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Sorry, Shonn Greene owners. Week 11 wasn’t fun for you.
Powell vultured a couple of touchdowns from Greene against the Rams, and he rewarded owners who had enough brass to start him. Powell isn’t going to get the bulk of New York’s carries, but he runs hard and should continue to see a lot of goal-line work.
New England has played quality defense against the run this season, but one can expect the Jets to play a balanced game against their division rivals. Mark Sanchez can’t throw the ball 40 times if the Jets hope to win, so look for Powell to get enough carries near the goal line to do some damage.
Reece had himself a day against the Saints in Week 11, and he will continue to produce for the Raiders until Darren McFadden returns to action.
Reece rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries and added 90 receiving yards against New Orleans. He’s one of Carson Palmer’s favorite check-down targets, and seems well suited for an all-purpose role in Oakland.
Cincinnati hasn’t been especially stout against the pass or the run this season, and next week’s contest between the Bengals and Raiders could end up being a high-scoring affair. Monitor McFadden’s status as the week progresses, but don’t be afraid to plug Reece into your starting lineup if McFadden is still on the shelf.
Wells is expected to return to the starting role in Week 12, and he says it will be the “real deal.”
Wells has had his issues with injury since being drafted in the first round in 2009. His latest turf toe injury sidelined him for nearly eight weeks, and he wasn’t playing particularly well prior to his time on the shelf. Still, Wells could be a valuable add for your fantasy team down the stretch.
Consider adding Wells for Week 12 at least. St. Louis is ranked 17th against the run this season. With no real complement to the speedy LaRod Stephens-Howling, Wells fills an immediate need, and he should hold onto the starting role barring another injury setback.
Willis McGahee suffered a torn MCL and fractured lower leg in Week 11, and he stands to miss six to eight weeks as a result. Hillman is the guy to get.
Hillman has seen limited action this season, but he offers plenty of upside with McGahee on the sidelines. Denver’s remaining schedule is one of the softest in the league, and it faces a porous Kansas City defense in Week 12. The Chiefs are ranked 15th in the league in total defense, but their turnover differential is a league-worst minus-21.
Given Denver’s balanced offensive attack and a schedule that includes Kansas City (twice), Tampa Bay and Oakland, Hillman should amass some nice fantasy stats the rest of the season.