World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 11′s NFL action.
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Marcel Reece, Raiders: The top fantasy running back of Week 11 wasn’t Arian Foster or Doug Martin. It was Reece. After 103 rushing yards and 90 receiving yards, Reece will continue to impress as long as Darren McFadden stays sidelined.
Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons: Don’t worry about Ryan’s five interceptions and no touchdowns against the Cardinals. He is still a top five fantasy quarterback and will be going forward.
Chad Henne, QB, Jaguars: Henne stepped in for injured Blaine Gabbert and responded with 354 yards and four touchdowns. On tap is a matchup against the Titans’ 26th-ranked passing defense. He wouldn’t be a bad spot start this week.
Cecil Shorts, WR, Jaguars: Shorts has caught a touchdown in each of the past two weeks, both from Henne, and has big play potential with the experienced quarterback.
LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, Cardinals: Stephens-Howling gifted fantasy owners who decided to start him, running for 127 yards and a touchdown, but he may have given for the last time. Beanie Wells has returned from the IR and could start Week 12.
Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys: Bryant had 14 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown against the Browns and has finally started to come around.
Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins: Bush got 10 carries against the Bills and did very little with them. Daniel Thomas had 12 carries and could be the main guy going forward.
Danario Alexander, WR, Chargers: Alexander had seven receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns against the Broncos and is quickly becoming Philip Rivers’ favorite target. As long as you trust Rivers, Alexander should get enough targets to merit a spot in your lineup.
Brian Hartline, WR, Dolphins: After a four reception for 49 yards against the Bills, Hartline is losing value. His inconsistency merits a bench spot.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots: Gronkowski broke his forearm on an extra point in the fourth quarter and will be out at least four weeks. Visanthe Shiancoe or Daniel Fells will likely see more reps for New England, but expecting Gronk-like numbers is foolish.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles: McCoy suffered a concussion against the Redskins and is listed as day-to-day, but the dynamic back is likely to rest in Week 12.
Willis McGahee, RB, Broncos: McGahee tore his MCL and is expected to be out at least six weeks. Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball should be available replacements.
>> Also: Gabbert; Julio Jones, WR, Falcons; Michael Turner, RB, Falcons; Dennis Pitta, TE, Ravens
Jalen Parmele, RB, Jaguars: As Maurice Jones-Drew continues his recovery and Rashad Jennings struggles, Parmele will be the go-to guy in Jacksonville. He had 24 carries for 80 yards last week, and he faces a bad Tennessee defense this week.
>> Also: Alexander; Hillman; Shiancoe; Henne; Justin Blackmon, WR, Jaguars; T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts