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Week 11 Flex Rankings for Fantasy Football

The fantasy football regular season is fast approaching the three-quarter turn. Just four weeks remain until the playoffs begin. The FAAB bids and waiver claims are fast and furious as teams jockey for position. If we have learned anything over the past two weeks, it is to expect the unexpected. Among last week’s top-five fantasy players at each position were Trevor Siemian, Rhamondre Stevenson, Kendrick Bourne, and Tyler Conklin. Not exactly household names or players who had done a whole heck of a lot before last week. All we can do is continue to play the percentages and give ourselves the best chance to win each week. With that in mind, here are my Week 11 Flex rankings. I gear these towards half-point PPR leagues, but they should be beneficial regardless of your league settings.

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Running Back Notes

Overall RB7 Aaron Jones suffered a mild MCL sprain and will miss one or two weeks. Green Bay has a Week 13 bye, so my money is on him sitting out until Week 14. AJ Dillon has been a very productive number-two back for the better part of the year even with Jones firmly in the fold. Before last week, Dillon had at least 11 opportunities and 59 scrimmage yards in five of six games. A lack of touchdowns was the only thing that prevented Dillon from top-24 fantasy value over that stretch. With Jones hobbled at the end of the game last week, Dillon broke out for 128 total yards and two fourth-quarter scores. Dillon now goes from potential Flex to RB1 for as long as Jones is on the shelf.

The New England Patriots removed Damien Harris from the Week 11 injury report after he missed last week’s game to a concussion. Given the Thursday start, I am a little wary about trusting Harris with a full workload this week. I’m no doctor or football coach, but it seems to me that if a player has a brain injury that forces him out of action on Sunday, he is not likely to get a full complement of touches in an NFL game four days later. Rhamondre Stevenson filled in beautifully for Harris on Sunday. The rookie ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and hauled in four passes. In the last four games in which both Harris and Stevenson have played, Harris has had 73 opportunities to Stevenson’s 41. I think we will see a much more even split on Thursday, with Stevenson perhaps even earning a majority of touches.

New England’s Week 11 opponent, the Atlanta Falcons, also has some question marks heading into Thursday’s matchup. Cordarrelle Patterson is questionable due to an ankle injury. If Patterson cannot go, we are looking at a healthy dose of Mike Davis. That is probably better news for the Patriots than it is for managers with Davis on their rosters. Atlanta has essentially phased Davis out in favor of Patterson in recent weeks. Before Atlanta’s Week 6 bye, Davis averaged 58.4 yards from scrimmage per game. Since the bye, he has averaged just 28 yards. If Patterson plays, you probably have to trust he is healthy enough to produce, but I would expect a lesser role than normal. Davis could be a potential Week 11 Flex play on volume alone if Patterson is out. Just don’t expect too much.

Elijah Mitchell’s status for Week 11 could be in some doubt after the breakout back broke his finger in last week’s upset victory. Mitchell had to have a pin inserted following the diagnosis. Even if Mitchell is available for Sunday’s contest, I would be surprised to see him get a full workload this week. San Francisco plays the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in a game they should be able to control throughout. That makes Mitchell’s injury a bit more painful for fantasy managers given the likely favorable game script. Jeff Wilson handled 10 carries on Monday night, and JaMycal Hasty has yet to practice after missing last week’s game due to an ankle injury. As of now, I have Mitchell ranked the highest, with Wilson and Hasty following him. If Wilson is left as the last man standing Sunday, he could be in for a big day.

Wide Receiver Notes

Antonio Brown has been out since Week 6 with an ankle injury. There was hope that he would return following Tampa’s Week 9 bye, but that was not to be. The Bucs’ offense surprisingly sputtered last week in Washington, and none of their would-be replacements for Brown have stepped up in his absence. Tyler Johnson has just 98 yards over the three games Brown has missed. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans should continue to see a more concentrated amount of looks for as long as Brown remains on the shelf. The Bucs play on Monday night, which makes this difficult for those hoping to get Brown back in their lineups. I don’t like to start players coming off injury anyway. Given that and the Monday night game, there is too much risk involved to rely on Brown this week.

