“Shore Thing Sleepers” isn’t your ordinary fantasy football Week 11 start/sit article. Instead, our analyst duo of Seth Woolcock and Eric Romoff 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
Jalen Guyton (WR, Los Angeles Chargers) | 2.0% Rostered
With Josh Palmer on Injured Reserve (IR) and Mike Williams still out for the season, Jalen Guyton showcased his potential in Week 10. The fifth-year WR saw an impressive 79% of snaps and reeled in six catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. With a 43.5-point over/under against the Green Bay Packers, this game holds the sixth-highest total of the weekend, making it more advantageous to attack than many games.
Guyton, known for his exceptional speed, running a 4.44-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine (82nd percentile), has the ability to capitalize on the Packers’ cornerback room’s vulnerabilities. It has been depleted by injuries to Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes, along with the trade of Rasul Douglas to Buffalo.
The upcoming matchup against the Packers could be a prime opportunity for Guyton to shine, especially if he encounters coverage from Carrington Valentine. While he faced less-challenging quarterbacks in the last two weeks, the rookie cornerback has not looked up to the part. Keep an eye on this speedster in deeper leagues as a potential FLEX play. – Woolcock
Calvin Ridley (WR, Jacksonville Jaguars) | 93.3% Rostered
Despite a slowdown since his explosive Week 1 performance, Calvin Ridley remains a fantasy-relevant asset with an average of 6.25 targets per game, accounting for a 20.3% target share and 26.1% red zone target share. His season Yards Per Reception (YPR) aligns directly with his career average of 13.5 YPR, suggesting his ability to generate big plays.
Facing the Tennessee Titans in Week 11, Ridley is in a favorable position. The Titans’ secondary has been soft in terms of catch rate and struggles in tackling after the catch, presenting Ridley with opportunities to make plays. Additionally, the Titans have been a top-10 matchup for opposing wide receivers over the past month and a top-seven matchup on the season. As Ridley maintains 100% route participation, he could exploit these weaknesses in the Titans’ defense, making him a compelling Week 11 start/sit consideration. – Romoff
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