Gut Feelings- Fantasy Football’s Aww’s and Naw’s For Week 11

Aww Quarterbacks

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (home vs Tennessee Titans) – Luck has a difficult match-up at home against the Tennessee Titans but he’s been playing so well at home that it is worth the risk. Over the past six games, Luck has averaged over 32 fantasy points.

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – Here’s a good bye week replacement if you own quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Baker Mayfield and fantasy stud Brock Osweiler (joking). Prescott is playing with legit weapons now and the running game is getting hot again.

Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans (away vs. Indianapolis Colts) – Mariota actually has been playing well over the past two weeks, with an average of 232 passing yards, two touchdowns and 25 fantasy points. The Colts’ defense is not good so he should put up nice numbers in a possible shootout in Indy.


Naw Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (away vs. Chicago Bears) – For a quarterback who has two All-pro wide receivers in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, Cousins has not been great this season. Over the past five games, he’s averaged just 18 fantasy points and this week’s match-up on the road versus the Bears will be brutal.

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears (home vs. Minnesota Vikings) – This is a true gut call and I know Trubisky has been playing lights out at home but this game could be a defensive type battle.


Aww Running Backs

Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos (away vs. Los Angeles Chargers) – Fellow running back Royce Freeman is healthy and will be playing this weekend but don’t let that stop you from starting Lindsay. They will likely be trailing on the road here but Lindsay can do plenty of damage as a receiver.

Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans (away vs. Indianapolis Colts) – Lewis did not do much last week against his former team but I love his match-up this weekend against the Colts. The Colts’ defense has allowed a whopping average of 25 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.

Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. New York Giants) – If there’s ANY game Barber should post decent (not great) numbers, it should be this game against the Giants. The Giants have allowed Adrian Peterson and Matt Breida to each gain more than 130 total yards and score two touchdowns. I think Barber is good for 60-70 yards and a possible touchdown this weekend.


Naw Running Backs

Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts (home vs. Tennessee Titans) – Here’s an interesting fact: Only three players have a rushing touchdown against the Titans this season (Alex Collins, Josh Allen and James Develin). The Titans’ defense is the truth against the run.

Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins (home vs. Houston Texans) – The offensive line injuries in Washington have become a problem for Peterson and he struggled last week against Tampa Bay. The Texans’ defense has also allowed just three rushing touchdowns to running backs this year.


Aww Wide Receivers

Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans (away vs. Indianapolis Colts) – Davis is averaging ten targets over the past two games and is finally playing well. This week, he’s facing a Colts’defense that has allowed three receivers to score in the past two games. Now that Davis is starting to get the targets he deserves, he’s worth trusting as a starter this weekend.

Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (home vs. Carolina Panthers) – He likely will be very busy against two beatable cornerbacks with Marvin Jones Jr. out with a bone bruise in his knee.


Naw Wide Receivers

Golden Tate, Philadelphia Eagles (away vs. New Orleans Saints) – Last week against the Cowboys, Tate had just two catches for 19 yards. He is still learning the Eagles’ playbook so I would wait another week before starting him.

Michael Crabtree, Baltimore Ravens (home vs. Cincinnati Bengals) – Quarterback Joe Flacco is doubtful to play with a hip injury and it looks like rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson might get the start this weekend. If that’s true, I just don’t see Crabtree benefiting from this.


Aww Tight Ends

Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals (home vs. Oakland Raiders) – With how bad the Raiders are, anyone on the Cardinals lineup are good fantasy options this weekend. Seals-Jones served really as their number two receiver last week and the Raiders are getting destroyed by tight ends this year.

Evan Engram, New York Giants (home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Here’s another gut call but it’s time for Engram to have a big game. The Buccaneers have allowed the second most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.


Naw Tight Ends

Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings (away vs. Chicago Bears) – Rudolph has been horrific over the past four weeks, averaging three catches for 30 yards. He has not scored a touchdown since week three. The Bears’ defense is tough against opposing tight ends, so he can continue to sit on your bench this weekend.


Aww Team Defense

Washington Redskins (home vs. Houston Texans) – They play good defense at home and should be good for low points and high sacks.


Naw Team Defense

Los Angeles Rams (home vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – STOP IT! Too many points will be scored in this match-up.

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