Week 11 Waiver Wire: Carson Palmer and QBs You Must Add

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 15, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 10:  Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders makes a pass against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 10, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The NFL is aplenty with quarterback injuries, but some of the replacement options are very tempting fantasy options.

Even if your starting quarterback didn’t get hurt, there might be a more appealing option at QB in the free agency. There are people who drafted Josh Freeman, Mark Sanchez and Joe Flacco who probably aren’t exactly satisfied with their signal-caller.

Here are three intriguing quarterbacks options moving forward.


Carson Palmer

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 10:  Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders calls signals in the game with the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 10, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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His first outing may not have been very appealing, but consider how new Carson Palmer was to the Oakland Raiders at that point.

Palmer may have seven interceptions in three games, but he’s also thrown five touchdowns in his last two. He’s not afraid to take shots downfield, which is a great thing for fantasy owners.

Palmer will only get better in a Raiders uniform, especially because his next game is against the Minnesota Vikings, whose secondary was just carved by the Green Bay Packers.


Vince Young

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13:  Vince Young #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before the start of the Eagles game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Cardinals won 21-17.
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Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports Michael Vick has two broken ribs, making his status for Week 11 “iffy.”

Vince Young may not seem like the best option based on his stats—or should I say “stat”—this season. Young attempted one pass, but was hit as he threw, resulting in an interception. However, with all of the options Young would have at his disposal and his past performances in Tennessee, it’s hard not to be a little intrigued.

With Young possibly starting on Sunday, he’d be a nice option to have on your roster.


Matt Leinart

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 1: Matt Leinart #11 of the Houston Texans looks to pass while under pressure from Stylez White #94 of the Minnesota Vikings in the first half on September 1, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Phot
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Matt Schaub is out for the season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

That means it’s time for Matt Leinart to step into a starting role for an established Houston Texans team. Instead of being thrust into a pass-happy offense like he was in Arizona, Leinart steps into a run-first system in Houston.

With a top-notch running game and a solid defense, Leinart has all the pieces in place to succeed. The Texans are on a bye this week, which will give Leinart an extra week to prepare.

He’s definitely worth picking up.