I can’t start the Week 11 quarterback write-up without first mentioning Justin Fields. He finished as the top overall fantasy player in Week 10, completing 12-of-20 passes for 167 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also dominated on the ground, rushing for 147 yards and punching in a couple of rushing touchdowns. Fields has been the QB1 in back-to-back weeks, combining for a total of eight touchdowns, one interception, and 325 rushing yards. Fields is on another level right now and that should continue this week against Atlanta. He’s a top-three option in my Week 11 quarterback rankings.
Bye weeks continue to roll along in Week 11, with Trevor Lawrence, Tua Tagovailoa, Geno Smith, and Tom Brady all out. On the injury front, Kyler Murray (hamstring) and Matthew Stafford (concussion) were expected to face off against each other in Week 10. However, both failed to suit up. This resulted in a battle of the backups, with Colt McCoy and John Wolford getting the starts instead. Be sure to monitor the injury reports of both teams to see who will start this week. In Carolina, PJ Walker is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and has already been ruled out for Week 11. Baker Mayfield will get the start. As always, stay on top of the injury reports throughout the week and adjust your lineups accordingly. Good luck in Week 11!
Bye Weeks: JAX, MIA, SEA, TB
- Daniel Jones has a tasty matchup this week against Detroit. The Lions are the leakiest unit against quarterbacks, allowing 23 fantasy points per game to the position. They’ve also given up the second-most rushing yards to quarterbacks. While Justin Fields did a lot of that damage last week, Jones is no slouch in the rushing department. His 387 rushing yards through nine games trail only Fields, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Allen at the position. Jones also has three rushing touchdowns on the season. In addition to being vulnerable on the ground, the Lions are also vulnerable through the air – they’ve allowed 15 touchdowns this season, tied for fifth-most. Jones is a top-10 option for me this week.
- Jimmy Garoppolo has been one of the steadiest quarterbacks of late. He’s averaging 16.96 fantasy points over his last five games. He’s also scored the 10th-most fantasy points at the position over that span. This week, Garoppolo gets a favorable matchup against Arizona. The Cardinals are the sixth-worst defense against quarterbacks. They’ve surrendered 17 touchdowns through the air after 10 weeks, tied for third-most. They’ve also allowed the fourth-most passing yards to quarterbacks. Garoppolo is a back-end QB1 with upside in Week 11.
- Russell Wilson proved me wrong. Coming off his bye week and facing an exploitable Titans’ defense, I thought he’d have a nice Week 10. Wilson completed 21-of-42 pass attempts for 286 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The numbers aren’t terrible, but it equaled a QB22 finish. This week, Wilson faces off against division-rival Las Vegas. The matchup is a good one, and Wilson had his best game of the season when he faced the Raiders in Week 4. However, with a shaky offensive line, Jerry Jeudy possibly limited, and Wilson looking like a shell of his former self, it’s tough to rank Wilson as anything more than a QB2 moving forward – even with a favorable matchup.
- Interim head coach Jeff Saturday reinstated Matt Ryan as the Colts’ starting quarterback in Week 10. The move was a surprise, as was Ryan’s QB4 finish. He went 21-of-28 for 222 yards and a touchdown. He also tacked on 38 rushing yards and scored a touchdown with his legs. Ryan should elevate the Colts’ pass catchers, but don’t expect many QB1 performances moving forward. That’s especially true this week against a stout Philadelphia defense. Ryan is a middling QB2 in Week 11.
Week 11 Quarterback Rankings