Fantasy Football Talk: Week 11


DHS Press Staff

Get Ian’s weekly pics on who to start, sit, and who to pick up on waivers.

Week 10 had tons of excitement as there are no more undefeated teams left, the Dolphins have won two whole games, and David Johnson might actually be benched. With playoffs right around the corner, let’s look at who to start, sit, and pick up in order to win these crucial games. All point totals done in basic ESPN PPR point format.

Must Start:

Josh Allen- Quarterback- Buffalo Bills: Allen and the Bills heads down to Miami to play a Dolphin team who has now won two games in a row. With that said, they still give up 20.5 FPPG to opposing QBs and Allen is red hot right now posting 21.3/17.3/17.6/25.4 in his last four games. Look for Allen to continue his recent success against a favorable Dolphin team.

Damien Williams- Running Back- Kansas City Chiefs: Williams has really turned it on the past two weeks and looks to be the feature back for the time being. McCoy is having some serious fumbling issues at the moment and Andy Reid has been giving Williams nearly all touches in that time frame. They play the Chargers in Mexico City this week and the Chargers are the 8th most friendly team against opposing RBs. Williams can easily maintain a starting job in a solid matchup.

Curtis Samuel- Wide Receiver- Carolina Panthers: The Falcons struggles are reflected in their passing defense. They are the 8th easiest fantasy defense against opposing WRs and have massive struggles against the homerun ball. Samuel offers lots of speed and a great chance for a home run ball this week.

Do Not Start:

Kirk Cousins- Quarterback- Minnesota Vikings: Cousins has turned around his season completely after a lot of early controversy. However, you can’t start him against a Bronco team that only gives up 11.9 FPPG to opposing QBs (3rd best in the league). Most games against the Broncos are very low scoring and do not offer much upside for QBs. Cousins, with his already low volume of passing attempts, is not a viable start this week by any stretch.

David Johnson- Running Back- Arizona Cardinals: This is actually a really interesting development in the desert. Johnson has been playing with back issues nearly all year and finally he is missing time. There is rumor he will be shut down for the year as they have Kenyan Drake to take his place. With that said, Johnson is still the RB1 for the time being but you never know when he might go down in a game this year and the Cardinals call it a season for Johnson. Oh also, they play the Niners this week. Third hardest rush defense against fantasy RBs. Need any more reasons?

Robert Woods- Wide Receiver- Los Angeles Rams: Woods finally started to put up some good production in recent weeks but look for that to end this week. Goff has looked terrible in the past weeks and is showing no signs of turning it around. Woods also finds himself up against the Bears who are the 7th best defense against fantasy WRs. Woods isn’t even a primary target on the team to begin with. He offers no value in this matchup.

Waiver Wire Pickups:

DeVante Parker- Wide Receiver- Miami Dolphins: I don’t know how he is only owned in 44% of ESPN leagues, but here we are. Double digit point performances in every game since week 4. He is really the only viable WR on the Dolphins and they are constantly losing which means lots of passes to go around. Parker checks all boxes of a valuable fantasy WR and needs to be rostered in all leagues.

Jacob Hollister- Tight End- Seattle Seahawks: He stepped right into Dissley’s role and didn’t look back. 3 TDs in his last two games, 12 catches, and is a go to for Wilson just as Dissley was before his injury. If you need a TE, I would say go with Dissley over others like Kyle Rudolph and OJ Howard. He is only owned in 10.7% of ESPN leagues.

Ryan Tannehill- Quarterback- Tennessee Titans: He has single handedly transformed the Titan offense. The Titan offense has looked terrible over the past few seasons, but it actually looks relevant with Tannehill at the helm. He has gone north of 18 fantasy points in every game as the starter and isn’t afraid to rush either. He is a very solid play if you need a stream. He is only owned in 20.6% of ESPN leagues