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Fantasy Football Week 11: DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones and other must starts

By William Schneiderhan
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans makes a reception for a second-quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 4: Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans makes a reception for a second-quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 4: Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans makes a reception for a second-quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 4: Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans makes a reception for a second-quarter touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Here’s this week’s edition of top 5 wide receivers to lock into your fantasy football lineup.

Both the Week 10 editions of top five running backs and quarterbacks to start in fantasy football didn’t do well. However, the top five wide receivers to start made up for them.

Four out of the five players listed finished as top 10 scorers in ESPN PPR standard scoring leagues. Still on the hunt for that perfect, 5-5 week.

Tyreek Hill led all receivers with his 32.7 points. Michael Thomas racked up 27, Julio Jones compiled 23.7, and Davante Adams netted 26.6. Keenan Allen finished outside of the top 10 with a respectable 17.7.

Let’s try to keep on this streak and dive into this week’s list of top five wide receivers to start in Week 11 fantasy football.

KANSAS CITY, MO – NOVEMBER 11: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates a punt return touchdown that would be called back due to penalty in the fourth quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO – NOVEMBER 11: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates a punt return touchdown that would be called back due to penalty in the fourth quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

5. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

Yes, Tyreek Hill is back on the list once again. As mentioned above, he led all receivers in scoring last week.

The explosive receiver caught seven passes for 117 yards and two scores. He broke out of a mini-slump with his big day during the Chiefs win against the Arizona Cardinals.

This week, Hill will lineup against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams have allowed 14 receiving touchdowns, which ties them for the second most in the NFL.

Hill is seemingly incapable of being stopped. While he may have down days, his bad games still put a smile on the faces of his owners.

Next: 4. DeAndre Hopkins

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 4: Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans celebrates a second quarter touchdown catch during a game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 4: Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans celebrates a second quarter touchdown catch during a game against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

4. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans

As he usually does, DeAndre Hopkins has quietly put together another great season. He has played a big role in the Houston Texans recent resurgence.

The Texans were on a bye last week, but Hopkins went for 105 yards on 10 grabs and one score in Week 10. He and Deshaun Watson have been a very dynamic duo.

Hopkins and his Texans play the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The Redskins have’t surrendered a ton of touchdowns to opposing receivers, but they have let up the fifth most receiving yards.

This will be one of the more interesting games of the week due to the way both teams have played. At the end of the day, Hopkins may prove to be too much for the Redskins’ secondary to handle.

Next: 3. Julio Jones

3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

We had heard the story all season about Julio Jones and his inability to find the end zone. Well, he finally put that narrative to bed when he punched one in in Week 9.

Jones made it back-to-back weeks with a receiving touchdown when he also wrangled a Matt Ryan pass in for a score against the Cleveland Browns last week. Meaning, he is back folks.

As if Jones ever really left, seeing as though he was still piling up the yards. Nevertheless, he and the Falcons will look to capitalize at home against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.

Dallas has been one of the better team defenses in the NFL, especially against the pass. Jones is a match up nightmare though, and the undersized Cowboys corners will have to try and contain him.

Next: 2. Odell Beckham Jr.

SANTA CLARA, CA – NOVEMBER 12: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants is unable to make a catch against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA – NOVEMBER 12: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants is unable to make a catch against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

2. Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants

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It has been a season to forget for the New York Giants. They are 2-7 without a single hope in sight.

But Big Blue did rattle off a win against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10. A large part of that win can be attributed to superstar wide out Odell Beckham Jr.

OBJ had two scores on four catches for 73 yards. He tallied 20+ points for the third game in a row with that effort.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the next team on the schedule for the G-men. What does that mean? OBJ may be in store for another multi-score game. Why? The Bucs have allowed 15 receiving touchdowns, which ties them with the New Orleans Saints for the most receiving TDs given up.

Next: 1. Michael Thomas

CINCINNATI, OH – NOVEMBER 11: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints scores a touchdown while being defended by William Jackson #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH – NOVEMBER 11: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints scores a touchdown while being defended by William Jackson #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

Dare it to be said? Michael Thomas is becoming the league’s best wide receiver. He and the Saints have hit their stride.

The star caught eight catches for 70 yards and two scores. He has broken out of the small slump he endured during the mid-weeks of the season.

The Saints host the sputtering Philadelphia Eagles this week. The Eagles are struggling to find form after their Super Bowl win.

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As is the case with the Redskins, the Eagles have kept the receiving scores down. However, they have given up a fair amount of yards. Thomas will look to add on to that touchdown total.

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