Antonio Brown
© Charles LeClaire | 2018 Nov 8
Antonio Brown © Charles LeClaire | 2018 Nov 8

Week 11 provides a number of appointment viewing WR-CB battles. Antonio Brown against Jalen Ramsey. Tyreek Hill and Marcus Peters reuniting for the first time. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs opposing the underrated Bryce Callahan-Kyle Fuller combo. Keenan Allen and Chris Harris Jr. Alshon Jeffery and Marshon Lattimore. Should we go on?

Football purists surely will love all of these individual battles a lot more than fantasy football owners trying to decide how much to recalibrate the expectations for their beloved WR1s this week with playoff time approaching.

At least in the case of Brown battling Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, assuming Bouye returns from the calf injury that's sidelined him the past two games, owners can take solace in the fact that their dude destroyed the Jaguars' vaunted CB corps in January on a partially torn calf. Allen, coming off his best two-game stretch this season, has found paydirt in three of his six career meetings with the Broncos' secondary with more weapons than this one. Peters has struggled against foes of all shapes and sizes, giving up a league-high seven TDs, per Next Gen Stats, and 11.5 yards per target (fifth worst). All Hill has done is score nine touchdowns (No. 2 in the NFL) and average 16.2 yards per catch, trailing only Brandin Cooks and Mike Evans among wideouts with at least 50 grabs.

On the flipside, Devin Funchess could get a Darius Slay-less Detroit secondary that let Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller cross the century mark in Week 10. Philly appears poised to swap out CB1 Ronald Darby with potential future CB1 Sidney Jones — not that Michael Thomas needs any help but Tre'Quan Smith and/or Dez Bryant can use it. And the Ravens might not know who their quarterback is yet, but they could get a bungling Bengals secondary without Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion), creating an opportunity for John "Smoke" Brown.

Full Week 11 WR rankings:

1. Michael Thomas, Saints vs. Eagles

2. Julio Jones, Falcons vs. Cowboys

3. Antonio Brown, Steelers at Jaguars

4. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants vs. Bucs

5. Davante Adams, Packers at Seahawks

6. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans at Washington

7. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs at Rams

8. Adam Thielen, Vikings at Bears

9. Brandin Cooks, Rams vs. Chiefs

10. Robert Woods, Rams vs. Chiefs

11. Keenan Allen, Chargers vs. Broncos

12. Mike Evans, Bucs at Giants

13. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers at Jaguars

14. Stefon Diggs, Vikings at Bears

15. Kenny Golladay, Lions vs. Panthers

16. T.Y. Hilton, Colts vs. Titans

17. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles at Saints

18. Corey Davis, Titans at Colts

19. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos at Chargers

20. Allen Robinson, Bears vs. Vikings

21. John Brown, Ravens vs. Bengals

22. Devin Funchess, Panthers at Lions

23. Tyler Boyd, Bengals at Ravens

24. Calvin Ridley, Falcons vs. Cowboys

25. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Packers

26. Amari Cooper, Cowboys at Falcons

27. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks vs. Packers

28. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Raiders

29. Anthony Miller, Bears vs. Vikings

30. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers at Seahawks

31. Demaryius Thomas, Texans at Washington

32. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs at Rams

33. Josh Reynolds, Rams vs. Chiefs

34. Sterling Shepard, Giants vs. Bucs

35. DeSean Jackson, Bucs at Giants

36. Willie Snead, Ravens vs. Bengals

37. Chris Godwin, Bucs at Giants

38. Christian Kirk, Cardinals vs. Raiders

39. Courtland Sutton, Broncos at Chargers

40. Josh Doctson, Washington vs. Texans

41. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars vs. Steelers

42. Tyrell Williams, Chargers vs. Broncos

43. Donte Moncrief, Jaguars vs. Steelers

44. David Moore, Seahawks vs. Packers

45. John Ross, Bengals at Ravens

46. Maurice Harris, Washington vs. Texans

47. Michael Crabtree, Ravens vs. Bengals

48. Golden Tate, Eagles at Saints

49. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons vs. Cowboys

50. Tre'Quan Smith, Saints vs. Eagles

51. D.J. Moore, Panthers at Lions

52. Keke Coutee, Texans at Washington

53. Mike Williams, Chargers vs. Broncos

54. Taylor Gabriel, Bears vs. Vikings

55. Seth Roberts, Raiders at Cardinals

56. Nelson Agholor, Eagles at Saints

57. Taywan Taylor, Titans at Colts

58. Cole Beasley, Cowboys at Falcons

59. TJ Jones, Lions vs. Panthers

60. Dontrelle Inman, Colts vs. Titans

Not listed because of injury: A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Jordy Nelson