The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – RB 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: Devin Singletary @ Miami Dolphins
After what could be called a breakout game against the Washington Redskins, the Buffalo Bills made the questionable decision to run a pass-heavy game plan, limiting Devin Singletary’s touches to just 11 this past Sunday. Singletary was gashing the Browns defense every time he touched the ball and in my opinion, going away from Singletary cost Buffalo the game. I think they will rectify this on the road against the Miami Dolphins this week, which is why Singletary is the start of the week.
Start – David Montgomery @ Los Angeles Rams: I’m heavily invested in David Montgomery this year, so perhaps this is wish-casting more than actual analysis, but I’m going to stay in the fire and start Montgomery this week. The Rams run defense has been far more suspect this year than last, so I’m going to hope for decent volume as I don’t think Trubisky will be able to push the ball downfield.
Start – Carlos Hyde @ Baltimore Ravens: On the season, Carlos Hyde has more rushing yards than: Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara, Le’Veon Bell, Joe Mixon, James Conner and Todd Gurley to name a few. The Ravens defense has improved dramatically over the course of this season, however, they’ve also faced some incredibly suspect offenses. I think the Houston Texans will be able to move the ball and Carlos Hyde specifically has developed into a volume play with the Texans.
Start – Joe Mixon @ Oakland Raiders: I have underrated Joe Mixon’s pure talent and ability to overcome the lack of talent around him. Andy Dalton’s benching is a disservice to everyone on this team except for Joe Mixon, who quickly became the focal point of the offense, receiving 32 touches in the game. The Oakland Raiders have played surprisingly well, but the defense still gives up a lot, making Mixon a must start this week in spite of his season-long performance.
Start – James White @ Philadelphia Eagles: The Philadelphia Eagles run defense is excellent, but the pass defense has been suspect all season long. I really like James White in this game, especially in PPR leagues, because I expect him to be the more utilized running back in this game. White hasn’t had less than 46 receiving yards in his last 6 games, so he’s an excellent play this week.
Sit of the Week: Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I cannot imagine Alvin Kamara, but you’ll need to temper expectations this week. Kamara has been somewhat of a disappointment considering he was one of the top three players drafted, as he has only topped 100 all-purpose yards twice this season. The Buccaneers run defense is one of the best in the NFL this year, so I wouldn’t count on Alvin Kamara to do much in the run game. You can take solace in that he retains a high floor because of his work in the passing game. Latavius Murray is a full-blown sit this week, as he’s a backup and is less involved in the passing game.
Sit – Sony Michel @ Philadelphia Eagles: For the same reason that I have James White listed as a start this week, I have Sony Michel listed as a sit. Unless the Patriots get up big on the road and then overcome the excellent Eagles run defense as they grind out the game, Sony Michel is likely to be a bust in your lineup and is better left on your bench this week.
Sit – Brian Hill @ Carolina Panthers: One of the hottest waiver pickups this week was Brian Hill, but I don’t think he’s a good play this week. The Carolina Panthers defense hasn’t been great against running backs this year, but something about a division road games makes me nervous. Unless I picked him up because I had no alternative, Brian Hill will stay on my bench this week.
Sit – David Johnson @ San Francisco 49ers: At this point, even if he’s declared as active and suiting up, you cannot trust David Johnson. Last week’s abysmal performance got DJ benched and he had a significantly smaller snap share than new teammate Kenyan Drake. The 49ers may have been susceptible to the Cardinals’ attack when they were in their building, but I get the feeling production will be harder to come by in San Francisco this weekend.
Sit – Kalen Ballage vs Buffalo Bills: It was gross, but Kalen Ballage did end up with 20 carries by the end of the Dolphins’ upset win over the Indianapolis Colts. Also, the Buffalo Bills have been susceptible to allowing chunk run plays the last few weeks and the Dolphins will be playing at home. Regardless, I’m not starting Kalen Ballage unless it’s a desperation play.