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Fantasy Football: 5 WR/CB matchups to target and 5 to avoid in Week 11

Denver, Colorado, USA Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) is tackled by Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II (2) in the second quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Week 11 of the fantasy football wide receiver-cornerback matchups to target and avoid features two rookie receivers in DeVonta Smith and Ja’Marr Chase, as well as two players who’ve struggled for the majority of the season.

Utilize PFF’s WR/CB matchup chart and in-depth coverage data to help set the best lineups for Week 11 and the rest of the season.

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5 WR/CB Matchups to Target

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeVonta Smith vs. New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore

We shouldn’t expect Smith to perform as well as he did in Week 10, but the first-round rookie appears to have hit the “next step” in his development. He has scored 22.6 fantasy points over his past two contests and looks like a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver.

The Saints field a great defense overall, but no cornerback has allowed more receiving yards than the 602 Lattimore has given up this season. He’s also been beaten for five touchdowns, while his 20.1 receiving yards per reception allowed is dead last among cornerbacks with 10-plus targets.

These numbers are good news for a receiver like Smith, who has been targeted 15.1 yards down the field on average and has three touchdowns in his past two games.

Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase vs. Las Vegas Raiders CB Brandon Facyson

Chase is the second rookie receiver to make this list, but he’s been on a tear the entire season. Right now, Chase is the WR4 in full-point PPR leagues and is Cincinnati’s clear-cut No.1 receiver. He’s hit double-digit fantasy points in all but one of his games this season, and that came last week.

This weekend, Chase will get the chance to produce a WR1 performance against Facyson, who has given up 0.38 fantasy points per route and 1.50 receiving yards per coverage snap, the third- and 12th-worst marks on PFF’s WR/CB Matchup Chart.

San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk vs. Jacksonville Jaguars CB Tyson Campbell

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