Fantasy Football Week 11: Last Minute Sneaky Starts


Red Alert, we have some possible last-minute fantasy football “sneaky starts!” Watch out for these players who could be in for a big game this week. Some will be a weekly flier while others could be players you might want to keep around for a while.

Josh McCown’s matchup this week makes him a potential “sneaky start” if your fantasy football team is in need of a last second quarterback. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

QB – Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Bucs

I know I know McCown is a risky start, but there are two things working in his favor, volume of passes, and it’s a great matchup. The Washington Redskins have allowed the fourth most points to opposing quarterbacks. He’s available in 80% of Yahoo leagues.

RB – Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts

T-Rich hasn’t been the great addition many had thought he could be when the Colts traded for him. In fact, had they not given up a first round pick for him, I don’t know if he would still be on the team. With that said, Richardson is still owned in 80% of Yahoo leagues and my guess is most owners are too scared to play him. This is the week if there is ever to be one. The Colts play a Patriots team that allows the fourth most points to the running back position. They will be attempting to stop Andrew Luck, which should open up some running room for Richardson.

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WR – Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland Browns

Hawkins started the year off strong and was an especially good start in PPR leagues. He hasn’t done much the last few weeks, but this week he should get going after having two weeks to get rested up. Houston’s pass rush will force a lot of quick throws and Hawkins should be the benefactor.  I look for him to have at least 10 targets this week.

TE – Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota tight end was supposed to be one of the breakout players of the year, but that hasn’t happened for a couple of reasons, the main reason being a sports hernia injury.  He’s finally back and the matchup couldn’t be better against a terrible Bears defense.  Look for Rudolph to display some of that breakout potential this week.