Fantasy Football Week 11: Start’em / Sit’em

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Kelvin Benjamin, ATL (73%, 11) – He’s the only semi-dangerous WR Cam Newton has. With two bad defenses in this match-up, it should be a high scoring game and Benjamin will get a few red zone targets.

Mike Evans, @WAS (64%, 12) – As we saw last year with Alshon Jeffery, Bucs QB Josh McCown throws a nice deep ball. Evans is 6’5 with 4.5 speed and elite body control, he’s basically a prototype deep threat. McCown and Evans connected for 2 TDs last week and I think Evans will get another one in week 11.

Odell Beckham Jr, SF (61%, 11) – If you thought Beckham was a fluke, last week’s performance in Seattle (7 catches for 108 yards) should be enough to prove otherwise. This week’s match-up against the Niners isn’t that much easier, but I’m not sure it matters much. Beckham is a perfect fit for the Giants quick pass offense and he is getting more confident every week.

Brandin Cooks, CIN (57%, 11) – It’s a rookie heavy start’em this week, but this was considered the best rookie WR class in the last 30+ years. Cooks is much better at home on turf; In four home games Cooks is averaging 7 catches for 78 yards and .5 TDs. He’s too quick to cover on turf and shouldn’t have much trouble getting open against a banged up secondary that struggled to contain Miles Austin last week.

Keenan Allen, OAK (54%, 10) – It’s been a disappointing season for Allen, but he still leads the Bolts in targets, is the most talented WR on the team and is due for some touchdowns.

Brandon LaFell, @IND (51%, 10) – I think this is going to be a high scoring game between two of the best offensives in the AFC. LaFell has become one of Tom Brady’s most trusted targets over the last few weeks and I think he’s going to have a big game this week.

Pierre Garcon, TB (40%, 9) – This guy caught over 100 passes last year and now is averaging just 3.5 catches per game over the last 6 weeks? Either Garcon is over the hill or just in a slump. A match-up against the worst pass defense in the NFL should let us know one way or the other this week. I’m starting him.

Jordan Matthews, @GB (29%, 8) – I’ve been recommending Matthews every week for the last four, I’m not going to stop now that he has established himself as one of Mark Sanchez’s primary targets. There is a chance of extreme weather in GB this weekend and if conditions are bad look for plenty of short passes to Matthews.


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Travis Kelce, SEA (51%, 8) – It’s been a frustrating year for Kelce owners, but TE Sal Fasano is injured so Kelce may actually get more than 50% of the offensive snaps this week. Considering that Kelce is a top 10 fantasy TE despite playing less snaps than any other TEs in the top ten, a bump in playing time could lead to massive production this week against a Seahawks team that has been vulnerable to opposing TEs (7th most fantasy points allowed).

Mychal Rivera, @SD (24%,10) – Averaging 9 targets, 7 catches, and 1 TD over the last three weeks. Rivera has become Derek Carr’s safety-valve receiver and should continue to put up solid TE1 fantasy numbers.

Kyle Rudolph, @CHI (29%, 8) – The Bears have given up the most points in the league to fantasy TEs, Rudolph is deceptively athletic when healthy, and OC Norv Turner’s offensive scheme is one of the most TE friendly in the league.