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NFL Fantasy Football Advice: Start and Sits for Week 11

With bye weeks rolling in, many of you avid fantasy football players will be searching the waiver wire for bye week replacements as you prepare your lineups for Week 11. Here is some (hopefully) helpful advice ahead of the weekends action.

On-fire Nick Foles takes on the woeful Washington Redskins defense today
On-fire Nick Foles takes on the woeful Washington Redskins defense today
Brian Bahr

Teams on the bye: Dallas Cowboys, St Louis Rams

Notable players on the bye: QB Tony Romo. RB DeMarco Murray, Zac Stacy. WR Dez Bryant, Tavon Austin, Terrance Williams, Miles Austin, Chris Givens. TE Jason Witten, Jared Cook. K Dan Bailey, Greg Zuerlein.

Start: QB Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Foles has been  the top scoring quarterback in fantasy football the past couple of weeks, and that trend is set too continue against a Washington Redskins defense who are very poor against the pass.

Sit: QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Only sit Brady if you have a quality backup or have been able to pick up Nick Foles off the waiver wire in recent weeks. Despite the Patriots getting healthy on offense, they take on the consensus number one defense in the NFL in the Carolina Panthers.

Start: RB Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos

The Broncos are going to be running the ball a little more than normal against the Chiefs, not only because Peyton Manning is a little banged up, but the Chiefs are surprisingly poor against the run, allowing 5.0 yards per carry on the season.

Sit: RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars

MJD is up against the stout Arizona Cardinals defense, who are one of the best in the league against the run. Although he has been running hard in recent weeks and been a decent scorer, this match-up isn't a good one.

Start: WR Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles

If you have managed to snag Cooper off the waiver wire, kudos to you my friend. One of the top scoring wideouts since Nick Foles became the starter, Cooper has become the number one target in Philly, and takes on the Redskins defense, who, as mentioned, are poor against the pass.

Sit: WR Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

The health status of Roddy White is still unknown despite him playing in recent weeks. White will likely draw double-coverage a lot of the game, or at least be shadowed by Darelle Revis, which isn't a good thing for fantasy owners.

Start: TE Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins

Emerging as RG3's most reliable target, Reed has been the top scorer in fantasy of all tight ends over the last month (outside of Jimmy Graham) and a game against the Eagles secondary should bring a double-digit game.

Sit: TE Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons

Getting injured last week and not fully recovering means Tony is not 100% heading into this game against the Buccaneers, who are tough against tight ends.

And if you are really struggling for a tight end this week...

Start: TE Rob Housler, Arizona Cardinals

Coming off his best game as a Cardinal last week, Housler is seeing more looks from the tight end position, despite Jake Ballard being in the mix. The Cards face the Jags this week who won last week, but it takes nothing away from their defense stinking. Housler is a true sleeper option if you're desperate!