Last week, I suggested adding Shane Vereen to your roster because of Brandon Bolden’s mysterious knee injury and looming suspension. It was Woodhead who stepped up and made a big impact in relief of Stevan Ridley, however.
Woodhead only had one carry in Week 11, but it went for 15 yards and a touchdown. He added 46 yards and a touchdown in the receiving game as well, and certainly pled his case for more playing time behind Ridley.
The Patriots host the Colts in Week 11.
Though Indianapolis has been playing well, it’s unlikely the Colts’ 17th-ranked defense will be able to stop such a high-octane offense.
Woodhead will get plenty of looks against the Colts, especially considering Vereen’s ineffectiveness and Bolden’s suspension. Consider Woodhead a solid flex play this week.
Who knew Darren Sproles’s injury would be so beneficial for Chris Ivory?
Ivory is one of the most violent runners in the NFL, and he’s been smashing his way through opposing defenses the last two weeks. He has turned 17 carries into 120 yards and two touchdowns, and has seemingly propelled himself to the top of New Orleans’s depth chart at running back.
The Saints play the Raiders in Week 11, and Ivory should be in your lineup. Oakland is 20th in the league against the run, and has allowed 13 rushing touchdowns on the year (third most in the NFL). With New Orleans playing its best football to date and Sproles still on the sidelines, Ivory should be included for RB2 consideration this week.
Brown is owned in about 60 percent of all fantasy leagues, but if he’s still available in yours, go get him.
Ahmad Bradshaw has been dinged up, and rookie David Wilson hasn’t been in Tom Coughlin’s good graces for much of the season.
Brown is getting the work, and he’s making the most of it. Brown has 22 carries for 123 yards and four touchdowns in the last four weeks, including 65 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati in Week 10.
Brown seems to have taken over the goal-line role this season (much to the dismay of Bradshaw owners), and offers as much upside as any complementary back in the league. If he’s still on the waiver wire, pick him up and stash him away.
The Giants have a bye in Week 11, but finish the season with several soft rushing defenses.