past week he scored over 22 fantasy points. He did it almost all on the ground as well. In week 11 he will get to face the Detroit Lions.
We don’t have to tell you that that is a great matchup and Barkley should be one of the best, if not the best, running backs to play again in back-to-back weeks.
Where will Joe Burrow throw?
The Bengals are coming off of their bye week but we still won’t see Joe Burrow’s favorite target, Ja’Marr Chase.
That means more of Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. The Bengals find themselves in a good matchup against the Steelers and Burrow will look for these two early and often.
Look for one of them to have a big game and the other to have a good game. It seems like Higgins is in line to have a bigger ceiling with his big-play ability.
Rookies to Target
More rookie wide receivers to target
This week we will look at entirely new rookie wide receivers. There have been so many rookie wideouts that have produced good games and have even strung some good games together.
This week we saw a new breakout wide receiver rookie in Christian Watson for the Packers.
Now it is known that he is their deep threat weapon. He still could be a good option as there hasn’t been much chemistry between any healthy receiver and Aaron Rodgers until Watson.
The other rookie wideout who could make another splash is Garrett Wilson coming off of a bye last week.
Garrett Wilson will have to face the New England Patriots in a tough matchup but Zach Wilson has loved to look his way.
Garrett Wilsons also has been producing high yards per reception recently which makes him dangerous as a high-target-fantasy receiver.
Rookie running backs on bye this week
Three of the top rookie running backs will be on bye in week 11.
That leaves us still with Dameon Pierce. Even in a bad offense Pierce has been able to put up stats.
Continue to fire him up as he remains a top 10 option for fantasy users this week at running back.
We thought we would see more of the Pittsburgh rookie Jaylen Warren last week and we did.
Warren got a season-high nine carries as well as three catches. He ended with 77 total yards and could be a good option if you have your starting backs on bye this week.
Week 11 Busts
The Denver running game is a mystery
The only team in the NFL without a 20-yard run is the Denver Broncos. This even includes the first three and a half games with Javonte Williams.
Since then Denver has tested Melvin Gordon, Latavius Murray, and now Chase Edmonds.
Right now it seems that they are all eating carries from each other.
Last week none of those three exceeded nine carries and the leading rusher had just 24 yards. It might be more of the same in week 11.
Derek Carr in an even tougher spot
Derek Carr can’t win a game. That doesn’t mean he has been a bad fantasy quarterback though.
Carr has 18 points in both of the past two weeks. Now he faces Denver, a team who has an atrocious offense but a great defense. It could be bad for Carr in this one.
Week 11 2021/2022 Season
Week 11 only has two teams on bye so we will get to pick here this week from almost the full flight of players.
One team that is on a bye this week that has big fantasy implications is the Los Angeles Rams with Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Darrell Henderson on byes so a lot of teams will have to find replacement players. The bye week probably couldn’t come at a better time for the Rams however, as they are coming off back to back losses.
For week 11 let’s look at some of the top waiver wire pickups on the week, some players who you should sit or start in your lineups, and then compare some players one on one at each position to see who is a better start for your lineups.
RB’s Week 11
Rhamondre Stevenson Replaces Damien Harris
Week 11 waiver wire pickups starts with the New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson. With starting running back Damien Harris out last week Stevenson had a massive day as his replacement. The Patriots are likely to hold Harris out again this week as they face the Atlanta Falcons.
The Patriots can definitely do damage on the ground against the Falcons and Stevenson definitely has what it takes to put up big numbers. Last week as the lead back for the Patriots, Stevenson got exactly 100 rushing yards with two touchdowns and added four catches as well.
Even with Harris back, Stevenson should be a good pickup as he managed 10 carries for 62 yards the week before.
D’Onta Foreman like another good pickup
D’Onta Foreman looks like another good pickup due to his explosiveness in the Tennessee Titans backfield. Adrian Peterson has not looked good in his time with the Titans and it is very possible that Foreman takes over the majority of the carries starting as early as next week.
The Ttians face the Houston Texans in week 11 who they can put up a lot of yards and points on so the matchup is great next week but he also looks like he could be a good season long pickup. Foreman got 11 carries in week 10 but the majority of his damage was done on a big catch that added to his 48 total receiving yards.
Jeff Wilson Jr. is a decent fill in play in week 11
A third pickup is Jeff Wilson Jr. who is the clear No. 2 running back in San Francisco and should be a decent fill in play in week 11 against the Jaguars or a good handcuff for Elijah Mitchell who may miss this game even with a broken finger.
WR’s Week 11
The return of Michael Gallup to the Dallas Cowboys
Looking at wide receiver pickups for week 11 we start with the return of Michael Gallup to the Dallas Cowboys. Gallup returned to the lineup in a week where they reignited the offense for 43 total points and also the passing game with 296 passing yards. Gallup is a big play wide receiver but looked like he was being eased back into the offense.
In week 11 the Dallas Cowboys should fully unleash Gallup against the Kansas City Chiefs and he should see an increase in targets from five last week.
