This late in the fantasy football season everyone is looking for any edge they can get. Any small burst you can get for your team has to be jumped on immediately. There are three guys I'm recommending that everyone at least take a look at as we approach Week 11 of the NFL season and you prepare for your fantasy football playoffs.
Detroit Lions running back Maurice Morris has stepped in for the injured Jahvid Best as the team's primary ball carrier. While Morris isn't a special player, he will continue to see consistent carries and is likely to rack up some points. If you're thin at running back he could be a solid add down the stretch. Best is still out with concussion problems and isn't likely to be forced back into the lineup soon.
On Sunday against the Chicago Bears, the 31-year-old Oregon product had 50 yards on 11 touches, but against the Denver Broncos before the Lions' bye week he had 65 total yards and a touchdown. The bottom line is that Morris is a veteran who has seen lots of action in the NFL. He should be solid but not spectacular if you need another running back on your roster.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson had a breakout game Sunday in his team's 22-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The second-year player out of Oregon caught 10 passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns on the day and was one of the few bright spots for the Ravens.
Baltimore's offense has struggled this season, and quarterback Joe Flacco has had serious issues connecting with his receivers. That means Dickson could provide a really good option for the largely inaccurate signal-caller by giving him a safety valve. Dickson is athletic and has soft hands, though he's not an elite upside kind of guy.
Still, finding a tight end who can get you points consistently is extremely difficult in fantasy football. Clearly Flacco feels comfortable enough to target Dickson regularly and he could be a late-season steal.
When the San Diego Chargers selected wide receiver Vincent Brown in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, many experts questioned the move. Well, over the past two weeks Brown has justified that pick.
The San Diego State product has hauled in nine catches for 177 yards and a spectacular touchdown catch in his first two career starts. The youngster has impressed the Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers all season with his work ethic and impressive hands and has earned raves in the process. That work is starting to show on the field for a disappointing San Diego team.
With fellow receiver Malcom Floyd currently out with a hip injury, Brown should continue to start opposite Vincent Jackson and even when Floyd returns, Brown has shown he has to be involved in the passing game. Grab him now to add depth, and if you're in desperate need of points at wideout, start him.