Fantasy Football Week 11 Wide Receiver Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Jakobi Meyers, Travis Fulgham, More

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Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season is right around the corner. All games are on schedule as it appears as though COVID-19 will not cause any delays *knocks on wood*. The fantasy football playoffs are getting closer and closer, which means that it’s never been more important to make the right wide receiver start/sit decisions. Jakobi Meyers needs to find a way into your lineup, while Travis Fulgham should probably end up on your bench.

Note that this list excludes obvious start/sit decisions. If you have Davante Adams, you’re going to play him every single week. Instead, this list is focused on filling out the final spots on your starting roster. If you’re loaded at wide receiver, there is a chance you have better options on your roster.

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Jakobi Meyers, Travis Fulgham Highlight Fantasy Football Week 11 Wide Receiver Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Start: Jakobi Meyers

Even with N’Keal Harry back on the field, Jakobi Meyers is still the unquestioned top option in the New England Patriots passing attack. Over the past three weeks, Meyers has averaged over 10 targets per game, and that includes one game played in a torrential downpour. His WOPR is best in the league over the past three weeks, and it’s hard to see that usage changing any time soon. Meyers and the Patriots face off against a bad Houston Texans secondary and a great quarterback in Deshaun Watson that could easily turn into a shootout. Don’t be surprised if the former undrafted free agent ends up as one of the top receivers on the week.

Sit: Travis Fulgham

Carson Wentz has been one of the worst quarterbacks in the league this season. The former MVP candidate simply hasn’t been an accurate thrower of the football, and you can’t blame that all on his supporting cast. Travis Fulgham is a good player, but this offense simply isn’t capable of supporting multiple fantasy-relevant wide receivers. Last week, Fulgham saw just five targets as Alshon Jeffery, Jalen Reagor, and Dallas Goedert returned to the field. Fulgham still played in 88% of the snaps, so it’s not like his role is completely gone. However, Fulgham won’t have the same dominant target share, and Wentz isn’t playing well enough to support Fulgham on fewer opportunities.

Start: Denzel Mims

The New York Jets need a wide receiver, and Denzel Mims could be the guy for the job. The rookie second-round pick has battled health ailments throughout the year, but has looked good when actually on the field. When healthy, Mims plays nearly 100% of the snaps and is targeted at a ridiculous rate. His 0.67 WOPR is fifth-best in the league and he should be healthy for Week 11. Assuming he plays, he’ll be a high-upside flex play.

Sit: Robert Woods

The Los Angeles Rams are a nightmare for fantasy football. After operating as one of the most pass-happy units under Sean McVay, the team has reverted to a run-centric offense. As if this wasn’t enough, targets are evenly distributed between Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, and Josh Reynolds. This is terrible for Woods, as his fantasy excellence was mostly a product of high volume. Without that volume, Woods simply doesn’t offer the upside required for a reliable flex play. Add in the fact he’s facing off against a great Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary, and you’re probably better off pivoting to somebody else.

Start: Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas has not been what anyone hoped for fantasy football this year. Last week, the superstar wide receiver recorded just two receptions for 27 yards with Jameis Winston playing most of the snaps. However, a deeper look shows that Thomas should be a good play as the season continues. For one, he saw seven targets last week and saw his snap share dramatically increase from a week earlier. It’s not uncommon for someone coming off high ankle sprain and hamstring injuries to be slowly worked back into the mix, and that appears to be happening with Thomas. Additionally, we know Thomas can succeed without Brees, as he managed to maintain his ridiculous pace last year with Teddy Bridgewater.

Sit: Marquise Brown

On paper, Marquise Brown is ready for a breakout performance. The former first-round pick is currently ninth in WOPR and has the talent required to succeed. However, Lamar Jackson just doesn’t look right this year, and it’s hard to bank on those errant passes suddenly connecting. Even if Jackson has a good game, Baltimore throws at such a low rate that Brown still probably won’t do much for fantasy. Much like Curtis Samuel in 2019, Brown is a fantasy football disappointment for reasons beyond his control.

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