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Week 11 Shore Thing Sleepers

by Nate Polvogt

“Shore Thing Sleepers” isn’t your ordinary fantasy football Week 11 start/sit article. Instead, our analyst duo of Seth Woolcock and Nate Polvogt highlight lower-valued players that can provide starting-caliber production for a specific week. These are usually players near the end of your bench or even on the waiver wire/free agency. You can catch an additional sleeper pick live at the end of our weekly in-season Friday podcast episode.

Rostership percentages are based on ESPN Points Per Reception (PPR) redraft fantasy football leagues.

Week 11 Start/Sit Consideration: Shore Thing Sleepers

Greg Dulcich (TE, Denver Broncos) | 47.2 Percent

The tight end position continues to be one of the toughest to fill weekly in fantasy football. Now there are injuries to Arizona’s Zach Ertz and Philadelphia’s Dallas Goedert, both top-four players at the position. Heading into Week 11, there might not be a pivot with more upside than Denver bookend Greg Dulcich. 

Dulcich has come on strong since being activated ahead of Week 6. He has logged double-digit fantasy points in three of his four games. This week against Las Vegas, Dulcich is primed to rebound from a disappointing Week 10 outing that saw him catch one pass for 11 yards. The Raiders’ defense is giving up an average of 12.2 PPR points to tight ends. They gave up 9.7 PPR points to Colts’ tight end Kylen Granson last week. 

The Broncos will likely be without wide receivers Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Kendall Hinton. Consequently, Dulcich will likely be the No. 2 receiving option for quarterback Russell Wilson behind wide receiver Courtland Sutton. If Denver is going to turn things around in 2022, it has to start this week against their biggest division rival. The running game has been inefficient, and I expect Dulcich to have enough volume this week to have a top-five PPR TE ceiling.

Drake London (WR, Atlanta Falcons) | 76.1 Percent

I’m choosing to ride the latest Drake London wave this week. The Falcons have upped their passing volume over the last three games, averaging 27 attempts per game compared to 21.4 Weeks 1-7. London has averaged six targets per game during that span.

The Falcons now find themselves in a game against the bears with the second-highest line on the weekend slate at 49.5. Since the Bears traded Roquon Smith, they’ve allowed the second-most PPR points to opposing receivers. PFF grades their outside cornerbacks Jaylon Johnson and Kyler Gordon 72 and 102, respectively, amongst active CBs. London plays on the outside 91 of his snaps.

The rookie is also top-12 in red zone targets. Subsequently, I think he capitalizes on this excellent matchup in a high-scoring game, finding his way back to paydirt against Chicago.

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