Fantasy Football: Top 5 wide receivers for Week 11


Sep 20, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder (80) returns a punt against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into Week 11 fantasy football, most owners will depend on wide receivers in favorable match-ups to get the job done.

With only a handful of games left of the season, fantasy football owners strive to make it to the “play-offs”. With Week 11 byes, and some upsetting Week 10 injuries, this week’s line-up is going to need some cleaning up.

The New England Patriots lose Julian Edelman for a bit, and the New York Giants announce Victor Cruz will be out for the rest of the season. Week 11 also offers the last week of byes for the season; we lose the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Coming into Week 11, we see a shortage of quality wide receivers. Take a look at the top 5 wideouts that will take you through the duration of the season and enable you to secure a spot in your fantasy football playoffs.

Next: 5. Watch out for this Giant

Nov 15, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Dwayne Harris (17) stiff arms New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman (22) after a reception during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

5. Dwayne Harris

Although Week 11 is a bye week for the New York Giants, Dwayne Harris is an ideal wide receiver pick-up for the rest of the season. The Giants announced Cruz will be out for the rest of the season which means you should get him off your bench and replace him with Harris.

In Week 11’s match-up verses the undefeated New England Patriots, Harris received over 18 fantasy points depending on your leagues point values. Harris caught 6-of-9 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in the Giants’ Week 10 loss to New England.

When the Giants come back from their bye in Week 12, Harris is anticipated to be a main target for quarterback Eli Manning. Harris will be a great pick-up for the end of season injuries and fillers that you might get hit with so even though he won’t be playing this week, try to acquire him by any means necessary.

Next: 4. This Texan earns double-digit points

Sep 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts (18) makes a reception during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

4. Cecil Shorts

Cecil Shorts made his return in Week 10’s Monday night match-up verses the Cincinnati Bengals. Shorts caught 3-of-7 targets for 16 yards in the big win last week for the Houston Texans.

Although he did not add value to fantasy leagues in Week 10, Shorts is expected to shake off his injury return and earn double-digit points in his Week 11 match-up verses the New York Jets.

Shorts is not Houston’s No.1 wide receiver, as DeAndre Hopkins remains their most impressive receiver. But, he is an asset to any line-up that needs a filler as he is capable of receiving over 10 fantasy points per game.

Next: 3. This Raven is a sure pick-up

Nov 1, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken (11) dives with the call over San Diego Chargers cornerback Steve Williams (23) during the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated San Diego Chargers 29-26. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

3. Kamar Aiken

The Baltimore Ravens have lost wide receiver Steve Smith for the season. As Kamar Aiken steps in as Baltimore’s No.1 wide receiver, he is sure to score some great fantasy points in Week 11 and other week’s to come.

Aiken caught 7-of-14 targets for 73 yards. Aiken was quarterback Joe Flacco’s main focus in the first quarter of the Week 10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also offered some leagues over 14 points in Week 10.

Entering Week 11, Aiken is ranked a WR3 however, as Baltimore’s No.1 receiver, this ranking will change as the week’s go on and Aiken sees more completions. Aiken is a great pick-up for the rest of the season and needs to be added to your team before his less than 50% ownership increases.

Next: 2. This Redskin is a top targeted receiver

Nov 15, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder (80) carries the ball as New Orleans Saints wide receiver T.J. Graham (17) chases in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

2. Jamison Crowder

Last week with the Washington Redskins, Jamison Crowder delivered over 15 fantasy points. He caught 4-of-5 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in his Week 10 match-up against the New Orleans Saints.

Week 10 offered Crowder his first touchdown of the season. Currently, he leads Washington with most targets per game and will eventually put everything together to deliver some big points this week.

Crowder’s Week 11 match-up offers a challenge as Washington prepares to take on the undefeated Carolina Panthers. However, Crowder is averaging eight targets per game. He will offer some fantasy value for the weeks to come. Grab him while you can.

Next: 1. This Patriot is unstoppable

Nov 15, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) is pulled down after a reception during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. New England Patriots defeat the New York Giants 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

1. Danny Amendola

In Week 10, the Patriots lost Edelman, their star wide receiver for the undefeated team for what seems to be about 6-8 weeks. With Edelman undergoing ankle surgery, Danny Amendola will be taking on a bigger work load on offense.

Amendola caught 10-of-11 targets for 79 yards in Week 10. He also received a little over 17 fantasy point per game depending on your league.

Next: 5 ways Jets can hammer Texans

Amendola enters Week 11 as a strong WR2 and is expecting to see a ton of action. Amendola is a definite pick up in Week 11’s divisional showdown against the Buffalo Bills.