Who Dat: Fantasy Football Week 11
By Sam Breiter
Scott Tolzien (GB)– The quarterbacks in Green Bay are dropping like flies. Rodgers is out up to six weeks, and Seneca Wallace is done for the season. All the Packers have left is Tolzien, and they are running out of options except to use him. With strong receivers, Tolzien will put up some good fantasy numbers as long as he can stay away from throwing it to the other team. He has already proven that he can throw for a lot of yards, but his accuracy is questionable.
Week 10 Stats – 280 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT, 12 PTS
Andre Ellington (Ari)- Rashard Menenhall clearly isn’t what he use to be during his prime in Pittsburgh. Ellington not only demolished the Atlanta defense in week 8, but after coming off a bye, he still put up five yards per carry against a tough team in Houston. Clearly the Cardinals wanted him involved in some college-like plays, as they ran the wildcat with him a couple of times during Sundays game. Expect Ellington, to put up mind-boggling numbers against a terrible Jaguars defense in week 11.
Week 11 Stats-11 ATT, 55 RUSH YDS, 6 PTS
Andre Brown (NYG)- So another Andre, and his name isn’t Johnson, you’re kidding me right? But this is Who Dat isn’t it? Andre Brown. That name may sound a little familiar if you think back to last year. Wasn’t he that guy who had a couple of unbelievable games last year for the Giants? What happened to him? Injury happened, and in 2013, he had no role for the Giants until last week. This undrafted quick, and powerful runner had his season debut in week 10, and he had himself a week. The Giants haven’t had anyone involved in the run game that they could trust in 2013. David Wilson, Brandon Jacobs, Peyton Hills, and Da’Rel Scott all had chance this year and they didn’t come through. In his first week, Brown almost got more fantasy points then the rest of the guys had all season. If Brown can stay healthy, the Giants are going to want to get this kid involved as much as possible, especially with the surprise that they are still in contention.
Week 9 Stats- 30 ATT, 115 RUSH YDS, 1 TD, 17 PTS
Jermaine Kearse (Sea)- With Sidney Rice out, Kearse has stepped into the third receiver role. Tate, and Baldwin have seen tight coverage, and aren’t elite receivers, so Kearse has proven to be a big red zone threat. Yes, Percy Harvin will be returning, but don’t expect until at least week 13 that he will be playing his normal routine. Kearse is a valuable asset to any team for the next two weeks, and maybe if he proves to be a productive receiver, for the rest of the season.
Week 10 Stats- 3 REC, 75 YDS, 1 TD, 13 PTS
Griff Whalen (Ind)- I don’t recommend Whalen for your standard 10-man league, but rather the 16-20 man leagues. With Reggie Wayne out, Whalen has slipped himself right into the Colts receiving game. He is partnered with his old Stanford teammate in Andrew Luck, so that will only help his cause. Additionally, even though he may not be a run and gun receiver like what many saw out of Tavon Austin last week, he is consistent and comes out with some nice plays. He is due for a touchdown this year, and don’t be surprised if he is the open man against a tough Titans defense in week 11.
Week 10 Stats- 3 REC, 36 YDS, 3 PTS
Rob Housler (Ari)- Due to injuries, Housler didn’t have a great start to the season. Yet, now this tough tight end is healthy and ready to blossom. Ever since week seven he has been red hot, and definitely will not slow down against the Jaguars this coming week. Housler has already proven to be a tough tight end to cover, even against tough defenses like Seattle and Houston.
Week 10 Stats- 4 REC, 57 YDS, 1 TD, 11 PTS
Sam Breiter is a high school senior at Plainview- Old Bethpage JFK High School. Sam is looking to major in sports management, with a minor in communications next year. He is the co-founder of dabuzzza.com. His favorite teams are the Mets, Giants, and Knicks. You can follow him on twitter at @baseballbreiter