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2021 Fantasy Football Week 11 Start-Sit

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Welcome back, Fantasy nerds, it is that time again to start setting your lineups for the week, and I’m here to help with the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 11 Start-Sit article.

There are two teams on bye this week, the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos. This is unfortunate for all the Cooper Kupp owners whose teams he’s been carrying.

So make sure to pull your guys from those teams from your lineup. If you are under .500 heading into Week 11, this week is a must-win for your team! The Playoff picture is starting to open up in your leagues with the NFL season being more than halfway done.

In the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 11 start-sit article, I will be giving you a start and a sit at each position.

In addition, I’ll be here every week trying to help by giving you a few deeper guys to start, and a few guys who the consensus believes should be in your lineup that week but whom I can’t entirely agree with.

For any additional help check out our Week 11 Rankings!

Now let’s help you win your pivotal matchup this week with my 2021 Fantasy Football Week 11 Start-Sit!

2021 Fantasy Football Week 11 Start-Sit

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Start

Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears (ECR QB18)

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Justin Fields is starting to show why he was the second quarterback off the board in most dynasty rookie drafts this past offseason.

Over the past two games, we have finally started to see what he can fantasy-wise with the rushing floor he has.

Fields has at least eight rushing attempts in each of his last three games and has rushed for 186 yards.

The rookie has scored 26.3 fantasy points and 19.1 fantasy points his past two games, which was good enough for QB3 during that span.

Fields has also been much better throwing the ball his last few games as well. The Chicago Bears have started using Fields to his strengths with a lot of play-action passes, and really pushing the ball down the field.

The rookie leads the league with 10.7 air yards per attempt this season according to playerprofiler.com. Fields is definitely trending up, after he had struggled earlier this season.

The Matchup – Baltimore Ravens

When you see that your fantasy quarterback is playing the Baltimore Ravens you used to always look at the waiver wire for someone with a better matchup.

That just hasn’t been the case this season. The Ravens defense has allowed the third-most passing yards in the NFL this season.

The Ravens also have the eighth fewest sacks in the NFL which has been an issue for the Bears.

This matchup no longer scares, and I would start Fields over Kirk Cousins and Cam Newton this week who are both ranked higher than Fields.

Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins

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Myles Gaskin has been one of the most frustrating fantasy assets in all of fantasy football. Gaskin has shown flashes this season scoring 27 fantasy points one week and winning his owner’s matchups for the week and then scoring 2.4 points the following week.

He has just been so inconsistent all season long, as he’s gone for double digits three times in his last three games.

With Malcolm Brown on injured reserve Gaskin has taken over as the early-down back, as he paced the running backs in snaps with 42, then Patrick Laird with 16, and Salvon Ahmed with nine. Gaskin has also seen at least 12 carries in his four games, so the volume has been there.

The Matchup – New York Jets

The Dolphins travel to New York to take on the Jets. The Jets are obviously a bad football team as they are coming off a loss in which they gave up 45 points.

The Jets defense has allowed at least 45 points in three games this season. They also allow the most fantasy points to the running back position at 30 fantasy points a game.

Everything lines up for Gaskin to have a huge day, let’s just hope he actually delivers. After all, it is the week for him to have a big week.

Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens (ECR QB31)

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We have finally been able to see rookie wideout Rashod Bateman on the field for the last four games, and he has not disappointed.

Bateman has seen at least six targets in all four of the games he’s played. He has also had at least 80 yards in every game he has played as well, which is a good sign.

The Rookie has averaged 10.5 fantasy points per game and has yet to score a touchdown. So we’d like to think that the first career touchdown could be right around the corner.

Marquise Brown is battling a thigh injury this week and has yet to practice. We might need to temper expectations for Brown, which means more targets for Bateman. As a Bateman owner, I’m all about that.

The Matchup – Chicago Bears

The matchup on the road against the Chicago Bears is not as scary as it once was a few seasons ago. The Bears offense is giving up 26.3 fantasy points to the wide receiver position which is fourth worse in the NFL this season.

Chicago has also allowed the fifth-most yards and touchdowns to wide receivers as well. This is a great matchup for Bateman this weekend, I’d start him over guys like Christain Kirk and Devonta Smith.

Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears (ECR TE17)

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Cole Kmet is starting to become the tight end we wanted him to be coming into this season. He and Justin Fields have an obvious chemistry brewing.

The last time the Bears played in Week 9 Kmet led the team in receiving yards with 87 yards on eight targets with six receptions. Kmet has seen at least six targets in his last three games.

The Bears offense is finally starting to click the last few weeks as Fields has gotten more and more comfortable.


With Fields pushing the ball more downfield, Kmet has been a benefactor as he’s seen the third-most deep targets at the tight end position.

