Should I Start Joe Mixon? - Let's address the elephant in the room first: Joe Mixon hasn't lived up to his draft hype. The rookie running back was taken in the fifth or six round in most fantasy football leagues. Unfortunately, he hasn't rushed for more than 70 yards in a single game and has just three touchdowns on the season. His involvement in the passing game has helped keep him afloat as a fantasy option, but he hasn't had that "breakout game".
Simply put, Mixon has been frustrating for his fantasy owners. At this point, it's fair to wonder whether he's even a clear start going into Week 11 of the 2017 season. He hasn't topped 15 carries since Week 4 against Cleveland. He's put up crummy yardage totals in each of the past few weeks. His fantasy output totals the past two weeks were only saved by a touchdown in each game. The news gets even worse for Mixon's owners; in Week 11, he'll face a tough Broncos defense today that's allowed just 3.4 yards per carry to opposing running backs. In fact, Denver has only allowed 81 total rushing yards per game.