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Steelers WR Antonio Brown
By Matt Brandonphoto of journalist Matt Brandon
Matt is a journalism major at SUNY Purchase College with a concentration in sportswriting. He graduates next January and is hoping to start a career as a sports journalist.
This is how we rank the WRs and TEs for Week Eleven of the fantasy season. Our rankings aren't just based on name value or past performance - each week we take a comprehensive look at the match-ups and each receiver's past performance and factor that into our projections. The rankings are based on a standard non-PPR league where 10 receiving or rushing yards equal 1 point, receiving and rushing TDs equal 6 pts., and fumbles deduct 2 points.

  1. Antonio Brown
  2. Jordy Nelson
  3. Demaryius Thomas
  4. Calvin Johnson
  5. Julio Jones
  6. Randall Cobb
  7. A.J. Green
  8. Jeremy Maclin
  9. Emmanuel Sanders
  10. * Brandon Marshall
  11. DeSean Jackson
  12. Golden Tate
  13. DeAndre Hopkins
  14. Alshon Jeffery
  15. Roddy White
  16. Mike Evans
  17. Julian Edelman
  18. Odell Beckham Jr.
  19. Kelvin Benjamin
  20. Sammy Watkins
  21. Keenan Allen
  22. Mike Wallace
  23. Mohamed Sanu
  24. Brandon LaFell
  25. Martavis Bryant
  26. Vincent Jackson
  27. Pierre Garcon
  28. Larry Fitzgerald
  29. Jordan Matthews
  30. Anquan Boldin
  31. Doug Baldwin
  32. Andre Johnson
  33. Brandon Cooks
  34. Reggie Wayne
  35. Rueben Randle
  36. John Brown
  37. Cordarelle Patterson
  38. Kendall Wright
  39. Marques Colston
  40. Michael Crabtree
  41. Michael Floyd
  42. Greg Jennings
  43. Kenny Britt
  44. Jarvis Landry
  45. Kenny Stills
  46. Malcom Floyd
  47. James Jones
  48. Andre Holmes
  49. Tavon Austin
  50. Cecil Shorts III
* Check the player's injury status prior to gametime!

  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. Jimmy Graham
  3. Julius Thomas
  4. Greg Olsen
  5. Dwayne Allen
  6. Antonio Gates
  7. Travis Kelce
  8. Martellus Bennett
  9. Charles Clay
  10. Mychal Rivera
  11. Coby Fleener
  12. Jordan Reed
  13. Jared Cook
  14. Heath Miller
  15. * Kyle Rudolph/ Chase Ford
  16. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins
  17. Vernon Davis
  18. Zach Ertz
  19. Andrew Quarless
  20. Scott Chandler
* Check the player's injury status prior to gametime!
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson
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By Matt Brandonphoto of journalist Matt Brandon
Matt is a journalism major at SUNY Purchase College with a concentration in sportswriting. He graduates next January and is hoping to start a career as a sports journalist.
Paying attention to the match-ups each week can help you identify less heralded players with the upside to surprise and help you avoid some potential land mines. This is our list of players we expect to surpass expectations, along with a few stud WRs and TEs who may fail to deliver:

DeSean Jackson
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson
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D-Jax had no problem continuing his stellar season when RG3 took the field for the first time since Week 2. The two hooked up four times for 120 yards and a touchdown. Jackson is one of the premiere long-ball threats in the league and can beat just about any corner in the league at any given moment. He may not be as valuable in PPR leagues but he is clearly still an elite receiver in this league, ranking 11th at his position through ten weeks. Washington is looking forward to hosting a Tampa Bay defense that allows 28.78 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. I expect Jackson to take advantage of the Buccaneers’ weak secondary as he gains 150 yards receiving but fails to find the end zone.

Golden Tate
Lions WR Golden Tate
Golden Tate has been golden for the Lions this season and the Seahawks are surely missing 9th ranked wide receiver in fantasy football this season. Tate continued his surge even with the return of Calvin Johnson last week against a strong Miami secondary. He caught a team-high 11-of-13 passes for 109 yards and has reached the century mark in five of his last six games. The Lions travel to Arizona to take on a Cardinals defense that has been torched by the aerial attack this season. Arizona is allowing the 8th-most fantasy points to wide receivers despite having Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie as their top two corner backs. Look for the Cardinals to double team Megatron, which will provide more space for Tate as he reaches 100 yards yet again.

