Bell did have his best game of the season, and his performance guided me to second-place standing in my fantasy football league. There is still plenty of time to make a move. Here's a recap of Week 11 and my Week 12 likes.
Best of Week 11
Jonas Gray (RB, New England) –Gray went into Sunday night's matchup never recording 90 rushing yards or a single touchdown in a game. Now he's the number-one waiver wire pickup after recording 37 carries for 201 yards and four touchdowns.
Mike Evans (WR, Tampa Bay) – **Evans has really been coming on strong at the midway point of his rookie season. He totaled 209 receiving yards on seven receptions and scored twice last Sunday. Evans now has three straight games with at least seven receptions, 100 receiving yards and one score.
Le'Veon Bell (RB, Pittsburgh) –Bell recorded the fourth-highest rushing yards in a single game in team history (204), and he scored one rushing touchdown for the first time since Week 1. Bell also had 18 receiving yards. He picked up first-down after first-down and guided his team to a big road victory.
Jamaal Charles (RB, Kansas City) –The Seahawks defense had no answer for Charles. He racked up 178 scrimmage yards and scored twice. He has scored a touchdown in five straight games and has averaged 120 scrimmage yards per game in his last five outings.
Aaron Rodgers (QB, Green Bay) –Rodgers is the best at his position right now. He threw for 341 yards and three scores last Sunday and he added a season-high 32 rushing yards. Rodgers has yet to throw an interception at home this season, and he's the only quarterback in the league to boast that stat.
Week 12 Likes:
Andrew Luck (vs. Jacksonville) –Luck has thrown for at least 300 yards in eight straight games, and he lit up the Jaguars for 370 yards and four touchdowns in Week 3. The Colts' running game is also struggling right now with the loss of Ahmad Bradshaw. Look for Luck to have another monster game.
Aaron Rodgers (at Minnesota) –In Week 5, Rodgers only threw for 156 yards against Minnesota, but he had three first half touchdown tosses, which is all Green Bay needed. The team ran the ball most of the second half. The Vikings' pass defense is respectable but Rodgers is simply on fire.
Josh McCown (at Chicago) – Both teams are riding high after winning last week. McCown has put together back-to-back games with multiple touchdowns and has thrown for nearly 300 yards. He is facing his former team, and I think he has his best game of the season and outduels Jay Cutler.
Jamaal Charles (at Oakland) –The Raiders are in the bottom six in rush defense, and Charles has had great overall numbers against Oakland in his career. Last season, Charles totaled more than 300 scrimmage yards and seven touchdowns in two games versus Oakland.
LeSean McCoy (vs. Tennessee) –Le'Veon Bell ripped through the Titans' defense last week, and McCoy will have the chance to do so this week against a team that allows the second-most rushing yards per game. McCoy hasn't put up his usual numbers but this week he has a great matchup.
DeMarco Murray (at N.Y. Giants) –He's only rushed for less than 100 yards one time this season, and he continues to get at least 20 touches per game. Murray will face the worst rush defense in the league this Sunday night in a crucial NFC East showdown.
Demaryius Thomas (vs. Miami) –Thomas has recorded 100 yards in seven straight games, and hasn't recorded less than seven receptions in a single game over that span. He hasn't scored in four games but he's the best option at wide receiver this week.
Mike Evans (at Chicago) – **I like his quarterback to have a big game, and Evans will be the beneficiary. He is getting better by the week and is proving he was well worth a first-round selection. Again, he has three straight games with at least seven receptions, 100 receiving yards and one score.
Josh Gordon (at Atlanta) –Gordon will make his season debut. He is my sleeper pick this week but we all know what this man is capable of. He will face a team that is dead last in total yards allowed and last in pass defense, and he will make Browns' fans happy to have him back.
Rob Gronkowski (vs. Detroit) –Gronk continues to be the No. 1 option at tight end. He has five touchdowns in his last three games and hasn't totaled less than 65 receiving yards since Week 4. The Lions have a great secondary but he's a must start in your league.
Coby Fleener (vs. Jacksonville) –Fleener had a career game last Sunday, totaling 144 receiving yards. He totaled 49 receiving yards and one score in a Week 3 win at Jacksonville. It's a great matchup for the Colts' offense, particularly with Luck and Fleener.
Marcedes Lewis (at Indianapolis) –Lewis hasn't seen action since Week 2 and is coming off of an ankle injury, but he poses the biggest threat to the Colts' defense. Bortles will look to the savvy veteran and try to get him the ball as much as possible.
Kansas City Chiefs (at Oakland) –The Raiders are last in the league in total offense and points scored and have yet to win a game this season. It's a great matchup for the Chiefs' defense.
Green Bay Packers (at Minnesota) –Green Bay has four defensive touchdowns in their last two games and have forced seven turnovers. And they will face a rookie quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater.
Indianapolis Colts (vs. Jacksonville) –The Colts' defense hasn't had a good outing since Week 7, but they get a team at home that allows the most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Adam Vinatieri (vs. Jacksonville) –He has yet to miss a kick this season and has totaled double-digit points in four straight games.
Dan Carpenter (vs. N.Y. Jets) –Three straight games with multiple field goals, and pair that with a cold weather game in Buffalo, then Carpenter is the man for the occasion.
Mason Crosby (at Minnesota) –Crosby has totaled double-digit points in four of his last five games and hasn't recorded less than eight points since Week 5.