Fantasy Football Week 11: What to watch for

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The two top teams in the league will meet as both come off their bye week. A delightful matchup awaits in this Super Bowl rematch where the bones of both 2022 teams remain but several critical areas of transition have emerged.

From a fantasy football matchup perspective, those winds of change have blown through opposite sides of the ball for Kansas City and Philadelphia.

Biggest Storyline: Is the Eagles defense a real issue? The pass rush is still a strength of the roster. They rank third in quarterback hits this season, behind two teams who haven’t gone on bye yet. Despite that result, the Eagles defense is 19th in EPA per dropback allowed. That shows they have real issues covering on the back end, as Darius Slay and James Bradberry aren’t the same dynamic duo at corner this season. The middle-of-the-field coverage has been an issue all season. Not ideal with Travis Kelce on the ledger.

Stat you need to know

When the play is perfectly covered, how often do QBs either 1) run for positive EPA or 2) engineer a throw into an open window. The sum of these 2 is what we’ll call “create rate” (X axis)

All the credit to @greerreNFL for this great idea

— Jrfortgang (@throwthedamball) November 14, 2023

I love this chart because it shows how much Patrick Mahomes has had to create outside the structure of the offense this season. He doesn’t trust what’s in front of him and it’s hard to blame him. With the way Philly rushes the passer, I can see Mahomes breaking contain on some big scrambles. His rushing prop is a mere 25.5 yards and I like the over.

Player in a smash spot: Rashee Rice. The Chiefs rookie has run 58% of his routes from the slot this season, per Fantasy Points Data. I’d like to see him expand his role further but this is an excellent matchup to exploit for Week 11 since, as mentioned, the Eagles’ pass defense has been exploitable…

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Publish date : 2023-11-17 18:09:52

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