Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown for fantasy football Week 11! We will review each of the outside matchups, as well as my 10 favorite matchups in the slot. Then, below the charts in this article, I break down my five absolute favorite matchups to use for DFS purposes. The fantasy playoffs are right around the corner, and lineup decisions are tougher and more important every week. We will help you make those choices. This article is also critical for fantasy football DFS players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. Follow me on Twitter (@fightingchance) as well!


NFL Week 11 WR-CB Matchup Report

Left WR vs Right CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDK / FD $CornerbackOppMatchup
DeAndre HopkinsARI Charvarious WardSFSafe
Even without Kyler Murray the Cardinals array of quarterbacks knew where their bread was buttered and he finished with ten catches on 14 targets for 98 yards in Week 10. He is just the man on this offense, and although the Cards ran it more last week but I do think that was because of the backup quarterback situation. I do expect Kyler Murray back this week and that should help the Cardinals offense big time. The 49ers defense though is swarming and while I don't expect them to shut Hopkins down, he could fall short of another huge game. He is never someone you sit in season long leagues and on the Monday night showdown slate he is always a dynamite choice if you can work in the high salary.
Drake LondonATL$5100 / $5700Jaylon JohnsonCHIRisky
He had his best game since Week 3 with five catches for 38 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night against the Panthers. His five catches were his most since Week 2 and his touchdown was his first in seven weeks. He does have five targets or more in three straight weeks, but it isn’t amounting to any sort of fantasy production. London continues to belong on fantasy benches or waiver wires even against a less than stellar Bears secondary.
Devin DuvernayBAL$5000 / $6000Donte JacksonCARRisky
The Ravens passing game is absolutely pathetic, especially with Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews out. Andrews should return this week, but Bateman is done for the season which kind of makes Duvernay the top receiver on the team. He had just one catch on one target last week for five whopping yards. He hasn’t had a receiving touchdown since Week 3 and only has seven rushing attempts on the season. The Panthers secondary is sketchy for sure, but it is impossible to trust this keystone kops operation that is the Ravens receiving room with Lamar Jackson also struggling to throw the ball at quarterback. Leave Duvernay on your waiver wire unless you are completely desperate.
Stefon DiggsBUF$8300 / $9400Denzel WardCLESafe
Well it turns out that Josh Allen was fine after all and in a heavyweight bout in Buffalo last Sunday Diggs had 12 catches for 128 yards on 16 targets against the Vikings. It was his sixth 100-yard game of the season, and his third with double digit catches. With Allen's elbow out of question now, Diggs fantasy value is unquestioned. The Browns secondary started out well, but is starting to fail and was crushed by Tua and the Dophins passing attack last week and I see the Bills having a huge day passing the ball. Diggs is having one of the best season's of any receiver in the league and is a dynamite choice in both season long and DFS contests for Week 11.
DJ MooreCAR$5700 / $6700Marcus PetersBALRisky
The weather wasn’t ideal last Thursday as the Panthers dealt with the remnants of Hurricane Nicole as he finished with four catches for 29 yards and the second straight horrific disappointment after a couple of really strong weeks. It just shows that the Panthers offense had a couple of strong weeks but it was mostly a mirage as they were unable as they have turned back into a pumpkin the past couple of weeks. I expect Carolina to struggle to move the ball too much in Week 11 against the Ravens and look for Moore to come up with less than ten fantasy points in the game.
Darnell MooneyCHI$5400 / $6000Rashad FentonATLSafe
While the Bears offense played well again, it was more of the Justin Fields show with a co-starring by Cole Kmet of all people! He didn't have a terrible game with four catches for 57 yards, but had just four targets. The Bears have proven that their offense is no longer a joke and Mooney is still their top receiver regardless of his lack of usage in Week 10. The Falcons secondary allows 280 yards per game through the air and among the most passing touchdowns in the league. I trusted Mooney last week and this matchup against Atlanta is even better than Carolina. He is a must-start in season long leagues and I can see him being a viable DFS option again this week.
Tee HigginsCIN$7100 / $7600Akhello WitherspoonPITSafe
It has been an up and down season for Higgins and the Bengals and the offense certainly has struggled some without Ja’Marr Chase. Higgins hasn’t had a 100-yard game since Week 4, but he did have five or more catches in three of the last four weeks before the team’s bye. The Steelers secondary has allowed the most passing touchdowns in the league so far this season, and Higgins should be the biggest beneficiary of this. He had just two catches for 27 yards against them in Week 1, but I feel like neither of these teams resemble the teams they were in Week 1. Higgins is going to be a major player in Week 11 and is a great start in both season long and DFS contests.
Amari CooperCLE$6400 / $7200Tre'Davious WhiteBUFModerate
He's had a fine season for the most part, but there have been some duds along the way for Cooper, and Week 10 was one of those as he had just three catches for 32 yards on just three targets. It was Donovan Peoples-Jones who was the main target against the Dolphins. There's only two more games with Jacoby Brissett before the quarterback play likely gets a lot better. The Bills secondary is still dealing with several injuries and we will have to see if White is able to return this week. He is surely going to be rusty as he hasn't played yet this season and Cooper is still a start in season long leagues.
CeeDee LambDAL$7500 / $8100Patrick PetersonMINModerate
He is on a heck of a roll right now as he had 11 catches for 150 yards and two scores in Week 10 and now has three straight games with 70+ yards and three touchdowns in the last two weeks. He will have Patrick Peterson on him who had two interceptions last week, but Stefon Diggs still had a huge game and the Vikings secondary is dealing with injury problems. The game is indoors so it should be a high scoring track meet. Lamb is once again an elite DFS option and a must-start in season long leagues.
Courtland SuttonDEN$6000 / $7000Rock Ya-SinLVSafe
He had his best game in over a month with six catches for 66 yards and his 11 targets were his most since Week 5. It certainly was helped by the fact that Jerry Jeudy left the game in the first quarter, and it is unlikely that he plays this week. I would have thought it would have been a better game without Jeudy and against Tennessee, but the good news is that the Broncos actually play a worse pass defense in Week 11 against the Raiders. Vegas has allowed 17 passing touchdowns in nine games and Sutton is a bit of a long shot for DFS games but definitely should be in your season long lineups.
Kalif RaymondDET$4500 / $5300Adoree JacksonNYGRisky
He was tied for the second most targets on the team, but that target level was sadly only three. After Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jared Goff just spread the ball around and there was no one else fantasy relevant against the Bears. The assignment gets even tougher next week against the Giants who have allowed only ten passing touchdowns in nine weeks and only about 215 passing yards per game. Raymond belongs on fantasy waiver wires.
Allen LazardGB Kristian FultonTENModerate
He had a tough matchup against the Cowboys but it turned out more that teammate Christian Watson more stopped him from producing as Lazard finished with just three catches for 45 yards. The Packers passing game is fairly anemic although Rodgers managed some big plays on Sunday. Lazard is still the more reliable option with the higher floor, and the Titans secondary is pretty damn awful. I definitely don't hate Lazard as an option for the Thursday DFS games and I think he is a strong start for your Week 11 seasonal lineups.
Brandin CooksHOU$5400 / $6100Kendall FullerWASModerate
He played in Week 10 after sitting out the previous week seemingly pouting after not being traded and Cooks finished with four catches for 47 yards in a game where the Texans threw for over 300 yards. He was targeted seven times which was encouraging, but he wasn't involved in the game plan until the second half. Cooks has all the talent in the world, but it just hasn't translated to production this season. He has a pillow soft matchup against the Commanders this week, but you would have to have guts of steel to play him in DFS games. Even though he has been a disappointment he is still a very strong start in season long leagues.
Michael Pittman Jr.IND$6100 / $6700Darius SlayPHIModerate
Well I asked for them to bring back Matt Ryan last week and new coach Jeff Saturday delivered. Pittman still wasn't great with just 53 yards, however, he was targeted nine times and did have seven catches so those of you in full-PPR leagues weren't completely let down. Of course, that was against one of the worst secondaries in football in the Raiders and they now face the best secondary in Philadelphia coming off a bye. I do like Pittman but you should only start him as a flex and you should look at all options before making that call.
Kadarius ToneyKC Asante SamuelLACModerate
It could have been more but you have to love seeing his role in his second game with the Chiefs as he had four catches for 57 yards and two rushes for 33 yards with a receiving touchdown. It certainly seems like the Chiefs are enamored with his abilities and look to exploit his talents in all facets of the offense. His touchdown he hopped down the sideline, but honestly it was for dramatic effect because no one was near him. His production could have been helped by JuJu Smith-Schuster's injury, but that could easily blend into Week 11 as Smith-Schuster took a really tough hit and suffered a concussion. Toney is a really solid choice in both DFS and season long leagues and is an even better option if Juju is out for Week 11.
Davante AdamsLV$8700 / $8500Patrick SurtainDENSafe
Despite however awful the Raiders offense is, we can't blame Adams. Outside of Week 8 when he was sick he has been on an absolute tear. He had nine catches for 126 yards and a score in Week 10 against the tough Colts secondary and now has 95+ yards in five of the last six games he has played in. The Broncos secondary is very tough, but Adams had nine catches for 101 yards against them in Week 4 and that was when Denver still had Ronald Darby. He is on fire right now and has 31 targets in the last two weeks I love Adams in both season long and DFS lineups for Week 11.
Joshua PalmerLAC#N/AJosh WilliamsKCSafe
After two straight solid games, Palmer disappointed in Week 10 as he had just three catches on eight targets for 44 yards against a strong 49ers secondary. The Chargers offense never really got started and Justin Herbert was under pressure all night. He had just four catches for 30 yards in Week 2 against the Chiefs but both Mike Williams and Keenan Allen were healthy in that one and I expect both to miss this game. Palmer should continue to be a huge part of the offense, and the Chiefs allow the most passing touchdowns in the league. Look for Palmer to be a great option in both season long and DFS contests for Week 11.