DeAndre Carter is an unlikely player to make an impact recently for the Washington Football team. Carter has essentially been a special teams and return player for the majority of his career that began in 2015.
The Football Team has needed a wide receiver to step up after Curtis Samuel has gone down with an injury and Carter has done just that. In his last two games Carter has put up almost identical stat lines with six targets, three catches, and a touchdown in each game with 56 and 53 yards in those games. He is a speedy receiver who will make the most out of limited opportunities but is dynamic with the ball in his hands and has found a nose for the end zone recently.
QB’s Week 11
Cam Newton – Top QB for Week 11
The top quarterback to add this week is Cam Newton after his return to Carolina. In limited snaps that were mostly around the goal line Newton scored two touchdowns. It is no secret that Newton wants to run the ball when he is in there and he is always a threat to get a rushing touchdown as a lot of the goal line carries go to Newton.
In week 11 Newton is expected to be named the starting quarterback in a matchup against his former coach now with the Washington Football Team that can also be exposed on defense this year.
Another quarterback to add for week 11 if he is available is Tua who gets a nice matchup in week 11 against the New York Jets. Tua has been really good this year against lesser opponents and is still just over 50% owned so may be available in most leagues.
TE’s Week 11
Adam Trautman is a good bet in Week 11
Looking for a good replacement tight end for week 11 Adam Trautman is a good bet to have a high floor and a high ceiling as well compared to anyone else who could be found on the waiver wire.
Trautman has three games in a row now with at least six targets and looks to have some chemistry with Trevor Siemian. He seems to be on the verge of a breakout game given his high number of targets and with the upcoming matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles is a favorable one for tight ends.
Logan Thomas was a preseason top 10 tight end who is coming back from injury that could be a good pickup as well, especially as Rickey Seals-Jones is banged up.
Running Backs to start in Week 11
The Miami Dolphins now look committed to the run in the second half of games played this season. Myles Gaskin has been the main beneficiary as he has had at least 12 carries in each of the last four games. Gaskin hasn’t been able to do much with the carries recently as he hasn’t had over 36 rushing yards in his last three games but now he gets a good matchup against the Jets.
Gaskin looks like a player you can start in your lineups as an RB2 or RB3 that has some upside due to his juicy matchup.
Rhamondre Stevenson is not only the top waiver wire prize in week 11 but is close to being an RB1 in week 11. The Patriots have a great matchup against the Falcons and the Patriots love to run the ball. Stevenson is the only healthy running back who can handle a big workload.
Another running back to start is Mark Ingram after he filled in for Alvin Kamara in week 10 he is also looking to be in line to carry the load again with Kamara out of the lineup. Last week Ingram put up 108 total yards from scrimmage and had a touchdown but has an even better matchup in week 11 against the Eagles.
Saquon Barkley to sit
Saquon Barkley makes his return to the lineup in week 11 but should be left on the bench in fantasy. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may dominate this game leaving little room for Barkley to get going as he will also probably be eased in and not get a ton of touches.
Wide Receivers to start in Week 11
DeVonta Smith looks like a great start in week 11 at wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. Smith and Eagle’s passing offense shows up more against quality opponents where they need to comeback and that is what they should be in store for against the New Orleans Saints.
Smith is a big play rookie wide receiver but his quarterback Jalen Hurts is not afraid to take these shots to him and Smith has three touchdowns in his last two games including one game with 116 receiving yards.
Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf
The Seattle Seahawks have Russell Wilson back now after missing a few games and he struggled in week 10 where the Seahawks scored no points and Wilson threw two interceptions. Expect a whole different game from the Seahawks similar to the bounce back Dak Prescott had for the Dallas Cowboys in week 10.
This would bode well for both wide receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf in week 11. They both look like good starts as they had been extremely productive earlier in the season with Wilson and now he has had an extra week to get back to full health.
Elijah Moore to be a sit
Elijah Moore is a player who has been really good the past two weeks with three total touchdowns but should be a sit in week 11. He has a lot of hype but now faces a Dolphins defense that has shown up and Moore now is fighting for targets with Jamison Crowder and Corey Davis both back in the lineup.
Quarter Backs to start this week
A quarterback coming off of a bye week and his worst performance of the season the week before that is Joe Burrow for the Cincinnati Bengals. Burrow had been great up until that game throwing multiple touchdowns in every single game. He has some of the most talented wide receivers to throw to in the NFL and will get a nice matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Raiders gave up 41 points and over 400 yards to Patrick Mahomes after the Chiefs failed to get over 20 points the three games prior and Mahomes hadn’t thrown over 275 yards during that same stretch. So it is a good matchup for Burrow and he has had a bye week to prepare for it.
Carson Wentz to sit
A quarterback who can be sat this week is Carson Wentz as he faces the hot Buffalo defense who haven’t allowed more than 17 points in a game in the last three weeks. Wentz is also coming off of a game with just 180 passing yards and no touchdowns.
Tight End to start this week
A tight end to start this week is George Kittle for the San Francisco 49ers. Kittle began the year pretty slow and then got injured but in his return he has been great these last two weeks.
