The Browns are playing the Bills in Detroit on Sunday because of all the snow in Buffalo. With weather no longer a concern for the game, it should be good news for Donovan Peoples-Jones this week as a sleeper. I like him as a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
Peoples-Jones has scored at least 11 PPR points in four games in a row and five of his past six outings. In Week 10 at Miami, Peoples-Jones had five catches for 99 yards on nine targets for a season-best 14 PPR points, and hopefully he can build off that performance in Week 11 against Buffalo.
The Bills have allowed five touchdowns to receivers in their past four games against Kansas City, Green Bay, the Jets and Minnesota. There have been five receivers to score at least 13 PPR points over that span.
Amari Cooper remains the best Fantasy receiver for the Browns, and he should be considered a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues. But Peoples-Jones can also post a quality stat line in this matchup, and his value is on the rise in Week 11 with the game now in Detroit.
Every Friday, you can find this column on sleepers and DFS plays on DraftKings and FanDuel. I'm also going to include our Friday show notes from Fantasy Football Today on CBS Sports HQ, which gives a game-by-game breakdown of starts, sits, favorite props and favorite DFS plays. It should help you with some lineup decisions each week.
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Week 11 Sleepers
Daniel Jones QB
NYG N.Y. Giants • #8
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
There have been five quarterbacks who have run for at least 20 yards against the Lions this season, and four of them (Jalen Hurts, Carson Wentz, Geno Smith and Justin Fields) have scored at least 22 Fantasy points. The lone quarterback who failed to reach that mark was Aaron Rodgers in Week 9 when he had three interceptions. Jones has rushed for at least 20 yards in eight of nine starts, and he has scored at least 21 Fantasy points in two of his past three games overall. The Lions also allow the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks for the season, and Jones is worth using as a low-end starter in all leagues.
SF San Francisco • #10
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Garoppolo was a letdown in Week 10 against the Chargers when he failed to pass for a touchdown for the first time all season and scored just 15 Fantasy points, which was his first game with fewer than 20 points since Week 4. He should rebound this week against the Cardinals, who have allowed three of the past four opposing quarterbacks to score at least 24 Fantasy points. Garoppolo has also scored at least 22 Fantasy points in four meetings in a row with the Cardinals, and he can be used as a low-end starter in all leagues in Week 11.
DEN Denver • #3
Age: 34 • Experience: 11 year
Wilson has been awful this season and failed to take advantage of a favorable matchup in Week 10 against the Titans, who were missing several key starters. And he won't have Jerry Jeudy (ankle) this week. So why is he listed here? He faces the Raiders in Week 11, and his only game with more than 19 Fantasy points this season was in Week 4 at Las Vegas when he scored 30 points. The Raiders are also No. 3 in most Fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, and only Trevor Lawrence in Week 9 failed to score at least 20 Fantasy points against Las Vegas -- he had 18 points. Wilson could be used as a low-end starter in all formats, even if Jeudy is out, and hopefully he can repeat his magic from his earlier game against the Raiders in Week 11.
KC Kansas City • #10
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
I like Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon as sleepers this week against the Chargers. Pacheco just had a career-high 16 carries for 82 yards in Week 10 against Jacksonville, and he appears to be the lead rusher for Kansas City ahead of Clyde Edwards-Helaire and McKinnon. In non- and 0-5-PPR leagues, Pacheco is worth using as a flex option against the Chargers, who have allowed 10 running backs to score at least 13 PPR points in their past eight games. McKinnon is the safest of the trio given his work in the passing game, and his role could increase with JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Mecole Hardman (abdomen) out. McKinnon has eight targets and six catches in consecutive games against Tennessee and Jacksonville, and he scored at least 10 PPR points in each outing.
DEN Denver • #28
Age: 33 • Experience: 10 yrs.
It's a guessing game for Denver's backfield of who will step up on a weekly basis, but I like Murray the best this week against Las Vegas. It's a revenge game for him since he started his career against the Raiders, and he has the best chance to score with a touchdown in two of his past three games. Consider Murray a flex, and Melvin Gordon is also worth consideration in that range. The Raiders are No. 4 in most Fantasy points allowed to running backs, and a running back has scored at least 15 PPR points against Las Vegas in four games in a row.
Kenyan Drake RB
BAL Baltimore • #17
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Gus Edwards (hamstring) is expected to play this week, but I like Drake slightly ahead of Edwards as the best Ravens running back this week against the Panthers. That could be a mistake if Edwards leads the team in touches, but Drake has done a nice job while Edwards was hurt, scoring at least 16 PPR points in three of his past four games. Edwards had 18 PPR points in his last healthy game in Week 7 against Cleveland, and hopefully both do well against Carolina. I would use them both as flex plays, and the Panthers are No. 5 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs for the season.
