Fantasy Football Week 11: Key Waiver Targets That Will Help Your Playoff Push

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent INovember 12, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 11: Danny Woodhead #39 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball into the endzone for a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the game on November 11, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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With Week 11 of the NFL season just around the corner, it means fantasy playoffs are just around the corner as well.

If your team is in a heated battle for one of the last remaining spots, or you just want to load your roster up for an inevitable postseason run, there are plenty of waiver options to consider.

It’s imperative that you make a wise call with your waiver selection, as it could have a serious impact over the next few weeks. Let’s take a look at who should be available.


Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

The Panthers tight end came alive in Week 10, even if his team failed to support his efforts.

Olsen hauled in nine passes for 102 yards and scored twice, finding the end zone for the first time since Week 4. It’s been a disappointing season for Olsen, as it has been for most of the Carolina players, but this is a good sign of things to come.

As long as the Panthers defense is so atrocious, the team is going to keep throwing. Olsen clearly has a rapport with QB Cam Newton and should be the recipient of a number of targets going forward, especially in the red zone.


Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego Chargers

After being cut from the Rams in August, Alexander had to fight his way back into the league and finally earned a roster spot in SD in late October. He rewarded the team’s commitment by hauling in five receptions for 134 yards and a TD after being named the No. 2 WR and starting against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With so many injuries and injury-prone players in the Bolts offense, it would be a wise call to pick up Alexander—especially after he proved that he can be a reliable and productive member of the receiving corps.


Danny Woodhead, RB, New England Patriots

While the Pats backfield is anything but predictable, Woodhead has been getting his touches in recent weeks.

He took his only rush in Week 10 for 15 yards and a score. He also added four receptions for 46 yards and another TD against the Buffalo Bills.

With the Pats having an easy matchup against a weak Colts secondary in Week 11, Woodhead would be an excellent plug-and-play option from the waiver wire.