Week 11: 5 Sleepers

Jalen Reagor 

Rookie Jalen Reagor’s injuries caused him to miss training camp and five of his first seven games, but he came back to a 21% target market share (13 total targets) and 85.5 air yards per game over the two weeks since his return.

The Cleveland Browns have allowed 17 PPR per game over their past 5 weeks to opponents’ top receivers. We saw Carson “Hero Ball” Wentz litter Reagor with targets last week despite tight coverage vs the Giants so we know that Wentz has an eye for Jalen.

Add in the fact that Myles Garrett is out due to COVID giving Wentz a little extra time to find his top target and it feels like Reagor is a big play waiting to happen. 

Marquise Brown 

Brown has disappointed thus far in 2020.  I’ve seen him dropped in re-draft and in keeper leagues.

Last season he looked like a player on the brink of stardom, but the Ravens’ offense has sputtered while he and 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson have failed to connect on the big plays that made Brown a hot commodity in drafts this past summer. 

It’s only Week 11 and there’s still plenty of time for these two to turn that around in 2020. This week at home against the Titans could be the beginning of a great run for them.

It’s not like Brown isn’t getting opportunities. He’s still commanding a 22% target share while also dominating 40% of the Ravens’ air yards, including 7 red zone targets on the season. And the Titans allow almost half of all passes beyond 15 yds to be completed.  A big day is coming.  I mean it has to, right? 

Jarvis Landry 

When OBJ went down for the season with a torn ACL, I expected it to be Jarvis SZN, but that has yet to come to fruition.  He spent the offseason rehabbing after hip surgery and he suffered broken ribs back in Week 5.  This is a guy that made the pro bowl in 2019 while dealing with bone fragments in his hip. He’s tough as nails. 

Over the past five seasons, Jarvis Landry has averaged over four Top-12 WR performances per year but has yet to get there in 2020. He also hasn’t scored a touchdown yet. What I’m saying is that there’s no quit in this guy and the man is due for a big game. 

If the Eagles keep the game even remotely competitive, I can see him getting double-digit targets.  Week 11 could end up being the start of Jarvis SZN.

Duke Johnson

The Patriots are not the defense they were last season.  They’ve allowed 16 PPR per game to lead running backs over the past five games and Duke Johnson is the definition of “lead back” as we enter Week 11.

No other back touched the ball for the Texans last week (unless you count CJ Prosise’s 1 reception for -2 yards). Sure, Duke didn’t put up big numbers last week versus the Browns, but the weather really screwed up that game for both offenses.

In a game with a 48.5 O/U, this is a great spot for Duke Johnson to show people that he can carry the load.

Logan Thomas

In a season that has been a wasteland at the position just about every owner who doesn’t have a guy named Travis Kelce would gladly take a tight end who gets four to five targets per game.  Enter Logan Thomas. 

He’s seen six targets in each of the last two weeks and hasn’t gotten less than four all season. The Bengals are also a great matchup as they’ve allowed 14.5 PPR per game to a tight end over their past five games.

Alex Smith and the Washington Football Team don’t have many playmakers on the offensive side of the ball.  Expect Thomas to get some opportunities and maybe even have a Top 3 TE week vs a less than daunting Bengals defense.

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