Fantasy Football: 5 Players Ready for A Big Week 11

Nov 13, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is congratulated by fans after the game against the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field. The Washington Redskins won 26 – 20. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Week 11 is already here!  Once again I’ll take you through my list of the best fantasy football players for Week 11.

Now is the time in the season where most teams have already had their bye week.  With most teams off the bye this is where most fantasy owners are gearing up for a big playoff run.

Was your team able to avoid major injuries to your roster so you wouldn’t have to look through the waiver wire for halfway decent players? I’ve been playing fantasy for almost 10 years now and I always have injury issues with my teams.  Last season was the worst for my wide receivers, but I’m grateful that I picked up Allen Hurns who did well for me.

This week I chose players based on the opponents that they were playing and if they are starting in place of other injured players.  When picking out the players for the week, I look through their stats for the season and go from that to determine what I think they will do that upcoming game.

Nov 13, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) rolls out against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at FedEx Field. The Washington Redskins won 26 - 20. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

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Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins is having a terrific season stat wise for the Redskins.  I’m chose Cousins this week because I saw what Marcus Mariota did to the Packers defense last week and I knew that Cousins could do that and then some.

Mariota put up 295 passing yards and four touchdowns against a weak Packers secondary.  The Redskins have many more offensive weapons than the Titans, so Cousins will do a lot better than Mariota.

Cousins will easily pass for over 300 yards and throw for five touchdowns. He’ll be able to spread the ball around with ease in a blowout of the struggling Green Bay Packer.

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C.J. Prosise

Injuries have increased the role of C.J. Prosise in the Seattle Seahawks lineup. He’s making the most of his playing time and has helped the Seahawks with his running and catching skills.

Against the Patriots defense, Prosise ran for 66 yards on 17 carries. With more playing time, I see Prosise getting even more involved in the Seahawks game plan this upcoming week. The good thing about the Seahawks, is that they have duel threats at quarterback and now at running back with Prosise. He can catch the ball out of the backfield which makes he extra dangerous and hard to game plan for.

The Eagles have a tough defense, but Prosise will be able to run for 90 yards on 25 carries. He will be able to score his first touchdown of the season and propel Seattle to a victory at home.

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Martellus Bennett

Rob Gronkowski got injured in the loss to the Seahawks this past Sunday. The door is now open for Martellus Bennett to have a big game against the 49ers.

Tom Brady likes to go to his Tight Ends a lot in games, so I would expect Bennett to score at least two touchdowns this week. It’s no secret that the Patriots love big and tall Tight Ends, they’ve had at least two tight ends that have been over 6-3 for the last five years now.

In Brady’s first game back after suspension, Bennett caught three touchdown passes so maybe with Gronkowski possibly out for this game, Bennett will have those types of stats. Either way, Bennett will have eight receptions for 90 yards in a Patriots win.

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Amari Cooper

Cooper is having a tremendous season for the Raiders. The young Raiders team is exceeding expectations this season due to a young nucleus of talent on offense and defense.

Amari Cooper was drafted to be one of the main targets on offense and he hasn’t disappointed. In his year and a half of NFL football, he’s caught 130 passes for 1,913 yards. Is that good? I would say yes!

The Raiders lace up against the Houston Texans after having their bye week. I think Cooper will have a great game against the Texans secondary.  Expect seven receptions for 95 yards and 1 touchdown.

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Antonio Brown

It’s unusual for Antonio Brown to have a bad game or not make an impact in a game so I expect Brown to do very well against a terrible Browns team.  He gets so much attention on defense that teams end up double teaming him.  It doesn’t matter about the double teams because Brown will still put up big numbers to help the Steelers each and every week.

Brown is such an incredible talent that he’s scored in all but four games this season. He can also burn you on special teams at a punt returner so you have to be aware of him at all times.

The Steelers seem to know to how draft great wide receivers their depth at that position is exceptional.  Brown is in a class of his own at that position and has made the Steelers offense one of the best in the league for the past few years.

Brown and Steelers face off against the win-less Browns on Sunday so I have a feeling Brown will have another great game. My prediction for Brown will be 15 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns. The Steelers won’t have an issue with the Browns upsetting them this week.

Fantasy Thoughts

If you could change anything about the way you drafted your fantasy team this year, what would you change?  If you would change nothing, was it injuries that hurt your teams chances of making the playoffs this year?

It’s always interesting to see how people draft in fantasy. Some people have strategies and go specific positions first. I learned to take running backs and wide receivers in the first couple of rounds because if you don’t have a decent run game, you won’t be able to find that many other decent running backs on the waiver wire.

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