Oh Hey – nice to see you here. This week’s Waiver Wire targets will feature a guest writer, a “celebrity shot “ if you will from me, Austin Cyr. Big Travy is in Columbia searching for his soul, deeper fantasy insights, and enjoying some exotic dishes. So here we are.
We’re in week 11 meaning you’ve likely got 3 weeks left in the fantasy season. At this point you should be taking a look at 1) handcuffs 2) playoff schedules and 3) anyone who might be slotted for a big end of season. We at the Fantasy Whisperers are here to help you catch an edge in your league and have a list of some guys you want to keep your eye on before tomorrow’s waivers hit.
The start of this list is going to feature 3 players who we mentioned last week and had big games. Their value has only increased after a successful performance, but their availability is still rampant – scoop em up if they’re still around in your league:
Rashaad Penny – RB, Seattle Seahawks (Rostered in 52% of NFL.com leagues) – he was featured in this segment last week and Penny went off for his best game of the season with 12/108/1. This backfield is still a committee, but in about half of leagues out there a potential lead committee member who was drafted in the first round and is emerging as a legit option.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling – WR, Green Bay Packers (Rostered in less than 3% of NFL.com leagues). This is Aaron Rodgers new #2. He’s a big, strong, decently quick guy you want on your roster and in your lineup. Quit lollygagging.
Josh Adams – RB, Philadelphia Eagles (Rostered in less than 1% of NFL.com leagues). Last week he was mentioned here but still sat 3rd on the Philadelphia depth chart. Last week, however, he lead the team in carries and amassed an impressive 5.7 ypc. He has the potential to be a decent back leading the charge for the defending Super Bowl champs.
Dak Prescott – QB, Dallas Cowboys (Rostered in 23% of NFL.com leagues). Watch out now…Dak Prescott has performed above the fold in his last 4 games, putting up a very respectable 21 against Philadelphia on the road in week 11. The Cowboys have question marks on the line, receiver, and defense, but Dak is looking more like the quarterback we saw at the start of 2017 than 2018. He’s got some great matchups between now and week 16 (ATL, NO, IND, TB) and with Amari Cooper building rapport, all arrows are pointing up.
Marcus Mariota – QB, Tennessee Titans (Rostered in 9.5% of leagues). Mariota has broken 20 points the past two weeks, including a decisive victory over the New England Patriots. He’s running pretty well and thrown 0 interceptions since after the bye. His floor is still low, but if you’re looking for a streamer for week 11, Mariota vs. the Colts is a nice matchup.
Josh Doctson – WR, Washington Redskins (Rostered in 19.2% of NFL.com leagues). Doctson gets a bump after Washington lost Paul Richardson for the season. Doctson, a former 1st round draft pick, has not broken out this year but caught 2 touchdowns in the last 2 games and Gruden has always wanted him to emerge as a red zone star. He will likely become the go-to wide receiver for a conservative Alex Smith lead offense.
Anthony Miller – WR, Chicago Bears (Rostered in 1.7% of NFL.com leagues). Anthony Miller is working his way into the #2 role behind only Allen Robinson. Taylor Gabriel has been pedestrian which opened the door for the 24 year old wideout and he took advantage against the Lions in week 10. He finished the week at 5/122/1 and will look to build on this performance against the divisional-rival Vikings.
Donte Moncrief – WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (Rostered in .7% of NFL.com leagues). A wide receiver 1 sounds nice, which is what we’ve got here for the Jags, but pepper your expectations. While Moncrief opened up last week for 3/98/1, Blake Bortles is still his quarterback which means anything is possible. This is a guy you’ll enjoy talking about more than watching on Sunday.
D’Onta Foreman – RB, Houston Texans ( Rostered in less than 1% of NFL.com leagues). This add is probably a waste, but there’s a chance he becomes the lead guy for an exciting offense. When healthy, Foreman is Houston’s most well rounded and dangerous back, although Miller has been known to step up when he has to. He’s eligible to return from the PUP list and said he “definitely” will. If you take a flyer on him, be prepared to exercise some patience as his production is likely weeks away. He could, however, become a legitimate start near playoff time and this is the week managers will begin eyeing him.
Jeff Heuerman – TE, Denver Broncos (Rostered in 1.1% of leagues). I like this add. Heuerman lead TEs before the bye bringing in 10 of 11 targets against the Texans for 83 yards and a TD. What’s exciting is this player has the makings to be more than a flash in the pan. The Broncos are rebuilding and cut ties with Demaryius Thomas before the deadline. This opened up targets and roles. Sanders will continue to do his thing, but that #2 option is up for grabs. Heuerman made a great case last week and will look to cement himself this week against the Chargers.
Ricky Seals-Jones – TE, Arizona Cardinals (Rostered in 2.9% of leagues). Ricky Seals-Jones was a preseason sleeper choice for many of us. As the Cardinals started off slow, and continued slow, his stock stayed low. With a new offensive coordinator and Josh Rosen getting more comfortable though, we’ve seen RSJ pick up the pace racking in 9 targets last week, behind only Fitzgerald. The Cardinals get the Raiders next week and Ricky Seals-Jones will be a good a stream as any outside of the top 5 TEs.