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Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 11

Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 11

This fantasy football season has gone by way too fast.

Can you believe that we only have a few regular-season matchups left?

We feel the same way, Eminem.

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Let's get right into the Week 11 Start/Sit and as always, Liam Neeson has a message for you:


Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF (vs. NE) - With Phillip Rivers and Matt Ryan out and other QBs facing tough matchups, Kaepernick is an under-the-radar guy you can get on the waiver wire or toss in your starting lineup from the bench. NE is capable of getting carved up by mobile QBs on the ground and Kaepernick is doing that better than anybody right now. Kap has only started four games and is already sixth among QBs in rushing, averaging 57 yards per game. Think he likes Chip Kelly's offense? No matter what, Kap gets you fantasy pts in rushing alone. (Tony Andracki)

Robert Kelley, RB, WSH (vs. GB) - The emergence of Kelley has made Week 1 starter Matt Jones, who was inactive last week, obsolete in Washington's offense. Kelley is entrenched as the Redskins No. 1 running back and has been given 20-plus carries in consecutive games. Look for Washington to feed Kelley once again this week in an attempt to control the clock and keep Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers offense off the field. (Scott Krinch)

Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN (@ IND) - Who would have predicted that Mariota would be a Top 5 fantasy quarterback going into Week 11? The second-year signal-caller has thrown for no less than 232 yards in his last five games and is averaging 3 touchdowns per game during thar span. Indy's defense presents another opportunity for Mariota to add to his torrid stretch as the Colts allow the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs. (Krinch)

Theo Riddick, RB, DET (vs. JAX) - Jags are a middle of road defense, but Riddick has shown he is a factor as a rusher, too, with double digit carries in each of last 6 games he's played in. He had only one reception for 6 yards vs. MIN in Week 9, but had 14 catches for 110 yds and 3 TDs in last two games prior to that. He's an RB1 this week. (Andracki)

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Michael Crabtree, WR, OAK (vs. HOU) - The Texans are great against WRs (only the Broncos, and Vikings better). In five of nine games this season, opposing WRs have tallied less than 23 points vs. HOU, and that's for the entire group of WRs. We've seen Crabtree disappear this season at times and could be the case again this week coming out of the bye. (Andracki)

Stefon Diggs, WR, MIN (vs. ARI) - Cardinals have allowed only 1 TD to WRs over the last four games and though Diggs is incredible in PPR leagues, he has only 2 scores on the year. You've heard a lot about Diggs lately, but so have the Cardinals, and they're going to want to make sure somebody besides Diggs beats them in Week 11. (Andracki)

Todd Gurley, RB, STL (vs. MIA) - After being drafted Top 5 in the majority of fantasy leagues, Gurley has yet to rush for 100 yards in any game this season, and hasn't scored a touchdown in nearly a month and a half. Opposing defenses have stacked the box against Gurley, and forced an atrocious Rams passing attack to beat them. I can't see Gurley benefiting from Jared Goff's promotion to QB1 as the Dolphins front seven should wreck havoc on the St. Louis offense this weekend. (Krinch)

Carson Wentz, QB, PHI (@ SEA) - Wentz has hit the rookie wall. After setting the world on fire the first four weeks of the season, Wentz has notched single-digit fantasy totals in four of his last five games. Wentz' struggles will likely continue against a Seahawks pass defense that looks to have turned the corner after not allowing a passing touchdown to Tom Brady in last Sunday's victory over the Patriots in Foxborough. (Krinch)

D Rose is training at the Bulls' practice facility


D Rose is training at the Bulls' practice facility

Don't get too excited, Bulls fans, but Derrick Rose is playing basketball in Chicago in a Bulls facility.

The former NBA MVP was spotted training at the Advocate Center, the Bulls' practice facility in Chicago.

Rose just finished a partial season with the Minnesota Timberwolves (a.k.a. the TimberBulls), playing under former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, and seemed to regain some of his former glory by averaging 14.2 points per game in five playoff games off the bench. He is now an unrestricted free agent.

Could this mean he is going to return to Chicago for another stint with the Bulls? Probably not.

Rose is, of course, a native Chicagoan and the Advocate Center opened in time for Rose's last two years with the Bulls. Both the city and the facility are familiar to Rose, which makes it an ideal place to train in the offseason. That surely won't stop hardcore Rose fans in Chicago from wishing it into an omen.

All the best moments from the Cubs-Marlins benches clearing incident


All the best moments from the Cubs-Marlins benches clearing incident

The Cubs and Marlins delivered a benches clearing incident Tuesday night at Wrigley Field but instead of tempers boiling over, a ticklefight ensued a few feet from home plate.

Lewis Brinson lined a hard single to right field off Cubs pitcher Rob Zastryzny in the fourth inning. Ben Zobrist came up firing with an absolute beauty of a throw to home plate to nab Derek Dietrich trying to score:

Some things to focus on:

First off, what a throw from a guy that's about to turn 37 later this month and has played a lot more second base than outfield since joining the Cubs.

Secondly, it was interesting and amusing to see the bullpen doors open and both teams come sprinting out from under the bleachers to join the foray. A couple years ago, a benches clearing incident would've just resulted in each team's bullpen coming from a couple hundred feet down the foul line.

Willson Contreras was MOVING out of the Cubs dugout, looking like he was ready to hand out some serious punishment to protect his fellow catcher.

But instead of an actual fist fight, however, we got some comedy gold, like Bryzzo teaming up to play-fight with former teammate Starlin Castro.

First there was Kris Bryant tickling Castro:

Shortly after that moment, Anthony Rizzo jokingly pushed Castro from behind and the two players laughed it off:

Javy Baez loved it all:

Nobody was ejected and the coaches and umpires were able to quickly gain control of the situation, which couldn't have been that difficult when opposing players are out there tickling each other and laughing.