A look back at Week 10’s Surprise Performances. Highlighting key performances that could pay dividends as you set your lineups for Week 11.
Jeremy Langford (Chicago Bears, RB): Have a day, Mr. Langford! Stepping into replace one of the league’s premier backs is never an easy task. Over the course of the past two-weeks, Langford’s impact has been felt both on the field and in the realm of fantasy. The fourth round pick has displayed both the physical and mental attributes necessary to develop into a lead back sometime in the near future. Going up against a solid St. Louis Rams defense, Langford displayed his dual threat abilities. In today’s game finding a running back that carry the rock, but also catch the football is imperative. There are few backs in the league that possess those attributes, therefore when players such as Langford emerge it puts a smile on fans and fantasy owners alike. Langford has displayed that he can play ground and pound football and attack through the air. Langford finished with 20 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Through the air, he hauled in 7 receptions for 109 yards and another touchdown. Matt Forte’s return is inevitable, but for the time being if Langford is available in your leagues, I highly recommend putting in a claim for him.
Charcandrick West (Kansas City Chiefs, RB): Attention, Mr. West is in the building! In the wake of Jamaal Charles injuries, fantasy owners were left wondering who would take over as the lead back in the Chiefs backfield. That is a question they no longer have to ponder. Since Week 7, West seems have found his stride in the Chiefs offense and has continued improve. Sunday’s matchup against the Denver Broncos makes Mr. West’s performance that much more gratifying for fantasy owners. The Broncos defense, according to the majority of analysts and statistical factors, has declared the best defense in the NFL this season. They have been lights out and shutting down every opponent they’ve come across this season. This is where Mr. West comes into the equation. On paper the matchup for Mr. West vs. the Broncos Defense appeared unappealing. But for those owners who remained bold were rewarded for placing Mr. West in their starting lineups. Mr. West put up his best performance of the season with 24 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown. He also finished the day with 3 receptions for 92 yards and another touchdown. At this point in the season, West may no longer be available on the waiver wire, but if he is, he is a first priority pick and a must start for the remainder of the season.
Michael Floyd (Arizona Cardinals, WR): Welcome back, Mr. Floyd! Coming off a hand injury, which occurred in the preseason, Floyd began the 2015 season off to a slow start. As the weeks have progressed, Floyd appears to have regained this stride entirely. Back to back huge performances by Floyd have left his fantasy owners satisfied. Sunday Night’s matchup placed the Arizona receiving corps against the premier Seattle Seahawks secondary. With many assuming that Richard Sherman would be shadowing Larry Fitzgerald for the majority of the game, which opened the door of opportunity for the rest of receiving corps. Floyd took full advantage of this opportunity and put on a show under the Sunday Night lights. He finished the night with 7 receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Floyd resurgence in the offense and his increasing role should pay dividends as we approach the last quarter of the fantasy season. Fortunately, Floyd remains a free agent in many leagues and is worthy of a waiver wire pick up. Keep in mind, Floyd did suffer a hamstring injury during Sunday Night’s game, therefore hi status is worth monitoring before the Cardinals retake the stage on Sunday Night.
Source: ESPN Fantasy Football Now