Waiver Wire Targets 2016 Week 11

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal The waiver wire can be your best friend in fantasy football. Especially in times like these where injuries are piling up and teams are on bye. That being said, let’s waste no more time and take a look at some players you may want to target on waivers.


Tyrod Taylor – Bills: Taylor has played well in recent weeks and coming off a bye will play against a Bengals defense who will be on a short week. Cincinnati is allowing 274 passing yards per game and has surrendered 16 passing touchdowns, as well as, two rushing touchdowns (pre MNF game). Taylor has topped 20 fantasy points in three of his last four games and has not scored fewer than 18 fantasy points in that span. In that timeframe, he is averaging over 45 rushing yards per game and has scored a rushing touchdown in his last three games.

Others to consider: Colin Kaepernick 49ers, Alex Smith - Chiefs

Running Back

James Starks – Packers: Starks was expected to be eased into actions, but played in 55 of the Packers 78 offensive snaps. He for 33 yards on seven carries and caught three of his four targets for 11 yards and a touchdown. This week he has a favorable matchup against the Redskins who are giving up over 100 rushing yards per game. Starks is expected to be the workhorse for this potent Green Bay offense moving forward. Get him while you can.

C.J. Prosise – Seahawks: Prosise played in 54 offensive snaps for the Seahawks in Sunday’s win against the Patriots. He rushed for 68 yards on 17 carries and also caught all seven of his targets for 87 yards. The rookie running back could have a significant role moving forward on this offense and should be added off of waivers in all formats.

Robert Kelley – Redskins: I wrote Kelley up last week, but he is still available in many leagues and that should not be the case. He played in 42 offensive snaps, double that of Chris Thompson. Kelley now has over 20 carries in two consecutive games and is expected to remain the workhorse for the Redskins moving forward. This week’s matchup is not ideal, but he was able to rush for 97 yards in Week 10 against a stingy Vikings defense. Volume equals opportunity, and it appears that the volume is here to stay for Kelley.

Others to consider: Jeremy Langford/Ka’Deem Carey – Bears, Thomas Rawls – Seahawks, Paul Perkins – Giants, Dion Lewis – Patriots, Kenneth Dixon – Ravens, Kapri Bibbs - Broncos

Wide Receiver

Rishard Matthews– Titans: In the last four games, Matthews is averaging 6.5 targets, 4.3 receptions, and 50.3 receiving yards per game. He has scored at least one touchdown in each of the last three games and has eclipsed 12 fantasy points in each of those games (PPR format). He and Marcus Mariota are clicking on all cylinders and that should continue moving forward. He has a solid matchup in Week 11 against the Colts.

Cameron Meredith – Bears: With Alshon Jeffery suspended for four games, Meredith could be in for a heavier workload. He received just two targets last week, but did scored a 50 yard touchdown. For those who need help at the WR positon, Meredith could be of service. Eddie Royal should also be considered as he could see an uptick in targets as well. We have already seen what Meredith is capable of doing when given the opportunity.

Jamison Crowder – Redskins: Crowder has scored a touchdown in three of his last four games and is averaging 9.3 targets over his last three games. He has eclipsed the century mark in yards in two of his last three games and has scored double-digit fantasy points in five straight games (PPR formats). He could be a big asset to those fantasy owners in need, especially as we reach the fantasy playoffs in several weeks.

Others to consider: Eli Rogers – Steelers, Robert Woods – Bills, Eddie Royal – Bears, Cole Beasley – Cowboys, DeVante Parker – Dolphins, Tyreek Hill - Chiefs

Tight End

Cameron Brate – Bucs: Brate is on fire in recent weeks, scoring a touchdown in three consecutive games. He continues to improve each week and the team has shown confidence in his ability. He has at least five targets in three straight games and has topped double digit fantasy points in each of those games (PPR formats). In a position with plenty of volatility, Brate has become a steady contributor.

Others to consider: Martellus Bennett – Patriots, Eric Ebron - Lions
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