Fantasy Football 2013: Week 11 Sleepers
Week 11 Sleepers: Who to Target in Fantasy Football
November 15, 2013
We’re heading into the back stretch of the fantasy football season, and that means you may have to make some brave roster decisions over the next few weeks in order to qualify for the playoffs in your league. With that in mind, we’ve uncovered a few sleeper options for Week 11; look toward these names if you find yourself running a little thin on your roster right now. Here’s a closer look.
Mike Glennon, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Glennon’s numbers aren’t the kind that make fantasy owners stand up and take notice, but he’s been reasonably good thus far. In the past six games, he’s got eight touchdown passes and only two interceptions. There’s reason to like Glennon this week, as he’ll take on a vulnerable Falcons pass defense that has given up some big numbers. If you’re hurting at QB, he’s at least worth a look.
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Bobby Rainey, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Let’s stick with the Buccaneers for a moment and check out Rainey. He’ll be sharing the RB duties with Brian Leonard, but we like Rainey as the better fantasy option. He’s the more explosive of the two backs, and he showcased his big-yardage skill with 45 yards and a score on eight carries against the Dolphins. No one thinks much of the Falcons run defense, either, so he shouldn’t have too much trouble finding holes.
Mario Manningham, WR, San Francisco 49ers: We’ve only got one game to base an opinion on Manningham, and though the returns haven’t been great, they’re worth looking into. He managed just 30 yards on three grabs against the Panthers, but that was more of an indictment of the Niners’ horrible offensive play that day. The bright side is that Manningham led the team in targets (six) and should be able to continue the trend against New Orleans. It should result in some better numbers.
John Carlson, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Now that Kyle Rudolph is lost with an injury, Carlson has finally started to step up. He’s coming off a huge game against the Redskins--seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown. That chemistry should continue in the weeks to come. With that said, he’s doesn’t have the greatest matchup this week (on the road against the Seahawks), but might be able to find some holes.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers: You’ve got every reason in the world to avoid the Panthers backfield. Between Stewart, DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert (not to mention Cam Newton), there just aren’t enough carries to go around. That said, the only player who seems to be receiving an upward-trending workload right now is Stewart, as he got nine, then 13 carries in his two games back so far this year. He was bottled up against the Niners last week, but doesn’t look as bad against a battered New England front line.
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