Fantasy Football: Week 11’s Best Waiver Wire Options
It’s Week 11. Fantasy playoffs start in a couple of weeks. What are we waiting for? Let’s get your ailing lineups all patched up!
As always, waiver suggestions are owned in less than 50% of FleaFlicker leagues.
Sam Bradford, Rams Quarterback: Bradford is a decent pickup for one reason – the return of Danny Amendola. The youngish quarterback still had respectable numbers before Amendola’s comeback, and last week put up two touchdowns and 275 yards against a previously Top 5 pass defense. The Rams next play the Jets who are without an interception since Week 6.
Nick Foles, Eagles Quarterback: A lot of you need quarterbacks this week and Foles is not a bad option. In spelling an injured Vick Sunday, Foles put up 219 yards and a touchdown. He has great weapons in Maclin and Jackson and gets to face the Redskins who are 29th in pass defense. I don’t know about Foles moving forward but he is one of the most intriguing fantasy options this week.
Mark Ingram/Chris Ivory, Saints Running Backs: Obviously you can’t get a two-for-one deal here but both backs are worth pondering. Ingram is probably going to have more carries per game, but at a much lower yard per carry total. Ivory is the more explosive back but it’s still unknown how Joe Vitt will use him. I think Ivory is well worth the risk, especially if your league offers bonus points for long runs.
Darryl Richardson, Rams Running Back: Richardson never supplanted Steven Jackson as many predicted but he’s still garnering 8-12 carries a game. Against an upcoming opponent like the Jets who give up 145 rushing yards a game that may be enough to make him a commodity. Plus you never know about Jackson’s health.
Danario Alexander, Chargers Wide Receiver: After sitting out most of the season, Alexander has come on strong. Last week’s 5 catch, 134 yard, 1 TD performance has made him a legitimate option for almost anyone’s starting lineup, let alone roster.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders Wide Receiver: My grab of the week. DHB has at least 74 receiving yards in three of his last four games with two touchdowns over that span. The Raiders face the Saints this Sunday who bring a secondary that has surrendered 19 touchdowns via the air.
Cecil Shorts, Jaguars Wide Receiver: Shorts, owned in just 30% of leagues, has produced two 100 yards games in the past three weeks. He is Blaine Gabbert’s favorite target, and while they have a tough upcoming matchup in Houston, Shorts should still be an upgrade for most rosters.
Scott Chandler, Bills Tight End: Chandler has not been terribly consistent this season but he has looked like an integral part of this offense the last two week. Last week against New England, Chandler was targeted eight times and had a final total of five catches for 65 yards and a touchdown. Might be a good upgrade for those suffering from “Vernon Davisitis.”
Dennis Pitta, Ravens Tight End: Pitta is coming off a nice week with 67 yards and a touchdown. While he’ll never be Jimmy Graham or Tony Gonzalez, he is good for a solid 4-6 targets a game. The upcoming matchup against the Steelers is tougher on paper than reality. The Chiefs had all kinds of missed opportunities in the middle of the field Monday night.