Our Week 11 sit ‘em features regular fantasy starters who could fail to meet expectations based on the strength of their opponent. For your final lineup decisions, check out our Week 11 player rankings and if you have any fantasy football questions, feel free to post them if you have any fantasy football questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.


Cam Newton CAR VS ATL

Cam “the scam” Newton is back on the sits column. Despite what ESPN or Yahoo are saying about Newton still being a must start, there is no denying that he is not healthy and his performance is suffering from it. He is not to be trusted in any format. You can do better than Carolina offensive options that are not Kelvin or Olsen. Scram Cam, get outta here!

Matthew Stafford DET @ AZ

Stafford has his favorite receiving toy back in Calvin Megatron Johnson. I expect Stafford to air it out, but Arizona’s defense, especially cornerback Patrick Patterson have been up to the test so far this season. This is a matchup sit’em and not because of Stafford’s abilities. Stafford could put up average numbers this week, but nothing above 20 in my book. Do better than him this week.

Running Backs

Steven Jackson ATL @ CAR

SJax is back in the conversation for starts in fantasy lineups. I do not care that he scored a touchdown last week, he’s not the same as his was and his tires are wearing thin. Carolina might have looked like garbage against Philly, but I don’t expect much from SJax going forward. Soon they will be changing the guard to one of their rookie running backs, which could be sooner rather than later.

Jerick McKinnon MIN @ CHI

Chicago was embarrassed on Sunday night at Lambeau against the Green Bay Rodgers…I mean Packers. Chicago is a prideful team and a prideful city so that won’t carry over to this week’s tilt against the Vikings. McKinnon gets carries, but the goal lines and touchdowns belong to his committee-mate runner Asiata. McKinnon does not have enough upside to necessitate being a starter this week.

Wide Receivers

Michael Crabtree SF @NYG

Crabtree is a beast, no doubt about it. However, the Giants are better against the pass than one would think considering their abysmal record. The Giants will be tough to beat at home and I expect a strong pass-rush to disrupt Kaepernick and fluster Crabtree in the passing game. Crabapples not crabtree for me.

Mohamed Sanu CIN @NO

Sanu is not going to be as relevant moving forward with the return of A.J. Green. Green should be fully healthy now and New Orleans is not the horrendous defense that it once was from years previous. Sanu has potential if this game becomes a blow-out, but I expect strong running games from both teams and nothing substantial for targets from Sanu. He’s just not a top tier receiver and his upside is limited, especially when Cincy’s true #1 is back in the lineup.

Tight Ends

Larry Donnell NYG VS SF

Larry is the boom or bust tight end that owners hate or love. Last week he was famine again against the Seahawks. This week it’s another tough NFC West foe. The risk is too high for Donnell to be in your lineup, but I can see if one is desperate. Donnell will be seeing a lot of red 49ers surrounding him on Sunday.

Mychal Rivera OAK @SD

Rivera has been a popular pickup of late for owners. Carr made him look good with a garbage time touchdown late against Denver. San Diego has been staunch against tight end scoring this season and I just do not see the good times rolling for this Raider. Back to the bench Mychal, no garbage time glory this week.


San Francisco 49ers SF @ NYG

After watching the Giants look pretty solid for one half of football against the Seahawks, I can see where the 49ers will be exposed in the passing game. With Jennings back from injury for the Giants and Beckham at wide-receiver creating mismatches I can see Eli and the Giants making the points rain in the Meadowlands. The 49ers defense is just not the same without Willis.