Happy Tuesday Fantasy Footballers and welcome to Week 12. I am Matt Dean (@MattDeanQBList) and I am here to help you recover from Week 11 with your priority adds from the waiver wire this week.
Man, this week was rough for me. I went into Monday Night Football only needing 20 points combined from Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill. Well, Hill went out in the first quarter with a zero and Mahomes had the lowest yardage total of his career, causing me to suffer a terrible defeat to my division rival by 1.02 points. That was brutal! Hopefully you fared far better than I did. My only hope was that Philip Rivers didn’t actually suck at football anymore and could force overtime, but alas he could not and I was devastated.
With all that said, let’s hop right into the priority adds for Week 11. We have top players like Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray, Tyreek Hill, Dalvin Cook, Austin Ekeler, and Stefon Diggs on bye this week, so we need some fill-ins.
Bye Week: Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings
The ownership percentage is based on Yahoo Fantasy Leagues.
QB – Jeff Driskel, Detroit Lions (3% Owned)
Providing us with a safe rushing floor so far and facing a Redskins offense that just got torched by the Jets, Jeff Driskel is looking like a nice play this week if you have a fill-in need while you have players on bye. With at least 37 yards rushing in his two starts and getting more comfortable, Driskel looks like a safe bet to provide another 20+ point outing, which is more than enough to help you on a bye week. Plug him in as my top streamer of the week.
FAAB Budget: 5%
RB – Jonathan Williams, Indianapolis Colts (0% Owned)
With Marlon Mack going down with a fractured hand, Jonathan Williams took over the bulk of the work against Jacksonville and looked the part. He rumbled for a total of 147 yards on them. Now with a hold on the early-down work, he is looking like a lock to produce for the Colts down the stretch. He is going to take a large bid but will be worth every penny in my opinion, especially this week, as it is doubtful that Jordan Wilkins makes it back on a short week.
FAAB Budget – 40%
RB – Bo Scarborough, Detroit Lions (0% Owned)
Promoted from the practice squad and instantly getting a bulk of the work, Bo Scarborough is a hulking 6’1″ and 235 pound back out of Alabama. He isn’t ahead of Williams for me this week because of his lack of passing appeal, with zero targets, and his lack of a full commitment to him as the workhorse. He did, however, post 14/55/1 on the ground and looked like the best back on the field for the Lions. I don’t think he will be far and away the go-to rusher as this could turn into a hot-hand approach, so temper your expectations and bets.
FAAB Budget: 18%
WR – Darius Slayton, New York Giants (25% Owned)
I am going to copy and paste from last week because this guy is still your top add of the week:
Coming off a MASSIVE 10/121/2 line, Darius Slayton is set to have a big role coming out of the bye week and this guy is a rest of season add as a hot target for Daniel Jones. Only going under double digits in 3 games since starting in Week 3, Slayton has turned into a stud, albeit with a few hiccups. Pick him up as a flex come playoff time when he has a TASTY playoff schedule: Philly, Miami, and Washington.
FAAB Budget: 15%
WR – Randall Cobb, Dallas Cowboys (15% Owned)
Check back to last week for yet another hot game from Randall Cobb and the suggestion to grab Cobb. He is still a priority add, but now coming off back to back 100/1 games, he is again someone you should be targeting as Dak Prescott is hot as ever on the field.
FAAB Budget: 10%
Thanks for reading, and give me a shout in the comments or on Twitter (@MattDeanQBList) if you need extra help!
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