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Fantasy Football WR Report: Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods in Elite Spot, More Week 11 Notes

Nov 15, 2018 8:16 PM EST
  • The Action Network ranked fantasy football wide receivers across standard, PPR and half-point PPR formats for Week 11.
  • Here's a deeper dive on five receivers, including the dominant Michael Thomas, plus why Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods are in an elite spot.

Here’s a breakdown of five notable wide receivers featured in Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman’s Week 11 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 WR

Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

Thomas is in a nuclear spot against a banged up Eagles secondary that just lost their best corner in Ronald Darby to a torn ACL. Jalen Mills (foot) and Sidney Jones (hamstring) are also both questionable to play.

Thomas’ ceiling projection in the FantasyLabs Player Models is nearly three points higher than the next closest receiver.

Most Favorable Matchups

Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams

The Rams are in an elite spot with a 33.5-point implied team total against a weak Chiefs secondary. Additionally, the loss of Cooper Kupp (ACL) will free up 21% of the Rams’ target share and even more in the red zone:

Our rankers have both Cooks and Woods ranked inside the top 12 among Week 11 receivers.

Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions

The Panthers have been mediocre in the secondary this year (24th in Football Outsiders’ pass DVOA) and all three starting corners are presently tied as PFF’s No. 50 corners this season.

Golladay’s targets (13) finally saw an uptick in Week 10, and he could benefit if Marvin Jones (bone bruise) is unable to play this week.

He carries an average rank of 17.7 among our rankers.

Davante Adams and Marquez Valdez-Scantling, Green Bay Packers

Randall Cobb (hamstring) won’t travel to Seattle, so MVS will continue to benefit in his absence.

Adams is dominating target share for the Packers, representing 27% of their market share of targets, including a ridiculous 43% of their red zone target share.

Meanwhile, MVS has been a serviceable WR3 option, seeing at least five targets in his past five games and one of the Seahawks’ corners crack PFF’s top-80 grades.

Matchup Downgrades

Tyler Boyd, Cinncinati Bengals

Boyd saw just four targets last week, but the Bengals ran an uncharacteristically low 43 plays in their lopsided loss to the Saints.

You’re not sitting Boyd given he’s the No. 1 option in the absence of A.J. Green (toe), but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Bengals’ offense continue to struggle in Green’s absence, especially in Baltimore against a formidable Ravens defense.

Boyd still possesses a solid average rank of 13.7 among our rankers with his projected volume.

Want another edge? Be sure to keep up with the week’s news on FantasyLabs.

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