Waiver Wire: Week 11 Priority Adds Under 50% Owned
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Happy Tuesday Fantasy Footballers. Actually, no today is not a happy day, unless you are a James Conner owner. I am not that lucky. I happen(ed) to be a Le’Veon Bell owner. After not reporting by the deadline to sign his franchise tender, Bell is not eligible to play this season. Here is a little PSA that I will put out there…do not drop Bell if you are in a keeper league…someone will get them off waivers and you will get double screwed next year by the ever elusive Bell. Now, if you are in a redraft league like me, congrats! You just spent a million dollars for a pile full of steaming hot crap. Whoever you choose to pick up on this list in his place, that will be your first round pick this year. That really sucks.
What doesn’t suck is that there are still championships to compete for and a week to win this week as we approach Week 11. We have another hectic bye week coming up with Buffalo, Cleveland, Miami, New England, New York Jets, and San Francisco all on bye this week. So, let’s hop in and see who our Week 11 priority adds are this week.
QB – Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (36% Owned)
Dak Prescott is coming off three straight 240+ yard games with multiple touchdowns and now takes on the generous Atlanta Falcons. Sure, the Cowboys showed a renewed commitment to getting Zeke the ball, but Atlanta is beat through the air for the most part, ranking 30th in the NFL and giving up almost 300 yards passing a game. With another week to acclimate with new number 1 wide receiver Amari Cooper, Day should be able to have one of his better statistical games of the season as the Cowboys are fighting for their playoff lives. If you have Brady on bye I would suggest spending the 2%, if not, I doubt you are in dire needs of a QB and you can get who falls after the waiver period because you need to save your money for…
RB – Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks (18% Owned)
Running back Rashaad Penny put on a show in Week 10 and had Head Coach Pete Carroll saying that looked like the guy they drafted. Penny toted 12 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown and should pass little known Mike Davis for playing time, even if Chris Carson returns this week. It is always a fluid situation in Seattle, but they didn’t draft this guy just to ride the bench all year. Look for him to continue his breakout as they try to establish him as the central piece of their heavy rushing attack.
WR – Josh Reynolds, Los Angeles Rams (4% Owned)
Time for a flier, folks. Cooper Kupp suffered a terrible season ending injury after having an even bigger breakout year than last year and now there are targets that are needing to be redistributed. Enter Josh Reynolds. He will have a chance to get some of those looks, but I think that there is a better chance of heavier doses of Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, and Robert Woods. I do think this is a worthwhile flier that has potential flex appeal this week against Kansas City in a game with a historic over/under.
Also consider: Keke Coutee – HOU (20% Owned)
TE – Throw a dart
At this point, it is anyone’s guess who is good week to week at TE anymore with what is left. I am fine with you running out any of the top guys available on your waiver wire, but for the love of God, please do not spend a dime on a tight end. I will personally hunt you down and smack you in the face. That is all.