Fabiano’s Fantasy Focus: Week Eleven, Volume I

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Every week during the season NFL Network and NFL.com Senior Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano joins Sports360AZ.com’s Brad Cesmat to share his insight on building and developing your fantasy team for success.

Here are some hi-lights from our most recent conversation (November 11th) with the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Hall of Famer.

Which LA team, Chargers or Rams, do you view as more of a fantasy liablity? It’s honestly more the Rams. I don’t know what happened to Cooper Kupp. It was a weird game. And another thing: Drew Brees? How does he score 10 points against the Atlanta Falcons? That defense is trash. The Saints scored nine points in that game. Saquon Barkley: I had to do a double-take. 13 carries for one yard? It was very strange.”

Do you see OBJ as a WR1 and does he still need to be in my lineup every week? No [but] all you can do is play him. You can try to trade him. You’re not gonna get much in return right now but the good thing is Baker forced him the ball and had a lot of targets [Sunday]. But outside of Nick Chubb the offensive has been unreliable for fantasy owners, let’s put it that way. But all you can do is play him every week and hope things get better.”

What does Devonta Freeman’s injury in Atlanta mean for Brian Hill? He’s probably going to be the most added player off the waiver wire this week. He showed flashes this week. It was a small sample size but Carolina’s defense is bad against the run. Hill potentially comes in as a featured back, unless Atlanta goes out and signs somebody. He’s going to be a very viable fantasy starter in week 11.”

What are your thoughts on Darius Slayton who had a big game Sunday against the Jets? Here’s the issue with me: they’re on a bye coming up. Evan Engram is going to be back. Sterling Shepard is gonna be closer to coming back and then you have Golden Tate who’s been elite. If this was a situation where the Giants aren’t playing next week, then yeah, Slayton would be a guy you pick up off the wire but I don’t think I’ll put a claim for him. I won’t be able to use him next week and by the time the Giants are back, there’s a chance his targets will dwindle once the Giants get back on the field in week 12.”

Let’s stay on Tate. Is he an every week starter now even though the Giants are on bye this week? “Yeah, he’s an “every week” guy. Ever since he’s come back from suspension, Daniel Jones has shown a propensity to throw to the slot. Tate has been a tremendous add off the waiver wire.”

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