Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.
QB Start of the Week: Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (vs. CIN)
Both Russell Wilson (QB1 through Week 10) and Aaron Rodgers (QB6) are on bye this week, so you may find yourself in need of a Week 11 streamer. Fortunately, there are several viable streaming options, with Derek Carr—available in 43% of Yahoo! leagues, as of this writing—as arguably the best of the bunch.
Only Drew Brees (74.3%) has a higher completion rate this season than Carr (70.8%), who has compiled a 12-to-2 TD-INT ratio over the past seven games. During that seven-game stretch, Carr has thrown multiple touchdowns five times. While he has been more efficient than prolific, this week’s matchup sets Carr up with an opportunity to be both.
The winless Bengals have surrendered a league-high 9.0 yards per pass attempt and the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Carr and the Raiders are double-digit favorites and owners of this week’s highest implied total based on Vegas odds.
QB Sit of the Week: Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. NE)
Throwing the ball 29 or fewer times in four of his past six games, Carson Wentz has failed to reach the 200-yard milestone in all four of those sub-30 attempt weeks. In addition, Wentz has only one passing score in four of his past five games. A matchup against the Patriots may lead to a few more pass attempts if Philadelphia falls behind, but the Eagles are only 3.5-point home underdogs this week and it’s easier for teams to run on the Pats than it is to pass.
If the volume isn’t there, Wentz is unlikely to have an efficient performance. Not only do the Patriots allow the fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, but they lead the NFL in yards per attempt allowed (5.3) and have surrendered just three passing touchdowns this season.
Week 11 fantasy football quarterback rankings:
QB1: Lamar Jackson, BAL vs HOU
QB2: Patrick Mahomes, KC @ LAC
QB3: Deshaun Watson, HOU @ BAL
QB4: Drew Brees, NO @ TB
QB5: Dak Prescott, DAL @ DET
QB6: Jameis Winston, TB vs NO
QB7: Josh Allen, BUF @ MIA
QB8: Tom Brady, NE @ PHI
QB9: Derek Carr, OAK vs CIN
QB10: Philip Rivers, LAC vs KC
QB11: Matt Ryan, ATL @ CAR
QB12: Jimmy Garoppolo, SF vs ARI
QB13: Kyle Allen, CAR vs ATL
QB14: Kyler Murray, ARI @ SF
QB15: Jared Goff, LAR vs CHI
QB16: Kirk Cousins, MIN vs DEN
QB17: Sam Darnold, NYJ @ WAS
QB18: Jacoby Brissett, IND vs JAC
QB19: Carson Wentz, PHI vs NE
QB20: Baker Mayfield, CLE vs PIT
QB21: Nick Foles, JAC @ IND
QB22: Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA vs BUF
QB23: Mitch Trubisky, CHI @ LAR
QB24: Mason Rudolph, PIT @ CLE
QB25: Ryan Finley, CIN @ OAK
More Advice from SI Fantasy:
—Dr. Roto’s Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em for your tougher lineup decisions
—Frank Taddeo’s streaming options if you’re dealing with injuries or bye weeks
—Tuesday’s Bull Market Fantasy show with Jim Cramer
—Jaime Eisner’s waiver wire pickups: Brian Hill, Darius Slayton and suggestions for deeper leagues
—Frankie Taddeo’s droppables, with some big-name players you shouldn’t feel bad about cutting
—Jaime Eisner’s stock watch can help you win a trade
—Bill Enright’s injury report has the impact on everyone who got hurt in Week 10