ASL's Brian Murphy tells which players have the easiest fantasy matchups heading into Week 11.
So, which quarterback, wide receiver, running back and tight end have the easiest matchup for this upcoming week? Here's what you need to know.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
The Falcons, who have allowed the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, are on bye, so the easiest matchup this week falls to the QB facing the Browns. That just happens to be Big Ben, who has thrown more of his career touchdowns against Cleveland than any other team in the NFL. The Browns have surrendered multiple passing TDs in all but one game this season. It looks like Roethlisberger's fantasy floor for Sunday is 290 yards and two scores. Again, that's his floor.
Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
The Buccaneers have allowed 27.5 fantasy points per game to wideouts, although the Bears (27.2) and the 49ers (27.0) are right there near the top. That's good news for Odell Beckham Jr. and Julian Edelman for Week 11, respectively. But the Bucs will have to slow down the Chiefs' WRs. Assuming Jeremy Maclin's groin injury forces him to miss another game, Hill should be the main beneficiary of such a golden matchup. The diminutive speedster is coming off a 10-catch game and should be one of the week's most popular pickups. Even if Maclin plays, Hill should be in line for another big day.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots
Could Blount score three touchdowns in back-to-back weeks? It's at least possible versus the 49ers, who have allowed a league-high 13 ground scores to running backs. The 29 fantasy points they have allowed per week to RBs are a clear four more than any other team. Blount has reached the end zone eight times in the past five games, and it would be disappointing and somewhat shocking if he didn't add at least one TD to his NFL-leading total of 12.
Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
As you may remember from earlier in this article, the Browns' pass defense stinks. Well, the Browns stink, and the pass defense is just one source of that smell. Cleveland is uniquely terrible at guarding tight ends as they have allowed the most receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns (tied with the Lions) to TEs. James hasn't scored since Week 5 and has finished with fewer than 40 yards in seven of nine games. However, he is coming off one of his most productive outings of the year (four catches, 59 yards) and given the superb matchup, he makes for a worthwhile streamer for the hordes of people out there who are still craving some decent numbers from their tight end.