Week 11 Fantasy Football: Top 50 Wideouts in Standard-Scoring Leagues
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Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 11 (standard-scoring leagues).
This countdown simply identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and receiving targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers, tight ends and running backs.
NOTE: The Seahawks, Titans, Vikings and Giants are all on byes.
When it comes to crafting a weekly listing of elite wide receivers, simply follow the trail of quarterbacks primed for Week 11 glory...or the wideouts with great track records against middling pass defenses.
On the injury front, Antonio Brown (ankle) shall remain off the board for now.
Week 11: Top 50 Receivers
1. Roddy White vs. Arizona
2. Calvin Johnson vs. Green Bay
3. Demaryius Thomas vs. San Diego
4. Reggie Wayne @ New England
5. Denarius Moore vs. New Orleans
6. Wes Welker vs. Indianapolis
7. A.J. Green @ Kansas City
8. Steve Johnson vs. Miami
9. Larry Fitzgerald @ Atlanta
10. Andre Johnson vs. Jacksonville
11. Julio Jones vs. Arizona
12. Brandon Marshall @ San Francisco
13. Danny Amendola vs. N.Y. Jets
14. Vincent Jackson @ Carolina
15. Marques Colston @ Oakland
16. Jeremy Maclin @ Washington
17. Malcom Floyd @ Denver
18. Dez Bryant vs. Cleveland
19. Steve Smith vs. Tampa Bay
20. Mike Wallace vs. Baltimore
21. Jordy Nelson @ Detroit (sore hammy merits blah ranking)
22. Dwayne Bowe vs. Cincinnati
23. Randall Cobb @ Detroit
24. Miles Austin vs. Cleveland
25. Eric Decker vs. San Diego
26. James Jones @ Detroit
27. Torrey Smith @ Pittsburgh
28. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs. New Orleans
29. Lance Moore @ Oakland
30. DeSean Jackson @ Washington
31. Brian Hartline @ Buffalo
32. Michael Crabtree vs. Chicago
33. Mike Williams @ Carolina
34. Josh Gordon @ Dallas
35. Titus Young vs. Green Bay
36. Jeremy Kerley @ St. Louis
37. Brandon Lloyd vs. Indianapolis
38. Donald Jones vs. Miami
39. Andre Roberts @ Atlanta
40. Anquan Boldin @ Pittsburgh
41. Donnie Avery @ New England
42. Danario Alexander @ Denver
43. Josh Morgan vs. Philadelphia
44. Laurent Robinson @ Houston
45. Davone Bess @ Buffalo
46. Cecil Shorts @ Houston
47. Brandon Gibson vs. N.Y. Jets
48. Brandon LaFell vs. Tampa Bay
49. Emmanuel Sanders vs. Baltimore
50. Leonard Hankerson vs. Philadelphia
50a. Dexter McCluster vs. Cincinnati
50b. Justin Blackmon @ Houston
50c. Brandon Stokley vs. San Diego
1. In nine career outings against the Packers, Lions wideout Calvin Johnson (60 catches, 974 yards, two TDs) has crossed the PPR-elite threshold of six catches, 95 yards and/or one touchdown seven times. Going one step further, Johnson has four games of 100-plus yards and/or two touchdowns against Green Bay.
2. Through six games, Danny Amendola has collected nine-plus targets five times, but that's only an appetizer to the following stat: In even-numbered games this season, Amendola boasts stellar averages of 11 catches, 106 yards and 0.66 touchdowns.
3. Roddy White (54 catches, 823 yards, four TDs) has been amazing at home this season, averaging 7.3 catches, 115 yards and one touchdown (four games). He also has a strong track record against the Cardinals: Per-outing averages of nine catches, 14 targets, 81 yards and one TD in his last two meetings.
4. All signs point to A.J. Green, the No. 1 fantasy wideout, adding to his streak of eight straight games with a touchdown. But I've got a sinking feeling his end-zone dominance gets halted in Kansas City on Sunday. That said, I still love Green for seven receptions and 102 yards against the Chiefs.
5. For what it's worth, Brandon Marshall (67 catches, 904 yards, seven TDs) has had only one regular-season encounter against the 49ers, during his rookie campaign with the Broncos (2006). On that season's final Sunday, Marshall finished with a pedestrian two catches for 20 yards.
Does that mean anything for this weekend? I certainly hope not.
Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.
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