The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – WR 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: Marquise Brown vs Houston Texans
If you took my advice last week and went Hollywood, you were happy with a 4 for 80 and 1 touchdown stat line. It could have been better if the game hadn’t been such a blowout and Marquise Brown hadn’t found his way to the bench after slightly aggravating an ankle injury. Assuming Hollywood is healthy for this game, it’s an excellent matchup against the Houston Texans, so I’ll be staying in the flames and starting Marquise Brown this week in what should be a high scoring affair.
Start – John Brown @ Miami Dolphins: Although he only has 1 touchdown reception on the season, John Brown just matched his season-high in targets with 11. The problem is he only caught 5 of those balls, as Josh Allen continues to struggle with his accuracy. Regardless, the matchup is prime and John Brown is the clear top receiver in Buffalo.
Start – Calvin Ridley @ Carolina Panthers: In the last 3 games that he’s played, Calvin Ridley has been a bust for your fantasy football lineup. Ridley only had 5 targets on Sunday in the upset win over the Atlanta Falcons, but he could see an uptick in volume this week. Austin Hooper expected to miss approximately a month of action, Ridley should absorb some of his target share.
Start – Deebo Samuel vs Arizona Cardinals: Coming off his best game of the season, Deebo Samuel should be a fine play this week. Both Emmanuel Sanders and George Kittle are day-to-day with their respective injuries and will be game-time decisions come Sunday. Should either one not be able to play, Samuel should see a similar target share as he saw on Sunday.
Start – Courtland Sutton @ Minnesota Vikings: The run defense for the Vikings has been excellent, but their pass defense is highly suspect. Courtland Sutton is having a breakout season, as he’s had at least 70 yards or a touchdown for the past 7 weeks. Even with Brandon Allen under center, Sutton was able to reel in a touchdown and led the team in targets. Sutton should be a fine start this week.
Sit of the Week: Alshon Jeffery vs New England Patriots
Not only is Alshon Jeffery still dealing with soreness in his ankle coming out of the week 10 bye, but he’ll also be facing one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL in Stephon Gilmore. Jeffery is day-to-day, but I expect him to be available for game action. Even though the Patriots are on the road, they have a defense that travels and I think Alshon is an easy decision to bench this week.
Sit – Devante Parker vs Buffalo Bills: The long-awaited breakout season for Devante Parker continues and though he didn’t rock the world last week, he still put up a usable stat line of 5 receptions for 69 yards (niiice). Parker led the team in targets, which I expect him to do again, but I think he’s going to have a similar stat line as he did this week. I’m not saying you can’t play Parker at all, but there are many options I’d consider above him.
Sit – Robby Anderson @ Washington Redskins: This strikes me as a potential trap game. The Washington Redskins are only allowing 17 points per game through the last 4 weeks, compared to 30 points per game through the first 5 games of the season. Therefore, I’m benching Robby Anderson because I’m not sure he’ll break off a deep ball, which is what he needs to be productive.
Sit – Auden Tate/Alex Erickson @ Oakland Raiders: The matchup is excellent, but Ryan Finley is not. I would still play Tyler Boyd, but there’s a 0% chance I’m playing second and third options for a quarterback who seems to struggle to get past his first read unless it’s to dump the ball off.
Sit – Kenny Stills @ Baltimore Ravens: I’m worried about Kenny Stills’ prospective output in this game. The Ravens were a great matchup at the beginning of the season, but since trading for Marcus Peters, they have one of the best secondary groups in the NFL. I see this as more likely to be a bust week for Kenny Stills if he’s not able to catch a deep ball or a touchdown.