Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 11: 5 Emergency WRs to start

Nov 3, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) scores a touchdown during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

It’s another great week for fantasy football owners as we near the fantasy playoffs and teams start to fight it out for playoff seeding. Every roster spot is extremely important, so make sure you have receivers you like in your lineup. Here are my sleeper picks for this week that aren’t necessarily locked into lineups on a weekly basis but should be considered for your lineup even though they’ve struggled at times this season.

Danny Amendola-New England Patriots

Amendola reemerged week nine as the Patriots go-to receiver catching four passes for 122 yards and a touchdown. With a bye week to get even healthier, I think Amendola will be huge for his long-suffering owners coming down the stretch starting this week against the Panthers. Carolina has been the best team in the league against fantasy WR, but they haven’t faced the Pats or an elite passing offense, so I would still play Amendola as a low-end WR2.

Golden Tate-Seattle Seahawks

Nov 10, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) makes a catch for a touchdown under pressure from Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Tate has had his weeks where he’s looked great and a few weeks where he disappeared. Last week he was awesome catching six passes for 106 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons. Seattle will be back at home this week as the host the Vikings. Percy Harvin is expected to return this week against his former team which could cut into Tate’s usage eventually, but I think it will take time meaning Tate will still be the top receiving option for Russell Wilson this week.

Jarrett Boykin-Green Bay Packers

Boykin showed he’ll be just fine whoever is under center for Green Bay catching eight passes for 112 yards with Scott Tolzien at QB. Boykin has been very good in three of his last four games and gets a nice matchup this week against the Giants who have been better lately  but have struggled throughout the season to contain opposing WR.

Rishard Matthews-Miami Dolphins

Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) reactd after he scored a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Matthews came out of nowhere last week getting 14 targets and finishing with 11 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns against Tampa. This week, he and the Dolphins face the Chargers who allow the fourth-most points to opposing WR. With the Dolphins offensive line woes, Ryan Tannehill will need to keep throwing short, underneath routes making Matthews an option with upside especially in PPR leagues.

Marquise Goodwin-Buffalo Bills

Goodwin is a long-shot who could be a good option since he’ll be the Bills top receiver this week with both Steve Johnson and Robert Woods sidelined. He hasn’t had a great connection with E.J. Manuel but should still see plenty of throws coming his way against the Jets beatable secondary.

If you have any questions about who I’d start/sit for week 11, you can find me on twitter @ZT_Sports or drop the question in the comments at the bottom of the page. For information on other positions, starter rankings, waiver wire pickups, and plenty of fantasy football insight, check out our Fansided fantasy football page.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, Fantasy Football, Fantasy Football Sleepers, Fantasy Football WR, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, NFL Week 11, Seattle Seahawks

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