Fantasy Football 2014: Week 11 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 11 Waiver Wire Trends
November 11, 2014
It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time once again for our weekly look at the waiver wire in fantasy football. This edition is for Week 11, and there are once again several viable names out there who might be worth a look as new additions to your roster. Let’s check out the numbers and the recent stats to see why these guys are trending.
C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos: The hottest RB pickup this week is definitely Denver’s C.J. Anderson. He was electric in the Oakland game, racking up 90 yards on 13 carries and another 73 with a score through the air.
Anderson’s heavy workload came at the expense of an injured Ronnie Hillman, and once he gets healthy it’s hard telling what the workload will be. In addition to that, Montee Ball is due back this week. Still, Anderson is worth picking up in 12-14 team leagues.
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Drew Stanton, QB, Arizona Cardinals: Things were going well for Carson Palmer owners until this week, when he injured his knee against the Rams. Enter Stanton, who promptly went 3-of-5 for 85 yards and a score, bringing the Cards back from behind.
Stanton is 2-1 in relief of Palmer this year, and he scored 19 fantasy points in one of those. If you were a Palmer owner, it would make sense to pick him up, as he knows the offense well and should do okay.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Remember Rudolph? He was hurt all the way back in Week 3 after getting off to a crummy start to the season. Well, now his groin is all healed up and the plan is for him to return to the field in Week 11 against the woeful Bears defense.
When he’s at his best, Rudolph is a potent red-zone target and will get plenty of scoring opportunities. Whether or not he returns at 100 percent remains to be seen, but he’s worth rostering just about everywhere.
Cleveland Browns Defense: The hot defense to pick up this week is Cleveland, and that makes sense after their beat-down of Cincinnati this past Thursday. The team accounted for two sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery in that one, giving them their second double-digit fantasy performance in the last three weeks.
The Browns will face the Texans, then the Falcons, then the Bills, so they’re no one-trick pony right now. They’ve scored at least eight points in each of their last five games.
John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Let’s go back to the desert and check out Brown, who is coming off a big week against the Rams. He posted five grabs for 73 yards and a score in that one, but the important number is his eight targets, one fewer than team leader Larry Fitzgerald.
Brown is reliant on the big play, but when it’s there, good things happen. He’s a T.Y. Hilton-esque player and should get plenty of opportunities for a big score (even with the QB change) against Detroit.
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