Fantasy Football Week 11 Preview: A Wide Receiver You Must Acquire Now


Pierce Munsey, Staff Writer

Welcome to the Week 11 Edition of Delbarton’s Fantasy Football Corner! This week, I have a wide receiver that you should acquire as soon as possible. 

BUY: DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers (WR)

If anyone in your league is willing to give up DJ Moore, you have to make an offer for him. Since Week 5, Moore has a 29% target share (FantasyPros), even with the offense focused around superstar RB Christian McCaffrey. Although Curtis Samuel also has a high target share (22%) in that time span, he is mainly a deep threat. Younger quarterbacks such as Kyle Allen have trouble connecting on deep plays. Samuel’s catchable target rate ranks 96th in the NFL at 60.3% (Playerprofiler), indicating that Allen’s deep throws are often inaccurate. Thus, I would pick DJ Moore—who is on pace for over 90 catches and 1,000 yards—over Samuel, as he provides a much higher floor. The reason to acquire him now is because of Carolina’s opponents down the line, starting with their week 11 matchup, the Atlanta Falcons. According to Team Rankings, the Falcons have allowed the eighth-most passing yards in the league and are bottom five in points per game allowed. Although Atlanta’s defense was able to slow down Brees, Kamara, and Thomas last Sunday, the game in Charlotte should have a different result; besides the New Orleans game, the entire Falcons secondary has struggled all season. After hosting the Falcons, the Panthers then travel to New Orleans, and although that will be a hostile environment, the Saints’ star CB Marshon Lattimore is currently dealing with a hamstring injury that could keep him sidelined for that game. This leaves Eli Apple covering Moore, a matchup that the receiver should definitely win. Then, the Panthers host the Redskins – the 21st defense in both yards and points allowed per game – before making a trip to Atlanta to battle the Falcons again. So, if DJ Moore is on the trade block in your league, you should heavily consider acquiring him now.