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Week 11: Sleepers of the Week

These lesser-known players deserve to start this week due to matchup or other circumstances. This week's picks include Sam Bradford, Nick Foles, James Starks, LaRod Stephens-Howling, and Daniel Thomas.

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Donnie Avery and the Indianapolis Colts travel to New England to face the Patriots in week 11. Avery has been hot and cold this season, not having found the endzone since week one, but has caught nine passes for 173 yards over the last two games. This week's game against the Patriots should be a high scoring affair with lots of passing, making Avery a sneaky play as a WR 3 or Flex play in fantasy leagues. The Patriots are likely to be able to put up points on the Colts defense, and with New England currently giving up 285 passing yards per game (29th in the league), the Colts' passing game is going to have to try to keep up with the Patriots offense. While Reggie Wayne will be the focal point of the Colts passing game, Avery should get enough looks to be worth starting in fantasy leagues. Fantasy owners can start Donnie Avery this week and can expect 80 yards and a touchdown.

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Donald Jones and the Buffalo Bills take on the Miami Dolphins at home in week 11. Jones has emerged as a good fantasy option over the past three games, catching 16 balls for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and should be able to continue his excellent play this week against a struggling Miami Dolphins secondary. Miami's best cornerback, Sean Smith, is likely to be matched up with Stevie Johnson, leaving Jones available to abuse the lesser players in the Dolphins secondary. Jones should be added in all leagues where he is currently available, and will make a strong start as a WR 3 this week. Fantasy owners can start Donald Jones this week and can expect at least five receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown from the young wide receiver.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings