Fantasy WR Rankings Week 11: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football



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 11 fantasy 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.

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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 (regardless 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.

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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.

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.

Russell 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).

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.

​Fantasy WR Rankings Week 11: Who to start at wide receiver

Rankings based on standard, non-PPR scoring

Rank Player
1 Davante Adams, GB @ MIN
2 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. IND
3 A.J. Brown, TEN vs. HOU
4 Tyreek Hill, KC vs. DAL
5 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI @ SEA
6 Marquise Brown, BAL @ CHI
7 Deebo Samuel, SF @ JAX
8 CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ KC
9 Brandin Cooks, HOU @ TEN
10 Mike Evans, TB vs. NYG
11 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN @ LV
12 Amari Cooper, DAL @ KC
13 Terry McLaurin, WAS @ CAR
14 DK Metcalf, SEA vs. ARI
15 DeVonta 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.
16 D.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 passing 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.
17 Keenan 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.
18 Chris 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 losses, surely Tom Brady and the Bucs will round back into form.
19 Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. GB
20 Antonio Brown, TB vs. NYG. See Chris Godwin.
21 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF vs. IND
22 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ LAC
23 Jaylen Waddle, MIA @ NYJ
24 Mike Williams, LAC vs. PIT. See Keenan Allen.
25 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. GB
26 Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. ARI
27 Sterling Shepard, NYG @ TB
28 Tee Higgins, CIN @ LV
29 Rashod Bateman, BAL @ CHI
30 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. IND
31 Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ JAX
32 Kadarius Toney, NYG @ TB
33 Jakobi Meyers, NE @ ATL
34 Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. DET
35 Corey Davis, NYJ vs. MIA
36 Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ BUF
37 Christian Kirk, ARI @ SEA
38 Kenny Golladay, NYG @ TB
39 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. CIN
40 Elijah Moore, NYJ vs. MIA
41 Michael Gallup, DAL @ KC
42 A.J. Green, ARI @ SEA
43 Darnell Mooney, CHI vs. BAL
44 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. BAL
45 Jamal Agnew, JAX vs. SF
46 Marcus Johnson, TEN vs. HOU
47 Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ PHI
48 Robby Anderson, CAR vs. WAS. See D.J. Moore
49 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE vs. DET
50 Marvin Jones, JAX vs. SF
51 T.Y. Hilton, IND @ BUF
52 Allen Lazard, GB @ MIN
53 Russell Gage, ATL vs. NE
54 Ray-Ray McLoud, PIT @ LAC
55 Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. MIA
56 Deonte Harris, NO @ PHI
57 Nico Collins, HOU @ TEN
58 Quez Watkins, PHI vs. NO
59 Tyler Boyd, CIN @ LV
60 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX vs. SF
61 DeSean Jackson, LV vs. CIN
62 Marquez Callaway, NO @ PHI
63 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. IND
64 Sammy Watkins, BAL @ CHI
65 Darius Slayton, NYG @ TB
66 Rondale Moore, ARI @ SEA
67 Kendrick Bourne, NE @ ATL
68 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. DAL
69 Kalif Raymond, DET @ CLE
70 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ MIN
71 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET @ CLE
72 Randall Cobb, GB @ MIN
73 Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL vs. NE
74 Chris Conley, HOU @ TEN
75 Tajae Sharpe, ATL vs. NE
76 Nelson Agholor, NE @ ATL
77 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. DAL
78 Bryan Edwards, LV vs. CIN
79 Rashard Higgins, CLE vs. DET
80 K.J. Osborn, MIN vs. GB
81 Zach Pascal, IND @ BUF
82 Byron Pringle, KC vs. DAL
83 Jalen Guyton, LAC vs. PIT
84 Zay Jones, LV vs. CIN
85 Adam Humphries, WAS @ CAR
86 Dante Pettis, NYG @ TB
87 DeAndre Carter, WAS @ CAR
88 Freddie Swain, SEA vs. ARI
89 Josh Gordon, KC vs. DAL


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