Allen Robinson IILAR$5600 / $6600Marshon LattimoreNOModerate
The Rams were dealing with a backup quarterback, but even with Cooper Kupp missing much of the game Robinson still only ended up with four catches for 44 yards in Week 10. I would expect Matthew Stafford to return this week which theoretically helps Robinson, and Kupp going on IR helps him even more. Robinson becomes a guy that many fantasy players will hope can ressurect his value while Kupp is out, but it remains to be seen. I feel like if he can't do it now, he is never going to again in his career. I am not confident enough for DFS purposes, but you gotta put him in there for season long leagues and hope for the best.
Justin JeffersonMIN$9100 / $9100Trevon DiggsDALSafe
This guy is on another planet! He had 10 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo in Week 10 and it was his second straight 100-yard game and second straight with a score. Outside of the 98 yard effort in Week 8 he has gone for triple digits in five of the last six. He has had five or more catches in every game but one and goes against Diggs who is an awesome corner but a guy who takes big chances and gets burned at times. Jefferson is a no doubter in both season long and DFS contests as he has been on an absolute heater for the last month and a half.
DeVante ParkerNE$4100 / $5200Sauce GardnerNYJSafe
He didn't play the week before the bye and didn't have a catch in Week 8, but Parker should be able to return for Week 11. He did have back-to-back games with over 60 yards in Week 6 and Week 7, but has only one touchdown this season and Mac Jones doesn't seem to run this offense with the thought of scoring many points. Gardner has been an absolute stud in his rookie season and Parker isn't even close to the fantasy radar in Week 11.
Chris OlaveNO$6800 / $6900Jalen RamseyLARRisky
You never know what Saints offense is going to show up and what seemed like a smash spot against a weak ass Steelers secondary the Saints top receiver finished with just three catches for 40 yards. He had topped 50 receiving yards in seven straight games, but it is hard to know what to expect from Olave. The Rams secondary is obviously top notch and you can probably do better than the rookie in DFS games but he will always be a start in season long contests.
Darius SlaytonNYG$5000 / $6300Jeff OkudahDETModerate
He had a season high with 95 yards with his second touchdown against the Texans in Week 10 and now gets a silky soft matchup against the Lions in Week 11. How will this passing game fare? I wish I had more faith in Daniel Jones and I could say that he would have a big game against the Lions, but honestly I don't think that he will have more than his usual 175-225 passing yards range. Slayton could be a sneaky DFS plays if you love to roll the dice but if you are a player like me he is more of a high-risk flex play in your season long lineups for Week 11.
Garrett WilsonNYJ$4900 / $6200Jonathan JonesNEModerate
While the Jets offense continues to falter, it is Garrett Wilson who is the only one who is carrying the load. He had eight catches against Buffalo before the bye and combined for 14 catches for 207 yards in the two games before their week off. He had six catches for 115 yards on seven targets in Week 8 against these same Patriots, so if you are going to trust anyone from the Jets, I have the most confidence in Wilson and he is a worthy starter in your fantasy lineups for Week 11 but I will also say that if he had a bust game that I also wouldn’t be surprised.
A.J. BrownPHI$8000 / $8400Stephon GilmoreINDSafe
He left the game early with an ankle injury, but managed to play most of the game. However, Brown had just one catch for seven yards, which crushed several people's dreams for a win on Monday night in their fantasy leagues. Early reports are that Brown will be ok for this week, and considering he finished the game on Monday I would say that will be accurate. The Colts secondary is giving up less than 200 passing yards per week and just 12 touchdowns through the air in ten games. I can't imagine they can hold the Eagles offense in check all day thought, and I can't find a week where I say Brown is not in DFS consideration. He is a stronger asset in seasonal leagues however, and you should definitely watch the practice reports to make sure he is ok.
Diontae JohnsonPIT$5800 / $6300Eli AppleCINModerate
The average play continues. Even in a week where the Steelers passing game wasn't that bad, Johnson still tallied just four catches for 63 yards and only had five targets. That was his second lowest target number of the season, and he still has not scored a touchdown this year. He did have seven catches for 55 yards against these Bengals in Week 1, but Mitch Trubisky was the quarterback then, and he was getting more volume. Johnson is still going to score you 8-11 fantasy points in a full-PPR league, and if that works in your lineup than give him a start and I hope you have long since forgotten him for DFS purposes.
Deebo SamuelSF Trayvon MullenARISafe
The 49ers offense didn't click well on Sunday night and Deebo finished with just two catches for 24 yards and surprisingly four carries for another 27 yards. I remember a number of weeks back that our own Britt Flinn had in her hot takes piece that Brandon Aiyuk would overtake Deebo for fantasy production and damn it she's been dead on! Samuel hasn't scored in three weeks, and with the 49ers having so many weapons on offense he isn't producing as much. Is it that the ball is being spread around or is it that the team is focused on keeping him healthy, or is he just in a rut? He should be able to break out of it some this week against Arizona who allows nearly 250 passing yards per game and the third most passing touchdowns all season. I feel like Deebo is too big of a risk for DFS purposes considering his salary but even in this funk you can't sit him for season long leagues.
