Each week there are some obvious starts and sits in fantasy football. Other decisions are not quite so simple. Here are some of my picks for Week 11 in the latest edition of Studs, Duds & Sleepers.
QB: Sam Howell (WAS vs. NYG): Howell has thrown for 300+ yards in three straight games and multiple TD’s in four of his last six. Look for him to avenge a Week 7 dud vs. the Giants with a big day in this rematch at home.
RB: Jahmyr Gibbs (DET vs. CHI): He has now scored 26 or more PPR points in three straight games and that was even with David Montgomery back in the mix last week. His big play potential coupled with his now apparent weekly high floor make him a top 6 running back option here.
WR: D.K. Metcalf (SEA at LAR): Finally healthy, Metcalf caught a season-high seven balls a week ago. He has quietly reached double digit PPR points seven times this year. Now he faces a Rams’ D that he scored six times against over the teams’ last six meetings.
TE: Trey McBride (ARI at HOU): With Kyler Murray back under center all parts of the Cardinals’ offense are seeing a boost in fantasy value and McBride fits the bill. McBride has been heating up too, over his last three games he has been targeted 28 times and pulled 21 catches for 248 yards and a touchdown.
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QB: Trevor Lawrence (JAX vs. TEN): Lawrence shows up in this spot for the second straight week and he once again doesn’t rank inside my top 12 quarterbacks in Week 11. He ranks as QB18 on the season and is facing a Titans’ defense which has ceded the 10th fewest fantasy points to signal callers on the year.
RB: A.J. Dillon (GB vs. LAC): Dillon has been productive in spots, but the expected game flow in this matchup suggests it will be more of an Aaron Jones’ game in Green Bay. He still has only scored once all season and has only had one game with more than two catches.
WR: Jakobi Meyers (LV at MIA): Since Antonio Pierce took over two weeks ago and Aiden O’Connell relieved Jimmy Garoppolo as the team’s starting quarterback, Meyers’ fantasy value has plummeted. He’s been targeted just eight times in the Raiders’ last three contests and that leaves his fantasy floor a bit too low for my liking.
TE: David Njoku (CLE vs. PIT): Njoku has been a mixed bag of results, but overall the stats haven’t matched the talent. The matchup isn’t great here either. The Steelers have only allowed one TD to tight ends all year and are giving up the third fewest PPR points (8.9 ppg) to the position.
QB: Joshua Dobbs (MIN at DEN): Dobbs continues to impress under center in Minnesota with back-to-back top five fantasy finishes since being dealt to the Vikings at the trade deadline. Now he could get Justin Jefferson back in the mix as Minnesota travels to Denver.
RB: Darrell Henderson (LAR vs. SEA): With Kyren Williams still a week away from a return from the IR, look for Henderson to offer RB2 upside in Week 11 as Seattle pays a visit to L.A. The Seahawks have ceded the sixth most fantasy points to running backs on the season and four running backs have scored 15+ PPR points vs. them just over the last two weeks.
WR: Zay Flowers (BAL vs. CIN): Flowers has cooled off after a hot start, but did produce his best fantasy output since Week 6 in last week’s matchup with Cleveland. He still appears to be Lamar Jackson’s favorite passing option and is a top 30 option at the position this week vs. the Bengals in a game I expect to have some scoring.
TE: Logan Thomas (WAS vs. NYG): With five or more targets in five of his last six contests, Thomas has a very solid floor which makes him a backend TE1 option in any format. The Giants have been fairly stingy at the position, but don’t let that scare you away from rolling out Thomas here.
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