The NFL season rolls along and with it, the tough start or sit decisions that we’ll be faced with all year. If you would like to know how I do in these start/sit columns then be sure to follow me on twitter @TheFF_Taters. Every Tuesday I will post the names of my starts and sits then put a check or an X to signify whether it was a good call because it is important to be accountable in fantasy football. It is never my intention to lead those that read these articles astray and I try to be as accurate as possible.
With that said, let’s move on to Week 11 of the NFL season. Week 11 of the 2019 season will forever be known as the Myles Garrett Incident week. Let’s hope we don’t see anything like that ever again for as long as the game is played.
Derek Carr VS CIN
Carr has been a borderline QB2 this season, currently QB20 on the year. The Bengals allow the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing QBs. Carr should have a really nice game at home against a terrible team/defense. He should put up QB1 numbers this week.
Philip Rivers VS KC
This game is extremely important for both teams. My feelings about the KC defense are well known. I expect points to be had in bunches in this game and both teams to bring their best effort. Even though I still like the Chiefs more in this one, Rivers should put up good numbers against a defense allowing the 7th most fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Brian Hill @ CAR
Ok admittedly I didn’t even know who Brian Hill was 2 weeks ago. Yet here we are and he actually has a very solid matchup against a Panthers defense allowing the 4th most fantasy points to opposing RBs. Ito Smith is on IR and Devonta Freeman will likely miss the game, leaving Hill the lone runner in the backfield. They’ll bring up a practice squad guy but this is Hill’s chance to shine.
Damien Williams @ LAC
This was just an inevitable coincidence. Williams gets way too hyped in the preseason, people overdraft him, he gets injured, people get frustrated then he comes back and here we are with him being a more-than-viable fantasy option. Williams clearly has leaped to the top of the depth chart and a matchup against a Chargers D allowing the 6th most fantasy points means to start him with confidence.
Terry McLaurin VS NYJ
F1 has been slowed a bit these last few weeks but he has played some extremely tough competition. This week he gets the Jets, who are allowing the 4th most fantasy points to opposing WRs. McLaurin is back to a must start this week in fantasy.
Auden Tate @ OAK
Tate has suffered from turmoil at the QB position and a tough schedule the past few weeks. A glimmer of hope has revealed itself to be the Oakland Raiders secondary. Oakland is allowing the 5th most fantasy points to opposing WRs. I know Boyd is the guy in Cincy but Tate has been having a solid year and has starter appeal this week.
Jared Cook @ TB
Checks the report
Bucs are allowing the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing TEs
Nods in approval
Jack Doyle/Eric Ebron VS JAX
Here’s the deal with this call: If Doyle plays, start him. If not, pivot to Eric Ebron. Jacksonville has been middle of the road in terms of giving up points to TEs. The Colts get Brissett back and should be looking to avenge a bad loss last week to Miami. Target these two going forward.
Carson Wentz VS NE
I wouldn’t have Wentz here if he weren’t missing some important pieces on Offense. Alshon Jeffery is banged up and might miss the game. Jordan Howard is nursing a shoulder injury. When you have limited weapons, it can be a major problem. If you have limited weapons against the best defense in the league, then you are in big trouble. Look elsewhere for a QB this week.
Jared Goff VS CHI
Jared Goff last year against the Bears: 20 of 44 for 180 yards with no touchdowns and 4 picks. For lack of a better term, I won’t be poking the bears here.
Ronald Jones VS NO
I am as happy as the next guy that Ronald Jones has risen from the ashes, but this week I would keep the expectations in check. The Saints have allowed the 3rd fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Sony Michel @ PHI
Philly is allowing the 2nd fewest rushing yards to opposing RBs this season. I expect the Patriots to pass early and often in this one, exploiting a bad Philly secondary. James White is a yes; Sony Michel is a no for me this week.
Stefon Diggs VS DEN
I don’t even know why I bother trying to figure out Stefon Diggs this season. Some games he has gone off and some games he has completely disappeared. This week against the 5th toughest Defense against opposing WRs seems like a tough spot. So he will likely respond with a 6-150-2 game just to spite me.
Dede Westbrook @ IND
I know Foles did a great job building chemistry with Westbrook but I need to see it again before I feel safe starting Westbrook. I still think Chark is the guy to own out of this WR group. Also working against Westbrook is the Colts have only allowed 5 TDs to opposing WRs.
Kyle Rudolph VS DEN
He had a revelation last week but I don’t expect another one this week against a team that has allowed 1 lonely touchdown to opposing TEs.
Noah Fant @ MIN
This is a call I really hope I’m wrong on but the fact of the matter is the Vikings haven’t allowed a single TD to opposing TEs. I hope Fant balls out against a really good defense but I’m keeping my expectations in check here.