Fantasy Football Week 11: Waiver Wire

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Running Back

Matt Jones, WAS (48%) – Alf Morris showed some signs of life last week, but even I could put up a decent line vs the Saints right now. Jones is coming off his best fantasy game since early in the season and should be the Skins lead back the rest of the way.

James White, NE (36%) – Didn’t get an many touches as expected in his first week as Dion Lewis’ replacement, but did play 26 snaps and I think that number will increase significantly in the 2nd half of the season and hopefully he is still available in your league. The Pats aren’t going to stop throwing to RBs and White should eventually be the main target.

Jay Ajayi, MIA (19%) – One of my favorite RBs coming out of the draft, but knee issues dropped Ajayi to the 5th round and has kept him out of the Dolphins lineup until the last two weeks. Ajayi has averaged 8 yards per carry in limited touches the last two weeks and could be in line for considerably more carries in the second half of the season. High-upside stash for your bench.

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David Cobb, TEN (15%) – Has yest to get any carries this season due to a preseason knee injury, but with Anthony Andrews coming off a worthless performance vs the Panthers (8 carries, 10 yards), it’s possible the Titans give Cobb a chance to be the lead back soon. I was high on Cobb coming out of Minnesota last year, he’s a big back with underrated shiftiness and the power to move the pile between the tackles. Cobb has some juice in the open field as well and could own the RB1 job the 2nd half of the year. New Titans HC Mike Mularky likes a workhorse back and if Cobb is healthy, he has the best skill-set on the Titans roster for the job.

Joique Bell. DET (32%) – The Lions RB scenario is still a mess, but Bell led the team in carries easily (14) and got the ball inside the 5-yard line but couldn’t covert. Bell is the best inside runner of a bad group and should at least put up Flex level starts during the second half of the season. I hope to never start Bell, but he’s a valuable backup.

Charles Sims, TB (32%) – It’s starting to sound like a broken record with Sims on the this list and I’m still telling you to be patient. Doug Martin had another mediocre game last week and the Bucs have more invested in Sims long-term. He’ll get a chance to be the Bucs lead back before the season is over and he’s worth stashing on your bench.

Next: Wavier Wire: Wide Receiver

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