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Pass Plays: Week 11 pickups

At this point, a few favorable matchups might be enough to merit a pickup

Updated: November 17, 2009, 11:50 AM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

The waiver-wire pickings usually get slim around this time of year, but this week is proving to be an exception to that trend. There are multiple reasons for this -- including favorable matchups and pass-heavy offenses -- and those reasons make for good subcategories for the Week 11 Pass Plays.

Veteran wideouts with good matchups

Laveranues Coles, Cincinnati, available in 45.6 percent of ESPN leagues

It took Coles a few weeks to find his place in the Bengals' offense, but over the past four games he has been a fairly consistent producer with 17 receptions for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Coles also has a very favorable slate of matchups coming up, with Oakland, Cleveland and Detroit on the docket the next three games. He should make for a good flex insurance policy over that time frame.