Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Amazing that it is already Week 11 in fantasy football which means it is getting late to make that playoff push.  Here are the hot pickups for this week's games. 

Mark Sanchez:  If you didn't listen to us last week, this is our reminder to pick up the new leader of the Chip Kelly offense.  Sanchez looked great in throwing for two touchdowns Monday night in a runaway win over the Carolina Panthers and that went with the two scores he threw in relief of an injured Nick Foles the week prior. 

C.J. Anderson:  Anderson will be the most sought after waiver wire guy this week after he ran for 90 yards on only 13 carries last week to go with four catches for another 73 and one score.  Ronnie Hillman is out for the next two weeks with a bad foot and even though Montee Ball will return Sunday, he is likely only going to get a few carries as he gets eased back into the game.  Those in PPR formats should be even more interested.

Theo Riddick:  With Reggie Bush constantly nicked up and not running well, Theo Riddick is stepping up as the pass catching back in the Detroit Lions offense.  Riddick caught the game-winning touchdown in the Lions' Week 10 comeback win over the Miami Dolphins and he at least should be of consideration in PPR setups.

Jordan Matthews:  Outside of C.J. Anderson, Jordan Matthews will be the most intense fought over player on waivers this week.  Matthews caught seven balls for 138 yards and two scores Monday night as he and new QB Mark Sanchez showed a nice chemistry that no doubt was spawned on the practice field during second-team reps.  Matthews has tremendous ability and is looking like a future star. 

Kyle Rudolph:  Rudolph is expected to return for Week 11 and of course he has a rookie QB in Teddy Bridgewater who will be looking for a safety vale to throw to the rest of the season.  By now we know that Rudolph doesn't post major PPR numbers but he is a huge red zone target that has immense value in standard leagues.

Mychal Rivera:  Rivera is the new tight end on the block as another rookie QB in Derek Carr seems to feel comfortable in looking to him as a safety valve.  The Raiders play a lot of garbage time which means Carr will be looking to throw to Rivers often in order to try and catch up. 

San Diego Chargers:  The Chargers defense had a couple of rough weeks prior to their bye in Week 10 but they get the awful Oakland Raiders at home Sunday which is always a good matchup to take advantage of.  Yes the Raiders scored a bunch of points on the Chargers in their first meeting but the Chargers defense likely went back to the classroom over the bye in order to shore up their weaknesses. 


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