Fantasy Sleepers Week 11: Jakobi Meyers To Feast On Texans Secondary

If you are in need of a fill-in option due to a bye week or injury, this is your chance to find some potential sleeper options to stun your opponent. This is also a spot to see what some of the best FLEX options are for Week 11. With a lot of injuries already sinking lineups, you are going to need to dive into deeper names that you might not be familiar with. To help set those lineups, head on over to our rankings and projections pages.

Quarterback

Alex SmithAlex Smith – Washington Football Team

Alex Smith is coming off a rather odd game given he put up monster yards but the touchdowns were not there, as they all went to running backs. Either way, Smith is a streaming option this week for those looking to deal with Josh Allen on bye or Drew Brees being out. The Bengals defense remains rather mediocre, and are allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks on the season. This game has a lot of fantasy potential and Smith fits right into it.

matthew staffordMatthew Stafford – Detroit Lions

Over the last five weeks, the Panthers have allowed two passing touchdowns per game and 1,478 yards. They are allowing the 4th most fantasy points per game. Matthew Stafford has carried an injury tag this week but is ready to roll. There is still an up in the air chance Kenny Golladay returns, which would help out the Lions immensely. Stafford has played well of late, ranking 13th in scoring over the past five weeks. This is about where he projects this week at QB15, projecting for 17.1 points.

Running Backs

Le’Veon bellLe’Veon Bell – Kansas City Chiefs

Obviously we know who Le’Veon Bell is, but has he been relevant each week in season-long, not so much. There is a chance Clyde Edwards-Helaire sits out this week but we won’t know that news until later. Either way I am looking at Bell as a potential option if CEH is active but not at full health. This is a Raiders defense that is allowing the 6th most PPR points to running backs on the season. If Bell can get 12-15 touches in this one, he will have a strong game.

Duke JohnsonDuke Johnson – Houston Texans

Duke Johnson struggled last week against the Browns but is in a good spot this week against the Patriots, who are a bottom-five run defense this season. Johnson has had a strong workload with the absence of David Johnson. Over the last five games, the Patriots have allowed 605 rushing yards and six touchdowns. That is the 10th most fantasy points in PPR formats in that span. Johnson is a solid RB2 or FLEX option. Johnson should be a top-20 running back this week and projects for 13.2 fantasy points.

Kalen BallageKallen Ballage – Los Angeles Chargers

Kallen Ballage is drawing another start this week and has nine targets over the last two weeks, and 33 rushing attempts. The volume has been strong and he has produced double-digit fantasy points in both starts. Ballage has an excellent matchup against the Jets run defense, who are allowing the 7th most PPR points per game. Ballage is one of the top fill-in options this week and projects to be at least a top 25 back based off projections, but I would personally tick that up a bit. I would be shocked to see him outside the top 15.

Wide Receivers

mike williamsMike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers

Another Chargers option this week is Mike Williams, who faces a poor Jets secondary. They are allowing the 9th most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season. Williams has seen 8, 7, and 5 targets over the past three weeks, and has double-digit fantasy points in three of the last five games. While he is a home run threat, I love the potential this week. Williams projects as WR33 on the week at 11.6 points.

Jakobi MeyersJakobi Meyers – New England Patriots

Jakobi Meyers has seen 37 targets over the last four games and has produced strong fantasy numbers. He has a chance for another big week against the Texans, who have allowed 39 PPR points per game to wide receivers on the year. Given that Meyers target share is at a ridiculously high number, I would expect Cam Newton to keep looking his way. Meyers projects for 10.8 PPR points this week, with a fairly high ceiling.

Philadelphia EaglesJalen Reagor – Philadelphia Eagles

Even with the last two wind games in Cleveland, they are still allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Philadelphia is coming off of a disappointing outing against the Giants and needs to rebound. Jalen Reagor has had 13 targets since returning from injury but hasn’t had that monster game just yet. That could be this week against the Browns. Reagor is certainly in line to be a WR3 or FLEX option but not any higher than that. Projections are rather mediocre for Reagor but I am looking more at the volume and matchup as a potential breakout game.

Tight Ends

Hayden HurstHayden Hurst – Atlanta Falcons

Hayden Hurst has seen at least seven targets in each of the last three games and while Calvin Ridley being out certainly helps, Hurst is a strong option still. He also has a strong matchup against the Saints, who have allowed the 6th most fantasy points per game to tight ends on the season. Hurst is better suited for PPR formats as most tight ends are, but 6-7 targets against this Saints defense will get him over the hump. Hurst projects for the 7th most fantasy points in PPR formats on the week.

Logan ThomasLogan Thomas – Washington Football Team

With the Bengals allowing a 48-583-6 line to tight ends this season and the second-most PPR points per game this season, Logan Thomas pops up on the radar. He has 15 targets over the last three games, which is generally where he sits each week in targets (5-6). With Alex Smith under center, we have seen him start to be more efficient in bringing in receptions. In addition to the matchup, you can certainly do worse than Thomas this week.

  
Jason has been playing fantasy football for 20 years, starting back when Marshall Faulk was the top fantasy pick. He is well versed in various fantasy formats, from dynasty to super-flex. Jason not only enjoys playing, but helping others further their game.

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