Fantasy Football Week 11: Jared Goff, Drew Brees and other must starts

By William Schneiderhan
Nov 15, 2018, 1:00 AM EST
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams passes against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams passes against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Here’s the Week 11 edition of top 5 quarterbacks to start in fantasy football.

Well, the Week 10 edition did not fare well. Not at all.

How bad? One player finishing as a top 10 scorer in ESPN PPR standard scoring leagues bad. That man? Drew Brees.

Brees threw for three scores and 265 yards, which resulted in 28.9 fantasy points. Patrick Mahomes, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan, and Cam Newton all fell outside the top 10.

Ryan had 20.5 points, Mahomes netted 20.1, Rivers racked up 15 and Newton rounded out the pack with 14.7. Two simple words for this week’s fantasy football list: do better.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 11: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles is pressured by Demarcus Lawrence #90 and Maliek Collins #96 of the Dallas Cowboys on November 11,2018 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

5. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t been doing well after their memorable Super Bowl win last season. The team has struggled to stay healthy and find form, which was seen during the team’s loss in a big divisional game against the Dallas Cowboys last week.

Part of the team’s issues can be attributed to the injuries, bit of an SB hangover and more. However, the one big reason for the Eagles early season misfortunes has been due to Carson Wentz.

Wentz is coming off an injury, and he has looked rusty at times. This week, that will change.

The could have been MVP last season gets set to travel down to New Orleans to play the Saints. The Eagles may not win, but Wentz will look to trade touchdowns against Brees.

Next: 4. Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 11: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers drops back to pass during the first half of a game against the Miami Dolphins at Lambeau Field on November 11, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Like Wentz, Aaron Rodgers finds himself on a team that is going nowhere fast due to inconsistencies and injuries. Actually, Rodgers himself has been battling a knee injury for the greater chunk of the year.

But, in typical Rodgers fashion, he has been playing well. He is coming off a two-touchdown, 18.1 fantasy point day against the Miami Dolphins.

Rodgers and the Packers play the Seattle Seahawks on the road in Week 11. While the Seahawks no longer have their vaunted Legion of Boom, they have continued to be tough on QBs.

Regardless, Rodgers needs to go into Seattle and come out with a win. Did I mention he has only thrown one pick this year?

Next: 3. Jared Goff

3. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

It’s funny. Jared Goff is still one of those “not really sold” on them guys. Some say he’s legit, while others suggest he is a product of a great offensive system.

Whatever the case may be, Goff has become one of the more reliable fantasy quarterbacks. He doesn’t turn the ball over too often, and he has thrown for multiple touchdowns in a game seven times

Last week, Goff had 21 points, courtesy of his 318 passing yards and two touchdowns. This week he will suit up for what may be the most anticipated matchup of the season.

The Rams host the Kansas City Chiefs. This may turn into a backyard, last possession wins type of game.

Next: 2. Patrick Mahomes

KANSAS CITY, MO – NOVEMBER 11: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs look to the sideline for a play during the second half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

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Who would have thought it would be the Arizona Cardinals who’d slow Patrick Mahomes down? Not many people.

However, 249 yards, two scores, and 20.1 points are considered a down day for this budding star. While he wasn’t filling up the stat sheet, he did stretch his streak of two or more TDs in a game to five games.

As mentioned in the slide before, Mahomes will take on Goff this week. These are two of the most high-powered offenses in the league.

Yes, Mahomes faces a tougher test than Goff due to the Rams defense. However, the Rams haven’t had to face a club with the likes of Mahomes, Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce.

Next: 1. Drew Brees

CINCINNATI, OH – NOVEMBER 11: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass during the first quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints looked like they were walking into a classic set up game in Week 10. They arrived in Cincinnati to play the Bengals after coming off a huge, emotional win against the Los Angeles Rams.

If the Saints lost, it would have been fine, chalked up as a sleep through game. Instead, Brees and his boys throttled the Bengals 51-14.

Yup, that is the stuff of a Super Bowl team. Brees has been one of the best signal callers since Week 5.

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The Saints brought in Brandon Marshall to fill the hole left by the injured Dez Bryant. Marshall’s presence just adds another weapon to already loaded Saints’ offense.