Fantasy Football Week 11: Colt McCoy and the Last Minute Waiver-Wire Must-Haves
As we approach the final seven weeks of the NFL season, fantasy football owners everywhere are trying to make their final moves to solidify their shot at the league championship.
In Week 11 the following players will either continue or begin to make a serious contribution in terms of fantasy football.
WR Mike Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
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Week 11 Opponent: Cleveland Browns
Mike Thomas made a name for himself last week by catching a tipped Hail Mary pass to win the football game. But that's not the only reason he has made this list.
Thomas is a dynamic receiver who will continue to grow as a weapon in this Jacksonville Jaguars offense.
Last week against the Houston Texans, Mike Thomas was targeted by David Garrard nine times, making eight receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown. After having such a successful game, you can expect Mike Thomas to touch the football more often for the remainder of the season.
TE Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
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Week 11 Opponent: Indianapolis Colts
Rob Gronkowski has become increasingly productive as the season progresses, having an explosive game last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gronkowski made five receptions for 72 yards and three touchdowns.
Let's not forget that the Patriots also have Aaron Hernandez, so Gronkowski's productivity may not last. But, after scoring three touchdowns in a big win against an elite team like the Steelers, the rookie out of Arizona may see a larger role in the New England offense.
QB Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams
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Week 11 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
After suffering an overtime loss to San Francisco in Week 10, Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams will be taking on the Atlanta Falcons.
In his past four games, Bradford has scored a total of six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Sam has continued to improve throughout his rookie season, seeming to adjust wonderfully so far.
Bradford will have the chance to air the ball out this week against the Atlanta Falcons' 23rd overall ranked passing defense, who have given up an average of 245.3 yards per game this season.
TE Kevin Boss, New York Giants
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Week 11 Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
After getting beaten pretty badly by the Dallas Cowboys, the entire New York Giants football team should be playing with a bit of extra intensity. Kevin Boss has scored a touchdown in the last two games and will continue this streak in Week 11 against the Eagles.
In last week's loss, Kevin Boss had his best game of this season, making five receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. Boss should have another big performance this week.
The four-year pro out of Western Oregon is only owned by 10.3 percent of ESPN fantasy football teams.
QB Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs
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Week 11 Opponent: Arizona Cardinals
Although Matt Cassel and the Chiefs didn't get the W last week, Cassel had one heck of a game. He completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 469 yards and four touchdowns. Even in a loss he can still contribute to your fantasy team.
This year Cassel has had quite the season, completing 59.2 percent of his passes for 1,881 yards, 16 touchdowns, only four interceptions and a QB rating of 94.5.
Make sure you add and start Cassel, who is only owned by 41.0 percent of fantasy football teams, against the Arizona Cardinals' 27th overall ranked passing defense that gives up an average of 269.3 yards per game.
QB Colt McCoy, Cleveland Browns
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Week 11 Opponent: Jacksonville Jaguars
Colt McCoy hasn't put up a bunch of points of late, but this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars he will show everybody how good of a quarterback he's going to be in this league.
His first career start was a little shaky against the Pittsburgh Steelers, throwing two interceptions, but he has since been conservative, not throwing an interception since.
McCoy really did a good job last week against the New York Jets, scoring a touchdown and not throwing an interception. Although the Browns lost in overtime, the kid really showed a lot of potential.
In Week 11 you can expect the first multiple touchdown performance of Colt McCoy's career.