2019 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS: WEEK ELEVEN
The tribulations from being a head coach can be exhausting but the end reward is sweeter than Grandma’s cranberry sauce. I coach many teams in fantasy and reality. In fake land it is just baseball and football, in the real world I encourage little ones play basketball, soccer and baseball. Helping athletes grow into becoming their best is very rewarding and I have a special place in my heart for coaches. So each and everyone of you who read these articles mean something to me. I typically get up around 4:15am on days that an article comes out. On Thursdays, the ranks need to be finalized to a point to be published and that takes dedication, strategy and patience; the core building blocks of a good coach. The daily grind consumes me and is full of rewards but make sure you can leave enough room for the fantasy grind. You just have to understand that winning isn’t everything in fantasy, it is the ONLY thing. To all you coaches out there, cheers to you!
Week 11 baby, let’s go! Ten games completed and three more until playoffs. Hell no, I don’t want my season to end. This is what we work for and hope to have the chance to enter, the playground to the cash. Points are points, make good decisions (educated ones), study match-ups of the guys you roster to find out what are the plays that make your team potent. Sift through the waiver wire fodder and see if a Sloth might be out there waiting to carry you on it’s back down the sail and to new horizons. For many, there is no tomorrow so don’t be cute and go secure your victory. We have done homework all season, get an entry into playoffs should be everyone’s focus. Anything can happen if you can just gain entry.
Some ‘sneaks‘ if you are desperate or trying to win the big bucks on DFS… No Whammies!
RB – Kalen Ballage (MIA)
Ownership: 28% ESPN, 36% Yahoo
Week 10 Snap Percentage: 82%
Week 10: 20 rushes for 43 yards and caught all four targets for two yards.
Ballage is the lead back for the Dolphins with no current competition as he saw 54 of the 66 offensive snaps. 24 total touches are nothing to laugh about, however he did nothing with them. Kalen would only be a play if you are hurting from bye weeks and potentially just lost Davonta Freeman and missed out on the Brian Hill sweepstakes. You are hoping that he breaks one for pay dirt! This game also has one of the lowest implied point totals of the week so the end zone looks difficult. Chasing the receptions and volume here makes PPR flex consideration. DraftKings $4,300
WR – Auden Tate (CIN)
Ownership: 26% ESPN, 17% Yahoo
Week 10 Snap Percentage: 100%
Week 10: Caught three if six targets for 36 yards.
In Week Eight before their bye, Auden received 14 targets from Andy Dalton. Ryan Finley is the new guy and should be playing from behind, but I do not expect 10+ targets, last week it was only six. Mixon received more work in Week Ten to assist with the welcoming mat for Finley, I do expect that to continue. Oakland has allowed the sixth most points to receivers in PPR and sixth most yards overall to the position plus the third most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Safety Lemarcus Joyner is doubtful for the Raiders. Tyler Boyd needed help off the field after suffering what appeared to be an ankle injury, keeps tabs on his status. Also, fellow receiver Alex Erickson has a back injury and is questionable. DraftKings $4,200
WR – Tre’Quan Smith (NO)
Ownership: 2% ESPN, 4% Yahoo
Week 10 Snap Percentage: 83%
Week 10: Caught one of two targets for 13 yards.
Tampa Bay has allowed third most receptions (140), second most yards (1894), tied for most touchdowns allowed (15) and concede the most points per game to rival receivers in PPR format (50.6). Cornerbacks MJ Stewart is doubtful (knee) and Carlton Davis didn’t practice Wednesday and is questionable. Career high snap count in Week Ten so the Saints are trying to get him involved. I gotta hunch he sees the end zone. Draftkings $3,800
TE – Ross Dwelley (SF)
Ownership: 4% ESPN, 5% Yahoo
Week 19 Snap Percentage: 91%
Week 10: Hauled in three of seven targets for 24 yards.
Look… George Kittle didn’t practice Wednesday and potentially could be out with knee and ankle injuries. AZ flat out stinks against Tight Ends. They have given up the most receptions (66), yards (832) and touchdowns (10) allowed. If George sits, I am all in with ‘Ross the Boss’ as the Cardinals allow 21.8 points per game on average to opposing tight ends in PPR leagues. DraftKings $3,400
Do everything in your power to put together the strongest lineup every week. Even if you are out of this year’s treasure, make sure you stay competitive as another GM might be counting on you for a win. When you signed up to play fantasy, you signed up for a 13 week commitment with the potential for more. If your league has General Managers who fizzle out when their chances flop, consider bailing on them the next season.
I hope to see you all next week, our consensus ranks are below for you to review and gain insight on where Alan Harrison and I feel guys stand. Use these as a guide to fill out the most dominating lineup you ever have created!
Good luck to all and get that DUB!
Todd D Clark – Fantasy Bro
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