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Fantasy Football Week 11 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Wide Receivers

Courtland Sutton, Broncos

The NFL season continues to dwindle down with Week 10 coming to a close on Monday night. Before examining the matchups in Week 11, there were quite a few wide receivers who stood out among the rest in fantasy football.

While most people were expecting Michael Thomas to lead all wide receivers in fantasy points, Christian Kirk and Darius Slayton came out of nowhere. Kirk finished Week 10 with 138 yards and three scores as he led all wideouts with 37.8 points.

At the same time, the rookie for the New York Giants had 34.1 points as he caught 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns. After seeing the two young wide receivers perform well in Week 10, who could be the next receivers to do the same this week in fantasy football?

All of the picks in this article are based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues. Provided that, here are the wide receivers to start and sit in fantasy football in Week 11.

WRs to Start in Week 11

Bills’ John Brown (vs. Dolphins): While the Buffalo Bills aren’t known to throw the ball, their most consistent option at wide receiver is John Brown. Brown has scored double-digit fantasy points in eight of the nine games he’s played in.

The speedy pass-catcher will look to continue his impressive season versus the Miami Dolphins in Week 11. Back in Week 7, Brown had success against this Dolphins defense with 19.3 points.

Patriots’ Mohamed Sanu (vs. Eagles): When the New England Patriots traded for Mohamed Sanu, everyone was uncertain about what his role would be. The veteran receiver responded by catching 10 passes for 81 yards and a score en route to a 24.3-point performance in Week 9.

Sanu is beginning to look comfortable in New England’s offense and he will get a chance to thrive once again versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Philadelphia’s defense has allowed an average of 39.2 points per game to WRs (eighth-most in the NFL).

Broncos’ Courtland Sutton (vs. Vikings): The Denver Broncos traded Emmanuel Sanders before the NFL trade deadline, which gave Courtland Sutton an increased workload. As a result, the SMU product has combined for 27.5 points in his past two games.

Sutton should carry his momentum over into Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings’ defense has surprisingly given up 149 receptions and 15 touchdowns to opposing WRs (both are most in the NFL).

Other QBs to Start: Bengals’ Tyler Boyd (vs. Raiders), Panthers’ D.J. Moore (vs. Falcons), Ravens’ Marquise Brown (vs. Texans), Redskins’ Terry McLaurin (vs. Jets)

WRs to Sit in Week 11

Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery (vs. Patriots): After scoring 23.6 points in Week 6 against the Vikings, Alshon Jeffery has seen his production decline. As a matter of fact, over his last three games, Jeffery has combined for only 23.8 points.

This year, it has become a common theme to avoid playing wide receivers versus the Patriots and for good reason. New England’s formidable defense has surrendered one touchdown to WRs so far (fewest in the NFL).

Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald (vs. 49ers): As expected, Larry Fitzgerald was finally able to get back on track in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The ageless receiver hauled in eight receptions for 71 yards for a total of 15.1 points.

Unfortunately, Fitzgerald will have a hard time replicating his performance this week versus the San Francisco 49ers. When the Arizona Cardinals and 49ers faced one another two weeks ago, Fitzgerald finished with only 7.8 fantasy points.

Rams’ Robert Woods (vs. Bears): When the season began, everyone anticipated being able to start all of the wide receivers on the Los Angeles Rams. However, Robert Woods has scored fewer than 10 points in three out of his past five games.

Given that, it’s tough to expect him to produce much when he faces the Chicago Bears in Week 11. The Bears’ defense has only given up four touchdowns to WRs (tied for second-fewest in the NFL).