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Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings: Standard and PPR Leagues


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RotoBaller brings you our Week 11 fantasy football rankings, for both PPR and standard leagues, by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe) along with some Week 11 rankings analysis by Ryan Rufe. For even more Week 11 rankings analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings going up on the site later today.

The NFL season is just about 65% of the way through ladies and gents, and fantasy seasons are fast approaching do-or-die time if you're vying for the playoffs. You should be familiar with the routine by now, but just in case you weren’t sure, every week fellow RotoBaller Zach Wilkens and I will be posting our weekly fantasy football rankings and rankings analysis, based on team matchups and expected player performances for the week.

 

Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings

I dreaded the last two week's bye-festations, and while this one is not as bad, there are still plenty of starters whose week 11 absences you'll have to adjust for. Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Terrance Williams, Michael Vick, Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson, Eric Decker, Percy Harvin, Jace Amaro, Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett, Torrey Smith, Steve Smith Sr., Owen Daniels, Blake Bortles, Denard Robinson, Cecil Shorts and Allen Hurns are out, with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars all on bye. I commiserate with my fellow Allen Robinson (foot) owners, as I had him in several league.

Let's dive right into the Week 11 rankings analysis, shall we? Below are RotoBaller’s Week 11 fantasy football rankings for all positions including running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, kickers and team defenses. Hopefully our rankings can help guide you in Week 11, and every other week of the NFL season, when setting your fantasy football lineups. Good luck RotoBallers!


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Week 11 Quarterback Rankings Analysis

I know Andy Dalton's fantasy relevance seemingly went out the window when Jay Gruden left town, but with A.J. Green back in the lineup, I still think he's capable of putting up a big game or two. Let's not forget that "The Red Rifle" scored the fifth most fantasy points among quarterbacks last season, and his Week 11 opponent, the New Orleans Saints, ranks 24th in the NFL against the pass. I'd gamble on a rebound performance after Dalton was embarrassed by the Browns on Thursday Night Football.

Speaking of the Browns, Brian Hoyer isn't the flashiest quarterback, but he ranks 20th among signal callers in fantasy scoring this season. As one of the best deep ball passers in the NFL, I can't wait to see what he can do with Josh Gordon in the lineup, but first he'll get a favorable match up against the Texans' 29th ranked pass defense in Week 11.

Terrance West and Ben Tate will be heavily involved in this game, but remember that Hoyer threw for 200+ yards in eight straight games to open the season, and he missed a ninth game by two passing yards. The reason? Play action has worked extremely well in Hoyer's favor, and with 10 touchdown passes compared to only four interceptions this season, I usually rank him in the high teens or low-20's when the match up is right.

 

Week 11 Running Back Rankings Analysis

I typically don't put too much stock into revenge games, but I can't resist Ben Tate facing his former club this week. Cleveland is already one of the run-heaviest teams in the NFL and you have to imagine they'll call Tate's number near the goal line at least once. There aren't too many surprises in my rankings otherwise, except for maybe for LeSean McCoy, who I have as my RB12 this week.

 

Week 11 Wide Receiver Rankings Analysis

Last week, I wrote about Odell Beckham Jr. and Torrey Smith and nailed both recommendations. Smith is on bye this week, so it might be a good time to trade for him at a relatively low price. He's scored five touchdowns over his last five games.

For Week 11, I like Anquan Boldin to score a touchdown in his third straight contest against a Giants secondary that lost Prince Amukamara. DeSean Jackson has surpassed 115 yards receiving in five of nine games this season, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Robert Griffin III reestablish his chemistry with Pierre Garcon this week. On the opposing sideline, rookie Mike Evans should continue to dominate.

 

Week 11 Tight End Rankings Analysis

I prioritized drafting one of the elite tight ends in drafts this past August, and I have to say, I feel a hell of a lot more comfortable starting Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas and Jimmy Graham each week than I would if I had to trot out a middling option.

That's not to say guys like Antonio Gates, Greg Olsen, Martellus Bennett, Dwayne Allen and Travis Kelce aren't quality players, but the aforementioned elite are true difference makers who can influence a down week of scoring from the rest of your roster. If you missed out on the "Elite Three" and you're looking for a back-end starter at the position, scoop up Mychal Rivera if you still can and don't forget about Kyle Rudolph and Jordan Cameron for the stretch run.

 


Check out all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings. Staff rankings are updated regularly for all positions and include standard formats, PPR scoring, tiered rankings and dynasty leagues.