Gameday update: The young Broncos WRs Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler are starting to come into their own, which is good news for Drew Lock and fantasy football managers. Both wide receivers have an uptick in targets and could be due for a breakout game versus a Dolphins’ defense that is allowing 23.7 fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. ESPN projects Jeudy and Hamler to score 7.5 and 6.8 fantasy points.
The Broncos will look to snap their two game losing streak this weekend, as they take on Miami at home. Playing from behind for much of their last few games, the Broncos passing attempts have gone through the roof, with Drew Lock averaging 44 pass attempts per game over the past four games. This is good news for Broncos receivers, as it means ample fantasy scoring opportunity. Which receiver can provide the biggest boost to your lineup in Week 11? We break down the fantasy analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos WRs Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, K.J. Hamler
Jerry Jeudy has seen a significant uptick in targets in the past three weeks, averaging 10.7 targets in that time and reaching double digits in PPR scoring each week. Jeudy is also averaging 16.2 yards per reception this season and has big play ability. He has only managed to find the end zone twice this season and will hope to do so a third time in Week 11 against a Miami defense that is middle of the pack when it comes to defending the pass. Consider Jeudy a low end WR3/flex option this weekend.
Tim Patrick has managed to quietly average 11.7 points per game this season. Patrick has a steady role in the Bronco’s offense, typically receiving 5-6 targets per game. Unfortunately, Patrick must compete with rookies Jeudy and Hamler for targets, limiting his upside. He has a decent floor and can provide for your fantasy team in a pinch, but is nothing more than a low end flex in deeper leagues this weekend.
Drew Lock appears to have taken a liking to KJ Hamler rookie of late, and Hamler has seen 10 targets in each of the last two games. Hamler is a speedster and possesses big play ability, but has failed to break many big plays so far this season. It remains to be seen if his recent uptick in targets will become the new normal, or if he will return to his typical 3-5 targets per game. He is somewhat of a boom/bust option this weekend and is likely only useful as a bye week fill-in in deeper leagues.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Jerry Jeudy as a WR3/flex
Start Tim Patrick and KJ Hamler as low end flexes