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Phinsider Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings

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It’s time for another run of Justin Hier’s weekly fantasy football rankings!

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Dallas Cowboys Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Some of this season’s top shelf running backs produced disappointing performances last week and will attempt to get back on track this Sunday. Leonard Fournette, Le’Veon Bell, and LeSean McCoy all had stat lines below their projected outputs, but all three have matchups that offer bounceback potential.

Each week of the NFL season, I’ll be giving an updated look at where the top players at each fantasy position stand, with matchups and injury concerns taken into account. For the sake of continuity, I’ll only be using standard scoring when constructing the rankings, so be sure to consider that when setting your lineups.

Quarterback

  1. Tom Brady - @ Oak
  2. Carson Wentz - @ Dal
  3. Russell Wilson - vs Atl
  4. Dak Prescott - vs Phi
  5. Alex Smith - @ NYG
  6. Kirk Cousins - @ NO
  7. Drew Brees - vs Was
  8. Derek Carr - vs NE
  9. Matthew Stafford - @ Chi
  10. Jared Goff - @ Min
  11. *Phillip Rivers - vs Buf
  12. Matt Ryan - @ Sea
  13. Ben Roethlisberger - vs Ten
  14. Marcus Mariota - @ Pit
  15. Jay Cutler - vs TB
  16. Ryan Fitzpatrick - @ Mia
  17. Blake Bortles - @ Cle
  18. Eli Manning - vs KC
  19. Case Keenum - vs LAR
  20. Nathan Peterman - @ LAC

*Rivers has been placed in the concussion protocol and, as of the publishing of this article, his status is uncertain for week 11.

The Eagles-Cowboys game ending up in a shootout is a near certainty, meaning Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott are two players to buy into this week. Derek Carr is another solid play for a similar reason, as he’s likely to be playing in comeback mode against the Patriots, which means plenty of passing. Marcus Mariota and Case Keenum are two passers to avoid, as the defenses that they are playing have been strong as of late.

Running Back

  1. Todd Gurley - @ Min
  2. Le’Veon Bell - vs Ten
  3. Kareem Hunt - @ NYG
  4. Leonard Fournette - @ Cle
  5. Mark Ingram - vs Was
  6. LeSean McCoy - @ LAC
  7. Melvin Gordon - vs Buf
  8. Jay Ajayi - @ Dal
  9. Alvin Karama - vs Was
  10. Jordan Howard - vs Det
  11. Adrian Peterson - @ Hou
  12. Tevin Coleman - @ Sea
  13. DeMarco Murray - @ Pit
  14. Jerick McKinnon - vs LAR
  15. Lamar Miller - vs Ari
  16. Kenyan Drake - vs TB
  17. Chris Thompson - @ NO
  18. Dion Lewis - @ Oak
  19. Javorius Allen - @ GB
  20. Duke Johnson - vs Jax

With Devonta Freeman likely to miss this week with a concussion, Tevin Coleman is an appealing play despite his difficult matchup in Seattle. Kenyan Drake has proven to be the more explosive of Miami’s running backs and I’m expecting him to get more early down work moving forward, meaning his outlook looks bright against an underachieving Tampa Bay defense. Dion Lewis is a solid play this week against a weak Oakland front and he’s been the lead man in New England’s backfield for the last few weeks. Fire him up confidently in your FLEX spot.

Wide Receiver

  1. Antonio Brown - vs Ten
  2. DeAndre Hopkins - vs Ari
  3. Julio Jones - @ Sea
  4. Michael Thomas - vs Was
  5. Mike Evans - @ Mia
  6. Doug Baldwin - vs Atl
  7. Adam Thielen - vs LAR
  8. Brandin Cooks - @ Oak
  9. A.J. Green - @ Den
  10. Tyreek Hill - @ NYG
  11. Jarvis Landry - vs TB
  12. Dez Bryant - vs Phi
  13. Robert Woods - @ Min
  14. Amari Cooper - vs NE
  15. Larry Fitzgerald - @ Hou
  16. Golden Tate - @ Chi
  17. Michael Crabtree - vs NE
  18. Stefon Diggs - vs LAR
  19. Alshon Jeffery - @ Dal
  20. JuJu Smith-Schuster - vs Ten

Since Deshaun Watson went down for the season, DeAndre Hopkins has continued to produce, even if the rest of his offense hasn’t done the same. Julio Jones’ matchup is more attractive than it initially may seem with Richard Sherman sidelined after suffering a torn achilles. Robert Woods has blown up lately, cementing himself as Jared Goff’s favorite target. Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper are likely to be heavily leaned upon in what should be a high scoring affair against the Patriots.

