Fantasy Football Week 11: Waiver Wire
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QB Mark Sanchez, Jets (45%) – I still have my doubts about Sanchez as a fantasy starter and picking apart the Panthers depleted secondary didn’t do much to erase them, but I do believe in Chip Kelly’s offense and think that their fast pace could lead Sanchez into some decent 20+ fantasy lines. Don’t expect 330 yards and multiple TDs every week, but he is a solid backup and an adequete emergency starter in 12 team leagues.
RB Charles Sims, Bucs (30%) – The Bucs split carries almost evenly between Sims, Rainey, and Mike James, but Sims got the most (8) and I think that number will go up as the season progresses. They invested heavily in Sims (3rd round pick) and are eventually going to see what he can do with 12-15 carries.
RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (32%) – Still not getting many carries, but the 49ers will start resting Frank Gore like they always do around this time of year and Hyde could be a fantasy beast if given 15-20 carries per game. Stash him now and thank me later.
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WR Jarvis Landry, Dolphins (11%) – Is becoming a bigger part of the offense every week and led the Phins in targets Sunday with 10. Grab Landry now while he’s cheap, before he has a Jordan Matthews type breakout game.
WR Cecil Shorts, Jags (41%) – I recommended dropping Shorts just last week, but with the season ending injury to Allen Robinson (who has been on this list all season), Shorts is the most logical replacement to take over Robinson’s role as Bortles go-to WR. With the Jags falling behind often, they have been forced to pass enough to support one fantasy WR as a WR3/Flex at least.
WR Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs (49%) – I thought I had given up on Bowe for life, but 22 targets over the last two weeks is making me consider giving Bowe yet another chance. He still has yet to find the end zone this year, but had his best game of the season in week 10 with 8 catches for 93 yards. I’m sure that as soon as I pick Bowe up he is going to have a goose egg fantasy day, but maybe you will have better luck with him than I have.
WR John Brown, Cards (19%) – The loss of Carson Palmer and his cannon arm hurt Brown’s value significantly, but I still think the Cards are going to find ways to get Brown the ball. I would stash him this week and see how Drew Stanton looks before letting Brown go.
TE Austin Seferin-Jenkins, Bucs (2%) – New (old?) Bucs QB Josh McCown targeted Seferian-Jenkins 9 times on Sunday. The results were mediocre (5-30-1), but at 6’5, 262 ASJ is a legit red zone weapon. Who knows what’s going to happen in TB, but if McCown keeps the job then ASJ might have some late season value. I wouldn’t drop my starting TE for him quite yet, but players in deep bench leagues should stash him.