The last few weeks of Colts football haven’t been pretty, so hopefully your fantasy teams are doing well enough to try and offset the disappointment. If not, here are some Week 11 tips to get your season back on track.
- Derek Carr vs. Cincinnati Bengals
This one is pretty self-explanatory. The Bengals are REALLY bad and Derek Carr has been playing surprisingly fantastic as of late. His touchdown total this season may be a little low (only 14 on the year), but his low turnover rate and easy match-up make him a great start.
- Joe Mixon vs. Oakland Raiders
Going across the field and switching teams, Mixon may be stuck on a sinking ship, but his fantasy relevance comes down to one factor - workload. Expect him to see a ton of touches this weekend after finally getting things going against Baltimore last weekend, while he plays an Oakland D that has been very susceptible to opposing rushing attacks. The Raiders have allowed touchdowns to RB’s in 5 straight games, and I’d put good money on Mixon keeping that streak alive and making it 6.
- Marquise Brown vs. Houston Texans
Lamar Jackson is making an MVP case, and Marquise “Hollywood” Brown has helped in a multitude of ways. Against a Houston D that is seemingly trying to shore up their secondary in a new way every week (trading a 3rd round pick for Gareon Conley, signing Vernon Hargreaves, etc.), expect Lamar to take advantage and target Brown all day long. We’re talking potential for 100+ yards and two touchdowns here.
- Kirk Cousins vs. Denver Broncos
Ever since Stefon Diggs publicly complained, Kirk Cousins has been a new man. Against an underrated and ferocious Broncos D, I’d expect him to finally take a step back this weekend - and after last Sunday’s impressive win against Dallas this just feels like the classic trap game. There are better options to start and I’d suggest you play one of them.
- Adrian Peterson vs. New York Jets
The Jets are a bad team, but their defense line has been strong against the run, and last week against the Giants was just the latest example of that. Holding Saquon Barkley to an ugly 1 yard on 13 carries, the Jets D now faces Peterson and the recently activated Derrius Guice. With a tough match-up and an unpredictable workload, Peterson is a hard sit this weekend.
- O.J. Howard vs. New Orleans Saints
Howard FINALLY got things going on Sunday against the Cardinals. It was a splendid performance and one long overdue, but I have to calm the hype train before it starts to roll again. Arizona was ranked dead last against tight ends this season, and have practically made every tight end into a must start fantasy option this season. Howard played great, but I still have my doubts on whether Bruce Arians will legitimately feature him. It seemed a lot more like his usage was predicated on the match-up, and for that reason I’m scared to put any faith in Howard against New Orleans. He’s burned you before, so maybe sit this one out until you see him put up a few nice performances in a row.
Takeaways #BALvsCIN— Golden Gate Fantasy Football (@goldengate_ff) November 11, 2019
1. Joe Mixon's 1st gm w >19 car & 100+ rush yd
1a. Volume⬆️w rookie QB
2. Mark Ingram’s 1st gm w <10 tches
3. 12 of Lamar Jackson 17 pass att went to TE
3a. Mark Andrews w ≥7 tgts in 8/9 wks
4. Jackson #11 w 702 rush yd, ahead of Ingram, A Jones, P Lindsay pic.twitter.com/6ZvRcGokwZ