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The playoffs are near, so start/sit vital for your team

We have reached week 11 of our Fantasy Football season. This week we have four teams – Buccaneers, Dolphins, Jaguars, Seahawks – goodbye. They are heavy hitters at QB and WR to have on our benches.

So there are guys you can look to replace as the playoffs approach.


Start: Daniel Jones vs. Lions

The Giants are getting the most out of Daniel Jones and that continues this week against the Lions who are still the league’s worst defense allowing the QB 23.7 ppg. Additionally, Jones likes to take off and run the ball. Well guess what? The Lions are the worst against the current QB, giving up 41 rushing yards per game. Get Daniel Jones in your lineup.

Start: Justin Fields @ Falcons

Fields has been hot so turn up the hot hand against an Atlanta defense that is allowing the QB 19 points per game. Now Atlanta is the better team against the current QB, so Fields will have to pass a little more, but I get the hot hand up and start Fields.

Sleepers: Russell Wilson vs Raiders, Jimmy Garoppolo @Cardinals, Baker Mayfield vs Ravens

Sitting: Derek Carr vs. Broncos

This Las Vegas team is a mess. The Colts brought in a coach from the couch to beat them. It’s no better this week on the road in Denver against the No. 1 defense against the QB, allowing just 10.8 points per game. Carr hasn’t been great on the road this season with just 239 yards and 1.6 touchdowns per game.

Sitting: Matt Ryan vs. Eagles

Matt Ryan came out and started last week against the Raiders and looked good but it was the Raiders. Well, now flip the script and Ryan is at home against the Eagles defense which is only giving up 10 points per game to the QB. I know you’ll be tempted but leave Ryan on the bench in Week 11.


Out: Brian Robinson Jr. @ Texans

Brian Robinson Jr. never made it this season after the big preseason (yes, I know he was shot). This week he faces the Texans who are the worst against the run in the league, allowing a fantastic 30.2 points per game at the RB position. No, Robinson doesn’t get the 30 points, but if those points are shared with Antonio Gibson, then both are Flex/RB2 plays.

Start: Devin Singletary vs. Browns (in Detroit)

The Browns can be run and Singletary will have the opportunities, especially if the Bills try to hold on to Josh Allen’s arm. The Browns are giving up 27.6 points per game to the RB. Singletary has been an RB2 all season and I think you can expect that in this game as well.

Sleeper: Isiah Pacheco @Chargers, Cordarrelle Patterson vs Bears, Melvin Gordon vs Raiders.

Sitting: James Connor @ 49ers

You probably have limited options, but this isn’t the place for an RB. The 49ers are the best against the run, allowing just 14.5 points per game at the position. Even though Connor won the right to be fullback on 3 tries, it’s still a tough game.

Seated: James Robinson and Michael Carter @ Patriots

The Patriots are really good at stacking the box and taking your best assets. They only allow 15 points per game at the position and if Robinson/Carter have to split the 15 points, that’s not even Flex level. Back on Oct. 30, the two RBs only combined for about 50 yards against the Pats.


Start: Darnell Mooney @ Falcons

Well, if we’re going to tell you to start Fields and hope he throws the ball more, we should tell you to start his #1 WR against a Falcons team that’s the worst in the league against opposing WRs giving up 36.2 points per game at the WR position. Mooney has been a WR4 this season, but he should be a Flex/WR2 this week.

Start: Darius Slayton vs. Commanders

Slayton has quietly become the Giants’ best WR and this week he faces the Commanders. I told you to start Daniel Jones against the Commanders and I’m telling you to start his No. 1 WR. Commanders give up 29.4 points to the WR position. Slayton should be a start.

Sleeper: Devin Duvernay vs. Panthers; Courtland Sutton vs. Raiders; Allen Robinson @Saints

Seated: Garrett Wilson @ Patriots

Like the running game, I also tell you to sit the Jets best WR. I wouldn’t trust the Jets offense this week in New England. The Patriots are the best team against the WR position, allowing just 23.1 points per game at the WR positions.

Sitting: Drake London vs. Bears

Sit Falcons WR Drake London against Bears. The Bears aren’t great, but they’ve improved and are only giving up 25.2 points to opposing WRs this year. I don’t think we can really trust a lot of Falcons players this season.


Start: Greg Dulcich vs. Raiders

Dulcich quickly became the No. 1 TE in Denver and he faces a Raiders defense that is one of the worst teams against the TE position, allowing 12.2 points per game. If the Broncos are without Jeudy, Dulcich gives them another passing option.

Sleeper: Dalton Schultz @ Vikings; Cole Kmet against the Falcons; Logan Thomas vs. The Commanders

Sitting: Dawson Knox vs. Browns

You might be able to run on the Browns, but the TE position is not where they give up points, allowing just 6.7 points per game at the position. The Bills aren’t really thrown at the TE either. Leave Knox on the bench if you can.

Thanks for reading my Start/Sit column. Good luck with week 11. You can find this and the rest of my work on FantasyHolics on Facebook.

Jeremiah Orcutt Contributing Columnist

Air Force veteran Jeremiah Orcutt is originally from Hillsboro. You can find the rest of his year-round work on Facebook at


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