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Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings

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Week 11 of the 2021 NFL Season is here, and with it comes Championship Sports Media’s Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings!

Week 10 certainly provided no shortage of storylines and surprises. Fantasy darling Christian McCaffrey finally returned to game action, putting up 26.1 points en route to finishing as the RB4 for the week. 5 of the top 10 PPR running backs for Week 10 were backups taking advantage of their chance to receive additional touches. Patrick Mahomes finally returned to form, finishing as the QB1 for the first time all season.

How will this all shake out in Week 11? Look no further than CSM’s weekly positional rankings for guidance.

This Week’s Contributing Authors:

Week 11 PPR Rankings


1Dak Prescott (DAL)at KC21522.5
2Patrick Mahomes (KC)vs. DAL32232.5
3Josh Allen (BUF)vs. IND16143.0
4Lamar Jackson (BAL)at CHI63313.3
5Tom Brady (TB)vs. NYG44454.3
6Aaron Rodgers (GB)at MIN79787.8
7Jalen Hurts (PHI)vs. NO851177.8
8Justin Herbert (LAC)vs. PIT1010968.8
9Russell Wilson (SEA)vs. ARI11810109.8
10Joe Burrow (CIN)at LV911131211.3
11Kyler Murray (ARI)at SEA5NR6911.5
12Ryan Tannehill (TEN)vs. HOU1213121312.5
13Derek Carr (LV)vs. CIN1316171114.3
14Mac Jones (NE)at ATL1615181415.8
15Justin Fields (CHI)vs. BAL177162516.3
16Kirk Cousins (MIN)vs. GB1812211817.3
17Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)at NYJ1514222218.3
18Carson Wentz (IND)at BUF2117201518.3
19Cam Newton (CAR)vs. WAS1419241718.5
20Daniel Jones (NYG)at TB1924191920.3
21Trevor Lawrence (JAC)vs. SFNR21142020.3
22Matt Ryan (ATL)vs. NE232015NR21.0
23Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)at JAC2018NR2121.3
24Taylor Heinicke (WAS)at CAR2423NR1622.3
25Baker Mayfield (CLE)vs. DET22NR232423.8
NR = Not Ranked

QB Start of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Dak Prescott. Dak Prescott had a strong fantasy outing last week. He threw for 296 yards and 2 touchdowns on 31 pass attempts, adding 5 yards and a rushing touchdown on 2 rushes. Dak finished Week 10 with 26 fantasy points, good enough for QB4 on the week. To be fair, the Atlanta Falcons were not exactly a daunting matchup. They have allowed the 3rd highest average fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. The Kansas City Chiefs, who Dak plays this week, have allowed the 2nd highest average fppg to QBs this season. Currently sitting at QB9 on the year despite only playing 8 games, Dak Prescott can be fired up with confidence as he travels to take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs and Kansas City in what could be a high-scoring affair.

Josh Limesand: Justin Fields. Fields threw for 291 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers. He looked like the game had finally slowed down a bit for him, and this was while taking some big hits from a fierce Pittsburgh D. When you add in the 45 rushing yards he had, you’re looking at a fantasy floor of 300 total yards and a TD. Against the Ravens, I predict another step towards maturity for Fields, and that will do nothing but help your fantasy team.

Nick Milaszewski: Dak Prescott. Going up against the Kansas City Chiefs, Dak Prescott is set up to have a big fantasy performance. Kansas City’s defense is ranked 30th against quarterbacks in scoring. Both teams have strong offenses and there will be a lot of points in this game. In Dallas’s high scoring games, it has been Dak who has shined (Tampa 29; New England 29; Carolina 27). Expect him to shine this week.

Nic Cunningham: Cam Newton. While he does not provide a lot of value with his passing, Newton can put up decent numbers with his rushing. He scored a rushing touchdown in his limited play last week, and is now expected to take over from P.J. Walker as the starter. He is available in most fantasy leagues and is a great streaming option for Week 11. 

