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Fantasy Football Sit/Start Advice Week 11: Which Bengals To Play

The Kansas City Chiefs seem to be the team to throw every fantasy player against this season. Does the same apply to Bengals players for Week 11? We have your answers.

Andy Lyons


A.J. Green - Please do.

Andy Dalton - The Kansas City Chiefs have given up the 10th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. I wouldn't expect four touchdowns again, but the match up definitely puts Dalton into the discussion of being a top ten fantasy quarterback this week.

Jermaine Gresham - The Bengals are passing the ball consistently each week, and it's been helping Jermaine Gresham remain a low-end TE1 throughout the season. The Chiefs are strangely not allowing much production for tight ends this season, but the match up is simply too tempting to recommend that you bench Gresham. I would expect similar fantasy numbers to what we saw last week against the Giants.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis - Oh boy. This one worries me a bit. On one hand, Green-Ellis has only scored one touchdown over the past six games. On the other hand, one would have to assume that Green-Ellis will get some work this week. If it isn't to eat clock with a lead, the Bengals may be using the run game more than usual to keep some tempo against a team they presumably will be able to afford pacing themselves against. All of this simply means: Green-Ellis is a decent flex option with potential to be a solid RB2. I expect at least one rushing touchdown from the Bengals on Sunday, and fantasy owners will need to hope it's Green-Ellis at the goal line.

Cincinnati Defense - Yahoo! Has Cincinnati ranked 3rd for fantasy defenses this week. It's hard to disagree. The Chiefs have been a goldmine for fantasy defenses most of the season. I wouldn't expect outrageous numbers, but Cincinnati is certainly one of the safer defenses you can play this week. Assuming they can continue their momentum from last Sunday against the Giants, the Bengals will be a great play for Week 11.


Andrew Hawkins / Mohamed Sanu Combo - I'm grouping these two together simply because it's hard to say who will emerge as the better fantasy option against the Chiefs this week. If I had to choose, I'm taking Hawkins as a flex in PPR leagues, but I can't really recommend either. Playing a struggling team like the Chiefs doesn't always equate to production across the roster, of course. If anything, players you wouldn't expect have "breakout" caliber games in situations like these. I'd prefer to avoid either wide receiver with all things considered.

Discuss your fantasy football dilemmas in the comments below. For other Sit/Start/Trade questions, feel free to chat with me on Twitter @AndrewFoxMiller.