Michael Floyd
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd
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After Week 1, it looked like Michael Floyd had surpassed Larry Fitzgerald and emerged as the Cardinals No. 1 wide receiver. However, his production has plummeted since then. In his last three contests, Floyd has caught just five passes for 47 yards and no touchdowns. His numbers wont be getting any better now that Carson Palmer is done for the season. The Cardinals are preparing to host a Lions defense that has absolutely dominated this season. Detroit is allowing just 17.09 fantasy points per game to wide receivers, the 2nd-fewest in the NFL. They have yielded just four touchdowns to receivers, a league-best. Keep Floyd on your bench until Week 13 when the Cards travel to Atlanta to face a vulnerable Falcons secondary.

Andre Johnson
Texans WR Andre Johnson
There aren’t many times that you want to leave Andre Johnson on your bench but to make the post-season, sometimes you have to make tough choices. Andre Johnson has struggled immensely in his last three games, failing to reach 80 yards or score a touchdown. In his last contest, Johnson caught just two passes for 12 yards. The franchise receiver has been a massive disappointment this season ranking 45th at his position. With a matchup looming against Joe Haden and a tough Cleveland Browns secondary, owners may want to keep Johnson on the bench. Haden is one of the elite cornerbacks in this league and safety Dante Whitener is almost as dangerous. This is one of those weeks when you should probably start someone like Odell Beckham, Mohamed Sanu, or Brandon LaFell instead of Andre Johnson.

Greg Olsen
Panthers TE Greg Olsen
Olsen is a top-five tight end this season for the Panthers and is Cam Newton’s second option in the passing game. On Monday Night Football, Olsen was the lone bright spot for Carolina catching six of seven targets for 119 yards. The Panthers are preparing for a duel with their division foe Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons secondary is fairly vulnerable and Cam Newton will look to get back on track with the help of his tight end. Olsen is a must-start.

Dwayne Allen
Colts TE Dwayne Allen
Dwayne Allen has been a touchdown machine this season scoring seven times in nine games. Allen has emerged as the clear top option at tight end over Coby Fleener and Andrew Luck loves to look for his backs and tight ends in the red zone. In his last game against the New York Giants, Allen caught four of five passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Colts Monday night victory over the G-Men. The Colts will host the Patriots in Week 11 in what should be a very high scoring affair. Look for Allen to have his best game of the season with 50 yards and two touchdowns.

Larry Donnell
Giants TE Larry Donnell
LD went from fantasy stud to fantasy dud over the past few weeks. Remember when Donnell scored three touchdowns in the Giants demolition of the Washington Redskins in Week 4? It seems like an eternity ago as he has just one touchdown in his last five outings and has lost three fumbles this year. Last week against a Seahawks defense that allows the 4th-most points to tight ends, Donnell produced just 2.6 fantasy points. It wont get much easier for the Giant tight end as the G-Men host the Niners in Week 11 who allow just 7.74 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. If you have a better option, keep Donnell on the bench this week.

Zach Ertz
Eagles TE Zach Ertz
Ertz looked like he could be a breakout player at the tight end position after two weeks but his stock has really taken a hit since then. In his last three contests, he has failed to gain 50 yards or a touchdown in a single game. Last week, Brent Celek took over as the receiving tight end in the Eagles offense while Ertz took a back seat. Celek produced 116 yards compared to Ertz’s 17. Up next, Mark Sanchez and the Eagles travel to Lambeau Field to face a Packers defense that yields just 7.28 fantasy points per game to tight ends. It looks like Sanchez will rely on Jeremy Maclin, Jordan Matthews, and Riley Cooper rather than Ertz. Keep him on your bench, as he is becoming a boarder-line drop.

DeAndre Hopkins
Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins
Hopkins has actually been the most productive receiver on the Texans this season. He has amassed 42 receptions for 684 yards and four touchdowns this season. In his last three contests, Hopkins has gained 318 yards receiving and a touchdown. He has been absolutely on fire and has emerged as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s top option in the passing game. With an extra week to prepare (due to the Week 10 bye week) for a matchup with the Cleveland Browns, Hopkins should hit the jackpot in Week 11. With Joe Haden covering Andre Johnson, Hopkins should have no problem getting open. Look for the second-year wide out to gain 90 yards and score a touchdown.

Odell Beckham Jr.
Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Rookie Odell Beckham Jr. has been a menace for the Giants' opponents. In five games this season, he has accumulated 25 receptions for 370 yards and three touchdowns. Since the Week 8 bye, the rookie has been unstoppable as he went for 156 yards against the Colts and 108 yards against Seattle. The Giants are getting ready to take on a Niners defense that is average against the pass, allowing the 13th-most fantasy points to receivers. Because the Giants should fall behind pretty quickly in this matchup, look for Eli Manning to connect with Beckham several times. It could be another field day for the talented rookie.

