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Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 11: Quarterbacks

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. All starts and sits are based on standard scoring leagues. Obvious fantasy starters like Aaron Rodgers and Marshawn Lynch will not be featured. For your final lineup decisions, check our lineup rankings.

Byes: Baltimore, Dallas, Jacksonville, N.Y. Jets

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Stafford got back on track last week (with the return of Calvin Johnson), scoring 19.9 fantasy points in a win over the Miami Dolphins. This week he faces the Cardinals, who have surrendered 350-plus passing yards to two of the last three quarterbacks they've faced at home. Look for Stafford to shine in this NFC clash.

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Much like Captain Edward John Smith, I am going down with the Titanic (or this case, Kaepernick). Despite some good matchups, he's failed to score 15 fantasy points in each of his last three games. Still, can you pass him up against the Giants? Their defense has been shredded by quarterbacks, so keep the faith with Kaepernick.

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Cutler was brutal in the stat sheets last week in a loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field, which has been his personal house of horrors. I look for him to rebound this week at home, where he'll face a Vikings team that has allowed multiple touchdown passes (eight total) to quarterbacks in three of their last four road contests.

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It's tough to trust Ryan on the road, and you shouldn't do it unless you are devoid of other quarterback options. He's a good play based on the matchup, though, as the Panthers have allowed an average of 18.75 fantasy points per game to signal-callers. Carolina has also allowed 19 touchdown passes, which is tied for third-most.

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Griffin III, who is still a free agent in plenty of leagues, is worth a roll of the dice if you're in need at quarterback. That's due in large part to a matchup against the Buccaneers, who have allowed an average of over 21 fantasy points per game to home quarterbacks so far in 2014. That includes a combined 10 touchdown passes.

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Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. Have a burning question on anything fantasy related? Tweet it to @Michael_Fabiano or send a question via Facebook!

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