Fantasy is coming to a close with Week 11 here. Final pushes for those playoff pushes are underway, and we are here to make sure you get get to experience the postseason for fantasy this year.
Mike Davis, Panthers: Davis hasn’t exactly been the same guy fantasy players were excited to put in their lineup a few weeks ago. That may change, for this week at least, as he faces the best matchup for running backs in fantasy, according to Fantasy Pros, the Lions. Detroit is allowing just over 30 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, and while it is safe to say Davis probably doesn’t get that high, he should still land in a comfortable RB2 area.
J.D. McKissic, Washington: Many are talking about how you should be starting Antonio Gibson against the Bengals this week, and they are absolutely right. That is an obvious play at this point, but I think what may be flying under the radar is McKissic is also a viable play for PPR leagues. He has had 29 (!) targets over the last two games, and Cincinnati has had some issues on occasion with assignments in the flats this year. If they are going to test it that many times, McKissic is bound to have a very nice day.
James Robinson, Jaguars: Robinson has been getting plenty of volume lately with over 20 carries in his past three games. He has been solid, but he will be facing the second toughest matchup for running backs this week when he faces the Steelers. Some teams may still feel obligated to play him this week, but you shouldn’t expect that much from him. At best he end up reaching the end zone once, but his performance is really dependent on that.
Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette, Bucs: The Rams are a pretty stingy defense against the run this season. They only allow 15 fantasy points per game to the position. Fournette really sees most of his play when Tampa Bay has a lead to work with anyway. This feels like too much of a coin flip between the two trying to guess how this game will play out, and Jones has been too hot and cold to trust in a bad matchup.
Terry McLaurin, Washington: A lot of McLaurin’s production came in garbage time last week, but that counts all the same for fantasy. Washington could find themselves playing from behind against Cincinnati this week, and he could benefit from Alex Smith not facing that much pressure whenever he looks to throw the ball.
Michael Thomas, Saints: Normally, Thomas wouldn’t need to be in a post like this, but he has five catches for 77 yards in two weeks since returning from injury. He will also have Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston throwing him passes this week. The good news is he plays the Falcons who give up just over 30 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. It is safe to say you should ride this out for at least a week longer.
A.J. Green, Bengals: At this point we should be talking more about whether you should even have Green on your fantasy roster at this point. Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins have clearly become the top targets for rookie Joe Burrow, and until defenses catch up to that and start playing their top cover guys on those receivers, Green’s fantasy value just isn’t there.
Antonio Brown, Bucs: Some fantasy players may be excited to try and insert Brown into their lineups as early and often as possible, but this just isn’t the week. The Rams allow the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers, and Brown is still working his way into being more involved in this offense
Tight end to play
Logan Thomas, Washington: The feeling here is that Washington is forced to throw the ball a lot this week. Thomas had four catches for 66 yards last week, and he may have more opportunities this week to make a few plays. The best part is he is likely available to be picked up and played if you are needing last minute help at that position.
Taysom Hill, Saints: I want to preface this with keep an eye out on whether they actually start Hill, because this seems like a move the Saints would pull just to start Winston. As of now, Hill is set to start, and he has a great matchup against a Falcons defense that is easy to throw on. Plus Hill should add plenty of fantasy value as a runner this week as well.