With four more teams on a bye this week, we’re left without the services of any Falcons, Broncos, Jets or Chargers. All of these squads have valuable fantasy assets on offense that we’ll need to replace during Week 11, but at least there are more than enough quality options at the quarterback position, per usual.
Here are my Top 28 QBs for Week 11 vs. FantasyPros' ECR rankings:
Fantasy Football rankings - Week 11View Available Players
|#||Player (team)||Matchup||ECR™||vs. ECR|
|1||Cam Newton (CAR)||vs. NO||2||+1|
|2||Drew Brees (NO)||at CAR||4||+2|
|3||Tom Brady (NE)||at SF||1||-2|
|4||Russell Wilson (SEA)||vs. PHI||8||+4|
|5||Aaron Rodgers (GB)||at WAS||3||-2|
|6||Andrew Luck (IND)||vs. TEN||6||0|
|7||Marcus Mariota (TEN)||at IND||7||0|
|8||Kirk Cousins (WAS)||vs. GB||9||+1|
|9||Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)||at CLE||5||-4|
|10||Derek Carr (OAK)||vs. HOU||11||+1|
|11||Dak Prescott (DAL)||vs. BAL||13||+2|
|12||Matthew Stafford (DET)||vs. JAC||10||-2|
|13||Tyrod Taylor (BUF)||at CIN||15||+2|
|14||Eli Manning (NYG)||vs. CHI||12||-2|
|15||Colin Kaepernick (SF)||vs. NE||17||+2|
|16||Jameis Winston (TB)||at KC||18||+2|
|17||Blake Bortles (JAC)||at DET||14||-3|
|18||Andy Dalton (CIN)||vs. BUF||16||-2|
|19||Ryan Tannehill (MIA)||at LA||22||+3|
|20||Carson Palmer (ARI)||at MIN||19||-1|
|21||Joe Flacco (BAL)||at DAL||21||0|
|22||Alex Smith (KC)||vs. TB||20||-2|
|23||Jay Cutler (CHI)||at NYG||23||0|
|24||Cody Kessler (CLE)||vs. PIT||24||0|
|25||Jared Goff (LA)||vs. MIA||29||+4|
|26||Sam Bradford (MIN)||vs. ARI||27||+1|
|27||Carson Wentz (PHI)||at SEA||25||-2|
|28||Brock Osweiler (HOU)||at OAK||26||-2|
Notes & Analysis:
- It’s not every (or any) Thursday night that football fans are blessed with a competitive matchup. Cam Newton will invite NFC South rival Drew Brees to Carolina in what will surely be a high-scoring affair. Both of these signal callers are top-notch QB1 plays as they both tee off against struggling pass defenses.
- Tom Brady returns to the Bay Area in what should be a decisive victory for the potent Pats. He should come out of the gates swinging, but New England may turn to the ground game once things are under control, which shouldn’t take long against the 49ers.
- Russell Wilson appears to be back to full strength after two impressive performances in a row. I consider him a solid QB1 with legitimate upside in his home date with the Eagles this Sunday.
- Andrew Luck and Marcus Mariota are set to face off in this week’s highest projected total of any Week 11 contest. Luck’s offensive line should be healthier after the bye and Mariota is on a tear lately. In a week with plenty of quality QB1s for fantasy, these former Pac-12 standouts are no different.
- Against a soft Packers secondary at home, Kirk Cousins seems poised to post back-end QB1 numbers (with upside for more) on Sunday evening’s NFC clash. The aforementioned Mariota recently annihilated this same defense for four TDs, and Cousins has averaged 340 passing yards per game over Washington’s past three contests.
- Ben Roethlisberger looked much healthier in last week’s devastating loss to Dallas, but I’m tempering expectations in Week 11. A clean, productive game where the pass-happy offense fades away by the fourth quarter seems like a reasonable outcome against the lowly Browns.
- Dak Prescott continues to impress in both real life and fantasy football alike, establishing a safe, reliable floor for his owners. His upside could be slightly capped against a tough Ravens defense in Week 11, but he’s still a borderline QB1.
- Tyrod Taylor remains one of fantasy’s steadiest QBs even with one of the league’s least talented pass-catching corps. Against the Bengals, he should be treated as a viable fill-in for Matty Ice or Rivers owners, for instance.
- Colin Kaepernick has provided back-to-back above average stats from a fantasy perspective, and he’ll certainly be playing from behind against New England this week. His mobility makes Kap a sneaky QB1 streamer in Week 11.
- Blake Bortles is struggling tremendously as a young NFL signal caller in 2016, but he’s usually able to put up respectable fantasy stats. As long as your league doesn’t penalize pick-sixes more than a standard INT, then he’s not a terrible streaming option against a poor Detroit secondary.
- Ryan Tannehill has been playing some smart football at the quarterback position, but it isn’t translating into spectacular fantasy numbers. Expect QB2 numbers against LA’s aggressive defensive front. He’ll be up against rookie QB Jared Goff, who isn’t a fantasy option versus a hot defense in his first career start.