2021 Fantasy Football Sleeper Quarterbacks Week 11: He’s Back

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We’re through ten weeks of the fantasy football season and into week eleven, meaning that we have just four weeks left in the fantasy football regular season. If you’re reading this, then congratulations on making it this far with something to worry about! Also, sorry about your roster struggles. This week, we have three sleeper quarterbacks for your perusal. To make the list of sleeper quarterbacks, a player must be available in at least 50% of leagues. For deeper leagues, we provide one player available in at least 90% of leagues. Now, onto the week eleven fantasy football sleeper quarterbacks (had to get one more SEO hit in there, sorry).

Mac Jones at Atlanta (39% rostered—Thursday Night Football)

Now, there’s a chance you’ll miss this one before it matters. If that’s the case, feel free to pivot to lesser players with decent matchups (Daniel Jones at Tampa Bay, Trevor Lawrence versus San Francisco). But, Mac Jones is in a great position to score a bunch of fantasy points this week. Jones hasn’t been prolific lately, but he has been very efficient. He has a 6% touchdown rate over the last five games and capped off last week by completing 82% of his passes and tossing three touchdowns. He’s not putting up eye-popping stats, but his ball placement on throws took a step forward against the Browns last week.

This week, he gets a Falcons’ pass defense that allows the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, allowing 26 fantasy points to Dak Prescott last week and two passing touchdowns to Trevor Siemian the week before. Only Sam Darnold vomiting all over himself prevented me from saying “the Falcons allowed multiple touchdowns to every quarterback since their bye.” Back in week seven, Tua tossed four touchdowns against them. The Falcons are bad in basically every facet of the game, and that makes Mac Jones a decent spot start.

Cam Newton versus Washington (34% rostered)

Cam Newton kicked down the door on the league, literally screaming “I’M BACK!” en route to scoring a pair of touchdowns on four pass attempts and three rush attempts. Cam may or may not be cooked, but he’s brought a complete lift to the Carolina Panthers last week, with Christian McCaffrey even figuring out how to emote. Cam Newton spent last season in New England, where, ironically, Mac Jones replaced him. In his time with New England, he finished as a top-12 QB half the time. That makes him well worth a look this year after resting for the first nine weeks of the season.

Washington had Tom Brady’s number last week, but don’t confuse that with them having a good defense, especially in the wake of losing star defensive lineman Chase Young for the season last week. The Football Team’s given up the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this year, yielding an astounding two full points per game more than the #2 team (Kansas City) to quarterbacks. And without Chase Young, quarterbacks should have no problem tearing this team apart.

Tyrod Taylor at Tennessee (5% rostered)

Tyrod Taylor managed just 8.9 fantasy points on 43 pass attempts last week, so I understand if you don’t want to lean into the Houston signal-caller this week. But, that was his first game back after a six game absence, and it’s worth noting that his first 44 pass attempts produced over 40 fantasy points in weeks one and two. So, there’s that.

This week, Taylor gets the Titans, and this has more to do with them than him. The Titans allow the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks on the season, yielding 20.5 fantasy points per contest against them. They’ve given up good days to normal streamers like Trevor Siemian, Carson Wentz, Trevor Lawrence, and Zach Wilson. That gives me hope for Tyrod Taylor, and his preferred target: Brandin Cooks.

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