Picking the perfect Week 11 fantasy football lineup


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Below are the Perfect Challenge picks for Week 11 from Marcas Grant, Matt Franciscovich, Alex Gelhar and myself, Matt Harmon.

Marcas Grant's Week 11 lineup (on Twitter @MarcasG)

Marcas starts things off with a bang by putting Derek Carr as the highest scoring quarterback of the week. The sophomore quarterback is in the midst of a terrific season, and has multiple touchdown passes in every completed game this season, outside of a meeting with the Broncos. From that same game, Marcas expects Calvin Johnson to recapture old form against a substandard group of Oakland corners. It's been a rough season for Megatron. Johnson owns a mere 24 percent share of the Lions passing targets, has just one game over 86 yards receiving, and is the WR17 in PPR. His pedigree says he should take advantage of this matchup in a potentially high-scoring game. The evidence from this season says he could just as easily put up a mere 85 and one touchdown game.

Matt Franciscovich's Week 11 lineup (on Twitter @MattFranchise)

In that same Lions vs. Raiders game, Franchise expects Amari Cooper to be the primary beneficiary of a potentially bonanza passing game by Derek Carr. One thing to note, the Lions top corner, Darius Slay, is playing really well and trailed Jeremy Maclin and James Jones in their last two games. If he does the same for Cooper, it could be Michael Crabtree who reaps the reward. However, Slay could take the veteran and Cooper's after the catch skills would lead to a monster outing against the Lions. With Tony Romo back in the fold, Dez Bryant could post his first truly dominant stat line of the season. He's been back for three weeks now, and should feel more in the swing of things after looking less than his usual self against the Buccaneers last week.

Alex Gelhar's Week 11 lineup (on Twitter @AlexGelhar)

After taking 12 carries for just 12 yards, albeit with 8-67 as a receiver, in his last game out, Devonta Freeman has left some fantasy owners with questions. Gelhar expects a big bounce back for him as the top scoring running back of the week. The matchup is right facing a smaller Indianapolis front in Atlanta. Greg Olsen is a fine choice at tight end going against a Washington defense that gives it up through the air. When Cam Newton has a big passing day, which this matchups sets up for, Olsen is usually the primary beneficiary.

Matt Harmon's Week 11 lineup (on Twitter @MattHarmon_BYB)

Let's point out the trend: all of us had Charcandrick West in our Perfect Challenge lineups. It's easy to see why. Over the last three games, Kansas City deployed West as a true feature back, even more so than Jamaal Charles, the man he's replacing. Charles averaged 19.75 touches in the games he finished this season, whereas West averaged 25 over the last three contests. In Week 11, he draws a matchup with the Chargers, who bleed yards on the ground. West's involvement in the run and pass game makes him a strong candidate for a blowup game. In a similar vein, I see Adrian Peterson sustaining the moment from Week 10. I also like DeAndre Hopkins despite a supposedly scary matchup with the Jets. It didn't show up in the numbers, but Sammy Watkins got open on Darrelle Revis a fair few times on Thursday night. Hopkins is a far superior player, and should get plenty of chances with the target share he carries.

Anyway, that's how we're rolling for Week 11. We aren't in this for ourselves though. We are men of the people. We want you to use our picks to make your own perfect lineup and come away with the $1 million prize. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for NFL Perfect Challenge and prove that you're indeed smarter than all of us. We will gladly celebrate with you if and when you take home that grand prize. Please keep us posted.

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Matt Harmon is an associate fantasy writer/editor for NFL.com, and the creator of #ReceptionPerception, who you can follow on Twitter @MattHarmon_BYB.