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Fantasy Football WR Rankings 2019: Week 11

Fantasy Football WR Rankings 2019: Week 11

Four teams on a bye in Week 11 limits options at the wide receiver position but enough contributors are out there to get the job done.

Week 10 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top wide receivers for Week 11.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 11
Running Back Rankings: Week 11
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 11
Tight End Rankings: Week 11

TIER 1: Best of the best

1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: at Buccaneers
2019 Stats: 86 Receptions, 1027 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 211.8 PTS, 2019 WR1
Previous Ranking: 1

2. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
Opponent: vs. Saints
2019 Stats: 60 Receptions, 840 Receiving YDS, 6 Receiving TD, 182.8 PTS, 2019 WR3
Previous Ranking: 2 

3. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
Opponent: vs. Bears
2019 Stats: 58 Receptions, 792 Receiving YDS, 5 Receiving TD, 167.6 PTS, 2019 WR6
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs   
Opponent: at Chargers
2019 Stats: 33 Receptions, 543 Receiving YDS, 5 Receiving TD, 119.1 PTS, 2019 WR24
Previous Ranking: 4

5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Opponent: at Panthers
2019 Stats: 53 Receptions, 791 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 156.2 PTS, 2019 WR8
Previous Ranking: 5

TIER 2: WR1's 

6. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
Opponent: at Ravens
2019 Stats: 68 Receptions, 665 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 159.1 PTS, 2019 WR7
Previous Ranking: BYE

7. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
Opponent: at Eagles
2019 Stats: 63 Receptions, 663 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 155.2 PTS, 2019 WR9
Previous Ranking: BYE

8. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
Opponent: at Lions
2019 Stats: 53 Receptions, 848 Receiving YDS, 7 Receiving TD, 179.8 PTS, 2019 WR4
Previous Ranking: 5

9. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
Opponent: vs. Saints
2019 Stats: 54 Receptions, 924 Receiving YDS, 7 Receiving TD, 190.4 PTS, 2019 WR2
Previous Ranking: 9

10. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers   
Opponent: vs. Chiefs
2019 Stats: 62 Receptions, 725 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 154.6 PTS, 2019 WR10
Previous Ranking: 10

11. D.J. Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars
Opponent: at Colts
2019 Stats: 43 Receptions, 692 Receiving YDS, 6 Receiving TD, 150.2 PTS, 2019 WR12
Previous Ranking: BYE

12. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions   
Opponent: vs. Cowboys
2019 Stats: 38 Receptions, 697 Receiving YDS, 8 Receiving TD, 153.7 PTS, 2019 WR11
Previous Ranking: 12

TIER 3: High-end WR2's

13. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
Opponent: vs. Broncos
2019 Stats: 41 Receptions, 759 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 137.9 PTS, 2019 WR14
Previous Ranking: 6

14. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers 
Opponent: vs. Falcons
2019 Stats: 54 Receptions, 684 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 128.9 PTS, 2019 WR18
Previous Ranking: 20

15. Terry McLaurin, Washington Redskins
Opponent: vs. Jets
2019 Stats: 32 Receptions, 497 Receiving YDS, 5 Receiving TD, 111.7 PTS, 2019 WR28
Previous Ranking: BYE

16. John Brown, Buffalo Bills 
Opponent: at Dolphins
2019 Stats: 47 Receptions, 680 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 127.4 PTS, 2019 WR19
Previous Ranking: 21
 
17. Zach Pascal, Indianapolis Colts
Opponent: 
2019 Stats: 21 Receptions, 347 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 80.9 PTS, 2019 WR55
Previous Ranking: 17

18. Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals   
Opponent: vs. Falcons
2019 Stats: 40 Receptions, 467 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 111.2 PTS, 2019 WR29
Previous Ranking: 18

TIER 4: On the cusp 

19.  Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys
Opponent: at Lions
2019 Stats: 33 Receptions, 530 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 104 PTS, 2019 WR35
Previous Ranking: 19

20. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
Opponent: at Raiders
2019 Stats: 57 Receptions, 598 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 121.4 PTS, 2019 WR23
Previous Ranking: NR

21. Tyrell Williams, Oakland Raiders 
Opponent: vs. Bengals
2019 Stats: 26 Receptions, 380 Receiving YDS, 5 Receiving TD, 94 PTS, 2019 WR43
Previous Ranking: NR 

22. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: vs. Chiefs
2019 Stats: 31 Receptions, 585 Receiving YDS, 89.7 PTS, 2019 WR49
Previous Ranking: 22

23. Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers
Opponent: vs. Falcons
2019 Stats: 34 Receptions, 442 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 46 Rushing YD, 1 Rushing TD, 112.8 PTS, 2019 WR27
Previous Ranking: NR

24. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos
Opponent: at Vikings
2019 Stats: 44 Receptions, 692 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 137.9 PTS, 2019 WR15
Previous Ranking: BYE

25. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
Opponent: at Rams
2019 Stats: 53 Receptions, 618 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 132.8 PTS, 2019 WR17
Previous Ranking: NR

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 11
Running Back Rankings: Week 11
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 11
Tight End Rankings: Week 11

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Rushing to judgment on Dwayne Haskins? Maybe these numbers will change your mind

Rushing to judgment on Dwayne Haskins? Maybe these numbers will change your mind

Dwayne Haskins has thrown 57 passes in his first two NFL starts, and while everyone — from Dwayne to his coaches to his teammates to Redskins fans — would've liked those attempts to have generated more production and success, it's necessary to keep that number in mind.

Again: He's thrown just 57 passes as a starter in the NFL.

Despite that miniscule amount, some are rushing to judgment about the rookie's long-term future in the league. It's more than fine to look at what he's done through two starts and closely analyze it and even criticize some of it, but it's far too early to say definitively what he will become as a pro.

(Note: His appearances against the Giants and Vikings aren't being taken into consideration in this story, due to him coming into both contests while trailing and without a full week of reps with the first-stringers. He struggled in New York and Minnesota, but he was put in spots where struggles were almost certain.)

To put it simply: His past two efforts, while discouraging, don't mean he's a completely doomed passer who should start considering other careers. And to emphasize that fact, here's an exercise.

Let's put the stat lines from a few quarterbacks' first two starts next to each other, but withhold their names. For example, check out what this pair of signal callers did in their first and second times out as the No. 1 option: 

  • QB A - 34-of-52 (65.3-percent completion rate), 466 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTs
  • QB B - 34-of-67 (50.7-percent completion rate), 357 yards, 1 TD, 5 INTs

QB A is a baller while QB B is a scrub, right? Not exactly. QB A is Marcus Mariota. QB B is Matthew Stafford. Mariota is currently sitting behind Ryan Tannehill and almost surely won't be a Titan in 2020, while Stafford has been entrenched in Detroit since 2009.

Here's another comparsion: 

  • QB A - 45-of-66 (68.1-percent completion rate), 446 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
  • QB B - 22-of-46 (47.8-percent completion rate), 319 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs

Look at that 20-plus percent difference in completion percentage between QB A and QB B, plus the large edge the former has over the latter in yardage. Well, QB A is EJ Manuel and QB B is Matt Ryan. Yep.

The point of this story is setting in by now, but here's one more side-by-side: 

  • QB A - 34-of-57 (59.6-percent completion rate), 358 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT 
  • QB B - 43-of-76 (56.6-percent completion rate), 533 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs 

QB A doesn't come close to matching QB B's yardage output, but he does have a slightly better (though still not ideal) completion percentage and two fewer picks. Turns out, QB A is actually Dwayne Haskins while QB B is Andrew Luck. If there were any folks in Indy ready to call Luck a bust through two starts, they surely now realize how foolish they were being then.

Of course, there have been young players — like Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes — who looked like stars the minute they took over. Unfortunately, Haskins doesn't find himself on that immediate path.

Also, while it'd be unfair for the Redskins to make a decision on whether Haskins is the answer after he's started twice, the reality is he may only get six more chances. Washington is going to have a premium draft pick next April and could choose another highly touted arm. It doesn't need to settle on how it feels about Haskins yet, but that date could be coming somewhat soon, meaning he must improve quickly.

Regardless, those who want to grade Haskins and evaluate him right now absolutely can, but those who want to call it one way or the other need to stop. As the above numbers show, if two starts was the be-all and end-all for pro passers, Marcus Mariota would be a legend while Matt Ryan would be selling insurance.

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Redskins cut edge rusher Noah Spence, promote Carroll Phillips from practice squad

Redskins cut edge rusher Noah Spence, promote Carroll Phillips from practice squad

The Redskins cut former Buccaneers second-round pick Noah Spence Tuesday and promoted Carroll Phillips from the practice squad, according to Ian Rapoport

Washington signed Spence in mid-September after the Bucs cut him at the end of training camp.

Hopes were high for Spence in Tampa after he recorded 5.5 sacks in his rookie season, but has only recorded two sacks in the three seasons following 2016. 

Phillips joined the Redskins practice squad in Week 9 after playing in limited snaps with the Jaguars and Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2017. 

The Illinois product figures to be the fourth man in the Redskins pass rush rotation behind Ryan Kerrigan, Montez Sweat and Ryan Anderson. 

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