Fantasy Football Week 11 Sit/Start: A Song of Ice and Fire

Eli Manning?! Really?! Jimbo might just think so.

Last week we hit it BIG on the wide receiver plays which may or may not have been the difference in winning your week or league. Got some pretty bold calls here for some lower named starts that hopefully pay off as well as last week.


  • Orleans Darkwa (12 pts)
  • Robby Anderson (14 pts)
  • JuJu Smith Schuster (16 pts)
  • Sterling Shepard (18 pts)
  • Robert Woods (29 pts)
  • Eric Ebron (10 pts)
  • Garrett Celek (13 pts)
  • Adrian Peterson (3 pts)
  • Keenan Allen (7 pts)
  • Jordy Nelson (4 pts)
  • Charles Clay (3 pts)


  • Josh McCown (12 pts)
  • Kirk Cousins (28 pts)
  • DeMarco Murray (28 pts)
  • Stefon Diggs (14 pts)
  • Larry Fitzgerald (16 pts)

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Eli Manning (NYG)

Eli has looked bad along with the entire Giants team as a whole. However, there’s a glimmer of hope facing the Chiefs defense who have struggled mightily with the passing game. With Shepard and Engram at the helm, Manning can be an emergency start for your team in either the wake of byes or Tyrod Taylor.

Others: Blake Bortles (JAC), Case Keenum (MIN)

Running Backs

Tevin Coleman (ATL)

The Devonta Freeman injury has swung the door wide open for Coleman in Atlanta. The Falcons finally looked good last week against the Cowboys and will want to keep that momentum going. With the RB landscape all to himself, this is your week to play Coleman.

Latavius Murray (MIN)

Murray has gotten 15+ rushes in four straight games, and now faces a Rams defense that has struggled defending the run. Both Murray and McKinnon should see lots of work in this game, but Murray has the better odds of finding the end zone especially when it gets down to the goal line.

Others: Rex Burkhead (NE), Lamar Miller (HOU)

Wide Receivers

Sterling Shepard (NYG)

Wolf saw it coming and we capitalized on it. Shepard had a huge game against the very bad 49ers secondary and gets another favorable matchup with the Chiefs. His skill is so far above the other receivers on the team that he’s an easy target favorite for Eli in what should be another big game.

Alshon Jeffery (PHI)

He feasted against the Broncos and their talented corners, and now going into a prime time game against the divisional rival Cowboys Jeffery won’t be slowing down. Dallas is hurting and the Eagles smell blood in the water.

Others: Dontrelle Inman (CHI), Kenny Stills (MIA)

Tight Ends

Marcedes Lewis (JAC)

In the chart we trust. While Travis Kelce is too skilled of a guy for this section, Lewis gets the lucky draw of the Browns defense who are just as bad against tight ends. He could very well repeat his three touchdown day from earlier in the season, but we’ll be fine with just one.

Others: Julius Thomas (MIA)

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White Walkers/Sits


Kirk Cousins (WAS)

Cousins bit me in the ass last week, but I’m doubling down now on the road against the Saints. Saints corners have played well and limited opposing passing games pretty nicely. Plus, Kirk on the road can be shaky and turnover prone — especially against Marshon Lattimore in the dome.

Others: Matt Ryan (ATL), Matthew Stafford (DET)

Running Backs

LeSean McCoy (BUF)

The recent switch at QB to Nathan Peterman is not going to help McCoy at all. This allows the Chargers to stack the box against him with the limited threat this new signal caller can be. Plus, McCoy is one of the more profound home/road splits guys so it just adds up to a murky week for Shady and the Bills.

Doug Martin (TB)

Martin has really struggled along with the rest of the Bucs offense. And for as bad as Miami has been overall, they sport the seventh best run defense. Martin has yet to eclipse 75 yards on the ground this year, as he’s become entirely touchdown dependent. Wait until Winston comes back.

Others: Adrian Peterson (ARI), Ty Montgomery (GB)

Wide Receivers

Michael Crabtree (OAK)

Crabtree is likely to be matched up against Malcolm Butler in the highly coveted game with the Patriots. New England’s defense has drastically turned it around by tightening the screws and dropping their points allowed total from the absurd amount it was. Butler is one of the league’s better corners, and after a rough game with Emmanuel Sanders, you know he’ll take this one personally.

Kelvin Benjamin (BUF)

Benjamin owners might be dreading the trade to Buffalo now as the switch to Nathan Peterman is less than ideal, and Carolina just lit up Miami through the air on MNF. Kelvin had a subpar debut for his new team, and seems like his ceiling will be capped as long as Tyrod is standing on the side lines.

Others: Eric Decker/Corey Davis (TEN), Jordy Nelson (GB)

Tight Ends

Hunter Henry (LAC)

Henry had his few weeks of shine, but has seemingly regressed to a minimal role. His target numbers have fallen off a cliff, and now QB Philip Rivers is dealing with concussion symptoms which is never good. The Buffalo defense has allowed only two scores to opposing tight ends this whole year, making Henry someone to avoid.

Others: Coby Fleener (NO)

Do you agree with Jimbo? Or is he clueless? Let him know at @theJMcGuinness.


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