Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings: Underrated QB Plays That Will Score Big

Chris TrapassoAnalyst INovember 18, 2012

November 11, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers and the Rams tied 24-24. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Many of the NFL's most productive fantasy football quarterback are available this week and aren't sitting at home on the bye, but that doesn't mean you don't need advice at the signal-caller spot. 

So, if you're in a pinch and you need some underrated QB's who'll score big this week and will be sound stop-gap options. 

Carson Palmer

NFL.com has Palmer ranked as the No. 7 fantasy quarterback of Week 11, so he may not be super underrated, but playing on a 3-6 Oakland Raiders team, he probably doesn't instantly come to mind when you think of solid fantasy signal-callers. 

The truth is, Palmer is on pace for more than 4,800 passing yards this season and no team has allowed more fantasy points to quarterbacks in 2012. 

Drew Brees should be able to lead scoring drives at will, so Palmer could find himself in a shootout, which is music to fantasy owners' ears. 

Nick Foles

Yeah, yeah, the Eagles offensive line is beat up. 

However, the Redskins secondary has surrendered the second-most fantasy points and a 95.4 QB rating to opposing quarterbacks this year. 

With Robert Griffin III presumably making a bunch of big plays for Washington, Foles will be asked to throw it often. 

Not a fantastic option, but he the rookie should be much more comfortable this week against a vulnerable defense. 

Sam Bradford

Anyone else notice that Sam Bradford looks like a totally different quarterback when Danny Amendola's active? 

He sure did last week in San Francisco, completing nearly 67 percent of his tosses for 375 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions against what many believe is the best defense in the NFC. 

Against the beleaguered Jets at home, with his full complement of receiving targets and an underrated rushing attack—averaging 4.2 yards per carry—Bradford is a sneaky smart play this week.