Normally on Sundays, I find myself in front of a TV watching the RedZone channel for at least 4-8 hours and of course when my Chiefs play, I watch them too. This weekend was a little different. The Chiefs had a bye week and I found myself not in front of the TV but instead, I was courtside at the Florida International University’s men’s basketball game. It was awkward for me because normally I’m all over the twitter feeds and keeping an eye on all things fantasy. It was around 6:30 PM and I hadn’t checked my phone for updates since around 4:30 and there it was. Robert Woods 94 yard TD pass from Jared Goff. I couldn’t contain myself and yelled out, “Yes!” and it was awkward considering the stadium was empty with only the staff inside. If you had read the past few weeks we highlighted Robert Woods AND Jared Goff as pickups and as starters. We hit on more than those two this week alone but it’s proof the Fantasy Facts are just that, Fantasy Facts! Lets get into it for Week 11 and hopefully, we continue with the hot streak of picks.

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Quarterbacks

Start: QB Blake Bortles @ CLE

So the Bills decided to sit Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nate Peterman despite being 5-4 so if you had Taylor or been streaming QB’s due to injuries, Bortles is a good play. Never thought I’d say this but he actually really is a safe play. He’s probably the safest of the streaming QB’s and his ROS schedule is actually pretty darn good so he’s a very intriguing stash.

Bust Alert: Marcus Mariota @ PITT

Thursday night football, on the road and was banged up with a shoulder and ankle injury? No thanks. Yes, he has fully cleared for full practice this week but road teams on Thursday nights always worry me. I wouldn’t start Mariota this week but I will look to start him Weeks 11-15 as all 4 of those weeks are against teams that rank in the top 10 of most points given up to QB’s.

Sleepers: Eli Manning @ SF & Ryan Fitzpatrick @ MIA

Running Backs

Start: Jay Ajayi @ DAL

Easy reason for this is Sean Lee is not playing for Dallas. Whenever Sean Lee misses a game, the opposing running backs explode for big games. In his first game with the Eagles, Ajayi scored a TD and had 77 yards on 8 runs so lock and load Ajayi for this week. Fantasy Facts is that Ajayi finishes as a top 10 RB this week.

Bust Alert: Adrian Peterson @ HOU

After exploding in his first game with the Cards, he’s put up two games with under 5 fantasy points and is going against a top 10 run defense this week on the road. To make things worse, David Johnson may be returning in a few weeks so the AP love and hype will fade very soon. Unless you HAVE to play AP, don’t do it.

Sleepers: Rex Burkhead @ OAK & Orleans Darkwa vs. KC

Wide Receivers

Start: Sterling Shepard vs. KC

22 targets in his last two games means it’s safe to say he’s getting plenty of opportunities. He’s pulled in 16 receptions for 212 yards in the past two games and going against a secondary that is #notgood, he should be in line for tons of targets yet again. Only other threat Giants have in the passing game is Evan Engram and KC defends tight ends well so who else are they gonna throw to?

Bust Alert: Jordy Nelson vs. BAL

The past 3 weeks, Jordy has totaled under 15 fantasy points and with Brett Hundley as QB, it may take another 2-3 weeks to total 15 points again. It’s an ugly situation and on the road against the #3 rated passing defense makes him a prime candidate for a bust alert. He is working his way to being a drop candidate
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Sleepers: Nelson Agholor @ DAL & Emmanuel Sanders vs. CIN

Tight Ends

Start: Tyler Kroft @DEN

People see Denver defense and panic and honestly, they have underperformed big time in fantasy football this year. The so called no-fly zone seems not to apply to tight ends at all. Denver has given up the second most fantasy points to tight ends. The great thing about locking up Kroft this week too is you lock him up for next week against Cleveland who has given up the third most fantasy points to tight ends.

Bust Alert: Delanie Walker @ PIT

The same reason I want to shy away from Mariota applies for Delanie. On the road against a solid pass defense on a Thursday night game doesn’t excite me at all. Pitt shut down a very hot Jack Doyle last week and as steady as Walker has been the past 3 weeks, don’t see that streak continuing at Heinz Field.

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Sleepers: Mercedes Lewis @ CLE & C.J. Fiedorowicz vs ARI

Defenses

Start: Arizona @ HOU

Tom Savage has been horrible and so has the whole Texans offense in general. This fares well for the Cards despite being on the road. Houston has given up the 4th most fantasy points on the season to opposing defenses and that’s good enough for me to want to start the Cards this week as a DS/T streaming option.

Bust Alert: Minnesota vs LAR

Minnesota’s defense is similar to Denver’s defense in the overrated category in fantasy football this year. This game is either going to be a low scoring game with two good defenses or it could be a shootout. Either way, staying away from the Vikings this week.

Kickers

Start: Jake Elliot @ DAL

Without Zeke, Dallas is going to pass more meaning the shootout potential for this game increases. Jake Elliot has 7 straight weeks with double-digit fantasy points and is playing indoors. Giddy up.

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Bust Alert: Matt Bryant @ SEA

No Devonte Freeman on the road against the Seahawks may not fair well for this Atlanta Falcons offense. Seattle is ranked #26 in points allowed to kickers so yeah, not big on Bryant at all this week or the Falcons offense in general.

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Chris Perez
Young at heart, old in the knees. One of the few but proud Kansas City Chiefs fans ( 24 years strong) living in Miami,FL. Lover of Coke slurpees, Japanese soda, empanadas and Michael Scott meetings. Got into fantasy football because my skills on Madden were on a downhill, and needed to still feel like a strong behind the scenes sideline fan. Your typical Cuban/Puerto Rican where I know a little about a lot so feel free to hit up me up! Known as @noturnormalhero across all social media formats.

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