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Fantasy Football Week 11: One Matchup to Target at Each Position

Nov 19th 2022

Sosa Kremenjas

Week 11 of the Fantasy Football season has arrived and it's time to dive into five matchups to target in this slate. Each position presents one player in fantasy leagues to consider starting or streaming if available for the week.

All stats and data are sourced from PFF and Sports Info Solutions. Rostered percentages are sourced from Yahoo Fantasy leagues.

Quarterback:

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones - 74% rostered

As we all know, the Giants' offense is not one that excels in the passing game, yet still, Jones is a borderline QB1 this season — he's 16th in fantasy points scored among quarterbacks. He's been able to accomplish that feat by securing the fourth-most rushing yards and fifth-most rushing touchdowns among his peers. With just nine games played this season, Jones ranks 11th in fantasy points per dropback with a 0.50 figure.

He should be able to continue his strong play in Week 11 with a matchup against the Detroit Lions on deck. The Lions have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, while also allowing the second-most rushing yards and the most rushing touchdowns to the position.

Their pass defense hasn't been great, either. The Lions have surrendered the 11th-most passing yards, 12th-most passing touchdowns, and most yards per attempt. Jones is a must-start this week.

Running Back:

Washington Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. - 71% rostered

Like Jones, Robinson is in must-start territory, but that was probably likely the case for most managers coming off a 26-carry performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. The rookie has topped double-digit fantasy points just three times this season, and just once in the past three games. Yet still, he is in a strong position to finish as a top-20 option this week. Robinson's matchup against the Houston Texans couldn't be sweeter — they rank terribly across the board against running backs:

For clarification purposes, "1st" means they've allowed the most. As you can tell, the Texans have performed horrendously at containing running backs this season. Not to mention, Washington just recently placed J.D. McKissic on injured reserve. That doesn't mean much for Robinson's fantasy output, but it could hinder Antonio Gibson from stealing a good chunk of Robinson's work as Gibson will be needed to fill McKissic's passing game role.

Wide Receiver:

Los Angeles Rams WR Allen Robinson - 87% rostered

For all intents and purposes, Robinson has been a major bust as a signing and as a fantasy option this season. But, he's still registered five-plus targets in every game outside of Week 1 this season. Not to mention, the Rams will be without Cooper Kupp for the foreseeable future, and Kupp ranked third in the league in targets among receivers this season — there is going to be a ton of work available for the remaining receivers.

With that being said, Robinson's matchup isn't terrible, either. The New Orleans Saints will be without Marshon Lattimore for another week and incumbent cornerback Paulson Adebo has surrendered the second-most fantasy points per route among qualifying cornerbacks this season. As a whole, the Saints' defense has surrendered the 10th-most yards and 14th-most touchdowns to opposing receivers, as well as the 10th-most yards per attempt and ninth-most yards per coverage snap.

Robinson has a pretty good matchup and is the most likely receiver to have the opportunity to take over as a target hog for the next few weeks.

Tight End:

Denver Broncos TE Greg Dulcich - 60% rostered

Someone had to say it — Dulcich is that guy. The rookie tight end has scored double-digit fantasy points in three of his four games this season and is now in a spot to once again repeat that feat, even coming off a measly 2.1-point performance in his most recent contest. For the record, he ranks 17th in fantasy points per snap (0.18) and 10th in points per touch (0.95) among all qualifying tight ends.

His matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders is a pretty good one The Raiders have allowed the 15th-most yards, fifth-most touchdowns, and fourth-most points to opposing tight ends. Dulcich should be in a position to demand a few more targets, too, with Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler ruled out, and Kendall Hinton questionable.

Defense/Special Teams:

New Orleans Saints D/ST - 65% rostered

Robinson is a startable player for the Rams, but the rest of the offense looks to be in terrible shape. The Rams rank dead last in expected points added per play (-0.123) this season, just lost another "starting" offensive lineman, will have backups starting at left tackle, left guard, center, and right guard, and are now without Cooper Kupp. Oh, did I mention that Matthew Stafford is recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 9 and backup quarterback John Wolford is questionable heading into this one?