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Fantasy Football Talk: Week 11

After a week 10 where the Titans dominated the Patriots and we found out Le’veon Bell will not be returning for the rest of the season, we have a lot to talk about this week. Point totals are done in basic ESPN PPR point format.

Must Start:

Doug Martin- Running Back- Oakland Raiders- I know it may seem a little shaky to pick anyone of the Raiders to start, but Martin showed last week he can be productive. Last week Martin put up 12 points on 18 touches, and now he gets a much easier matchup against the Cardinals. The Cardinals have allowed the second most rushing TDs to RBs all season, and have also allowed the fifth most total fantasy PPG to opposing RBs. Martin showed he can be a small bright spot in the Raider offense, and has great potential this week against Arizona.

Alshon Jeffery- Wide Receiver- Philadelphia Eagles- The Eagles take on the Saints which means start anyone involved in the Eagle passing game. The Saints have allowed the most passing TDs all season to opposing WR along with the most fantasy PPG too. In order to keep pace with this Saints team you have to pass the ball, so I believe Carson Wentz should be looking to find Jeffery a lot this week. Golden Tate, Nelson Agholor, and Zach Ertz are also all great plays this week as well.

Dak Prescott- Quarterback- Dallas Cowboys- Prescott has been very solid recently averaging 21.5 fantasy point per game over his last four starts, and now gets a very favorable matchup against the Falcons. The Falcons are only one of seven teams to surrender 20 or more passing TDs so far this season, and also allow the third most total fantasy PPG to opposing QBs. The Falcons have also allowed the third most total yards per game to opposing QBs. Prescott is a great play this week especially if you have a more traditional QB1 on bye this week.

Do not Start:

Dalvin Cook- Running Back- Minnesota Vikings- Cook finally came back from injury last week against the Lions and tallied 14.9 points. This week he has a much more difficult challenge as he has to face the Bears. The Bears are yet to allow a rush TD this season (only team in NFL) and have allowed the second least total fantasy PPG to opposing RBs all season. Cook is a solid play in the future I believe, but there is no benefit messing around against a run defense that has not allowed a single rushing TD all year.

Marlon Mack- Running Back- Indianapolis Colts- Mack had a disappointing week 10 against the Jaguars where he only put up 7.8 points on 14 touches, but things do not look to be getting easier with this week’s matchup. The Colts take on the Titans at home this week, but the Titan defense against opposing RBs has been stout. The Titans are yet to allow a receiving TD to an opposing RB (only team in NFL) and are top three in fewest total fantasy PPG allowed to opposing RBs. Mack has put together a solid season so far since coming back from that injury earlier this season, but against the Titans things are not looking so good.

Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron- Tight Ends- Indianapolis Colts- Doyle is the clear TE1 for the Colts, but Ebron does get his fair share of red zone targets as we saw in week 10. This week (as mentioned above) the Colts take on the Titans, and the Titans have been great against opposing TEs. The Titans have not allowed a single TD to TEs all season and allow a league low of only 6.8 total fantasy PPG to opposing TEs as well. Nothing is really looking good for the Colts offense this week, so you definitely do not want to start Ebron or Doyle this week.

Waiver wire Pickups

Mike Davis- Running Back- Seattle Seahawks- Davis has week to week workhorse potential with Chris Carson consistently questionable to play. When Carson has not played Davis has been great. He has put 18 points in back to back games with Carson out, and even when Carson comes back he should still have a lot of responsibility. Davis is only owned in 47% of ESPN leagues and has quality FLEX appeal.

Anthony Miller- Wide Receiver- Chicago Bears- This kid has a lot of raw talent that the Bears seemed to be able to tap into last week as he put up 23 points. He has over double digit points in his last three games, and he has 24 targets over his past four games. Teams focus more on Allen Robinson as the WR1 so that helps Miller get easier matchups and to get more targets. He is only owned in 34% of ESPN leagues and has WR2 potential.

Danny Amendola- Wide Receiver- Miami Dolphins- He is finally living up to the contract that he received this offseason. Amendola in his past five games he has double digit points in all of them, and five or more receptions in all of those games too. Amendola gets a massive number of targets in the slot, and is surprisingly only owned in 42% of ESPN leagues. Amendola is a great PPR play with his massive amount of receptions, and has WR2 numbers.

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