Fantasy Football Week 11: 4 Players Who Are Set to Have Huge Weekend

Sophia Pompilus@soph_pompilusContributor IIINovember 13, 2012

Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck
Colts Quarterback Andrew LuckMike Ehrmann/Getty Images

We are heading towards the home stretch of the 2012 NFL season, and fantasy football fans are anxiously awaiting the start of Week 11.

At this point of the season, every team will try to capitalize on opportunities, be it through glaring weaknesses in game plans or the increasing amount of injuries across the league.

With the fantasy football campaign getting more competitive, everyone will be looking for ways to come out on top. Here are four players to keep on your radar in Week 11.


Andrew Luck 

The rookie quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts didn't start out so hot. But he has made quite the turnaround and has led his team to four straight wins and second place in the AFC South.

This weekend, Luck and the Colts will face the New England Patriots in Foxborough. The Patriots are projected to win Sunday's matchup, but there is still reason to believe that Luck will have a good individual game.

Over the past few seasons, the Patriots secondary has struggled in limiting the amount of passing yards that it gives up. Of the 32 teams in the league, New England ranks 29th in opponents' passing yards while the Colts are 15th.

The Patriots are also coming off of a shaky win against the Buffalo Bills in which their defense almost cost them the game. Indianapolis will definitely take advantage of this, and Luck will exploit the Patriots by having a big passing game.


Peyton Manning

In last week's 36-14 win over the Carolina Panthers, the Broncos quarterback completed 27-of-38 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown.

Manning has thrown for over 300 yards in six of the Broncos' nine games this season and has 21 touchdowns.

Next week, we'll see him face off against the Chargers, who are ranked 17th against the pass. Look for him to continue this trend and have another stellar passing game.


BenJarvus Green-Ellis

The Law Firm hasn't had the season that Cincinnati expected him to and has struggled to repeat the same success that he had while in New England.

In Week 10 against the Giants, Green-Ellis had 15 carries for 50 yards on the ground and two catches on two targets for just eight yards receiving. He has only three touchdowns on the season.

Green-Ellis has also failed to rush for more than 70 yards since September, but that should change in Week 11. He'll be facing the Chiefs, who are ranked 23rd in opponent rushing yards.


Stevan Ridley

As a rookie last year, Ridley wasn't terribly efficient in rushing, and his untimely errors were a cause for concern. 

However, the second-year running back for the New England Patriots has been a pleasant surprise this season. He has rushed for over 70 yards six times, and a couple of those games saw him go over 100 yards.

Though the Colts have looked pretty good over the last few games, their run defense is one of their weaknesses. They are 22nd in the league in rushing yards allowed and will be facing New England's fifth-ranked running game.

Ridley will have no trouble running the ball come Sunday.