QB Fade of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Carson Wentz. It took a matchup with the New York Jets for Wentz to finally finish higher than the QB10 this season. This week, Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts travel to Buffalo for a matchup against a tough Buffalo defense. Buffalo has allowed the fewest fppg to the QB position this year, and Wentz has been far from matchup-proof. It does not seem likely that anyone would be counting on Wentz as a locked-in fantasy starter this season, but either way, you probably want to look elsewhere for a starting QB this week. Tua Tagovailoa is one streaming option that may still be available (currently 40.3% rostered on ESPN). He looked good in limited action in a Week 10 win, and this week he has an exploitable matchup against the same Jets defense that allowed Wentz to finish with 24 fantasy points in Week 9.

Josh Limesand: Cam Newton. The hype is real. Cam being back in Carolina is a great story, AND he scored twice in limited action last week. I assume he’ll start in Week 11, and people will be excited about his upside. But I think that Washington’s defense is better than they’ve played this year, and Cam will still have some rust to shake off. I think Carolina will pull out the win, but it will be ugly. Cam will rush for one, but probably add a pick or two in a close game. I’m avoiding Newton until he proves he’s truly back.

Zach Milaszewski: Russell Wilson. Wilson struggled in his return from the IR last week. He has a tough matchup against the Cardinals defense, who rank as the 6th best fantasy defense against quarterbacks. This is not the game where Russell Wilson bounces back. I see Wilson having another game where he struggles and I’d leave him on my bench this week.

Nic Cunningham: Carson Wentz. The Bills are coming off a performance where their defense forced Mike White into 4 interceptions, and while Wentz and the Colts are better than the New York Jets, Buffalo allows the least fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. I would look at potential waiver wire options such as Taylor Heinicke this week.

Running Back

1Christian McCaffrey (CAR)vs. WAS11111.0
2Najee Harris (PIT)at LAC28244.0
3Dalvin Cook (MIN)vs. GB39424.5
4Jonathan Taylor (IND)at BUF45835.0
5Alvin Kamara (NO)at PHI66365.3
6D’Andre Swift (DET)at CLE82997.0
7Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)at KC1131057.3
8Austin Ekeler (LAC)vs. PIT910577.8
9Joe Mixon (CIN)at LV5415118.8
10A.J. Dillon (GB)at MIN101371010.0
11Nick Chubb (CLE)vs. DET77NR812.0
12Leonard Fournette (TB)vs. NYG1315111212.8
13James Robinson (JAC)vs. SF1611131413.5
14James Conner (ARI)at SEA121662113.8
15Saquon Barkley (NYG)at TB1714191315.8
16David Montgomery (CHI)vs. BAL1517162017.0
17Michael Carter (NYJ)vs. MIA2022141618.0
18Josh Jacobs (LV)vs. CIN2218171919.0
19Cordarrelle Patterson (ATL)vs. NE1412NRNR19.5
20Elijah Mitchell (SF)at JAC1823211719.8
21Damien Harris (NE)at ATL2121182220.5
22Antonio Gibson (WAS)at CAR1919NR1820.5
23Myles Gaskin (MIA)at NYJ2425122321.0
24Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC)vs. DAL2320NR1521.0
25Mike Davis (ATL)vs. NENRNR20NR24.5
NR = Not Ranked

RB Start of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Leonard Fournette. The Giants have allowed the 5th most fppg to RBs so far this season and the 3rd highest fppg to RBs over the past 2 weeks. With some key weapons possibly returning to the field for the Bucs on Monday night, I fully expect a statement victory from Tampa Bay. If this happens, Fournette will likely have ample opportunity to run some clock. What’s more, Fournette has finished higher than RB10 only 1 time this season, doing so in Week 6 when he scored 2 touchdowns against the Eagles. In what could possibly be a blowout, there should be plenty of goal-line touches to go around. Even if Fournette’s receiving workload isn’t as high as it was in Week 10, he still has a real shot at a multiple touchdown game this week. Fire up Leonard Fournette with confidence in Week 11.

