Our Week 11 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em is an in-depth look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they will impact your lineup decisions for your fantasy football team. Our list of Week 11 wide receiver starts and sits features regular fantasy starters, as well as lesser-known players, who are likely to exceed expectations based on a favorable matchup, or fail to meet expectations due to the strength of their opponent.
Julian Edelman has been a popular pick for the start column because of his overall disappointment this season. He hasn’t been the same kind of PPR asset that he has been in years past, but he should build on a solid performance in last week’s loss to the Seahawks. Despite losing a costly fumble in the game, Edelman posted a 7-99-0 line. With Rob Gronkowski expected to miss this week’s game, Edelman should easily eclipse the double-digit mark in targets. There’s no one in the 49’ers secondary who can stay with Edelman in the slot and he’ll have a fantastic chance to improve on his lone touchdown figure for the season. He’ll be a legit WR2 this week in San Francisco.
Despite facing the Texans’ third ranked pass-defense in Mexico on this coming Monday Night, Michael Crabtree and the Raiders will be poised to make a statement. Tied atop the AFC West standings, the Raiders have relied on Crab to be a focal point of the offense alongside stud sophomore wideout, Amari Cooper. Crabtree will look to make amends for his Week 9 performance, when he posted his second worst outing of the season by the numbers. Coming off a Bye in Week 10, look for Derek Carr to spread the ball around and give his receivers a chance to make some big plays down the field. I’m expecting Crabtree to post a big night south-of-the-border on Monday Night Football.
After recording touchdowns in each of his two games back, Donte Moncrief has quickly elevated his game to the level fantasy owners had expected before he suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2. The Colts have a must-win game on their hands this week when they welcome the Titans to Indianapolis, as both teams are grappling for position in the AFC South. With much of the attention from the Tennessee secondary slated to go T.Y. Hilton’s way, Moncrief figures to get double-digit looks from Andrew Luck. His ability to run a full route tree makes him an intriguing receiver alongside Hilton and he’ll be in the WR2/3 conversation come this weekend.
Marvin Jones Jr.
After looking like a WR1 over the season’s first three weeks, Marvin Jones Jr. has only posted two double-digit fantasy point performances over his last six games. A healthy Theo Riddick and Eric Ebron, along with an emerging Golden Tate, has seen Jones Jr. fall out of favor with Matthew Stafford and the Detroit offense. It’ll be difficult to trust Jones Jr. as anything more than a questionable WR3 for the rest of the year, unless he can demonstrate a newfound rapport with Stafford. Sit ’em!
After six productive games to start the season, Cole Beasley’s production has been a little more inconsistent as of late. This can be attributed to Dez Bryant returning to the lineup, as well as the offense consistently running through Ezekiel Elliott. Jason Witten has also risen to prominence in recent weeks, which has eliminated some of Beasley’s looks underneath in the Dallas offense. This week, the Cowboys will look to improve to 9-1 at the expense of the Baltimore Ravens, who sport the fifth best pass-defense in the NFL. Beasley’s Week 11 value with be strictly touchdown-dependent, as he projects as a WR4. He’s best left on the bench against the swarming Ravens defense.
Kenny Stills has hauled in some long touchdowns for the Dolphins this season and last week was another notch on his belt, as he reeled in a 39-yard TD from Ryan Tannehill. The problem is that this was only one of two receptions for Stills on the day, as this kind of game has been the common theme for him throughout the season. Stills has recorded two or less receptions in seven of his nine games this season and won’t be anything more than a dart-throw for a touchdown in Week 11 vs. the Rams. Owners would be best advised to leave him on your bench, especially with Devante Parker showing signs of life as a more voluminous receiver in the Miami offense.