2011 Fantasy Football: Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Waiver Wire is our weekly look at players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. We’ll be here all season to let you know which players to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly, who to pick up. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

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Roy Helu WAS | RB

Shanahan makes my job so much harder. Right when it looks like Helu is the man, he starts Torain and gives him almost all of the work in the first half. Helu got some carries in the second half and clearly out performed his teammate. Helu averaged 6.8 yards per carry to Torain’s 2.0 yards, once again Helu seems to be the frontrunner to start for the Skins. (about 60% owned)

Kendall Hunter SF | RB

Gore is aging right before our eyes, and at this point I am not sure if he is going to make it the rest of the season. He hurt his ankle last week and then his knee this week, and the 49ers are going to be looking at ways to limit his touches. Hunter as proven that he has what it takes to be a playmaker, and if he gets a chance to start he could be huge. (about 20% owned)

Carson Palmer OAK | QB

Palmer and the Raiders are getting on the same page very quickly. He has over 600 passing yards and 5 TDs in his last two starts, and he is starting to look like the Palmer of old. The Raiders schedule coming up looks pretty good for Palmer, and he could make some noise down the stretch. (about 40% owned)

Damian Williams TEN | WR

Williams is still my favorite receiver who is owned in less than 10% of leagues, and he continues to impress. He had the best game of his career week 10, and I fully expect Williams to be a big part of the Titans offense moving forward. It might be a stretch to call him a must add in all leagues, but at this point he needs to be owned in way more than 10% of leagues. (about 10% owned)

Denarius Moore OAK | WR

Moore was dropped in a lot of leagues after a few terrible games in a row, but it’s time to pick him back up. With Ford banged up and Palmer playing well, Moore has been put back on the fantasy map. This rookie is going to be streaky, but his big play potential makes him an interesting play from week to week. (about 60% owned)

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Dexter McCluster KC | WR/RB

McCluster has seen his touches go way up the last two weeks with the Chiefs were playing from behind. The schedule for the Chiefs coming up is extremely tough, so it’s a safe bet that they will be playing from behind a lot. If you need help at WR or RB in a PPR league then I really like McCluster moving forward. (about 30% owned)

Joe McKnight NYJ | RB

With L.T. banged up McKnight might get a chance for a few more touches against the Broncos week 11. McKnight has been nothing short of amazing on kick returns so far this year, and he clearly has the ability to make people miss. The second year speedster out of USC could have some value in PPR leagues that count return yards if L.T. misses an extended period of time. (about 5% owned)

Titus Young DET | WR

The rookie wide receiver is starting to make some noise, and it’s time to start picking him up in deeper leagues. Young hauled in 9 catches for 83 yards week 10, and with all the attention that Calvin gets he shouldn’t have that hard of a time getting open. He is an explosive player on a high powered offense and he should have some good games down the stretch. (about 5% owned)

Laurent Robinson DAL | WR

Robinson continues to play well while Austin misses time due to injury. He has 4 touchdowns in the last 3 games, and he should get at least one more start for the Cowboys. Robinson has been a nice surprise this year, and you might as well ride out this hot streak while you can. (about 50% owned)

New England NE | DEF

The Patriots D might give up a ton of yards, but recently they have been getting a decent amount of sacks and turnovers. The Patriots are playing in primetime again week 11, and they are at home against a Chiefs offense that will be without Matt Cassel. I think they should easily be able to put up double digit fantasy points this week. (about 15% owned)

Legedu Naanee CAR | WR

Naanee had another solid game week 10, and he is quickly becoming one of Newton’s favorite targets. He is yet to find the endzone this season, but he is averaging over 4 catches a game over his last 6. The Panthers have Detroit week 11, but after that their scheduled doesn’t look so bad. Naanee could be a decent guy to add for the stretch run in deeper PPR leagues. (about 5% owned)

Ed Dickson BAL | TE

Dickson was having an ok season coming into week 10, but no one expected a 10 catch 2 touchdown performance. Dickson fits the build as a tight end that could have some fantasy value, and he is worth a look in deeper leagues. Don’t expect any more games like week 10 anytime soon, but he should be a decent part of the Ravens offense moving forward. (about 15% owned)

Lance Ball DEN | RB

With Moreno out for the year and McGahee banged up, Ball might get a lot of work week 11. The only problem is he plays the Jets and their stingy defense. It looks like the Broncos are going with a run heavy offense moving forward, so whoever is healthy is going to get a lot of work. (about 10% owned)

Daryl Washington ARI | LB

The second year linebacker out of TCU is starting to make some noise in IDP leagues. He is averaging about 8 solo tackles over the last 4 weeks, and he also threw in a sack. If you are looking for a young IDP player with big tackle potential then look no further. (about 10% owned)

Vincent Brown SD | WR

Apparently Vincent Jackson isn’t the only receiver named Vincent on the Chargers that has some talent. Vincent Brown the rookie out of San Diego State looked great week 10. He racked up 97 yards and a TD, and he had a second TD get called back after a review that could have gone either way. Brown doesn’t have guaranteed playing time once Floyd is completely healthy, but he is worth a roster spot in deeper leagues. (about 10% owned)

Vince Young PHI | QB

Young might get a chance to start a game or two with Vick dealing with an injury. The Eagles play the Giants week 11 which is tough, but then they play the Patriots week 12 which would be a nice matchup. Young will have a lot of weapons on his side, so he could have decent short term value. (about 5% owned)

Matt Leinart HOU | QB

After a lot of mediocre years in Arizona Leinart is going to be asked to take over the high powered Houston offense. I think he will be able to put up some ok numbers, but I wouldn’t expect big things from him. Leinart needs to be picked up in all deeper leagues, and all 2 QB leagues. (about 5% owned)

Tyler Palko KC | QB

Palko completed 5 of 6 passes against the Broncos week 10, and he is going to be asked to take over for the injured Casel. Palko is an un-drafted 28 year old QB that is a big question mark at this point, but he does have a lot of decent weapons around him. My expectations for Palko are low, but he is worth a look in really deep leagues, and all 2 QB leagues. (about 5% owned)