Week 11 Rankings (2016): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

It’s week 11 and every decision you make is going to factor into your making a push into the playoffs. We are going to break down the top wide receivers for this week to help you choose the best possible group for your team. Let’s take a look at how we see thing shaking down:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland
  2. Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants vs. Chicago
  3. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers @ Washington
  4. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo
  5. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Kansas City
  6. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore
  7. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee
  8. Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars @ Detroit
  9. Kelvin Benjamin – Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans
  10. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia
  11. Brandin Cooks – New Orleans Saints @ Carolina
  12. Amari Cooper – Oakland Raiders vs. Houston
  13. Stefon Diggs – Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona
  14. DaVante Adams – Green Bay Packers @ Washington
  15. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota
  16. Donte Moncrief – Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee
  17. Terrelle Pryor – Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh
  18. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints @ Carolina
  19. Jordan Matthews – Philadelphia Eagles @ Seattle
  20. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans @ Oakland
  21. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers @ Washington
  22. Jarvis Landry – Miami Dolphins @ Los Angeles
  23. Golden Tate – Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville
  24. Mike Wallace – Baltimore Ravens @ Dallas
  25. Marvin Jones – Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville
  26. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots @ San Francisco
  27. Willie Snead – New Orleans Saints @ Carolina
  28. Jamison Crowder – Washington Redskins vs. Green Bay
  29. Steve Smith – Baltimore Ravens @ Dallas
  30. Michael Crabtree – Oakland Raiders vs. Houston
  31. Will Fuller – Houston Texans @ Oakland
  32. Kenny Britt – Los Angeles Rams vs. Miami
  33. DeVante Parker – Miami Dolphins @ Los Angeles
  34. Jeremy Maclin – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay
  35. Corey Coleman – Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh
  36. Sterling Shepherd – New York Giants vs. Chicago
  37. Cameron Meredith – Chicago Bears @ NY Giants
  38. John Brown – Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota
  39. Eli Rogers – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland
  40. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay
  41. Allen Hurns – Jacksonville Jaguars @ Detroit Lions
  42. Robert Woods – Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati
  43. Rishard Matthews – Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis
  44. Michael Floyd – Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota
  45. Pierre Garcon – Washington Redskins vs. Green Bay
  46. Eddie Royal – Chicago Bears @ NY Giants
  47. Kendall Wright – Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis
  48. J.J. Nelson – Arizona Cardinals @ Minnesota
  49. Ty Montgomery – Green Bay Packers @ Washington
  50. Cole Beasley – Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore


  • Ben Roethlisberger appears to be back to full strength, the Steelers are getting ready to play the Browns and this is a must win statement game for the team. All of that means that Antonio Brown is back to the top of this list. He is coming off one of his massive games with 14 catches, 156 yards and a TD, and there is a very good chance he keeps that good energy rolling. He is still the safest and best receiver in the game for fantasy owners.
  • Last season in week 10 Doug Baldwin caught three TD passes, and in 2016 he is coming off a three TD performance in week 10 as well. Last season he followed that up with eight more TD grabs in the next four weeks. I’m not here to suggest he’s going to do that again, but I do think he is hitting his stride along with the rest of the Seahawks offense. Russell Wilson seems to be putting his struggles behind him and if he’s clicking it means big thing for Baldwin. The emergence of Jimmy Graham takes a little away, but I think big things are coming.
  • Pat Shurmur coming into Minnesota as Offensive Coordinator and installing the west coast offense has done wonders for Stefon Diggs. After starting out hot this season Diggs had started to flounder, but he’s back into the top tiers of receivers. In the last three weeks he has been targeted 42 times, and in just the last two games Diggs has 13 catches per game. The Vikings want to get the ball out quick and that seems to be working out for Diggs, who may not be getting down the field but the numbers are piling up.
  • The momentum in Detroit appears to have shifted from Marvin Jones back to Golden Tate, who was thought all preseason to be the guy to own. Tate has 32 catches in his last four games, a TD in two of those games and 79 yards or more in three of them. Marvin Jones is still a legitimate threat and Matt Stafford is looking for him down the field, they just haven’t connected lately. Tate is the safer play of these two and in a PPR league he’s even higher on this list.
  • Taking on the Green Bay Packers these days is fantasy gold, just look at what the Titans did last week. This is good timing for the Redskins to be taking them on to, because the team is rolling right now. I am assuming there will be no Desean Jackson again and that means good things for Jamison Crowder who has four straight games in double digits scoring in non-PPR leagues. These last four games include three TD catches and two 100 yard games. Crowder is clearly the Redskins receiver to own right now, but Pierre Garcon is also back in the mix and makes for a nice flex play as the targets and catches have been rolling in lately.
  • Are we getting ready to see the breakout run from DeVante Parker? Last week against the Chargers he caught five passes for 103 yards and we saw the potential he has as a deep threat if Ryan Tannehill can just get him the ball. Last season we saw Parker string together several big games in a row at the end of the season, and there’s a chance he may just be hitting his stride once again. He’s still a risky play who is boom or bust, but there’s a really big game coming sooner or later.

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Make sure to check out all of our Week 11 rankings:

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Week 11 Rankings (2016): Top 20 Tight Ends
Week 11 Rankings (2016): Top 40 Running Backs


  1. johnson says:

    Need an opinion on flex; Marvin Jones, Pryor, Crowell, Ryan Matthews, and Gio. Who would you start out of these options. Thanks for the help !

