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2 WRs to start and 2 WRs to fade in Week 11 fantasy football

We go over who you should start and who you should sit at wide receiver for Week 11.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) runs after a catch against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander (21) during the first quarter at Heinz Field.  Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Wide reciever is one of my favorite positions to stream, considering the massive pool of players fantasy managers can elect to play in a favorable matchup. We consider some of our favorite starts and warn you of some potential low-end performers heading into Week 11 fantasy football

Wide Receiver Starts

Diontae Johnson, Steelers vs. Jaguars

Despite the fact that Ben Roethlisberger has been distributing targets among the Steelers wideouts pretty evenly, there may be no safer option than Diontae Johnson. Johnson has seen more than 10 targets in five of his eight games so far on the season, scoring in three of those contests. The Jaguars have allowed seven receiving touchdowns to wideouts over the last five games with five 100 receiving yards performances in that same span. Considering the volume Johnson has seen when healthy, he’s approaching territory of “weekly must-start” in PPR leagues.

Mike Williams, Chargers vs. Jets

Mike Williams hasn’t necessary exploded in the 2020 season, but we have seen just how explosive he can be. With rookie QB Justin Herbert under center, Williams has certainly had the opportunity for greatness. Among WRs to have more than 30 targets on the 2020 season, Williams ranks third with 16.5 air yards per target and now faces a Jets defense tied for the sixth-most fantasy points allowed to wideouts per game since Week 6. The team also cut DB Pierre Desir following Week 10, who led the team in interceptions, combined tackles and had managed the only pick six so far in the 2020 season. Williams only needs a couple of big plays to make his day.

Wide Receiver Sits

Mike Evans, Bucs vs. Rams

Though Evans has improved on the shaky start to his 2020 NFL Season, fantasy managers should temper expectations in this intriguing Monday Night Football matchup. The Rams defense will surely be presented with a challenge considering the depth the Bucs have all over the field. However, between Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and Darious Williams, they’ve got the weapons to meet the challenge. It’s worth noting that Ramsey shadowed WR DK Metcalf on 77% of his routes in Week 10 and held him to just two catches for 28 yards. Evans will likely be dependent on a score for his fantasy production in Week 11. Through nine games, the Rams have only allowed nine total passing TDs, though, so it’ll be a challenge.

Robert Woods, Rams vs. Bucs

Woods has felt like the odd man out in the Rams offense as of late. Since opening the 2020 season with a strong 119 scrimmage yard performance, he’s been difficult to rely on. He’s posted fewer than 36 receiving yards in five of his eight games, making him a touchdown or bust low-end WR2/flex play with upside. This week, he’ll face a top-five Bucs defense that has generated 17 turnovers through 10 games this season. The offense has been struggling, and it’s difficult to imagine Woods turning it around as the team faces the likes of Devin White, Jason Pierre Paul and Carlton Davis. There are plenty of players with higher upside available elsewhere.