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.
If you're asking the question, "Should I Start Jamaal Williams in Fantasy Football in Week 11 2017?", you've come to the right place. We've got a few reasons why Williams is indeed start-worthy for your fantasy football matchup with week. In addition, Kevin Kinder already listed some reasons why he's a solid DFS play for Week 11.
The (perhaps unsurprising) answer is that you should be starting the Packers running back in most formats today. Unless your roster is stacked beyond reason, he's likely to be your best flex option. And, well, if you were high enough on waiver priority to claim Williams, your roster probably isn't that stacked. If you're in a FAAB league, someone who was really desperate for a running back was probably willing to bid more.
Week 11 NFL DFS: 5 Starts and 5 Fades: After another successful week, we are back again for Week 11 NFL DFS starts and fades. Unlike the last couple slates, we will have to deal with less weather and fewer bye weeks. With some of the better teams back in action, we should have an exciting week ahead. The team with the highest implied Vegas point total is the Patriots at 30.5 team points. Teams who also have a high implied score are the Saints, Chiefs, and Eagles, all coming in over 26 points.
During this article you will often see references to DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) a metric from Football Outsiders that measures a team or players efficiency by comparing results from every play to a league average based on situation and opponent. For example, if an offense runs for 4 yards on a 3rd and 3, it will be weighted and graded more favorably than if an offense runs for 4 yards on 3rd and 15. DVOA is a better way to compare team’s offenses vs opposing defenses than more traditional stats like yards gained and allowed.