We are now in mid-November and at this point you should have a pretty good grasp on your team and who can help you down the stretch on your way to a championship. However, that doesn’t mean that you still shouldn’t be looking to improve your squad and the Week 11 Stock Report is here to help you do just that.
The example of C.J. Anderson last season proves that it is never too late to find a diamond in the rough of the waiver wire who can help lead you down the stretch.
The stock of players change each week, and you can never stop making your team better. Recognizing the right ones are the key to winning.
The following players at each position can either help you right away or deserve your attention as the season unfolds. Whether it is due to injury or just a change in a depth chart, you can never stop trying to improve your team. As always, you can follow me on Twitter @fightingchance.
So let’s take a look at who can help you in the Week 11 Stock Report.
Week 11 Stock Report
Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos
It was a record breaking day for Denver as Peyton Manning is now the all-time leader in passing yards. However, he ended his day on the bench after four interceptions. Osweiler came in and actually led the offense to multiple scoring drives, something Manning couldn’t do all day. I can’t see Denver benching Manning in favor of Osweiler for any reason other than injury, but definitely keep your eye on this situation.
Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns
They may not have scored many points, but Manziel had one heck of a Fantasy day. His 372 passing yards earned him a starting spot for the rest of the season. It is clearly time for the Browns to figure out what they have with him and if they need to address the quarterback situation again in the offseason. The Browns have some tough defenses down the stretch, but they also have a few patsies. Manziel might be worth a bench spot to play in certain weeks down the stretch.
Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Eagles
A shoulder injury took Sam Bradford out of the game and he is likely out for a few weeks. The Eagle offense had been improving over the past couple of weeks and Sanchez will be at the helm. I believe that he will continue to be the same type of Fantasy quarterback that Sam Bradford was, fringe starter. On the other hand, this could help receiver Jordan Matthews a lot, as Sanchez looked to him last season much more than Bradford ever did.
Tim Hightower, New Orleans Saints
Hightower was brought back after a season ending injury to Khiry Robinson and immediately had somewhat of an impact. Obviously, Mark Ingram is the starter, but Hightower had 11 carries for 45 yards against the Redskins. With Ingram missing some time with injury, Hightower led the team in carries and didn’t fare half bad. If something were to happen to Ingram, I believe Hightower would get more carries than Spiller.
Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
After an amazing start to the season, Jones has been nothing but average over the last two months. It may have just been the awful Saints defense, but Jones woke up in a big way. Alfred Morris left the game for a while with injury and Jones took over. He had 52 yards on the ground and a whopping 131 receiving yards with a score. Jones is the most talented player on the Redskins team and all he needs is the opportunity to be a star.
Cody Latimer, Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders almost played this week after sustaining a concussion, so you would think he will be healthy enough to play next week. However, Latimer was given his biggest opportunity so far this season, and while he didn’t have a stellar day, he at least did okay. Latimer had three catches for 30 yards on the game. Considering how awful the Denver passing game was on Sunday, that is at least enough to get Latimer on the Fantasy radar going forward. It is a wait and see approach for Latimer.
Dwayne Harris, New York Giants
Let’s face it, we aren’t seeing Victor Cruz this season. However, now it appears that Dwayne Harris has taken over the No. 2 spot from Rueben Randle. Both were healthy and Harris was much more successful with six catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. The Giants are on a bye this week, but grab Harris now while he is off the radar given that he is on a bye this week. Harris should be a low end WR3 to the end of the season.
Will Tye, New York Giants
With Larry Donnell missing another game with a neck injury, Tye got the start at tight end. He didn’t do much in Week 9, but he had more of an impact on Sunday. Tye had five catches for 56 yards on the day. If Donnell misses more time, Tye could be a bit of a wild card down the stretch. He is a big, athletic target, and considering the Giants have no running game, Tye could continue to see a decent number of targets. We shall see after the Giants Week 11 bye.
I hope this week’s Stock Report helps you out as the Fantasy playoffs near.
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