Sleeper: Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills

Taylor has averaged 48.5 rushing yards per over his past four games, notching three ground TDs along the way. That keeps his fantasy floor high and his ceiling even higher if he can put up some strong passing numbers. He probably will this weekend against the Bengals, who have given up the fifth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, including 20 points or more to Kirk Cousins and Eli Manning in their two most recent battles.

Bust: Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders

The Texans haven't exactly faced a who's who of QBs this year, but Andrew Luck is the only one who has amassed 20 fantasy points against them. Houston has allowed no more than one passing touchdown in seven of its nine games, so Carr will certainly have his work cut out for him on Monday night in Mexico City.


Sleeper: Eli Rogers, Pittsburgh Steelers

Let's hope the Browns can keep this game close and force the Steelers to keep throwing. If so, Rogers should make meaningful contributions yet again, much like he did in Week 9 (six catches, 103 yards) and Week 10 (four catches, 42 yards, one touchdown). With Sammie Coates, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Markus Wheaton all dealing with injuries, Rogers is Pittsburgh's de facto No. 2 wideout across from Antonio Brown. And if there are enough throws to go around, Rogers should put up another nice stat line against the Browns' 27th-ranked pass defense.

Bust: Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings

Whether Diggs is actually a bust this week will largely depend on if Patrick Peterson, Pro Football Focus' No. 13 cornerback this season, truly shadows him for the entire game, both out wide and in the slot. Peterson doesn't line up in the slot much (Diggs lines up there on more than 50 percent of his snaps), but the Vikings don't have another wideout who can do anywhere near as much damage as Diggs. I think Peterson will indeed trail the second-year WR because putting him on Charles Johnson or Cordarrelle Patterson is a waste of talent. Thus, Diggs has a long Sunday awaiting him.


Sleeper: Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns

Again, let's hope the Browns can keep this game close. Otherwise, Duke Johnson may be the more productive Browns back in Week 11. Crowell has gained a total of just 56 rushing yards in his past three games, but head coach Hue Jackson has said he wants to give Crowell more work, and the Steelers have allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to RBs, having been completely shredded by Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount and Ezekiel Elliott over the last handful of weeks. If he gets enough carries, Crowell should rack up his first 15-point fantasy day since Week 4.

Bust: Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

Hear me out before you laugh me out. Matt Forte and the aforementioned Crowell have been the only rushers to gain even 60 yards on the ground versus the Ravens. They have allowed two touchdowns to the position in their last seven games. Baltimore's 71.3 rushing yards allowed per game is the best in the league and eight yards more than the second-best squad. This studly rookie will face no tougher challenge this season, so while you can't bench Elliott, at least lower your expectations.


Sleeper: Julius Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars

Want a touchdown from your tight end? Just start the one facing the Lions. They've allowed nine in nine weeks. In one of the only two games in which Detroit didn't cede a TE TD, Vernon Davis hauled in six passes for 79 yards. There is a very good chance Thomas will give you between 7-10 fantasy points Sunday, and a wide majority of fantasy owners would take that from their tight end in a second.

Bust: Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

Barring a complete meltdown by the Vikings' offense, it's unlikely that both Diggs and Rudolph will do nothing against the Cardinals. However, a tight end hasn't visited the end zone all year against Arizona nor has any one topped five catches or 53 yards. Rudolph isn't a must-start talent in the face of such a daunting matchup. Look elsewhere.