The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – QB edition – Week 11
The Fantasy Football 2019 NFL regular season. As we close out the regular season, let’s take a look at the best starts and sits heading into Week 11 of your fantasy football matchups.
Start of the Week: Kyle Allen vs Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons defense may have shown up against the Saints, but I’d be surprised to see them play that well in back to back weeks given what we’ve seen this season. With that said, I think Kyle Allen is going to be an excellent start this week. Allen didn’t rock the world, but he played well enough in Green Bay that the Panthers’ ended up being just a half a yard shy of sending the game to overtime. If you’ve been stashing Kyle Allen, this is your time to start him.
Start – Dak Prescott @ Detroit Lions: I almost didn’t even include him on the list, because obviously you’re starting Dak Prescott this week. This is more of a Dak appreciation entry, as he’s the 4th highest scoring quarterback in fantasy football this year, ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. Dak is an auto-start regardless of the matchup, but on top of that, the matchup is excellent.
Start – Josh Allen @ Miami Dolphins: It’s been far less spectacular to watch, but Josh Allen is in fact tied with Lamar Jackson for rushing touchdowns at the quarterback position with 6 apiece. Allen will now get one of the best matchups in the NFL this year against a Miami Dolphins team that can’t even tank right. I think the Bills win this game and I think Allen produces well for fantasy football.
Start – Derek Carr vs Cincinnati Bengals: The Raiders have been one of the biggest surprises this year and one of the biggest reasons has been the excellent play of Derek Carr. Carr has played three straight games without a turnover and is now entering a fantastic string of matchups. Carr will start with the Bengals this week before moving on to the Jets and Chiefs, meaning Carr will be on the start list for the next three weeks.
Start – Jared Goff vs Chicago Bears: After his last stinker, Jared Goff quickly responded with two solid fantasy performances for owners who had the cajones to stick with him after such an abysmal performance. If you maintain that mantra, you’re going to start Jared Goff this week. For one, he’s at home, where he’s been a significantly better quarterback, but also, the Bears’ defense simply isn’t a shutdown affair like last year. You can’t do it with supreme confidence, but you can start Jared Goff.
Sit of the Week: Nick Foles @ Indianapolis Colts
I actually don’t think that this is a bad matchup for Nick Foles, but I am concerned about his health. A broken clavicle could possibly be re-injured, as we’ve seen in the past and Foles isn’t exactly a mobile quarterback. If Foles can stay upright and finish the game, he should be fine for fantasy football owners who take a chance and start him. However, I question if Foles will be able to stand up to the Colts above-average defense, so I’d rather leave him on my bench to wait and see how everything plays out.
Sit – Kirk Cousins vs Denver Broncos: For 4 out of the last 5 weeks, Kirk Cousins has been an excellent start for fantasy football. The Vikings will be playing at home, but I’m still nervous about the game script. I think the Vikings will continue to leave heavily on the run, limiting Cousins’ opportunities to produce for your lineup. There are worse options than Cousins, but there are also a lot of better ones.
Sit – Matt Ryan @ Carolina Panthers: For his last two starts, Matt Ryan has failed to surpass 200 yards. Even after a big win in New Orleans, I do not trust this Falcons offense, especially with Austin Hooper now dealing with a knee injury. With his starting running back and starting tight end potentially out for this game, I’d look for a streaming option like Derek Carr over Matt Ryan this week.
Sit – Kyler Murray @ San Francisco 49ers: The first overall selection of the 2019 draft and potentially the rookie of the year, Kyler Murray, has been a house on fire the last two weeks. Murray also performed well the last time he faced the San Francisco 49ers, who are coming off their first loss of the season. I think that the Cardinals offense as a whole will struggle more on the road and this could be a disappointing game for fantasy owners who start Kyler Murray.
Sit – Mitchell Trubisky @ Los Angeles Rams: At this point, even if he were to come out and have a 6 touchdown game, I don’t know that I would trust Mitchell Trubisky on any given week. Furthermore, I’m not going to trust him with Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey on the opposing side of the field, especially with the Rams playing at home. Even in two-quarterback leagues, I’d be looking to pivot away from Trubisky.