Fantasy Football Fix Week 11
The injury bug bit hard this weekend, didn’t it? No less than four starting quarterbacks went down leaving many teams scrambling for the waiver wire. Let’s get right to who’s available in your league:
QB: Nick Foles-Philly. The Eagles season is pretty much done, Michael Vick has a concussion and won’t be back in Philly in ’13. Time to look at the 6’6″ Foles who gained a lot of buzz with his pre-season.
Colin Kaepernick-SF. No word as of this writing how badly Alex Smith is hurt, but if Kaepernick gets a chance, he could be fantasy gold the way Tebow was last year.
Byron Leftwich-Pit. Big Ben has a sprained throwing shoulder so the veteran will get the call until Roethlisberger is ready.
Jason Campbell-Chi. Jay Cutler got smoked Sunday night by the Texans and the Bears were a bit better prepared than they were last year when Cutler was out by getting the former Washington/Oakland starter.
Russell Wilson-Sea. The Seahawks are on a bye this week but the rookie has been improving every week. Might be a good week to stash him.
RB: Marcel Reece-Oak. McFadden is still doubtful so the big back will likely get the call again this weekend.
Beanie Wells. He’s been on injured reserve all season but began practicing last week and should be ready when he’s eligible week 12.
Andre Brown-NYG. Still unowned in a LOT of leagues and not only has he gained an expanded role plus goal line work, Ahmad Bradshaw is hurt again. If Brown is available, grab him.
Mark Ingram & Chris Ivory-N.O.- Both are getting a chance to shine as the Saints have woken from the dead. Ivory is a punishing runner, but can only be counted on for about 5-10 touches a week and has fumbling issues. Ingram is back in good graces and can be looked at again.
Danny Woodhead-NE. Woodhead is still way behind Ridley for touches, but he’s making the most of his touches, scoring twice last weekend.
WR: Danario Alexander-SD. Starting opposite Malcom Floyd for now (until his knees give out again)
Donnie Avery-Ind. Andrew Luck is growing into his legend already and Avery is a target monster.
Cecil Shorts-Jac. Shorts is becoming Gabbert’s favorite target and someone has to score for the Jags, right?
Golden Tate-Sea. Tate has six TD’s (yeah, the one against the Packers shouldn’t have counted, but for fantasy purposes, it did)> They’re on a bye, but Wilson has been improving every week. Tate looks like a good grab.
Bye week this week:
MN: Ponder, AP, Harvin, Rudolph, Walsh
NY Giants: Manning, Brown, Bradshaw, Cruz, Nicks, Bennett
Sea: Wilson, Lynch, Tate
Ten: Locker, Johnson, Britt, Washington, Cook, Bironas
Good luck this week!