The 49ers could be without running back Elijah Mitchell which could cause them to pass more in Kittle’s direction and they get a good matchup against the Jaguars.
Tight End to sit – CJ Uzomah
A tight end who can be left on the bench, unless desperately needed, is CJ Uzomah for the Cincinnati Bengals. He only commands about three targets per game and has only had 33 and 24 yards with no touchdowns in his last two games.
One on one comparison of RB’s
In this last section we will go back to running backs to look at some players who have comparable point projections for the week but some look to be better plays when compared one on one.
Is Leonard Fournette better than Josh Jacobs?
The first running back to look at is Leonard Fournette from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who was back to getting touches in the receiving game last week. Fournette should be able to get back to getting 12+ carries again this week as the Buccaneers play the New York Giants in a matchup where they could be up big and control the clock.
Fournette should be a good bet to also find the end zone and finds himself as a mid tier RB2 play in week 11. He looks to be a better play than Josh Jacobs who is a similar type of player who can handle a big load and now has been utilized in the pass game.
The difference is in the matchup that greatly favors Fournette over Jacobs as the Raiders face the Bengals.
James Robinson – Even better than Fournette
A player who looks like a better play than Fournette is from his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, is James Robinson. Robinson faces the 49ers whose weakness is in their rush defense. Robisnon also has been great this year for the underperforming Jaguars with six rushing touchdowns on the year.
David Montgomery or Michael Carter
Another player who looks like a borderline RB2 in week 11 is David Montgomery from the Chicago Bears who faces the Baltimore Ravens. Montgomery was back in week 9 after missing four games in a row. He got 13 carries and two catches in that game back but now has a tough matchup for running backs against the Ravens.
He still looks like a better play than Michael Carter who has seen some success in his rookie year but now faces the Miami Dolphins defense that has been tough recently.
James Conner is a running back for the Arizona Cardinals to start over Montgomery as he has been a touchdown monster with 11 rushing and one receiving touchdown. Conner also faces the Seattle Seahawks who can be beaten on the ground.
One on one comparison of WR’s
Mike Williams vs Darnell Mooney
Looking at WR3s this week we will start with one who started off the year as the best fantasy wide receiver but now has flamed out is Mike Williams for the Los Angeles Chargers. Williams still has high upside as a big play wide receiver with two multi touchdown games and two one hundred yard receiving games.
However, in the last four games he had played in he has not exceeded 58 yards in a game and only has one game in the last four with more than two catches. Williams still looks like a better play than Darnell Mooney from the Chicago Bears who a lot of people are really high on recently.
Williams still offers a higher upside and could break out at any time with his deep threat and touchdown ability. Christian Kirk has been the No. 1 wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals with Deandre Hopkins out of the lineup and should be even better fantasy wise with the potential return of Kyler Murray making him a better play than Mike Williams.
Can Cam Newton replace DJ Moor?
Another wide receiver to look at is DJ Moore for the Carolina Panthers who has not been as good recently as he was in the beginning of the year. Now the Panthers get Cam Newton back and it could bump up his value again.
Diontae Johnson looks like a better play than Moore as Moore is in an unknown situation with Newton back and it remains to be seen how he will throw. With Johnson, it would help him to get Big Ben back but with Mason Rudolph he still managed seven catches for 83 yards. DJ Moore does look like a better play than any New York Jets wide receiver in a tough matchup against the Dolphins who now have three receivers to get the ball to in Moore, Davis, and Crowder as they could take from each other’s output.
One on one comparison of QB’s
At quarterback this week Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles is always an interesting player to look at because of what he can do with his legs. The Eagles haven’t been throwing much the past few weeks but they have been effective when doing so.
Hurts has had at least 53 rushing yards in each of the last three games, however and this week against the Saints he should have to throw more. Hurts should make a better play than another dual threat quarterback in Justin Fields for the Chicago Bears who face the Baltimore Ravens in a hard matchup this week.
A quarterback who does look a little better this week is Tua for the Dolphins because he seems to have big games in every matchup against terrible defenses. He has only played four full games this season but in two of those he has thrown for 291 yards or more and has a game with four passing touchdowns. This could be another big week for Tua against the New York Jets.
One on one comparison of TE’s
At tight end the four top studs are locked into your lineups in the tight end spot with Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Mark Andrews and Darren Waller but besides them there are some decent plays out there.
Is Mike Gesicki better player than Kyle Pitts?
The one to look at this week is the rookie Kyle Pitts from the Atlanta Falcons. Pitts has had some really big games but then also has games where he disappears. He finds himself in a tough matchup this week against the New England Patriots which could push him towards the bottom 10 of some NFL fantasy experts fantasy tight end rankings for the week.
A player who looks like a better play than Pitts in week 11 is Mike Gesicki from the Miami Dolphins. Tua has gotten a lot of praise this week and the same will go for Gesicki as he has been one of his favorite targets.
A tight end that Pitts looks like a better start this week than is Dan Arnold. Arnold has been getting a lot of love but faces the 49ers defense who has been shutting down the pass to wide receivers and tight ends lately and could control the clock in this game.
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