Josh Limesand: D’Andre Swift. D’Andre Swift got 33 carries for 130 yards last week against a stout Pittsburgh D. Jared Goff only threw for 114 yards. Swift is going to get tons of work this week in Cleveland, even if Jamaal Williams plays. If Swift can get to the endzone, I think you’re looking at a high-end RB1 for the week, even if Detroit still can’t win the game.

Zach Milaszewski: A.J. Dillon. With Aaron Jones down with an MCL sprain, AJ Dillon is going to be the number 1 running back on Sunday. His role has been growing in the offense, and last week he put up 26.8 fantasy points. Seattle’s run defense ranks 21st in fantasy. Dillon is going to have a big day as the lead back in Green Bay.

Nic Cunningham: A.J. Dillon. For all of the AJ Dillon truthers (myself included), it is finally time. While I would never wish injury upon a player, Aaron Jones’ MCL sprain allows Dillon to be the workhorse back in Green Bay. He is coming off of a 26.8 point performance, and gets a Minnesota defense that allows the 11th most points to the position. Quadzilla has arrived.

RB Fade of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Michael Carter. The Jets play the Miami Dolphins this week, and Miami has not exactly been a favorable fantasy matchup for running backs as of late. Over the past 4 weeks, the Dolphins have given up the lowest average fppg to RBs, allowing only 51.25 rushing yards/game and 1 touchdown total over this span. Additionally, we have yet to see how the Jets’ offense will run with Joe Flacco under center. Even if “Checkdown Joe” shows up, the Dolphins have not shown a weakness to RBs catching passes out of the backfield over the past 4 weeks. They have surrendered zero receiving touchdowns and less than 100 receiving yards total to RBs over this span. Carter may catch enough passes to produce serviceable FLEX numbers in PPR formats, but I wouldn’t count on him producing the RB2 numbers fantasy managers have become accustomed to this week.

Josh Limesand: Josh Jacobs. Jacobs has yet to rush for 100 yards, and hasn’t found the endzone in two weeks. I like the Cincinnati D coming out of their bye week to limit the whole Raiders offense in general, and Jacobs’ floor will be lower. Even though most will still start him, I would look toward an upside play for my RB2, and pick my next best WR for my FLEX.

Zach Milaszewski: Damien Harris. Harris has had a good year fantasy wise, ranked 21st in running backs. But with the emergence of Rhamondre Stevenson in Harris’s absence, it is up in the air who will be the lead back going forward. Both are good running backs, but I would look outside of New England for running backs this week.

Nic Cunningham: David Montgomery. He is finally healthy, but the matchup will spoil Monty’s return. While Miami held Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Raven offense in check, this offensive unit has the ability any given week to score 30+ points. That’s what happens when you have Lamar Jackson at QB. Justin Fields has been improving, but I don’t see a lot of points going on the board for Chicago in this game. Montgomery hasn’t been a large part of the receiving game when active this year, and if this game becomes a blow out, he won’t see the rushing work either.

Wide Receiver

1Davante Adams (GB)at MIN11111.0
2Tyreek Hill (KC)vs. DAL22322.3
3Stefon Diggs (BUF)vs. IND34443.8
4Deebo Samuel (SF)at JAC57275.3
5A.J. Brown (TEN)vs. HOU436105.8
6Ja’Marr Chase (CIN)at LV75866.5
7CeeDee Lamb (DAL)at KC661056.8
8Justin Jefferson (MIN)vs. GB913738.0
9Chris Godwin (TB)vs. NYG895128.5
10Keenan Allen (LAC)vs. PIT1013151312.5
11Marquise Brown (BAL)at CHI191512913.8
12Terry McLaurin (WAS)at CAR1310191714.8
13Mike Evans (TB)vs. NYG1116NR815.3
14Diontae Johnson (PIT)at LAC1219141615.3
15D.K. Metcalf (SEA)vs. ARI1411NR1516.5
16DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)at SEA15817NR16.5
17Amari Cooper (DAL)at KC1718221417.8
18D.J. Moore (CAR)vs. WAS1620162018.0
19Brandin Cooks (HOU)at TENNR1411NR19.3
20Michael Pittman Jr. (IND)at BUF2023241119.5
21Jaylen Waddle (MIA)at NYJ2221132319.8
22Tyler Lockett (SEA)vs. ARI18NRNR1822.0
23Hunter Renfrow (LV)vs. CIN21NR202222.3
24DeVonta Smith (PHI)vs. NO2317NR2422.5
25Mike Williams (LAC)vs. PIT25NR212123.3
NR = Not Ranked

