Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 11 Stock Watch Increasing Values
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 11 Stock Watch: Bull Market
November 14, 2013
Week 11 Bull Market
Robert Griffin the 3rd - It appears RGIII's stock bottomed out after his horrendous week 8 performance in Denver, and now he has become a very interesting trade commodity. If Griffin is your starting QB, then it may be tough to trade him away, but if Griffin is your backup QB, then now is the time to sell. Griffin finally put together a complete game last week against the Vikings as he passed for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns and he also rushed for 44 yards. This is exactly what fantasy owners expected from RGIII, and even though this performance came against a poor Minnesota defense, it still shows Griffin is poised for a strong second half of the season. Griffin has a good matchup this week against the Eagles, but then things start to get rough. Griffin plays two of the league's toughest defenses in weeks 12, vs 49ers, and week 14, vs Chiefs. The Kansas City matchup for the first week of the fantasy playoffs is going to be very tough for fantasy owners to utilize, but Griffin has outstanding matchups for week 15, at Atlanta, and week 16, vs Cowboys. Griffin's greatest trade value comes from his matchups in week 15 and 16, and he could be traded for a very nice price just before the fantasy trade deadline.
Maurice Jones-Drew - MJD has started to string together a few productive fantasy performances, and he should only get better as the season continues. Jones-Drew has played well in four of his last five games, and he doubled his total number of receptions over the last two games. The Jaguars are looking to get MJD the ball and since the Jaguars are the only team that plays at home every week of the fantasy football playoffs, MJD is another attractive trade commodity.
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Ben Tate - Since Arian Foster is done for the season, Tate's fantasy value has skyrocketed. Tate is not 100% healthy, but he has been able to play through his rib injury. Tate will be the Texans starting running back for as long as he is able to be on the field, and the Texans offense has found new life with Case Keenum as their quarterback. It could be possible to get Tate for a cheap price since he is fighting an injury and he is an injury risk like Foster. The Texans have a very nice schedule, and Tate may be a very valuable fantasy running back for the rest of the season
Alshon Jeffery - Jeffery has quietly stuck around the top 20 fantasy wide receivers, and his value has been very underappreciated by fantasy owners this year. Jeffery was a hot waiver wire add after his breakout games in weeks 4 and 5, but he had a slow game in week 6 against the lowly Giants where he only caught one pass. Jeffery was dropped in lots of leagues over the Bears bye during week 7. Now Jeffery has produced double digit fantasy points for three weeks in row. Jeffery's production has not been hindered by the Bears QB carousel and Jeffery makes for an interesting trade target at the trade deadline. Jeffery is a top 20 fantasy wide receiver, but for some strange reason, he does not carry a top 20 price tag at this point in the season.
Mark Ingram - Ingram had to make this list after his monster game against the Cowboys where he rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown. Ingram's so-called "monster" breakout game made his stock quadruple, but he is still not worth more than a matchup flex play. It needs to be noted that this was not only Ingram's first 100+ yard game of this season, but it was also the first 100+ yard rushing performance of his career. And considering the Saints play the Panthers twice during the fantasy playoffs, Ingram does not have much trade appeal this close to the trade deadline.
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