Fantasy Football Week 11 Pickups
Matt Leinart: The former Heisman trophy winner, who has only started 2 games in the last four years, walks into one of the best situations possible. He has a top offense and the best running game in football, while the best wide receiver in the game (Andre 3000) should return after the bye as well. The team should remain run heavy, but Leinart should find success in the passing game, because of the running game and weapons. Their play-action fakes have been so effective this season, that the quarterback is left with ample time and more likely than not an open receiver or tight end or back. He’s not gonna be a superstar, but he’s in a position to succeed or at least produce. He’ll probably be better than in fantasy than reality and is worth a claim if you need a QB.
Andy Dalton: Probably owned in your league, but after a tough stretch gets StL and AZ in weeks 15 and 16….making him an intriguing option, if you use QB by committee, for the Fantasy Football playoffs. Or if you can trade for AJ who “should be fine” according to his coach after injuring his knee. Even Simpson, or Gresham who found the endzone last week.
Kendall Hunter: This roster stash might start paying off at the right time. With Gore dealing with both ankle and knee injuries the plan of keeping him on the bench until the inevitable is coming to fruition. Talented back, who could see run this week and has major upside. Search his name on this site for more as he’s a favorite.
Lance Ball: Willis is still iffy at this point after limited participation in practice on Tuesday. With a short week, Ball has a chance to start or get some carries.
Kevin Smith: The Lions have no run game, or even homerun hitting ability without Best, but Jones is a name from their past who might be moving up the depth chart to get an opportunity. This week might be the perfect time in a matchup against Carolina who suffers against the run. Would be a great story after injuries looked to have ended his career.
Denarius Moore: Like Hunter, I have written extensively about Moore and Thursday was a thrilling night to see his potential realized. He’s an explosive player with top WR upside that most importantly for fantasy football purposes Carson Palmer realizes.
Damian Williams: One of my sleepers from Week 10 and he took advantage of the matchup going for 100+ and a TD. He has quietly produced each week aside from Week 7 where he suffered an injury. Probably not going to break into your lineup often, but worth a look if help is needed.
Harry Douglas: Depending on Julio Jones’ hamstring, could be a strong play this week versus Tennessee.
Jacob Tamme: Filling in for an injured Dallas Clark, Tamme hasn’t lost a step catching six passes for 75 yards. He displayed chemistry with usual backup Painter and could be a surprised viable option despite how poorly his team has played and regressed.
Anthony Fasano: Found some chemistry with Moore, scoring TD in 3 out of 4 and going for 60 yards last week. Friend Buffalo D this week!
New England Patriots: Suffered much of the season but should build off momentum from last week and face Tyler Palko. Enough said.
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