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Fantasy Football: Week 11 Waiver Wire and Injuries to Watch

Fantrax users are all over the potential free agent pickups such as Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny, who are owned in more than 60 percent of Fantrax leagues. Penny is coming off his best game of the season in which he racked up 100 yards and scored his first rushing touchdown. Davis was just as involved and even more so through the air. If I were to chose one it would be Davis, but Chris Carson is expected to play Thursday, which makes it a complete mess. It’s a backfield you want a part of, though, as Seattle runs more than any other team in the NFL. At least have some of their pieces as depth. Cooper Kupp suffered a season-ending ACL injury (bummer), so there are a few wide receivers in the Week 11 waiver wire.

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Teams on bye:
Buffalo Bills
Cleveland Browns
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
New York Jets
San Francisco 49ers

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Key Week 11 Injuries


Joe Flacco (hip) – questionable
Sam Darnold (foot) – BYE
Ryan Tannehill
(shoulder) – BYE
Josh Allen (elbow) – BYE

Running backs

James Conner (concussion) – expected to play
Chris Carson
(hip) – expected to play
Royce Freeman (ankle) – expected to return
Ronald Jones (hamstring) – likely out this week
Chris Thompson (ribs) – likely out this week
Darren Sproles (hamstring) – suffered setback
D’Onta Foreman (Achilles) – getting closer to practicing

Wide Receivers

A.J. Green (toe) – likely out
Stefon Diggs (ribs) – missed WK 9
Cooper Kupp (knee) – torn ACL; done for season
Marvin Jones (knee) – didn’t finish WK 10
Sammy Watkins (foot) – expected to play this week
Keke Coutee (hamstring) – strong chances he plays this week
Jamison Crowder (ankle) – awaiting MRI results; sidelined until at least Thursday
Randall Cobb (hamstring) – missed practice Monday
DeVante Parker (shoulder) – likely out few weeks
Jakeem Grant (foot) – seen in walking boot
Taywan Taylor (foot) – could return to practice
Martavis Bryant (knee) – left WK 10

Tight Ends

Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) – BYE
Charles Clay
(hamstring) – BYE


C.J. Anderson
Nathan Peterman

Chandler Catanzaro – signed Cairo Santos

Week 11 Waiver Wire (under 60% Owned on Fantrax)

Running Backs

Elijah McGuire – New York Jets (44%)

Elijah McGuire has looked like the best Jets back in his two games this season as he continues to trend up. He has 60 yards on 13 carries and six catches on 11 targets since returning from an injury. His six targets last week were the second most on the team and Isaiah Crowell only had 19 yards on seven carries compared to six for 30 from McGuire.

Theo Riddick – Detroit Lions (56%)

Theo Riddick has 15 targets and 13 catches for 96 yards in two games without Golden Tate. Riddick has played a little bit out of the slot and it’s very clear he’s the biggest beneficiary from the Tate trade. He led the Detroit Lions in catches in each of those two games. Overall, Riddick is averaging 6.4 targets and 5.1 catches in seven games this season. He has value in deep PPR leagues and has been pretty valuable in DFS of late.

Josh Adams – Philadelphia Eagles (39%)

Josh Adams wasn’t all that productive last week, but he did lead the Philadelphia Eagles with seven carries and 47 rushing yards. The running back targets went to Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement, but Doug Pederson said Adams will get more carries going forward. This week’s matchup against the New Orleans Saints is not good, but have Adams as a depth piece in case he runs away with the job. Pederson likes his committees, but this team desperately needs someone to run away with the job. Adams has 108 rushing yards on 16 carries in his last two games.

Jaylen Samuels – Pittsburgh Penguins (12%)

Jaylen Samuels entered last week’s game when James Conner left with a concussion. Samuels had seven touches and a touchdown on three catches. The Pittsburgh Steelers played on Thursday so Conner will have extra time to recover, but if you’re an owner you better have Samuels on your team. It’s looking more and more like Le’Veon Bell won’t play this season, so it’s very important to get Conner’s handcuff. We’ve seen multiple backs now have success in this offense which possesses a very strong offensive line.

Jacquizz Rodgers – Atlanta Falcons (8%)

I don’t know how deep your league is. All I know is that Jacquizz Rodgers caught eight passes for 102 yards last week. Tampa Bay hasn’t had much of a run game this season and continue to play from behind, which means more passing. Rodgers wouldn’t come near my lineup unless I were playing in a 16 team PPR league. Even then, you’re rolling the dice.

