Von Miller is set to score big in Week 11
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With that being said, let’s dive into some start/sit advice for this week.
After playing just 39-of-57 snaps in Week 3, Rob Ninkovich took a tumble down rankings, partly because Jabaal Sheard was gaining traction in the New England schemes, but Ninkovich has retained his role as a key contributor and starter. Since then he’s played 85.8 percent of snaps, and recorded two sacks, six hits and 15 hurries. I’m recommending him as a Week 11 start as the perception on Ninkovich doesn’t seem to match reality, and his value is being suppressed. He’s a top-end DL2 this week.
The Bears have been one of the best matchups for pass rushers this season, and the Broncos have been the league’s top pass rushing unit. That’s a very enticing proposition for owners of Von Miller, as although he only has five sacks this season, his 12 hits (third highest in the league) and 32 hurries (fifth highest) show he’s still one of the league’s elite edge threats. Miller hasn’t had a standout fantasy game yet this season, and with Brock Osweiler scheduled to start this week, the Broncos will likely be leaning on their defense to protect their young quarterback by putting the game out of the Bears reach. I like Von Miller as a LB2 this week.
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