Fantasy Football 2013: Under The Radar Starts For Week 11
If you enjoy streaming players, you’ll love Week 11.
There are only two teams on a bye this week, but plenty of streaming options are present at the quarterback and tight end position in fantasy land. It’s fun being able to choose from a handful of sneaky guys, who could quite possibly flirt with top tier numbers at week’s end. Let’s get to the under the radar plays for a crucial Week 11.
Mike Glennon vs Atlanta Falcons: 12th overall will be the highest I may ever have Glennon in my quarterback rankings. A bit high? Perhaps, but the matchup and expected volume may prove otherwise. Since taking over the starting job, Glennon is averaging 37.5 pass attempts per contest, and in three of his six starts, he’s eclipsed 43 passes. The last time he faced division rival Atlanta, Glennon threw the ball 44 times for 256 yards and two scores. That was good enough for a solid 21 fantasy points, his second-highest outing of the year. Atlanta is allowing opposing signal callers to complete 66 percent of their passes, the fifth-highest among defenses. The Falcons are also surrendering the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing signal callers, which is the fourth-most in the league.
Emmanuel Sanders vs Detroit Lions: He hasn’t scored in three weeks, but Sanders has had the opportunity to be a very relevant fantasy wideout. Sanders has been targeted a healthy 28 times over his last three games, and while Jericho Cotchery has a stupid four touchdowns over his last two games, Sanders is still dominating him in the snap count (55-37.8 per game). Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has averaged 41 attempts over his last three contests, and he will have to throw again this week to keep up with the Lions. Meanwhile, Detroit has been generous to opposing number two receivers. A handful of number two wideouts to score on Detroit are Marvin Jones, Greg Little (!), James Jones, Alshon Jeffery and Terrance Williams.
Leonard Hankerson @ Philadelphia Eagles: The last time Hankerson faced the Eagles pass defense, he scored two touchdowns. Meanwhile, the Eagles soon after allowed five other wideouts two score two touchdowns against them in a game. Hankerson seems to always be a desperation play, but this week, it may pay off. The Eagles secondary is still not very good, allowing 306.5 passing yards per contest (2nd-most), have allowed 15 touchdowns and are surrendering the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers (39.93). He usually plays well against this group, and Robert Griffin III should continue to pass the ball a strong amount.
Scott Chandler vs New York Jets: Chandler will be a top-10 fantasy tight end this week. There, I said it. With both Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods iffy for this divisional showdown, someone has to catch the ball, right? The matchup is favorable, too, as the Jets are currently allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Chandler has seen a ton of success against his rival. In his last two games against them, Chandler has hauled in nine balls for 117 yards and two scores. I think the Bills could be trailing in this game, which will force them to pass a bit more. Chandler should see a ton of volume in this one.
Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy sports columnist for Rant Sports.
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