Kmet also has the seventh most air yards at the position as well. Kmet is turning into a big play waiting to happen, and you can’t say that about a lot of tight ends.

The Matchup – Baltimore Ravens

We talked about how Baltimore’s defense isn’t as great as it once was in the Justin Fields portion of this article.

But like the quarterback position, they also struggle slowing down the tight end position. The Ravens allow the eighth-most fantasy points to the position this year.

They have also allowed the third-most yards as well to the position. I’d start Kmet over guys like Zach Ertz and Tyler Conklin this week.

Sit

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks ( ECR QB11)

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Russell Wilson came back from his finger injury last week and it did not look pretty. It looked like Wilson was still having a few issues with that finger as he got shut out for the first time in his pro career.

Wilson finished with a stat line of 20-40 for only 161 yards and two interceptions for 7.6 fantasy points.

It was pretty much a nightmare scenario for Wilson and his fantasy managers. Before Wilson got injured I wouldn’t say that he was lighting the world on fire.

Wilson had only two top-eight quarterback finishes in the five games that he played this season. The Seattle offense is one of the slower offenses in the league and that scares me for Wilson’s upside moving forward and this week.

The Matchup – Arizona Cardinals

At the start of the season, we might have thought that the Arizona Cardinals defense was a slam dunk to start your QB against, but that just hasn’t been the case.

The Cardinals have held opposing quarterbacks 15.3 fantasy points per game, which is the fourth-best in the NFL. I don’t trust Wilson in this matchup this week and am looking to start Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Fields over him this week.

Elijah Mitchell, RB, San Fransisco 49ers (ECR RB18)

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This is the second week in a row that Elijah Mitchell has made the sit portion of this article. Last week Mitchell had a solid game but was nothing too crazy as he finished with  91 yards on 27 carries and a broken finger. The broken finger is what really scares me off Mitchell this week.

According to Head Coach, Kyle Shannahan Mitchell had a procedure to pin his finger and believes he should be available to play this weekend. We might see a lot more Jeff Wilson Jr. in his second game back.

Wilson saw 10 carries for only 28 yards in his first game back. But we have seen Shannahan rely on Wilson before, especially in the red zone.

The Matchup – Jacksonville Jaguars

The matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars is not what scares me off of Mitchell this week as I said above.

It is actually a decent matchup as the Jags have given up the 17th most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

I’m off of Mitchell this week as I expect Wilson to take on a bigger role this week. I’m definitely starting Myles Gaskin over Mitchell this week.

Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (ECR WR25)

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Mike Williams had such an awesome start to the season. Williams was the WR1 in all of fantasy football through the first five games of the season in half PPR formats.

In weeks six through ten Williams has come crashing down from that unreal start and has been WR80 in those five weeks, and has just killed his fantasy owners weeks in some cases.

Moving forward I believe that Mike Williams should be able to bounce back and become at least a low-end WR2 each week. But I don’t believe that will happen this week.

Williams saw over five targets for the first time since Week 5 last week, but he still isn’t seeing the volume you need to be a WR1 this season again.

The Matchup – Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are 14th in the league fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers this season.

They are also 11th in the league in yards allowed to the position as well, so it’s not a cakewalk matchup for Williams.

I just can’t trust Williams this week until he shows me he can return at least WR3 value. I would start Rashod Bateman and Hunter Renfrow over Williams this week.

T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions (ECR TE7)

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Should we stop considering T.J. Hockenson as a set it and forget it tight end?

I’m starting to think so since Hockenson seems to have lost the floor that we thought he had come into this season.

Hockenson has scored single-digit fantasy points in five out of nine games this season and is coming off a game in which he gave you a goose egg against the Pittsburgh Steelers who gave up 87 receiving yards to Cole Kmet the week before.

The three weeks prior to that Hockenson saw at least nine targets in all three games which was nice to see, but he still makes me nervous moving forward.

I’m just not sure he possesses top-five tight end upside every week any longer, with how poor Jared Goff has been playing.

The Matchup – Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns defense has had a decent defense so far this season with a ton of talent on it. The Browns pass rush will make it tough on Goff all day long, which will make for a long day for the Lions’ offense.



The Browns have allowed the ninth fewest yards to the tight end position this season. This may sound like a hot take, but I would rather have Dan Arnold this week and going forward over Hockenson.

Thanks for checking out my 2021 Fantasy Football Week 11 Start-Sit article! See you all next week!

About Dylan Clemons

Husband, Father, Fantasy Sports writer, for Fantasy Six Pack. When I’m not writing about Football, I enjoy bowling, golfing, and fishing, and of course having a few beers while doing those things! If you need any Fantasy advice, DM on twitter and ill always answer you back.

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