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Week 11 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: 5 Receivers to Start

Thomas ChristianContributor IIINovember 18, 2011

Week 11 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: 5 Receivers to Start

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    Fantasy owners are in the process of debating who to start and who to sit at the wide receiver in week 11.

    At this point, wide receivers such as Calvin Johnson, Wes Welker, Mike Wallace, Larry Fitzgerald, Greg Jennings and Steve Smith are all must-start products each week of the fantasy season.

    Owners of these players are smiling as they are capable of going for 15 to 20 points each Sunday or Monday. For the owners who were not able to acquire these receivers, it is that time of the week to look at matchups and decide who to play and who to sit.

    For those seeking answers to their questions, here are five receivers to start this week.

Denarius Moore, Raiders

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    Denarius Moore is a rookie fifth-round draft pick out of Tennessee and has been one of the biggest rookie surprises in the NFL.

    Moore has quickly become Carson Palmer's favorite targets and over the past two games, he has nine receptions for 184 yards with two touchdowns.

    The Raiders go against a vulnerable Vikings pass defense that ranks 30th in the NFL and is still without Chris Cook.

Brandon Marshall, Dolphins

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    If you own Brandon Marshall in a PPR league, you have been a happy fantasy owner this season. Marshall's lowest reception output has been four receptions and has posted three games of 100-plus receiving yards.

    Marshall owners ideally would like to see more of him in the end zone, and this may be the week that happens.

    It's clear that Matt Moore and Brandon Marshall have a lot of chemistry. Don't expect that to change as Miami goes up against Buffalo, a team on the downswing lately with the 27th ranked pass defense in the league.

Jordy Nelson, Packers

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    Jordy Nelson has had a tremendous 2011 season as he has emerged as the Packers' No. 2 receiver behind Greg Jennings.

    Green Bay boasts the league's best quarterback and spreads the field out more than most teams, leaving many favorable matchups across the board.

    Nelson has scored in all but three games and can rack up yards in a hurry as he is a constant deep threat, scoring on touchdowns of 84, 50, 93 and 64 yards.

    The Packers go up against the Buccaneers and their 28th ranked passing defense this Sunday.

Early Doucet, Cardinals

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    Early Doucet has had a very productive season for the Cardinals in 2011, and that doesn't look to be changing anytime soon.

    Doucet has not posted a ton of yardage but does have three scores over his past four games. His underneath route-running ability makes him a very dangerous threat near and inside the red zone.

    Expect John Skelton to look Doucet's way often near the end zone against the 49ers' 26th ranked pass defense focusing on Larry Fitzgerald.

Vincent Jackson, Chargers

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    Vincent Jackson has had an inconsistent season. When he does have a big game, it is a very big game. For example, Jackson posted 141 yards and three touchdowns two weeks ago against a struggling yet very talented Packers secondary.

    Though Jackson has one catch on two different occasions this season, take last week's one catch performance with a grain of salt. He was targeted by Rivers seven times, and the two are talented enough to strike at any time.

    Expect one of those strikes to happen this weekend as the Chargers travel to Chicago and face the 29th ranked pass defense.

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