Fantasy Football 2014: Week 11 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 11 Waiver Wire Trends
November 12, 2014
It’s Wednesday, and around here that means it’s time to start looking ahead to the weekend matchups in the world of fantasy football. We’ve got a handful of lesser-utilized players ready for you today, and these guys just might be able to break through thanks to their favorable matchups this weekend. Let’s take a closer look at the stats and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: This is less a matchup play than a chemistry play, but since Matthews is all over the waiver wire trends list we’ll put him in here. He was the start of the show in Week 10, posting seven grabs on nine targets for 138 yards and two touchdowns.
Matthews and new QB Mark Sanchez have some big-time chemistry together, and that makes Matthews a must-own guy down the stretch. We see big things for him against Green Bay.
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San Diego Defense: The recent numbers for the San Diego defense aren’t pretty. They started out well in their first five games, but fell completely off the cliff after that, posting no more than three fantasy points (and negative points in the last two outings) since then.
That said, they’ll get a solid matchup in Week 11 when the Raiders come to town, and the Chargers should be able to take advantage. No one’s really looking their way so you can get them as a streamer on the cheap.
Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings: The Bears defense is in a tailspin right now, and that’s great news for the Vikings, and Asiata in particular. He’s coming off a 26-yard, three-touchdown day against the Redskins.
Asiata is the Vikings’ go-to guy in on the goal line, and if he can crack one in against Chicago (which is a real possibility), he’ll be worth your time in fantasy.
Coby Fleener, TE, Indianapolis Colts: Before the Giants game, Fleener had just one double-digit fantasy performance on the year. He changed all that with four grabs on 11 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in the blowout win, though.
Now, Fleener is certainly a deeper-league add, as you simply cant count on him for week-to-week production. That said, the matchup against the Patriots this weekend has all the makings of a shootout, and he could very well get in on the action.
Branden Oliver, RB, San Diego Chargers: Let’s head back to San Diego and check out Oliver as a potential RB start. He’s coming off a miserable game against a good Dolphins rush defense, with only 19 yards on 13 carries. He’ll also be contending with a healthy Ryan Mathews returning from injury, so the market’s not to high on him right now.
Still, Oliver will likely get some usage as the third-down/goal-line guy, and may see more touches than people think with Mathews getting back up to speed.
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