Fantasy Preview: Week 11 Early Slate Part 1

  • Bears (+135) @ Falcons (-3): O/U: 49.5

    Panthers (+500) @ Ravens (-13): O/U: 41.5

    Browns (+300) @ Bills (-8.5): O/U: 48.5

    Commanders (-3) @ Texans (+140): O/U: 41

     

    Bears @ Falcons 

    Key Storylines/What to Watch

    The second highest scoring matchup on the slate according to Vegas is a surprising rushing battle. Justin Fields has been on a running tear over the last few weeks, breaking records with his legs and winning many fantasy players’ matchups and this matchup shouldn’t slow him down. With Khalil Herbert set to miss multiple weeks, we will rely on a heavy workload from David Montgomery as an alternative to Fields’ scrambles. Wide receivers Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool could get more involved if the game stays close or the Falcons take a lead but we shouldn’t hold our breath as this will be a big time running effort from the Bears. The run game could lead to some deep shots to these receivers so they make for interesting boom/bust plays. Cole Kmet will look to extend his hot streak, scoring touchdowns in three straight games. He should be picked up off waiver wires.

     

    The Falcons have lost their last two games but remain second in their division and the playoffs can be in their future with a win against the Bears. They will need to get more out of quarterback Marcus Mariota for that to come to fruition as he has been shaky but this matchup looks to be a favorable one as the Bears have been bleeding points lately. We’re hoping Cordarrelle Patterson is more involved here than he was last week scoring only 2.5 fantasy points as he still appears to be ahead of Tyler Allgeier and Caleb Huntley for touches. Drake London and Kyle Pitts remain boom/bust options as they have been touchdown-dependent over the last few weeks with the Falcons running the ball over throwing it regardless of game script.

     

    Top Starts

    QB Justin Fields: Fields is the league’s leading rusher over the last three weeks and will look to add on to his total in a positive matchup. He makes for a top-5 option with a tough bye week this week.

     

    RB David Montgomery: With Khalil Herbert out, Montgomery will get the lion share of carries out of the backfield and could see around 15-18 touches with high touchdown upside.

     

    RB Cordarrelle Patterson: We should expect Patterson to be back in the game plan for the Falcons who have shown they trust him with a big workload and we shouldn’t be surprised when he finds himself in the end zone on Sunday.

     

    Boom/Bust Dart-Throw

    WR Chase Claypool: Claypool hasn’t seen much work yet for the Bears since being traded but with a heavy run game script on the menu this week, it could open opportunities for big shots down field and Claypool could be on the receiving end.

     

    RB Tyler Allgeier: Allgeier has gone from top start to dart throw after Cordarrelle Patterson made his return. He has still shown he can produce even with Patterson active and could get a healthy workload if he can hold the hot hand.

     

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    Panthers @ Ravens

    Key Storylines/What to Watch

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