Fantasy Football Matchups to Exploit in Week 11
WRs vs CBs
Corey Davis is coming off one of his best performances as a pro last week. He posted a 7/125/1 line against Stephon Gilmore, who has been one of the toughest cornerbacks this season. He will draw a much easier matchup against the outside corners of the Colts. They have a good slot cornerback in Kenny Moore, which will cement Davis as Marcus Mariota’s preferred target as well. He is set up to have another 100-yard outing in a potential shootout.
Alshon Jeffrey vs Eli Apple
The Eagles are going to need to get their wide receivers going to have a chance of beating the Saints this week. The Saints have funneled Fantasy points to the receiver position, allowing the most of any defense, and the fourth fewest to tight ends. Zach Ertz has been the go-to guy in the passing attack, but Jeffrey has the most favorable matchup on the Eagles. With Ertz and Golden Tate taking attention in the middle of the field, Jeffrey has WR1 upside this week.
With Marvin Jones ruled out for this week, there should be plenty of opportunities for Golladay. He drew 13 targets last week, which was the most of his career, and he could surpass that this week. In his seven career games with over five targets, he has gone over 50 yards in six of them and has six touchdowns. James Bradberry will be covering Golladay and he has allowed the sixth-most yards among all cornerbacks. Golladay needs to be in lineups this week and is a supreme value in Daily Fantasy.
Ridley and the Falcons offense had their biggest outbursts at home this year. When he broke out in the beginning of the season, he had 264 yards and six touchdowns in the three-game homestand. The Falcons will be back at home this week to face a stingy Cowboys defense. Ridley will need to step up and have a big game for the Falcons to win, with Byron Jones and Julio Jones battling it out.
With Byron Leftwich taking over as the play caller in Arizona, Fitzgerald has finally found his footing in the past two weeks. He has racked up 14 catches for 152 yards on an appealing 22 targets. That is a noticeable jump from the six targets he was seeing per week prior to that. It is a good spot for Fitzgerald to succeed against the dumpster fire Raiders defense that will have Nick Nelson covering him. Nelson has rarely played this year and was a fourth round pick in the 2018 draft. The experience of Fitzgerald should win the matchup. Fitzgerald needs eight catches to pass Jerry Rice for the most receptions with one team and has the chance to get it this week.
RBs vs DEF
Alex Collins vs CIN
Collins has been a disappointment for the most part this year, but this could be the week he starts to turn it around. Joe Flacco is doubtful to play, meaning the Ravens should lean heavily on the running game. Robert Griffin III and Lamar Jackson should both play quarterback for the Ravens and the running ability of both can give Collins some better holes from their dual threat abilities. The Bengals have allowed the second most Fantasy points to running backs and Collins was able to get 90 yards on 12 touches against them Week Two. He has only two games with over 12 carries this year, but he should make it a third this week.
Phillip Lindsay vs LAC
Royce Freeman is expected back this week, but I am still expecting a nice game from Lindsay against the Chargers. The Bolts just lost their middle linebacker Denzel Perryman, who was second on the team in tackles. That could hinder the run defense a bit, especially in the first game without him. The Broncos have given Lindsay 15-plus touches in the past three games and I expect that to continue this week. Lindsay can get over 100 total yards in this matchup.
Leonard Fournette vs PIT
Fournette has loved playing the Steelers so far in his career. In the two games against them last year, he went for 181 yards rushing with a total of five touchdowns. It has been tough sledding for Fournette this year, but his touch totals have been insane when he has been on the field and he had 29 touches last week in a bad game script. If Fournette can be just a little bit more productive with his carries, he could have a huge week.
Dion Lewis vs IND
Lewis has been a workhorse for the Titans over the past three games. He has 22, 23, and 19 touches in that span, and is seeing around 70 percent of the snaps. What hurt him was not being as involved in the passing game last week, with the Titans leading the whole way. That shouldn’t be the case again as I expect the Colts Titans game to be competitive and high scoring. On top of that, the Colts have allowed the third most receptions to running backs. With Lewis in line for a lot of touches no matter the game script, I expect him to be very productive.