Night net null Having trouble with those Week 11 fantasy start 'em, sit 'em lineup calls? “The Decider” is back to give you his most logical recommendations of whom to play and whom not to play, as well as provide some Night net DFS advice.Week 11 marks the final time teams will be on bye, with the Panthers, Colts, 49ers and Jets all not in action. Given the limited fantasy options on those teams beyond Carolina, the good news is there’s still a strong pool of players available. WEEK 11 RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFantasy Football Week 11 Start 'Em: QuarterbacksEvery-week starts Tom Brady, Patriots (at OAK), Drew Brees, Saints (vs. WAS), Carson Wentz, Eagles (at DAL), Russell Wilson, Seahawks (vs. ATL), Dak Prescott, Cowboys (vs. PHI)Strong startsAlex Smith, Chiefs (at NYG). The Giants got ripped by C.J. Beathard last week. Smith is a much better version of that mobile QB with scarier downfield threats New York can’t cover.Matt Ryan, Falcons (at SEA). It might feel like a trap, but Ryan has been more than competent of late and the Seahawks’ pass defense isn’t as scary without Richard Sherman. Plus, Atlanta will need to pass more with no Devonta Freeman.Derek Carr, Raiders (vs. NE). Carr has the receivers and tight ends with whom to pick his pop against a
Patriots defense still giving up plenty of passing yards and potential for TDs in what should be a high-scoring game south of the border.Jared Goff, Rams (at MIN). He struggled in his last tricky defensive matchup against the Seahawks, but his momentum coming off his recent stellar play with continue with more pleasing results.Jay Cutler, Dolphins (vs. TB). He’s now gone for multiple TDs in the past two games, and his receivers across the board can burn the Buccaneers badly. He’s also easier to trust at home.Deep streamersBlake Bortles, Jaguars (at CLE), Joe Flacco, Ravens (at GB)DFS BargainEli Manning, Giants (vs. KC, $6,500 on FanDuel). New York’s offense stunk big time early. Now it’s all about the defense breaking down. Manning seems to keep getting his garbage-time points with a good baseline of two TDs. He should top 300 yards in frantic-yet-futile comeback mode against a shaky Chiefs pass defense.Fantasy Football Week 11 Sit 'Em: QuarterbacksWeak startsMatthew Stafford, Lions (at CHI). The point total is low and Detroit isn’t favored by much in what should be more of an old-school, black-and-blue, grind-it-out affair with a Bears defense that tends to play better at home.Philip Rivers, Chargers (vs. BUF). He might be cleared from his concussion protocol to make it 195 straight starts, but if he plays, Los Angeles should want to take a hint from New Orleans and pound away on a reeling Buffalo run defense.Andy Dalton, Bengals (at DEN). He’s not Tom Brady or Carson Wentz operating against a defense that will suddenly overachieve.Case Keenum, Vikings (vs. LAR). Don’t go chasing last week’s boxscore and play into the revenge narrative. The Rams’ defense is playing better of late, and Minnesota will need to get it done here with more rushing and more field goals.Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buccaneers (at. MIA). He’s not Cam Newton or Derek Carr operating against a defense that will suddenly overachieve.Buyer bewareKirk Cousins, Redskins (at NO, $8,200 on FanDuel). Cousins went past 300 yards and made his day huge with a couple of rushing scores against the Vikings. The yards might be there against the Saints, but other than Vernon Davis, it’s hard to like any of his key targets against that coverage, especially at this high of a price.WEEK 11 DFS: Yahoo GPP lineup | Y! cash | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Values | Stacks | DFS lineup builderFantasy Football Week 11 Start 'Em: Running backsEvery-week startsLe'Veon Bell, Steelers (vs. TEN), Melvin Gordon, Chargers (vs. BUF), Jay Ajayi, Eagles (at DAL), Devonta Freeman (when healthy) and Tevin Coleman, Falcons (at SEA), Kareem Hunt, Chiefs (at NYG), LeSean McCoy, Bills (at LAC), Todd Gurley, Rams (at MIN), Leonard Fournette, Jaguars (at CLE), Lamar Miller, Texans (vs. ARI), Jordan Howard, Bears (vs. DET), Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, Saints (vs. WAS), DeMarco Murray, Titans (at PIT)Strong startsKenyan Drake, Dolphins (vs. TB). Gotta love the Drake. The Drake has wasted no time with two solid games as the lead back. Make it another one against the weakest defense yet.C.J. Anderson, Broncos (vs. CIN). He’s run better of late to take back control of the backfield, but he's been hurt by game flow. That doesn’t happen in a much-needed home win.Ameer Abdullah, Lions (at CHI). He’s scored in two straight games despite some concerns about fumbling, as Detroit is finally using him as the red-zone back it needs. The Bears also have given up his kind of long runs of late.Marshawn Lynch, Raiders (vs. NE). The Patriots will be occupied in trying to take away one of Carr’s targets, and they have proved to be very vulnerable to physical runners without Dont’a Hightower.Javorius Allen, Ravens (at GB). If Danny Woodhead isn’t ready to return from his hamstring injury, then Allen can keep it rolling as their receiving back in a fine spot against the Packers’ linebackers. Update: Woodhead is playing, Terrance West is a healthy inactive and Alex Collins will remain the early-down back.James White and Rex Burkhead, Patriots (at OAK). White and Burkhead both scored in Denver, and it could easily happen again here as the Raiders also give up good receiving production to backs. White and Burkhead stay key parts of the attack with Chris Hogan still on the shelf.DFS bargainJerick McKinnon, Vikings (vs. Rams, $6,400 on FanDuel). McKinnon will be the preferred back in Minnesota over Latavius Murray this week, as his shifty profile is built to be more effective on their defense. He should also catch around six passes to pad his total and push it close to a 100 yards with a score.Fantasy Football Week 11 Sit 'Em: Running backsWeak startsJoe Mixon, Bengals (at DEN). You can’t trust the way Cincinnati uses him, and the Broncos will come out looking to blast someone against the run.Doug Martin, Buccaneers (at MIA). Marshawn Lynch and Jonathan Stewart came alive against this defense, but Martin keeps running on empty to the point he could see a major drop in snaps at any point.Adrian Peterson, Cardinals (at HOU). If only he could play the Bucs or 49ers every week.Alfred Morris, Cowboys (vs. PHI). Morris was effective in Atlanta, but game flow got out of hand. Rod Smith looked good, too, and he needs to be involved more because the Eagles are strong at shutting down the straight up run.Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr, Browns (vs. JAX). These guys have been very good of late as Hue Jackson has realized they are his only true sources of offense. Unfortunately, it’s hard to expect any Browns offense vs. Jacksonville.Jamaal Williams, Packers (vs. BAL). You probably need to turn to Williams for the volume he’s bound to get with Aaron Jones out and Ty Montgomery likely joining him. But this Ravens’ run defense is well rested and has gone back to being a force with Brandon Williams.Samaje Perine, Redskins (at NO). He gets the shot the rest of the way on early downs with no Rob Kelley, but catchup mode against the Saints looks very much like a Chris Thompson game.Buyer bewareOrleans Darkwa, Giants (vs. KC, $5,900 on FanDuel). He’s been getting steady touches over Wayne Gallman with strong RB2 numbers in either PPR or standard. He was a steal against the 49ers for cash; he’s not as inspiring against a Chiefs defense that can slow down the run.WEEK 11 RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFantasy Football Week 11 Start 'Em: Wide receiversEvery-week startsAntonio Brown, Steelers (vs. TEN), Julio Jones, Falcons (at SEA), Mike Evans, Buccaneers (at MIA), A.J. Green, Bengals (at DEN), Doug Baldwin, Seahawks (vs. ATL), Michael Thomas, Saints (vs. WAS), Dez Bryant, Cowboys (vs. PHI), Brandin Cooks, Patriots (at OAK). Alshon Jeffery, Eagles (at DAL), Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (at NYG), Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos (vs. CIN), Keenan Allen, Chargers (vs. BUF), Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, Vikings (vs. LAR), DeAndre Hopkins, Texans (vs. ARI), Michael Crabtree, Raiders (vs. NE), Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker, Dolphins (vs. TB), Golden Tate, Lions (at CHI), Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (at HOU)Strong startsSterling Shepard, Giants (vs. KC). They move him around well, and Eli Manning never stops looking his way as the clear-cut top wideout on the team. This matchup is pretty beautiful, too, mostly away from Marcus Peters. Update: Shepard came down with migraines on Saturday and is inactive for the game. Tavarres King and Roger Lewis Jr. will see more playing time.Nelson Agholor, Eagles (at DAL). He will get revved up after the bye, as he’s overdue for a long scoring play against a Cowboys’ defense that will struggle to cover him away from Alshon Jeffery.Amari Cooper, Raiders (vs. NE). He should see Malcolm Butler, a winnable matchup, especially when you figure the Patriots’ attention will go toward taking away Michael Crabtree first.DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers (at MIA). The attention should be heavily on a rested Mike Evans, so Jackson should continue to produce good yardage against mostly one-on-one coverage.Dontrelle Inman, Bears (vs. DET). He should avoid Darius Slay and get Nevin Lawson. He should also keep getting targeted like a No. 1 by Mitchell Trubisky.Danny Amendola, Patriots (at OAK). The Raiders cannot stop slot receivers, unlike the Broncos. He’s sneaky, too, with no Hogan.DFS bargainJeremy Maclin, Ravens (at GB, $6,000 on FanDuel). You can also consider Mike Wallace as more a tournament dice roll because of his big-play ability, but Maclin has a terrific matchup with the Packers secondary where he should take advantage of being a top possession target.Fantasy Football Week 11 Sit 'Em: