You are probably in real trouble if you are looking at the waiver wire in Fantasy Football Week 11 for help. However, you are in luck if that is the case because there are some great pickups on the wire this week due to a variety of situations. More specifically, there are some immediate fixes at wide receiver that could help launch you into the playoffs.
Mike Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars – I hate when a guy has one big game and is all of the sudden a waiver wire darling. That is not the case here. I recommended David Garrard last week and he delivered. Garrard is hot right now and has the number two QB rating in the NFL. MJD is getting cranked up once again. The Jaguars finish strong every season and it looks like they will do the same this season. Thomas goes as Garrard goes and he has double digits and touchdowns in his last two games. The Jags have an awesome fantasy football wide receiver schedule down the stretch which makes Thomas a top pick up if you need receiver help in Week 11.
[adinserter name=”366 right”]Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys – You know I was listening to Sirius/XM’s Fantasy Football channel during the week and someone called in predicting a big game by Dez Bryant. The hosts went nuts and almost laughed him off of the line. Well guess what? Sometimes even the experts are wrong. Bryant is obviously a big focal point of the new Jason Garrett offense and has a tremendous schedule for fantasy wide receivers down the line. With games against the Lions, Saints, Colts, and Redskins on the table, Bryant could be poised to make a late run at Mike Williams for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Mike Goodson, Carolina Panthers – Stretch hard before you grab Mike Goodson because he is definitely a reach as a starting fantasy running back. However, Goodson made his first start Sunday and was the most productive Carolina running back of the season. Goodson is the first running back this season to reach triple digits for the Panthers. He has the Ravens this week who are more susceptible on the ground than most people think. Even if DeAngelo Williams comes back this week it is possible that Goodson re-emerges at some point due to Williams’ instability due to injury. I wouldn’t rest my season on this guy but if you have room, he could be a nice addition to your team.
Anthony Fasano, Miami Dolphins – Welcome back to the NFL Tyler Thigpen. It looks like Thigpen will be running the show in Miami for the time being. Thigpen came in late on Sunday and had immediate chemistry with Fasano. Fasano had 106 yards, a touchdown, and was Thigpen’s go-to guy. The Dolphins have a great schedule for fantasy tight ends down the stretch. With very few standout tight ends this year in fantasy football, Anthony Fasano could probably help your team in an instant.
[adinserter name=”366 left”]Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans – I recommended Washington a few weeks ago but not many people listened since he is still available in a lot of leagues. Ever hear of Wes Welker and Percy Harvin? Those are two guys that greatly benefited by defenses keying in on Randy Moss this season. Washington will be the next in line and already did with a touchdown in Moss’ debut. Washington has games against three of the worst passing defenses in the NFL over the next three weeks. I am not a big fan of the rudimentary passing offense in Tennessee but as long as Moss is on the field, Washington will get some opportunities and is poised to explode the next three weeks.
Keiland Williams, Washington Redskins – I was hesitant about recommending Williams but if you have room on your bench for a guy who you may never play, but would like to cash in if the opportunity presents itself than Williams is your man. Williams had a spectacular game in his first start on Monday night but he may be more than a one game wonder. Williams has ran hard all season spelling Ryan Torain and is a real beast on the goal line. The problem is that Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain are both due back imminently. However, with the injury prone histories of Torain and Portis it is not impossible to think that Williams could start another game or two. Plus, if the Redskins are out of it in the final weeks maybe Shanahan starts Williams to see what he has for next year. Again, a lot of ifs but if you have the room it is better to get Williams now than face him in the playoffs.
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