ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings

The best word to describe Week 10’s slate of games was: unpredictable. So many consistent options failed to get on the board with their usual numbers, while other players including Alvin Kamara and Adam Thielen continued their impressive seasons with big games.

Fantasy owners everywhere can celebrate this being the final week of byes, too. Thankfully, it’s also the least impactful week of players enjoying a week off as San Francisco, Indianapolis, Carolina and the New York Jets are your final four teams riding the benches (except for that guy who checked out and hasn’t looked at his lineup since Week 3).


There really aren’t a whole lot of bad matchups for quarterbacks this week among the top 15. The most intimidating of the bunch you could argue is Matthew Stafford who has struggled immensely in Chicago over the course of his career to the tune of a 8:10 TD/INT ratio which includes two terrible games last season.

If you’re looking for a sleeper, take Jay Cutler this week as he goes up against a not-so-great Tampa Bay defense. Smokin’ Jay has multiple touchdown passes in each of his last four games — a streak that should continue this week.

Rank Name Team Opp
1 Tom Brady NE @OAK
2 Carson Wentz PHI @DAL
3 Alex Smith KC @NYG
4 Russell Wilson SEA ATL
5 Derek Carr OAK NE
6 Dak Prescott DAL PHI
7 Drew Brees NO WAS
8 Kirk Cousins WAS @NO
9 Ben Roethlisberger PIT TEN
10 Matthew Stafford DET @CHI
11 Philip Rivers LAC BUF
12 Eli Manning NYG KC
13 Matt Ryan ATL @SEA
14 Marcus Mariota TEN @PIT
15 Jared Goff LAR @MIN
16 Jay Cutler MIA TB
17 Blake Bortles JAX @CLV
18 Ryan Fitzpatrick TB @MIA
19 Joe Flacco BLT @GB
20 Case Keenum MIN LAR
21 Andy Dalton CIN @DEN
22 Brett Hundley GB BLT
23 Mitchell Trubisky CHI DET
24 Blaine Gabbert ARZ @HST
25 Nathan Peterman BUF @LAC

Running Back

It’s always strange placing two players on the same team within the top 10 of a given position, but the Saints’ Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have been so good lately, there’s little doubt about their ascension through the rankings.

Be weary of Leonard Fournette who continues to be used in a strange way, finding himself being faded as the game carries on. Cleveland is the #1 run defense in the league, which is just about the only thing the Browns can hang their hat on.

Rank Name Team Opp
1 Le’Veon Bell PIT TEN
2 Kareem Hunt KC @NYG
3 Mark Ingram NO WAS
4 Todd Gurley II LAR @MIN
5 LeSean McCoy BUF @LAC
6 Melvin Gordon LAC BUF
7 Leonard Fournette JAX @CLV
8 Alvin Kamara NO WAS
9 Jordan Howard CHI DET
10 Tevin Coleman ATL @SEA
11 Lamar Miller HST ARZ
12 Chris Thompson WAS @NO
13 Jay Ajayi PHI @DAL
14 Jerick McKinnon MIN LAR
15 Adrian Peterson ARZ @HST
16 Orleans Darkwa NYG KC
17 Jamaal Williams GB BLT
18 DeMarco Murray TEN @PIT
19 Marshawn Lynch OAK NE
20 Joe Mixon CIN @DEN
21 Isaiah Crowell CLV JAX
22 Doug Martin TB @MIA
23 Ameer Abdullah DET @CHI
24 Kenyan Drake MIA TB
25 Rex Burkhead NE @OAK
26 Alex Collins BLT @GB
27 Latavius Murray MIN LAR
28 Dion Lewis NE @OAK
29 Duke Johnson Jr. CLV JAX
30 Alfred Morris DAL PHI
31 C.J. Anderson DEN CIN
32 Austin Ekeler LAC BUF
33 Samaje Perine WAS @NO
34 Thomas Rawls SEA ATL
35 James White NE @OAK
36 Damien Williams MIA TB
37 Derrick Henry TEN @PIT
38 Theo Riddick DET @CHI
39 J.D. McKissic SEA ATL
40 Javorius Allen BLT @GB
41 Devontae Booker DEN CIN
42 Rod Smith DAL PHI
43 Jamaal Charles DEN CIN
44 Jalen Richard OAK NE
45 Andre Ellington ARZ @HST
46 Corey Clement PHI @DAL
47 T.J. Yeldon JAX @CLV
48 Tarik Cohen CHI DET
49 Giovani Bernard CIN @DEN
50 LeGarrette Blount PHI @DAL

Wide Receiver

Tyreek Hill is playing away from Arrowhead which means he is due for a big game (seriously, look at the strange home/away splits). Despite the matchups they’ll be attracting, the target shares of Michael Thomas and DeAndre Hopkins still make them very solid options this week. When you’re getting 30% or more of a game’s targets sent your way, it’s all hands on deck.

Corey Davis is ranked WR32 this week, but I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if Thursday night is his big breakout game. The rookie has the skills to be a big name in the league and going up against a beaten up Pittsburgh secondary could be the perfect recipe to get his game in motion.

