Last week, our Fantrax fantasy football contributors fell a bit short on bold predictions, but came close with players like Michael Pittman Jr. and Joe Mixon! So, let’s get back on track heading into Week 11! These bold predictions won’t always have a 100% success rate, but should at least help sway decision-making for your dynasty, redraft, or even DFS lineups.
2023 NFL Week 11 Bold Predictions for Fantasy Football
Devin Singletary, RB, Houston Texans
Bold Prediction: 25 carries, 100 yards, 1 touchdown
16.0 fantasy points
Fantrax Writer: Colin McTamany, @Colin_McT
Colin’s Breakdown: I can’t imagine sitting Devin Singletary in fantasy football lineups in Week 11. After rushing 30 times for 150 yards and a score last week, I think a similar performance could be on tap against the Arizona Cardinals. Their defense allows the third-most fantasy points to opposing running backs, far worse than the Cincinnati Bengals unit Singletary ran all over this past Sunday. As spectacular as rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud was to set the Texans up for a big road win, Singletary did most of the heavy lifting.
The Texans kick off a three-game home stand in Week 11. After the Cards, they’ll host the Jacksonville Jaguars then the Denver Broncos. Denver notably allows the most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Even if Dameon Pierce returns from injury by then, I don’t foresee Singletary losing many backfield touches to him, especially if he comes close to or surpasses my Week 11 bold prediction. Singletary may be lower down the rankings on most platforms, but I prefer him in Week 11 to players like Rachaad White, Raheem Mostert, and even Saquon Barkley.
Jayden Reed, WR, Green Bay Packers
Bold Prediction: 5 receptions, 90 yards, 1 touchdown
20.0 fantasy points
Fantrax Writer: Michael Reedy, @MikeReedyFF
Michael’s Breakdown: Jayden Reed has a 15% target share for the Green Bay Packers this season. Reed also has a 62% catch rate, which is the highest amongst Packers wide receivers. This is important since Jordan Love is not the most accurate of passers. The Packers play the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. Los Angeles gives up the fifth most fantasy points to wide receivers. The Chargers have given up nine touchdowns and 11 different wide receivers have double-digit fantasy scoring days against them this season. With Romeo Doubs being a little up and down and Christian Watson simply not looking right since his return, the stage is set for Reed to cash in on my Week 11 bold prediction.
Julio Jones, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Bold Prediction: 5 receptions, 58 yards, 1 touchdown
16.8 fantasy points
Fantrax Writer: Joseph Goodwin, @JGoody77
Joseph’s Breakdown: At 6’3” and 230 pounds, Julio Jones has enough size to make a difference as a replacement for the injured tight end, Dallas Goedert. Although Goedert was a “third-fiddle” in the Eagles passing game, he was a vital component in creating space and exploiting defenses by chipping, then releasing to the flat. Goedert has 38 grabs and 410 yards with two touchdowns on the season. I believe Jack Stoll will handle some early-down work, and Albert Okwuegbunam mixes in at some point in “12” personnel. However, when the Eagles get into the Red Zone, Julio Jones will be a dangerous weapon for the Eagles.
Now in his fourth game with the Eagles, Jones should be more comfortable in the offense as Jalen Hurts begins to trust the future Hall-of-Famer. Offensive coordinator, Brian Johnson, can trust in Julio, too. Jones is a valuable release valve in the Red Zone and should put up solid numbers as a secondary flex option as he fills the “Goedert-sized” void against the Kansas City Chiefs. He has just two catches for 11 yards and a touchdown this season. However, Julio’s talent and opportunity lay the groundwork for this Week 11 bold prediction to hit.
Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Tennessee Titans
Bold Prediction: 5 receptions , 70 yards, 1 touchdown
18.0 fantasy points
Fantrax Writer: Colin McTamany, @Colin_McT
Colin’s Breakdown: With Taysom Hill, Kyle Pitts, and Hunter Henry on bye, you may be looking for a Week 11 streaming option at tight end. Chig Okonkwo has an average of just three receptions per game and 200 total scoreless yards on the season. However, I’m making a bold prediction that Week 11 will be, by far, his best game yet.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will have heavy attention on Derrick Henry in this matchup. He has a career average of over 100 yards and a touchdown against the franchise in 13 games against them. That should open up the Titans’ passing game more than usual.
Okonkwo is second in targets on the Titans this season. He has 16 total targets in their last three games. Consider, too, the Jaguars have allowed the fifth most receiving yards (587) on just the 18th most receptions (46) to the position. They’ve also allowed 30+ yard receptions to Jonnu Smith, Kyle Granson, and, last week, George Kittle. I think Okonkwo can have a big play of his own and has a choice matchup to plug into your Week 11 lineup.