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Fantasy Football: Starts and trade candidates based on high-value opportunities ahead of Week 11

Nov 15, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Chukwuma Okorafor (76) celebrates a touchdown by wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 36-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to fantasy football, volume has always been king. We want the players who generate the most targets and touches — more opportunities lead to more fantasy points. But not all opportunities are created equal.

Over the summer, I wrote about money opportunities — the most high-value touches and targets players can receive, including end-zone targets, deep targets (20 yards or more), air yards, carries inside the 10-yard line and carries inside the 5-yard line.

It's time to take a look at players whose stocks are up based on the high-value opportunities they saw in Week 10. Whether these opportunities resulted in fantasy production is irrelevant — if these players keep seeing high-value opportunities, fantasy points will follow.

We can use this information to inform our Week 11 sit/start decisions and help us identify trade targets and under-the-radar DFS options. I’ll also hit on some key findings in terms of strength of schedule with fantasy football trade deadlines quickly approaching.

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