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Jared Cook, TE, Oakland

Cook has been on a tear the last three games for the Raiders. He has 18 receptions for 290 yards. Even though he hasn’t reached the end zone, he’s getting a large number of targets and has gone over 100-yards receiving in two of his last three games. He’s got a solid matchup against the Patriots defense this weekend. New England has been improving defensively, but this is still a very beatable unit for Cook to take advantage of. He should be used as a TE1 again in Week 11.


Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas

Bryant has not had the elite season that fantasy owners were hoping for this year. He only has four scores on the year and has taken a back seat to both Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott. In his first game without Zeke last week, Bryant was even worse, only posting four catches for 39 yards. It remains to be seen how he will be used for the remaining five weeks of Elliott’s suspension, but for the time being, treat him as a WR2. Dez needs to be in your lineup every week, but don’t expect 20 points a game out of him.

Shark Sleepers

Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota

Murray is getting the volume in the Minnesota backfield and should be started in most leagues right now. He has received no less than 15 carries in each of his last four games and has a great chance to improve on that total against the Rams. The Los Angeles defense allows the fourth most fantasy points to opposing running backs per game so at the very least, Murray is a high-end FLEX play.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay

Williams is an interesting play this week based on the “last man standing” theory. Both Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery are unlikely to play this week so Williams should have the lions share of carries for the Packers. He received 21 touches last week as the lead runner and has a great matchup on Sunday with the Ravens. They are allowing just under 126 rushing yards per game so Williams and his 20 plus touches are a solid option in Week 11.

Lock of the Week

Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants

Though the Giants are struggling as a team this year, Shepard is starting to come into his own as the lead wide out. Over the last two games, he has 16 receptions for 212 yards on 22 targets. He’s been the go-to guy for Eli Manning and is coming off a career-high 142 receiving yards last week. Shepard is poised to explode again this week versus the horrible Kansas City pass defense. At worst he’s a WR2 this week and should be started in all leagues. Expect another healthy tab of targets and double digit fantasy points.



About Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.