John Skelton - ARI: While Kevin Kolb has been dealing with foot problems, Skelton has led the team to two-straight victories over the Rams and Eagles. In those two games, Skelton has averaged 268.5 passing yards, has 4 scores to 2 interceptions and also has a 300-yard game under his belt. While all this is fine and dandy, Skelton could come crashing down to Earth in this week's game against the 49ers. Even so, Skelton deserves Riser Honors this week.
Michael Bush - OAK: The debate continues whether Bush or Ben Tate is the best backup running back in the league. After last week's 242 scrimmage yards against the Chargers, my money is on Bush. With Darren McFadden out again for Week 11, Bush faces a middle-of-the-road rushing defense in Minnesota. There is no way I'm keeping Bush on the bench if I didn't have to. In the last three games, Bush is averaging a little over 5.3 yards a carry.
Damian Williams - TEN: Williams has gone from bench fodder to a bonafide fantasy option. He capped off Week 10 with 5 catches for 107 yards and now has a 2-game scoring streak heading into Week 11 against the Falcons. Atlanta can be thrown on, so Williams could make a strong WR3.
Ed Dickson - BAL: Dickson may not be amongst the elite at his position, but he is slowly starting to make some fantasy noise. He had a career day against the Seahawks, catching 10 passes for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Bengals only allow 7.1 fantasy points to tight ends this year. But if you are in a bind because of the bye week, you could do worse than going with Dickson and hope he finds the endzone.
Josh Freeman - TB: I've been harping on Freeman a lot this year. Much of that is from the fact that I had banked on him being the QB1 I hoped he could be, but he's been anything but. Rich Gannon made the assumption that Freeman could be dealing with an injury. He was right after Freeman revealed that his right (throwing) thumb is almost 100 percent. With 7 interceptions in the last 3 games, I am hoping a healthy Freeman can get me through the playoffs.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis - NE: The biggest problem with the "Law Firm" isn't his talent. It's that the coaches are limiting his chances to run the ball. With Kevin Faulk back in the mix, BGE has carried the ball less than 10 times in 2 out of the last 3 games. And with Danny Woodhead also in the mix, Green-Ellis now becomes nothing more than a flex option.
Roddy White - ATL: A WR1 heading into the season, Julio Jones has taken much of White's thunder this year. He has only managed a singular 100+-yard receiving game and is looking like he is going to snap his double-digit touchdown streak (2). White is more of a WR2 heading into the matchup against the Titans
Scott Chandler - BUF: With Ryan Fitzpatrick fizzling, it only makes sense that Chandler would incur some of the wrath. Since catching two touchdown passes in Week 9, Chandler has back-to-back 3-catch games and has gone scoreless. The Bills could bounce back against the Dolphins. But for now, I don't see Chandler as anything more than a desperation option for Week 11.