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2017 Fantasy Football Week 11 Rankings Review

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For one week, the Steelers actually showed up.  Maybe that’s not fair considering they are 8-2.  But after last weeks slow start against the Colts, and similar weeks prior, it was nice to see.  Antonio Brown exploded for three touchdowns and 144 yards.  And Big Ben had his best game of the year.  The game wasn’t real great, but for fantasy purposes, we’ll all take it.

In Week 10, my Too Low picks Charles. Clay and Bilal Powell disappointed, but Robert Woods came through in a big way. Too high picks Devonta Freeman, T.Y. Hilton and Austin Seferian- Jenkins all played pretty poorly.  So with that, we will get into the Week 11 picks.

As you take a look at who I tag as Too High and Too Low, be sure to take a look at the Week 11 Staff Rankings.

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2017 Fantasy Football Week 11 Rankings Review

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Too Low

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (WR18)

Though he remains inefficient with his targets, Alshon has three touchdowns his last two games on 19 targets.  Wentz clearly loves Alshon and targets him more than anyone else in the passing game.

This week Philly plays a week Dallas secondary and should put up a bunch of points coming off their bye week.  Jeffery will be heavily targeted again, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him in the endzone again.

Rank Above: Larry Fitzgerald, Stefon Diggs, Sterling Shepard, Amari Cooper

Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (WR25)

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Allen has been mostly disappointing all season.  But despite his lack of scoring, he’s still garnered 80 targets and 44 catches over the year.  And after a stretch of road games and tough matchups, Allen finally gets a plus matchup at home.

This week Rivers and Allen will be attacking a Buffalo squad who is falling apart.  In addition to losing two straight, their defense has been shredded the past two weeks.  Plus, starting a rookie quarterback should give the Chargers plenty of opportunities to score.  Allen won’t underperform again this week.

Rank Above: Emmanuel Sanders, Demariyus Thomas, Robert Woods

Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (RB18)

Based on his season so far, Martin is ranked fairly here.  But I’m hoping for a better game out of him this week.  The Dophins are garbage, just like the Buccaneers.  And their run defense has a tendency to give up some big games to opposing backs.

Martin is getting plenty of touches to succeed, getting at least 18 carries in 3 of his last 4 games.  If this trend continues, and it should, I think Martin will produce as a high RB2 this week.

Rank Above: Chris Thompson, Orleans Darkwa

Too High

Adrian Peterson, RB, Arizona Cardinals (RB13)

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Peterson looks great one week, and awful the next.  But really, it has nothing to do with Peterson.  In games that the Cardinals lead, against poor teams, Peterson shines.  In games that they trail or play against tougher opponents, he gets stuffed.  This was apparent with his sub-1 yard per carry night in Seattle last week.

This week Peterson gets a more favorable matchup against the Texans.  However, they are on the road and NFL journeyman Blaine Gabbert is getting the start at quarterback.  Expect the Texans to key in on the run just like Seattle, limiting Peterson once again.  He is a volume-based RB2.

Rank Below: Doug Martin, Jerick McKinnon

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (RB24)

Williams is now the starter in Green Bay due to a string of injuries.  But even so, the Packers offensive outlook isn’t all that great.  Quarterback Brett Hundley has struggled since being called upon, and they play a tough Baltimore defense this week.

Plus, the Packer run game hasn’t exactly been impressive.  I don’t expect much out of the Packers this week.  And if they do produce, don’t expect it to be on the legs of Williams.

Rank Below: Ameer Abdullah, Rex Burkhead

A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (WR8)

Since his bye week, A.J. has topped 50 yards just once this season.  And he hasn’t done much against the tougher secondaries that the Bengals have faced.  Quarterback Andy Dalton, unfortunately, continues to waste Green’s career in the dumpster- fire that is the Bengals offense.

This week they travel to Denver to play the no-fly zone.  Even though they have been beaten badly the past two weeks by New England and Philadelphia, the Bengals should not expect much success.  A.J. may have a fine day, but he’s outside of my top 10 this week.

Rank Below: Michael Crabtree, Golden Tate, Adam Thielen


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About Trent Smith

I am a huge sports fan, and even bigger fantasy football addict. After competing in fantasy leagues for a number of years I decided to get into the industry myself as a writer.

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