Last week we hit on Christian Watson and Zay Jones, but we missed on Case Keenum, as Josh Allen made a surprising (to me at least) start. Let’s try to keep the momentum going, as we near the start of fantasy playoffs. This year is flying by! Let’s take a look at three potential starting candidates that you can plug into your lineups, for Week 11, ASAP.
Week 11 Fantasy Football Streamers
Rashid Shaheed, New Orleans Saints, WR:
After Jameis Winston was interviewed about his disappointment for not getting the starting job handed to him, after he returned from injury (as he was promised), the Saints decided to officially name Andy Dalton the starter this week, despite poor play. They are three-point favorites against the Rams this week, but with Matt Stafford returning, I believe we have the potential for a positive game script for passing targets on the Saints. Shaheed has been a big play target for Dalton over the past few weeks, and his role continues to grow with Jarvis Landry and Michael Thomas missing games due to injury. The Rams are 22nd vs. WRs this year. Olave is a given, but he’ll be a focus of the defense. Enter Shaheed. He already has a 53-yard TD on his resume this year. Even though he hasn’t consistently produced, I’m expecting 6+ targets, 75+ yards, and 1 TD on the day. Dalton will need to prove he can move the ball to retain his starting job. There will be plenty of passing.
Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens, RB:
PJ Walker has suffered an ankle injury, allowing Baker Mayfield to have another chance to lead the Panthers to victory. Vegas isn’t expecting much of a performance though, as the Ravens are 13-point favorites to win this game. That means there will be plenty of opportunity to run the ball and milk the clock for Baltimore. Edwards is less than 50% rostered across leagues, and he’s likely to be forgotten as Kenyan Drake ran 24 times for 93 yards and 2 TDs, last time the Ravens played. Edwards was injured, however. He’ll be back this week. In the two games he’s been healthy he’s rushed 16 and 11 times, respectively, for 66 and 65 yards. He’s also got 2 TDs through those two games. In a potential blowout, I expect Edwards to get 15+ carries and a score.
Van Jefferson, LA Rams, WR:
Cooper Kupp was a one-man passing attack for the Rams. With him being placed on IR, that’s 10+ targets per game that will now be distributed to other receivers. Van Jefferson scored a TD on 3 catches and 27 yards last week, with a backup QB. Expect much better numbers against a middling Saints pass defense. Jefferson is primarily a deep threat, and Stafford loved throwing deep to Kupp (and short, and intermediate). I expect Jefferson to play Kupp’s role in the offense as a result of his speed and route running. He’s more likely to “boom” than Higbee, Skowronek, or Allen Robinson, in my opinion.