Last week was a dud and I missed on a few items, such as Baker Mayfield and the Washington defense. In fantasy football, the week-to-week volatility can take down anyone. We're entering the home stretch to make the fantasy playoffs and Week 11 is crucial for continued success.
Tua Tagovailoa at DEN - The rookie quarterback out of Alabama hasn't been asked to do a whole lot in his first three starts. The Miami Dolphins defense has been surprisingly good recently and Tua has thrown for just over 500 yards and five touchdowns in those games, which isn't a ton. However, considering his rookie status and the Dolphins being better than expected, I'd say it's one hell of a good start.
I'm starting Tua comfortably this week against the Broncos. If you were one of those owners who just lost Drew Brees for an uncertain timetable, then Tagovailoa could easily be your starter for the remainder of the season.
Jameis Winston vs. ATL - The injury to Drew Brees is devastating to the Saints' offense, but they have two decent options behind him. If you read through our waiver wire adds for this week then you'll already have thought about playing Jameis Winston. Head coach Sean Payton has yet to announce a starter but whether it's Winston or Taysom Hill, either of them is worthy of a start against this Falcons defense.
Jared Goff at TB - Goff posted slightly over ten fantasy points for the third time this season against the Seahawks in Week 10. If the Seattle defense can hold him down like that then I don't see him having a good time against the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay's defense averages over three sacks per game and although they can allow some points, they can swarm any opposing quarterback. Look for a backup option here if you can.
Running Back Starts
Salvon Ahmed at DEN - I try not to stay within one team too much but after 4.0 average yards per carry, a touchdown, and 16 fantasy points, how do you not start Salvon Ahmed against the Broncos? The Dolphins recently released Jordan Howard so Ahmed is their clear featured back now. He looked impressive and he should be grabbed immediately!
Kalen Ballage vs. NYJ - He's had two straight games with 15 or more fantasy points and this week the Chargers take on the New York Jets.
Running Back Sits
Joe Mixon at WSH - Although we busted last week with the Washington defense, it's no lie that their defense is good. Mixon has been absent for a while and should have no reason for a quick bounce back against a good defense.
Wide Receiver Starts
Sammy Watkins at LV - As if you really needed a reason to start a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Sammy Watkins should be a must-start this week. Mecole Hardman is still out on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Sammy Watkins, who has been dealing with injuries all season, has resumed practicing. Assuming he's healthy, is a must-start. The Raiders have lost half of their defense to the COVID-19 reserve list and are basically already defeated.
Wide Receiver Sits
- Amari Cooper at MIN
- Brandin Cooks vs NE
- DJ Chark Jr. vs PIT
That does it for this week’s fantasy football starts and sits. Be sure to tune in to the Fantasy Hour On Tap podcast for analysis, updates, and advice down the home stretch of the 2020 season.