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Fantasy Football Week 11 Wide Receiver Preview: Waivers, Projections, DFS plays and more


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As if the 2020 Fantasy Football season wasn’t challenging enough, we have multiple teams now with a trio of wide receivers seemingly taking turns at Fantasy production. The Steelers and Buccaneers are the main culprits, but based on the past couple of weeks the Jets, Panthers and Rams may not be far behind. For now let’s just focus on the two situations we know are an issue.

The consensus forming around the Steelers is that you should just start all three of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool. If Ben Roethlisberger continues to throw 42 passes a game, I agree. But the five games before this recent pass-happy stretch, Roethlisbeger averaged 33 attempts per game. The Steelers’ big three has combined for a 56.8% target share, so anything below 35 attempts a game would be a problem for one of them. 

The Steeler I’d feel best about is Smith-Schuster. He hasn’t had the injury concerns that have affected Johnson, and he hasn’t needed the outlandish efficiency of Claypool. After Smith-Schuster, you have to parse based on format. Johnson’s consistent double-digit targets makes him the second-best option in full PPR and Claypool’s red zone proficiency makes him the second-best in non-PPR. In Week 11 against Jacksonville you can stick starting all three, so let’s just hope the volume holds up.

Tampa Bay is more difficult because we’ve only seen Antonio Brown play two games. In those two games, Mike Evans leads the Bucs with a 22.6% target share while Brown and Godwin hover around 17%. For most receivers 17% is not enough to be more than a No. 3 receiver, but Godwin has been one of the most efficient wide receivers since he entered the league, and Brown is arguably the best receiver of his generation..

With what we know right now, I prefer Evans, then Godwin, then Brown. But there’s a high degree of uncertainty. What will be really interesting is who Jalen Ramsey matches up with. If he takes away Evans like he did DK Metcalf, we could see monster days from Godwin and Brown. Then again, the Rams have allowed the fewest Fantasy points to opposing receivers. It could be a rough day for all three.

More Week 11 help: Waiver Wire | Trade Values | Believe It or Not | Winners & Losers  

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