Another solid week for my must starts in Week 10, with a pair of top 10 quarterback performances from Sam Darnold (21.7 points, QB7) and Ryan Tannehill (18.9 points, QB10). There were also strong fantasy performances from the Ravens defense (23 points, D/ST1) and Hollywood Brown (18 points, WR14), with Devante Parker also chipping in with a solid 11.9 points, which could have been even better if he hadn’t dropped a pass in the end zone. The only relative underachievement came from Jamaal Williams who saw some decent touches on the ground (13 rushes for 63 yards), but was only targeted once in the passing game, down from his usual average of 5. That’ll teach me for revisiting the same well two weeks in a row!
Onto Week 11 and here are my must starts to help you win that key fantasy matchup this week.
WR DJ Moore, Panthers vs Falcons - 93.6% owned
We love opportunity here at Fake Teams and Moore is coming off three weeks where has seen 9, 10 and 11 targets, with the last two weeks seeing him go for over 100 yards. That means a huge floor this week against a Falcons team that I have ranked dead last against the pass. If he can put one in the paint alongside his catches and yards and Moore could be a top-5 receiver in Week 11.
RB Tevin Coleman, 49ers vs Cardinals - 96.0% owned
Another volume play that can turn into fantasy gold. Matt Breida is on track to miss the matchup against the Cardinals with an ankle sprain and this gives Coleman the green light to see upwards of 20 touches this week. The Cardinals have been better against the run recently, but they have allowed 100 yards rushing in every game this season. Coleman is a solid RB2 with RB1 upside this week.
QB Josh Allen, Bills @ Dolphins - 85.7% owned
Allen may not be the best passer in the league, but his rushing floor that has seen him score six rushing touchdowns (tied with Lamar Jackson) has him sitting at the QB10 through 10 weeks. The Dolphins are riding high after back to back wins but Allen is always a good bet to score a rushing touchdown and had 19 points against them in Week 7. Solid QB1 this week.
RB Brian Hill, Falcons @ Panthers - 59.0% owned
Week 11’s hottest waiver wire target so why not include him in the must starts. I think I picked him up in around half of my leagues and with Devonta Freeman out and literally nothing else in the Falcon’s backfield, Hill can see all the touches. The Panthers have allowed the most rushing fantasy points to running backs in 2019 so wind Hill up and let him go in your RB2/Flex spots this week and reap the rewards.
WR Jamison Crowder, Jets @ Washington - 68.8% owned
Crowder comes into Week 11 as both the target and reception leader for the Jets and is coming off back to back games with at least 19 fantasy points. Washington have been a bottom 10 pass defense in 2019 and Crowder offers not only a solid floor of 7 targets per game, but leads the league in Red Zone target % with 34.8% of the Jets’ Red Zone targets. Absolute must in the WR2/3/Flex this week.
Bonus Start - Oakland Raiders D/ST vs Cincinnati Bengals - 23.4% owned
Now here’s a bonus start for the ages. At just 1.2% owned at the start of the week, the Raiders have been one of the worst fantasy defenses of 2019. But when you face one of the worst offenses in the league in the Bengals, you have to take notice. The Raiders are coming off their best defensive performance of the season and the Black Hole will be rocking as the Raiders play the first of their final three games at the Oakland Coliseum.