The Tennessee Titans placed Julio Jones on injured reserve before last week’s game. He will be out at least through the team’s Week 13 bye. I bring this up not to highlight the fallen Jones, but rather his potential replacement. Marcus Johnson had five grabs for 100 yards with Jones out last week. It was just the third 100-plus yard effort in Johnson’s five-year NFL career. Ordinarily, I would not put a ton of stock into one game, but there are a couple of things I think are worth noting. First, the loss of Jones (not to mention Derrick Henry) means extra attention will be paid to A.J. Brown. That was frequently the case on several occasions last week, as the Saints refused to let Brown beat them. If the Houston Texans take a similar tact, Johnson could garner more looks.

The other reason I am intrigued by Johnson in the short term is that several prominent wideouts have byes over the next two weeks. The four teams on byes over this period are the Los Angeles Rams, Denver, Arizona, and Kansas City. Nine of the top-40 fantasy wide receivers in year-to-date scoring play for those four teams. And that is not including other prominent wide receivers such as Jerry Jeudy and Odell Beckham. Johnson could be a priority add this week for fantasy teams heavy on wide receivers from these teams. I do not currently have Johnson ranked high enough for me to recommend him universally as a Week 11 Flex play, but he could be a target depending on your roster construction.

Tight End Notes

Coming into last week, Mike Gesicki and T.J. Hockenson were top-five producers at the tight end position. Then both proceeded to post goose eggs in Week 10. Go figure. Gesicki was targeted seven times, which is right on par with his season average. Hockenson, meanwhile, was targeted just one time by Jared Goff. Hocksenson had a total of 29 targets over his previous three games. It was also quite apparent that the Lions did not trust Goff to throw the ball in bad weather against the Pittsburgh Steelers. D’Andre Swift carried the ball 33 times last week after getting no more than 16 in any of his previous 21 NFL games. Fantasy managers have little recourse but to hope last week’s games were aberrations for the young tight ends. Both should be trusted as top-10 options for Week 11.

One tight end who had more than zero fantasy points last week was Dan Arnold. Big Dan. Dan the Man. Call him whatever you want, but call him a viable Week 11 Flex play. Arnold has hit the 60-yard mark in four of his last five games. In that span, he is the overall TE11 and TE10 on a per-game basis. This is even though he has yet to find the end zone in that span. If he had just a single touchdown over that stretch, he would be the TE6. Jacksonville’s Week 11 opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, usually does a solid job in limiting opposing tight end production. They are in the top-10 in terms of the fewest fantasy points per game allowed to the position. However, Arnold is fast approaching matchup-proof status at this stage in the game.

Dallas Goedert prematurely exited last week’s win after suffering a concussion. He has yet to practice for the Philadelphia Eagles this week. As is the case with several of the injured players I have mentioned above, I included Goedert in my Week 11 Flex rankings for the time being. However, my early inclination is that he will not play this week. Even if Goedert is cleared to play, the matchup is less than ideal. The New Orleans Saints have given up the eighth fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. They are also one of just four teams that have allowed fewer than two touchdowns to the positions. Fantasy managers should plan to be without Goedert this week and have a backup plan in place. But I would hold wherever possible. He should be a top-10 fantasy tight end going forward, health permitting.

