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1. Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams
After putting up an impressive 275 yards and two touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers last week, Bradford looks like he is ready to become an excellent fantasy option at quarterback.
He has his top wide receiver in Danny Amendola back and that is clearly helping his confidence. With the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals coming up the next two weeks, don't be surprised if Bradford has even better games than he did this last Sunday.
2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
While Fitzpatrick may never reach elite status in terms of winning football games, he continues to be relevant in the world of fantasy football.
He threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, but it's his upcoming schedule that makes him such a quality pickup off the waiver wire. His next three opponents are the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars.
If you're looking for a quarterback to boost your chances to sneak into the playoffs over the next three weeks, look no further than Fitzpatrick.
3. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
With Michael Vick's concussion suffered Sunday appearing to be "pretty significant," Nick Foles will be the starter in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future.
While he struggled some against the Dallas Cowboys after entering the game (219 yards, one touchdown, two turnovers), he should only improve in the coming weeks. His matchup with the Washington Redskins this week should be the perfect game for him to get into a rhythm.
If Foles plays well in Week 11, you could be getting quite the late-season player off the waiver wire this week.
4. Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans
While Locker's return from a shoulder injury wasn't always pretty, it was quite effective and resulted in a win.
The biggest concern with Locker continues to be his accuracy. He completed only nine of his 21 passes against the Miami Dolphins. However, two of those nine completions went for touchdowns.
As long as Locker can continue to get the ball in the hands of his playmakers, he should have some quality fantasy value down the stretch.
5. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
With Alex Smith, Jay Cutler and Ben Roethlisberger all suffering injuries on Sunday, any one of their backups could fill this last spot as a waiver-wire pickup.
The reason I'm going with Kaepernick is because of his ability to be a threat in the ground game as well as passing the ball. With that said, the only way Kaepernick sees the field is if Smith doesn't recover from his concussion in time for Monday's game.
Watch the injury reports for the next few days, and if there is any doubt in Smith's health, grab Kaepernick and watch him put up some solid points.