This Week in Fantasy Football: Week 11

November 11th, 2014
With Carson Palmer out for the season, Drew Stanton should be a popular fantasy addition. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas — USA Today Sports)

With Carson Palmer out for the season, Drew Stanton should be a popular fantasy addition. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pickups

Drew Stanton, QB, Arizona Cardinals (Owned in 1% of Yahoo! Leagues): Carson Palmer is now out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee on Sunday. Welcome back Stanton, who was the starter for a few games at the beginning of the season while Palmer had a shoulder injury. Despite his shortcomings in talent, Stanton has a knowledge of the system and has plenty of weapons around him. He could end up being a serviceable QB2 and plug-and-play starter at points during the rest of the season.

Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants (57% Y!): The Giants are playing bad football right now, but Eli continues to put up decent fantasy numbers (890 yards, six touchdowns and only one interception in the past three games combined) despite losing his #1 WR and #1 RB. Manning seems to be clicking with Odell Beckham Jr. and is reportedly getting running back Rashad Jennings back in Week 11, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, which would give him another target. He has the potential to be a top-15 quarterback weekly and could be someone that Carson Palmer owners look at to replace him.

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Buffalo Bills Report Card: Week 10

November 11th, 2014
In a losing effort, Jerry Hughes was a star for the Bills defense. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

In a losing effort, Jerry Hughes was a star for the Bills defense. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Paul Banach

The Buffalo Bills took one on the chin on Sunday, losing 17-13 to the Kansas City Chiefs, moving them down to 10th place and currently out of playoff position in the AFC with a record of 5-4. Ralph Wilson Stadium was buzzing throughout the day, but the home team fumbled away its first-half lead with two costly second-half turnovers.

Once again the Bills defensive unit had a great showing and did more than its part to give the team an opportunity to win, but the offense was a major letdown, especially in the red zone. There were flashes of great play on both sides but overall, defense dominated the day.

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Fumbles, Red-Zone Futility Cost Buffalo Bills in Loss to Kansas City Chiefs

November 9th, 2014
A pass to Sammy Watkins with Ron Parker in coverage was one of many in the red zone that went incomplete for the Bills on Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

A pass to Sammy Watkins with Ron Parker in coverage was one of many in the red zone that went incomplete for the Bills on Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Already holding a seven-point lead at home after the first half, the Buffalo Bills seemed on the verge of taking command of Sunday’s game as running back Bryce Brown barreled toward the end zone on a run from the 12-yard line. As Brown crossed the goal line, the Bills would have taken a 17-3 lead before kicking the ball back to the Kansas City Chiefs … except that Brown didn’t have the ball with him when he broke the plane.

As Brown reached the 5-yard line, he was stripped of the ball by Ron Parker, a defensive back who came up big time and time again for the Chiefs on Sunday. The ball rolled through the end zone as Bills tight end Scott Chandler missed an opportunity to recover it, and seven points were officially squandered as the Chiefs got the ball on a touchback.

Brown’s fumble proved to be the turning point in a game that the Chiefs ultimately won 17-13.

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Halftime Report: Defensive Fronts Dominating as Buffalo Bills Lead, 10-3, Over Kansas City Chiefs

November 9th, 2014
The Bills defensive line, including Jerry Hughes and Kyle Williams, has lived in the Chiefs' backfield Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

The Bills defensive line, including Jerry Hughes and Kyle Williams, has lived in the Chiefs’ backfield Sunday. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

As it looked on paper going into the game, the defensive fronts have mostly had their way with each offensive line so far in Sunday’s Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs game.

The Bills lead, 10-3, at halftime.

This has especially been the case for the Bills, whose defensive line—arguably the best in the NFL—has set up a campground in the Chiefs backfield today.

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Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 2014 NFL Week 10: Inactives and Matchups to Watch

November 9th, 2014
Following the team's bye week, Fred Jackson is back in action for the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Mike Dinovo — USA Today Sports)

Following the team’s bye week, Fred Jackson is back in action for the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Mike Dinovo — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The second half of the Buffalo Bills’ season begins Sunday as they take on the Kansas City Chiefs, at 1 p.m. at Buffalo’s Ralph Wilson Stadium and to be televised on CBS, in a battle of two 5-3 teams jockeying for position in the battle for a wild card spot in the AFC.

There was some suspense leading up to the release of the Bills’ inactive list Sunday morning as two of the team’s key offensive plays, wide receiver Sammy Watkins and running back Fred Jackson, were both listed as questionable with groin injuries.

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