Fantasy WR Rankings Week 11 Who to start

  • We're inching closer to the fantasy football playoffs, and our preseason speculation has come true -- there are always a lot of viable options at wide receiver. This week, though, a lot of those "viable options" are guys who have disappointed for some or all of the season. That might cause you to scoff at our Week 11fantasy WR rankings, but it's important to remember that, thanks to matchups, injuries and usage trends, each week brings a new set of sleepers and potential busts.Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins are back from bye, but we lose Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, Odell Beckham Jr., Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, and Courtland Sutton. Again, the position is deep enough to survive a two-team bye -- even when those two teams have several solid receivers between them.WEEK 11 STANDARD RANKINGS: | | | | As always, a few studs have tough matchups, but guys like Justin Jefferson (vs. Packers), Adam Thielen (vs. Packers), Ja'Marr Chase (@ Raiders), and Diontae Johnson (@ Chargers) remain must-starts (regardle s of the Steelers' QB situation). Michael Pittman (@ Bills) and Hunter Renfrow (vs. Bengals) are tougher calls, but it's difficult to sit either, especially in PPR leagues.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: | | | | | Brandon Aiyuk (@ Jaguars), A.J. Green and Christian Kirk (@ Seahawks), Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay (@ Buccaneers), Rashod Bateman (@ Bears), DeVonta Smith (vs. Saints), and Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson (vs. Ravens) have been firmly on the start-or-sit bubble most weeks this season. but each has a matchup with a bottom-10 defense in fantasy points per game allowed to wideouts, so get them in your lineups. Of course, Shepard's health will need to be monitored.WEEK 11 FANTASY: | | Going a little deeper, Michael Gallup (@ Chiefs), Robby Anderson (@ Washington), Marcus Johnson (vs. Texans), Jamal Agnew and Marvin Jones (vs. 49ers), Jakobi Meyers (@ Falcons), and Elijah Moore and Jamison Crowder (vs. Dolphins) warrant consideration this week with favorable matchups. None of those guys are sure things, but if you're in a bind, they feel like decent options to roll the dice with. Meyers and Agnew are better suited for PPR, though.WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS: | | Ru sell Gage (vs. Patriots) has let us down plenty this year, and we're not loving his chances against the New England defense, The same thing can be said for Tyler Boyd (@ Raiders) and Marquez Callaway (@ Eagles). Tre'Quan Smith and Deonte Harris actually have more appeal than Callaway right now despite his TD last week. Obviously, there's a point where you might have to play one of these guys, but overall, they're suboptimal options. That also applies to Allen Lazard (@ Vikings) and T.Y. Hilton (@ Bills).WEEK 11 DFS: | | It's worth noting Van Jefferson still has sneaky value moving forward. The Rams are on a bye, but with Robert Woods (knee) out for the year, Jefferson won't be completely minimized by the addition of Odell Beckham Jr. You should always be planning for the future in addition to the current week at this time of year, so pay attention to target trends and take advantage of potential drops by desperate teams.Note: We'll be updating these WR rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes and analysis. RankPlayer1Davante Adams, GB @ MIN2Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. IND3A.J. Brown, TEN vs. HOU4Tyreek Hill, KC vs. DAL5Deebo Samuel, SF @ JAX6CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ KC7Brandin Cooks, HOU @ TEN8Mike Evans, TB vs. NYG9Ja'Marr Chase, CIN @ LV10Terry McLaurin, WAS @ CAR11DK Metcalf, SEA vs. ARI12DeVonta Smith, PHI vs. NO.Call us crazy, but we're ranking Smith as a high-end WR1 in a favorable matchup with New Orleans. The Saints will likely shut down the run, so Philadelphia will have to open up their offense. When they do that, Smith should benefit from a matchup with the fourth-worst defense against fantasy WRs. We're calling a career game for the rookie under these conditions. He was a top-six WR in Week 10, so it's not far-fetched.13D.J. Moore, CAR vs. WAS.We'll have to see how Moore does in a full game with Cam Newton at the helm, but Washington gives up the second-most fantasy points per game to WRs, so he's a must-start, despite the uncertainty. He's still the No. 1 here, but a lot of his pa sing work has been outsourced to Christian McCaffrey, so we don't view him as a WR1 right now. It's worth noting Robby Anderson showed a little life in his first game this year without Sam Darnold, so he's a risky streaming consideration.14Keenan Allen, LAC vs. PIT.Allen has returned to being the undisputed No. 1 WR in LA, as he's drawn an average of 12 targets over the past three weeks. The Steelers are often viewed as a tough matchup at all positions, but they were actually a bottom-10 defense against fantasy WRs heading into Week 10. That said, Allen remains a must-start. It looks like Mike Williams has come back to earth, but he's still viewed as a low-end WR2 in this favorable matchup.15Chris Godwin, TB vs. NYG.The Tampa Bay receivers are must-starts all season long, and the Giants are a middle-of-the-pack defense against fantasy WRs. Godwin was disappointing against Washington, Evans' day was saved by a touchdown, and Antonio Brown was inactive. Coming off two straight lo ses, surely Tom Brady and the Bucs will round back into form.16Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. GB.Jefferson had his best game of the season against the Chargers, catching nine-of-11 targets 143 yards. Heading into that matchup, Los Angeles was a top-five defense against fantasy WRs, so maybe we're seeing the beginning of a stellar run for Jefferson. If he goes off this week against a top-eight team against WRs (Green Bay), he'll be back as a set-in-stone WR1. Adam Theilen has clearly taken the back seat to Jefferson, but seven touchdowns this season and a double-digit target ceiling make him a must-start. Just know he could be limited by the tough matchup more than Jefferson.17Rashod Bateman, BAL @ CHI18Emmanuel Sanders, BUF vs. IND.Sanders caught just two pa ses in Week 10, but he did rush for 24 yards. Of course, it was another disappointing week for him, but the game script should be more favorable against a decent Colts' team. Indianapolis gave up the fifth-most fantasy points to WRs leading up to Week 10, so look for Sanders