Waiver Wire Week 11

Now that we are at the tail end of the regular season it is time to use up that FAAB on any player that might win championships.

The best way to handle the waiver wire is to grab the players one or two weeks before they breakout. Save yourself the waiver claim and the FAAB money by picking up on the players that will be in demand before they are in demand.

If there are any players in your league that don’t show up on the list feel free to ask in the comment section below or on Twitter.

And like I said before, you know your league better than I do. Some of these bids might be far too high, some too low. Depth of the league and your roster construction has a lot to do with how much to bid as well.

  Position FAAB Burn waiver claim?
C.J. Prosise RB 20-30% Yes
James Starks RB 15-20% Yes
Kenneth Dixon RB 15-20% Yes
Paul Perkins RB 10-15% Yes
Robert Woods WR 10-15% No
Rishard Matthews WR 10-15% No
Kapri Bibbs RB 5-10% No
Sammy Watkins WR 0-7% No
Alfred Morris RB 0-5% No
Damien Williams RB 0-5% No
Cameron Artis-Payne RB 0-5% No
Adrian Peterson RB 0-5% No
Jeremy Langford RB 0-5% No
J.J. Nelson WR 0-5% No
Tyler Lockett WR 0-5% No

C.J. Prosise – If you have been saving up the FAAB money this is the kind of thing you were holding out for. With Rawls on the verge of coming back he probably doesn’t retain a full role. As a receiver he can do a lot of damage. As a runner he can be a nice change of pace back.

James Starks – Starks came back and immediately dominated the backfield snaps. Starks will be the runner in this offense. I think Montgomery will still have a role as a pass catcher and change of pace guy, but Starks is the one to lead in carries. Issue is I don’t think Starks is a great player.

Kenneth Dixon – If he takes over for West, which it seems like he is in the process of doing, he could finally be the player many hoped they were getting in early August drafts. 

Paul Perkins – Perkins didn’t do anything special. What he did get was touches. The line is going to hold any back in this offense back. At this point in the year odds are you aren’t starting one of the Giants running backs, but if one of these backs is going to pop and be a good fantasy back it is going to be Perkins. The touches are there; he just needs running lanes.

Robert Woods – He is one of the best receiving options on the wire, if he is on your wire. He is the no doubt number one option with Watkins still out. It is a run first offense, but Woods will get his opportunities.

Rishard Matthews – Starting to come out as the lead option. The touchdowns have been huge for his value lately. Because of the lack of real consistent yards and this being a run first offense I wouldn’t be jumping to get him, but if you need a receiver he should do just fine.

Kapri Bibbs – A lot of the hype ended up  being overblown, not surprisingly. I still want Bibbs if I can get him. The Broncos want to run, and eventually if Booker can’t get it done, or gets injured, Bibbs could be the guy.

Sammy Watkins – He isn’t practicing yet and might not be able to help fantasy owners until the playoffs. There is risk in adding him, but when it comes to the other options at this point he is worth a spot on the bench.

Alfred Morris – Probably the handcuff to own right now. If you own Elliott you must get Morris. If you don’t own Elliott I still want the upside and potential to play keep away on the bench.

Damien Williams – What I said about Morris but on a much lower level. 

Cameron Artis-Payne – When Stewart is out he is the guy. Stewart has been known to get injured over the years. Not a must own, but if you own Stewart I would grab him.

Adrian Peterson – Seeming less and less likely he is going to play until maybe week 15. With that said he is worth an end of the bench spot over some other fliers.

Jeremy Langford – Just here because at this time Jordan Howard’s status isn’t known. Could be way up on this list, or if Howard is fine he wouldn’t even be on my radar at all.

J.J. Nelson – Fumbled and dropped his way to near irrelevant in just one week. I still like the talent, but he has to work his way back up the target order.

Tyler Lockett – If Russell Wilson is back, and it looks like he is, it has to be more than just Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham producing in the passing game every week.

Deep league targets

Running Back: Benjamin Cunningham (LA), Andre Ellington (ARI), Ka’Deem Carey (CHI), Kenneth Farrow (SD)

Wide Receiver: Cameron Meredith (CHI), Eddie Royal (CHI), Marquess Wilson (CHI), Dontrelle Inman (SD), Tyreek Hill (KC), Adam Humphries (TB), 

Tight End: Vernon Davis (WAS), Cameron Brate (TB), C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU)

Quarterback Streamers

It is a really rough week for quarterback streamers. If you are looking for one you might be in trouble.

Alex Smith vs. Buccaneers: He typically isn’t a killer for the fantasy week. The Bucs defense is one of the best matchups you can get for a quarterback. I just don’t know if Smith will really take advantage of it.

Sam Bradford vs. Cardinals: The matchup stinks, but the Vikings running game is worse. The short passing game and yards help Bradford.

If they are out there I would take Kirk Cousins or Blake Bortles over both of these options.

Defense Streamers

Giants vs. Bears: Jay Cutler was in form Sunday and anytime he takes the field that is a possibility. The Giants defense isn’t elite, but it is good enough.

Steelers @ Browns: This is all about the matchup. The Steelers defense is brutal, but whoever the Browns have at quarterback should be good for a turnover or two.

Dolphins @ Rams: Probably my favorite stream of the week. Great matchup, and ever since the Dolphins went to a run heavy offense they haven’t allowed more than 25 points. Coincidentally they have forced six turnovers, scored two defensive touchdowns, and one kick return touchdowns.


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Andy Germani

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9 thoughts on “Waiver Wire Week 11”

  1. Hey Andy,

    So the question of the week…..is it worth using one of my 4 acquisitions for Prosise or Starks? With 6 weeks left to go, and a lot of similar options on my bench already, I’m leaning towards standing pat.

    Second question….I’ve got a lot of options for my roster this week…which two do you recommend?

    WR Robinson @ Det
    WR Hopkins @ Oak
    RB Lewis @ SF
    WR Baldwin vs Phi

  2. I like Prosise but with the limited roster moves I would probably hold it. If Rawls wasnt coming back I would say for sure go for it and do whatever you can to get him. But with Rawls coming back and only 4 moves I would stand pat.

    Baldwin is the locked in call. I would say Robinson as the next one. I dont trust Lewis to get a big workload. Hopkins has to deal with a quarterback that might not throw for 150 yards in a game.

  3. Steve Smith Sr, Jamision, Crowder, or Robert Woods if i need a WR to play this week? Would you take them over JJ Nelson ROS?

    1. Crowder would be my number one and I would take him over Nelson rest of season. I think Nelson’s disaster game blew his shot to be the team’s number 2 receiver.

    1. Kind of a tough call. Typically I would go Winston but I dont love his matchup. I think I would go Kap. All he really needs to make his week a good week is one touchdown pass. If he gets his normal 200 passing yards, 50 rushing yards, and a touchdown. Its a 17 point week.

  4. I appreciate the advice. I was kind of leaning that way based on match-up also. Thank you for your help.

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