Fantasy Football Week 11 Wide Receiver Rankings: Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua return from bye with big questions
Week 11 of the fantasy football season is upon us, and it brings us some interesting storylines at the wide receiver position. In particular, two players who are returning from a bye week have raised some questions in the minds of fantasy owners – Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua. Both receivers have shown promise this season, but there are concerns surrounding their potential impact going forward. Let’s take a closer look at their rankings and what fantasy owners should consider when making their start/sit decisions in Week 11.
1. Cooper Kupp (Los Angeles Rams)
Cooper Kupp has been an absolute force in the Rams’ offense this season. He leads the league in targets and receptions, and is second in receiving yards. Kupp has been a consistent WR1 throughout the season, making him a must-start regardless of the matchup. However, coming off a bye week, some fantasy owners may be worried about his performance given the time off. While rust may be a concern, Kupp has proven himself as a reliable option week in and week out. Expect him to pick up right where he left off and continue to put up impressive numbers.
2. Puka Nacua (Michigan State Spartans)
Puka Nacua is a breakout star for the Michigan State Spartans this season. With his incredible athleticism and playmaking ability, Nacua has quickly become a favorite target for quarterback Peyton Thorne. However, Nacua missed the last game due to a bye week, which raises questions about his momentum and chemistry with the offense. Additionally, the Spartans face a tough matchup against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Week 11. Despite these concerns, Nacua has displayed a high level of talent and should still be considered a solid WR2 option with the potential for a big game.
3. Cooper Kupp’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers
In Week 11, Cooper Kupp faces off against the San Francisco 49ers, a team that has shown vulnerability against top receivers. The 49ers have allowed the 10th most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season, making this a favorable matchup for Kupp. Additionally, Kupp had a great game against the 49ers earlier in the season, recording 9 receptions for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns. Fantasy owners can confidently start Kupp as a WR1 with the expectation of another strong performance.
4. Puka Nacua’s matchup against the Ohio State Buckeyes
On the other hand, Puka Nacua has a tougher matchup against the Ohio State Buckeyes, a team known for their strong defense. The Buckeyes have allowed the 13th fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season. While this may raise some concerns, Nacua has demonstrated his ability to make big plays against tough opponents in the past. Fantasy owners should temper their expectations a bit, but Nacua still has the potential to put up respectable numbers in this matchup.
5. Considerations for start/sit decisions
When deciding whether to start or sit Cooper Kupp or Puka Nacua in Week 11, fantasy owners should take into account their previous performances, matchups, and the overall strength of their respective offenses. Kupp has proven himself as a reliable and consistent WR1, while Nacua is more of a boom-or-bust WR2 option. Additionally, fantasy owners should consider their own team’s needs and the rest of their roster when making their decision. If in doubt, it’s usually safer to start Kupp given his track record of success.
Week 11 brings us the return of Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua from their bye weeks, and fantasy owners are excited to see what they can do. While there may be some concerns surrounding their performances, both receivers have shown their talent and ability to produce in the past. Kupp remains a must-start WR1, while Nacua should be considered a solid WR2 option with the potential for a big game. As always, fantasy owners should consider the matchups and their team’s needs when making start/sit decisions.