Fantasy Football Week 11: What Have We Learned?

Dan BentonCorrespondent INovember 19, 2008


1. Joseph Addai may finally be ready to explode.

It's hard, isn't it? You draft a RB with your top-five pick thinking that, even on a bad rushing day, he's such a good receiver that he will make up for his inability to run. Injuries sure have a way of ruining golden expectations, though.

 Addai has been affected not only by his own injury problems, but also injuries to the guys blocking for him. The offensive-line woes hit the whole Colts offense hard, but none harder than Addai, who did not have 100 yards from scrimmage for the first 10 weeks.

That changed in a big way in Week 11, as Addai not only rushed for 105 yards, but also piled up 48 receiving yards with both a receiving and rushing TD. Granted, it was against the woeful Texans, but the offense as a whole looked in sync, and for the first time this season, Addai looked comfortable.

To add to your glee, Addai owners, look at his schedule for the rest of the season: San Diego, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Jacksonville, and Tennessee.

You might have some concern about your championship weeks if you get there, as Addai faces some tougher competition in those last two weeks, but you can't play there until you get there, and Addai should help you get there from here on out.


2. Tatum Bell might be worth a look.

Denver's RB situation is a complete mess right now, which opened up the door for their old friend, Tatum Bell. While there is no guarantee that Bell will get even 10 carries a game, consider that the competition ahead of him consists of Peyton Hillis and P.J. Pope.

That was a big reason why Bell got seven of the trio's 21 carries, and Bell looked pretty comfortable in a familiar offense, averaging nearly five yards a carry.

Of course, Hillis ended up with the red-zone carries, but with Bell becoming more integrated in the offense, it is possible he will get the majority of the carries as the weeks go on. 

Bell might not be worth starting now, but he is worth a pickup to see if he will soon earn starter status.


Read more: NFL Week 11: What Have We Learned?