WR Start of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Jaylen Waddle. In games where Tua Tagovailoa has been out or attempted fewer than 15 passes, Jaylen Waddle is averaging 10.67 fantasy points per game with WR17 being his highest weekly finish. In games where Tua Tagovailoa has attempted at least 15 passes, Waddle is averaging 16.75 fppg with WR4 being his highest finish. To put this in perspective, Waddle’s numbers without Tua would put him at WR54 on the year in PPR when going by average fppg. Waddle’s numbers with Tua would be good enough to make him WR12 . Luckily for Jaylen Waddle, Tua is set to start this week. To make things even better, the Dolphins play a Jets defense that has allowed the highest average fppg to the WR position over the past 4 weeks. Fire up Jaylen Waddle with confidence this week.

Josh Limesand: Michael Gallup. I love the potential shootout brewing in Kansas City. Mahomes is seemingly back on track, while Prescott’s Cowboys look primed for at least 30 points every game. I think the scoring will be constant enough where you can run out Michael Gallup, even as the third option in Dallas. He played a small role in his first game back from IR, and the Chiefs D won’t be able to divert any resources to him with Cooper, Lamb, and Elliot also on the field. I think Gallup moves the chains quite a bit, and scores one of the many TDs that we’ll hopefully get to see.

Zach Milaszewski: Deebo Samuel. Deebo Samuel is really making fantasy owners who took Aiyuk over him upset. Deebo has been the 3rd best fantasy wide receiver this season. Last week he had 5 carries to go along with his 5 receptions. He put up 32 points against the Rams last weekend. Jacksonville? Expect Deebo to put up big numbers this week.

Nic Cunningham: Marquise Brown. He ranks 4th in the NFL in air yards, has an elite QB passing him the football, and ranks inside the top 10 fantasy points for his position this season. In the last 3 games, he’s averaging 13 targets per game. A ceiling game is bound to happen soon, and the floor isn’t that low either. Hollywood Brown is a bonafide WR1 not just for this week, but for the rest of the season.

WR Fade of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Michael Pittman Jr. Michael Pittman Jr. has had a truly impressive 2021 fantasy campaign. Despite an ADP of WR43 in PPR formats, he currently sits at WR7 on the year. This week, however, Pittman Jr. and the Colts have to travel into Buffalo to face a stingy Bills defense that is allowing the fewest average fantasy points per game to the WR position this season. Again, Pittman Jr. is the WR7 for the season right now, so it is hard to recommend benching him. With that being said, expectations need to be lowered. While he would normally deserve WR1 recognition, Michael Pittman Jr. is the WR20 in my Week 11 rankings.

Josh Limesand: Michael Pittman, Jr. As much as it physically hurts me to write this, I’m very scared of the Colts offense in Buffalo. I’m scared for the Bills receivers as well in what I think will be a low-scoring affair, but I’m feeling that Josh Allen will perform better than Carson Wentz. I think Pittman will get to a floor of 4-7 catches, but I don’t see him eclipsing 70 yards or scoring a touchdown. I’m avoiding most pieces of the offense with the exception of Jonathan Taylor, simply due to volume. 

Zach Milaszewski: Mike Williams. After a hot start, Williams has come back to earth the past 4 games. He put up 20+ points 4 times in the first 5 games. But since week 6 he has yet to put up more than 8 points. He doesn’t have a favorable matchup this week either, against the Steelers. It’s time to bench Mike Williams.

Nic Cunningham: Mike Williams. After an insanely strong start to the season, Williams has cooled off considerably. He has been under 8 fantasy points in each of the last 4 games, and has seen more than 5 targets in just one of them. Keenan Allen is reestablishing himself as the number one option in this offense, and against Pittsburgh, Williams won’t recapture his early season magic this week.