Week 11 Flex Rankings

1Davante Adams (GB)at MINWR1
2Christian McCaffrey (CAR)vs. WASRB1
3Tyreek Hill (KC)vs. DALWR2
4Najee Harris (PIT)at LACRB2
5Jonathan Taylor (IND)at BUFRB3
6Austin Ekeler (LAC)vs. PITRB4
7D'Andre Swift (DET)at CLERB5
8Dalvin Cook (MIN)vs. GBRB6
9Deebo Samuel (SF)at JACWR3
10AJ Dillon (GB)at MINRB7
11Leonard Fournette (TB)vs. NYGRB8
12Ja'Marr Chase (CIN)at LVWR4
13A.J. Brown (TEN)vs. HOUWR5
14Stefon Diggs (BUF)vs. INDWR6
15Nick Chubb (CLE)vs. DETRB9
16Joe Mixon (CIN)at LVRB10
17Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)at KCRB11
18Justin Jefferson (MIN)vs. GBWR7
19James Conner (ARI)at SEARB12
20Chris Godwin (TB)vs. NYGWR8
21Keenan Allen (LAC)vs. PITWR9
22Michael Carter (NYJ)vs. MIARB13
23Travis Kelce (KC)vs. DALTE1
24D.K. Metcalf (SEA)vs. ARIWR10
25Alvin Kamara (NO)at PHIRB14
26Myles Gaskin (MIA)at NYJRB15
27Josh Jacobs (LV)vs. CINRB16
28CeeDee Lamb (DAL)at KCWR11
29Mike Evans (TB)vs. NYGWR12
30D.J. Moore (CAR)vs. WASWR13
31Tyler Lockett (SEA)vs. ARIWR14
32Diontae Johnson (PIT)at LACWR15
33Tee Higgins (CIN)at LVWR16
34James Robinson (JAC)vs. SFRB17
35Darrel Williams (KC)vs. DALRB18
36David Montgomery (CHI)vs. BALRB19
37Saquon Barkley (NYG)at TBRB20
38Adam Thielen (MIN)vs. GBWR17
39Darren Waller (LV)vs. CINTE2
40Marquise Brown (BAL)at CHIWR18
41Mike Williams (LAC)vs. PITWR19
42Brandin Cooks (HOU)at TENWR20
43Antonio Gibson (WAS)at CARRB21
44Elijah Mitchell (SF)at JACRB22
45Amari Cooper (DAL)at KCWR21
46Terry McLaurin (WAS)at CARWR22
47Kyle Pitts (ATL)vs. NETE3
48Hunter Renfrow (LV)vs. CINWR23
49George Kittle (SF)at JACTE4
50Michael Pittman Jr. (IND)at BUFWR24
51DeVonta Smith (PHI)vs. NOWR25
52DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)at SEAWR26
53Jaylen Waddle (MIA)at NYJWR27
54Mark Andrews (BAL)at CHITE5
55Damien Harris (NE)at ATLRB23
56Christian Kirk (ARI)at SEAWR28
57Jarvis Landry (CLE)vs. DETWR29
58Alex Collins (SEA)vs. ARIRB24
59Corey Davis (NYJ)vs. MIAWR30
60Rhamondre Stevenson (NE)at ATLRB25
61Jakobi Meyers (NE)at ATLWR31
62D'Ernest Johnson (CLE)vs. DETRB26
63Mark Ingram II (NO)at PHIRB27
64Cordarrelle Patterson (ATL)vs. NERB28
65Mike Gesicki (MIA)at NYJTE6
66D'Onta Foreman (TEN)vs. HOURB29
67Brandon Aiyuk (SF)at JACWR32
68Darnell Mooney (CHI)vs. BALWR33
69Tyler Boyd (CIN)at LVWR34
70Marvin Jones Jr. (JAC)vs. SFWR35
71Emmanuel Sanders (BUF)vs. INDWR36
72T.J. Hockenson (DET)at CLETE7
73Cole Beasley (BUF)vs. INDWR37
74Kenny Golladay (NYG)at TBWR38
75Devonta Freeman (BAL)at CHIRB30
76Dan Arnold (JAC)vs. SFTE8
77Allen Robinson II (CHI)vs. BALWR39
78Dalton Schultz (DAL)at KCTE9
79Kenyan Drake (LV)vs. CINRB31
80Michael Gallup (DAL)at KCWR40
81Zack Moss (BUF)vs. INDRB32
82Kendrick Bourne (NE)at ATLWR41
83Hunter Henry (NE)at ATLTE10
84A.J. Green (ARI)at SEAWR42
85Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE)vs. DETWR43
86Adrian Peterson (TEN)vs. HOURB33
