Week 11 NFL DFS Wide Receivers (WR) Targets For FanDuel & DraftKings

Welcome to the FC Insights Wide Receivers  Targets Article. In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays at the WR position for each DFS week of the 2020-2021 NFL DFS season.

Top Plays

Terry McLaurin ($7,300 FD, $6,900 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Bengals 24.00 181.0 13 41.1

While the projected total is lower for McLaurin’s squad than I would like to see for a player priced up to this level, McLaurin continues to churn out elite fantasy production regardless of who is under center.  While Davante Adams is the top play on the board at the position (assuming he suits up), McLaurin is an interesting pivot away from him – or complimentary piece for Adams.  Alex Smith has looked his way plenty, and the match-up this week against the Bengals is an outstanding one for him.  Since Week 2, he has cleared 70 yards from scrimmage in every week except for one, which was a match-up with the Rams – and I like his chances of doing that and finding the endzone this week against the Bengals.  While he won’t be low owned, I always feel that he should be owned 5-10% more than he ends up being.

Keenan Allen ($8,000 FD, $7,400 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Jets 27.50 194.0 9 40.3

Allen had a disappointing Week 10, though he avoided a complete fantasy dud with a late score against Miami.  This week is a prime bounce-back spot for Justin Herbert’s go-to-guy as they take on the Jets in a plus match-up.  The price point continues to rise on Allen – but with last week essentially being his floor, I think that him and the Chargers will bounce back in a big way in Week 11.  He ranks 3rd in the NFL with 93 targets on the season and I’d be surprised if he didn’t see double digit looks this week from Herbert.

Mid-Tier Plays

Justin Jefferson ($6,700 FD, $6,100 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Cowboys 27.25 175.1 16 43.5

Since getting regular playing time, Jefferson has been among the top producing WR’s in the game.  While he has had three games where he has failed to produce double digit DKP – he also checks in with games that include 42.6, 33.5, 24.5 and 17.6.  It’s hard to imagine him struggling going up against the Cowboys floundering defence and I really like the chemistry that I’ve seen with him and Kirk Cousins as the season has progressed.  What has surprised me is that he’s been working downfield a little more than I anticipated he would be with an average depth of target over 12 yards, ranking 19th for WR’s with at least 35 targets.  He has hauled in a high percentage of his 54 targets (42) and I think he’ll be among the highest owned players this week on both sites in this match-up.

Diontae Johnson ($6,400 FD, $5,900 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Jaguars 28.00 181.3 10 39.4

Johnson has been outstanding in games where he hasn’t gotten hurt this season, seeing double digit targets in every one of those games.  There seems to be higher risk with him of getting injured compared to other WR’s – but I think that will help bump down his ownership levels a few percentage points, and the match-up this week against the Jags is an outstanding one.  While I think Chase Claypool is also just as good of a play, I do have a slight preference for Johnson due to his heavy involvement in the passing attack for the Steelers at all times.  As I wrote up in the QB article for the week, I think that Ben is going to have a big week, and I think a big part of that will be the production of Diontae, making him arguably the best dollar for dollar option on the slate.

Value Plays

Jakobi Meyers ($6,000 FD, $4,900 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Texans 24.75 164.9 10 39.4

Meyers has seen a whopping 40% target share in the run heavy Patriots attack and has really earned the trust of Cam in the passing game.  This week, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few more pass attempts from the Pats, and I like Meyers as a high floor option for an affordable price.  His game last week was saved from a fantasy standpoint with his passing TD, but Cam also has now missed him wide open for what would have been scores in back to back weeks – with his miss in Week 10 being on a short throw into the endzone.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see him with 8+ looks in this one, and I like his chances of scoring in a match-up against the Texans that checks in as the fourth highest projected total on the Main Slate.

Denzel Mims ($5,400 FD, $3,300 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Chargers 18.5 154.3 8 32.3

After Zach nailed the punt pick last week with Josh Reynolds, I feel some pressure to follow suit, but I like this spot for Mims as a punt at WR, moreso on DraftKings with him priced so cheap.  The match-up isn’t an elite one for Mims – but it’s a game where the Jets should be passing plenty, likely trailing for a good chunk of it – and I’ve really liked what I have seen from Mims of late in the Jets passing attack, showing strong chemistry with Flacco under center.  He has seen 18 targets over the three games that he’s played so far this season, and while he has yet to find the endzone – it’s only a matter of time.  I expect him to see 6-8+ looks in this one – and I think he’ll pay off his salary this weekend for near min priced on DK at the WR position.

 

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