SF San Francisco • #25
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Mitchell returned from his seven-game absence with a knee injury and had a prominent role in tandem with Christian McCaffrey against the Chargers in Week 10, getting 18 carries for 89 yards, along with one catch for minus-1 yard on two targets. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Mitchell will continue to get work, giving him value as a potential flex this week against the Cardinals, who have allowed five touchdowns to opposing running backs in their past three games against Minnesota, Seattle and the Rams.
KC Kansas City • #19
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Toney Fantasy managers got good news when JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Mecole Hardman (abdomen) were ruled out this week against the Chargers. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is fine despite dealing with an illness this week, and Valdes-Scantling should be considered a sleeper as well in Week 11. But Toney has the chance to be a star. Toney made his first impact with the Chiefs in Week 10 against Jacksonville with four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown on five targets, and he added two carries for 33 yards. Hardman was out for that game, and Smith-Schuster got hurt, giving Toney the chance to showcase his skills. With Smith-Schuster and Hardman out, Toney has top-20 upside in all leagues.
IND Indianapolis • #1
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Matt Ryan's return as the starter for the Colts is great for Campbell, who is worth using as a borderline starter in all leagues in Week 11 against the Eagles. In his past three games with Ryan, Campbell has scored at least 18 PPR points in each outing with at least nine targets, seven catches and 57 yards, and he has a touchdown in each game. We'll see if he can keep this up, but the Colts are likely going to lean on Campbell as the No. 2 target behind Michael Pittman, who is also worth starting in Week 11. Ryan could be throwing the ball 40-plus times this week against the Eagles, which should mean plenty of targets for Campbell and Pittman. I'm excited about both of their outlooks for the rest of the year with Ryan back.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #86
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Slayton is worth using as a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues for Week 11 against the Lions, who are No. 10 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers. He just had his best Fantasy game of the season in Week 10 against Houston with 18 PPR points, and he has now scored at least 11 PPR points in three games in a row and four of his past five outings. He's emerged as the No. 1 receiver for the Giants, and Fantasy managers should be enjoying his recent production. There have been 12 receivers with at least 12 PPR points against Detroit this year, and Slayton will hopefully add his name to that list.
Nico Collins WR
HOU Houston • #12
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Is Collins now the No. 1 receiver for the Texans? It seems that way heading into Week 11 against the Commanders, who have allowed 13 receivers to score at least 12 PPR points this season. Collins returned from a two-game absence from a groin injury in Week 10 at the Giants and got 10 targets from Davis Mills for five catches, 49 yards and a touchdown. We'll see if he continues to see this amount of attention from Mills, and Collins might be better than Brandin Cooks for the rest of the season. Collins is worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
Greg Dulcich TE
DEN Denver • #80
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
I'll stick with Dulcich one more time with his matchup against the Raiders in Week 11. Prior to his dud in Week 10 at Tennessee with two PPR points, Dulcich had scored at least 11 PPR points in three games in a row. And the Raiders are No. 6 in most Fantasy points allowed to tight ends.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #83
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
The last time Conklin faced the Patriots he had his best game of the season in Week 8 with six catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns on 10 targets. I don't expect that to happen again, but Conklin should see plenty of volume if the Jets are chasing points as expected. He has four games with at least seven targets, and he has scored at least 10 PPR points in all of them. Conklin is one of four tight ends with at least 10 PPR points against New England this year.
Hayden Hurst TE
CIN Cincinnati • #88
Age: 29 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Ja'Marr Chase (hip) is out again this week, which should allow Hurst to remain a low-end starter in all leagues. And the Steelers have allowed two tight ends in a row to score at least 12 PPR points with Dallas Goedert in Week 8 and Juwan Johnson in Week 10. Hurst has scored at least 10 PPR points in three of his past six games.
DFS GAME PREVIEWS & LINEUPS
These are game previews from our Fantasy Football Today show on CBS Sports HQ on Friday from me, Adam Aizer and Dave Richard. The player props are from Caesars Sportsbook.
