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Every week fantasy owners have tough decisions to make. Whether it is who to start in their FLEX spot or if they should start a less quality player against a weaker defense. I will be giving my fantasy followers my solo rankings based on PPR scoring. As an added bonus this week I will explain my favorite match up for each position. If you have more specific questions regarding fantasy football and my rankings, ask me on twitter (@MikeSports22) and as always happy hunting fantasy friends.

Breaking Football’s Week Eleven Rankings
Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Tom Brady Patriots at Raiders
2 Carson Wentz Eagles at Cowboys
3 Alex Smith Chiefs at Giants
4 Russell Wilson Seahawks vs Falcons
5 Dak Prescott Cowboys vs Eagles
6 Derek Carr Raiders vs Patriots
7 Drew Brees Saints vs Redskins
8 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers vs Titans
9 Kirk Cousins Redskins at Saints
10 Tyrod Taylor Bills at Chargers
11 Jared Goff Rams at Vikings
12 Philip Rivers Chargers vs Bills
13 Eli Manning Giants vs Chiefs
14 Matt Ryan Falcons at Seahawks
15 Ryan Fitzpatrick Buccaneers at Dolphins
16 Case Keenum Vikings vs Rams
17 Blake Bortles Jaguars at Browns
18 Matthew Stafford Lions at Bears
19 Jay Cutler Dolphins vs Buccaneers
20 Marcus Mariota Titans at Steelers

My Favorite Quarterback Matchup

Alex Smith at Giants: Over his last three road games, Smith is averaging 23.7 fantasy points per game. Despite the Chiefs losing three of four games entering their bye week, Smith has remained a QB1 during that time. The Giants rank last against opposing quarterbacks, giving up an average of 20.8 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, the Giants have allowed three straight opposing quarterbacks to score 25 plus fantasy points. Smith averages 2.1 touchdowns per game while turning the ball over just twice all season long.

Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Le’Veon Bell Steelers vs Titans
2 Melvin Gordon Chargers vs Bills
3 Kareem Hunt Chiefs at Giants
4 Mark Ingram Saints vs Redskins
5 Alvin Kamara Saints vs Redskins
6 LeSean McCoy Bills at Chargers
7 Leonard Fournette Jaguars at Browns
8 Todd Gurley Rams at Vikings
9 Tevin Coleman Falcons at Seahawks
10 Jordan Howard Bears vs Lions
11 Jerick McKinnon Vikings vs Rams
12 Lamar Miller Texans vs Cardinals
13 Jay Ajayi Eagles at Cowboys
14 Chris Thompson Redskins at Saints
15 Jamaal Williams Packers vs Ravens
16 James White Patriots at Raiders
17 DeMarco Murray Titans at Steelers
18 Marshawn Lynch Raiders vs Patriots
19 Duke Johnson Jr. Browns vs Jaguars
20 Isaiah Crowell Browns vs Jaguars
21 Joe Mixon Bengals at Broncos
22 Doug Martin Buccaneers at Dolphins
23 Alex Collins Ravens at Packers
24 Kenyan Drake Dolphins vs Buccaneers
25 Orleans Darkwa Giants vs Chiefs
26 Adrian Peterson Cardinals at Texans
27 Latavius Murray Vikings vs Rams
28 Dion Lewis Patriots at Raiders
29 Ameer Abdullah Lions at Bears
30 Austin Ekeler Chargers vs Bills
31 Javorius Allen Ravens at Packers
32 Rex Burkhead Patriots at Raiders
33 Theo Riddick Lions at Bears
34 Samaje Perine Redskins at Saints
35 Alfred Morris Cowboys vs Eagles
36 Rod Smith Cowboys vs Eagles
37 Devontae Booker Broncos vs Bengals
38 C.J. Anderson Broncos vs Bengals
39 Damien Williams Dolphins vs Buccaneers
40 Derrick Henry Titans at Steelers

My Favorite Running Back Matchup

Melvin Gordon vs Bills: Many fantasy owners were surprised to see Austin Ekeler outscore Gordon 26.9 fantasy points to 9.2 last week. However, Gordon owners should not worry about this. Gordon out snapped Ekeler 47 to 23 and had six more touches. While Gordon is dealing with a foot injury, the Chargers want to give Ekeler more touches to lighten Gordon’s workload. However, the Bills rank 31st against opposing running backs, giving up an average of 28.7 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, over the last three weeks the Bills have given up an average of 47 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Expect plenty of fantasy points for both Gordon and Ekeler.

Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown Steelers vs Titans
2 Julio Jones Falcons at Seahawks
3 Doug Baldwin Seahawks vs Falcons
4 Dez Bryant Cowboys vs Eagles
5 Adam Thielen Vikings vs Rams
6 Mike Evans Buccaneers at Dolphins
7 Michael Thomas Saints vs Redskins
8 A.J. Green Bengals at Broncos
9 Sterling Shepard Giants vs Chiefs
10 Jarvis Landry Dolphins vs Buccaneers
11 Tyreek Hill Chiefs at Giants
12 Michael Crabtree Raiders vs Patriots
13 Brandin Cooks Patriots at Raiders
14 Amari Cooper Raiders vs Patriots
15 Keenan Allen Chargers vs Bills
16 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals at Texans
17 Demaryius Thomas Broncos vs Bengals
18 Alshon Jeffery Eagles at Cowboys
19 Stefon Diggs Vikings vs Rams
20 DeVante Parker Dolphins vs Buccaneers
21 DeAndre Hopkins Texans vs Cardinals
22 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos vs Bengals
23 Golden Tate Lions at Bears
24 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers vs Titans
25 Mohamed Sanu Falcons at Seahawks
26 DeSean Jackson Buccaneers at Dolphins
27 Davante Adams Packers vs Ravens
28 Nelson Agholor Eagles at Cowboys
29 Robert Woods Rams at Vikings
30 Marquise Lee Jaguars at Browns
31 Corey Davis Titans at Steelers
32 Jamison Crowder Redskins at Saints
33 Marvin Jones Jr. Lions at Bears
34 Cooper Kupp Rams at Vikings
35 Tyler Lockett Seahawks vs Falcons
36 Jeremy Maclin Ravens at Packers
37 Danny Amendola Patriots at Raiders
38 Rishard Matthews Titans at Steelers
39 John Brown Cardinals at Texans
40 Randall Cobb Packers vs Ravens
41 Jordy Nelson Packers vs Ravens
42 Ted Ginn Jr. Saints vs Redskins
43 Josh Doctson Redskins at Saints
44 Kelvin Benjamin Bills at Chargers
45 Kenny Stills Dolphins vs Buccaneers
46 Paul Richardson Seahawks vs Falcons
47 Sammy Watkins Rams at Vikings
48 Corey Coleman Browns vs Jaguars
49 Kenny Golladay Lions at Bears
50 Roger Lewis Giants vs Chiefs

My Favorite Wide Receiver Matchup

Sterling Shepard vs Chiefs: Since returning from an ankle injury, Shepard has been on fire for the Giants. Last week against the 49ers, Shepard had 11 catches for 142 yards and 25.2 fantasy points, all season highs. Meanwhile, the Chiefs rank last in the league against opposing wide receivers, giving up an average of 41.5 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Furthermore, the Chiefs have allowed opposing wide receivers to score 55 or more fantasy points in three of their last five games. Shepard is a top ten play this week in PPR leagues.

Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Travis Kelce Chiefs at Giants
2 Rob Gronkowski Patriots at Raiders
3 Zach Ertz Eagles at Cowboys
4 Jared Cook Raiders vs Patriots
5 Evan Engram Giants vs Chiefs
6 Jordan Reed Redskins at Saints
7 Jimmy Graham Seahawks vs Falcons
8 Jason Witten Cowboys vs Eagles
9 Austin Hooper Falcons at Seahawks
10 Cameron Brate Buccaneers at Dolphins
11 Kyle Rudolph Vikings vs Rams
12 Delanie Walker Titans at Steelers
13 Hunter Henry Chargers vs Bills
14 Charles Clay Bills at Chargers
15 Tyler Kroft Bengals at Broncos
16 Julius Thomas Dolphins vs Buccaneers
17 Vernon Davis Redskins at Saints
18 Jermaine Gresham Cardinals at Texans
19 C.J. Fiedorowicz Texans vs Cardinals
20 David Njoku Browns vs Jaguars

My Favorite Tight End Matchup

Travis Kelce at Giants: Prior to the the team’s bye week, Kelce had two straight games with 20 or more fantasy points, and has scored a touchdown in three straight games. Furthermore, Kelce has scored scored 17 or more fantasy points in five games this season. Meanwhile, the Giants rank last in the league against opposing tight ends, giving up an average of 19.2 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, the Giants have allowed opposing tight ends to score at least 15.8 fantasy points in every game this season. Kelce should have his third straight 20 fantasy point game this week.

D/STs
Rank Team Opponent
1 Jaguars at Browns
2 Cardinals at Texans
3 Bengals at Broncos
4 Texans vs Cardinals
5 Ravens at Packers
6 Broncos vs Bengals
7 Saints vs Redskins
8 Bears vs Lions
9 Chargers vs Bills
10 Lions at Bears
11 Packers vs Ravens
12 Chiefs at Giants
13 Steelers vs Titans
14 Rams at Vikings
15 Vikings vs Rams

My Favorite Defense/Special Teams Matchup

Jaguars at Browns: Would you believe me if I told you that the Jaguars D/ST averages more fantasy points per game this season than Derek Carr, Mike Evans and Devonta Freeman? Well they do. The Jaguars D/ST is averaging 13.4 fantasy points per game, a full 1.5 fantasy points more than the second best D/ST. Meanwhile, the Browns have the second worst fantasy offense this season. Opposing D/STs are averaging 12.3 fantasy points per game against the Browns offense, almost double the league average of 6.6 fantasy points per game. The Jaguars D/ST have five games scoring 14 or more fantasy points this season and should have game number six Sunday verse the Browns.

Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots vs Raiders
2 Greg Zuerlein Rams at Vikings
3 Justin Tucker Ravens at Packers
4 Ryan Succop Titans at Steelers
5 Jake Elliott Eagles at Cowboys
6 Kai Forbath Vikings vs Rams
7 Chris Boswell Steelers vs Titans
8 Wil Lutz Saints vs Redskins
9 Harrison Butker Chiefs at Giants
10 Brandon McManus Broncos vs Bengals
11 Matt Prater Lions at Bears
12 Josh Lambo Jaguars at Browns

My Favorite Kicker Matchup

Justin Tucker at Packers: Tucker has scored 12 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games, and is averaging 12 fantasy points per game during that time span. Tucker might be the best kicker in the NFL thanks to his strong leg and excellent accuracy. The Packers rank 28th against opposing kickers, giving up an average of 9.6 fantasy points per game. However, over their last four games, opposing kickers have scored an average of 11.8 fantasy points per game. Tucker should get his five game with 12 or more fantasy points this season verse the Packers.

About The Author Mike Fanelli

Mike is a former journalism major who spent all four years in high school working for the school newspaper. Now at 25 years old, he is happy to get back into sports writing for Breaking Football as it gives him a platform to get his sports opinions out there.