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Christian Watson start or sit: Week 11 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Christian Watson ahead of the Packers’ Week 11 matchup against the Chargers.

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After yet another one-possession defeat, the Green Bay Packers look to rebound at Lambeau Field against the Los Angeles Chargers. In order to do that, they will need significant contributions from their young receiving corps, including deep-threat Christian Watson.

Fantasy Football analysis: Packers WR Christian Watson

Following a stellar rookie campaign, Watson has struggled to so much as perform at an acceptable level in 2023. Green Bay quarterback Jordan Love has looked Watson’s way often this season, and the results have largely hurt the team. Half of Love’s 10 interceptions came on passes targeted to Watson, who has a catch rate of 42.4% entering Week 11.

The Packers thought Watson would emerge as a true No. 1 receiver, and that could still happen. However, with the second-year pro struggling to separate as often as his speed should allow and other weapons like Luke Musgrave, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks earning larger roles in the offense, Watson could see his share of the targets dwindle as the season unfolds.

Start or sit in Week 11 PPR leagues?

Sit. From a fantasy perspective, the Packers might not have a wideout worth starting in Week 11. Romeo Doubs sees the lion’s share of the red-zone targets and the aforementioned Reed has become a deep threat of late, but both still have issues with volume. Watson arguably has more big-play ability than anyone else on the roster, but that simply hasn’t translated in 2023.

Start or sit in Week 11 standard leagues?

Sit. Just as in PPR formats, the path to a decent performance seems more difficult to traverse than other options most managers will have this week.

Player(s) you would start ahead of Christian Watson

DKN recommends starting both Doubs and Reed over Watson as well as the Kansas City Chiefs’ Rashee Rice and Buffalo Bills’ Khalil Shakir.