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Week 11 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

It's the final bye week of the season, but that's not what fantasy owners should be concerned about. Nick Petraccione ranks his top wide receivers for Week 11.

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This is the last week of byes for the season. But the week off for teams isn't what concerns me this week, it's the quarterback situations some teams have. Denver is starting Brock Osweiler for the injury and ineffective Peyton Manning. Bryan Hoyer is still in concussion protocol, leaving the Texans with T.J. Yates if he can't go. Andrew Luck is sidelined with a lacerated kindney. The only one I'm not concerned about is Dallas who has Tony Romo returning from the IR.

I would love to stay high on Demaryius Thomas he has had at least five catches for 50 yards in every game this season, but with Osweiler under center it limits his ceiling. Maybe this could be a blessing in disguise for Thomas as Osweiler will probably rely on him to get things going. But until I can see actual proof, I can't put as much stock as I'd like to into Thomas. I don't think Hopkins will be affected too much because he has been the Houston offense all year, but I'd rather have Hoyer than throwing to him than Yates. T.Y. Hilton is hit or miss this week. I know Hasselbeck was effective in his two starts this season, but he lacks the deep threat arm that Luck possesses. Hilton thrives on being a vertical threat and if he doesn't get a big play he will have a mediocre day.

Let's get to the rankings and then talk about a few players that I do like this week.

BYE WEEK: Cleveland, New Orleans, New York Giants, Pittsburgh

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Julio Jones ATL IND
2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU NYJ
3 Dez Bryant DAL @MIA
4 Allen Robinson JAC TEN
5 Mike Evans TB @PHI
6 Larry Fitzgerald ARI CIN
7 Brandon Marshall NYJ @HOU
8 Calvin Johnson DET OAK
9 Demaryius Thomas DEN @CHI
10 Amari Cooper OAK @DET
11 Alshon Jeffery CHI DEN
12 Jarvis Landry MIA DAL
13 Eric Decker NYJ @HOU
14 A.J. Green CIN @ARI
15 Michael Crabtree OAK @DET
16 Stevie Johnson SD KC
17 Sammy Watkins BUF @NE
18 Randall Cobb GB @MIN
19 Jeremy Maclin KC @SD
20 Allen Hurns JAC TEN
21 Danny Amendola NE BUF
22 Devante Adams GB @MIN
23 T.Y. Hilton IND @ATL
24 Brandon LaFell NE BUF
25 Stefon Diggs MIN GB
26 Jordan Matthews PHI TB
27 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @CHI
28 Kamar Aiken BAL STL
29 Rishard Matthews MIA DAL
30 John Brown ARI CIN
31 Golden Tate DET OAK
32 Michael Floyd ARI CIN
33 Marvin Jones CIN @ARI
34 Pierre Garcon WAS @CAR
35 Donte Moncrief IND @ATL
36 Chris Givens BAL STL
37 Nate Washington HOU NYJ
38 Jamison Crowder WAS @CAR
39 James Jones GB @MIN
40 DeSean Jackson WAS @CAR
41 Dontrelle Inman SD KC
42 Tavon Austin STL @BAL
43 Doug Baldwin SEA SF
44 Robert Woods BUF @NE
45 Ted Ginn Jr. CAR WAS
46 Anquan Boldin SF @SEA
47 Kendall Wright TEN @JAC
48 Terrance Williams DAL @MIA
49 Malcolm Floyd SD KC
50 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN @JAC

The biggest rise in the rankings this week is Danny Amendola. He goes from a borderline top-50 option to just outside of the top-20. With Julian Edelman's season likely over (fantasy season that is), the Patriots' receiving core will have to make up for his lost production. Amendola is going to be the guy that leads the operation. In a PPR league, that is especially valuable considering Edelman is first in targets on the Patriots roster. Last week when Edelman went down, Amendola had ten receptions (a season high) for 79 yards. Expect him to keep up with a high-volume of looks. Also look for other receivers to get in on the action like Brandon LaFell.

The Chargers wide receiver depth chart is thinning. Keenan Allen is out for the season and now Malcolm Floyd's future is also in question after suffering a torn labrum in Week 9. That leaves San Diego with one main option, Stevie Johnson. In one of the leagues most pass-heavy offenses, Johnson should get a lot of balls thrown his way. All signs point to Johnson being a PPR gem this week, especially against a Chiefs defense that has given up the second-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers, according to ESPN Fantasy.

In the last two weeks, Davante Adams has had 11 and 21 targets respectively. Adams had a disappointing start to the season and then missed four games due to injury. But, it looks like he's starting to become the Jordy Nelson replacement we thought he would be at the beginning of the year. He works well in this offense and it's clear Aaron Rodgers trusts him to throw that much to him. With James Jones simply not a factor as this point, Adams should only have to really compete with Randall Cobb for targets. Even against a tough Minnesota defense on the road, peg Adams as a WR2 in your lineup.