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NFL fantasy football start and sit: Week 11

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We're getting down to the nitty-gritty portion of the fantasy football season and GM's all around the world are looking at the playoffs with hopes and expectations.

As we hit week 11, a lot of coaches will have their lineups set in stone with no real thought given. There have been 10 games, you know who your best players are, right? Wrong.

It's at this time that judging matchups can be absolutely crucial. So, let us give you something of a helping hand with some start and sits for a testing week 11.


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Start 'Em:

Marcus Mariota - The last six quarterbacks to face the Colts have scored 20 points or over. And that includes Brian Hoyer and Nick Foles. Indy aren't performing well in any stages of their defense and Mariota should have a field day.

Kirk Cousins - In standard scoring, Cousins hasn't been too bad, maintaining consistent performance levels to find himself as the number 13 QB. The Redskins are a lot better at home than on the road, and facing a Packers team that gave up 47 points to the Titans, Cousins should be in for a big game.

Sit 'Em:

Joe Flacco - Is Joe Flacco back after his impressive performance against the Browns? The answer is no, Cleveland are just so bad they made the Ravens QB look elite. On the road, Flacco has thrown just two TDs to six INTs. Leave him on the bench or in waivers.

Carson Palmer - Oh Carson, where has it all gone wrong? After several storming seasons, the veteran is now stalling and on the decline. Expect that decline to continue against the Minnesota Vikings.

Running Back

Start 'Em:

LeGarrette Blount - After a ridiculous three-touchdown game against the Seattle Seahawks, Blount owners would think it couldn't possibly get better. Well, it can, as the Patriots take on the 49ers in a game where they could really put up over 50 points. Dion Lewis may be back, but expect Blount to still get his!

Isaiah Crowell - He may have struggled against the Baltimore Ravens last week on TNF, but expect The Crow to bounce back against another AFC North rival. The Steelers are the third worst team in the league against the run, and Crowell could emulate Ezekiel Elliott's big performance.

Sit 'Em:

Ryan Mathews - He may have also had a multi-touchdown game, but unlike Blount, I'm steering well clear of Mathews against the Seahawks. Doug Pederson should be including Darren Sproles more again and that will hurt Mathews.

Rashad Jennings - Jennings put up over 100 accumulated yards against the Bengals on MNF, but that could just be a flash in the pan. There are better options out there at RB2 and FLEX than the Giants man, who now goes up against the Bears and their surprisingly stingy run defense.

Wide Receivers

Start 'Em:

Julian Edelman - The scrappy slot receiver has been a massive disappointment so far in 2016, especially considering the fact that you probably drafted him in the 5th round. However, with Gronk likely out through injury and the 49ers having an awful defense, the former Kent State quarterback should shine and put up some serious numbers whether or not he reaches the end-zone.

Tyreek Hill - Jeremy Maclin may well be injured, but Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs have another explosive wide receiver in Hill. He's scored at least nine fantasy points in three of his past four games, and should see a lot of targets again if Maclin is still out.

Sit 'Em:

Cameron Meredith - With Alshon Jeffery out for the next four games due to a suspension, owners of Meredith will be tempted to stick the Bears wide receiver out there and expect him to rack up points galore. With Jay Cutler struggling at quarterback, Meredith isn't going to be able to haul in a Hail Mary every game. Pump the brakes.

Ty Montgomery - Sorry Montgomery owners, but the Ty Project has officially come to an end with James Starks now back from injury and Christine Michael picked up off waivers after his release from Seattle. Unless he becomes a part of the Packers passing attack, it might be time to cut ties completely.

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