Week 10 felt like another odd week of football as we saw some interesting outcomes like the Dolphins beating the Ravens, Washington Football Team beating the Buccaneers, and the Steelers and Lions ending up in a tie. For fantasy purposes it was also a weird one with our top-3 running backs on the week being A.J. Dillon, Rhamondre Stevenson, and Darrel Williams. Despite the funky week, we continue to push forward towards the fantasy playoffs. Hopefully, this article has helped you find some waiver wire guys or make a good start/sit decision in your league. We will once again look at some week 11 sleepers at each position, but first, let’s recap last week.
Our quarterback sleeper pick, Matt Ryan, really was a disappointment last week. Two weeks removed from a QB3 performance, he finished the week as the QB33. There will be brighter days for Ryan, but this one hurts as he was expected to have a big week. He continues to remain on the streaming radar, but I think we need to remember the Atlanta offense is not what it used to be.
At running back, Devonta Freeman finished the week as the RB33 after rushing 10 times for 35 yards and catching 3 of 4 targets for 23 yards. Freeman continues to get a decent amount of touches, but likely will be a desperation flex play moving forward. Our other running back pick was D’Ernest Johnson who filled in admirably for Nick Chubb and finished the week as the RB9. Johnson likely remains a handcuff option as long as Chubb is healthy, but can be fired up if Chubb were to miss time again.
At wide receiver, Hunter Renfrow finished as the WR10 in half-ppr formats this week w/ a 7-46-1 outing. He continues to be a reliable option at wide receiver this year and has at least 8 targets in the last three weeks. On the other end of things, Tim Patrick was a letdown this week as he finished WR70. The Denver offense as a whole was a letdown this week, but I feel like Tim Patrick can be played in the future as a flex option if you’re in need.
At tight end, Dan Arnold did his thing once again and finished as the TE6 on the week with a 5-75 stat line (also added a 2 point conversion). He continues to see a good amount of targets each week and likely remains startable moving forward as a safe floor option.
As mentioned before, I will utilize several factors when exploring who my weekly sleepers will be. I will be looking at ADP (Fantasypros.com ADP), weekly positional rankings (Fantasypros.com ECR), rostership percentages, and some betting info (to help give perspective on possible outcomes). When referencing scoring in these articles this season I will be looking at half-PPR scoring and in terms of league size I will stick with 12-team leagues.
Quarterbacks: Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 11
Cam Newton (QB, CAR) vs. Washington Football Team
Cam Newton made his return to NFL action and was impressive on a limited basis after he rushed for 1 touchdown and threw another. He looks to get more involved this week as he has been taking a majority of first-team reps this week in practice. Newton enters the week as ECR QB15 and presents some upside to finish in the top twelve as he gets a Washington Football Team who will be down Chase Young and is giving up 26.4 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. He is likely available on your waiver wire and can be streamed this week.
Tua Tagovailoa (QB, MIA) at New York Jets
Tua has flashed at times throughout the year and enters week 11 as the ECR QB16. He gets a soft matchup against the New York Jets who are giving up the 10th most points to the quarterback position and 32.9 points per game. Tua is lined up for a good week for fantasy and with the matchup has a fairly safe floor due to matchup. He’s also likely available on waivers if you need a streaming quarterback.
Running Backs: Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 11
D’Onta Foreman (RB, TEN) vs. Houston Texans
Foreman enters the week as the ECR RB27 on the week and gets a decent matchup against the Texans this week. Foreman appeared to take the lead role in the Titans backfield last week as he led in snaps and carries. In week 11 it might be a little less crowded as Jeremy McNichols is in the concussion protocol.
If it just happens to be Foreman and Peterson, Foreman could be a flex play this week. If you can look elsewhere, I would but Foreman does have the potential to have a decent outing against a Texans defense who is giving up the second-most rushing yards per game (136.9) in the NFL. Keep an eye on McNichols availability moving forward as well.
Wide Receivers: Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 11
Darnell Mooney (WR, CHI) vs. Baltimore Ravens
Mooney enters week 11 as the ECR WR37 in the matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. What makes him an appealing possible sleeper is the fact that Allen Robinson is doubtful for this matchup. With Robinson out, Mooney looks to garner a significant amount of attention from Justin Fields.
So far this season, Mooney has been averaging 6.5 targets a game and currently leads the Bears in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. The Bears did look to improve their overall offense prior to their bye week, but the Ravens are also allowing the league’s most passing yards per game (283.3).
Tight Ends: Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 11
Cole Kmet (TE, CHI) vs. Baltimore Ravens
Another Bears in our sleeper article, which may be concerning for some however Kmet has some decent upside this week. He currently is ranked as the ECR TE15 and has continued to get more involved in the offense. Prior to the bye week, Kmet saw 8 targets and caught 6 of them for 87 yards. He’s likely the second option in the Bears passing attack this week with Allen Robinson doubtful so he’s worth a stream as a possible sleeper this week.