Fantasy Football: Start 'em, Sit 'em and Sleepers For Week 11

Week 11 of fantasy football is here. The waiver wire has already opened and you're likely trying to figure out your lineup for this weekend. If you're having issues, we're here to help. You won't see your studs on this start 'em or sit 'em list. Of course you're going to start Adrian Peterson, Julio Jones and Aaron Rodgers. You don't need me to tell you that. This list is designed for the fringe players. If you're unsure which of your options to go with, this list can help. The sleeper section is designed for those in deep leagues, or if you're really desperate. With that in mind, here are your start 'em, sit 'em and sleepers for Week 11.

Start 'Em:

Derek Carr, QB, Raiders 

Carr has been hot lately and that should continue against the Lions. Detroit's pass defense is pretty porous, which could mean a big day for Carr. He's not the only Raiders on this list. 

Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys

There's risk here, since Romo hasn't played since Week 2. However, he's a consistent Top 10 fantasy QB when healthy. He has a solid matchup against the Dolphins and Romo could have a solid week. 

Latavius Murray, RB, Raiders

Murray has been a bit inconsistent this season, but he's worth at least an RB2 play this week. The Lions' run defense is awful, so expect Murray to have a strong game. 

Lamar Miller, RB, Dolphins

Miller has been on fire since Dan Campbell took over. He's finally getting the touches he deserves and is turning them into fantasy points. He could have a huge game against a Cowboy run defense that hasn't done a good job of stopping fantasy RBs. 

Charcandrick West, RB, Chiefs

West isn't Jamaal Charles, but he's doing his best impression. He's getting almost all of the carries and now faces the NFL's worst fantasy run defense. 

Sammy Watkins, WR, Bills

Watkins was sit last week, but not this time. The Patriots' pass defense isn't great and Watkins will get a ton of targets this week. He's at least a WR2. 

Brandon LaFell, WR, Patriots

With no Julian Edelman, LaFell should see a slight uptick in targets. He's had a solid amount so far, but hasn't turned them into fantasy points. Yet. That could change this week. 

Allen Robinson, WR, Jaguars

Robinson is a WR1 when the matchup is right. Against the Titans, who are without Devin McCourty, Robinson is a high-end WR1. 

Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys

Witten has struggled, but he gets a big boost with the return of Romo. If you still own Witten, this is a good week to give him a start. 

Sit 'Em: 

Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals

This has less to do with Dalton's poor efforts against the Texans and Steelers and more to do with his matchup. The Cardinals have a strong defense and they could very well shut down the Bengals' pass attack. Don't cut Dalton, since he's still a Top 10 QB, but don't play him this week. 

Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins

Cousins has dropped at least 28 points in two of his last three starts, but don't expect that to be the case again this week. He faces a Panthers' defense that is among the best in the NFL. He'll come back down to Earth this week. 

Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens

Forsett is coming off a rough week and plays a stout Rams defense. If you have other options, it's best to leave him on your bench. 

Jeremy Hill, RB, Bengals 

Hill has struggled this season, splitting snaps with Gio Bernard. He's been a frustrating player to own and he's best left on your bench this week against the Cardinals. 

Redskins RBs

The Redskins had a great day on the ground against the Saints, but that likely won't be the case against the Panthers. Alfred Morris and Matt Jones will likely split the bulk of the carries. Don't expect much out of either. 

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts

No Andrew Luck and Hilton has a tough matchup against Falcons' defense that has been sharp against fantasy WRs. Leave him on your bench. 

Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs

Maclin hasn't played well in recent weeks and he's not worth playing this week. The Chargers' pass defense is actually one of the better units at stopping fantasy WRs. 

Randall Cobb, WR, Packers

Cobb has topped five points just once in his last six games. Until he turns things around, leave him on your bench. 

Martellus Bennett, TE, Bears

Bennett is getting outplayed by Zach Miller. I have no idea how or why that's happening, but sit Bennett until he rebounds. 


Marcus Mariota, QB, Titans

Mariota is owned in less than 43 percent of leagues, so he could be an option if you're desperate. He's played well this season, and has been one of the best road QBs. He has a strong matchup against a Jaguars team that doesn't stop the pass very well. He plays Thursday Night, so you'll need to make a call on Mariota quickly. 

James White, RB, Patriots

This one carries plenty of risk, but we are talking about RB sleepers. All the good ones are obvious plays or owned in too many leagues to be considered a sleeper. White is owned in 34 percent of leagues, but he'll be the third down back that replace Dion Lewis. White had nearly three times as many snaps as Brandon Bolden last week. The Patriots play the Bills this week and they have a strong run defense. That could result in the Patriots throwing it and using White often. 

Tavon Austin, WR, Rams

Austin has been wildly inconsistent, as the Rams have failed to regularly get the ball in his hands. But this could be a week in which he goes off. The Ravens pass defense is bad, so there is upside with Austin. He's likely sitting on someone's bench, so if that's you, consider playing him. 

Charles Clay, TE, Bills

You'll be chasing TDs with this play, but that's okay for sleeper tight ends. Clay is boom-or-bust, but he could play well against the Patriots. 

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