Week 11 Waiver Wire: Top Fantasy Football Pickups of the Week

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer INovember 14, 2012

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 11:  Receiver Danario Alexander #84 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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As fantasy owners battle for supremacy down the stretch of the 2012-2013 NFL campaign, those who find the few remaining diamonds in the rough stand a good chance of striking it rich when all is said and done.

Most of the top waiver wire options have already been discovered this late in the season, but there are still some sparkling options widely available.

Here's a look at my top waiver wire options of Week 11.


Donald Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills

Third-year receiver Donald Jones has quietly had some nice performances in the past three games.

He had four catches for 47 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans, six catches for 65 yards against a tough Houston Texans defense and six catches for 74 yards and a touchdown against the New York Jets last week.

Now Jones and the Bills face the Miami Dolphins, who have been beatable through the air in their past two losses to the Titans and the Indianapolis Colts. 


Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

Fantasy owners have been frustrated with Greg Olsen's sporadic play this season, but last week's performance against the Denver Broncos inspires hope.

Olsen had a career game last week, catching nine balls for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

With Steve Smith apparently being the only other viable option for second-year quarterback Cam Newton, there's reason to believe Olsen will have another good game in Week 11.

Facing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers squad that has allowed 8.1 yards per pass attempt (30th in the NFL) and 16 passing touchdowns this season doesn't hurt, either.


Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego Chargers

Danario Alexander racked up 19 points (134 yards, touchdown) in ESPN standard leagues last week against the Buccaneers, second only to Calvin Johnson among wide receivers.

It's fair to say the third-year receiver has surpassed the disappointing Robert Meachem on the Chargers' depth chart.

Alexander has a tough matchup against the Denver Broncos this week, who have fared much better against receivers than tight ends lately, but he has momentum and he has a quarterback throwing to him named Philip Rivers who likes to toss the pigskin around a lot.

Alexander has always had the size and the speed to potentially be a difference-maker in the NFL.


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