Robert WoodsTEN$10200 / $8500Jaire AlexanderGBRisky
The good news is that Ryan Tannehill was back for the Titans. More good news is that Woods was targeted seven times in Week 10. More good news is that he had a better game than he did in Week 9. The bad news is he caught no passes in Week 9 so basically anything was better and Woods had only two catches for 10 yards against the Broncos. You thought I was setting up for something positive didn't you? Woods hasn't had 30 receiving yards in a game since Week 5 and it won't get any better this week against the Packers. I would stay away from him in both season long and even on the Thursday night showdown slate.
Terry McLaurinWAS$5900 / $7300Steven NelsonHOUModerate
Taylor Heinicke where have you been all season!?!?!?! McLaurin balled out again with Heinicke under center with eight catches for 128 yards on 11 targets against the boss Eagles secondary. That is now two 100-yard games in the last three and 19 catches over that span. McLaurin is averaging nine targets in the last four weeks. The Texans secondary isn't as good as the Eagles, but it is fairly stout and the Commanders will likely try to run a good deal. However, it is obvious that McLaurin is the number one option and it isn't even close. I don't think he is a bad option in DFS GPPs and he has become a must-start WR2 in season long leagues.
Right WR vs Left CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
A.J. GreenARI Deommodore LenoirSFRisky
Regardless of who is at quarterback likely won't matter much for Green who had two catches for 10 yards in Week 10. He has a small path to fantasy relevance with Zach Ertz done for the season, but I don't have a ton of confidence in this guy. He has only 12 catches all year and the Niners defense is solid. Could Green be a dart throw in the Monday night showdown slate? Sure I can see that if you are really trying to save some money, but even that might be a bit of a stretch.
Olamide ZaccheausATL$4000 / $5200Kindle VildorCHIRisky
Damiere Byrd had more catches and yards, but he and Zaccheaus were still targeted the same number of times and honestly neither is fantasy relevant over any stretch. Zaccheaus has 50+ yards only tice this season and has had more than three catches just twice this year. He also has just two touchdowns in 2022 and isn’t a fantasy asset for Week 11.
Demarcus RobinsonBAL$4000 / $5800Jaycee HornCARRisky
He had the second most targets in Week 9 before the team’s bye, but still had just one catch for 12 yards although he could have had a touchdown if Lamar Jackson could throw. Robinson has topped 30 yards just once all season and hasn’t scored since Week 2. The Panthers secondary is no great shakes, but the Ravens passing game is seriously struggling and this bum belongs on your waiver wire.
Gabe DavisBUF$6300 / $7100Martin EmersonCLEModerate
After a couple of really off games, Davis had one of his better efforts of the season with six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in Week 10. This was a game where the Bills threw more than other weeks, and I think that had some impact on the big game from Davis. He has been completely boom or bust and it has been about 50/50 in his production this season. The Browns secondary has been having a few sketchy weeks, and Josh Allen and the Bills could have a field day. I am not a huge proponent of Davis but I understand that this is a good spot for him to produce.
Terrace Marshall Jr.CAR$4400 / $5800Marlon HumphreyATLModerate
The weather might have been a factor, but I also think that we bought into the hype too much with the small blip of production that they had. Marshall had just one catch for 43 yards on Thursday against a pretty crappy Falcons secondary that has dealt with several injuries. I have a bad feeling that we are rolling back to the beginning of the season when Marshall and the Panthers offense was struggling and not Week 8 and Week 9 when Marshall was a receiver on the fantasy radar.
Chase ClaypoolCHI$4800 / $5600Darren HallATLRisky
The Bears offense has turned into the Justin Fields show which is very good for Fields fantasy value and not bad for the Bears as a team, but it isn't helping their receivers. In his second game with the team, Claypool was targeted just twice and caught one for eight yards. Against the Lions. Yuck. The matchup doesn't get any tougher this week against the Falcons, but Claypool is just not showing enough of a role on his new team to warrant fantasy consideration, especially with Byron Pringle back for the Bears.
Trent TaylorCIN$3000 / $4800William JacksonPITRisky
It really doesn’t matter who the other outside receiver is for the Bengals whether it be Taylor or Mike Thomas or Trent Irwin. None of them made an impact in Week 9 and none of them have really had an impact at any point this season and that is going to continue. The Bengals have two solid receivers and perhaps a tight end, but no other guy should be on your fantasy radar.
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE$4600 / $5900Dane JacksonBUFSafe
He continues to ball out and I hope you all continue to play his receiving yards props like our own Jon Impemba has been telling you for two months! Peoples-Jones led the team with 99 receiving yards against the Dolphins and is clearly becoming Jacoby Brissett's go-to guy, especially when opposing defenses clamp down on Amari Cooper. The Bills secondary is very good, but you don't need a lot from Peoples-Jones to get value from him. He is sneaking into WR3 territory as we approach Thanksgiving and actually is a pretty good low salary receiver for DFS contests these days.
