The IDP Guys’ NFL Week 11 Start/Sit List: Offense

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Find success this weekend with the NFL Week 11 Start/Sit offense list!

The NFL Week 11 slate is here and is quite full with only two teams on bye. The Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos are on bye and are grateful for the break after tough losses in Week 10. This season has been bizarre, brutal, and bewildering at times. The Week 11 start/sit offense edition is here!

Each week presents a new hurdle to overcome and Week 11 is shaping up to continue this trend as stud RB Aaron Jones is set to miss up to 2 weeks with a knee injury and plenty of quality players’ availability remains in question for this week.

No need to fear — I will take you through the entire Week 11 slate with my start/sit confidence spectrum for each matchup (described below). Let’s take a dive into the Week 11 lineup optimization pool and the Week 11 start/sit offense list!

The “Trust, If You Must, and Bust” System:

Trust” = Strong start, a player who should be started in all formats!

If You Must” = Weak start, a player who is good enough to be a starter, but faces a tough matchup or holds an unclear opportunity in a good offense. Some caution should be used while the risk is recognized, as this is often league format dependent.

If you play in a shallow league, I would lean towards benching this player if you have a decent replacement option. In a deep league, I would lean towards starting, since the options may be more scarce. Either way, expectations should be managed.

Bust” = Keep on your bench, at least for now. These players should be avoided since stronger options at the relative position should be considered first. These are players who fit into one of the following categories:

  1. A player in a tough matchup or currently holds ambiguous weekly opportunities in the offense.
  2. A strong bench stash for season-long purposes but currently in a “wait and see” period. Wait and see if their role expands for starter caliber consideration. For example, this type of player may be a strong backup RB behind a stud in an elite offense or could be in line for a big workload if the starter misses time.
  3. Currently lacking a clear offensive opportunity in either a projected good or bad offense
  4. Is too volatile on a week-to-week basis. There is no need to play boom or bust type players if you can help it.

Weekly Start/Sit Decision Reminders

Be sure to always be mindful of weekly injury reports and gameday inactive announcements as this could pivot a weak starter into a strong starter!

Be sure to always leave the FLEX spot(s) free of Thursday night players!

Thursday Night Football

New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons
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TrustRhamondre Stevenson RB, Damien Harris RB (if active), Hunter Henry TE

If You Must –  Jakobi Meyers WR, Mac Jones QB

BustKendrick Bourne WR, Brandon Bolden RB, Nelson Agholor WR


TrustKyle Pitts TE, Cordarrelle Patterson RB (if active)

If You MustMatt Ryan QB, Russell Gage WR, Wayne Gallman RB (if Patterson is inactive)

Bust – Mike Davis RB


Sunday Early Afternoon Slate
New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles

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TrustAlvin Kamara RB (if active)

If You MustTrevor Siemian QB, Mark Ingram RB (enters Trust if Kamara is inactive), Adam Trautman TE

Bust Marquez Callaway WR, TreQuan Smith WR, Deonte Harris WR


TrustJalen Hurts QB, DeVonta Smith WR, Dallas Goedert TE (if active)

If You Must – Boston Scott RB, Jordan Howard RB

BustJalen Reagor WR, Quez Watkins WR, Kenneth Gainwell RB


Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills
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TrustJonathan Taylor RB, Michael Pittman WR

If You MustCarson Wentz QB, Nyheim Hines RB

BustMo Alie-Cox TE, Jack Doyle TE


TrustJosh Allen QB, Stefon Diggs WR, Dawson Knox TE

If You MustDevin Singletary RB, Zack Moss RB, Cole Beasley WR, Emmanuel Sanders WR

BustGabriel Davis WR


Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears
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TrustLamar Jackson QB, Mark Andrews TE, Marquise Brown WR

If You MustRashod Bateman WR, Devonta Freeman RB

Bust – Latavius Murray RB, Ty’Son Williams RB


Trust –  David Montgomery RB

If You MustJustin Fields QB, Cole Kmet TE, Allen Robinson WR, Darnell Mooney WR

Bust – Khalil Herbert RB

Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns
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TrustD’Andre Swift RB, T.J. Hockenson TE

If You MustJamaal Williams RB (if active), Amon-Ra St. Brown WR

BustJared Goff QB


TrustNick Chubb RB (if active), D’Ernest Johnson RB (only if Nick Chubb is inactive), Jarvis Landry WR

If You MustBaker Mayfield QB (if active), Donovan People-Jones WR

BustRashard Higgins WR, Austin Hooper TE, David Njoku TE

Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans
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TrustBrandin Cooks WR

