Week 11 Waiver Wire: John Skelton and More One-Hit Wonders to Ignore

Eric BallFeatured ColumnistNovember 15, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13:  John Skelton #19 of the Arizona Cardinals throws a pass during warm ups before the start of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Cardinals won 21-17. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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No sport produces more knee-jerk reactions than football.

One week a player stinks, the next week he is fantasy gold. I’m here to caution you to pump the breaks on these three players that put up shockingly strong numbers in Week 10, but don’t project to have any sort of long-term value.

John Skelton, QB- Arizona Cardinals

Throwing for 313 yards and three touchdowns is a testament to the state of the Eagles more than anything else.

Despite strong fantasy numbers, he still had two interceptions including one that was returned for a touchdown. He struggles under pressure, doesn’t make great reads and lacks any sort of arm strength.

Just remember that in his career, he has more turnovers (seven) than touchdowns (six) and has barely completed over 50-percent of his passes. 

Andrew Hawkins, WR- Cincinnati Bengals

Hawkins, the son of former Bengal Artrell, registered 56 yards against the Steelers in the second half once A.J Green went out with injury. That almost doubled his total yardage on the season.

Hawkins looked pretty quick running his routes, but he’s very small and was taken down after the first hit on every catch.

With Green expected to be back in action next week against Baltimore, Hawkins will be back on the bench for the remainder of the season.

Maurice Morris, RB- Detroit Lions

Morris had an OK game on Sunday (11 touches for 50 yards) against the Bears, but it’s clear this guy is nothing special.

He doesn’t hit the pile at full speed, which means he never gets more than a few yards on any given carry.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw the ball over 60 times on Sunday, and don’t expect them to magically turn into a running team any time soon, even with Stafford’s injury.

Also don’t forget that Jahvid Best should be back from his concussion injury in the next two weeks. Morris has zero fantasy value.

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