Nick Foles (QB, Eagles)
With Michael Vick suffering from a “pretty significant” concussion and likely out for Week 11, Nick Foles will get the nod for the Eagles. While there isn’t much film to work with, Foles was strong in the preseason and seemed to fill in well after Vick went out in Week 10.
The Eagles will be facing the Redskins’ embarrassing pass defense, so Foles has some really good potential for a solid performance in Week 11.
Colin Kaepernick (QB, 49ers)
Alex Smith also fell to the concussion bug in Week 10. He’s “doing well” this week, but his status for the Week 11 matchup versus Chicago is still up in the air. Kaepernick has looked good when he’s been in so far this season, so he’s worth a pickup. Granted, Chicago could eat him alive, but there is still some upside.
Chris Ivory (RB, Saints)
The Saints backfield continues to be a mystery with Darren Sproles out. Mark Ingram has been seeing the majority of carries with both Ivory and Thomas in the mix. However, Ivory had a great performance on limited carries in Week 10 that could translate to more touches going forward in Sproles’ absence. New Orleans faces a Oakland defense that is 29th in the league in terms of points given up to running backs, so that could mean success in the run game.
Laurent Robinson (WR, Jaguars)
Robinson has been solid after returning from injury. In the last two weeks he’s hauled in 15 passes for 118. While the yards per catch and the lack of TDs are troubling, it’s a good thing that he’s being frequently targeted. 24 targets in two games is nothing to shake a stick at. While the Jags offense is a disaster, Robinson could be worth a pickup if you need a receiver.
Danario Alexander (WR, Chargers)
Alexander has had two very solid weeks in a row for the Chargers. In Weeks 9 and 10 he totals 8 receptions for 195 yards and a touchdown. In Week 9 he caught all three passes thrown his way, and Week 10 saw an increased number of targets as he had seven passes thrown his direction. This is a positive trend considering the Chargers have been riddled with receiver injury and lackluster production.
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