Fantasy players that are clear starters will not be included in this article, such as Patrick Mahomes, Christian McCaffrey, and Michael Thomas. All the fantasy stats shown below will be based on a Point Per Reception (PPR) scoring format.
Teams on Bye: Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings
Teams Coming Off Bye: Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans
Start of the Week – Tyler Lockett at Philadelphia Eagles
Tyler Lockett is coming off a bye and his most quiet performance of the year, only catching three of four targets for 26 yards against a tough 49er defense. He was forced out of overtime with a shin contusion, but reports are saying he is headed in the direction of playing in week 12. Prior to his Week 10 matchup, Lockett has caught at least four passes for a minimum of fifty yards in every game except for Week one. He holds one of the safest floors among wide receivers in the league but he also has an extremely high ceiling ellipsing at least one hundred yards in three games this season. Lockett could see another ceiling game in what could be a shootout against a beatable Tampa Bay secondary. Certainly, start Lockett with confidence if he’s a full go in practice by Friday.
Other Good Starts:
- Odell Beckham Jr. vs. Miami Dolphins
- Calvin Ridley at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Jamison Crowder vs. Oakland Raiders
Sit of the Week – Michael Gallup @ NE
Michael Gallup is coming off an impressive stat line that was against a vulnerable Detroit defense in Week 11. For instance, he caught a season-high nine balls on 13 targets for 148 yards. However, don’t fall into the trap of chasing points this week as he’ll draw a New England secondary who ranks first in pass defense allowing only one passing touchdown all season. To sum up, in what should be a low scoring affair, leaving Gallup on your bench might be a good idea. In short, Gallup doesn’t have a lot of upside against a strong defense.
Other Good Sits:
- Terry McLaurin vs. Detroit Lions
- Courtland Sutton @ Buffalo Bills
- Tyler Boyd vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
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