Start 'Em or Sit 'Em - NFL Week 11 (2022)

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First off, for those who read my article last week, I apologize for saying that Tampa Bay was playing in Tampa.  I totally forgot that game was in Germany, so sorry for the oversight.

That said, hopefully, I can make it up by being 100% accurate this week (if only).  There aren’t many Byes this week so that means we have more streaming options than in the last few weeks.

Let’s take a look at who the big names are for this week’s Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em.


  1. Daniel Jones, QB (New York Giants)

Daniel Jones is by no means a prolific passer, but he is a great streaming option this week against the Detroit Lions, who are currently giving up the most points to opposing Quarterbacks.

What Jones lacks in passing he slightly makes up in rushing, with 387 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.  That’s good enough for the fourth spot in rushing yards by Quarterbacks, ahead of guys like Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts, and Marcus Mariota.

The Lions should be able to move the ball on the Giants, so hopefully, this game becomes a high-scoring affair that should boost Jones’ passing stats.  With a decent rushing floor already established, Jones is a great streamer this week.

  1. Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson, RB (Washington Commanders)

Brian Robinson hasn’t had a breakout game per se, but he is starting to see more and more usage after returning from a gunshot wound suffered before the season began.

Last week against Philadelphia, he rushed 26 times for 86 yards and one touchdown.  Now he was relatively inefficient, but 26 touches is nothing to look over.

Antonio Gibson, who seemed like his job was once in jeopardy, has held onto a piece of the backfield by becoming the pass-catching back.  Gibson carried the ball 14 times for 44 yards and a touchdown against Philadelphia, and also caught 3 passes for 14 yards.

In Week Eight against Indianapolis, Gibson caught seven passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Now both backs haven’t run the ball very effectively, but now they get a great chance against the league's worst run defense: Houston.  Both Running Backs should have plenty of work on the ground, with Gibson getting a few targets that should boost him in PPR.

  1. Christian Watson, WR (Green Bay Packers)

Fantasy players have probably heard all the hype train sounds coming from Christian Watson after his blow-up performance last week, but he has a very good opportunity to repeat this week against the Titans.

The Titans are the fourth-worst defense in points given up to Receivers, so Aaron Rodgers and company may need to abandon the run and try throwing if they want to pull off a win.

Watson has had his drop and injury issues, but last week he finally showed why the Packers took him so high in the draft.  If he can keep it together and keep building trust with Rodgers, he will have a few more blowup games in his future, including this one against the Titans.

  1. Greg Dulcich, TE (Denver Broncos)

The Greg Dulcich breakout ended faster than it started last week with a disappointing one-catch game.  He did have four targets, which isn’t great, but with Jerry Jeudy potentially missing time it could catapult Dulcich into more work.

Dulcich faces the Raiders in Week 11, a defense that currently is giving up the sixth-most points to the Tight End position.

This is a tough decision, but if you are looking for a streaming Tight End, at least Dulcich has shown he can provide solid fantasy scores.  His matchup and lack of Jeudy should increase his targets.

  1. Nick Folk, K – (New England Patriots)

The man has kicked nine field goals over the last two games, and if you played him in your fantasy league he may have legitimately won you a week.

Both of those games came against solid defenses, and the Patriots take on the Jets (one of those good defenses they faced) in Week 11.  In Week Eight, Folk was 5 for 5 on field goals and added an extra point.

With the Patriot's ability to move the ball just enough to get into field goal range before sputtering out, Folk becomes a great asset as your fantasy kicker.

  1. New York Jets, DST

The New York Jets are a solid streaming option this week as they take on the Patriots for the second time this season.  The last time these two faced off, the Jets held the Patriots to five field goals and one touchdown.  They still managed six sacks and an interception.

The Jets have surprisingly been a top-10 defense this year, with finishes of 5, 8, 1, 12, 11, and 3.  That makes them an every-week starter in a 12-team league.  The Jets’ defense can get to Mac Jones and should create some turnovers in Week 11.


