High-profile Fantasy football injuries and quarantines due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have upended the Fantasy football rankings week after week. Browns running back Nick Chubb spent six weeks on injured reserve with a knee sprain but returned to the Browns' lineup last week to rush for 126 yards and a score. Kareem Hunt was still heavily involved as well, with 104 rushing yards of his own on 22 touches. Which back should you target with your Week 11 Fantasy football picks?
Can owners continue to depend on Hunt and Chubb to approach 20 touches like they did last week? Which other backs should you prioritize with your Fantasy football strategy? Before you lock in your Fantasy football lineups, be sure to check out the latest Week 11 Fantasy football rankings from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
When it comes to ranking players, their model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Last week, the model was extremely high on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, saying he'd finish as a top-five player at his position. The result: Roethlisberger completed 27 of 46 pass attempts for 333 yards and four touchdowns. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
Top Fantasy football picks for Week 11
One player the model is extremely high on this week: Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed. Since being elevated from Miami's practice squad two weeks ago, Ahmed has seen his workload increased steadily. He played 46 percent of the snaps and carried the ball seven times for 38 yards in Week 9. Last week, he started and logged 85 yards and a score on 21 carries.
Ahmed played in 76 percent of the snaps a week ago and appears to be in line for a sizable workload again in Week 11. He faces the Broncos, who rank 23rd in run defense and were torched for 203 yards and four touchdowns on the ground last week against the Raiders. That's why the model lists Ahmed as a top-25 option in its Week 11 Fantasy football running back rankings.
Rodgers continues to churn out multi-TD performances, with Sunday's outing marking his fourth in a row with at least three total scores. However, Rodgers and the Packers face a stiff test on the road against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Indianapolis' defense is tied for third-best in the NFL with just 1.2 passing touchdowns surrendered per contest. In addition, the Colts have given up zero touchdown tosses in their last two home games. With such a tough matchup on Sunday, Rodgers is a player to consider putting on the bench in Week 11.
How to set your Week 11 Fantasy football rankings
The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 10 of its Fantasy football rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing. You can see who it is here.
So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 11 Fantasy football rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that out-performed experts big-time last season.