Can you believe it’s already Week 11 of the fantasy football season?
It seems just like yesterday we were getting you prepared for the upcoming year and now here we are, already past the bye week point of the season and heading down the final stretch.
Now that the two month ritual of shuffling fantasy football lineups and rosters due to bye weeks is over it’s time to fill your roster with lasting talent that has some upside. You know, the type of player that can help propel your team to the fantasy football promise land.
As always, there will be a few speed bumps along the way, especially when it comes to injuries. Just take a quick look at our list of recommended quarterbacks this week and you will know what we mean.
For those of you looking to pickup the likes of Troy Smith, Mike Goodson, and David Garrard you won’t find them on this weeks list because we already recommended them to our fan base in last weeks Pick Them Up article.
Shaun Hill (Detroit Lions)
Hill went 29-for-50 for 323 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills as he returned to the starting lineup in place of Matt Stafford (right shoulder).
Hill, himself, suffered a broken left forearm a few weeks back, but now looks healthy and will likely be the Lions’ starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.
In the five full games he has played in this season, Hill has thrown for 225 or more yards in every game and has at least 14 fantasy points in four of the five contests.
He is available in a lot of leagues (78 percent availability in Yahoo! leagues), and if you are a Stafford owner Hill is definitely worth adding.
Chester Taylor (Chicago Bears)
After having just one double-digit carry game prior to the Bears’ Week 8 bye, Taylor has 10-plus carries in each of the past two game. A few weeks ago the Bears said they wanted to get Taylor involved and they have made good on it’s promise.
His backfield mate, Matt Forte, only has one 100-yard game this season and has not scored since Week 6. This should lead Taylor seeing an increase in touches going forward,. After all, Chicago didn't sign Taylor to a massive free-agent contract to let him ride the pine on a consistent basis
The Bears have also professed a desire to use Taylor as their goal line back, which could give him value in touchdown-heavy leagues.
He is still likely to be widely available due to his lack of big production to this point in the season, and Forte owners should be particularly interested.
To see who else you should pick up in Week 11 go here... Who to Pick Up in Week 11