If You MustNico Collins WR

BustDavid Johnson RB, Phillip Lindsay RB, Tyrod Taylor QB


Trust –  A.J. Brown WR, Ryan Tannehill QB, D’Onta Foreman RB

BustJeremy McNichols RB, Adrian Peterson RB, Remaining Active WRs/TEs


Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
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TrustAaron Rodgers QB, Davante Adams WR, AJ Dillon RB

Bust –  Allen Lazard WR, Randall Cobb WR, Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR


TrustKirk Cousins QB, Dalvin Cook RB, Alexander Mattison RB (only if ever Cook is inactive), Justin Jefferson WR, Adam Thielen WR

If You MustTyler Conklin TE

BustK.J. Osborn WR


Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
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TrustMike Gesicki TE, Myles Gaskin RB, Tua Tagovailoa QB, Jaylen Waddle WR


Trust – Michael Carter RB, Corey Davis WR

If You Must – Jamison Crowder WR, Elijah Moore WR

BustMike White QB, Ty Johnson RB

San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars
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TrustGeorge Kittle TE, Deebo Samuel WR, Elijah Mitchell RB (if active), Jeff Wilson RB (if Mitchell inactive, If You Must if Mitchell active)

If You MustJimmy Garoppolo QB, Brandon Aiyuk WR


Trust –  James Robinson RB, Dan Arnold TE

If You MustMarvin Jones WR, Jamal Agnew WR, Laviska Shenault WR

Bust Trevor Lawrence QB

Washington Football Team at Carolina Panthers
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Football Team

TrustAntonio Gibson RB, Terry McLaurin WR, Logan Thomas TE (if active), Ricky Seals-Jones TE (if active and Logan Thomas inactive)

If You MustTaylor Heinicke QB, J.D. McKissic RB


TrustChristian McCaffrey RB, D.J. Moore WR, Cam Newton QB

If You MustRobby Anderson WR

BustChuba Hubbard RB (remains a bench stash)


Sunday Mid Afternoon Slate

Cincinnati Bengals at Los Vegas Raiders
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TrustJoe Burrow QB,  Ja’Marr Chase WR, Tee Higgins WR, Joe Mixon RB

If You MustTyler Boyd WR, C.J. Uzomah TE

BustSamaje Perine RB


TrustDarren Waller TE, Josh Jacobs RB, Hunter Renfrow WR

If You Must – Derek Carr QB, Bryan Edwards WR, Kenyan Drake RB

Bust Zay Jones WR

Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs
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TrustDak Prescott QB, Ezekiel Elliott RB, Amari Cooper WR, CeeDee Lamb WR, Dalton Schultz TE

If You MustTony Pollard RB

Bust Cedrick Wilson WR


TrustPatrick Mahomes QB, Tyreek Hill WR, Travis Kelce TE, Darrel Williams RB (if Edwards-Helaire inactive)

If You MustClyde Edwards-Helaire RB (if active), Mecole Hardman WR

Bust Jerick McKinnon RB


Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
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TrustKyler Murray QB (if active), DeAndre Hopkins WR (if active), James Conner RBZach Ertz TE

If You MustChristian Kirk WR, Rondale Moore WR, A.J. Green WR


TrustRussell Wilson QB, D.K. Metcalf WR, Tyler Lockett WR, Alex Collins RB (if Carson inactive)

If You Must – Gerald Everett TE


Sunday Night Football

Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers
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TrustNajee Harris RB, Diontae Johnson WR, Chase Claypool WR (if active), Pat Freiermuth TE

If You MustBen Roethlisberger QB (if active)


TrustJustin Herbert QB, Austin Ekeler RB, Keenan Allen WR, Mike Williams WR

BustJustin Jackson RB, Larry Rountree RB, Jared Cook TE

Monday Night Football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants
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Trust – Tom Brady QB, Mike Evans WR, Chris Godwin WR, Leonard Fournette RB

Bust Ronald Jones RB


TrustSterling Shepard WR (if active)

If You MustSaquon Barkley RB (if active), Devontae Booker RB (if active and Saquon Barkley inactive), Daniel Jones QB, Evan Engram TE, Kenny Golladay WR, Kadarius Toney WR

Good luck with your Week 11 start/sit offense selections and enjoy the games!

Thank you for reading my NFL Week 11 Start/Sit offense list for offensive players! You can find more of my work on my IDP Guys Author Page. Feel free to reach out anytime on Twitter at @FantasyLadder for any fantasy football-related advice, questions, or discussion so you can climb the ladder of fantasy football success with me
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