Week 11 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Dez Bryant and Must-Start Wide Receivers

Matt LeirdahlContributor IIINovember 18, 2011

Week 11 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Dez Bryant and Must-Start Wide Receivers

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    In Week 11, there are several favorable matchups for wide receivers, especially for players like Dez Bryant and Denarius Moore. 

    Wide receivers probably have the most volatile fluctuations in fantasy football points from week to week, so starting the right players is key. 

    There are several factors that go into choosing the right one to start. It includes things such as quarterback play, the opponent, and the other receivers. 

    Here are the receivers that you must start in Week 11 based on those factors. 

Denarius Moore

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    In Week 11, the Oakland Raiders take on the Minnesota Vikings.

    In Week 10, the Vikings best cornerback, Antionine Winfield, went down to a season-ending injury.

    This, coupled with Darren McFadden's injury, means that the Raiders will be heavily relying on the pass.

    One of Carson Palmer's new favorite receivers seems to be Denarius Moore, who had five receptions and two touchdowns in Week 10.

    Denarius Moore will put up some big points this week.  

Dwayne Bowe

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    In Week 11, the Kansas City Chiefs play the worst passing defense in the league, the New England Patriots.

    The Patriots give up over 300 yards per game in the air. 

    Even though the Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel is out due to injury, backup Tyler Palko will still be able to put up big numbers.

    His No. 1 target will be Dwyane Bowe. He is a must start for Week 11. 

Dez Bryant

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    Dez Bryant is no doubt one of the most talented wide receivers in the game. At any point in time, he can put up big numbers. 

    In Week 11, he and the Dallas Cowboys are taking on the Washington Redskins. 

    As the No. 1 receiver in Dallas, Tony Romo will look to target him early and often. 

    In Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills, Bryant had six receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown. 

    Look for a big week from the Cowboys against a division rival. 

Percy Harvin

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    In Week 11, the Minnesota Vikings take on the Oakland Raiders, who have a very weak passing defense. 

    It will no doubt be a barn burner. 

    One of the most dynamic players in the Minnesota Vikings is Percy Harvin, and he will no doubt have a good game.

    As he continues to recover from his rib injury, his numbers will continually get better. In recent weeks, he has been getting the ball more and more. 

    These are not just passes, these are runs too, so Harvin is a double threat. Look for that to continue.

Larry Fitzgerald

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    Even though the Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback Kevin Kolb has gone down to injury, Larry Fitzgerald's numbers have gone up. 

    He and quarterback John Skelton seem to have a really good connection. 

    In Week 10, Fitzgerald had seven receptions and two touchdowns. 

    The Cardinals will be relying on the pass in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers. They have the best running defense in the league and a mediocre pass defense. 

    If the Cardinals want to have any chance of winning that game, they most definitely will be relying on the pass, and more specifically, Larry Fitzgerald. 

Brandon Marshall

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    Now that Matt Moore has taken over as the Miami Dolphins quarterback, Brandon Marshall has been getting the bulk of the Dolphins offensive production.

    In Week 10, he had seven receptions for 98 yards.

    This week, the Dolphins play the Buffalo Bills, who have the No. 27 ranked passing defense.

    Brandon Marshall will run all over them. He is a must start this week. 

Jordy Nelson

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    It seems that Aaron Rodgers' new favorite receiver is Jordy Nelson. 

    In the last two games, he has three touchdowns and 10 receptions.

    In Week 11, the Green Bay Packers are playing one of the worst passing defenses in the league, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    The Buccaneers will probably focus on receivers like Greg Jennings, so Nelson will be able to slip through the cracks and score a lot of points.