Michael GallupDAL$5100 / $5600Akayleb EvansMINRisky
Yawn! It was another non-desript day for Gallup as he had just four catches for 35 yards despite being targeted a healthy seven times. It just doesn't appear to be happening this season for Gallup as he hasn't scored since Week 4 and just has left a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. The Vikings secondary is dealing with some injuries, but I still can't suggest using Gallup in any sort of fantasy league this week, barring a desperate situation.
Kendall HintonDEN$3600 / $5200Anthony AverettLVRisky
I am going to assume that KJ Hamler misses another game, but even if he doesn't will anyone notice? Hinton made the most of his absence and Jerry Jeudy's injury and recorded four catches for 62 yards last week against the Titans. The Broncos get another easy defense when they play the Raiders this week, but I think you would be chasing points if you target Hinton this week. He is a near minimum priced player in DFS contests, so that allure is there, but given the pathetic Broncos offense I would look in another direction.
Tom KennedyDET$3400 / $4700Fabian MoreauNYGRisky
The Lions offense did score 31 points last week, but the passing game all went to Amon-Ra St. Brown and then was spread around between a lot of other players. Even if Josh Reynolds is able to return next week I wouldn't trust him against a tough Giants secondary, and Kennedy is nowhere near the fantasy radar with or without Reynolds.
Christian WatsonGB$11100 / $10500Roger McCrearyTENModerate
Was this a breakout? After being injured or disappointing all season long, Watson had an amazing game with four catches on eight targets for 107 yards and three touchdowns! Watson profiled as a physically gifted receiver coming into the year but had a lot of trouble staying healthy. Is he set to take on a huge role with this team down the stretch? He gets a dream matchup against the Titans secondary that isn't that great and has several injuries. I am willing to trust Watson after one week as a bargain play in DFS and in season long leagues unless you are stacked at receiver.
Nico CollinsHOU$4100 / $5900Benjamin St. JusteWASModerate
With Brandin Cooks struggling and his motivation in question, Collins could be becoming the ttop receiver on this team. Not saying that is anything to write home about, but he did have five catches for 49 yards and a score on an impressive ten targets. The assignment gets much easier this week against the Commanders who very well might have the worst secondary in the NFL. It might be a bit of a sneaky play but I am going to have Collins in season long lineups where he is on my roster and I think he is also a strong bargain play for DFS GPP contests.
Alec PierceIND$3900 / $5400James BradberryPHIRisky
Matt Ryan's return seemed to help everyone on the Colts offense except Alec Pierce who had no catches on two targets. I still think there is plenty of room for him to finish the season strong if Matt Ryan remains quarterback, but it won't be this week against the Eagles who have one of the best defenses, and secondaries in the league. Matt Ryan is going to get swarmed and that won't leave much room for Pierce to be successful.
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKC Michael DavisLACModerate
With Mecole Hardman out and JuJu Smith-Schuster suffering a concussion, MVS showed up with three catches for 60 yards and a score against the Jags. If both of those guys miss Week 11 that could open up the door for Valdes-Scantling to have some fantasy value for the game, but if either one plays that puts him back on the bench for me. He had two catches for 13 yards against the Chargers back in Week 2, but Los Angeles has struggled with some injuries to their secondary and I think will have a hard time containing Mahomes.
Mack HollinsLV$4500 / $5400Damarri MathisDENRisky
No Hunter Renfrow, no Darren Waller, no help for Mack Hollins! He had six targets, but came down with just two of them for 18 yards. He has had three pretty good games this season, and then the rest left a lot to be desired. He had just three catches for 33 yards against the Broncos in Week 4 and I would expect similar production this week.
DeAndre CarterLAC Trent McDuffieKCModerate
That is now two straight weeks that Carter at least topped ten fantasy points in PPR scoring with no Mike Williams and no Keenan Allen. He had four catches for 64 yards and a score on Sunday night, although half of those yards did come on the touchdown grab. The Chargers are almost certain to be without their two big stud receivers again this week and the Chiefs secondary gives up a lot of touchdown passes. I don't feel good enough to start him in DFS contests, but Carter could be a sneaky nice flex play in a week where several good passing teams have the week off.
Van JeffersonLAR$4500 / $5600Paulson AdeboNORisky
He did have a touchdown, but it was essentially on the last play of the game when the outcome was already decided. In his third game of the season, Jefferson finally had his first reception. The Rams could be without Cooper Kupp which would surely open up something in the Rams offense for someone, but who or what? Who knows? Would they run more? They suck at that. Would they throw to other guys? Everyone else disappoints. The Saints secondary isn't very good, but I would still have a hard time trusting Jefferson so late in the season on any fantasy lineup.
Adam ThielenMIN$5500 / $6000Anthony BrownDALModerate
