Welcome to Week 11.
This is a huge week in the NFL for playoff implications. Who would have thought that the game of the week is the Los Angeles Rams vs. the Minnesota Vikings? I definitely didn’t see Goff vs. Keenum as much watch TV in week 11 a couple months ago. This looks to be the final week for Keenum, as Bridgewater will be active again this week as his backup.
A change this week in Buffalo as rookie Nathan Peterman will get the start over Tyrod Taylor. Taylor struggled last week in a game against New Orleans. Peterman came in and did well, but this was also in garbage time. Taylor has been put in a tough situation all season - trading Watkins, injuries to Clay and Zay, new #1 target at the trade deadline with no chemistry. I think Buffalo likes what they have in Peterman, but they are going about it all wrong.
Running Back Rankings
So, our fantasy savior, Kareem Hunt, is back from his week off. Now we can start getting sorted and ready for our playoff runs. This week does not have many missing names. Chief on the list are Carlos Hyde, Frank Gore and Christian McCaffrey. By and large, your roster is still safe in your RB department. Maybe you are hurting from the loss of Ezekiel Elliott and you now know that Alfred Morris is not as great a handcuff as you thought. Either way, get ready for Week 11. Here are your RBs:
Wide Receiver Rankings
Slowly but surely, the wide receiver position in fantasy football is solidifying. Take everything you thought you knew before the season and throw it out the window, because receivers like Jordy Nelson and Kelvin Benjamin have devolved into unusable assets.
Waiver wire pickups like Sterling Shepard, Robert Woods and JuJu Smith-Schuster are carrying some fantasy teams right now, and that’s likely to continue through the fantasy playoffs.
Tight End Rankings
We could dub this week “Travis Kelce chalk week” except for the fact that Rob Gronkowski still exists and plays the Raiders. The Raiders allow the sixth most points to enemy tight ends, and they got smoked by Julius Thomas (6-84-1) last week. Playing another tight end over Gronk—no matter how epic the matchup is—is a foolhardy endeavor. If red-zone maven Chris Hogan is out again that will only further my resolve.