Week 11 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Harry Douglas and WRs Bringing Big Value in Week 11

Jeremy ReidCorrespondent INovember 17, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 13:  Harry Douglas #83 of the Atlanta Falcons pulls in this reception against the New Orleans Saints at Georgia Dome on November 13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Whether you are dealing with injury replacements or bye week fill-ins, this is always the point in the season where big free agent pickups can play a role in your playoff push.

Here are a few very good options to get in your lineup at wide receiver if you are a super-star short of a huge week.

Harry Douglas, Atlanta Falcons

Douglas is the big beneficiary of Julio Jones nagging hamstrings. With Jones out for most of last week's game Douglas had a career day with eight catches for 133 yards. The big eye-opener is the 14 targets he got from Matt Ryan.

Most of this season, the story has been the tight coverage on No. 1 receiver Roddy White who has been held under 100 yards for six straight contests. With all the attention on White, we have seen some big games out of Douglas and Jones at the No. 2 slot.

Jones has missed a lot of time this year from previous hamstring injuries and will likely miss this game. Even if he does play he's a likely candidate to aggravate it and sit out again leaving Douglas with a lot more targets against a mediocre Titans pass defense.


Jerome Simpson, Cincinnati Bengals

Simpson came into the year expecting to be the No. 1 receiver for the Bengals, but the emergence of star rookie A.J. has kept him at the No. 2 spot. He has been a very productive No. 2 receiver none the less. He has had some flashes of brilliance with two 100 yard games and will have the chance to shine this week with Green's availability in question.

They do play the Ravens defense, but that could be a good thing. The Bengals will likely be playing from behind and quarterback Andy Dalton has averaged over 34 pass attempts in losses this season. The balls will be in the air for the Bengals and without Green on the field there will be over seven more targets to go around. 

Look for Simpson to be a big part of the Bengals attempt to stay atop their division.


Laurent Robinson. Dallas Cowboys

If you haven't noticed Robinson's production since joining the Cowboys I will fill you in. He was a pickup off waivers for Dallas and has become one of Romo's most reliable targets amid a slew of injuries on offense. He has rattled off two 100 yard games and has scored four touchdowns. All four touchdowns have come in the last two games.

Miles Austin will again miss action for the Cowboys in Washington this Sunday. With the Redskins sliding fast you don't know if we'll get the usual nail-biter between the two teams or a blowout as they are trending in opposite directions.

Either way, with Austin out Robinson is sure to see another spike in looks. He was only targeted three times last week, but he caught all three and scored on two. His lack of targets was due to the Cowboys being in control and shutting the passing game down early. 

Still, on the year Robinson has caught 75 percent of his targets as he is usually running more safe check-down routes. With DeAngelo Hall sure to be chasing Dez Bryant all day Robinson should be a lock for a double digit fantasy day.