Week 10 isn’t quite in the books, but it’s never too early to take a look ahead to the next week. There were some very interesting fantasy performances in week 10, which begs us to take a look at some movement in player stock.
Here is week 11′s top fantasy football risers and fallers:
John Skelton, QB, Arizona Cardinals
With Kevin Kolb hobbled with a toe injury, Skelton has thrown for over 500 yards and four touchdowns in back-to-back wins, clearly having him on the rise. He may get another start in week 11, too, so he could be a sleeper for another week.
Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans
Finally. Gamers who used CJ2k felt like geniuses this week, as he finally got it going with a huge game of over 170 yards and a touchdown. You probably shouldn’t expect that to suddenly happen every week, but it’s been clear the past two weeks now than CJ2k is back on the rise.
Reggie Bush, RB, Miami Dolphins
Hate on Bush all you want, but the guy has helped the Dolphins win two straight games, while looking like a true running back in the process. He didn’t top 90+ rushing yards like the previous two weeks, but 51 total yards and two touchdowns probably did you just fine in week 10 if you used him.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks
I wasn’t convinced prior to week 10, but with a touchdown in his fifth straight game and 100+ yards rushing against the Baltimore Ravens, it’s pretty clear Lynch is getting it done. The Seahawks might have something going here, and so could you if you start using him in fantasy.
Leonard Hankerson, WR, Washington Redskins
There are a ton of young receivers stepping up their game lately, but Hankerson is one of the guys I think has the role and talent to turn it into consistent performances down the stretch. The switch from John Beck or Rex Grossman helps his cause, too.
Matt Cassel, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
It’s looking pretty clear that the big turn around we saw from the Chiefs was either a fasad or is at least becoming a quick thing of the past. Cassel has been atrocious in two straight games, and now has a ton of injuries to deal with. Needless to say, he’s not worth using in fantasy.
Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Vick’s no touchdowns and two picks were bad in week 10, but the fact that he’s just flat-out ineffective right now is the most disturbing part. Defenses have clearly got his number in 2011, making you think long and hard before using him the rest of the way.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Blount is not the bruising beast he was earlier in the year, and he certainly isn’t the same effective fantasy option. With no scores and under 75 rushing yards in three straight games, you just can’t confide in Blount right now.
Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers
Whether he’s hurt, sharing the ball, or just being ineffective, Mathews isn’t the same fantasy option right now that he was earlier in the year. The allure of his only 100-yard rushing game is gone after three straight games with no scores and nagging injuries. I’m staying away from him.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
If you were expecting D-Jax to blow up against a bad Cardinals defense (I know I was) but forgot to take him out of your fantasy lineup after it was made known he was benched, you probably weren’t very happy. The frustration only continues with a pretty under-whelming year, but this latest gaffe takes the cake. The guy just can’t be trusted right now, one way or the other.
Be sure to keep an eye on some of these guys, and keep coming back through week 11 as we help you finalize your weekly fantasy football game rosters.