NFL Week 11 Fantasy Waiver Wire: Injured Stars Worth a Roster Spot

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistNovember 15, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 30:  Wide receiver Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers looks on prior to the start of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field on September 30, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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With Week 11 of the fantasy football regular season already upon us, it’s imperative that you do whatever it takes to get these injured NFL superstars on your roster as soon as possible.

While there is no guarantee that these stars will be available on the waiver wire in your fantasy league, they are shockingly unowned in a high number of leagues and you must be the one to take the risk.

If you find any of the following stars sitting on the waiver wire right now, pick them up and stash them on your bench.

If you make the playoffs, these standouts could step up and win you a championship.


Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins have played well at times this season, but they will be even more dangerous once they have star wide receiver Pierre Garcon back in the lineup.

According to Chris Russell ESPN Radio 980 Washington, Garcon could be returning to the lineup as soon as Sunday:

1 source on Pierre Garcon they were hoping he would be able to gut it out Sun..another tells @espnradio980 chances r "better than u think."

— Chris Russell (@Russellmania980) November 13, 2012

If you have any issues at wide receiver or if you have a backup quarterback that will not see another start this season, now is the time to beat the rush and add Garcon to your bench.

If he returns to elite form, he could be a fantasy-playoffs difference maker.


Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona Cardinals

While the Injured Reserve tag made plenty of owners drop Arizona's starting running back, the "IR" icon doesn’t mean what it once did.

Wells will be eligible to return Nov. 25 against the Rams.

The Cardinals power back already returned to practice last Wednesday (h/t Kent Somers AZCentral), and is rounding into game shape so that he can play as soon as he is eligible.

As a fantasy owner, grab him right now.

With both LaRod Stephens-Howling and William Powell failing to win the starting job, Arizona will hand the ball off to Wells around 20 times a game providing he stays healthy. That’s a huge number from a late-season waiver-wire pickup.


Greg Jennings, WR, Green Bay Packers

While this is the riskiest of all the late-season pickups, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is a bona fide star, and if he is available on your waiver wire, snag him right now.

Jennings had surgery on an injured groin Nov. 1 and may be available for the team’s stretch run heading into the playoffs, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

That stretch run comes during the fantasy playoffs.

If there is any way that Jennings comes back fully healthy and returns to the elite form that made him one of the top wide receivers of 2011, this investment will pay off huge.

Imagine getting to start Jennings in the finals of your fantasy league as a flex. 


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