Week 11 is upon us and with it, we have some excellent matchups of which we can look to take advantage. If you’re looking for that playoff push, we have plenty of streaming options and some games that should be avoided as expectations are not as high. Let’s breakdown some games to target this week.
Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. New York Jets)
Although he failed to break 200 passing yards last week, Justin Herbert gets a nice bounce-back matchup this week against the New York Jets. Herbert, who appears to be the front runner for Offensive Rookie of the Year, has at least two touchdowns in each game since Week 4. The Jets allow 287 yards per game, have allowed 16 touchdowns on the year and struggle to defend the pass. Herbert will get back to QB1 status this week.
Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis (vs. Green Bay)
The Indianapolis backfield is a mess right now, but Nyheim Hines led the team in carries a week ago and is the lead receiving back. Green Bay allows six receptions and 53 receiving yards per game to running backs and have allowed four receiving touchdowns to running backs on the year. Hines has the best shot for the most production in the Colts’ backfield this week.
Damien Harris, RB, New England (at Houston)
Damien Harris had a season-high 22 carries last week against Baltimore and had his third 100-yard game on the year. This week he gets a matchup with Houston, who is giving up 154 rushing yards per game and have allowed 11 touchdowns on the year. Harris will continue to roll this week in a juicy matchup.
Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati (at Washington)
Washington has been tough on receivers this year (allowing only 134 yards per game), but rookie Tee Higgins has taken over as the lead play-maker. Last week against a tough Pittsburgh team, he went off for 115 yards and a score. Higgins has eight or more targets in five games this year and has two touchdowns in two of his last three games.
Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh (at Jacksonville)
Undefeated Pittsburgh will head to Jacksonville this week. Chase Claypool has emerged as the primary target for Ben Roethlisberger and this Pittsburgh passing game. He has double-digit targets now in back-to-back games, along with three touchdowns in the last three weeks. Jacksonville is allowing 181 yards per game to receivers and have surrendered 10 touchdowns on the year.
Logan Thomas, TE, Washington (vs. Cincinnati)
The breakout for Logan Thomas may finally be happening. He is seeing an increased workload with six targets in back-to-back games and gets a plus matchup this week. Cincinnati has given up the second-most yards to opposing tight ends on the year, allowing 583 yards and six touchdowns. Thomas will benefit each week that Alex Smith is under center and see a healthy volume in this one.