Fantasy WR Rankings Week 11: Sleepers, must starts, busts

Has the lackluster performance of your wide receiver room in Week 10 left you wanting more? Do you need to hit the waiver wire to replace injuries, players on a bye, or even woeful performers? It’s never too early to get a jump start on your fantasy football rivals, especially as the 2020 fantasy playoff season inches closer and closer. All the information you could need to help you get a winning week from your fantasy football wide receiver room is right here with our fantasy WR rankings for Week 11. Who are the sleepers, must starts, and fantasy busts for Week 11?

Also, make sure to check out our Week 11 RB rankings.

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What to keep in mind heading into Week 11 and searching for the best fantasy football wide receiver

Before we dive into who should start this week, let’s look at who will be missing from our Week 11 fantasy WR rankings. The most important thing for fantasy football owners is to check their players’ bye week to avoid those devastating holes in your starting line up. In Week 11, four teams are on a bye, with the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers all missing from action.

The biggest loss to our WR rankings from those four teams is, without question, Stefon Diggs. The Buffalo wide receiver leads the position in receiving yards, targets, and receptions, compiling 162.3 fantasy points so far in this 2020 season. Diggs and Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson would likely figure highly in any Week 11 PPR rankings if they were on the field.

Another thing to monitor closely is the fantasy WR injury reports and updates. There were several high scoring fantasy football wide receivers listed as either doubtful, questionable, or who missed last week’s matches due to injury. The most notable of those being Kenny Golladay, who has now missed four games through injury. The Detroit Lions receiver is averaging 13.2 fantasy points per game in PPR leagues when healthy.

Fantasy WR Rankings Week 11: Sleepers, must starts, potential busts

Note: Please keep in mind that these are PPR WR rankings. PPR in fantasy means that a wide receiver gets an additional full point for each reception. This can play a big factor when deciding on which guys to get into your lineups and makes volume all that much more important.

Tier 1: Top 10 fantasy wide receivers for Week 11

1) DeAndre Hopkins, AZ vs SEA

The former Houston Texans wide receiver currently ranks sixth for total fantasy points (149.4), sixth for points per game (18.7), and third in receptions (60). He has an incredible opportunity to be the fantasy football WR1 this week as he faces the porous Seattle Seahawks defense. The Seahawks are allowing an incredible 37.6 fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position, the most in the NFL. Expect Hopkins to shine on Thursday Night Football.

2) Davante Adams, GB vs IND

Although the matchup for Adams isn’t as easy as for some in these fantasy WR rankings for Week 11, it’s difficult to imagine a situation where Aaron Rodgers doesn’t find him all day long. The strength of the Colts defense is against the run, which should allow Adams some opportunity for success. Second in total fantasy points prior to Week 10 (168.5), his 28.1 points per game is by far and away the best in the NFL.

3) Michael Thomas, NO @ ATL

Thomas returned from a prolonged absence for the New Orleans Saints in Week 9 with five receptions for 51 yards, and the expectation can only be that he continues to be the main focus of the passing offense. The Atlanta Falcons have allowed the fourth-most points per game to the wide receiver position while allowing double-digit touchdowns. Thomas should quickly return to being a “must-have” fantasy football wide receiver.

4) Tyreek Hill, KC @ LVR

Hill leads the NFL this season in total fantasy points (175.2) and ranks fourth in points per game (19.5). The Kansas City Chiefs will have revenge on their mind after losing to the Las Vegas Raiders earlier in the year. The Raiders defense is better than last year but is still allowing 24.4 fantasy points per game.

5) Tyler Lockett, SEA vs ARI

The last time that these two NFC West rivals met, Tyler Lockett punished the Cardinals to the tune of 200 yards and three touchdowns. He currently sits fifth in total fantasy points (156.5) and third in fantasy points per game (19.6). Although it might be too much to expect a repeat, the Seahawks passing offense should ensure that both Lockett and teammate DK Metcalf are regular fixtures in these fantasy WR rankings.

6) D.K. Metcalf, SEA vs ARI

It may sound rich to have both Seahawks wide receivers in the top 10 of our fantasy football WR rankings, but it should be a shootout between Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson. The Cardinals did well to hold Metcalf to two receptions for 23 yards, but that doesn’t feel sustainable for a wide receiver that has the second-most fantasy points per game in 2020.

