Week 11 Waiver Wire Targets

November 14, 2017

 

Running Backs

 

 

Jamaal Williams (25% owned on NFL):

The Running Back roulette continues in Green Bay after Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery suffered injuries forcing them to leave the game in Week 10. McCarthy has given Montgomery a chance to play Sunday, but it sounds like Aaron Jones will be out multiple weeks. Williams tallied 20 carries for 67 yards and a reception for 7 yards filling in for the injured Packers RBs. This isn't the Packer’s offense we are used to with Hundley under center, but they made positive steps in Week 10. As long as Williams is getting the bulk of the carries he deserves to be rostered.

 

 

Kenyon Drake (44% owned on NFL):

Damien Williams was given the start going into Week 10, but it was Kenyan Drake that made the big impact. Damien Williams only managed to accrue 39 combined yards while Drake took his 7 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown while snagging a pair of receptions for another 10 yards. Most of his stats came on a 67-yard rushing TD in the 3rd quarter, but he showed the game-breaking ability that got him drafted in the 3rd round last year. This was Miami’s first rushing TD of the season and with how anemic the Dolphins offense has been this year they should look to get the ball in Drake’s hands more often going forward.

 

 

Rex Burkhead (2.4% owned on NFL):

Relying on Bill Belichick’s Running Backs can be frustrating on a weekly basis given his tendency to use which ever Running Back matches up the best against the opponents defense. This week with Gillislee a healthy scratch the backfield duties were split between Dion Lewis, James White, and Rex Burkhead with Burkhead leading the trio with 13 touches for 63 combined yards and a touchdown. I wouldn’t throw Burkhead into my lineup with confidence this week, but if you are hurting at Running Back he offers good depth and could emerge to be more.

 

 

Austin Ekeler (.02% owned on NFL):

Austin Ekeler had a huge fantasy game recording 10 carries for 42 yards and another 5 catches for 77 yards and 2 TDs. Although Ekeler outproduced Melvin Gordon on the day, there is virtually no chance of Ekeler overtaking Gordon as long as he is healthy. Ekeler has shown that he can be a valuable contributor for the Chargers offense. Ekeler is still and end of the bench player at this point, but we will see if he can carve out a more reliable role over the next couple weeks.

 

IR Stashes: David Johnson (63% owned on NFL) and Danny Woodhead (51% owned on NFL)

 

Wide Receivers

 

 

Sterling Shepard (28% owned on NFL):

Shepard has been a frequent name on this waiver wire series and I can’t believe he’s still only owned in 28% of leagues. He is the clear WR1 on his team and after missing time from injury followed up his 70 yard game with an 11-catch 142 yard game this week. Shepard will continue to be targeted every week and can be started as a high-upside WR2 in your lineup every week.

 

 

Devin Funchess (51% owned on NFL):

Funchess, like Shepard, has been on this series quite a few times. He is still criminally under owned giving the departure of Kelvin Benjamin. In the two games without Benjamin, Funchess has combined for 178 yards and 2 TDs. News broke this morning that Curtis Samuel is out for the season, giving Funchess even more opportunities. Funchess may lose some targets when Greg Olsen comes back, but will still remain a focal point in the Panthers offense.

 

 

Corey Davis (60 % owned on NFL):

Corey Davis only put up 2.8 fantasy points this week recording 4 catches for 48 yards and a fumble. The fumble came on a big play where Davis was attempting to extend the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. If it had gone just a little differently he would have had another 8 points making him much more relevant. There’s still risk with Davis week to week, but the 2017 1st round pick is the most talented Wide Receiver on the roster.

 

 

Robert Woods (33.5% owned on NFL):

In the last two weeks Robert Woods has amassed 241 yards and 4 TDs. This aren’t stat-lines that Robert Woods is going to be likely to duplicate, but he has also recorded at least 60 combined yards in the last 5 games so although not the highest, he has a relatively safe floor too. The Rams are the leagues best offense (I still have trouble typing that) and Woods has shown to be a main contributor. He’s a free-agent in 2/3 of NFL leagues and is definitely worth the add.

 

 

Corey Coleman (38% owned on NFL):

In Coleman’s only complete game this year (Week 1) he posted 5 catches for 55 yards and a TD. It’s the Browns offense so expectations should certainly be tempered, but Coleman has the speed and athleticism to be a fantasy contributor when he returns if the Browns can find some offensive rhythm.

 

 

 

 

Tight Ends

 

 

Greg Olsen (56.5% owned on NFL):

He’s getting closer to returning and will be a TE1 for the rest of the season if you have an IR or available roster spot for him.

 

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