Tight End

1Travis Kelce (KC)vs. DAL11111.0
2George Kittle (SF)at JAC25323.0
3Darren Waller (LV)vs. CIN37233.8
4Mark Andrews (BAL)at CHI42543.8
5Kyle Pitts (ATL)vs. NE73475.3
6Mike Gesicki (MIA)at NYJ54665.3
7Pat Freiermuth (PIT)at LAC14991010.5
8Hunter Henry (NE)at ATL91610911.0
9T.J. Hockenson (DET)at CLE6NR8511.3
10Dawson Knox (BUF)vs. IND1210111211.3
11Dallas Goedert (PHI)vs. NO131571111.5
12Dan Arnold (JAC)vs. SF106181311.8
13Dalton Schultz (DAL)at KC1112NR814.3
14Zach Ertz (PHI)at SEA1513201415.5
15Tyler Conklin (MIN)vs. GB1619121515.5
16Cole Kmet (CHI)vs. BAL188152516.5
17Evan Engram (NYG)at TB2017131616.5
18Rob Gronkowski (TB)vs. NYG811NRNR17.8
19C.J. Uzomah (CIN)at LV1714192418.5
20Adam Trautman (NO)at PHI1922141918.5
21Jared Cook (LAC)vs. PIT2120161718.5
22Logan Thomas (WAS)at CARNR1827NR21.8
23Austin Hooper (CLE)vs. DET2424221822.0
24Mo Alie-Cox (IND)at BUF2521NR2023.0
25David Njoku (CLE)vs. DET23NR242223.8
NR = Not Ranked

TE Start of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Hunter Henry. Hunter Henry and the Patriots will travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons on Thursday Night Football in Week 11. The Falcons have allowed the 8th highest fppg to TEs over the past 4 weeks, and Henry has clearly become the go-to red zone target for his impressive rookie quarterback, Mac Jones. He has a 31.6% red zone target share this season, which is the 8th highest among all players with at least 10 RZ targets. The short week may force Jonnu Smith to miss another game with a shoulder injury, potentially freeing up even more work for Henry. Fire up Hunter Henry with confidence in Week 11 as he looks to score his 8th touchdown in as many games.

Josh Limesand: Dan Arnold. Arnold has at least 7 targets in his last three games, and at least 60 yards. That is a very solid floor, and I think he’s due for a TD. Coming off an emotional Monday night win, San Francisco will be caught off-guard by the surprisingly stout Jacksonville D. I predict the Jags will take advantage, and at least keep the game close. Trevor Lawrence will find Arnold for a key touchdown, and he’ll maintain his 60 yard trend, making him a top-end TE.

Zach Milaszewski: George Kittle. Playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kittle is looking to continue his strong play this season, going up against the 22nd ranked defense against tight ends. In his past two weeks he has put up 16 and 20, I expect him to continue his hot streak this week.

Nic Cunningham: Dalton Schultz. He disappointed managers last week, as he did not join in on Dallas’ touchdown bonanza against the Falcons. However, Dallas will be forced to score against a Kansas City offense that is finally clicking, and chances are Schultz will bounce back.

TE Fade of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Kyle Pitts. Kyle Pitts and the Atlanta Falcons play the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football in Week 11. Unfortunately for the Falcons, they may be without 2 of their top 3 offensive weapons. Star wideout Calvin Ridley was placed on the reserve-NFI list and has been out since Week 8. He remains without a timeline for return. Cordarrelle Patterson, who is having a stellar year in his own right and has been Atlanta’s most reliable offensive weapon, suffered an ankle injury in Week 10 and is a game-time decision for Week 11. Bill Belichick has been known to successfully scheme ways to limit the opposing team’s best player. If Patterson is forced to miss, Atlanta’s top option is clearly Pitts. Again, Pitts’ upside means that he should stay in starting lineups. However, his floor for Week 11 may be lower than usual.