Rank Name Team Opp
1 Antonio Brown PIT TEN
2 Julio Jones ATL @SEA
3 Michael Thomas NO WAS
4 Mike Evans TB @MIA
5 Doug Baldwin SEA ATL
6 A.J. Green CIN @DEN
7 Tyreek Hill KC @NYG
8 DeAndre Hopkins HST ARZ
9 Brandin Cooks NE @OAK
10 Michael Crabtree OAK NE
11 Adam Thielen MIN LAR
12 Amari Cooper OAK NE
13 Sterling Shepard NYG KC
14 Larry Fitzgerald ARZ @HST
15 Golden Tate DET @CHI
16 Stefon Diggs MIN LAR
17 Alshon Jeffery PHI @DAL
18 Jarvis Landry MIA TB
19 Dez Bryant DAL PHI
20 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT TEN
21 DeVante Parker MIA TB
22 Demaryius Thomas DEN CIN
23 Keenan Allen LAC BUF
24 Emmanuel Sanders DEN CIN
25 Robert Woods LAR @MIN
26 Marqise Lee JAX @CLV
27 Jeremy Maclin BLT @GB
28 Marvin Jones Jr. DET @CHI
29 Davante Adams GB BLT
30 DeSean Jackson TB @MIA
31 Jamison Crowder WAS @NO
32 Corey Davis TEN @PIT
33 Rishard Matthews TEN @PIT
34 Paul Richardson SEA ATL
35 Mohamed Sanu ATL @SEA
36 Nelson Agholor PHI @DAL
37 Kelvin Benjamin BUF @LAC
38 Ted Ginn Jr. NO WAS
39 Jordy Nelson GB BLT
40 Danny Amendola NE @OAK
41 Bruce Ellington HST ARZ
42 Cooper Kupp LAR @MIN
43 Dontrelle Inman CHI DET
44 Sammy Watkins LAR @MIN
45 Tyler Lockett SEA ATL
46 Josh Doctson WAS @NO
47 Kenny Stills MIA TB
48 John Brown ARZ @HST
49 Martavis Bryant PIT TEN
50 Mike Wallace BLT @GB

Tight End

Once and only once will Travis Kelce overtake Gronk atop the tight end rankings when both are playing in a given week, and that’s when the Chiefs play the New York Giants, a team that has allowed a touchdown every single week this season to a tight end. The best part? He isn’t even the highest priced player at the position in DFS leagues this week!

Tyler Kroft is also a great play this week against a Denver defense who has done little to stop tight ends themselves. I’m expecting a line of 5-60-1 out of Kroft this weekend.

Rank Name Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC @NYG
2 Rob Gronkowski NE @OAK
3 Zach Ertz PHI @DAL
4 Jimmy Graham SEA ATL
5 Evan Engram NYG KC
6 Cameron Brate TB @MIA
7 Jared Cook OAK NE
8 Kyle Rudolph MIN LAR
9 Jason Witten DAL PHI
10 Vernon Davis WAS @NO
11 Tyler Kroft CIN @DEN
12 Delanie Walker TEN @PIT
13 Hunter Henry LAC BUF
14 Austin Hooper ATL @SEA
15 Charles Clay BUF @LAC
16 Marcedes Lewis JAX @CLV
17 Benjamin Watson BLT @GB
18 Julius Thomas MIA TB
19 Jermaine Gresham ARZ @HST
20 Eric Ebron DET @CHI
21 C.J. Fiedorowicz HST ARZ
22 Coby Fleener NO WAS
23 David Njoku CLV JAX
24 A.J. Derby DEN CIN
25 Martellus Bennett NE @OAK

Defense/Special Teams

The Jaguars should decimate Cleveland this weekend, but if you’re looking for another great play this week, look no further than the Chargers taking on Buffalo. With Nathan Peterman now under center, chances are LA will come at the rookie early and often. Chargers rank 3rd among blitz success, while Buffalo ranks fourth worst in defending against the blitz.

Rank Name Opp
1 Jaguars DST @CLV
2 Cardinals DST @HST
3 Ravens DST @GB
4 Chargers DST BUF
5 Broncos DST CIN
6 Chiefs DST @NYG
7 Lions DST @CHI
8 Bengals DST @DEN
9 Steelers DST TEN
10 Texans DST ARZ
11 Eagles DST @DAL
12 Saints DST WAS
13 Seahawks DST ATL
14 Bears DST DET
15 Rams DST @MIN
16 Dolphins DST TB
17 Packers DST BLT
18 Vikings DST LAR
19 Bills DST @LAC
20 Buccaneers DST @MIA
21 Patriots DST @OAK
22 Titans DST @PIT
23 Falcons DST @SEA
24 Cowboys DST PHI
25 Browns DST JAX

(Rankings based on .5 PPR scoring)

Stephen Johnson

Host of ChiCitySports’ The Bear Front podcast, Stephen previously spent 8 years with ESPN Radio and as a TV reporter. He is an avid fantasy sports player and is a former Fantasy Football Expert for Chicago’s 670am The Score.

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