Fantasy Football Week 11 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Quarterbacks
By Matthew Brosnan.
Los Angeles Chargers vs New York Jets
The rookie QB for the Chargers has been spectacular in Fantasy Football since entering the league, having recorded over 20 Fantasy points in 7 of his 8 games as the Chargers starting quarterback. He also has a 39-point Fantasy game amongst that. The Jets currently rank 29th in the league against the quarterback position, meaning this should be a more than favourable match up for Herbert and the Chargers. Herbert has an arsenal of offensive weapons at his disposal which should prove a mismatch against the Jets’ defense.
New England Patriots @ Houston Texans
Newton still looks a world away from his MVP self, but that doesn't mean he's not a viable quarterback for your Fantasy team. In the redzone, Cam is still a mismatch for any defense in the league and already has 9 rushing touchdowns on the season. With a nice match up this week against the struggling Houston Texans I would definitely recommend starting the former MVP. Last week against the Ravens, the Patriots offense looked as cohesive as it has all season and Cam hasn't turned the ball over in either of his last two games.
New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons
Making his first start for the Saints this week, Winston could not have hoped for a more favourable match up. The Falcons rank 32nd in the league in Fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks and 31st in the league in passing yards allowed per game with 310 yards. Despite throwing an astonishing 30 interceptions last year Winston was still a great starting QB for your Fantasy team due to his threat as a runner and a passer where he recorded 33 passing touchdowns. I would definitely dive to the waiver wire this week and pick up the former Buccaneers QB.
Houston Texans vs New England Patriots
The Patriots managed to somewhat nullify the Ravens offense last week in their impressive victory and now they are firmly back in the play-off hunt I would expect another strong showing from the Patriots defense, who rank 5th against the quarterback position this season. The Texans offense looked abysmal against the Browns last Sunday in a game which the Texans only managed 7 points. Watson looks a shell of himself in Tim Kelly's offense and with no real stand out receiver I wouldn't expect much of a bounce back game from him this week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams
It has been a very mixed season for Brady in the NFL and in Fantasy football, having constantly followed up big games with huge down games, which is becoming a cause for concern. In week 10 Brady put up 32 Fantasy points, following on from a week earlier when he registered a mere 2 Fantasy points. This week he is up against the Rams who are the number two team in football in points allowed to quarterbacks, and with Aaron Donald going up against a poor Bucs offensive line I would steer clear of starting Brady this week. The Rams allow less than 200 passing yards per game and with Brady not being a dual threat QB, I see no reason to start him.
Minnesota Vikings vs Dallas Cowboys
For the vast majority of the season the Cowboys defense looked atrocious, however the last time we saw them they looked a completely different side, almost beating the unbeaten Steelers. The Cowboys come into this game off a bye and needing a win to keep any hopes of a playoff push alive. Cousins has been bad all year and the Vikings passing game is almost non-existent. The Vikings likely will win this game, however it will be because of what Dalvin Cook does and not what Kirk Cousins does.