Josh Limesand: Tyler Conklin. Don’t get too excited about Conklin’s two touchdowns; he only had three catches. Conklin has done a nice job in the absence of Irv Smith, but he is not a playmaker who demands targets. His floor isn’t quite enough to be a comfortable start, so only roll with him if you have no other options.

Zach Milaszewski: Dan Arnold. Arnold has had 3 of his best 4 games all season in the past 3 weeks. I don’t trust Arnold this week going against the 9th ranked tight end defense in San Francisco. I would look elsewhere for tight end production this week.

Nic Cunningham: Jared Cook. Not only is Cook facing a tough matchup in the form of the Pittsburgh Steekers, he is a touchdown-dependent option that has only scored 2 touchdowns this season. He has cleared 29 yards just once in his last 5 games and just 3 times all season.


RankPlayerOpp.Pos. RankBrightonLimesandMilaszewskiCunninghamAVG
1Christian McCaffrey (CAR)vs. WASRB111111.0
2Davante Adams (GB)at MINWR133333.0
3Najee Harris (PIT)at LACRB2210265.0
4Tyreek Hill (KC)vs. DALWR244755.0
5Dalvin Cook (MIN)vs. GBRB3512626.3
6Alvin Kamara (NO)at PHIRB498587.5
7Jonathan Taylor (IND)at BUFRB5671447.8
8Stefon Diggs (BUF)vs. INDWR381481010.0
9D’Andre Swift (DET)at CLERB6132151611.5
10Austin Ekeler (LAC)vs. PITRB7151391112.0
11Deebo Samuel (SF)at JACWR4111841712.5
12Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)at KCRB820518712.5
13A.J. Brown (TEN)vs. HOUWR51011132214.0
14Joe Mixon (CIN)at LVRB976NR2115.0
15Nick Chubb (CLE)vs. DETRB10129NR1515.5
16Ja’Marr Chase (CIN)at LVWR61715171415.8
17CeeDee Lamb (DAL)at KCWR71417221216.3
18A.J. Dillon (GB)at MINRB1016NR121818.0
19Justin Jefferson (MIN)vs. GBWR824NR16918.8
20Chris Godwin (TB)vs. NYGWR9182210NR19.0
21Travis Kelce (KC)vs. DALTE11920NR1319.5
22James Conner (ARI)at SEARB1221NR11NR21.0
23Leonard Fournette (TB)vs. NYGRB1322NR192322.5
24James Robinson (JAC)vs. SFRB14NR1624NR23.0
25Cordarrelle Patterson (ATL)vs. NERB152319NRNR23.5
NR = Not Ranked


1Tennessee Titansvs. HOU21211.5
2Miami Dolphinsat NYJ15132.5
3New England Patriotsat ATL36724.5
4Buffalo Billsvs. IND43654.5
5Tampa Bay Buccaneersvs. NYG52865.3
6Cleveland Brownsvs. DET77445.5
7Carolina Panthersvs. WAS94596.8
8San Francisco 49ersat JAC68977.5
9Baltimore Ravensat CHI8143129.3
10Arizona Cardinalsat SEA13NR11812.0
11Los Angeles Chargersvs. PIT1013131312.3
12New Orleans Saintsat PHI12NR101112.3
13Washington Football Teamat CAR151112NR13.5
14Green Bay Packersat MIN14NRNR1014.0
T15Philadelphia Eaglesvs. NO11NR151514.3
T15Pittsburgh Steelersat LACNR9NRNR14.3
NR = Not Ranked

D/ST Start of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Miami Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins are the 3rd highest scoring fantasy defense since Week 8, and that includes a 0 point showing against the Buffalo Bills. Miami is averaging 17.5 fppg over the past 2 weeks, including an 18 point performance against Baltimore on Thursday Night Football in Week 10. In Week 11, the Dolphins get a matchup with the New York Jets, who are allowing the highest average fppg to fantasy defenses so far this season. It seems likely that Miami’s defensive resurgence continues this week. The Dolphins are the #1 fantasy defense in my Week 11 rankings.

