Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups Week 11: Tavon Austin, Riley Cooper, Andre Brown, Jarrett Boykin and Rashad Jennings Best Free Agent Adds

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Nov 11, 2013 09:02 AM EST
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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin
Indianapolis Colts defensive back Sergio Brown (38) attempts to tackle St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) during the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium."

The NFL schedule is almost done with Week 10 and heading into Week 11 of the season, fantasy football owners will be looking for the best free agents and sleepers on the waiver wire and some of the top options include Tavon Austin, Riley Cooper, Andre Brown, Jarrett Boykin and Rashad Jennings.

Austin finally had the day that owners envisioned when they drafted him or picked him up as a solid rookie sleeper option on offense and now with Sam Bradford out at quarterback, he could step up as the top offensive weapon for the Rams and with his special teams talent he adds some extra potential scoring for owners on top of his receiving stats. Austin has explosive speed and he showed that all day on Sunday and he was the star of the show for the Rams, scoring three touchdowns, including one on a fantastic punt return and two more through the air, including an electric 81 yard reception and now Austin could be a breakout candidate the rest of the season for St. Louis.

The punt return was particularly impressive and showed off exactly why the Rams targeted Austin in the draft in the first place, as he instinctively snatched the ball behind the five yard line near the sidelines and was barely touched as he made his way 98-yards down the field. His speed and breakaway skills were on display and while he had only two touchdowns, they went for 138 yards and he had two touchdowns on the day. Austin his his season high early on with one catch, as he hadn't been over 50 yards this season and while he had just three targets, he made the most of them and after this impressive display, he surely will be looked at more in the offense. His last decent game came against the Carolina Panthers with five receptions for 39 yards and he is a solid fantasy option in deeper leagues with his work on special teams

Rashad Jennings has been looked at as a solid sleeper this season with Darren McFadden injured and he came through on Sunday for those who had to deal with the starter being out, as he had 22 touches in the game and had over 85 yards rushing. Jennings now has two straight games with over 20 touches and he had over 100 yards last week and in the past two games he has nine receptions and with McFadden looking like he will be out for a bit, Jennings is a nice starting option. Jennings have over 100 total yards on Sunday and couldn't get into the endzone early on in a goal line situation and while McFadden may return soon, it's looking like it won't be next week.

Riley Cooper has been an excellent option since Nick Foles took over at quarterback and he had three catches for 102 yards on the day against the Green Bay Packers and he also added two touchdowns. That makes five touchdowns now for Cooper in the past two weeks and in three of his past five games he has been over 100 receiving yards. The team is passing to him a bunch in the offense and Foles and Cooper have connected for a number of big plays, including a 45 yarder in three of the past five games. Cooper has a nose for the endzone and should be a good option the rest of the way.

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