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Editor’s Note: All rankings updated as of Tuesday at 3 p.m. EST to reflect the latest news and changes our experts have made.
Teams on bye in Week 11: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
Note: All rankings for Standard scoring.
- First Three Out… Jamey: Jared Goff, Jay Cutler, Ryan Fitzpatrick; Dave: Cutler, Goff, Fitzpatrick; Heath: Blake Bortles, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan
- Thursday Night Decisions… Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t been who we hoped he would be this season, but all of our experts still view him as someone worth starting in a solid matchup against the Titans… Mariota has been similarly disappointing, but is harder to trust given the matchup against the Steelers. He’s more of a desperation play.
- Watch the injury report… Philip Rivers was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, a good sign, but he still has to clear the concussion protocol… Brock Osweiler is dealing with a shoulder injury, but is expected to play. Paxton Lynch has also been cleared to play, but will still back Osweiler up, serving as the No. 2 QB this week… DeShone Kizer is dealing with a rib injury, but is also expected to play this week…
- Watch the weather report… Blake Bortles has a great matchup against the Browns, and is viewed as a solid streaming starter this week as a result. However, conditions in Cleveland could see heavy winds and snow, which is not what you want to see for a quarterback who has trouble throwing straight on a clear summer day. If the forecast holds, you may need to pivot to someone like Case Keenum or Jay Cutler if you’re streaming.
Running Back Rankings
- First Three Out… Jamey: Rex Burkhead, Isaiah Crowell, Damien Williams; Dave: Alfred Morris, Alex Collins, Javorius Allen; Heath: Joe Mixon, Collins, Allens
- Thursday Night Decisions… Hey, guess what: You’re going to start Le’Veon Bell… The more difficult decision these days is what to do with the Titans’ backs, DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. Murray is coming off a three-touchdown game that likely won you your matchup last week, however he also had just 72 all-purpose yards, so you’ve got to be worried about his chances this week. However, because there aren’t enough good running backs these days to consider sitting him. You might need Henry in your lineup too, though he’s always a risk, especially in a game where the Titans may not have a lead to sit on late.
- Watch the injury report… Devonta Freeman is not expected to play this week due to a concussion, which explains Tevin Coleman being a unanimous top-12 back this week. He’s a must-start player, but it is worth noting the Seahawks have really improved their run defense of late, so it’s a tough situation to land in… Aaron Jones is set to miss 3-6 weeks with a knee injury, while Ty Montgomery hasn’t been able to practice this week with a rib injury. Jamaal Williams and Devante May will get a chance to run things for the Packers this week… Terrance West is back at practice for the Ravens, after sitting out since Week 5 with a calf injury. However, Alex Collins is still supposed to be the lead back, and is a unanimous top-24 back… Danny Woodhead is also working his way back from a hamstring injury, though it’s not clear he’ll be ready to play this week. He’s still a stash guy… Isaiah Crowell has been limited at practice with a shoulder injury, but is expected to play. He’s a risky option against this stout Jaguars’ defense… Rob Kelley was placed on IR with an ankle and knee injury, pushing Samaje Perine into a larger role this week…
Wide Receiver Rankings
- First Three Out… Jamey: Jarvis Landry, Desean Jackson, Nelson Agholor; Dave: DaVante Adams, Marvin Jones, Jamison Crowder; Heath: Emmanuel Sanders, DeVante Parker, Jeremy Maclin
- Thursday Night Decisions… Hey, guess what: You’re going to start Antonio Brown… He’s the only must-start option here, but JuJu Smith-Schuster has certainly forced his way into the starting conversation, and Rishard Matthews remains a decent No. 2 or 3 option as well.
- Watch the injury report… Dez Bryant sat out practice Wednesday with a knee issue, but practiced Thursday and should be able to play… Demaryius Thomas was limited at practice Wednesday with a knee injury, but should be able to play. He’s scored twice in as many games with Brock Osweiler, but is still more of a risky No. 2 Fantasy receiver these days… Will Fuller is dealing with a rib injury, and is not expected to play in Week 11… Allen Hurns is not expected to play in Week 11 with an ankle injury, which could open up an opportunity for Dede Westbrook to make his debut this week. You won’t want to start him this week, but he’s definitely someone who can make an impact in the second half of the season… With Nathan Peterman making his first career start this week, he’ll need some help from the receiving corps. Jordan Matthews and Zay Jones are both dealing with knee issues, but should be able to play. Neither is worth starting in Fantasy at this point… Chris Hogan still isn’t practicing, and seems likely to miss yet another week with his shoulder injury…
Tight End Rankings
- First Three Out… Jamey: Austin Hooper, Jermaine Gresham, Jason Witten; Dave: Jason Witten, Charles Clay, Tyler Kroft; Heath: Cameron Brate, Hunter Henry, Benjamin Watson
- Thursday Night Decisions… Delanie Walker looks like he’s back to full health, and should continue to be a big part of the Titans’ plans. Vance McDonald and Jesse James are just desperation plays.
- Watch The Injury Report… You’ll be shocked to learn Jorden Reed is still not practicing. He was working off to the side on Thursday, and still looks like he’s not ready to return to action, making Vernon Davis a top-10 TE option this week.