Josh Limesand: Miami Dolphins. I love this matchup. The Dolphins D has been decent in recent games, and last week stifled Lamar Jackson’s Ravens, holding them to only 10 points. Meanwhile, Mike White threw 4 INTs. Tua is getting the start, and I predict a solid win for the Dolphins, and maybe even a pick-six from their defense.

Zach Milaszewski: Miami Dolphins. They’re going up against the Jets. The Dolphins have put up back to back solid defensive games. 17 and 18 point fantasy performances. The Jets and Mike White are struggling right now, take advantage of this matchup this week.

D/ST Fade of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys were the #3 D/ST on the season prior to their bye in Week 7. Since their bye, the Cowboys have been the D/ST #8 despite a 23 point performance against Atlanta in Week 10 (good enough to finish as the #1 D/ST for the week). While the Cowboys’ aggressive and opportunistic style of defense is intriguing from a fantasy football standpoint, I don’t think that their high scoring ways carry over into this week in a matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. I expect Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to continue their offensive resurgence this week, making the Cowboys D/ST an extremely low floor play. They did not make the top 15 defenses in my Week 11 rankings.

Josh Limesand: Dallas AND Kansas City (They play each other). I’m sure there will be a couple of turnovers, but what I think (hope) will happen is that the game ends 66 – 60. And I don’t care who wins. I think we’ll see yards, touchdowns, and then more yards and touchdowns. I’m not starting either D/ST. (This is going to be the prediction that hurts the most if I’m wrong.)


1Tyler Bass (BUF)vs. IND21311.8
2Justin Tucker (BAL)at CHI32834.0
3Nick Folk (NE)at ATL113124.3
4Harrison Butker (KC)vs. DAL44544.3
5Randy Bullock (TEN)vs. HOU75956.5
6Daniel Carlson (LV)vs. CIN810467.0
7Ryan Succop (TB)vs. NYG931187.8
8Greg Joseph (MIN)vs. GB159278.3
9Greg Zuerlein (DAL)at KC58NR109.8
10Matt Prater (ARI)at SEA116NR1111.0
11Zane Gonzalez (CAR)vs. WASNR7101311.5
12Chris Boswell (PIT)at LACNR1271211.8
13Younghoe Koo (ATL)vs. NE10NR121413.0
14Evan McPherson (CIN)at LV12NRNR913.3
T15Jason Sanders (MIA)at NYJ6NRNRNR13.5
T15Graham Gano (NYG)at TBNRNR6NR13.5
NR = Not Ranked

Kicker Start of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Nick Folk. Nick Folk is currently the #1 scoring kicker for the season. The Patriots’ offense looks to be improving each week, so there should be plenty of points to go around this week. What’s more, the Falcons are allowing the 7th highest average fantasy points per game to the kicker position over the past 4 weeks. There is a chance that the Patriots offense continues to be efficient, leaving Folk with PATs instead of FGs and therefore capping his upside. However, the Pats will be in position to put up points often on Thursday night, and Folk will be involved in one way or another. Don’t overthink the kicker position and fire Nick Folk up with confidence this week. He is the #1 ranked kicker in my Week 11 Rankings.

Josh Limesand: Tyler Bass. I am thinking a low-scoring affair. Diggs and Allen will get their yards, but the Indy defense will bend and not necessarily break. I think Bass hits 4 FG to go along with a couple of extra points, and has a very nice game.

Kicker Fade of the Week:

C.J. Brighton: Michael Badgley. I am fading all members of the Indianapolis Colts’ offense in Week 11. I simply do not trust the 2021 version of Carson Wentz to carry an offense to fantasy stability despite tough matchups, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been that so far in 2021. The Colts may have some difficulty moving the ball against Pittsburgh, limiting scoring opportunities for Badgley. He falls outside of the top 15 kickers in my Week 11 Rankings.

Josh Limesand: Nick Folk. Nick Folk should have a decent game, but not to the caliber of the #1 fantasy kicker that he is. Call it a Thursday curse, or call it a game that will be inexplicably close, I don’t see him getting over 10 fantasy points. I think the Pats win in a boring way, 17- 12, leaving Folk with only 5 points.

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