87Laviska Shenault Jr. (JAC)vs. SFWR44
88Rashod Bateman (BAL)at CHIWR45
89Jamison Crowder (NYJ)vs. MIAWR46
90Zach Ertz (ARI)at SEATE11
91Pat Freiermuth (PIT)at LACTE12
92Devin Singletary (BUF)vs. INDRB34
93J.D. McKissic (WAS)at CARRB35
94Tony Pollard (DAL)at KCRB36
95Kalif Raymond (DET)at CLEWR47
96Robby Anderson (CAR)vs. WASWR48
97Tyler Conklin (MIN)vs. GBTE13
98Nelson Agholor (NE)at ATLWR49
99Marquez Callaway (NO)at PHIWR50
100Mike Davis (ATL)vs. NERB37
101Kadarius Toney (NYG)at TBWR51
102Russell Gage (ATL)vs. NEWR52
103Bryan Edwards (LV)vs. CINWR53
104David Johnson (HOU)at TENRB38
105Elijah Moore (NYJ)vs. MIAWR54
106Jamal Agnew (JAC)vs. SFWR55
107Dawson Knox (BUF)vs. INDTE14
108Rondale Moore (ARI)at SEAWR56
109Jared Cook (LAC)vs. PITTE15
110Cole Kmet (CHI)vs. BALTE16
111Tre'Quan Smith (NO)at PHIWR57
112Jeremy McNichols (TEN)vs. HOURB39
113Quez Watkins (PHI)vs. NOWR58
114Evan Engram (NYG)at TBTE17
115Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET)at CLEWR59
116Mecole Hardman (KC)vs. DALWR60
117Marcus Johnson (TEN)vs. HOUWR61
118T.Y. Hilton (IND)at BUFWR62
119Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB)at MINWR63
120Ty Johnson (NYJ)vs. MIARB40
121Dallas Goedert (PHI)vs. NOTE18
122Deonte Harris (NO)at PHIWR64
123Sterling Shepard (NYG)at TBWR65
124Boston Scott (PHI)vs. NORB41
125C.J. Uzomah (CIN)at LVTE19
126James Washington (PIT)at LACWR66
127Randall Cobb (GB)at MINWR67
128Nyheim Hines (IND)at BUFRB42
129David Njoku (CLE)vs. DETTE20
130Brandon Bolden (NE)at ATLRB43
131K.J. Osborn (MIN)vs. GBWR68
132Allen Lazard (GB)at MINWR69
133Olamide Zaccheaus (ATL)vs. NEWR70
134Zach Pascal (IND)at BUFWR71
135Austin Hooper (CLE)vs. DETTE21
136Tyler Johnson (TB)vs. NYGWR72
137Nico Collins (HOU)at TENWR73
138Gerald Everett (SEA)vs. ARITE22
139Antonio Brown (TB)vs. NYGWR74
140Adam Trautman (NO)at PHITE23
141Wayne Gallman Jr. (ATL)vs. NERB44
142Khalil Herbert (CHI)vs. BALRB45
143Latavius Murray (BAL)at CHIRB46
144Tajae Sharpe (ATL)vs. NEWR75
145Jeff Wilson Jr. (SF)at JACRB47
146Darius Slayton (NYG)at TBWR76
147Byron Pringle (KC)vs. DALWR77
148Kenneth Gainwell (PHI)vs. NORB48
149Samaje Perine (CIN)at LVRB49
150Danny Amendola (HOU)at TENWR78
151Sammy Watkins (BAL)at CHIWR79
152Freddie Swain (SEA)vs. ARIWR80
153Jalen Reagor (PHI)vs. NOWR81
154Salvon Ahmed (MIA)at NYJRB50
155Phillip Lindsay (HOU)at TENRB51
156Ray-Ray McCloud (PIT)at LACWR82
157Albert Wilson (MIA)at NYJWR83
158DeSean Jackson (LV)vs. CINWR84
159DeAndre Carter (WAS)at CARWR85
160Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (TEN)vs. HOUWR86
161Chuba Hubbard (CAR)vs. WASRB52
162Rob Gronkowski (TB)vs. NYGTE24
163Eno Benjamin (ARI)at SEARB53
164Cameron Brate (TB)vs. NYGTE25
165Giovani Bernard (TB)vs. NYGRB54
166Curtis Samuel (WAS)at CARWR87
167Mo Alie-Cox (IND)at BUFTE26
168Marquise Goodwin (CHI)vs. BALWR88
