Week 11 – Pickups. If you are looking for a free agent or waiver wire pickup for your fantasy football team in Week 11, here are a couple of the best options likely available in your league. Week 11 Pickups at each starting position are posted, including QB – RB – WR – TE – K – D. Each players ownership percentage in a standard 10 team yahoo public league is posted after their name.
Matt Cassel – KC = Ari / 46%
Granted the opportunities were abundant in last weeks game, but anytime an QB can tally 469 passing yards with 4 touchdown passes and 0 interceptions, you know there is hope for the future. Surrounded by an excellent running game to keep defenses occupied, and a Pro-Bowl caliber WR in Dwayne Bowe, Cassel has plenty of potential to put up solid stats this week against a not so special Arizona defense. 200-250 passing yards and 1-2 touchdowns are easily attainable for Cassel this week.
Mark Sanchez – NYJ = Hou / 64%
David Garrard – Jac = Cle / 56%
Josh Freeman – TB = @SF / 61%
Shaun Hill – Det = @Dal / 22%
Colt McCoy – Cle = @Jac / 7%
Jon Kitna – Dal = Det / 17%
Fred Jackson – Buf = @Cin / 56%
Finally posting a breakout game last week, Jackson should be a top waiver wire add for fantasy football teams in need of a starting RB this week. Add in the potentially serious hamstring injury to CJ Spiller, and Jackson should easily be the feature starting RB for the Bills this week and potentially for the remainder of the season. 100 total yards is easily within reach for Jackson this week, and a touchdown is not impossible either.
BenJarvis Green-Ellis – NE = Ind / 69%
Felix Jones – Dal = Det / 65%
Mike Tolbert – SD = Den / 68%
Chris Ivory – NO = Sea / 15%
Tim Hightower – Ari = @KC / 48%
Mike Goodson – Car = Bal / 27%
Javarris James – Ind = @NE / 6%
Bernard Scott – Cin = Buf / 3%
Jabar Gaffney – Den = @SD / 52%
As the clear #2 passing option in the Broncos pass heavy offense, Gaffney at around just 50% owned in 10 team leagues is a downright crime. With a QB in Kyle Orton who can easily get him the ball, Gaffney is a definite WR3 starter in all fantasy football leagues this week. Anything between 50-100 receiving yards is likely, and a touchdown is more than possible as well.
Mario Manningham – NYG = @Phi / 66%
Sidney Rice – Min = GB / 61% / injury ?
Mohamed Massaquoi – Cle = @Jac / 13%
James Jones – GB = @Min / 18%
Mike Williams – Sea = @NO / 39%
Mike Thomas – Jac = Cle / 26%
Jerricho Cotchery – NYJ = Hou / 19% / injury ?
Jordan Shipley – Cin = Buf / 10%
Brandon Pettigrew – Det = @Dal / 59%
One of Shaun Hill’s favorite targets, Pettigrew’s fantasy football value should continue to rise as the season continues down the home stretch. A matchup against a vulnerable Dallas pass defense this week could net Pettigrew numbers in the range of 4-8 receptions for 50-100 receiving yards, and a touchdown is possible as well.
Jermaine Gresham – Cin = Buf / 21%
Todd Heap – Bal = @Car / 67%
Rob Gronkowski – NE = Ind / 11%
Ben Watson – Cle = @Jac / 36%
Matt Bryant – Atl = @StL / 69%
Billy Cundiff – Bal = @Car / 16%
Garrett Hartley – NO = Sea / 35%
Jeff Reed – Pit = Oak / 42%
Matt Prater – Den = @SD / 32%
New Orleans Saints = Sea / 67%
Atlanta Falcons = @StL / 21%
Miami Dolphins = Chi / 37%
Washington Redskins = @Ten / 42%