Browns at Bills (Dave Richard)
- Injury of note: David Njoku (ankle), Josh Allen (elbow)
- Start or Sit: Start Gabe Davis
- DFS play: Stefon Diggs (DraftKings $8,300/FanDuel $9,400)
- Injury of note: Dallas Goedert (shoulder), DeVonta Smith (knee), A.J. Brown (ankle)
- Start or Sit: Start Parris Campbell
- DFS play: Parris Campbell (DraftKings $4,300/FanDuel $5,800)
- Prop to play: Matt Ryan over 228.5 passing yards (+104)
Jets at Patriots (Jamey Eisenberg)
- Injury of note: Corey Davis (knee), DeVante Parker (knee)
- Start or Sit: Sit Michael Carter
- DFS play: Garrett Wilson (DraftKings $4,900/FanDuel $6,200)
- Prop to play: Jakobi Meyers over 46.5 receiving yards (-113)
- Injury of note: Cole Kmet (thigh)
- Start or Sit: Start Cordarrelle Patterson
- DFS play: Justin Fields (DraftKings $7,600/FanDuel $8,700)
- Prop to play: Justin Fields under 71.5 rushing yards (-123)
- Injury of note: Mark Andrews (shoulder), Gus Edwards (hamstring), PJ Walker (ankle)
- Start or Sit: Sit D.J. Moore
- DFS play: Lamar Jackson (DraftKings $8,500/FanDuel $8,400)
- Prop to play: Baker Mayfield under 0.5 passing touchdowns (-101)
Commanders at Texans (Jamey Eisenberg)
- Injury of note: J.D. McKissic (neck), Logan Thomas (ribs)
- Start or Sit: Start Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson
- DFS play: Terry McLaurin (DraftKings $5,900/FanDuel $7,300)
- Prop to play: Brian Robinson over 63.5 rushing yards (-121)
- Injury of note: Matthew Stafford (concussion), Mark Ingram (knee), Jarvis Landry (ankle)
- Start or Sit: Start Tyler Higbee
- DFS play: Darrell Henderson (DraftKings $5,200/FanDuel $6,100)
- Prop to play: Andy Dalton over 212.5 passing yards (-101)
- Injury of note: Josh Reynolds (back), Wan'Dale Robinson (hamstring), Kenny Golladay (hamstring)
- Start or Sit: Sit D'Andre Swift
- DFS play: Amon-Ra St. Brown (DraftKings $7,200/FanDuel $7,800)
- Prop to play: Jared Goff over 1.5 passing touchdowns (+123)
- Injury of note: Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Kendall Hinton (shoulder), Davante Adams (abdomen)
- Start or Sit: Start Greg Dulcich
- DFS play: Broncos DST (DraftKings $3,500/FanDuel $3,900)
- Prop to play: Melvin Gordon over 37.5 rushing yards (-113)
- Injury of note: Ezekiel Elliott (knee), Michael Gallup (knee), Justin Jefferson (toe)
- Start or Sit: Start Tony Pollard
- DFS play: Dak Prescott (DraftKings $6,600/FanDuel $7,500)
- Prop to play: Dalton Schultz over 41.5 receiving yards (-115)
- Injury of note: Ja'Marr Chase (hip)
- Start or Sit: Sit Najee Harris
- DFS play: Tyler Boyd (DraftKings $6,500/FanDuel $6,800)
- Prop to play: Jaylen Warren over 13.5 receiving yards (-111)
QB: Dak Prescott (at MIN) $6,600
RB: Rhamondre Stevenson (vs. NYJ) $6,700
RB: David Montgomery (at ATL) $6,100
WR: CeeDee Lamb (at MIN) $7,500
WR: Garrett Wilson (at NE) $4,900
WR: Parris Campbell (vs. PHI) $4,300
TE: Dalton Schultz (at MIN) $4,300
FLEX: Gabe Davis (vs. CLE) $6,300
DST: Saints (vs. LAR) $3,000
I'll stack the Cowboys in this lineup against the Vikings, and I'm expecting a big game from Prescott, Lamb and Schultz. Hopefully, we see Prescott throw the ball 40-plus times like he did in Week 10 against the Packers, and that led to Lamb and Schultz having dominant outings.
Stevenson should have another huge game against the Jets -- he had 143 total yards with seven catches against New York in Week 8 -- and Montgomery should benefit with Khalil Herbert (hip) on injured reserve. I love the setup for Wilson against the Patriots -- he had six catches for 115 yards on seven targets in Week 8 -- and Campbell should be excellent once again with Matt Ryan under center. In his past three starts with Ryan, Campbell has scored a touchdown in each contest.
Davis should go off against the Browns in Detroit, and the Saints DST should be fantastic against the Rams in their first game without Cooper Kupp (ankle).
QB: Russell Wilson (vs. LV) $6,900
RB: Josh Jacobs (at DEN) $8,500
RB: Brian Robinson Jr. (at HOU) $6,600
WR: Stefon Diggs (vs. CLE) $9,400
WR: Courtland Sutton (vs. LV) $7,000
WR: Darius Slayton (vs. DET) $6,300
TE: Greg Dulcich (vs. LV) $5,500
FLEX: Cole Kmet (at ATL) $5,700
DEF: Commanders (at HOU) $4,000
Let's stack the Broncos with this lineup, and hopefully the matchup with the Raiders will lead to a big game for Wilson, Sutton and Dulcich. Jerry Jeudy (ankle) being out should help Sutton and Dulcich have a standout stat line with extra targets.
I'll play Jacobs on the other side of that matchup, and he should continue to benefit in the passing game with Darren Waller (hamstring) and Hunter Renfrow (oblique) out. Robinson should also be great against the Texans, who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.
I want someone from the Bills against the Browns, and I'll spend the money on Diggs here. And I expect Slayton to have a big game against the Lions, especially with the Giants again dealing with injury concerns in their receiving corps.
Kmet is a solid flex, and hopefully he'll score a touchdown for the third game in a row. And I love the Commanders defense against the Texans.