Is Jalen Hurts a viable quarterback option? Can Leonard Fournette build upon his recent outings? Who should you start if you’ve got Cooper Kupp and he’s on a bye for you?
These are a few of the hot fantasy football topics heading into the Week 11 of the regular season. Let’s leave aside NFL game betting for now and delve into fantasy.
Start ’em: Jalen Hurts
Hurts is going up against a stout New Orleans Saints defense but he has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks in fantasy this year.
He averages 54.7 rushing yards per game on top of his passing stats, which raises his floor significantly.
Hurts has been so consistent that he will almost certainly reach double digits in points and could even break 20 if this game is close throughout the contest.
Sit ’em: Jimmy Garoppolo
The matchup is phenomenal for Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers. They play the Jacksonville Jaguars.
However, the issue is that Jimmy G won’t have to do much of anything in this game for them to win. It likely won’t be close towards the end of regulation and the 49ers already prefer to run the ball.
Garoppolo could garner a touchdown or two from short distance but there won’t be much passing volume available.
Start ’em: Leonard Fournette
Leonard Fournette is starting to turn up the heat in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offense. Fournette has recorded more than 16 fantasy points in four of his last five contests and doesn’t look to be slowing down at all.
He also averages a little over five targets a game to boost that potential. Now the Buccaneers go up against a New York Giants team that is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs over their last six contests. Fournette is in line for another huge day.
Sit ’em: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
It seemed like Clyde Edwards-Helaire was already on thin ice throughout the first half of the season, with a bit of a fumble issue and inconsistent performances.
He missed the last few weeks with an injury and during the span, his backup Darrel Williams has burst onto the scene.
Last week, Williams had a phenomenal touchdown snag over a defender and looked efficient on the ground also. Clyde should be back in the lineup this week, but he shouldn’t be started unless you are absolutely desperate at the position.
Start ’em: Jaylen Waddle
Jaylen Waddle, the rookie wideout on the Miami Dolphins, is becoming a machine in this offense. Waddle has averaged 15.5 points per game over the last five matchups and is the best receiving option on a pretty bad Miami offense.
What makes this more impressive is that he has been able to do this while swapping back and forth between Jacoby Brissett and Tua Tagovailoa all season.
Sit ’em: Mecole Hardman
Mecole Hardman was barely involved in the Kansas City Chiefs blowout win over the Las Vegas Raiders last week. He had two receptions for 27 receiving yards and a mediocre rush attempt.
He will be playing the Dallas Cowboys this weekend in what should be a high-scoring game. Although, after he wasn’t really included in last week’s blowout, he likely won’t be too involved in the game script even in a shootout.
Start ’em: C.J. Uzomah
C.J. Uzomah had a poor outing in Week 9 and then the Cincinnati Bengals headed into the bye week. Uzomah is likely still riding a lot of benches but should be thrust into the starting lineup with a juicy Week 11 matchup on his hands.
The Bengals get the Raiders this week and after watching Travis Kelce torch them last week, Uzomah is in a great spot for fantasy success. Joe Burrow clearly has chemistry with him as well. Making him one of the best players for the position this week.
Sit ’em: Jack Doyle
Jack Doyle has flown under the radar but just saw a two-touchdown streak get snapped against the Jaguars last weekend. Doyle has been fluttering around starting and sitting when it comes to fantasy but he should stay out of lineups for this weekend.
The Indianapolis Colts get the Buffalo Bills in Week 11 and Buffalo has allowed the sixth-least number of points to tight ends this year.
Doyle doesn’t have a lot of volume to work with in this run-heavy offense, making him entirely touchdown dependent. Which isn’t likely considering the way this Bills team has been.
Start ’em: Jason Sanders
Sanders has only been able to break double digits twice all season long. That is pretty much because their offense is wildly inconsistent and struggles to move the football down the field.
Sanders does have a nice matchup with the New York Jets this week though and could watch the Dolphins truck into field goal position multiple times throughout the game. H
Sit ’em: Jason Myers
The Seattle Seahawks were shut out last weekend against the Green Bay Packers, leaving Myers with a fat zero in fantasy. Under for everything related to Seattle was the way to go if you were betting NFL odds.
Myers should hopefully garner some type of fantasy production this week but unfortunately the team plays the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona has been the best team at shutting down opposing kickers in fantasy all season long, and could easily do that again if Russell Wilson is still feeling the effects of his finger that just got surgery.
Start ’em: Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans did have a bit of trouble at times against the Saints last weekend, but they are still surprisingly one of the best fantasy defenses in the league.
They also get a matchup with the Houston Texans, a team that are in the top-five when it comes to fantasy points allowed to opposing defenses. Tennessee should have a field day and could even force a shutout if they don’t let off the gas.
Sit ’em: Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs defense has been suddenly making themselves relevant again after a horrendous start to the year.
However, their matchup doesn’t give them any favors this week with Dallas coming to town. The Cowboys have one of the best offenses in the league with loads of weapons spread across their roster.
Assuming this game is as high-scoring as predicted, neither defense should enter starting lineups.