Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 11 Waiver Wire
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November 12, 2013
Week 11 Waiver Moves
Just in case you missed this info, Nick Foles and Riley Cooper have taken flight in Philadelphia. Foles has 16/0 touchdown/interception ratio (although he has gotten lucky on a few deep balls), and Cooper has caught 6 of those touchdowns. If these guys have not been added in your league then pick them up now because they should have been added yesterday.
1. Andre Brown - If you passed on Brown last week, then good luck on being able to get him this week. Brown came back from his injury with a revenge rushing the ball 30 times for 115 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Raiders. The Giants said they were going to ease Brown back into the action, but after Peyton Hillis fumbled, the Giants turned the game over to Brown. The Giants are still in the playoff hunt thanks to their terrible division and they will be playing hard to win the rest of season. It only took one game for Brown to establish himself as the top running back for the Giants, and he should be added in all leagues.
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2. Case Keenum - Keenum has been flying under the waiver radar thanks to Nick Foles and his 7 touchdown game. Keenum has been very impressive as the starter for the Texans as he is sporting a nice 105.5 quarterback rating. Keenum has thrown 7 touchdowns in the three games he has started for the Texans with no interceptions, but he has fumbled the ball twice. The Texans have a very favorable schedule down the stretch and Keenum could help fantasy teams win a title, especially a fantasy team that is struggling through quarterback injuries.
3. Jarrett Boykin/ Brandon Bostick - The Packers are going through an interesting phase at the moment as their backups are now running the team. Just like we have seen with the Foles/Cooper connection in Philadelphia, the Packers newest QB, Mike Tolzien, threw to the players he felt the most comfortable with. Tolzien has been taking practice reps with Boykin and Bostick, and not with James Jones and Jordy Nelson, and therefore it is understandable that Boykin led the Packers in receptions and yards last week and that Bostick caught Tolzien's only touchdown pass. It is hard to fully trust either Boykin or Bostick as a fantasy starter, but if you added Boykin a few weeks ago then he should stay on your roster and could help you get through the last bye weeks.
4. Buccaneers RB's - Just when Mike James was looking like a great waiver add to help teams down this final stretch, James breaks his ankle. Now the Tampa Bay backfield will be left to Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey. Leonard led the team in carries once James got hurt, but Rainey was the most effective runner on Monday night. As of now, the Buccaneers are saying they will use a running back committee the rest of the season. It is hard to say which running back, if either of them, will become a reliable fantasy option. The one thing we know for sure is that there is an opening for a starting running back in Tampa Bay, and both Leonard and Rainey could be worth a speculative pickup.
5. John Carlson - Carlson came out of nowhere and stepped right in to replace Kyle Rudolph. Carlson had 7 catches for 98 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night, and while most people will not consider this a sign of things to come, there are a few reasons to consider adding Carlson if you need help at tight end. Carlson was a 2nd round pick of the Seahawks in 2008, and he had over 80 targets in each of his first two seasons in Seattle. Carlson also caught a total of 12 touchdowns in those seasons as well. Carlson is not flashy, but he is capable of stepping in for Kyle Rudolph.
6. Rishard Matthews - Matthews had a monster game on Monday night against the Buccaneers catching 11 passes on 14 targets for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns. Matthews performance definitely came out of nowhere, and now fantasy owners are stuck trying to figure out if he can do it again. Brandon Gibson was arguably the most consistent offensive producer on the Dolphins, and now that he is done for the season, Matthews may be the guy to replace Gibson's production. The Dolphins have not been able to rely on Mike Wallace this year and Charles Clay has also seen a decline in production, so there is reason to believe Matthews can be a solid contributor to the Dolphins offense. The Dolphins are a team in turmoil and their offense has done nothing but frustrate fantasy owners all year, but Matthews did have a breakout game and he may just be worth a speculative pickup.
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