What You Need To Know for Week 11 Fantasy Football
It's crunch time! The Fantasy football regular season is winding down and every matchup is much more important this time of year. Here's What You Need to Know in Fantasy Football Week 11 from Frank Stampfl.
The New England Patriots are allowing a league-high 287 passing yards per game. They've also allowed multiple touchdown passes in five of nine games this season. Derek Carr is a Top 5 QB in Fantasy Football in Week 11. Carr has thrown for a ton of passing yards recently as well, 1,030 yards over his last three games to be exact. Vegas has the Raiders vs. Patriots as the highest over/under of the week, too, at 54.5. Expect a ton of points to be scored in that game. Trust Carr.
Eli Manning has thrown multiple touchdown passes in two straight games. Manning has a favorable matchup against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that has allowed the fifth most Fantasy points to quarterbacks over the last month. Like the Patriots, the Chiefs defense has allowed multiple touchdown passes in five of nine games. Even if this game gets out of hand, Manning will have garbage time to produce. He's a high-end QB2 and the best quarterback stream of the week.
While we're tearing apart the Chiefs defense, they're allowing 4.8 yards per carry, second most in the NFL. They've also allowed a rushing touchdown in four straight games and 100 yards on the ground in four of their last five. Orleans Darkwa of the New York Giants is averaging 5.1 yards per carry, fifth most in the NFL. He's also had 16 or more touches in three of his last four games, so he is undoubtedly the guy for the Giants. He's a strong RB2 in standard and low-end RB2 in half PPR.
The Philadelphia Eagles are allowing 66.4 rushing yards per game, lowest in the NFL by far. The next closest team is the Carolina Panthers, who are allowing 80.6 rushing yards per game. In fact the Eagles haven't allowed more than 58 rushing yards in a game since Week 2, when they faced the Kansas City Chiefs. Alfred Morris is nothing more than a flex option this week, who should be avoided. In the Cowboys first game without Ezekiel Elliott, Morris played just 35 percent of the snaps while Rod Smith played 60 percent. It's hard to trust either in Week 11.
Kenyan Drake is averaging 9.4 yards per carry since Jay Ajayi was traded from the Miami Dolphins. On the contrary, Damien Williams has 16 carries for 33 yards over that same span. Drake is the far superior player and much more explosive with long runs of 42 and 66 yards already. If the Dolphins want to average more than their current league-low 15.2 points per game, they will give Drake more touches than Williams moving forward. Drake has a tasty matchup against the Buccaneers, who are allowing the sixth most Fantasy points to running backs over the last month. He's a rock-solid RB2 in all formats in Week 11.
The Green Bay Packers have allowed an average of 46.1 PPR Fantasy points to wide receivers over their last three games. This bodes well for Jeremy Maclin in Week 11, as he has at least 14 PPR points in each of his last two games. Maclin's been banged up all season but coming off the bye, heâ€™s off the injury report in a great matchup. The Packers are allowing the fifth most Fantasy points to wide receivers. Maclin is a low-end WR2 in all formats for Week 11.
The Atlanta Falcons have allowed 57 receptions to running backs this season, sixth most in the NFL. With Thomas Rawls proving ineffective once again in Week 10 and C.J. Prosise landing on I.R., J.D. McKissic is a sneaky upside play in PPR leagues for Week 11. McKissic was second behind Rawls with 20 snaps against the Arizona Cardinals but Prosise actually played 13 snaps in that game. Iâ€™m a believer that majority of those snaps will go McKissic's way in Week 11. He should be added in a deeper PPR leagues and should be considered a low-end flex in that format.
The Cleveland Browns have allowed the third most Fantasy points to tight ends this season and have given up touchdowns in two straight games. There are not many tight end streams in Week 11 but Marcedes Lewis is one of them. He has 11 targets over his last two games, which is solid for a tight end, plus he leads the Jaguars in red zone targets this season with nine. With Leonard Fournette banged up, the Jags could lean on Blake Bortles a bit more, which should translate to quality production for Lewis in Week 11.
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