Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups: Denarius Moore and More Big-Play WRs to Sign

Michael DixonAnalyst IIINovember 16, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 10:  Wide receiver Denarius Moore #17 of the Oakland Raiders reacts after scoring on a 33-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter as NFL analyst Michael Irvin of the NFL Nework looks on as the Raiders take on 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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Here's the thing with wide receivers. In a pass-heavy NFL, there are always a lot of guys to sign. It doesn't take much more than a single touchdown catch to be a good play, at least for a week. 

These receivers are all trending in a big way. They are also available in over half of fantasy leagues, but that's not going to continue for too long. 

If they are available in your league, grab them. They catch a lot of passes and have big-play potential. With that, the total numbers are going to be big.


Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders

I must admit that the Raiders scare me just a little bit. They are an inconsistent team, but generally have players that put up good fantasy numbers. The problem is that they are relatively deep and it's easy to get lost in the shuffle.

But after his performance against the Chargers on Thursday, you would have to think that Carson Palmer will be looking his way a lot on Sunday against the Vikings. Throw in that the Vikings secondary is just not very good, and Moore is set for another good day.


Laurent Robinson, Dallas Cowboys

Three weeks in a row, Robinson has found the end zone. That's not just a fluke, that's a trend. Now, I will grant that the Redskins defense is a pretty good unit, but their offense will keep the Dallas offense on the field. 

When Dallas' offense is on the field, Robinson is on the field. When he's on the field, he can catch passes, gain yards and score. 

He's available on over 85 percent of ESPN leagues. That won't continue through the waiver deadline this week. Don't waste time.


Earl Bennett, Chicago Bears

When Bennett has been on the field, he's caught a lot of passes for a lot of yardage. While he didn't score on Sunday vs. the Lions, he did get a nice 81 yards. 

The game before, he had 95 and a touchdown.

Now, he's facing the Chargers, the same defense that the aforementioned Moore torched. Look for a good game from Bennett this weekend.