7) Amari Cooper, DAL @ MIN

The quarterback situation for the Dallas Cowboys, and a crowded wide receiver room, makes an argument for Amari Cooper as a must-start in these Week 11 fantasy WR rankings particularly difficult. Then you look at their opponent for this weekend. The Minnesota Vikings have allowed 16 touchdowns to the wide receiver position and the second-most fantasy points per game (31.2). Cooper leads the Cowboys in receptions, yards, touchdowns, and fantasy points.

8) Calvin Ridley, ATL @ NO

Ridley has replaced teammate Julio Jones as the must-have Atlanta Falcons fantasy football wide receiver. He leads the team in receiving yards, fantasy points, and fantasy points per game, with double the amount of touchdowns that Jones has in this 2020 NFL season. Ridley should be back to full health following the Week 10 bye after missing the Falcons Week 9 loss over the Broncos.

9) Keenan Allen, LAC vs NYJ

The New York Jets have given up over 134 yards to the wide receiver position and allowed nine total touchdowns. so far this season. They have given up an average of 25.5 points per game and now face a Justin Herbert led offense that has Keenan Allen as it’s main focus. Allen sits just behind league leader Diggs for receptions this season (62) and is averaging 18.7 fantasy points per game.

10) Terry McLaurin, WAS vs CIN

As with Cooper, the quarterback situation at the Washington Football Team presents a tricky situation for their wide receiver room, but unlike Cooper, Terry McLaurin has no real competition for target share. He is the undisputed WR1 of that team. McLaurin sits 12th in total fantasy points this season (137.5) and is averaging 17.2 points per game. The Bengals have allowed over 100 receptions to the wide receiver position and nine touchdowns this season.

Tier 2: Fantasy WR rankings for Week 11

  1. Adam Theilen, MIN
  2. Julio Jones, ATL
  3. Robby Anderson, CAR
  4. Robert Woods, LAR
  5. Ceedee Lamb, DAL
  6. Justin Jefferson, MIN
  7. Chase Claypool, PIT
  8. Will Fuller, HOU
  9. Jacobi Meyers, NE
  10. Travis Fulgham, PHI

Tier 3: Fantasy WR rankings for Week 11

  1. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
  2. D.J. Chark Jr, JAX
  3. Brandin Cooks, HOU
  4. D.J. Moore, CAR
  5. Jarvis Landry, CLE
  6. DeVante Parker, MIA
  7. Cooper Kupp, LAR
  8. Mike Evans, TB
  9. A.J. Brown, TEN
  10. Chris Godwin, TB

Tier 4: Fantasy WR rankings for Week 11

  1. Christian Kirk, ARI
  2. Tyler Boyd, CIN
  3. Jerry Jeudy, DEN
  4. Jamison Crowder, NYJ
  5. Curtis Samuels, CAR
  6. Diontae Johnson, PIT
  7. Corey Davis, TEN
  8. Marquise Brown, BAL
  9. Mike Williams, LAC
  10. Tim Patrick, DEN

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Tier 5: Fantasy WR rankings for Week 11

  1. Mecole Hardman, KC
  2. Tee Higgins, CIN
  3. Nelson Agholor, LVR
  4. Emmanuel Sanders, NO
  5. Jalen Reagor, PHI
  6. Breshad Perriman, NYJ
  7. Marvin Jones Jr, DET
  8. Michael Pittman Jr, IND
  9. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
  10. A.J. Green, CIN

Tier 6: Fantasy WR rankings for Week 11

  1. James Washington, PIT
  2. Keelan Cole Sr., JAX
  3. Henry Ruggs III, LVR
  4. Denzel Mims, NYJ
  5. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB
  6. Russell Gage, ATL
  7. Hunter Renfrow, LVR
  8. Greg Ward, PHI
  9. Rashard Higgins, CLE
  10. Michael Gallup, DAL

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Oliver Hodgkinson is an NFL Draft and NFL analytics contributor for the Pro Football Network. You can follow him on Twitter at @ojhodgkinson.

Oliver Hodgkinson is an NFL Draft and College Football Analyst for Pro Football Network. Check out the rest of his work here, and you can find him on Twitter @ojhodgkinson.