- Impressive numbers from Daniel Jones: When kept clean and given time, which he should be the case this week, Jones has performed similarly to the league’s best.
- Devin Duvernay in line for a bounce-back week: After a poor outing in Week 9, Duvernay’s arrow is pointing up in a matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
- Alvin Kamara’s numbers when getting contacted early: The Los Angels Rams defensive line ranks first in run defense grade this season, which could lead to some production issues for Kamara.
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Whether fantasy managers are looking for some important tie-breakers in fantasy start/sit decisions or a DFS advantage, understanding which teams have the advantage in the trenches can be a key to weekly fantasy football success. These are the most crucial matchups to be aware of as fantasy managers head into Week 11.
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OFFENSIVE LINE MATCHUPS TO TARGET
The Ravens offensive line is the highest-graded pass-blocking unit in the league (82.1) so far this season, allowing the third-lowest pressure rate (18.5%). The Panthers defensive line enters this week ranked 20th in pass-rush grade (66.7) and is averaging just 1.30 sacks per game (27th) thus far.
TOP PLAYER(S) TO TARGET
WR Devin Duvernay – Duvernay is the Ravens’ leading wide receiver in terms of targets (31), receptions (25 and receiving yards (318). Most of the damage he’s done this season has come from a clean pocket, accounting for 74% of his targets, 84% of his receptions and 82% of his receiving yards. As a result, Duvernay ranks 20th among wide receivers in deep target rate from a clean pocket (26.1%). All of Duvernay’s 21 clean pocket targets have been deemed catchable, leading to a 142.9 wide receiver rating, which is fourth among receivers with at least 25 snaps.
The Falcons offensive line has been one the best run-blocking units in the league, earning a 78.5 run-blocking grade this season (third) and generating 1.7 yards before contact for its running backs (fifth). The Falcons also have the fourth-lowest stuffed run rate (5.9%). The Bears defensive line ranks dead last in run defense grade (34.1) this season.