Fantasy Football 2013: Week 11 Start-Sit
Start 'Em/Sit 'Em for Fantasy Football Week 11
November 14, 2013
We’re entering Week 11 in fantasy football, and the lineup decisions are getting harder and harder. There are relatively few players who can be counted on for big points week in and week out, so we’re faced with some crucial choices on mid- to low-level players. With that in mind, here are our Start-Sit recommendations for Week 11. Hopefully we can alleviate some of the stress involved in setting your lineup.
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Josh McCown, QB, Chicago Bears: If you missed the Nick Foles and Case Keenum trains in grabbing a fill-in name at QB, McCown is a pretty good option this week. He’ll be starting for the injured Jay Cutler, and realistically there shouldn’t be much of a drop-off in talent there. McCown entered the game cold and promptly marched the Bears down the field for a TD on their final drive in a failed comeback bid against Detroit last week, and he gets a decent matchup at home against the Ravens.
Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: The stage is set for Eifert to get a lot of attention this week against Cleveland. With A.J. Green otherwise occupied (and we’ll get to that in a minute) and Jermaine Gresham coming off a groin injury, Eifert could get another heavy-workload day like he did last week (10 targets). If he can connect one of those for a score, he’ll be golden in fantasy.
Santonio Holmes, WR, New York Jets: Where else can you get a waiver-wire level player who is also his team’s No. 1 WR? Only with Holmes, who will be making his comeback against the Bills in Week 11 after missing four games to injury. Last time these two teams played, Holmes posted five grabs for 154 yards and a TD. He’ll be an immediate difference-maker on a team desperate for impact players.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have no less than three relevant running backs splitting the carries--and that leaves out QB Cam Newton’s tendencies toward running. Though Williams is technically the team’s No. 1 back, his carries have been steadily declining over the past several weeks. He likely won’t get enough work to be relevant this week, even against a vulnerable Pats front.
Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills: Let’s revisit the Bills-Jets game and talk about Jackson. In addition to him having a bad matchup against the Jets (who average just over 65 rush yards allowed to running backs), he’s also dealing with the encroachment of C.J. Spiller, who is returning to relevance after fighting off injury in recent weeks. Jackson is an okay flex play we suppose, just don’t expect him to get into the end zone.
A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Now, we don’t realistically expect you to sit Green, but we’re just throwing this out there. The Bengals will get Cleveland at home this weekend, and we all know what that means. It’s the return of beastly cornerback Joe Haden, who shut Green down to the tune of just 51 yards last time these two teams met. He’ll have the clamps on full force once again, so we don’t anticipate numbers much better than that for Green this time, either.
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