Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh
Claypool has been a red zone monster in his rookie season for the Steelers. He’s been utilized as a runner and a receiver and has nine touchdowns in nine games. Over his last two games, Claypool has seen 23 targets and three rushing attempts. Just wild numbers for a first year receiver. He has 12 catches for 125 yards and two scores in those two games and is looking to keep it going in Week 11 against the Jaguars. Jacksonville is allowing over 180 receiving yards to wide receivers per game so Claypool should be heavily involved in the offensive game plan once again. Ride the hot streak.
D.J. Chark, WR, Jacksonville
Chark has suffered greatly with the injury to Gardner Minshew II. Take out his Week 9 explosion against the Texans and he has struggled over the last five games. He’s been under eight fantasy points in four of his last five games and has only found pay dirt once. Chark has a tough matchup this weekend against the Steelers and should be avoided until Minshew is back under center.
Kalen Ballage, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
Ballage has quietly been the go-to guy in the Chargers backfield the last two weeks. During that span he has 33 carries for 137 yards and a touchdown; he also has seven receptions for 49 yards. It’s clear that he’s first in line for carries this weekend against the lowly Jets. I guess you could call this a revenge game of sorts for Ballage who spent some time in New York. Based on Ballage seeing close to 20 touches a game right now, he’s a solid RB2 in an excellent matchup.
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit
Hockenson had been on a nice little run before throwing up a dud last week with two catches for 13 yards. Before that, he put up double-digit fantasy points in four of five games. As usual, tight end has been a tough position to get fantasy production out of so 10 points a week is actually great. Hockenson should bounce back on Sunday against the Panthers who have been pretty soft against opposing tight ends the last month. He’s in the TE1 conversation.
Lock of the Week
Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington
Antonio Gibson has a very promising career ahead of him. He’s a fast runner with great vision and is also a solid receiver. He’s been hurt by the fact that Washington is just an awful team, but Gibson has still scored four touchdowns over the last three games. Washington should rely on him heavily in Week 11 against a Bengals run defense that’s allowing 133 yards per game. Look for the rookie to find the end zone for a fourth straight game.