Football sure is fun. In Week 11, there were seven games decided by one score. Multiple games had thousands of fans on the edge of their seats and that’s what football is all about. Hopefully those tight games went your way in fantasy. It’s down to the playoff stretch and things are heating up! Let’s break down the starts and sits for this week.
QB- Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (@ SEA)
Derek Carr is one of the few good quarterbacks that just don’t translate to fantasy. They put up good numbers consistently but not enough to be worth of a fantasy start. Well not this week, Carr should absolutely be in your lineup. He’s coming off a great game against one of the best defenses in the league and now is playing the Seahawks who have given up 15 passing TDs this year. Carr now has three straight games with 2 plus TDs and no turnovers. In this good matchup, Carr is the best QB streamer of the week and is a lineup lock.
RB- Rhamondre Stevenson, New England Patriots (@MIN)
After a slow game against the Jets, I know you might be thinking about not playing Stevenson, but you absolutely should. Just take a look at last week when they allowed Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott to combine for over 50 fantasy points. Damien Harris was involved in the game plan, but Stevenson should remain in your lineup. He’s has at least 7 targets in 4 straight games and has combined for over 50 yards in every game since Week 2. Don’t over think it. Start Stevenson.
WR- Allen Robinson, Los Angeles Rams (@KC)
In the first game of Cooper Kupp's absence, Allen Robinson finds the endzone. He now turns into a lineup lock against the Chiefs who have allowed the 4th most points to WRs this season. Even though Robinson has had a slow year, he’s still had atleast five targets in every game but one this season. With the injury’s on the Rams offense, the veteran could be just what your team needs for the playoff push. Now put him in your lineup.
TE- Juwan Johnson, New Orleans Saints (@SF)
Most story lines throughout the season change but not the TE position. It’s been a dumpster fire for most TEs this year as no one can stay consistent. You know who has been consistent for almost a month? Juwan Johnson. He just had his 3rd straight game with over 40 yards and a TD. That’s unprecedented in a tight in class like this. He scored a TD against the Rams who were allowing the 2nd fewest fantasy points to TEs this year. With Andy Dalton taking over the starting roll at QB, Juwan is a lineup lock as he’s shown to be one of the QBs favorite targets.
Defense- Washington Commanders ( Vs ATL)
The Commanders defense is playing outstanding and should absolutely be in your lineup. In the last three games they have forced seven turnovers, eight sacks and scored two touchdowns. Those numbers are even more shocking seeing as they played the Vikings and Eagles in that span. They are matched up against the Falcons who have run the ball well, but their passing game is irrelevant at this point of the season. The Commanders have allowed 21 or fewer points in 8 straight games and I don’t see much of that changing with this contest. They are a lineup lock.
QB- Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (@CAR)
I think this is it for Russell, it’s been a great run for his career but it’s coming to a pretty bad ending. He’s surpassed 300 yards and multiple TDs only once all season. Over his last four games he’s averaging 243 yards passing and has just three touchdowns to match with a pair of interceptions. These numbers are even more troubling seeing that he played the Jaguars and Charges over that span, who have mediocre defenses to say the least. At this point, Russell Wilson is just a big name with no fantasy relevance.
RB- D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions( Vs Buffalo)
The list for fantasy busts this season is pretty lengthy, but one of the main guys at the top of that list, Swift. After running for 144 yards Week 1, he has combined for just 119 rushing yards in every game since. To make matters look worse, after his 18 touches Week 1, he has since been averaging just six touches a game. With Jamaal Williams getting all the goal line work and Swift not involved in the passing game, the only place Swift belongs is the bench.
WR- DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers (VS Den)
Speaking of bust, DJ Moore has entered the chat. After a big game against the Falcons a few weeks ago, we all thought Moore was heading in the right direction. Baker Mayfield had other plans. After having 152 yards and 1 TD against the Falcons, Moore has had 9 catches for 77 yards in the last three games combined. Now, he’s up against the Broncos who have the best secondary in the entire league right now allowing the fewest points to WRs this season. Moore belongs on the bench this week and possibly the rest of the year.
TE- Tyler Conklin, New York jets (Vs Chi)
Earlier this season, Conklin made my start list because of his target share. Now, over the last two games he has combined for three catches for 22 yards. He is now matched up with Chicago, which seems like a good matchup at first glance. But if you take a deeper look, you will see Chicago is giving up the 5th fewest points to TEs this season. Zach Wilson has not been consistent enough for you to trust any pass catchers on the Jets offense, and now with Conklin getting less targets, you should find a better option at TE too.
Defense- Tennessee Titans (Vs Cin)
Titans are a top 10 fantasy defense this year. That doesn't mean they should be played every week! They played solid against the Packers last week, but are now matched up against Joe Burrow's Bengals. Ja’Marr Chase is also slated to come back this week and Burrow will look to get him involved early. The Titans have allowed 20 or fewer points in seven straight games. That streak ends this week, hopefully it’s with their defense on your bench.