Week 10 was a great weekend of football!  We had great games all over America, from Pittsburgh to San Diego and back east to Foxboro, Massachusetts!  Even the 49er-Cardinals game turned into an entertaining good game late Sunday afternoon.
Week 10 was also a good week for A-Mac.  Last week A-Mac started Joe Flacco and he responded with a 21-point effort on Thursday night.  Rishard Matthews found the end zone again for Tennessee as well and A-Mac’s sits of Isaiah Crowell and Jimmy Graham registered single-digit points combined!  Not a bad week for the NFL and for A-Mac!
Week 11 is here and the last four-team bye week is here.  If you own anyone from the Broncos, Chargers, Falcons, or Jets, get them out of your lineup  and look at picking up one of GOAT or A-Mac’s picks.  Here are GOAT and A-Mac’s start ’em and sit ’em’s for Week 11!

GOATs Week 11 Start Ems’

Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans (ESPN 76.7% owned): Mariota hung 295 passing yards and four touchdowns on the Packers without committing any turnovers. Facing a Colts defense that is ranked 31st overall should allow him to produce more fireworks this weekend. Luck leading the Colts offense gives this game high scoring shootout potential which is great for anyone starting Mariota in fantasy.
img_0576Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills (ESPN 20.6% owned): In the Bills last game, Woods had ten receptions for 162 yards before their Week 10 bye. Those are career-high numbers against a Seahawks secondary that is regarded as one of the best in the league. This week he is going up against the Bengals defense which is below average at best. Based on Woods’ Week 9 performance and the two-week break he had to recover, this is a sleeper pick that is hard to say no to.
James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers  (ESPN 43.9% owned): While his first week back from injury wasn’t much over 10 points, the Packers were getting blown out before the end of the first quarter. Not a lot of running going on at all. Fortunately, Washington’s run defense is ranked in the bottom three so Starks should get ample opportunity to boost your fantasy team.

A-Mac’s Week 11 Start Ems’

Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers (ESPN 16.1% owned):  On paper, you think Kaepernick and the 49er offense would have trouble against the Patriots defense.  But the Patriots have struggled to stop quarterbacks of late, allowing at least 20 fantasy points to the position in three of the last four weeks. If you need a fill-in signal caller, Kaepernick could be the guy you need.
Robert Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins (ESPN 68.2% owned):  I never heard of Robert Kelley until last week, but he has rushed the ball at least 20 times the last two weeks for Washington.  At first glance, his matchup against the Green Bay fourth-ranked rush defense looks tough.  However, the Packers have been awful containing running backs the last three weeks, allowing 22 or more fantasy points to the position and have given up four rushing touchdowns in that span. 

Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills (ESPN 13.1% owned):  Clay has not gotten into gear in 2016, failing to register double-digit fantasy points in any game thus far.  Week 11 could finally be the week, as the Bills face a Bengal defense that has allowed a touchdown to a tight end in three of the last four games.


GOAT’s Week 11 Start Ems’

Carson Palmer, QB, Baltimore Ravens (ESPN 82.4% owned): In the last two weeks Palmer has just four touchdowns while turning the ball over five times. In the four weeks before that, he didn’t break 15 fantasy points once. Starting him in a week he faces one of the league’s toughest defenses in Minnesota is a bold strategy. Look elsewhere for solid quarterback production this week.
Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints (ESPN 98.7% owned): Ingram is currently splitting carries with veteran Tim Hightower in the Saint backfield. While he has a slight edge in the number of carries, facing a Panthers rush defense is a tough fantasy matchup for a running back that is the undisputed ball carrier. This week could produce another subpar outing much like this past week against Denver. 11 carries for 50 yards and two receptions for 13 yards are not enough to boost your team into the playoffs.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (ESPN 90.6% owned): The last two fantasy outings have been okay for Matthews, as he has been targeted ten times in both games. This week marks the second time the Eagles will play against a strong defensive for heading to the Seattle. When Matthews faced the Vikings in Week 7, he could only manage three receptions for ten yards. That does not bode well for any team that is starting him on Sunday.

A-Mac’s Week 11 Sit Ems’

img_0577Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (ESPN 86.6% owned):  Hard to believe it, but Prescott has emerged as the sixth best quarterback in ESPN standard scoring leagues.  Prescott play of late has led to his emergence, throwing at least two touchdowns in each of his last four games.  This week, the Cowboys host the Ravens who are ranked fourth against the pass and are tied for second in interceptions.
Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders (ESPN 95.1% owned):  Even though he is second on the Raider depth chart to Amari Cooper, Crabtree is the 11th ranked receiver in fantasy leagues, just one spot behind his teammate.  Cooper leads the team in receptions and receiving yards, Crabtree has six receiving touchdowns to Cooper’s two.  Oakland faces the Texans on Monday night, and the one thing Houston does well is defending the end zone against the pass, allowing just eight passing touchdowns this season.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings (ESPN 79.1% owned): Rudolph has silently emerged as the sixth best tight end in fantasy this season.  Rudolph has caught at least five passes or scored a touchdown in each of the last four weeks, but the Vikings matchup with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11 could slow Rudolph down.  The Cardinals have not allowed a tight end more than 53 yards receiving all year long and have yet to allow a touchdown to the position in 2016.

Post written by Alex MacDonald and Stephen Decker

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