Here we are at week 11, again we have 4 team on a bye this week— Caro, Indy, NYj, and Sf. That means we will be without the services of a few very good players, including Cam Newton, Josh McCown at QB. McCaffrey, Hyde, Powell at rb. Ty Hilton, R. Anderson, D. Funchess at Wr. And Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Doyle and the great Garret Celek at tight end. Be sure to make adjustments to your lineup, and put the best possible replacements that you can. Now lets get to this weeks Waiver wire adds…..
Ryan Fitzpatrick Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PIC)
This last week Ryan Fitzpatrick lead his team to victory, over his previous employer the Ny Jets by completing 17/34 passes for 187 1td and 1 int. This 13 year professional from Harvard University has done a solid job when given the opportunity. With Jameis Winston on the shelf with an injury for the next few weeks- Fitzpatrick has a favorable stretch of opposing defenses to work against, including the Mia Dolphins, Atl Falcons, and Gb Packers. Grab him if you can.
Case Keenum Minnesota Vikings
Keenum had an amazing week 10, completing 21/29 for 304 with 4 td and 2 ints in beating a solid Washington Redskins team. Minnesota offense is loaded with playmakers, Diggs, Thielen, Rudolph, McKinnon, and a big brusing back in Latavius Murray. On the season he’s completing 65% of his passes for 1914yds and 11 tds against 5 ints. With the high scoring Rams up next, he may be asked to throw the ball a bit more, after that its Detroit on Thanksgiving day, sign me up for some solid production from this waiver wire gem.
Rex Burkhead New England Patriots
This Nebraska Cornhusker, made a huge spalsh in Sunday nights football game– Not only did he have the most snaps at the running back position, he had 10 carries for 36 yds, caught 3 passes for 27yds and a touchdown. And he blocked a punt on special teams!! This is the type of multi-talented football player that Bill Belichick loves, and will find ways to use his special football talents. But, the one problem with New England running backs is that Belichick hates Fantasy Football and he will never fully endorse a true one horse backfield.
Giovani Bernard Cincinnati Bengals (PIC)
This waiver add is all about opportunity, Gio is # 6 in running back targets for the season. With Mixon struggling and Jeremy HIll on the IR, it looks like Gio will get a boost in touches in the upcoming weeks. Most recently Gio put up solid number against Tennessee, 2 rushes for 10yds and catching all 5 ball thrown his way for 38 yds. Temper your expectation this week as they face the Denver Broncos.
Others to Note:
Samaje Perine Washington Redskins
Jamaal Williams Greenbay Packers
Thomas Rawls Seattle Seahawks
Marqise Lee Jacksonville Jaguars
Marqise had 11 targets against a very good La Chargers defense, he secured 6 of them for 55 yds and 1 td. This game went into overtime time and Bortles had to throw the ball 51 times, so the game script was there for Marqise to have a good game. Its now back to back games in which Marqise has scored a touchdown. This might be Bortles favorite target, and any qbs favorite target will be peppered with targets.
Jamison Crowder Washington Redskins
It seems that Crowder is finally over that hip injury that had plagued him early in the season. In the most recent game Crowder hauled in 7 of his 11 targets for 76 yds, this is the type of production that people who drafted him expected for the whole season. In the last 2 weeks Crowder has seen 24 targets heading his way. This offense is going to lean on the passing game, now that Rob Kelley was injured and Samaje Perine only averaging 3.2 ypc.
Others to Note
Corey Davis Tennessee Titans
Corey Coleman Cleveland Browns
Dontrelle Inman Chicago Bears
Vernon Davis Washington Redskins (PIC)
Vernon used to be the Jordan Reed handcuff, but he has turned himself into a quality tight end. Vernon caught 4 of his 11 targets for 76 yds, he now has 6 games with 58 yds or more on the season. More than half of his reception go for a first down(17/30), and he averages15.3 yds per reception. Although this offense may struggle against the up and coming New Orleans Saints defense, after that he faces Dallas, and the NY Giants twice.
Austin Hooper Atlanta Falcons
Austin caught all 6 of the passes thrown his way, they totaled 49 yds and a touchdown. He seems to be gaining the trust of Matt Ryan, hes not a focal point of this offense but Austin gets the job done when called upon. Interesting note, in the 2 games hes played on grass fields, he has 5 catches for 164 yds and 1 td. That ‘s a 32.8 yds per catch average! His remaining schedule is a tough Atlanta faces Sea, Tb, Minn, No.
Others to Note
Cj Fiedorowicz Houston Texans
Marcedes Lewis Jacksonville Jaguars
Jared Cook Oakland Raiders