Fantasy Football: Top 10 players to sit for Week 11


Sep 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Owen Daniels (81) warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into Week 11 fantasy football, make sure to sit these top 10 fantasy football players to avoid major disappointment.

Week 11 offers four teams a bye; the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers. Week 10 also leaves this week with some pretty unexpected injuries to star players like Peyton Manning, who will be out this week with a foot injury.

As the season continues to progress, we wind down, we try our best to clench a spot in the fantasy football playoffs. So with injuries on the rise, and our last bye week of the season, fantasy owners scramble to change and fill their Week 11 line-ups.

Surprisingly there are still a few options left coming into Week 11. But, be sure to not include fantasy busts, as they will only hurt you as we approach the playoffs. Take a look at these top 10 players to sit in Week 11.

Next: 10. This Bengal is outshined

Nov 16, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass to running back Jeremy Hill (32) in the second half against the Houston Texans at Paul Brown Stadium. The Texans won 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

10. Jeremy Hill

The Cincinnati Bengals come into Week 11 off a Monday Night Football loss to the Houston Texans. Running back Jeremy Hill had a few good plays early in the night, and it ended there.

Hill rushed seven times for 15 yards. He also caught 3-of-3 targets for five yards. Hill has been out snapped by teammate Giovani Bernard.

Hill enters Week 11 ranked a low RB2. Although that isn’t terrible, with his other teammate stepping up and his Week 11 match-up against the Arizona Cardinals, Hill will not offer any valuable fantasy points.

Next: 9. Stay away from this quarterback

Nov 12, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) passes against the New York Jets during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Bills defeated the Jets 22-17. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

9. Tyrod Taylor

Unless you need a Week 11 filler for an injured or bye week player, I would not start Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Although Buffalo had an upsetting victory against division rivals the New York Jets last week, Taylor didn’t do the fantasy scoreboard any justice in last week’s match-up.

Taylor completed 17-of-27 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown. Taylor also had six carries for a total of 12 yards. This Week 10 bust left fantasy owners with less than 10 quarterback points from Taylor.

Taylor is ranked a QB2 coming into Week 11 with another division showdown verses the New England Patriots. With New England’s extraordinary 9-0 record, this Buffalo-New England match-up doesn’t seems ideal for fantasy owners this week.

Next: 8. Stay away from this Redskin

Nov 15, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) carries the ball past New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) in the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 47-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

8. Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris missed most of the first half after being injured (ribs), and still managed to earn double digit fantasy points in his Week 10 match-up against the New Orleans Saints. But, don’t let this fool you, it has been the most fantasy points per game he has received since Week 1.

In Week 10 he rushed 15 times for 92 yards. Morris caught 3 passes in the Washington Redskins Week 10 win.

Morris was outplayed by teammate Matt Jones, who almost doubled Morris’ yards with less touches earning a whopping 50 plus fantasy points in Week 11. Jones may be a possible filler, but one thing is for sure, don’t start Morris.

Next: 7. This Buccaneer doesn’t earn double-digits

Nov 15, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain (55) chases Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) during the first quarter of a football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

7. Doug Martin

Doug Martin has been a huge fantasy bust these last couple of weeks. Averaging over 20 fantasy points per game in the first half of the season, fantasy owners thought he was a sure win for their fantasy teams.

However in the last three weeks, Martin has averaged less than 10 fantasy points per game. With fellow running back Charles Sims stepping up to the plate for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Martin’s points per reception have been limited.

Coming into Week 11, Tampa Bay matches up against the Philadelphia Eagles. This week’s match-up seems like another bust for Martin as Philadelphia has allowed only one rushing touchdown to opposing running backs this season. Sell him, trade him, bench him or drop him; just don’t start him.

Next: 6. The most unproductive receiver on the Colts

Oct 8, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson (81) after a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

6. Andre Johnson

If you are looking to clench a playoff spot in your league, Andre Johnson is not the man to start. Johnson hasn’t seen a productive week since Week 5, where he earned over 20 fantasy points.