Tight End

  1. Rob Gronkowski - @ Oak
  2. Travis Kelce - @ NYG
  3. Zach Ertz - @ Dal
  4. Jimmy Graham - vs Atl
  5. Vernon Davis - @ NO
  6. Evan Engram - vs KC
  7. Cameron Brate - @ Mia
  8. Jared Cook - vs NE
  9. Delanie Walker - @ Pit
  10. Jason Witten - vs Phi
  11. Kyle Rudolph - vs LAR
  12. Austin Hooper - @ Sea
  13. Tyler Kroft - @ Den
  14. Julius Thomas - vs TB
  15. Charles Clay - @ LAC
  16. Benjamin Watson - @ GB
  17. Hunter Henry - vs Buf
  18. Martellus Bennett - @ Oak
  19. Jermaine Gresham - @ Hou
  20. Eric Ebron - @ Chi

If Jordan Reed can’t play, Vernon Davis will continue to be an elite option at the tight end position. Even if Reed does play, Davis will still be a strong play given his consistency in the Redskins’ offense. Julius Thomas has been more involved in Miami’s aerial attack recently, and against Tampa Bay’s subpar defense, he’s a decent streaming option. Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, and Zach Ertz remain at the top of the heap once again as the only three tight ends who have been superb all season.

Defense/Special Teams

  1. Jackonsville - @ Cle
  2. Seattle - vs Ari
  3. Baltimore - @ GB
  4. Pittsburgh - vs Ten
  5. Kansas City - @ NYG
  6. Cincinnati - @ Den
  7. Los Angeles (Rams) - @ Min
  8. Detroit - @ Chi
  9. Philadelphia - @ Dal
  10. Minnesota - vs LAR
  11. Denver - vs Cin
  12. Arizona - @ Hou
  13. Chicago - vs Det
  14. Houston - vs Ari
  15. Atlanta - @ Sea
  16. New Orleans - vs Was
  17. New England - @ Oak
  18. Los Angeles (Chargers) - vs Buf
  19. Buffalo - @ LAC
  20. Dallas - @ Phi

Kansas City’s fantasy performance has been hot and cold over the past few weeks, but lining up opposite the Giants’ putrid offense should allow the Chiefs to heat up again. Minnesota and Los Angeles are two good units that are going up against offenses who have given up very few fantasy points to opposing defenses, so play them with caution. Denver’s defense has a good opportunity to get back on track against Andy Dalton and the Bengals.

Kicker

  1. Greg Zuerlein - @ Min
  2. Stephen Gostkowski - @ Oak
  3. Matt Prater - @ Chi
  4. Justin Tucker - @ GB
  5. Jake Elliot - @ Dal
  6. Harrison Butker - @ NYG
  7. Ryan Succop - @ Pit
  8. Kai Forbath - vs LAR
  9. Will Lutz - vs Was
  10. Giorgio Tavecchio - vs NE
  11. Nick Rose - @ NO
  12. Matt Bryant - @ Sea
  13. Chis Boswell - vs Ten
  14. Patrick Murray - @ Mia
  15. Stephen Hauschka - @ LAC
  16. Brandon McManus - vs Cin
  17. Cody Parkey - vs TB
  18. Blair Walsh - vs Atl
  19. Mason Crosby - vs Bal
  20. Phil Dawson - @ Hou

Greg Zuerlein has been far and away the most productive kicker in fantasy football this season, helped along by the Rams high flying offense. Nick Rose is a good pickup for the week. In what’s likely to be a high scoring affair, Rose should be able to build off of his steady play against the Vikings from last week.