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2017 Fantasy Football Week 11 Start-Sit

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The Fantasy trade deadline is approaching and teams are starting to construct their rosters for that final playoff push, making those tough lineup decisions that much more important.

To help you out, here is the 2017 Fantasy Football Week 11 Start-Sit preview.

You can also use the Start-Sit tool and check out our Week 11 Rankings.

2017 Fantasy Football Week 11 Start-Sit

Starts

Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs vs New York Giants

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Going into his Week 10 bye week, Alex Smith is Fantasy’s QB2 overall. Averaging 20 Fantasy points per game, Smith was on fire for the first half of the season.

He should come out hot after his bye against a New York Giants’ defense that allows the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Smith makes for a solid Week 11 must start.

Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers vs Buffalo Bills

Gordon has been a RB1 so far this year, but he hasn’t lived up to last year’s performance. He now has three games with 3 or fewer Non-PPR Fantasy points. Don’t let this and a 100+ total yard and two touchdown performance from Chargers’ back-up running back, Austin Ekeler, lure you into sitting Gordon.

Gordon has a great match-up against the Bills who allow the second most Fantasy points to opposing running backs. Start Gordon with confidence as a solid RB1.

Start of the Week: Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants vs Kansas City Chiefs

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Since coming back from injury in Week 9, and with Odell and Marshall hurt, Shepard has a 70 yard and a 142 yard receiving game in those two games. Shepard is the only true receiver option right now for the Giants and was targeted 13 times in Week 10.

Up next Shepard plays against the Chiefs who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. With the Giants likely playing from behind, Shepard should see plenty of opportunities to reward owners who start him.

Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals vs Houston Texans

Fitzgerald has still remained solid with Drew Stanton behind center as he has s 70-yard game and a 113-yard game in two of those three games.

Now Fitzgerald goes up against the Texans who allow the second most Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Fitzgerald should remain a focal point of the Cardinals’ offense and owners should feel comfortable starting him.

Tyler Kroft, TE, Cincinnati Bengals vs Denver Broncos

Since Tyler Eifert was ruled out for the rest of the season, Kroft has been pretty solid.

The Broncos allow the second most Fantasy points to opposing tight ends, making Kroft a strong start at the shallow tight end position.

Honorable Mention: Derek Carr vs NE; Jerick McKinnon vs LAR; Michael Crabtree vs NE; Cameron Brate vs MIA

Sits

Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota Vikings vs Los Angeles Rams

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Keenum turned in another solid performance in Week 10 against the Redskins, totaling 24 Fantasy points. However, Keenum has struggles against solid pass defenses and now goes up against the Rams who allow the fourth fewest Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

With Teddy Bridgewater knocking on the door to claim his starting job back, Keenum is a must sit in Week 11.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Arizona Cardinals vs Houston Texans

Peterson tuned in another abysmal performance in Week 10. He totaled 29 rushing yards on 21 carries, marking the second time in four weeks he has failed to rush for more than 29 yards.

Up next he gets the Texans who allow the second fewest Fantasy points to opposing running backs. Sit Peterson based on the match-up alone.

Sit of the Week: Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

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Morris ran well as he got the start in place on Ezekiel Elliott. He gained 53 yards on only 11 carries. But that low volume will leave Morris unreliable. What’s worse is the Cowboys lost their elite left tackle, Tyron Smith, in Week 10 and if he misses more time, the running game will take a major hit.

Up next is a match-up against the Eagles who allow the fourth fewest Fantasy points to opposing running backs. Sit Morris with confidence and wait to see if the Cowboys decide to give him a heavier workload.

Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers vs Baltimore Ravens

Since Aaron Rodgers went down in Week 6, Jordy has scored 6 or fewer Non-PPR Fantasy points in every game. The rapport between Hundley and Nelson just isn’t the same.

Up next is a match-up against the Ravens who allow the second fewest Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Nelson remains a safe sit with Rodgers out.

Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Chargers

Clay was solid to start the year and was well on his way to a TE1 finish. Then he missed three weeks due to an injury and in his first game back in Week 10 he only managed 13 yards on three targets.

The Bills passing attack isn’t elite by any means and now they go up against the Chargers who allow the second fewest Fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Leave Clay on the bench for this one.

Honorable Mention: Matthew Stafford vs CHI; Joe Mixon vs DEN; Kenny Britt vs JAX; Ben Watson vs GB

About Alex Hamrick

Alex is an avid fantasy football enthusiast and writer for Fantasy Six Pack. With a background in quantitative methods and analysis, Alex enjoys using statistics and data analytics to develop detailed fantasy football analysis. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AlexBHamrick

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