Hi, it’s Aaron Truesdale and I’m back and ready to give you the fantasy advice you need for the upcoming NFL season. I’m so sorry but unfortunately, due to health issues, I have decided to shorten my start/sit column for at least the rest of this season. Thank you all for understanding and I hope you all still enjoy all the content that I am still able to give you. Be sure to follow me on Twitter.
Now, let me tell you a little bit about my start/sit column. Each week I will be giving my top 3 starts & my top 3 sits at each position. There will be a start & sit of the week at each position with projections. My column will not include the automatic starters. Automatic starters are guys you don’t bench unless they’re injured or on a bye week. I am going to give 2 examples of automatic starters at each position. QB: Josh Allen & Patrick Mahomes, RB: Christian McCaffery & Dalvin Cook, WR: Tyreke Hill & Stefon Diggs, TE: Travis Kelce & George Kittle, K: Justin Tucker & Harrison Butker. For defenses, Pittsburgh Steelers & Los Angeles Rams. Now, I’ve added a twist to my article that will mention a sleeper of the week at each position who did not make my top 3 starters list. Also, a player that is most likely on the waiver wire that you can stream if you’re in a jam at a position. Let’s get it going with Week 11!
Ryan Tannehill vs HOU
Projection: 33/40| 358 YDS| 3 TDS
Tannehill has looked decent without Henry so far and that will continue this week against a horrible Texans defense. So as long as Tannehill continues to use the play-action pass to spread the ball around you can count on him as a QB1.
Mac Jones vs ATL
Tua Tagovailoa vs NYJ
Russell Wilson vs ARI
Projection: 25/48|223 YDS|1 TD|3 INTS
Wilson looked rusty his first game back. He will continue to struggle as he tries to knock the rust off against a solid Arizona defense.
Justin Herbert vs PIT
Carson Wentz vs BUF
Justin Fields vs BAL
The Ravens defense has struggled to find their identity this season. It will be Field’s turn to slash that Ravens defense. Fields will have a breakout game this week against the Ravens. So if you need a fill-in this week then I would pick up and start Justin Fields.
AJ Dillon vs MIN
Projection: 26 CAR|150 YDS|1 TD|6 REC|50 YDS|1 TD
Dillon is out to prove he is good enough to be a starting running back in the NFL and with the small sample size we have seen that should be easy to prove. He could even threaten Aaron Jones for the starting gig in Green Bay. Dillon is hungry and he has all the motivation to have a breakout and career game which I believe he will do. If he is on the waiver wire grab him and start him.
James Connor vs SEA
Myles Gaskins vs NYJ
Saquon Barkley vs TB
Projection: 11 CAR|35 YDS|4 REC|14 YDS
It is great news that Barkley is going to be back in the field this week but the bad news is he is facing the Buccaneer’s top-notch run defense and because of that it is best to leave Barkley on your bench for one more week.
Antonio Gibson vs CAR
Josh Jacobs vs CIN
Rhamondre Stevenson vs ATL
Stevenson has played well enough to be the Patriots starter at running back moving forward or at least an equally shared backfield with Harris for the rest of the season. So if you need a running back this week I suggest picking up and starting Stevenson.
Ja’Marr Chase vs LV
Projection: 8 REC|138 YDS|2 TDS
The Bengals have struggled the last few games but they are coming out of their bye week. So I believe they will have fixed their problems during their bye week and the Bengals will come out this week with something to prove and will make a huge statement against the Raiders and Ja’Marr Chase will be a big part of that statement game. Start Chase with confidence against a deteriorating Raiders football team.
Allen Robinson vs BAL
DJ Moore vs WAS
Brandin Cooks vs TEN
Projection: 6 REC|42 YDS
That Titans defense has been lighting it up lately and that dominance will continue against a terrible Texans team. Cooks will be shut down by that dominating Titans secondary. Cooks is on a bad team and it saddens me that he wasn’t traded because he is a great talent and that talent is being wasted on the Texans. So unless it’s a can’t miss matchup just leave Cooks on your bench.
Devonta Smith vs NO
Diontae Johnson vs LAC
Bryan Edwards vs CIN
If you need a sneaky sleeper this week then I would go with Edwards because Desean Jackson is a distraction on the field while he is still learning the playbook and due to that it will open things up for Edwards in the passing game. So pick up and start Edwards if you need a fill-in receiver.
Hunter Henry vs ATL
Projection: 5 REC|55 YDS|2 TDS
Henry has been Mac Jones’s main target in the red zone and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Henry’s touchdown upside plus his matchup against a horrid Falcons defense are reasons enough to start a Hunter Henry.
Mike Gesicki vs NYJ
TJ Hockenson vs CLE
Kyle Pitts vs NE
Projection: 4 REC|47 YDS
No Ridley, likely no Patterson this week, and with those two out Pitts is the only true weapon Ryan has left and that is why the Patriots defense will focus on shutting down Pitts. Which spells bad news for Pitts this week in fantasy football.
Dallas Goedert vs NO
Tyler Conklin vs GB
Evan Engram vs TB
The last couple of weeks before the bye Engram was building great chemistry with Jones and look for that to continue moving forward. Also that Tampa pass defense has been dreadful this season. So if you play matchups or need a spot start then pick up and start Engram and you won’t be disappointed.
Matt Prater vs SEA
Projection: 2 XPS|3 FGS
The Cardinals will score points this week but no matter who their quarterback is their offense will still be a little off which will translate into a few field goal chances that Prater will take advantage of this week. So Prater is the kicker you want this week.
Chris Boswell vs LAC
Evan McPherson vs LV
Randy Bullock vs HOU
Projection: 3 XPS|1 MXP
Titans will score all touchdowns this week because that Texans defense is so bad. This will lead to nothing but extra point opportunities for Bullock and only extra points leads to low fantasy football points.
Mason Crosby vs MIN
Ryan Succop vs NYG
Jason Sanders vs NYJ
Miami will put up plenty of points against the Jets and that will lead to many kicking opportunities for Sanders. So if you need a Kicker this week then pick up Jason Sanders.
Tennessee vs Houston
Projection: 0 PTS|241 YDS|5 SKS|2 INTS|1 FF|1 FR|1 TD
The Titan’s defense will dominate the Texan’s offense from the beginning of the game to the end of the game. So this is a no-brainer and as close as it comes to a sure thing. Also, the Titan’s defense has been improving each week and this week is no different. If they’re on your waiver wire pick them up this week and stash them for the rest of the season.
New England vs Atlanta
Miami vs New York Jets
Indianapolis vs Buffalo
Projection: 34 PTS|504 YDS|4 SKS|1 INT
Buffalo is a dynamic offense and can explode all over any defense and that will happen this week against a solid Colts defense. For that reason alone avoid the Indianapolis Colt’s defense.
Minnesota vs Green Bay
Chicago vs Baltimore
San Francisco vs Jacksonville
The 49er’s defense is underrated this season and they are good enough to make a scary run shutting down opposing offenses and I believe that run will start this week with a plus matchup against a Jaguars offense still looking for their identity. So if you play matchup at defense in fantasy football as most people do then pick up the 49er’s defense and you may want to hold onto them beyond this week.
I had a lot of fun writing this and I hope all of my week 11 start/sit advice helps everyone. Also if you need more explanation on a player just leave me a comment I will be happy to give you one. I’ll be back next week with more fantasy start/sit advice.