Week 11 Fantasy Football Takeaways | 2023 Fantasy Football

by Tyler Knaeble · Analytics & Advanced Metrics

This is Week 11 Fantasy Football Takeaways! In this edition, we will recommend some fantasy trades that you should consider before your league’s trade deadline. Just when we thought we were out on guys like Saquon Barkley, Tony Pollard and Calvin Ridley, they pull us back in! What a thrilling week of NFL Football and I’m here to break it all down.

So, without further ado, let get into the Quick Takes Starting Lineup:

QB: Trevor Lawrence – he’s alive!

RB: Brian Robinson just continues to establish himself as a top 5 fantasy RB.

RB: Jaylen Warren got RB1 snaps, and he played like it! 145 total yards and a TD.

WR: Keenan Allen should have had a 35+ week, but he dropped the easiest TD he will ever see in his life. 

WR: Would you trade Tank Dell for a late 1st? I don’t think I would!

TE: Trey McBride with a respectable 7/5/43. He is very much still a buy candidate. 

FLEX: Gus Edwards won’t stop scoring TDs!

SFLEX: Justin Fields had 100 rushing yards and still had less points than Tommy DeVito!

Takeaway No. 1: Sell Saquon Barkley and His 30+ Point Performance 

It was a great game for Saquon Barkley as he dominated the Commanders with a stat line of 140 total yards, four catches, and two TDs. 

With that being said, there is no better time to sell than now.

I know he had a great game, but don’t let that overshadow the fact this offense is without a doubt the WORST in the league. They are dead last in both yards per game and points per game. Plus, Barkley only had one TD with QBs not named Daniel Jones coming into this game. 

With that being said, I acknowledge he’s the only bright spot in this offense and should see a lot of volume. That might give him a decent enough floor, but I don’t think we are going to see another 25+ point explosion down the stretch, especially not in the fantasy playoffs.

Here is Saquon’s Playoff Schedule

Week 15 – @ NO: The Saints are allowing the No. 4 least number of fantasy points allowed to RBs and have allowed just four TDs all season.

Week 16 – @ PHI: The Eagles have allowed the LEAST number of fantasy points to RBs. They have allowed just two TDs to running backs all season.

Week 17 – vs LAR: The Rams have allowed the No. 9 least number of fantasy points to RBs all season. Additionally, they have allowed the least number of receptions to RBs and have allowed only five TDs all season to the running back position. 

The odds that he’s going to give you a “week losing” performance in the playoffs are much greater than a “week winning” one. 

Takeaway No. 2: Buy Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley is someone I’m quietly buying right now if you have a contending roster and need some quality depth in your starting lineup. This goes for both Dynasty and Redraft if your situation is right!

Believe it or not, Calvin Ridley has seven + targets in seven of 10 games played this season. Seven games with seven+ targets are more than guys like CeeDee Lamb, Jordan Addison, and Brandon Aiyuk

The point I’m trying to make is Calvin Ridley has always been a part of this team’s gameplan. He’s just been the victim of a little bad luck. 

For example, here are some his “high target games” and the stat lines that came with it:

8 targets: 2 catches for 32 yards

7 targets: 3 catches for 40 yards

8 targets: 4 catches for 5 yards

10 targets: 6 catches for 83 yards

I’m not saying Calvin Ridley is going to have some amazing league winning stretch where he averages 10 catches a game for the next six weeks, but I think we could see five to six catches for 50+ yards become the norm for Ridley the rest of the season. 

I also think the public perception of Ridley is still littered with skepticism even after this game. In dynasty, a second-round pick should get that deal done considering his age and his resume this season. 

In redraft, I would be comfortable giving up guys like Godwin (if you could somehow sell that), Josh Downs, Zay Flowers, and Nico Collins

Rapid Fire “Go Buy These Guys”

Jaylen Warren 

In games with 14+ touches, Warren is averaging 103 total yards, 3.5 catches and 17+ PPR points. Now that he’s the starter, you have to think he’s going to keep this thing going!

Puka Nacua 

We know just how dominant he can be when Cooper Kupp is not in the lineup. If Kupp’s injury keeps him sidelined, make some calls on Nacua. 

Zach Charbonnet

If Kenneth Walker misses time, Charbonnet will see a workhorse role. 

Rachaad White 

White didn’t have the greatest game against the 49ers aside from the 1-yard touchdown, but that was to be expected. He’s been a volume king this year with a ton of receiving upside. White has 16+ touches in every game but two this year! If you play in a PPR league, White is your guy!


Make sure to check out Monday Night Tailgate as I will be having a special guest on to discuss the GAME OF THE YEAR. 

That’s right, it’s Eagles vs Chiefs. Kelce vs Kelce. Taylor Swift vs NFL Fans. 

If that wasn’t good enough, we are giving out can’t miss player prop picks as our record improved to 15-11-3 on picks given out on the show. 

It’s all happening live on the PlayerProfiler Youtube Channel at 7:30pm EST.