Wide Receivers 

Anthony Miller, WR – Chicago Bears (59%)

I was surprised Anthony Miller checked in at under 60 percent last week, so I’m even more surprised he’s at about the same this time around. Miller’s ownership percentage is much higher in Fantrax than other leagues. Nonetheless, you need to roster Miller. The schedule gets tougher, but the rookie WR has five catches in each of his past two games and is coming off a career high 122 yards. He scored a touchdown last week and has three in his last five games. He’ll get Detroit again in two weeks and it’ll be Miller time.

Josh Reynolds, WR – Los Angeles Rams (9%)

Cooper Kupp suffered a season-ending injury which means Josh Reynolds moves up the depth chart. He hasn’t done much this season, but he does have a game with three catches, 42 yards and two touchdowns. He’s worth an add just on how potent this offense is.

Maurice Harris, WR – Washington Redskins (32%)

Maurice Harris wasn’t as productive in Week 10 as he was in Week 9, but he still led Washington in catches (5) and yards (52). Jamison Crowder is awaiting his results of an MRI, so Harris could continue to get some play out of the slot.

Josh Doctson, WR – Washington Redskins (43%)

As you see, I like Harris better, but Josh Doctson has some value as well. He’s still yet to have more than five catches and 50 yards in a game, but he’s coming close. Doctson had four catches for 46 yards last week. He scored a touchdown for the second straight game and has hit at least 42 yards in three of his past four games.

Adam Humphries, WR – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (49%)

As mentioned last week, Adam Humphries will slow down and he did with only two catches on three targets. He still had 53 yards and has hit that number in four of his past five games. The schedule isn’t bad over the next two games either with matchups against the Giants and 49ers.

Donte Moncrief, WR – Jacksonville Jaguars (52%)

If you listened to the Fantasy Footballers DFS pod this week, you would have heard my love for Donte Moncrief in a matchup against the Colts. Moncrief got 80 of his 98 yards on one play which resulted in a touchdown. He leads the Jacksonville Jaguars in targets over the last five games, and he’s hit at least 76 yards in three of those contests. Moncrief only had four targets last week, but leads his team in air yards.

John Ross, WR – Cincinnati Bengals (39%)

John Ross only caught two passes last week, and he was lucky to find the end zone. The six targets he had were the second most in a game for him this season, but there’s not a lot to get excited about. Ross is worth holding onto, but he’s more of a WR 4/5.

Brandon LaFell, WR – Oakland Raiders (8%)

Brandon LaFell is nothing exciting, but could be in line for a few more targets with Martavis Bryant likely out and reports Jordy Nelson could retire. LaFell caught four of the six passes thrown his way for 47 yards last week. He has 10 catches, 106 yards and a touchdown in this three games.

Tight Ends

Jeff Heuerman, TE – Denver Broncos (17%)

From last week’s waiver wire piece…

Jeff Heuerman turned out to be a pretty amazing replacement for Zach Ertz in Week 9 as he had 10 catches for 83 yards and found the end zone. It was his second straight game with a touchdown and he has 16 targets in those two games. He enters the bye this week so you don’t need to spend a high waiver claim on him, but have him on your radar as someone to use going down the stretch. The loss of Demaryius Thomas may just benefit Heurerman the most.

Ricky Seals-Jones, TE – Arizona Cardinals (39%)

Rickey Seals-Jones is hard to start in a 12-team league, but it was encouraging to see him get nine targets last week. RSJ caught five of those passes for 51 yards and gets the leaky Oakland Raiders this week. The offense has been much better with the OC change.

Jonnu Smith, TE – Tennessee Titans (11%)

Jonnu Smith is another tight end that’s hard to trust, but you may need one this week. Smith has never had more than three targets over his eight games this season and his three catches last week were a season-high. Having said that, he does have five grabs for 78 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games. He has a plus matchup against the Colts this week.

C.J. Uzomah, TE – Cincinnati Bengals (32%)

That’s three straight games now where C.J. Uzomah has been pretty quiet. He’s hard to feel good about at this point even with A.J. Green and his 9.5 targets per game sidelined. Having said that, Andy Dalton doesn’t have a lot to work with and Uzomah caught three of his four targets last week. It was his best catch and yardage total since Week 7.

Quarterbacks Streams

Dak Prescott @ ATL
Marcus Mariota @ IND
Josh Rosen vs. OAK

DST Streams 

NYG vs. TB

Last Reminder 

Spencer Ware, RB – Kansas City Chiefs (39%)

Malcolm Brown, RB – Los Angeles Rams (21%)

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