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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers for Week 11

With no Cooper Kupp in Week 11, who sits atop Skyler’s wide receiver rankings this week?

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For all of those that drafted Cooper Kupp in fantasy football, this is the first week we will not have him available this season. Instead of thinking negative thoughts in his absence, let’s all make a collective effort to make sure we take care of him during the bye week. We need to make sure he’s staying off of his feet during the bye week and is icing up for a strong finish to the season.

Even during a game where the Los Angeles Rams didn't have much success in the air in Week 10, Kupp still caught 11 passes for 122 yards on 13 targets. Kupp has garnered 10+ targets in all but one of his 10 games. He’s also eclipsed 100+ yards in all but two games while hauling in a league-high 10 receiving touchdowns. So who takes over for Kupp as the WR1 in my rankings this week? Also, I’d like to take partial credit for the revival of Stefon Diggs in Week 10 against the New York Jets.

WR Rankings Week 11

RANK NAME TEAM OPPONENT NOTES
RANK NAME TEAM OPPONENT NOTES
1 Tyreek Hill KC vs. DAL Hill has been the primary target in KC's offense (nothing new) with 85 targets and seven TDs since Week 4. He's pretty good and will be involved in what is expected to be the highest-scoring game of Week 11.
2 Davante Adams GB @ MIN Whenever Rodgers is under center, Adams is always going to be a threat to be WR1 any given week. Adams leads the league with a massive 34.6$% target share.
3 A.J. Brown TEN vs. HOU After a quiet one-reception outing in Week 10 against NO, Brown gets a below-average HOU defense. Julio Jones is also still out for TEN, setting Brown up for more usage.
4 Stefon Diggs BUF vs. IND All we had to do was say something and Diggs returned to his WR1 form from a season ago. Gets an IND defense that's allowed the 3rd most points in the past 2 weeks.
5 Deebo Samuel SF @ JAC Is Samuel not the best WR to play RB in the NFL? Should be heavily involved against a mediocre pass defense of JAC.
6 Mike Evans TB vs. NYG TB is going to come out firing after their dismal showing in Week 10. Evans could easily have a couple TDs himself if Brown remains out.
7 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ KC Lamb has emerged as THE WR to have on DAL. Like Hill, is involved in an anticipated shootout between DAL and KC.
8 Justin Jefferson MIN vs. GB Had his best yardage output (143) of the season in Week 10 and MIN could be playing from behind against GB.
9 Chris Godwin TB vs. NYG The same what I said for Evans applies to Godwin. Godwin could easily see a few more targets but the higher TD upside resides with Evans.
10 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ LV Chase should continue where he left off following CIN's bye week. Is 3rd in the NFL in air yards completed (591) as a big play can happen at any moment.
11 Keenan Allen LAC vs. PIT Allen continues to be a PPR machine with 26 catches on 35 targets in the past three weeks. PIT always finds ways to have LBs on slot WRs, so a big week could be in store for Allen again.
12 D.K. Metcalf SEA vs. ARI The return of Wilson was underwhelming for SEA in Week 10. That shouldn't deter anyone from playing Metcalf/Lockett against ARI.
13 Amari Cooper DAL @ KC Cooper is a reliable option still for DAL but may not carry upside of Lamb. Still a fantastic option against an average KC defense.
14 Terry McLaurin WAS @ CAR McLaurin remains the only WR worth using in fantasy football on WAS. Is 8th in target share (27.5%) and 1st in NFL in route participation so opportunites are always aplenty.
15 Marquise Brown BAL @ CHI Brown has garnered 39 targets in the last three games but Jackson/Brown haven't connected on many of them (only 20 receptions). Always a threat to score a TD on a deep throw with a league best 21 deep targets.
16 Adam Thielen MIN vs. GB Whenever MIN gets near the end zone, Cousins always entrusts Thielen. GB could lean on pass game more sans Aaron Jones and MIN could be playing catch up.
17 Jaylen Waddle MIA @ NYJ With Tua back for MIA, Waddle is going to be 1 of 3 players peppered with targets. Leads MIA with 21.5% target share.
18 Diontae Johnson PIT @ LAC Could be one of only reliable options for PIT if Claypool misses another week. Should remain the No. 1 WR for PIT but Roethlisberger could miss another week, lowering Johnson's ceiling.
19 D.J. Moore CAR vs. WAS Cam could be starting for CAR, giving a boost to the WRs moving forward. Moore can finally be a top 20 option at WR again.
20 Tyler Lockett SEA vs. ARI Had 140 air yards (!!!) in Week 10 despite catching only 2 passes for 23 yards. Should be more productive versus ARi.
21 Mike Williams LAC vs. PIT There's going to be a week where Williams explodes again. Will see a decent workload and Joe Haden could miss time for PIT.
22 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ BUF Downgrade for Pittman despite being the most productive WR for IND. Wentz and the fact he plays the BUF defense on the road lowers his ceiling in Week 11.
23 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ SEA If Hopkins returns in Week 11, he could be limited. A limited Hopkins is still a top 25-30 WR in fantasy football. Also depends on whether or not Murray returns as well.
