Congratulations if you made it through a six-team bye week. If you registered a victory in Week 10, it was likely well earned. Your reward? Another killer bye week in terms of who is going to be off. In Fantasy Football Week 11, the Packers, Seahawks, Giants, and Titans all will be off. That means four top RBs, two WR1s and two top QBs will be unavailable. Plus the trade deadline is imminent in many leagues. While you are trying to make splashy deals for a big improvement as you eye the playoffs, we help you plug the holes as best you can otherwise with our Fantasy Football FAAB suggestions.
For another take on the top adds for Week 11, check out Joel Bartilotta’s Week 11 Waiver Wire.
Fantasy Football Week 11 FAAB Targets
Brian Hill, Falcons (19 percent owned in Fantrax leagues): Devonta Freeman is out with a foot sprain and Ito Smith is on the IR, forcing the Falcons to turn to their third RB on the depth chart. Hill assumed a heavy workload in an inspiring Week 10 upset victory at New Orleans. He carried 20 times for 61 yards. Hill is not a special talent, but he is physical and determined, can catch passes and finish off scoring drives effectively near the goal line.
Fantasy Football FAAB Recommendation: 40 percent of your remaining budget, but it’s fine to spend more if you are in a must-win situation and have a big RB need.
Patrick Laird, Dolphins (3 percent): Kalen Ballage may not last much longer as Miami’s starter. He came into Week 10 averaging two yards per carry, and stayed true to form with 43 yards on 20 carries. Miami has to get a look at its other RBs because it’s clear Ballage has no promise at all. Laird, an undrafted rookie, flashed during the preseason. He and fellow first-year man Myles Gaskin should get chances to see if they can show more spark than Ballage. That shouldn’t prove to be difficult.
Fantasy Football FAAB Recommendation: Four percent of your budget for Laird or Gaskin. It has not been reported yet that either RB will get a true chance to play, but you have to speculate they will be inserted soon.
Paul Perkins, Lions (2): J.D. McKissic has not made the most of an opportunity to be the lead guy, and Ty Johnson, who flopped before him, now could miss time because of a concussion. McKissic has never been much of an effective ball carrier, so that could leave the desperate Lions with Perkins as their last remaining option to get a decent amount of carries. You have to take the flier in case he does start to see an increase in touches. If he doesn’t, you can toss Perkins back into the free-agent bin.
Fantasy Football FAAB Recommendation: Two percent. You will likely be the only person bidding on him.
Darius Slayton, Giants (46): Although he will be off this week, you most certainly have to make a bid for the big-play rookie now. Slayton is emerging as a sometimes explosive complement to Golden Tate, and as we are seeing recently, Daniel Jones is capable of opening up the passing game at times. Slayton had a breakout game in Week 10, catching 10 balls for 121 yards and two TDs. He has two double TD outings in his past three games and will continue to be an upside play when the matchup is right.
Fantasy Football FAAB Recommendation: 25 percent.
Hunter Renfrow, Raiders (47): He is starting to become a more integral part of the Oakland offense, and scored in consecutive games prior to Week 10. Renfrow has 14 receptions in his past three games and Derek Carr seems to have increasing confidence in Renfrow. The rookie has slippery moves and good yardage after the catch skills. Plus, you would pull off a nifty trick if you owned Hunter Renfroe in Fantasy Baseball this year and had Hunter Renfrow in Fantasy Football, too.
Fantasy Football FAAB Recommendation: 13 percent.
Josh Gordon, Seahawks (87): He may be available in leagues on other sites, so you should check if he is a free agent. Gordon caught just two passes on 27 yards on Monday, but both of his catches came at key points late in the game and in overtime. Tyler Lockett is dealing with a reportedly very concerning leg injury. Gordon could become a prime target for Russell Wilson after the bye if Lockett misses any time.
Fantasy Football FAAB Recommendation: 35 percent.
Kyle Rudolph, Vikings (60): Rudolph is likely a free agent in many leagues on other platforms. He has become a more frequent goal-line area target for Kirk Cousins recently, with three TD receptions in hos past two games and four in his last four. Rudolph only has 54 receiving yards in his past three games, and he is a TD or bust option. But if you need a streamer he is worth consideration.
Fantasy Football FAAB Recommendation: Eight percent
Jacob Hollister, Seahawks (25): Yes, he is on a bye this week, but Hollister is looking like he can be a respectable solution to your TE issues if you don’t own a top-level guy at the position. He has scored three times in his past two games and came up big time in a big game Monday, with eight catches for 62 yards. After stirring some internal buzz in the preseason, Hollister has started to emerge as a trusted option for Russell Wilson in key situations. Get him now for when he returns in Week 12.
Fantasy Football FAAB Recommendation: 35 percent.
Kyle Allen (38): He came through with an admirable performance at Green Bay in Week 10, throwing for 307 yards in adverse conditions at Green Bay. Allen is progressing well as a starter for Carolina and he has a terrific matchup with the Falcons this week. Add him if you need a replacement for Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson.
Fantasy Football FAAB Recommendation: Eight percent.
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