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Cole Kmet start or sit: Week 11 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Cole Kmet ahead of the Bears Week 11 matchup against the Lions.

Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet (85) runs after a catch against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter at Soldier Field.  Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet will match up with the Detroit Lions in Week 11. Kmet has had a stellar fourth season in the NFL. It will be interesting to see if his heavy involvement in the offense continues as Justin Fields returns. Kmet was a strong safety option that Tyson Agent relied upon frequently.

Fantasy Football analysis: Bears TE Cole Kmet

Kmet has 46 receptions for 419 yards and five touchdowns. In the three games that Fields has been out, Kmet has 21 receptions for 171 yards and two touchdowns. He’s really seemed to be breaking through this season and looks well worth the four-year, $50 million contract Chicago signed him to in the offseason.

Start or sit in Week 11 PPR leagues?

Kmet should start in all fantasy football PPR leagues this week. The Lions are allowing 17 standard points per game to tight ends which is the most in the NFL. Regardless of Fields taking over, Kmet should continue to get his targets. He can make plays with whoever at quarterback and Fields is a better thrower of the football than Bagent.

Start or sit in Week 11 standard leagues?

He should also start in all standard leagues. It would not surprise me to see Kmet find himself in the end zone this week. In Fields’ first game back, I would expect to see some simple plays drawn up for their passing game. Some underneath passes and designed tight end screens to let Kmet make plays. Also, watch for Fields to throw it up to Kmet if he’s in one or one coverage.

Player(s) you would start ahead of Cole Kmet

Kmet is listed as the No. 12 tight end on FantasyPros rankings. One tight end listed near him in rankings that I would start over him is David Njoku. With Watson out, the Browns' passing game will become more tentative and that’s where you can expect to see Njoku given a lot of short passes with the opportunity to pick up a ton of YAC.