  2. Eric says:

    Prof-Need help – what 5 players would you start in standard league (2RB,2Wr,1Flex)?
    Lamar Miller,Jonathan Stewart, D. Martin, Theo Reddick, Dez B., Kelvin Ben.,Doug Baldwin, DeAndre Hopkins, Donte Moncrief? Thanks- have to Win!!

  3. Chris says:

    Hi Prof,
    Please rank J Matthews, Landry, Snead, Woods this week in half PPR.


  4. johnson – I’d lean Crowell, with the team saying they are looking to get him more carries. That said, Johnson may be “safer”

    Eric – Miller/Stewart/Martin/Bryant/Benjamin

    Chris – Mathews would be top option, depending on back. After that I guess Landry/Snead/Woods

  5. Donnie says:

    Hello Prof
    I could use some help deciding between R. Kelley vs. Packers, J. Howard @ Giants or Cooks @ Carolina? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  6. Westie says:

    FLEX in a half-point PPR: Hopkins, Britt, or Prosise?

  7. BWAY says:

    QB Week 11
    Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, or Cousins?

    PPR 1 pt
    Need 4 from the group below:
    RB’s Ayaji, Blount, Latavis Murray
    WR’s Evans, Moncrief, Michael Thomas

    Q3 Standard
    Need one WR and one Flex from the group below:
    Wr’s John Brown, Tavon Austin
    RB’s R Jennings, Dion Lewis

    Q4 Standard
    Need 3 from the group below to play with AJ Green:
    RB’s Rawls, Gio
    WR’s Richard Matthews, Moncrief, Cobb

  8. GD says:

    Hello Prof,

    Need your help in deciding who to start on a full point, PPR:
    Latavius Murray or Jordan Howard…thank you in advance

  9. GD says:

    Also, for Flex on full point, PPR:
    Crabtree/ J. Howard/ Rob Kelley


  10. Westie – Hopkins is the safe choice, Prosise is the highest upside (even with Rawls back). I’d probably go safe, though I’m a big Prosise believer

    Q1 – Wilson
    Q2 – I’m sitting Moncrief/Thomas
    Q3 – austin/Jennings (rough!)
    Q4 – Moncrief/Cobb/Matthews

    GD – I’d go Murray, as there’s a more clarity to his usage. I’d probably use Kelley as the FLEX, as he’s safer, but Howard has the higher upside

  11. usmc22 says:

    moncrief jordan reed or steve smith sr pick 2.. Thanks

  12. darrick says:

    hey professor which 2 wr’s would you start in a 1/2 ppr league. cooks, beasly, matthews, hill or britt

  13. usmc22 – I’m sitting Smith

    darrick – Cooks/J. Matthews (if it’s him). Otherwise I’d add Wood

  14. BWAY says:

    I made one mistake
    Q4 Standard
    Need 3 from the group below (onehas to be a RB) to play with AJ Green:
    RB’s Rawls, Gio
    WR’s Richard Matthews, Moncrief, Cobb

  15. JZ says:

    WR/FLEX Decisions:

    A Cooper, J Nelson, D Baldwin, R Matthews

    I’m set on Baldwin. Cooper and Nelson have tougher match ups but Matthews and Mariota have been connecting lately and the game against Indy looks to be shootout.

    Currently have Baldwin, Cooper and Nelson… stick with it (safer I think) or take a crack at it with Matthews?

  16. BWAY – Bernard/Moncrief/Cobb (I don’t like Bernard much though)

    JZ – I’d go that way, can’t count on a TD a week for Mathews

  17. Gregor says:

    Maclin or Hurns? Don’t know which one to trust.

    Thanks Prof.

  18. Gregor says:

    Actually make that Maclin, Hurns or Cameron Meredith. Meredith has me wanting to start him but I’m not sure I can trust him.

  19. Rod says:

    Hey Roto
    what do you think about dropping M.Jones for D.Moncrief for the stretch 10 team PPR… Thanks

  20. Gregor – Can’t really trust any of them, but Meredith makes the most sense

    Rod – Both should be owned, but I’d want Moncrief more

  21. Matthew Summerlin says:

    Hi Prof,

    Should I start Hyde or Prosise week 11? I’m in a .5 PPR league. And which RB of the two holds more value rest of season?


    • ROS I’m def. going Hyde. I’d probably lean that way this week too, but in a PPR the case could be made for Prosise (they have been going more bass heavy and Rawls is going to be limited in his first game back)

  22. Cara Stewart says:

    Already played Cooks and that didn’t go as hoped. I am of course playing Antonio Brown. For my flex should I play Davonte Adams or Terrell Pryor? Maybe a tossup but which one?

  23. Brandon says:

    Rishard Matthews at Indie or Jordan Matthews at Seattle. Standard league. I’m torn. Rishard is hot but td dependent going against a bad secondary. Jordan sees loads of volume but going against a strong Seattle defense.
    Help…. meeeeeeeeeee

  24. Andrew says:

    Hey roto I need one between starks,jordon Howard, Jordan Matthews or Robert Kelly. 1ppr thx

  25. paul says:

    Do i start J.Edelman or G. Tate as my flex?

  26. paul says:

    Its a ppr league

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