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Fantasy Football Week 11 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks

The NFL season continues to progress at an accelerated rate and we are entering the 11th week. Before looking ahead to this week’s games, there were a few quarterbacks who stood out in fantasy football in Week 10.

This past weekend, Lamar Jackson continued to show that he is absolutely a game-changing quarterback in the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens’ dual-threat quarterback finished with 288 total yards and four touchdowns as he led all quarterbacks with 33.4 fantasy points in Week 10.

Along with Jackson, it was the rookies Daniel Jones and Kyler Murray who posted impressive outings on Sunday. Jones was able to score 30.3 points while Murray contributed 26.8 points in fantasy football.

What quarterbacks are in a position to perform well this week? All of the picks in this article are based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues.

Considering that, here are the quarterbacks to start and sit in your lineups in Week 11.

QBs to Start in Week 11

Saints’ Drew Brees (vs. Buccaneers): Following Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, some people may be concerned with Drew Brees. The veteran quarterback ended with only 11.5 points against the team who gives up the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks.

Despite his underwhelming performance in Week 10, Brees is poised to bounce back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers’ defense allows an average of 23.2 points per game to QBs thus far (second-most in the NFL).

Bills’ Josh Allen (vs. Dolphins): Josh Allen typically isn’t considered a fantasy-relevant quarterback in the NFL. But due to his rushing ability, there is a chance that he can score 20 points in any given week.

The Buffalo Bills’ second-year quarterback will face the Miami Dolphins in Week 11, who he scored 21.3 fantasy points against in Week 7. In addition, Miami’s defense has surrendered the fourth-most total touchdowns to QBs with 22 of them.

49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo (vs. Cardinals): Just two weeks ago, Jimmy Garoppolo got his first opportunity to face the Arizona Cardinals in 2019. As a result, he had his best game of the season with 28.9 fantasy points.

Following his disappointing performance on Monday night versus the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo will get a chance to get back on track in Week 11. The Cardinals have given up 3,047 passing yards and 25 touchdowns to QBs (both are most in the NFL).

Other QBs to Start: Raiders’ Derek Carr (vs. Bengals), Chargers’ Philip Rivers (vs. Chiefs), Panthers’ Kyle Allen (vs. Falcons)

QBs to Sit in Week 11

Eagles’ Carson Wentz (vs. Patriots): Since the beginning of the season, it has been tough to gauge what version of Carson Wentz we will get week in and week out. The Philadelphia Eagles’ signal-caller has only had two games where he has scored more than 20 points.

While Wentz may be a talented quarterback, you shouldn’t expect him to be successful in Week 11 versus the New England Patriots’ stout defense. Even after facing Lamar Jackson, New England is still allowing only 7.4 points per game to QBs (fewest in the NFL).

Browns’ Baker Mayfield (vs. Steelers): After struggling in the Cleveland Browns’ first seven games, Baker Mayfield hs now had two consecutive games where he has produced 17 or more points. Above all, both of those performances came against two top-five defenses in fantasy football in the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills.

While it’s a positive sign to see him show flashes of what he did in 2018, be wary of starting him in Week 11. The second-year quarterback will face a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that is coming into form, forcing 26 takeaways (second-most in the NFL).

Rams’ Jared Goff (vs. Bears): The Los Angeles Rams’ offense is beginning to falter due to the ineptitude of the team’s offensive line. Due to the play of the offensive line, Jared Goff has been under constant duress all year.

With a makeshift offensive line, Goff will face the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football in Week 11. The Bears’ defense has only given up nine passing touchdowns to opposing QBs (fifth-fewest in the NFL).