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Week 11 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR

The fantasy season is just about to heat up and Nick gives you his rankings to help you reach the playoffs.

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It’s crunch time. For most leagues, playoffs are just two weeks away. There’s nothing better than post-season play. It’s do-or-die from here on out, unless of course you’re way out of contention in which case you could always play the fun role of the spoiler. But for those of you still in contention, I’m going to do my best to help you reach the playoffs, free of charge.

The big question this week revolves around the Bears receivers after Alshon Jeffery suspended for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy. But before we get to the commentary, let’s get to the rankings.

BYE WEEKS: Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets, San Diego

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown PIT CLE
2 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG CHI
3 Mike Evans TB @KC
4 A.J. Green CIN BUF
5 Jordy Nelson GB @WAS
6 Amari Cooper OAK HOU
7 T.Y. Hilton IND TEN
8 Dez Bryant DAL BAL
9 Brandin Cooks NO @CAR
10 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @MIN
11 Allen Robinson JAC @DET
12 Kelvin Benjamin CAR NO
13 Davante Adams GB @WAS
14 Doug Baldwin SEA PHI
15 Julian Edelman NE @SF
16 Golden Tate DET JAC
17 Michael Thomas NO @CAR
18 Michael Crabtree OAK HOU
19 Stefon Diggs MIN ARI
20 Jordan Matthews PHI @SEA
21 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @OAK
22 Jamison Crowder WAS GB
23 Jarvis Landry MIA @LA
24 Donte Moncrief IND TEN
25 Terrelle Pryor CLE PIT
26 Marvin Jones DET JAC
27 Rishard Matthews TEN @IND
28 Willie Snead NO @CAR
29 Cameron Meredith CHI @NYG
30 Steve Smith BAL @DAL
31 Sterling Shepard NYG CHI
32 Kenny Britt LA MIA
33 Mike Wallace BAL @DAL
34 Corey Coleman CLE PIT
35 Randall Cobb GB @WAS
36 Eli Rogers PIT @CLE
37 Cole Beasley DAL BAL
38 Eddie Royal CHI @NYG
39 Robert Woods BUF CIN
40 Pierre Garcon WAS GB
41 Devante Parker MIA @LA
42 Tyreek Hill KC TB
43 Allen Hurns JAC @DET
44 Chris Hogan NE @SF
45 DeSean Jackson WAS GB
46 Kendall Wright TEN @IND
47 J.J. Nelson ARI @MIN
48 Tavon Austin LA MIA
49 Adam Humphries TB @KC
50 Ty Montgomery GB @WAS

Cameron Meredith - Alshon Jeffery is not coming back until Week 15 against Green Bay. So for these next four games, I think Meredith is going to eat up the majority of targets that Jeffery would have gotten. That being said, that does not put him into a WR2 role in fantasy. It's obvious that Jay Cutler does not have a good connection with Meredith and the Bears offense is one of the worst in the league. If it wasn't for that luck Hail Mary touchdown last week, Meredith would be looking at a stat line of two catches for 36 yards over the past three games. But Cutler is going to be forced to throw to him. He's big and has great hands. Cutler a below average QB, but when he finds a receiver in a game, his tendency is to keep throwing to that one guy. I think Meredith will get a lot of looks in this game and is a viable flex option.

Eddie Royal - Now let's look at the flip side of the coin. I have Royal at No. 38 this week. Sure he may take some targets out of the Jeffery suspension jar, but it won't be enough to make him a threat. In this offense he now moves up to the number three target behind Meredith and Zach Miller. I don't really like the sound of a WR3 in my lineup, especially against the Giants defense. He will get an uptick in targets that's why I still have him in the low-30's, but he's a stretch to play this week.

Ty Montgomery - The Montgomery fantasy fad lasted about as long as the Harlem Shake. It's now played out. With James Starks coming back and the new signing of Christine Michael, Monty's days of being a WR/RB dual-threat are over. With Jordy at WR1, Adams emerging as a stellar WR2 and Cobb in the mix, Montgomery finds himself at the bottom of the depth chart and quite literally at the bottom of my rankings. He's this week's Mr. Irrelevant.

Sterling Shepard - The Giants passing offense has erupted over the last two games with Eli Manning throwing seven touchdowns. Shepard has taken advantage of the uptick and has gotten into the endzone in back to back games. Now he gets a matchup with one of the worst passing defenses in the league, Chicago. Since Week 2 Shepard has not seen less than six targets and even if Victor Cruz comes back this week, his production should remain the same. I like the matchup, I like Shepard' s skill-set, and I like how the offense is coming together. He's a nice flex option this week.