Here is a look at the risers and fallers on the fantasy football stock market for Week 11. Note that popular waiver wire adds of the week are not included, as these players are obviously stock climbers by virtue of popular demand. If you missed out on this week’s top adds, you may see them here.
(Color Key: HOT, WARM, LUKEWARM)
Yes, Rodgers was already considered an elite QB, but anytime someone throws for 6 touchdowns in one half, their stock sours up. Expect Rodgers to be the #1 overall QB play this week by virtually all experts. With Rodger’s rise in stock, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are also undoubtedly rising in value.
Despite his injury predicaments, many experts were careful not to knock Johnson too far down their boards in case he made a return just like his 7 catch-113 yard, 1 touchdown performance in Week 10. The buy low window for Johnson is now officially closed. Johnson looks to be the #1 overall wide receiver play this week.
Maybe Morris should have been in this column last week, as he was on a bye in Week 10. But with the return of Robert Griffin III, the difference in running room really was night and day for Morris in Week 9, where he finished with 92 yards and 2 touchdowns. Morris is a low end RB1 going forward.
With running backs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas out, Ingram has been taking advantage with both volume and performance, and has seen his stock rise every week since returning from injury in Week 7. After taking 27 totes for 120 yards against a tough 49ers D in Week 10, Ingram is now a locked in RB1 play, regardless of the status of Robinson and Thomas.
Terrence West is like the new Ben Tate, and is being valued as a middle of the road RB2. However, West is not the locked in starter by any means; competition is still brewing in the Browns backfield. In Week 10, both Isaiah Crowell and Ben Tate got 10+ carries and touchdowns. If down the road even of these two gain the hot hand, West’s stock could cool considerably.
In fantasy football we are always talking about lead backs, goal line backs, and whatnot. Jackson, a former fantasy superstar, is all of the above for the Atlanta Falcons, but has simply been considered old and no longer effective. However in Week 10, Jackson complied a undeniably positive stat line with 95 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. He’s now being viewed a little bit better. Jackson is a low-end RB2, and by no means should he be on the waiver wire.
(Color Key: COLD, COOL, CHILLY)
It looks like McKinnon is still the starter in Minnesota, but several things. First, Matt Asiata stole a handful of carries in Week 9, including most importantly, three precious touchdowns. Secondly, everyone knows about the rumors swirling around that superstar running back Adrian Peterson could be returning to the gridiron, even as early as Week 11 versus the Bears. McKinnon is still being called a RB2/RB3 borderline play in Week 11.
Things are looking mum for Hillman owners. In Week 10, Hillman found himself on the sideline as CJ Anderson worked the Broncos backfield. Hillman was later diagnosed with a foot injury, and according to the Denver Post, could be out at least 2 weeks. Meanwhile, opening day starter Montee Ball to set to make his return in Week 11, not to mention CJ Anderson looked great in Week 10. Even before Week 10, Hillman had major struggles with pass protection at New England.
This was the no-brainer stock drop of the week. It was for certain that Big Ben was going to come down to earth after throwing for 12 touchdowns in 2 games — it’s just most didn’t expect it to happen against the lowly Jets passing D. Roethlisberger is still a borderline QB1/QB2. Also, Antonio Brown’s value isn’t affected much, despite his modest 74 yards(modest for him) and fumbling twice in Week 10.
I want to stay optimistic with Miller. He was limited last week with only 11 snaps, and will likely be limited Thursday versus the Bills. In an ideal world, after that he would make a full recovery and return to feature back duties. Backups Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams are not very good.