Fantasy football: One QB, RB, WR, and TE primed for huge Week 11 performances

We are now in Week 11 of the fantasy football season and at a point where every decision made is more important than the last.
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WR: DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles

DeVonta Smith was being drafted as a borderline WR1 before the season. Through the first eight weeks of the season, he was the WR39 in PPR leagues in average points per game per FantasyPros. In that span, Smith had four games with single-digit fantasy points. It got to a point where Smith was no longer deemed a must-start fantasy option. Now, with tight end Dallas Goedert suffering a broken forearm in Week 9, Smith will be tasked with a larger workload in hopes of filling the void left by Goedert.

When Goedert isn’t available for the Eagles, Smith is the direct beneficiary. In Matthew Berry’s weekly “Love/Hate” for NBC Sports, he highlighted that Smith averaged 84 yards and 15.8 fantasy points per game in the five games Goedert missed last season, earning 27 percent of the team’s targets in those games.

Goedert is not expected to play in Week 11’s Super Bowl rematch on ESPN’s Monday Night Football when the Eagles travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Chiefs. In a game that has shootout potential between two of the best offensive units in the NFL, there should be ample scoring opportunities for Smith.

With A.J. Brown likely garnering most of the defensive attention, Smith will have exploitable matchups against the Chiefs secondary.