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NFL Week 11 Bengals vs Bills: Fantasy football starts and sits

Which Bengals and Bills are worth a start in fantasy football this week?

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The Bills will be rested heading into their Week 11 matchup in Cincinnati against the Bengals and the Bengals will be seeking their first win in three weeks. The last Bengals win came at home in Paul Brown Stadium on October 23. But, the last Bills win was even less recent, on October 16 against the 49ers. Both teams will be hungry for a victory to stay alive in the playoff race.

Which players in this AFC matchup should you start on your fantasy team this week? Here’s our advice.


A.J. Green (Bengals TE) - Green is a must start every week. He is elite in both real football and fantasy football.


Tyler Eifert (Bengals TE) - The Bills have given up an average line of 107 yards and a touchdown to Martellus Bennett, Rob Gronkowski, and Jimmy Graham this year, while holding teams without good tight ends in check. Eifert is in the conversation as being as good as these aforementioned tight ends, and could be in line for another impressive game against the Bills.

Giovani Bernard / Jeremy Hill (Bengals RB) - The Bengals running back tandem goes against a Bills defense that has struggled stopping Matt Forte, David Johnson, Todd Gurley and Jay Ajayi. Those four averaged 136 total yards and collected 7 total touchdowns against Buffalo. Even with Bernard and Hill splitting touches, that’s something you can work with.

Tyrod Taylor (Bills QB) - The speedy quarterback may average less than 200 yards passing per game, but does enough on the ground to counter that. The Bengals have shown some issues stopping opposing passing games, and the game against the Browns showed us they can struggle when a quarterback runs, too.

LeSean McCoy (Bills RB) - One of the league’s better running backs goes up against a Bengals team that has given up at least one rushing touchdown to an opposing running back for the last four weeks. The Bengals have only given up 100 yards to one rusher, but McCoy could push to reach that total.


Andy Dalton (Bengals QB) - Dalton is averaging about 300 yards per game, which is tops in the NFL. But his lack of touchdowns is disturbing for fantasy owners. The Bills had done very well against opposing quarterbacks, until their last two games, getting lit up by Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. This could be a decent start for Dalton, but there are likely better options in your league this week.

Charles Clay (Bills TE) - Clay isn’t exactly having a great season (less than 40 yards per game with zero touchdowns), but the Bengals aren’t exactly having a great season stopping opposing tight ends. Any No. 1 tight end who faces the Bengals becomes a viable fantasy option that week.


Robert Woods (Bills WR) - Outside of the Bengals vs Broncos game, the Bengals have done a pretty good job against opposing receivers this year. Woods seems to have emerged as the Bills’ top target with Sammy Watkins on Injured Reserve, but he only has one touchdown all season, and the Bills’ passing game isn’t exactly potent. It also doesn’t help that Percy Harvin is starting to get more targets after joining the team in Week 9.


Marquise Goodwin, Justin Hunter (Bills WR) - These receivers just don’t produce reliably, and the Bengals do a solid job against opposing receivers. Bench these players in Week 11.