There are a lot of players this week in spots to potentially boom farther than most people ever expect. With that, here are three fantasy football bold predictions for Week 11.
1. James Conner Finishes The Week With A Single-Digit Fantasy Football Score
I, personally, don’t even think this prediction is that bold, but I have seen so many people overrating James Conner’s season long value. Especially as this week, he gets an incredibly tough matchup with the San Francisco 49ers defense that ranks at the top of every rushing stat.
Before Conner’s big performance last week, his fantasy score usually coasted in the single digits week after week. However, after last week, people expect to see the same Conner that we did last season, albeit that version wasn’t even spectacular anyway. Coming into this week, fantasy managers are skewing their judgment of Conner’s inefficiencies on the ground and overrating his scoring production. Touchdowns in fantasy football will always be an added bonus rather than a statistic to rely on. Without a score on Monday night, I find it incredibly difficult that Conner would finish with double-digit fantasy points.
2. No Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Finishes Within The Top 20
The Eagles have been fantasy point heaven for their wideouts as A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith have both found themselves as the weeks go on, often in the top 20 or even higher. But this week, they face an Indianapolis Colts defense that will give Jalen Hurts and his weapons problems.
This team is swift enough to get to the quarterback often and lock down wide receivers from potentially hitting big plays. Without the big plays, I find it hard for Hurts to put together those hard short passes consistently. The Colts have a single-digit value with receptions allowed, giving up an average of 9.7 receptions per game. I do like Smith’s matchup better because the Eagles play him all over the field. I still don’t think either wide receiver lands in the top 20 this week.
3. Isiah Pacheco Will Finish As A Top 15 Running Back
Isiah Pacheco could be in for a big line of work against the Los Angeles Chargers this week. After going off for 82 yards on 16 attempts, it seems to be like this usage will continue. Pacheco has been slowly working his way up in terms of involvement and finally with a big opportunity, he made the most of it and got more eyes looking at him.
Now he gets the Chargers, who allow the third most fantasy points in Points Per Reception (PPR) leagues as well as north of 130 rushing yards per game. If Pacheco still gets the usage of a lead back, I find it hard to believe he doesn’t find the end zone for the first time since Week One. With consistent usage on the ground, barring any negative game script, Pacheco could see a monster performance. Start him with confidence this week and reap the rewards.