The fantasy football week will get completed on Monday night with the Patriots and the Panthers, but for owners looking ahead to Week 12 already, some of the best available players left in some leagues include names like Montee Ball, Donald Brown, Delanie Walker, Rod Streater and Jairus Wright and they could play factors going forward the rest of the season.
Ball had a very solid game on Sunday night football in the win over the Chiefs, as he ended up with eight carries for 25 yards and two touchdowns and he also added three catches for 16 yards to give PPR owners a nice boost as well. Ball has been solid for the team this season and while he has not been a regular contributor as a starter in fantasy, games like this show why he is valuable, as he had a nose for the endzone back in college and that appears to have followed him into the NFL. The team loves what he brings out of the backfield and as long as he is productive, he should continue getting carries in goal line situations.
This season Ball has 222 yards rushing on 68 carries and is averaging just over three yards per carry and with Ronnie Hillman out of the mix and Knowshon Moreno going up and down, Ball could slide in and get some nice touches moving forward. Delanie Walker is the top tight end pick for this week and going forward and he is owned in just 12 percent of ESPN leagues and is a prime pickup, as he had 10 catches last week for 91 yards and a touchdown and over the past four weeks he has three scores and should continue being a prime target for the Titans.
Walker is athletic for his position and he has solid hands and now he has 20 targets over the past three weeks and he should continue getting looks in the offense. Walker was targeted 10 times on Thursday night against the Colts and scored a touchdown and he now has 14 catches over the past two games and he is a prime redzone option for the Titans, who have had to ditch Jake Locker since he was injured for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who should continue looking towards the tight end. The Titans have a tough schedule the rest of the way but he could put up some solid numbers. Walker has been doing pretty well over the past few weeks and he has had at least 50 yards in three of his last four games, scoring a TD over that same span as well.
Donald Brown could be a nice surprise pickup going forward, as he ended up with 15 touches in the game against the Titans and had 80 yards rushing and two touchdowns as well as a catch for 14 yards, giving six catches for nearly 80 yards in the past two weeks. Brown has been a solid compliment to Trent Richardson and after averaging five yards per carry, he likely will get a few more touches per game going forward. Rod Streater and Jairus Wright are solid options in deeper leagues and could be good for teams heading into the playoffs.