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The King's Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 11


Welcome to Week 11, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football season.

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Spotlight RB Starters for Week 11

Devin Singletary vs. MIA: You can use him as an ideal flex play in Week 11, or even as an RB2 if you need a fill-in. Singletary is going to be fueled by emotion and a great matchup this week. Singletary was born and raised in South Florida and makes his first appearance as a pro in front of the locals against Miami’s 30th-ranked run defense. He will make notable plays as a pass-catcher, too.

Carlos Hyde vs. BAL: This obviously seems like a very challenging matchup against Baltimore’s eighth-ranked run defense. But the Texans are coming to play in a marquee matchup and will score points. Hyde will get into the end zone once, maybe twice.

Miles Sanders vs. NE: All the indicators point to a dominant victory for New England. But I believe Sanders is on the verge of stardom and can overcome the perceived matchup. Look for him to make his mark against a prime opponent this week. Don’t be afraid to use him as your flex option.

 

Spotlight WR Starters for Week 11

Jamison Crowder vs. WAS: This is your Revenge Game reminder. Some of you will wave that theory off, but I know it’s a real thing. Players are always motivated more by facing their former team. Whether they are able to execute as hoped is the question. Crowder has been playing well enough to deliver on his intentions.

Mohamed Sanu vs. PHI: His strong Week 9 performance was a clear sign of a strong run to come over the second half of the fantasy season. The Patriots pulled off a perfect trade to fill a big need in the passing game, and Sanu should be locked in as a fantasy WR3 for this week and going forward.

Deebo Samuel vs. ARI: The rookie came through with his best outing yet in the major matchup with the Seahawks on Monday with 112 yards on eight receptions. George Kittle is not expected to play this week and Emmanuel Sanders is not looking good, either. Samuel will have to be the prime target for Jimmy Garoppolo against Arizona’s 31st-ranked pass defense.

 

Spotlight TE Starters for Week 11

Darren Fells vs. BAL: Again, the matchup vs the Ravens looks quite tough. But Deshaun Watson and the Texans are not going to back down and will at least come through with a respectable passing performance. Fells has become a regular TD target for Watson and a surprising every-week fantasy starter.

Ryan Griffin vs. WAS: He delivered two quality outings before disappearing in Week 10. Look for a rebound performance from Griffin this week. Sam Darnold likes to throw to his TE and the Jets should move the ball well enough to get Griffin more TD chances near the goal line. No need to worry about Chris Herndon IV any more either, as a rib injury will likely shut him down for the season.

 

Spotlight QB Starters for Week 11

Matt Ryan vs. CAR: Many of his owners are getting panicky because of a recent ankle injury and some down performances. But he is still going to have to play from behind frequently and throw often. There still are not many better QBs in fantasy football than Ryan and he can easily bounce back statistically this week.

Kyle Allen vs. ATL: He is the ultimate streamer for Week 11. You had to be impressed with how he stood in against a tough opponent and the weather last week to throw for over 300 yards at Lambeau Field. The matchup against Atlanta is too good when you consider Allen’s supporting cast against the Falcons Defense.

 

Tough Week 11 Lineup Decisions

Brian Hill over Le’Veon Bell: The waiver pickup of the week should instantly find his way into your lineup. He is a powerful and versatile RB who has more TD promise than Bell. He has two TDs in his past two games, and Bell has scored just one more time while starting all season.

Tevin Coleman over Mark Ingram: Coleman has been frustrating recently, but he has more upside than Ingram in a bounce-back spot. The Niners will be determined to click more on offense after their first loss last week, and Coleman will rip off some sizable runs against Arizona’s 24th-ranked run defense. He should also score at least once, maybe twice.

Tyrell Williams over Stefon Diggs; The Minnesota WR has been so up and down this year, and faces Denver, whereas Williams gets the Cincinnati draw. It’s time for Williams to revisit the end zone, while Diggs could have another outburst if he is quieted again this week.

Terry McLaurin over D.J. Chark: Both of these guys were more productive earlier in the season, have cooled off recently, and are dealing with QB changes. But McLaurin has a better shot to get in sync with Dwayne Haskins against the Jets’ 24th-ranked pass defense.

Mike Gesicki over Kyle Rudolph: Both of these TEs have challenging matchups. But I will take Gesicki vs. Buffalo over Rudolph vs. Denver. While Rudolph has been scoring TDs again recently, Gesicki has more upside for receptions and yardage. Rudolph is too hit or miss on TDs and offers next to nothing in the other categories.

Kyler Murray over Derek Carr: I don’t think Murray is scared of San Francisco. He provided over 23 fantasy points against them two weeks ago. I will still take his dual-threat skill set over Carr, as the Raiders may rely on the running game and defense to dominate Cincinnati. Tyrell Williams will still benefit when Carr chooses to throw, though.

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