The Vikings scored 31 points and did a lot of damage through the air. Granted, Justin Jefferson crushed it in a major way, but T.J. Hockenson has been very involved since coming over and even K.J. Osborn was targeted 11 times against the Bills. Thielen didn't have a bad day with five catches for 49 yards on seven targets, but he's scored just twice all season and is only averaging less than five catches and 52 yards per game. He has a safe floor of 9-12 fantasy points, but you shouldn't expect more than that.
Tyquan ThorntonNE$3300 / $5500D.J. ReedNYJRisky
I love Thornton as a talent. He is a very speedy receiver with the chance to break away from the defense and make big plays, but he really couldn’t have landed in a worse spot with the uncreative Patriots offense that plods away and doesn’t seem to try to make big plays. He has just one catch in three straight weeks and hasn’t had more than 20 receiving yards since Week 6. He has just one touchdown this season, and while D.J. Reed isn’t the greatest corner, the Jets secondary has been pretty strong, and Thornton shouldn’t be trusted in Week 11.
Rashid ShaheedNO$3400 / $5200Troy HillLARRisky
Question mark? Who the hell knows who the other outside wideout for the Saints is. Marquez Callaway was inactive last week, Jarvis Landry is more of a slot guy and Tre'Quan Smith and Rashid Shaheed were barely moved. Can't see any of these guys making an impact this week so let's not waste time thinking about it.
Kenny GolladayNYG$3400 / $5200Jerry JacobsDETRisky
He is certainly heading towards one of the worst free agent contracts of all time as Golladay finally played for the Giants again, but as customary he didn't do squat. He was targeted twice and didn't come up with either one which makes sense on this very low powered passing attack. If you picked up Golladay hearing of his return, please kindly send him back to the waiver wire where he belongs.
Corey DavisNYJ$4200 / $5500Jalen MillsNEModerate
He had a few good games to start the season, but that was when Joe Flacco was quarterback and the Jets actually threw the ball to their wide receivers. He was injured for the last time the Jets and Patriots met, but he only had four catches in the three games before his injury and the Jets bye. I just don’t see New York having offensive success this week against New England, and even if they do, I don’t see it being enough success for two wide receivers to be fantasy relevant. I would suggest leaving Davis on your bench or waiver wire until you see a good game from him.
DeVonta SmithPHI$6200 / $6400Isaiah RodgersINDSafe
Raise your hand if Smith's "fumble" on the last play of the game lost you your matchup. Better yet raise your glass because I would still be drinking if I lost a fantasy matchup on a backwards lateral on a play trying to get an impossible touchdown that was never going to happen. Other than that, Smith had a pretty good day with six catches for 39 yards and a nice touchdown. However, if he isn't scoring, Smith is really letting you down. He hasn't topped 50 yards since Week 5 and although he has five or more catches in four of the last five weeks, he's become a tough start. The Colts secondary is no joke. I mean it isn't elite, but it is strong. It is tough to sit Smith based on his potential and the potential of this offense, but he is much more of a weekly asset and now someone to consider for DFS purposes.
George PickensPIT$5200 / $6000Tre FlowersCINModerate
After a few games where he looked unstoppable, Pickens has largely come back to Earth. Granted, a lot has to do with this subpar offense, but facts are facts. He still had a decent game against the Saints with three catches for 32 yards and 23 yards on the ground with a rushing touchdown. He is the best weapon they have on offense and they would be wise to feature him more. However, the Steelers are lucky to score even 20 points in a given week, so Pickens ceiling is certainly capped. I would give him a start against a Bengals secondary dealing with injury problems and hope for the best.
Brandon AiyukSF Marco WilsonARISafe
His strong play continues as Aiyuk appears to have taken over WR1 duties from Deebo Samuel at least over the last month. He had six catches for 84 yards on seven targets against the Chargers, and honestly should have had a touchdown. It wasn't a great throw, but he should have caught it. The San Francisco offense is very balanced and there is a plethora of weapons to choose from, but Aiyuk has averaged just under nine targets a game in the last four and the Cardinals secondary is pretty awful. He is a must-start in season long leagues and probably the best option of the pass catchers for the 49ers on the Monday night showdown slate.
Nick Westbrook-IkhineTEN$9300 / $10000Rasul DouglasGBRisky
You know the saying don't chase last week's points in fantasy football? I IMPLORE you not to chase last week's points with this guy. Westbrook-Ikhine had a very impressive game with five catches and 119 yards with two touchdowns agianst the Broncos last week, but just look at the rest of his season! This isn't going to happen again, even against a secondary that can be beaten. Leave him on the waiver wire where he belongs!
Jahan DotsonWAS$4400 / $5900Derek StingleyHOURisky
He played in his first game since October 2nd and it showed. Dotson was clearly still just easing his way back into action nad had one catch for 14 yards on his only target. It is hard to tell if the team will hold him back some more, or if he is full steam ahead now that he has a game under his belt. The kid had four touchdowns in his first four games, so the talent and production can be there. The Texans are a much better pass defense than they are a run defense, so I would only put Dotson in a starting lineup if I was pretty desperate.

Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 11.

Slot WR vs Slot CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Amon-Ra St. BrownDET$7200 / $7800Darnay HolmesNYGSafe
He had a full day of production by the end of the first half, and St. Brown finished the day with ten catches on 11 targets for 119 yards against the Bears. He has averaged ten targets a game over the last three, but this was his first 100-yard game since Week 2. He is far and away the best weapon that the Lions have in the passing game and there isn't even a close second even when Josh Reynolds is healthy. The Giants secondary is fairly strong, but very few teams have been able to keep St. Brown in check for a whole game. He might not be an awesome DFS target, but he absolutely is a must-start in season long leagues.
Rondale MooreARI Deommodore LenoirSFSafe
He had a season best 13 targets against the Rams, showing it doesn't matter who is at quarterback, Moore is easily the number two receiver on this team. He has gone over 90 receiving yards in two of the last three weeks and has averaged ten targets and eight catches in those games. The Niners secondary is very tough, but with Zach Ertz now out there is a lack of guys to throw to in this offense. On a showdown slate I can see putting him in my lineups in cash games and he has earned himself a flex spot at worst in seasson long leagues.
Tyler BoydCIN$6500 / $6800Arthur MauletPITSafe
He will continue to serve as the team’s second receiver with Ja’Marr Chase out, but so far that hasn’t amounted to big fantasy success. He does have a touchdown in two of the last three games but has just 82 receiving yards in the last two combined. He had four catches for 33 yards and a score against the Steelers back in Week 1, but I am expecting bigger things against a Steelers pass defense that allows nearly 280 yards per game through the air. Boyd could fit in some DFS GPP lineups but I do think his recent lack of big success makes him a better option in season long lineups as more of a WR3 option with the possibility of a big fantasy production outing.
Jakobi MeyersNE$5500 / $6500Michael CarterNYJSafe
He has a touchdown in three of the last five weeks and has 14 catches in the last two games. He is by far the most targeted wide receiver that the Patriots have, and quite honestly the only playmaker that they have in the passing game. He is somewhat limited by how ordinary the Patriots passing game is, but he has had several very good fantasy games this season. One of the best was in Week 8 against Michael Carter and these Jets where he had nine catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. While he might not hit that reception total, he should top 60 receiving yards and has a strong chance of finding the end zone again this weekend.
Curtis SamuelWAS$5300 / $6100Desmond KingHOUModerate
After a stint of not running the ball much, Samuel is back getting that usage again as he has 14 carries in the last four weeks. However, his stats leave a lot to be desired. He has topped three receptions just once in the last five weeks, and only has one touchdown since Week 2. If the other slot receivers weren't on bye or injured he might not have made this column and he is a consideration for a start just because of his explosive capabilities and his usage in the run and pass game.
Parris CampbellIND#N/AJosiah ScottPHIModerate
The return of Matt Ryan has seemingly put Campbell back on the fantasy radar as he had seven catches for 76 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Raiders. Vegas is one of the worst secondaries in the league and now the Colts will play perhaps the best in Philadelphia. He isn't likely to have another big game like last week, but as long as Matt Ryan is under center Campbell is seemingly worth a flex spot even in a tougher matchup against the Eagles.
K.J. OsbornMIN$4000 / $5300DaRon BlandDALModerate
This is a scary one as he has only topped 50 receiving yards once all season, but bye weeks have crushed the slot and he was targeted 11 times last week. Adam Thielen seems to be fading some, and the Vikings are throwing the ball plenty. With T.J. Hockenson also out of town, Osborn could be the number two option in this passnig game. The Cowboys have a strong secondary, but Aaron Rodgers crushed them last week and they are already without their normal slot corner. This one comes with some risk, but I do like Osborn as a flex play in Week 11.
Jerry JeudyDEN$5700 / $6000Damarion WilliamsLVModerate
He suffered an ankle injury in Week 10, but the reports are that it is mild and there is a good chance that he will play this week. Plus the slot absolutely sucks this week so I have to throw someone in here! The Broncos are also playing one of the absolute worst secondaries in the league in the Raiders who just made Matt Ryan look good. Imagine what he can do for Russell Wilson. Jeudy had a few good games before his injury and had four catches for 53 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against Vegas. K.J. Hamler is also probably out so the targets are even more compressed for Denver. Assuming he is active, Jeudy belongs in your season long lineups for Week 11.
Wan'Dale RobinsonNYG$4600 / $5700Will HarrisDETRisky
Things have not been good for him, but Robinson still has talent and the byes and injuries hit the slot hard this week with Tyreek Hill, Chris Godwin, Christian Kirk and Tyler Lockett on bye and Cooper Kupp and JuJu Smith-Schuster out with injury. The Giants play the lowly Lions secondary and after Darius Slayton there isn't a lot to like in the Giants passing game. Robinson runs some good routes and has reliable hands, he just needs the Giants to have more of a effective pass game than they do. Against the Lions he is still worth a flex play.
Elijah MooreNYJ$4000 / $5000Myles BryantNERisky
Well at least the team is putting him back on the field. I mean he isn’t being thrown to, but at least he is on the field. The Jets have moved Moore to the slot for this week in perhaps an attempt to get him more involved in the pass game? I am not sure that I buy that this will get him more targets, but at least the team is doing something with him rather than planting him on the bench. If you were someone who believed in Moore coming into the season perhaps you can give him one last hurrah at your flex spot, but it will be quite a risk.

