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Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire: Broncos Run Game Needs Lance Ball

Week 11 of fantasy football brings the return of bye teams, and a slew of injuries to deal with. Good thing there's a waiver wire, and good thing we have some advice on who to get.

Week 11 Bye Teams: Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Houston
Thursday Night Game: New York Jets @ Denver Broncos

The fantasy waiver wire should be a busy one this week. First, we had a ton of injuries yesterday with starting quarterbacks taking a pounding (keep up with all the Week 11 injuries here). Second, we got the last bye week to deal with which will cause some roster juggling. And finally, it's the push for the playoffs and every owner is looking for anything to give them an advantage. All that adds up to a busy week on the waiver wire.

So who is a good bet for the Week 11 waiver wire? We check in with SB Nation's fantasy sports blog, Fake Teams, for some direction.They have a large list of guys who may be of interest to you on the waiver wire, so check it out for more details. They cover the Houston Texans players in-depth in light of the Matt Schaub injury, including what to expect from Matt Leinart.

Michael Vick was another quarterback from Week 10 who is now injured, so it's time to look at his backup. Ladies and gentlemen, Vince Young via Fake Teams.

Let's be honest, if you're going to add Vince Young it's not going to be for his passing prowess. V.Y. has a career YPC of 5.6 and Andy Reid has seen most of his quarterbacks use their legs with (a younger) Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick. Contrary to what Sunday's game may suggest, he has some nice weapons around him. If Michael Vick could do what he did last year, there's a chance that Young could emerge as a marginal fantasy asset in deeper leagues.

Bottom Line: There are a lot of quarterbacks going down and Young is a player to consider for owners scrambling for a QB in 12-team leagues.

Over in Denver with Tim Tebow as quarterback, the Broncos have become decidedly run-oriented. And an injury to Knowshon Moreno has elevated the status of Lance Ball.

There is good news and bad news for the Bronco backfield. The good news for them is that Willis McGahee is just day-to-day with a hamstring strain and appears probable for Thursday's tilt with the New York Jets. The bad news, Knowshon Moreno is out for the rest of the season with the gruesome torn ACL injury. The combination of this news still means Ball is a very strong add in most leagues though. First and foremost, the Broncos are going to be running the ball constantly and Ball could become what some would compare to as Jonathan Stewart in Fox's system with the Panthers sans goal-line duties. More importantly, McGahee has a couple metaphorical fender benders with a broken hand and that aforementioned hammy. If Miles Austin and Arian Foster have taught us anything this year, it's that hamstrings are flaring up a lot in 2011. Also don't forget Willis is part of the torn ACL club, too. Ball has been a solid 4.1 YPC despite having his season long being only nine yards (so no big runs to throw off the average).

Bottom Line: There's only one more injury in the way from Ball becoming a possible RB2. He's also going to frequent low-end RB3 value in his current position. He should be owned in all competitive leagues.

They don't score much in Cleveland, but one wideout is starting to make a name for himself. Greg Little.

Non-ideal passing conditions in Cleveland didn't stop Little from catching all six of his targets for 84 yards. He also had one carry for 10 yards. Little was on the field essentially for the entire game and has shown his skills as a receiver with several highlight-reel catches through the course of the season. The Browns did turn to the running game more than expected with 30 carries as a team and that's a number they won't likely be able to attain against teams that will overmatch them.

Bottom Line: Little is clearly the WR1 on his team and is primed for a strong finish. He should be owned in most leagues and it feels like he's one game away from busting out.

For all the players and details on this week's waiver wire, visit Fake Teams.

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