Week 11: Pickups of the Week
Completely understandable if owners sat Boykin in Week 10, if not cut him in 10-team leagues. All the Green Bay wide receivers took a fantasy value hit when Aaron Rodgers took a big hit to his collarbone, leaving Seneca Wallace and now Scott Tolzien at quarterback. The thing is, even with those lesser options Boykin rocked last week against the Eagles with eight receptions for a career-high 112 yards. As long as Jordy Nelson and James Jones are active, Boykin's upside is limited as Green Bay's WR3. However, we know that backups often throw routes and to players they feel most comfortable with and for Tolzien that's could be Boykin. Green Bay meets a Giants defense in Week 11 that has suddenly turned stingy, but Boykin has fantasy WR3 appeal for those in need this week and perhaps beyond.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Early in his career with the Seahawks, John Carlson had the look of fantasy TE1, not to mention a quality NFL player with at least 50 receptions in each of his first two seasons. Admittedly, that version hasn't been around since 2009, but we saw glimpses Thursday night when in place of Kyle Rudolph; Carlson went for 98 yards and a score on seven receptions. The starting job remains his with Rudolph out for a while. As long as Christian Ponder remains in the starting lineup, the tight end position will receive targets. Now Carlson has a revenge date in Week 11 against Seattle. The matchup is so-so at best and Carlson's remaining schedule is tough-ish, but considering the weak field of TE2 options, owners could certainly take a flyer.