169Carlos Hyde (JAC)vs. SFRB55
170Gabriel Davis (BUF)vs. INDWR89
171Jordan Howard (PHI)vs. NORB56
172Rex Burkhead (HOU)at TENRB57
173Devontae Booker (NYG)at TBRB58
174Jordan Akins (HOU)at TENTE27
175Adam Humphries (WAS)at CARWR90
176Geoff Swaim (TEN)vs. HOUTE28
177Chester Rogers (TEN)vs. HOUWR91
178Rashard Higgins (CLE)vs. DETWR92
179Ronald Jones II (TB)vs. NYGRB59
180Zay Jones (LV)vs. CINWR93
181Keelan Cole Sr. (NYJ)vs. MIAWR94
182Ryan Griffin (NYJ)vs. MIATE29
183Alexander Mattison (MIN)vs. GBRB60
184Terrace Marshall Jr. (CAR)vs. WASWR95
185Hayden Hurst (ATL)vs. NETE30
186Adam Shaheen (MIA)at NYJTE31
187JaMycal Hasty (SF)at JACRB61
188Anthony Firkser (TEN)vs. HOUTE32
189Trinity Benson (DET)at CLEWR96
190Jack Doyle (IND)at BUFTE33
191Demarcus Robinson (KC)vs. DALWR97
192Travis Homer (SEA)vs. ARIRB62
193Anthony Schwartz (CLE)vs. DETWR98
194Jalen Guyton (LAC)vs. PITWR99
195O.J. Howard (TB)vs. NYGTE34
196Chris Conley (HOU)at TENWR100
197Donald Parham Jr. (LAC)vs. PITTE35
198Marcedes Lewis (GB)at MINTE36
199Harrison Bryant (CLE)vs. DETTE37
200Chase Claypool (PIT)at LACWR101
201Josiah Deguara (GB)at MINTE38
202Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC)vs. DALRB63
203Durham Smythe (MIA)at NYJTE39
204Eric Ebron (PIT)at LACTE40
205Mack Hollins (MIA)at NYJWR102
206Jerick McKinnon (KC)vs. DALRB64
207Jamaal Williams (DET)at CLERB65
208Tommy Tremble (CAR)vs. WASTE41
209Kyle Rudolph (NYG)at TBTE42
210N'Keal Harry (NE)at ATLWR103
211Will Dissly (SEA)vs. ARITE43
212Cedrick Wilson Jr. (DAL)at KCWR104
213Kyle Juszczyk (SF)at JACRB66
214Tevin Coleman (NYJ)vs. MIARB67
215Jauan Jennings (SF)at JACWR105
216Joshua Palmer (LAC)vs. PITWR106
217Juwan Johnson (NO)at PHITE44
218MyCole Pruitt (TEN)vs. HOUTE45
219Matt Breida (BUF)vs. INDRB68
220Jonnu Smith (NE)at ATLTE46
221Dyami Brown (WAS)at CARWR107
222Isaiah Ford (MIA)at NYJWR108
223Patrick Taylor Jr. (GB)at MINRB69
224Ian Thomas (CAR)vs. WASTE47
225Larry Rountree III (LAC)vs. PITRB70
226Pharaoh Brown (HOU)at TENTE48
227Ricky Seals-Jones (WAS)at CARTE49
228Devin Duvernay (BAL)at CHIWR109
229Brandon Zylstra (CAR)vs. WASWR110
230Jack Stoll (PHI)vs. NOTE50
231Kenny Stills (NO)at PHIWR111
232Foster Moreau (LV)vs. CINTE51
233Derrick Gore (KC)vs. DALRB71
234John Bates (WAS)at CARTE52
235Ameer Abdullah (CAR)vs. WASRB72
236Joshua Kelley (LAC)vs. PITRB73
237John Ross (NYG)at TBWR112
238Godwin Igwebuike (DET)at CLERB74
239Jaret Patterson (WAS)at CARRB75
240Braxton Berrios (NYJ)vs. MIAWR113
241Preston Williams (MIA)at NYJWR114
242Will Fuller V (MIA)at NYJWR115
243Jalen Richard (LV)vs. CINRB76
244Brevin Jordan (HOU)at TENTE53
245Ty'Son Williams (BAL)at CHIRB77
246Antoine Wesley (ARI)at SEAWR116
247KhaDarel Hodge (DET)at CLEWR117
248Chris Moore (HOU)at TENWR118
249Chris Carson (SEA)vs. ARIRB78
250Logan Thomas (WAS)at CARTE54

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