24 Tee Higgins CIN @ LV Saw 29 targets in his first 3 games back from an injury earlier in the season. Higgins has emerged as No. 2 WR for CIN in front of Boyd.
25 Hunter Renfrow LV vs. CIN Renfrow is a solid PPR option and is reliable option for Carr. Has not seen fewer than 5 targets in any week but no more than 9. Never going to have a high ceiling but he has a fantastic floor.
26 Christian Kirk ARI @ SEA Kirk remains one of the best late round picks and has gotten 20 targets in past 3 weeks. If Hopkins is out again, Kirk moves a couple of spots up.
27 Brandin Cooks HOU @ TEN Cooks is the only player in HOU's offense that you can trust in your lineups. Leads the league in air yards share (44%) and TEN's defense allows the most points per week to WRs.
28 Rashod Bateman BAL @ CHI Bateman continues to see his role with BAL increase. 8 targets in last 2 games for BAL and tied season high of 80 yards in Week 10.
29 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs. IND BUF's offense got back on track in Week 10 versus NYJ but Sanders saw season worst 2 targets. Sanders can bounce back in Week 11 against an IND defense that is bleeding points to WRs in recent weeks.
30 Jarvis Landry CLE vs. DET Feels like a perfect week for Landry to get back to being a PPR monster for CLE. Has seen 10 targets in past 2 weeks but gets a weak DET defense in Week 11.
31 Corey Davis NYJ vs. MIA Davis returned from 2 game absence in Week 10 to catch 5 passes for 93 yards. MIA's defense has surrendered the 3rd most points to WRs this season.
32 DeVonta Smith PHI vs. NO Smith has FINALLY gotten more involved in PHI's offense with 3 TDs in past 2 weeks but NO could have Lattimore shadow the rookie wideout.
33 Michael Gallup DAL @ KC Gallup returned in Week 10 from a stint on IR with 3 receptions for 42 yards. I expect Gallup to be involved a bit more in a potential high scoring game against KC.
34 Jakobi Meyers NE @ ATL IT"S A (EARLY) CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. Meyers scored his 1st career TD in Week 10 and now gets an ATL defense that allows the 8th most points per game to WRs.
35 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ JAC Aiyuk is back involved in SF's offense with 19 targets in past 3 weeks. SF didn't need to pass the ball often in Week 10 but could see more work against JAC's pass defense.
36 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs. SF Jones is the No.1 WR on JAC and is the best deep threat option. JAC is likely going to be in a positive game script that could lead to more opportunities for Jones.
37 Kenny Golladay NYG @ TB Golladay is a risky play every week because of injury (not many guys aren't) and NYG are playing a pass funneling defense in TB.
38 Cole Beasley BUF vs. IND Beasley is always a threat to put up 10 receptions but doesn't have much upside for 100+ yards or a TD (similar to Renfrow).
39 Elijah Moore NYJ vs. MIA Can we get more of Moore? The rookie has caught 10 passes (3 TDs) in the past 2 weeks. Gets a MIA defense that has struggled to slow down WRs this season.
40 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs. DET Is always capable of getting a deep touchdown that is 10+ points on one play. CLE could involve him more if DET's defense sells out to slow down CLE's rushing attack.
41 Kadarius Toney NYG @ TB Toney had 267 yards on 22 targets in Weeks 4-5 but has gotten 71 yards on 9 targets in past 3 appearances. Still could be in a pass heavy game against TB and if Shepard is out again, then Toney should be utilized more.
42 Mecole Hardman KC vs. DAL Hardman has been largely disappointing but is still the No. 3 option in a lethal KC offense. Could see more targets against DAL's defense in a potential shootout.
43 Bryan Edwards LV vs. CIN LV realizes they can use Edwards more right? Has caught a TD in 2 out of his past 3 games but its still tough to trust LV to keep Edwards involved.
44 A.J. Green ARI @ SEA Green saw more red zone looks earlier in the season and could see more again in Week 11. Hopkins being out again would move Green up my rankings.
45 Robby Anderson CAR vs. WAS Anderson finally had a positive game with Darnold out for CAR. With Cam under center, Anderson could slowly creep back into relevancy in fantasy football.
46 Allen Robinson CHI vs. BAL Robinson saw a season high 86 air yards in Week 9 versus PIT. Coming out of the bye week, will Nagy entrust Fields to throw it more?
47 Jamal Agnew JAC vs. SF Agnew remains a versatile weapon in JAC's lackadaiscal offense. Has received 5+ targets in 5 straight weeks and scored a rushing TD in Week 10 to show that he's used in a variety of ways.
48 Marquez Callaway NO @ PHI Callaway is the best deep option for NO but could see plenty of Slay in coverage. Still a threat to score a TD at any moment due to his ability to make contested catches.
49 Tyler Boyd CIN @ LV Boyd is the odd man out in CIN's WR trio with Higgins/Chase leading the way. An injury to Higgins or Chase may be the only way Boyd becomes a weekly viable option again.
50 Kendrick Bourne NE @ ATL Bourne has gotten 19 targets in past 4 weeks and NE is trusting Jones to throw more in recent weeks. ATL's defense hasn't shown any signs of slowing down WRs this season.