  1. Derek Carr, QB (Las Vegas Raiders)

There was a lot of hype around Derek Carr coming into the 2022 season.  The Raiders added Davante Adams to an already solid receiving group that included Hunter Renfrow and star Tight End Darren Waller.

But somehow that offense is now in shambles, with both Renfrow and Waller on IR and Adams very obviously disgruntled with how the team is losing.  Now the Raiders travel to Mile High City and take on a very very good Denver defense.

The Denver defense has been the lone bright spot for that team and is somehow keeping games just close enough to allow Denver to pull off a victory here and there.  They are the second-best defense in allowing points to Quarterbacks, making this game a tough one for Carr.  If you are a betting person, I’d be smashing the under for passing yards in this one.

  1. James Conner, RB (Arizona Cardinals)

James Conner had himself a good fantasy day in Week 10 against the Rams, but don’t let that fool you into thinking he will repeat that this week.  The Cardinals face an even tougher defense in Week 11, with the San Francisco 49ers making the trip to Arizona.

Conner scored twice last week, which saved his fantasy day.  Otherwise, he carried the ball 21 times for 69 yards.  The Cardinals are just not playing well, and now Kyler Murray is dealing with an injury that could make him miss his second straight game (actually might be beneficial to this offense).

Conner just isn’t very efficient, and unless he scores a touchdown, you will be very disappointed in his performance against the best-run defense (points given up to Running Backs) in the NFL.

  1. Michael Pittman Jr, WR (Indianapolis Colts)

Now the draft capital you spent on Michael Pittman Jr may mean you are starting him no matter what, but if you have multiple options, you may want to sit him this week against a very good Philadelphia pass defense.

Yes, the Eagles got smoked by Terry McLaurin, but I don’t think they are going to allow that again, this time to an old Matt Ryan.  Pittman has also had his fair share of struggles this season.  He hasn’t caught a touchdown since Week One, and he hasn’t gone over 58 receiving yards since Week 6.

In PPR formats, Pittman has only been a top-24 Receiver twice.  Other than that he has finished as the WR27, WR58, WR37, WR41, WR33, WR36, and WR34.  Ouch.

All that, plus a matchup with the Eagles makes him a solid sit this week.

  1. Juwan Johnson, TE (New Orleans Saints)

Were you thinking of streaming Juwan Johnson this week?  Cause I was too until I saw who he was playing.

The Saints face the best defense (Rams) in the league in points for the Tight End position, so Johnson may not continue his great play in Week 11.

Johnson has quietly been a decent Tight End if you look at his current fantasy score, but he has been wildly inconsistent, making him a difficult stream option.  He has been as bad as TE73 (tied with all Tight Ends who scored a 0) but as good as TE2 (5 for 5 for 32 yards and two touchdowns).

This may be one of his bad weeks, however, since the Rams have been good at stopping Tight Ends.  The Saints are also struggling to move the ball recently, so unless you get a touchdown, Johnson will disappoint this week.

  1. Matt Gay, K (Los Angeles Rams)

Matt Gay has only attempted 13 field goals so far this season, and even though he has been accurate, he is on an offense that is imploding more and more every day.

The Rams lost by far their best offensive weapon in Cooper Kupp, and Matthew Stafford is dealing with a weird concussion issue.  The Rams have no run game, no passing game, and therefore will struggle to move the ball against a decent Saints’ defense.

It’s probably time to move on from the Ram's offense for the most part.

  1. Dallas Cowboys, DST

The Cowboys’ defense started off hot, but in the last few weeks, they’ve seemed to be falling apart.  They gave up 29 points to the Bears and then followed that up with 31 points to a bad Green Bay offense.

Now they face perhaps the toughest test from the NFC North: The Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings just put up 33 on the Bills, so the Cowboys have to turn things around quickly if they want to stop their skid.  Unfortunately for them, the Vikings just have too many weapons that should provide plenty of scoring.

If you can somehow pivot (I know many of you may not want to and I understand), I’d try to stream this week.

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