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Sneaky Fantasy Football Players to Start in Week 11

Jason Schandl
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We're in the home stretch of the fantasy football season, and with the heavy dose of change the NFL seems to bring us every week, most fantasy teams have been shaken up significantly since draft season. Injuries, duds and bye weeks have all been wreaking havoc, leaving holes in plenty of starting lineups.

Whatever the case, here are three sneaky players to start in fantasy football in Week 11, all of whom are owned in less than 25 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues.

1. Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (13% Owned)

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It's never going to feel great to start a WR against the New England Patriots, but with Alshon Jeffery banged up, Nelson Agholor could be in for a big day. The oft-injured Jeffery made an early exit in Week 2 and missed Week 3, and those two games saw Agholor explode for 16 receptions, 157 yards and three TDs. Yes, the matchups were soft and he won't be nearly as efficient against New England, but he also notched 11 and 12 targets in those games. Difficult matchup or not, if you're in a pinch at WR you're not going to do better off the waiver wire than getting a guy with a good shot at seeing double-digit targets.

2. Ross Dwelley, TE, San Francisco 49ers (4% Owned)

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Ross Dwelley is in line to get another start with George Kittle likely out in Week 11. Dwelley played 90 percent of the San Francisco 49ers' offense snaps and saw seven targets with Kittle on the shelf in Week 10, and that kind of workload gives him a ton of fantasy upside against the Arizona Cardinals. No team is allowing more fantasy points per game to the position than Arizona is. The Cardinals have given up double-digit PPR points to a tight end in nine of 10 games this season, with six of the 10 scoring at least 18. Dwelley sits at TE11 in our Week 11 PPR fantasy football rankings.

3. Auden Tate, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (16% Owned)

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The switch from Andy Dalton to Ryan Finley is not looking like a good one for the efficiency of the Cincinnati Bengals' offense, but Auden Tate's volume seems just fine. Tate saw six targets in Week 10's blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens, extending his streak of games with six-plus targets to seven. He's one of only 10 players to notch six-plus targets in at least seven games since Week 3, and he's averaging 8.3 per game in that stretch. That volume has translated to 4.1 receptions and 60.1 yards per game. Even with Finley at the helm, efficiency shouldn't be a major concern this week, as they're up against an Oakland Raiders team that ranks 29th in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings.

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