Wide receiversWeak startsJordy Nelson and Davante Adams, Packers (vs. BAL). The Ravens’ secondary is strong, and its pressure packages will really make things rough on Brett Hundley. Randall Cobb will see more favorable coverage, but all the Packers wideouts can be dragged down here.Marqise Lee, Jaguars (at CLE). He will get the Browns’ brightest spot in coverage, Jason McCourty. Look for Jags to have more success spreading it around.Marvin Jones Jr., Lions (at CHI). He runs hot and cold, and usually each streak goes for multiple games. This limited production opportunity feels uninspiring.Kelvin Benjamin, Bills (at LAC). He’s got to adjust to a second QB in his second game with his second team against a tough secondary. Nope.Josh Doctson, Redskins (at NO). Have you met Marshon Lattimore?Mohamed Sanu, Falcons (at SEA). This feels like an overdue monster Julio Jones game with no Sherman.Paul Richardson, Seahawks (vs. ATL). The Falcons are much better against the pass than you think.Buyer bewareRobert Woods, Rams (at MIN, $6,900 on FanDuel). So, if the Vikings are smart and see how Woods has been the real No. 1-like receiver for Los Angeles, they should use Xavier Rhodes to shadow him and force Goff more into going for Sammy Wakins, Cooper Kupp and his tight ends. It’s a risk to bet against them doing that.WEEK 11 DFS: Yahoo GPP lineup | Y! cash | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Values | Stacks | DFS lineup builderFantasy Football Week 11 Start 'Em: Tight endsEvery-week startsRob Gronkowski, Patriots (at OAK), Travis Kelce, Chiefs, (at NYG), Zach Ertz, Eagles (at DAL), Jimmy Graham, Seahawks (vs. ATL), Evan Engram, Giants (vs. KC)Strong startsCameron Brate, Buccaneers (at MiA). Brate has disappeared in the past two games, but the Dolphins are having trouble keeping tight ends out of the end zone of late. The threat of both Evans and Jackson will help him get open underneath better.Tyler Kroft, Bengals (at DEN). It’s hard to see Cincy having much success moving the ball on the Broncos without Kroft being heavily involved.Vernon Davis, Redskins (at NO). Jordan Reed is hurt again, shocker, and that hammy isn’t getting better. Davis remains the ultimate supersub.Jason Witten, Cowboys (at PHI). He was their leading receiver last week, and the Eagles can give up good points to the position.Jared Cook, Raiders (vs. NE). New England has been up-and-down against tight ends, and Carr is driven to make sure Cook is a big part of the passing game.C.J. Fiedorowicz, Texans (vs. ARI). He should get plenty of looks as Tom Savage goes even more to intermediate routes with no Will Fuller.DFS bargainMarcedes Lewis, Jaguars (at Browns, $4,900 on FanDuel). Remember the random Baltimore game where Lewis went off with a bevy of short scores? We’re not saying that will happen again, but the chance that it could makes him an enticing dirt-cheap tournament play in a good matchup with no Allen Hurns.Fantasy Football Week 11 Sit 'Em: Tight endsWeak startsAustin Hooper, Falcons (at SEA). We’re not feeling him staying hot vs. Kam Chancellor.Kyle Rudolph, Vikings (vs. LAR). He’s not getting fed enough because the wideouts have been so good, plus the Rams are good against the position.Eric Ebron, Lions (at CHI). He is a matchup-based play only, and this isn’t it.Charles Clay, Bills (at LAC). Clay was Tyrod Taylor’s guy. Nathan Peterman’s chemistry is more with Nick O’Leary.Hunter Henry, Chargers (vs. BUF). It looked like the Chargers remembered he played for them, and then they forgot again.Buyer bewareJulius Thomas, Dolphins (vs. TB, $5,000). Thomas has scored in two straight games, but he’s not worth paying up for when Parker and Landry can carve up the Bucs just fine.WEEK 11 RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFantasy Football Week 11 Start 'Em: Defense/special teamsBest startsJaguars (at CLE), Lions (at CHI), Cardinals (at HOU), Saints (vs. WAS)Strong startsBroncos (vs. CIN). Denver’s defense is mad as hell, and it’s not going to take it anymore. It’s going to take it out on the Bungles.Ravens (at GB). They will come out flying from the bye in a plus matchup.DFS bargainChargers (vs. BUF, $4,300 on FanDuel). Rookie QB making his first start on the road against Joey Bosa. Sure, we’ll take that.Fantasy Football Week 11 Sit 'Em: Defense/special teamsWeak startsSeahawks (vs. ATL). The Falcons will find their playoff game mojo against a depleting D.Rams (at MIN). The Vikings are very good at taking care of the ball, especially at home.Vikings (vs. LAR). The Rams are too red hot on the road to feel good about this.Eagles (at DAL). If Tyron Smith doesn’t play again, that would change things, but this should be two rivals going back and forth in the passing game.Chiefs (at NYG). The theory of teeing off makes sense, but it can backfire as New York gets enough garbage points without matching them with mistakes.Buyer bewareBengals (at DEN, $4,500 on FanDuel). The Broncos’ offense is a mess, but don’t trust a unit that doesn’t make many impact plays to clean up against.it.