Entering Week 11 off a bye doesn’t seem to be in favor of Johnson who is projected to earn less than 9 fantasy points in his Week 11 match-up verses the Atlanta Falcons. Also, with starting quarterback Andrew Luck out, Johnson is working with a very old Matt Hasselbeck.

As we approach this week’s game, Johnson prepares for a match-up against strong cornerback Desmond Trufant. Johnson is currently the most lacking Indianapolis wide receiver this season. With these stats and his Week 11 Atlanta match-up, Johnson is a definite sit this week.

Next: 5. This Dolphin may drown this week

Nov 15, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) runs off the field after a win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Dolphins defeated the Eagles, 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

5. Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill is not a consistent value for fantasy owners. Although he has capabilities of earning 20 or more fantasy points per game, his inconsistencies leave us doubtful for Week 11.

Tannehill completed 21-of-36 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the Miami Dolphins shocking win over the Philadelphia Eagles. However, his Week 11 match-up verses the Dallas Cowboys does not seem like a good match-up for Tannehill.

Tannehill enters Week 11 a high end QB2. However, with his inconsistent fantasy points per game, he should not be on your Week 11 starting line-up as Miami prepares to take on Dallas. Don’t expect much out of him this week.

Next: 4. It isn’t looking good for this Bronco

Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs free safety Eric Berry (29) breaks up a pass to Denver Broncos tight end Owen Daniels (81) in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

4. Owen Daniels

The Denver Broncos had a tough week and so did Owen Daniels. Daniels caught only 1-of-5 targets for 14 yards in the Bronco’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week.

But, that wasn’t the only loss Denver received in Week 10. Starting quarterback Peyton Manning left last week’s game with a foot injury. As Denver enters Week 11 with rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler, it is likely Denver will be using short passes while Osweiler adjusts to his NFL debut.

Daniels has also been sharing his targets with tight end Vernon Davis. With a rookie quarterback and substantial less targets, Daniels is not an ideal starter for Week 11.

Next: 3. He is not a lead back for the Broncos

Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) celebrates following the win over the Green Bay Packers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Packer 29-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

3. C.J. Anderson

C.J. Anderson has had past success in fantasy leagues however, his recent performance doesn’t seem promising in his Week 11 match-up verses the Chicago Bears.

In Week 10, Anderson rushed twice for nine yards. He received less than 2 fantasy points in Week 10 against the Chiefs. He simply doesn’t have the skill-set to be an impact player in the grand scheme of the Broncos’ offense.

With Ronnie Hillman coming up a little more productive than Anderson, Hillman comes into Week 11 as Denver’s lead back. This is definitely going to affect Anderson’s fantasy performance this week and he should be benched without question.

Next: 2. This Redskin's inconsistency doesn’t earn points

Dec 28, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) runs after a catch against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

2. DeSean Jackson

As we buckle down the season, players that offer inconsistent fantasy points week after week become invaluable. DeSean Jackson is a great example of this.

In Week 10, Jackson caught 2-of-4 targets for 44 yards in his match-up against the New Orleans Saints. Jackson was out played by Jamison Crowder who caught 4-of-5 targets in the Washington Redskins Week 10 win.

Jackson couldn’t even perform well against the NFL’s worst pass defense, and with him still not 100% healthy (hamstring) his Week 11 fantasy success isn’t looking good. Jackson and Washington prepare to take on the undefeated Carolina Panthers in their Week 11 match-up. This is definitely a week to keep Jackson on your bench.

Next: 1. The biggest fantasy upset player of the week

Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) on the bench late in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Packer 29-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

1. James Jones

James Jones had been a huge upset these last few weeks. But, nothing compares to his Week 10 match-up verses the Detroit Lions.

Jones was only targeted twice in Week 10, and couldn’t complete a catch against Detroit. Jones only offers valuable fantasy points per game when he secures a touchdown, and we saw this downfall last week.

Next: Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 11: Chris Ivory

Jones heads into Week 11 as a WR3 in his NFC North match-up against the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota has only allowed one team’s wide receiver multiple touchdowns this season. With Jones needing touchdowns to score big, he is not an ideal starter for Week 11.