Two of the worst teams in the NFL are set to face off in Week 11, as the winless New York Jets will travel to take on the 2-7 Los Angeles Chargers. New York has gotten embarrassed quite a bit this season while Los Angeles hasn’t lost by more than a score this year. I think the Jets will continue to lead in the race for Trevor Lawrence after this matchup.
Sam Darnold is expected to miss yet another game with shoulder pain this weekend, and that doesn’t bode well for the lowest-scoring team in the NFL. Joe Flacco filled in valiantly against the New England Patriots but competing will be harder on the road. New York’s porous secondary could have a hard time containing one of the NFL’s more consistent passing attacks.
The Chargers haven’t been particularly good at stopping teams from scoring either but have Justin Herbert’s dynamic arm and Keenan Allen’s excellent route running at their disposal. Weapons like Mike Williams and Hunter Henry are also equipped to thrive in this game. If Los Angeles manages to not implode on defense, this game is in the bag.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 22
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Breshad Perriman, WR, $4,300
Perriman had his coming out party against the Patriots and caught five passes for 101 yards and two scores. The Chargers will look to key in on Jamison Crowder, but Perriman’s speed gives him just as much big-play potential on long balls. Perriman is cheap and could be just as effective as his team’s WR1.
Joe Flacco, QB, $5,500
While Los Angeles is a top 10 team against wide receivers on DraftKings, it ranks 27th against quarterbacks. New York has gotten little to no production from running backs so it will have to rely on Flacco getting going through the air.
Justin Herbert, QB, $6,800
Herbert is averaging 291 passing yards and two touchdown passes per game and will be up against a Jets defense that’s given up the sixth-most passing yards in the NFL. He has enough quality pass catchers to light New York up on his home turf and could come close to matching his spectacular Week 7 showing against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Keenan Allen, WR, $7,400
Allen only trails Stefon Diggs and Allen Robinson in targets and has caught a touchdown pass in three straight games. He’s averaging more than 10 targets per game and is flirting with a 70 percent catch rate. His floor is high and he could have a ceiling game against this defense.