Jared Cook
Rams TE Jared Cook
The talented tight end out of St. Louis finally erupted in Week 10, as he gained a season-high 84 yards and scored his first touchdown of the season. The Rams travel to Denver and will surely fall behind in this disproportionate matchup. The Rams will be forced to throw the ball often and Cook could be one of the few matchups that St. Louis can take advantage of. Denver is allowing the 6th-most fantasy points to tight ends so look for Cook to go for 50 yards and a touchdown in Week 11. He is definitely a gamble but I like his chances in this one.

Kyle Rudolph/ Chase Ford
Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph
Kyle Rudolph has been a top-ten tight end for the past few years but has missed the last 6 games due to a sports hernia. However, Rudolph was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday this week—his first full practice since surgery—which bodes well for a possible return to the line up this week. The Vikings travel to Chicago to take on a Bears defense that is allowing the most fantasy points to tight ends in the league. If Rudolph can go, I like his chances of producing immediately. However, if he is unable to suit up, it’s not a stretch to expect Chase Ford to put up decent numbers. In his last two games, Ford has gained 127 yards and scored a touchdown. Either one of these Minnesota tight ends could very well go off on the Bears this coming weekend.

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts III
By Matt Brandonphoto of journalist Matt Brandon
Matt is a journalism major at SUNY Purchase College with a concentration in sportswriting. He graduates next January and is hoping to start a career as a sports journalist.
Don't get too discouraged if your draft didn't work out as you planned. Fantasy success isn't the exclusive result of a solid draft - often it's the in-season waiver wire moves that determines who makes it to the post-season. We've got some hot tips for you that should help you improve your roster and catch up to those lucky sons-of-guns who always seem to draft the right players:

Wide Receivers to Add

Cecil Shorts III
Prior to the Week 11 bye, Shorts caught five passes for 119 yards, reaching the century mark for the second time this season. With Allen Robinson out for the season, Shorts will emerge as the Jags clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver. Allen Hurns is also dealing with some injury issues and may not suit up for a Week 12 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. Shorts has seen at least seven targets in his last five outings so although he has only scored one touchdown this season, that number should increase drastically. The Jaguars are often playing from behind forcing rookie quarterback Blake Bortles to throw the ball often. Look for Shorts to be the prime beneficiary.

Kenny Stills
Second-year receiver Kenny Stills should see added snaps and targets with Brandin Cooks sidelined for 4-6 weeks. Stills stepped up on Sunday catching all four passes thrown his way for 32 yards and the Saints only touchdown of the day. Drew Brees is an elite quarterback in this league. Stills is probably the quickest and most explosive wide receiver that New Orleans has aside from Cooks. Look for the two to hook up on plenty of long balls. The Saints have some very favorable matchups for the passing game coming up, particularly in the fantasy post season. If you need a receiver, pick the Saint up immediately.

Wide Receivers to Drop

Brandin Cooks
Rookie Brandin Cooks has been a great addition to New Orleans’ aerial attacking but unfortunately, a broken thumb will keep him out for the next 4-6 weeks. He is the 25th ranked player at his position in fantasy football but there is a chance that he will miss the rest of the fantasy season and playoffs. It’s not worth it to occupy a roster spot with a player that may not suit up until a champion has already been crowned in your league. Drop the New Orleans Saints’ deep threat and pickup his teammate Kenny Stills.

Cordarelle Patterson
For some reason, Patterson is still owned in 73.8% of NFL.com leagues. This number needs to drop significantly. Patterson is the 59th ranked wide receiver this season and has scored just one touchdown in his last nine outings. He has also failed to reach 35 receiving yards in five of his last six games. Against the Bears on Sunday, Patterson gained just 27 total yards. He is an extremely talented and explosive player but does not get enough touches and his upside is limited by rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s inexperience. Drop the Viking for a more consistent option.

Tight Ends to Add

Coby Fleener
Coby Fleener had his most productive outing of the season catching all seven passes thrown in his direction for 144 yards. Starting tight end Dwayne Allen went down with an ankle injury providing the opportunity for Fleener to show off his skills. If Allen is going to be sidelined for a significant amount of time, Fleener is a must add. However, keep an eye on Allen’s status. Fleener’s value is solely based on Allen’s injury status.

Keep a Finger on the Eject Button

Jordan Reed/Dwayne Allen
Dwayne Allen suffered an ankle injury and Jordan Reed hurt his hamstring. Coach Chuck Pagano of the Colts said that Allen could miss one or two games. If that is the case, he is worth holding onto. However, if his injury is more serious than that, you may want to drop him. The timetable for Jordan Reed’s injury is still unknown. Keep your eye on his status. If he is unable to suit up, you may want to drop him in favor of his backup, Niles Paul who produced very solid numbers in Reed’s absence earlier this season.