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Watching the Wire: Week 11

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 15:  Quarterback Jake Delhomme #17 of the Carolina Panthers looks to pass the ball during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The Fantasy Lounge .Contributor INovember 18, 2009

There's been several injuries to key starters the last couple of weeks, so who is slated to get more playing time and thus gain more fantasy value?  Kevin Bonneville takes a look in this weeks edition of Watching the Wire.


Jake Delhomme, Panthers – 20% owned Y!

What a difference a few weeks makes.  Three weeks ago, Panthers fans were calling for this guys head, but now he's the unquestioned starter.  Throwing three touchdowns and zero picks the last three weeks will do that for a guy.  Delhomme has a real good matchup this week against a Dolphins secondary that is giving up nearly 240 yards through the air.  Expect his good play to continue for at least another week.

Running Backs

Jason Snelling, Falcons – 31% owned Y!

Many going into the season were worried about the number of carries that Michael Turner had last season and how it would effect him coming into this year.  Up to last week, Turner was having another stellar year, but a high ankle sprain has his season in jeopardy.  Turner hasn't ruled himself out for Sunday, but he's also said that he doesn't have a "time frame" on the injury.  Expect Atlanta to go the conservative route with Turner, which means Snelling more than likely becomes the starter.  He doesn't have a ton of experience as he's been behind Turner and Jerious Norwood on the depth chart the last couple of years, but this guy is explosive and catches the ball out of the backfield, something that Turner doesn't do well.  Chances are he's already gone, but he might be still available in smaller leagues.



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