Week 10 is gone and you are now one of four people.
You are one of the few who are cruising your way into the playoffs, in the driver’s seat, in first place…
Or are you the one who would be in the playoffs right now if the season ended today, but you have three weeks left and a ton of pressure from the teams right below you…
Or you are one of the many who are clawing their way from being one of the non-playoff teams and trying everything to move into one of the final playoff spots…
Or is your season done and now you are just trying to screw everyone else.
Regardless of which one you are, (hopefully you’re in groups one through three) you are reading this because you are looking for more information to help you this week.
So who are this week’s sleepers and waiver wire steals?
Week 11 Sleepers and Waiver Wire Steals
After starter Julius Jones left Sunday’s game with a chest injury and did not return, Justin Forsett, in his second year out of the University of California, took full advantage of his opportunities. Forsett went off for 123 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown. He also added 5 catches for 26 yards.
Jones’ status at this point is not clear, but in the event that Jones is not available, Forsett is a viable starter. Even if Jones plays, Forsett earned carries off of this performance.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Steal: Jason Avant – WR – Eagles
There is a ton of talent on the offensive side of the ball for the Eagles, and as I say so often, not enough footballs to go around; but, Jason Avant’s performance last week makes him an option if you are looking for a WR that is available this week. Avant had 8 grabs for 156 yards on 9 targets from McNabb.
With Brian Westbrook’s health being an issue again this week, McNabb will once again have to carry the load. The Eagles are facing the Chicago Bears on primetime Sunday night football. The Bears defense, with the exception of last week, has been more than generous to opposing offenses through the air. Just ask Kurt Warner, who threw 5 TDs against Chicago. Avant is available in over 98% of fantasy football leagues, so grab him if you need him.
Follow the link for the rest of PFI’s Week 11 sleepers and waiver wire steals.
You can also read PFI’s Week 11 Play ‘em or Bench ‘em picks later in the week.
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* – Justin Forsett photo credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images via SeattlePI.com