Week 11 Sleepers

Conlin Postma @ConlinFF


It finally happened! The week of upsets. Kansas City’s last-second field-goal attempt was blocked by Tennessee as the Chiefs lose their second game in the last three weeks. Miami picked up their second straight win as they surprised the Colts. Cleveland got their third win because of a missed field goal from the Buffalo Bills. The Steelers shut down Jared Goff, Cooper Kupp, and the Rams to make a Wild Card presence. The most shocking win came via the Atlanta Falcons. Not only did they shock the NFL, but they are now public enemy number one in New Orleans.

Who would have thought that both David Montgomery and Devin Singletary would lay eggs in their most generous matchups? Not only did they lay eggs, but so didn’t the Colts. Their offense was stagnant and it made Zach Pascal‘s Fantasy day one to forget. As mentioned above, the Falcons dominated the Saints and sacked Drew Brees six times including making Brees fail to score a TD.

Below is my Week 10 Sleepers and next to them are their finishes from Fantasy Pros (Half-PPR scoring format).

This week there are just four teams on their byes. Those teams are the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, and Tennessee Titans.

These Week 11 Sleepers are highlighted by several of some of the most underrated Fantasy players in 2019. We’ll start off with a QB whose future has been questioned, but recently he has bounced back to have a Fantasy relevant season.

Quarterbacks

Derek Carr, vs Cincinnati Bengals

Carr has quietly been putting on a strong Fantasy season. This game against the Bengals can be one of his best performances of the season. Before his lackluster Thursday night performance, Carr had three dominate games. He had three straight games with more than 285 passing yards and two-plus TD’s. In those games, he had a combined 867 passing yards and a 7:1 TD-to-INT ratio. Carr is a low-end QB1 streaming option against the lowly Bengals.

Kyle Allen, vs Atlanta Falcons

Trying to capitalize on momentum and a generous matchup is why I’ve chosen Allen as a Week 11 Sleeper. Last week, he had arguably his best game of the season. Throwing for his most yards (307) and attempts (43) shows that the Panthers are trusting Allen more. Before their victory over New Orleans, Atlanta allowed six straight games with two or more TD passes. During that time frame, the Falcons gave up an average of 296.7 passing yards per game. Don’t be deterred by just a single positive defensive performance, this defense can be beaten.

Running Backs

Jordan Howard, vs New England Patriots

Recently, the Achilles heel for New England has been their rushing defense, that’s great news for Howard. He has reached the endzone in five of his last seven games and over his last two games, he has established himself as the starting back. He has a combined 42 carries for 178 yards (4.2 YPC) and two scores the last two games. His 42 carries are more than double the next highest total on the team, Miles Sanders‘ 13. New England has surrendered two back-to-back 100-yard performances and due to his volume, Howard is a top 12 sleeper.

Brian Hill, @ Carolina Panthers

Filling in for the disappointing Devonta Freeman could catapult Hill into Fantasy relevancy. On the season, Carolina has surrendered 136.7 rushing yards per game and there have been eight different backs to rush over 60 yards and/or score a TD. After Freeman went down with a foot injury, Hill carried the backfield with 61 rushing yards on 20 attempts and found the endzone via a reception. He finished as the RB11. Brian Hill is a Flex option with a RB2 ceiling versus Carolina’s suspect run defense.

Wide Receivers

Jamison Crowder, @ Washington Redskins

If you don’t have Crowder on your roster or in your lineup this week, you’re crazy. He is Sam Darnold‘s favorite weapon and that has been evident the last couple of weeks. Crowder’s totals from his last two games against the Giants and Dolphins are 164 receiving yards on 13 receptions and two TD’s. He finished as WR9 and WR10  in those games. There have been seven different wideouts who exceeded 74 yards against Washington and Jamison could join that group on Sunday. Crowder is at worst a top 20 option, but his ceiling is top eight.

Deebo Samuel, vs Arizona Cardinals

After a monster game on Monday night, Samuel is in line for more work. The reason for his increased production was due to the injuries to Matt Brieda, Emmanuel Sanders, and George Kittle. He stepped into a larger role on Monday as he caught eight of 11 targets for 112 yards, which were all career highs. Arizona’s pass defense has been below average, allowing 14 different players to have more than 70 receiving yards. San Francisco and Arizona have played against each other a couple weeks ago, but Sanders and Kittle were both active. If neither of them can play Sunday, that leaves an available 17 targets, 13 receptions, 191 yards, and two TDs. The rookie Samuel has a higher ceiling than normal and is a strong WR3 for your rosters.

Tight Ends

Gerald Everett, vs Chicago Bears

Back-to-back sleeper appearances for the Rams’ TE. As you saw above, he finished as the tenth best TE in Fantasy last week. As a Week 11 Sleeper, his ceiling is top five and his floor is top 12. One reason I have decided to add Everett back to this list is because of WR, Brandin Cooks, being ruled out again. Four of Gerald’s last six last games, he has four or more receptions. Chicago has also allowed four or more receptions to seven different TEs throughout the season. In PPR leagues, Everett is valuable and if he can find the endzone he’ll finish in the top five.

Jared Cook, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This may be my most questionable selection for a Week 11 Sleeper, but Cook is a solid option this week. Last week was his first game since Week Six and he made the most of it. His receptions (6), targets (10), and yards (74) were all season highs. This season Tampa Bay has allowed six different TE’s to score. On top of that, opposing TE’s average 78.6 yards and 6.4 receptions per game. In an earlier meeting between the two teams, Cook finished with one TD and reeled in four catches for 41 yards. Jared Cook is must start TE and has a real shot to finish as the best in his position group.




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