Fantasy Football 2013: Week 11 Waiver Wire Receivers
Waiver Wire TEs and WRs for Week 11 in Fantasy Football
November 12, 2013
With all the injuries and sketchy performances over the past few weeks, the fantasy football waiver wire is a popular place to be. Even though we’re through the heaviest bye weeks in the NFL, the wide receiver and tight end positions are still relatively barren when it comes to new talent. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the trending WR and TE names out there and see if anyone’s worth picking up.
Riley Cooper, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Well, it’s pretty safe to say that Philly QB Nick Foles likes throwing to Cooper. Case in point, his 102-yard, two-touchdown performance in a Week 10 win over Green Bay. He only had three catches, but they were big ones.
Cooper now has two 100-plus-yard games in a row to his credit. As long as Foles remains behind center, he’s a great option at WR. Better yet, there’s a tasty home matchup looming this week against the Redskins.
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Tavon Austin, WR, St. Louis Rams: One of the most dynamic--and surprising--performances of Week 10 belonged to Austin. He almost single-handedly destroyed the Colts, posting 138 yards and two touchdowns in the passing game, as well as a 98-yard punt return TD.
It was a great breakout performance for Austin, but it could be a case of everything falling into place perfectly for an afternoon. He’s still a fantasy gamble, so don’t be surprised if he disappears again during the Packers game when the Rams come off their bye this week.
Jarrett Boykin, WR, Green Bay Packers: The injury question marks at QB have wreaked havoc on the WR situation, but we may have a diamond in the rough with Boykin. He managed to show some spark with third-stringer Scott Tolzien, hooking up for eight grabs and 112 yards. There’s no telling what’s going to happen with the QB situation here, so take that into consideration when you’re looking at Boykin. The good news is that Green Bay plays a pretty bad Giants defense this weekend.
Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: There’s not much to get excited about at tight end right now, so we’re digging a little deeper than usual on these. Walker had a nice outing in Week 10, posting a late score and four catches for 62 yards in the Titans’ loss.
Most weeks, Walker’s numbers have been pretty pedestrian, but he showed some chemistry with backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick that could carry through the rest of the season. He’s a lower-end, yet viable, option against the Colts.
John Carlson, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Speaking of lower-end options, Carlson certainly fit’s the bill. He got some work in the absence of usual starter Kyle Rudolph (injured), posting seven grabs for 98 yards and a TD.
Sure, it’s only one game, but it’s encouraging to see that sort of production out of Carlson. If the trends hold, he could be a nice fill-in option for those owners struggling at TE. The bad news is that the Vikes will be in Seattle this week.
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