Week 11 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Fantasy Football Sleepers Who Need To Start This Week

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIINovember 18, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 13:  Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park on November 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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This week may just be the most important week in the fantasy football world. We are getting very close to the playoffs, and it's the final week with teams on byes.

That means that it is the last week to really worry about finding replacements and sleepers for your typical starters.

With playoff hopes on the line, this may be the most important week to find those deep sleepers.

Here are some that you need to take a look at this weekend.

QB Alex Smith, San Francisco

It's a rough week for quarterbacks. Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees are on byes, Mike Vick could miss the game due to his rib injury and Philip Rivers has fallen apart in recent weeks.

People are looking for replacements, and this week they may want to go with a safe one.

Alex Smith has really turned his career around this year. He doesn't put up a ton of yards each week, but he has been extremely efficient.

The 49ers play a Cardinals defense that has been off and on all season.

Smith will play his typical game throwing for maybe 200 yards and a touchdown. That may be good for a quarterback this week.

RB Maurice Morris, Detroit

The Detroit Lions are primarily a passing football team.

However, this weekend we may see them keep it on the ground more than usual.

Matthew Stafford will have some lingering injuries and the matchup favors the Lions against a weak Carolina Panthers run defense.

Morris has played well with the limited carries he has received over the last few weeks. If he gets closer to that 20 carry mark this week he can put up 100 yards.

WR Damian Williams, Tennessee

When Kenny Britt went down with injury, the only player on the Titans offense who gained any recognition in the fantasy world was Chris Johnson.

However, wide receiver replacement Damian Williams has really stepped it up in recent weeks.

Last week he had a breakout game, catching the ball five times for 107 yards and a touchdown.

There aren't too many wide receivers out there who have potential to have big games like this. Grab Williams if you need a replacement this week.