Welcome to the Pawn Shop: Week 11

 

Goodbye week 10… Hello playoff stretch!

Can you smell the trade deadlines looming? Can you hear the playoff races tighten up like cheap trousers following the thanksgiving buffet? This is it, this is why we play fantasy football.  The weeks where champions are made and those who get relegated stick out like a sore thumb. Whatever your scenario, the Pawn Shop always has some goods that can help you out.Stop by the FLAFFL house chat on the Fantasy Life App, grab the podcast from your local iTunes store. No matter what type of fantasy football help you need FLAFFLhouse.com has it.

Without further ado here is the Week 11 gold that’s still hanging out around the Pawn Shop:

C.J. Prosise

Well, this is Prosise-ly what we were hoping for when we spoke about him in the preseason and even following his injury woes in the early season. This RB converted from a WR in college. With a workhorse-like 22 carries against the Pats in Week 10, even with Rawls return looming, look for Prosise to continue increasing his workload and maintain a safe floor in PPR formats. Prosise could soon see himself as one of the more valuable RB adds as we know he will continue to get work which is a great roster piece to have as the push for the playoffs is on.  C.J. Prosise is only 30.7% owned, if you’re lucky you’ll be included in those numbers when they increase Wednesday morning.

James Starks

Well, that whole TY Montgomery thing was fun wasn’t it?While Starks didn’t get a huge amount of touches, he did find the end zone in his first game back. The fact the Packers were playing from behind for most the game didn’thelp his cause. Look for the Packers to continue to build the run game as they need to find balance for their offense to be successful. As the RB’s continue to fall, take the opportunity to add the depth that’s needed, as we get deeper into the season. Starks is 29.3% owned and is roster-able in all league sizes.

Robert Woods

Fresh off the bye week, Woods will be a solid piece for any WR needy team. Even with Percy Harvin “no longer a decoy” according to Sexy Rexy, Woods has seemingly become Tryod’sfavourite target in the passing game. Not every game going forward will give us the beautiful fantasy stat line produced in week 9. With some favourable match ups with the likes of Cleveland and Miami in the playoffs, and Cincy and Jacksonville, in the next two weeks add him while you still can. Woods is only 16.3% owned, add him now and thank me later.

Cameron Meredith

I know the name we’ve all seen before, he’s burned us in weeks past. With Alshon now on the shelf for 4 games with the PED suspension, Meredith will see his Target share increase. While following Sunday’s game, Meredith was on the cusp of being droppable, this news makes him at the least roster worthy if not a guy with flex upside at the least. With Chicago’s schedule on the playoff push (NYG, TEN, SF, DET, GB, WSH and if you play to week 17 MIN). Meredith is 20.3% owned and has great upside with Alshon’s absence.

Kenneth Dixon

With Terrence West stumbling after looking like he was running away with the job, Dixon will look to build his first double digit point performance of the season. Dixon looked impressive in week 10, and while I know they were playing the lowly Browns, he looked like the better back. As the RB’s continue to fall and more RBBC sprout up. Dixon and the Ravens have a schedule that will likely see them playing from behind which bodes well for the continued increase in Dixon’s usage. So just when you thought the hype train ran out of steam, get on it before it runs you over. Dixon is only 10.5% owned and that will change come Wednesday.

Cameron Brate

With touchdowns in three straight games, he has been the team’s most consistent producer outside of Mike Evans. While his next two weeks aren’t the nicest of match ups,this addition is one we make with playoffs in mind. Following games against KC and Seattle, he gets SD, NO, DAL and NO. Yes you read that correctly he gets the Saints twice in the playoffs. So if your league lets you start a TE at flex or if you are wanting to stop streaming, Brate is a solid option for the playoff run.  Brate is only owned in 36.6% of leagues, hopefully you’re in the 63.4% who have a chance to add him.

Well there they are, some of my favourite pieces that are still lingering around the Pawn Shop. Remember everyone’s local shops are different, and someone is always home in the FLAFFL house chat to help with any dilemmas you may encounter. As always may your waiver adds turn to gold.