Fantasy Football Takeaways: Week 11


Outside of a matchup between San Francisco and Arizona in Mexico City, we have completed the Week 11 slate. This week we saw some impressive performances, including multiple 2+ touchdown performances. Three wide receivers, including Davante Adams, Christian Watson and Amari Cooper, all had two scores, while Jamaal Williams and Samaje Perine both found the end zone three times. Additionally, we saw Najee Harris, Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard all score twice. Travis Kelce scored three touchdowns on Sunday Night Football, and Austin Hooper scored twice on Thursday Night Football. 


Outside of these touchdown-heavy performances, we also saw other impressive performances throughout the league, but what should we take from them? I am here to break down the Week 11 fantasy football takeaways.

No Kupp means a committee. 

For a significant portion of the week, many of us tried to figure out who would step in for Cooper Kupp while he was out. The answer was many. We saw four players see over four targets this week for the Rams. Tyler Higbee led the way with eight targets this week and four grabs for 45 yards (8.5 PPR points). After that, we saw Allen Robinson and Van Jefferson receive five targets apiece. Robinson was more productive with 47 yards and a score (14.7 PPR points), which led the pass-catchers. Jefferson caught three passes for 41 yards and only 7.1 PPR points. Ben Skowronek saw four targets but only caught one of them for four yards. 

It appears the Rams may spread the ball out, which will make it hard to pinpoint just who will have the best fantasy performance from week to week. On the flip side, it will produce a few extra flex-worthy players going forward. 

Is Devin Singletary an RB1? 

Devin Singletary had yet another RB1 performance this week, as he produced 17.7 PPR points and is currently RB8 on the week. He rushed for 86 yards and a score and added 11 receiving yards on two receptions. This is the second week in a row that Singletary posted a top-12 finish, as last week he finished as RB12 with 15.7 PPR points. Over these two weeks, he has amassed 133 yards and three touchdowns on 31 rushing attempts. Even though he is splitting time with rookie James Cook, Singletary is seeing the important touches in the red zone, and most importantly he is converting them. 

Moving forward it seems likely we’ll see more Singletary and Cook as the Bills protect Josh Allen‘s elbow. It seems unlikely that Singletary will continue these top-12 finishes, but he seems like a pretty safe RB2 moving forward. 


Darius Slayton has another strong performance 

For the fourth week in a row, Darius Slayton posted a 10+ point performance in PPR scoring. During this span, he has seen 26 targets – 10 of which came this week and were a season-high. With this significant target share, he has produced 305 receiving yards on 16 receptions. Additionally, he has found the end zone twice in that span. This has all resulted in 58.5 PPR points, which is good enough for WR19 since Week 7. His 10 targets this week were second only to Wan’Dale Robinson (13), who left the game early due to a knee injury. 

With Robinson’s health in question, we could see Slayton play an even more prominent role in the offense going forward – especially when the next closest pass-catcher only saw five targets (Saqoun Barkley). With the potential to see an increased role, Slayton is shaping up to be a quality weekly starter down the stretch.  

Tony Pollard looks strong again

For yet another week, Tony Pollard led the Cowboys backfield in scrimmage yards and fantasy production. This was a bit of a surprise with the return of Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott and Pollard both saw 15 carries, with Zeke producing 42 yards, but he did find the end zone twice — saving his fantasy day. Pollard doubled Zeke’s output, as he produced 80 yards on the ground but also added 109 yards on six receptions and two TDs. He is currently the top running back in PPR scoring this week with 36.9 points, while Elliott is RB9 with 17.7 points. 

The biggest hurdle here will be Pollard’s usage, as the Cowboys tend to lean on Zeke no matter what – but he did manage to out-touch Elliott 21-16 this week. If this usage continues, Pollard will continue to be a quality fantasy option going forward.

Juwan Johnson stays hot 

Juwan Johnson posted his third straight double-digit PPR point week and third straight top-12 finish. This week, he produced 13.7 PPR points on three receptions for 47 yards and a score (TE5). His 14% target share this week was third on the team behind only Chris Olave and Alvin Kamara. Most impressively, he is currently TE3 over the last three weeks with 41.3 PPR points. During this span, he has seen 13 targets, which he has converted into 10 receptions for 133 yards and three TDs.

It seems like he has become the main tight end target in the passing game for the Saints. Additionally, the Saints are still looking for a trusted second target behind Chris Olave, and it appears Johson may become this for Andy Dalton. He has become a quality start weekly, especially when we consider how volatile the tight-end position has been this season. 

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