Fantasy Football 2011: Torrey Smith and the Waiver-Wire Must-Haves of Week 11

Chris FaigCorrespondent INovember 20, 2011

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 6:   Torrey Smith #82 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after catching a touchdown pass with Anquan Boldin #81 against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on November 6, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Ravens defeated the Steelers 23-20.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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We are now entering Week 11 of the 2011-12 NFL season, and we can only hope that the second half of the year is as exhilarating and unpredictable as the first.    

From WR Jacoby Jones to WR Torrey Smith, young players have really contributed in big ways this season, both for their respective teams and fantasy football owners all over.  

There is only a few weeks left before the fantasy football playoffs, so be sure to fix the holes in your roster before it's too late.

The following four sleepers show a lot of promise for high-level production the rest of the season.  With not much time left to edit your rosters, add these waiver-wire must-have's where needed.


QB Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers

Alex Smith has finally turned the corner and it looks as if he may pan out to be a decent quarterback in the NFL.  Throwing for a total of seven touchdowns and only one interception in the last four games, Smith has been excellent leading the 49ers to a season record of 8-1.  

Smith is only owned by 31.1 percent of fantasy football teams using ESPN, so he is still very available. With 11 touchdowns this season, and only three interceptions, Smith has looked dominant so far.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 07: Placekicker Robbie Gould #9 of the Chicago Bears kicks for an extra point alongside teammate  Adam Podlesh #8 during the fourth quarter of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 7, 2
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K Robbie Gould, Chicago Bears

Although it wouldn't seem like it, just like in a real football game, a kicker is extremely valuable in fantasy football.  Many owners seem to overlook the position and tend to leave their kicker the entire season despite the ends results.  

Robbie Gould is only owned by 56.1 percent of of fantasy teams, and would make a great replacement as one of the top 10 kickers league-wide this season. 


WR Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Torrey Smith has really proven that he can make an impact in this league, already assuming a fairly productive role in his first season with the Baltimore Ravens.  Owned by 44.2 percent of ESPN fantasy football teams, Smith is a receiver who can really impact your roster immediately.  


WR Jacoby Jones, Houston Texans

Jacoby Jones is great at creating yards after the catch, the only problem is he hasn't seen the ball thrown his way much this season.  But when he does, he takes advantage of it.  With a favorable schedule ahead in the next seven weeks, he should continue to contribute.  

I expect Jones to earn more points the rest of the season than in the past 10 weeks (50).  Only owned by 9.2 percent of fantasy teams.  Easy add.