We are now in Week 11 of the fantasy football season and at a point where every decision made is more important than the last. One wrong decision can cost you a chance at a bye week in your fantasy football playoffs or making the playoffs in general.
Many fantasy managers were impacted by the loss of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who suffered a season-ending ligament tear in his throwing wrist on Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football. Burrow finished with 8.74 fantasy points before leaving the game, which also hurt Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase’s fantasy outlook.
Not to mention, Ravens tight end Mark Andrews was lost early in the first quarter to a season-ending ankle injury, leaving managers in disarray.
In other words, many managers are faced with overcoming a slow start to the week. Regardless of where your team stands heading into the Week 11 Sunday slate, be sure to plug these players into your lineup if they’re on your roster.
Here is one QB, RB, WR, and TE who are primed for huge Week 11 fantasy football performances.
QB: Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers
Brock Purdy made his first career start last season against the Buccaneers. In that game, he threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown. Since then, Purdy has only gotten more comfortable in the 49ers offense and now faces a Bucs defense that is the epitome of a pass-funnel.
Per CBS Sports, the Bucs defense has allowed three of the past five quarterbacks they have faced to score at least 26.4 fantasy points. Defending against the pass has been an issue for the Bucs all season long, ranking 21st in the NFL in opponent passing touchdowns per game (1.4), 31st in opponent passing yards per game (266.9), and 26th in opponent yards per completion (10.7).
Purdy is coming off an impressive 296-yard and three-touchdown performance against the Jaguars in a game where he had his full complement of weapons for the first time in weeks. Offensive tackle Trent Williams and stud wide receiver Deebo Samuel returned to the lineup in Week 10, which had a major impact on Purdy’s outlook.
Per NBC Sports’ Matthew Berry, Purdy has averaged 20.5 fantasy points per game in the six games Samuel has played this season. Samuel is on the field and Purdy has one of the more inviting matchups of the week, which makes him primed for a huge Week 11 performance.