Top NFL Week 11 WR/CB Matchups To Target


Justin Jefferson vs. Trevon Diggs

We talk about chasing last week’s points sometimes, but this is definitely not the case. JJ had an unbelievable day to beat the Bills nearly single-handedly, but he is in for another banger this week. The Cowboys secondary is pretty good, and Diggs is one of the best out there. But, he won’t spend the whole day on Jefferson, and second the dude takes a lot of chances and gets beaten a lot for an elite corner. The Vikings are on fire, the game is at home, Jefferson might be the best receiver in the league, and he should have another 100-yard game with a score. 

Stefon Diggs vs. Denzel Ward

Buffalo might have lost last week, but Diggs and the passing game surely weren’t to blame. Even with Josh Allen’s injured elbow, Diggs still went bananas. The Browns secondary has been getting torched lately, and even when Diggs returned last week after missing a month with a concussion, he allowed four of five passes at him to be caught against Miami. He is allowing an average of over 16 yards per catch, and no one on the team gets nearly the volume Diggs does. He is having a dynamite season and Week 11 will be another chapter in that book. 


Courtland Sutton vs. Rock Ya-Sin

The Broncos passing game sucks, yes, we all know that. However, Jerry Jeudy is banged up even if he does play, and K.J. Hamler is out too. I know Hamler isn’t a big name, but it is just another wide receiver out of the mix for Denver. And as bad as Denver’s passing game is, the Raiders secondary is worse. Hell, Matt Ryan had a decent game against them! The options are limited, the competition is weak, and Sutton’s price tag is very enticing. He isn’t going to put up 30 fantasy points, but I feel almost like 15 is the floor here. 

Tyler Boyd vs. Arthur Maulet

When talking about bad defenses, we can’t forget the Steelers. The 250 passing yards per game allowed isn’t awful, but only the Chiefs have allowed more touchdown passes than Pittsburgh and they at least have a good reason because teams are always trying to play catch up against Kansas City. Boyd had a touchdown against the Steelers in the season opener, and that was with Ja’Marr Chase healthy. He is a bit of a boom-or-bust candidate, but the Bengals passing game is improving and, one more time, the Steelers defense is awful. You could go Tee Higgins here, but for the cost savings I’ll take Boyd out of the slot for a TD and a great fantasy day. 

Bargain Bin

Garrett Wilson vs. Jonathan Jones

I almost went Brandin Cooks here and I also really like Donovan Peoples-Jones as a bargain play, but I am going to highlight Wilson here. The Jets offense is still trying to hide Zach Wilson’s shortcomings and he isn’t throwing to wide receivers much. However, in the two games before the bye, Wilson woke up and had 14 catches for 207 yards combined in Week 8 and Week 9. One of those games was against these same Patriots and he had six catches for 115 yards on October 30. I am a bit wary of Bill Belicheck having time to prepare for the game and wanting to shut down the one thing that worked for the Jets, but the DFS price tag is too low to ignore. If you are also scared of Belicheck, pivot to one of the two guys above, I would probably choose DPJ first and Cooks second. 

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.

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