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Fantasy Football: Week 11 Waiver Wire

by: JamieD On  Tuesday, November 17, 2009

58923765In order to be successful in your fantasy league, you will need to be on top of your waiver wire. Knowing which players are available, and of those, which have value is an important part of building a winning team as the season goes on.

It can be difficult to identify such players, and that is why we here at TPS are going to help you out. Each Tuesday for the remainder of the season, we will give you some players to look out for that may be on your waiver wire. These players are the ones we assume are available in most leagues, but beware. There may be better free agents out there that we have not listed because we just assume that someone should already have taken them. If one of those guys is a free agent in your league, PICK HIM UP!

Here is a look at some guys you may want to take a look at in you league:

Vince Young, TEN, QB: Coach Jeff Fisher may not be leaving the ball in the hands of quarterback Vince Young all that often, and with Chris Johnson at running back that should come as no surprise.  However, when Young has been given the opportunity, he has produced.  In the three games he started since the Titans’ bye week, Young has scored a touchdown in each (two passing and one rushing), and although his stat line may not resemble the likes of some of the NFL’s top passers, he can still be valuable for those looking to add some depth to the position.

Ladell Betts, WSH, RB: If you didn’t add him last week, you may want to get on it this week, that is, if he is still available.  Betts was rather impressive against the Broncos on Sunday, posting 114 rushing yards and a touchdown.  It was the best game the Redskins have had on the ground all year and it eventually helped them get the victory.  There is no timetable for Portis’ return, and when he is healthy and ready to go, coach Jim Zorn has stated that he will be given the starting job back, but until then, Betts is a viable option in all fantasy leagues.

Jason Snelling, ATL, RB: In a week where several top running backs went down, there will be several replacements available on the waiver wire.  One of them is Snelling.  The Falcons workhorse back Michael Turner will be sidelined for what is expected to be at least the next couple of weeks, and maybe more, after sustaining a high ankle sprain.  In the meantime, Snelling will be expected to step up as the lead back and carry much of the load for Atlanta going forward.  He did manage to gain 61 yards and a touchdown on the ground, as well as another 32 through the air Sunday during a loss to the Panthers.  As long as Turner is out, Snelling is worth a spot on your fantasy team.

Justin Forsett, SEA, RB: Forsett is yet another back whose stock has gone up after an injury, this one to Julius Jones.  After Jones was sidelined with a bruised lung, Forsett rushed for an impressive 123 yards and one touchdown.  Now with Jones expected to miss a few weeks due to the injury, Forsett will see his workload increase and if he continues to produce, a role as the starting back may not be far behind.  If you are looking to add a running back, you may want to look at this 2nd-year Seahawk.

Donnie Avery, STL, WR: It is hard to trust any player on the St. Louis Rams roster, but when you consider they often find themselves down and in passing situations, you may want to think about grabbing Donnie Avery.  The second year receiver is coming off an impressive 67 yard, 2 touchdown performance against the Saints and the Rams now have upcoming games against some rather weak secondaries.  If Bulger is forced to throw the ball, it could be in Avery’s direction quite often, making him a good pick up for those in need of depth at the wide receiver position.




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