It is getting very late in the Fantasy Football season now, but you can never take a week off from trying to improve your roster. Players are getting injured left and right, and if you own those players, you need to add the right guys to try to pick up where they left off for you. The stock of players is rising and falling every Sunday.
Of course, injuries are very often the reason that player’s stock rises, as it is the easiest way for a player to improve their situation. We saw a number of Fantasy relevant players go down again in Week 11 and Fantasy players everywhere will be running to the waiver wire. I have been trying not to duplicate players, so you won’t find a guy like Devin Funchess here, even though he is getting more looks. I also have stayed away from guys who won’t have Fantasy value even though they will play more like Matt Schaub.
Whether you are trying to win a season-long championship, or looking for bargains in DFS for players who haven’t gained a high salary yet, the stock report will help you to your goal. As always you can follow me on Twitter @fightingchance.
Javorius “Buck” Allen, Baltimore Ravens
I used him at the end of an article a few weeks back, but that was more of a watch and see. Well, the time has come to pick up Allen. Justin Forsett broke his arm on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season. Allen came in and played fairly well. I don’t know if it was just fresh legs, but Allen ran hard and with a lot of shifty moves. He carried the ball 22 times for 67 yards and had five catches for 48 yards against a tough Rams defense. The Ravens’ offense also lost Joe Flacco for the year, so there will be an opportunity for Allen to have a huge role in the offense going forward.
Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
Devonta Freeman left the game with a concussion, and with that comes uncertain availability for Week 12. Coleman came in, but was less than impressive. He had 48 yards on 17 carries, but didn’t look good as he fumbled, couldn’t get the ball in the end zone, and wasn’t involved in the passing game. If it is Week 12, you need a running back, and Freeman is going to miss time, Coleman gives you a chance to at least have a starter, but I wouldn’t expect great things from him if he starts.
Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
In other injury news, Charcandrick West left the game with a hamstring injury and did not return. The severity of the injury is not known, but if he is going to miss time, you will need Spencer Ware. The dude was a beast as he tallied up 96 yards on just 11 carries and one catch for five yards with two touchdowns. The Chiefs offensive system just breeds a running game, and Ware will be the next man up. He might not be as involved in the pass game as Charles or West, but if West is out for any period of time, Ware is your guy.
Bilal Powell, New York Jets
Something is not right with Chris Ivory. He only has had more than 41 rushing yards once in the last five weeks, and in Week 11 he had just eight carries. Powell didn’t do much with his four carries either, but he did have five catches in the second half. He is a wait-and-see guy as he only has been slightly more involved, but if something is wrong with Ivory, Powell could see a good uptick in usage.
Robert Turbin, Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys have tried a few guys running the ball before they finally landed Darren McFadden as their workhorse. However, he struggled in the beginning of the game on Sunday, and Robert Turbin came in and was able to get the running game going. Now, I’m not saying that he is going to start taking carries from McFadden, but we all know about his long injury history. If something were to happen to McFadden down the stretch, Turbin would be a must add.
Dorial Green-Beckham, Tennessee Titans
Each week it seems that Green-Beckham sees more time on the field. Unfortunately so far it hasn’t turned into a breakout performance just yet. Green-Beckham did have 40 yards on three catches on Thursday night as it seems that all of their receivers are injured. If Kendall Wright can’t come back, look for Green-Beckham to continue to start and hopefully one of these weeks he has that big game we have been waiting for.
Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore Ravens
Gillmore has had a few good games throughout the season, but he hasn’t been getting much in terms of Fantasy attention as he is owned in only about 20 percent of leagues. Two things happened on Sunday that I think at least makes him worth a look. First, he had a 100-yard game against the Rams, the second is the loss of Joe Flacco. I know that it sounds terrible to want a guy who will have Matt Schaub throwing to him, but crappy quarterbacks tend to lean heavily on tight ends as a safety net. Don’t dump a solid tight end for him, but if there’s an injury or you have been struggling at tight end, he could be worth a look.
Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles
In the last two games since Mark Sanchez took over, Celek has started to get many more targets. He has racked up 11 catches for over 200 yards in the previous two weeks, and Zach Ertz suffered a concussion. If he is forced to miss time, Celek will be the main target as far as tight ends are concerned.
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