Week 11 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers: Who To Pick Up, Drop or Ignore

Patrick Scott PattersonContributor IINovember 16, 2010

Vincent Jackson will be in shape and practiced up for his November 28 return.  Get him now.
Vincent Jackson will be in shape and practiced up for his November 28 return. Get him now.Donald Miralle/Getty Images

It's that time of year again.  Most fantasy leagues now have only three or four weeks left before the fantasy playoffs begin, meaning it's time to make a lot of tough roster decisions.

Key injuries can be killer as playoff seedings are decided.  Some of you might already have clinched a spot, but now have to consider the possibility of some of your superstars being benched in the final NFL games of the season as starters are rested.

Here are some wide receivers who might be on your radar screen as these moves are made going into Week 11.




Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers

The Chargers are banged up bad at WR and are trying to save a disappointing season.

At the same time, Philip Rivers has still been able to put up huge numbers, and anyone catching the ball for him has as well.

Jackson has been practicing for a couple of weeks now.  He will be in shape and ready to play when his suspension ends on November 28.

Jackson is available in 47 percent of Yahoo! leagues.  Go get him now for the fantasy playoffs.


Mario Manningham, New York Giants

Steve Smith's injury is now reportedly going to keep him out for a month, and other Giants WRs are now banged up to boot.

Manningham gained 10 catches for 97 yards against Dallas on Sunday and should see similar numbers while Smith is out.  Defenses will pay more attention to Hakeem Nicks than the underrated Manningham.

Manningham is still available in 44 percent of Yahoo! leagues.


Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

I've been pushing Dez for weeks and the reasons should now be obvious.

The Cowboys finally showed up on Sunday, and Bryant appeared to be the best player on the field with 104 yards and a touchdown, as well as a small pile of special teams yards.

Yet he is still available in 12 percent of Yahoo! leagues.  If you are in one of those leagues, grab him yesterday while the others continue to nap.



Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Yahoo! transaction numbers show a lot of teams have dumped Ward in the past day.

Why?  His injury Sunday night isn't expected to keep him off the field next week.  Keep him around.  He's too talented to dump.


Kevin Walter, Houston Texans

Walter saw some numbers on Sunday, but don't be fooled.

This is what Walter does.  Some weeks he'll make a lot of plays.  Other weeks he can't catch a cold by diving into a frozen lake followed by a a jog through a wind tunnel.


Drop/Trade Bait

Roy Williams, Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant has emerged.  

Williams showed some life this year, but it now appears he'll be carrying Bryant's shoulderpads in the locker room soon.  The veteran is likely to see far fewer looks than Dez and Miles Austin going forward.


Blair White, Indianapolis Colts

So much for a potential sleeper.  White was inactive Sunday. 


Bernard Berrian, Minnesota Vikings

A lot of people jumped back on Berrian last week.

Shame on you.  That's the second time this season he's fooled you like that.

Dump him and keep him there.