Week eleven is here and the fantasy football regular season is rapidly coming to a close. However, this week we have some big time quarterbacks that won’t be in lineups. The Packers, Seahawks, Titans and Giants are all off this week. Don’t worry though, if you’re in need of a streaming option there are a few games to look at that should be able to produce points. The intent of this article is to highlight players who I believe will outperform or underperform their weekly ranking and give you confidence while you’re making tough line-up choices week in and week out.
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers (vs Cardinals)
Garoppolo hasn’t been all that great this year and has just one 300-yard game on the year so far. That’s not great but, that game just so happened to be against these very Cardinals. He threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns in that one and the Cardinal defense isn’t looking much better. They have given up 400 or more yards in four of the past five games including over 500 yards through the air to the Saints in week eight. They have also allowed a league-high 25 touchdowns. Garoppolo hasn’t done much this year, but this is a prime matchup for him if you need a bye week fill in at quarterback this week.
Josh Jacobs. RB. Oakland Raiders (vs Bengals)
Jacobs is becoming an elite running back in this league. The Raiders are not shy about giving him the ball and this week he gets a juicy matchup with a Bengal team that is simply just playing out the string. They are fifth-worst in the league giving up 116.4 yards per game to running backs. They have surrendered nine touchdowns on the ground which is tied for third-most in the league. Jacobs has found the end zone in back-to-back games and despite being “banged” up, he almost always plays through it. The Raiders should be able to jump out to an early lead in this one, which means Jacobs should see a lot of work on Sunday afternoon.
Melvin Gordon, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (vs Chiefs)
If you have been waiting on Gordon, this is the week where it has the potential to pay off. After getting off to a slow start, Gordon has come on the last two games. Last week was his highest rushing total of the year with 108 yards and he also has a touchdown in each of the past three games. The Chiefs are coming to town this week and are bringing their porous run defense with them. They have given up a league-high 1,245 yards on the ground along with eight rushing touchdowns on the year. They were also gashed this past Sunday by the Titans for a season-high 225 yards. Gordon is in a great spot this week as he looks to keep things rolling towards his big payday this off-season.
D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers (vs Falcons)
Moore has put together consecutive games with over 100-yards and has seen double-digit targets in both as well. He still hasn’t found the end zone since week three, but the uptick in targets and production is an encouraging sign The Falcons defense showed up last week for the first time all year but it was probably too little too late. Even though the pass rush looked better and they were playing aggressive, they still gave up 258 receiving yards. They have just two games on the year in which they have given up less than 220 yards to opposing receivers. Moore will get a matchup with Isaiah Oliver this week who is allowing 14 fantasy points per game and has allowed three touchdowns on the year. Moore is always one big play away from having a break out day, roll with him for the steady floor and potential upside this week.
Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Redskins (vs Jets)
McLaurin is in a prime bounce-back spot at home this week. He gets a matchup with a Jets secondary that is incapable of stopping anyone right now as they have given up over 250 yards in each of the past three games. Also during that span, they have given up ten passing touchdowns, in games where they faced a journeyman backup and two rookie quarterbacks. The Redskins came out this week and stated Haskins will be under center for the remainder of the year, after claiming he wasn’t ready the week before. The Redskins clearly aren’t going anywhere this year, but this is a chance for McLaurin and Haskins to showcase their talents as the Redskins are planning to have them both on the roster for many years. McLaurin has a decent floor in this one and should be in lineups in all formats.
Jared Cook, TE, New Orleans Saints (at Buccaneers)
Cook had his best receiving total of the year last week against the Falcons where he put up 74 yards on six catches. He has not been stellar this year but gets a solid matchup this week against the Bucs who are the second-worst team defending the tight end. They have given up 695 yards and six touchdowns on the year to opposing tight ends. Although Cook was held out of the end zone last week, he had scored in his previous two games which marked his first two touchdowns of the season. With injuries and tight end being thin as it is, Cook has the potential to get in the end zone this week as the Saints look to bounce back in another divisional game.
Other Players to Like
Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (at Lions)
Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills (at Dolphins)
Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (at Chargers)
Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos (at Vikings)
Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens (vs Texans)
Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams (vs Bears)