Fantasy Football 2015 Waiver Wire: Week 11

It's slim pickings out there on the waiver wire, but if you are looking for some darts to throw I give a few.

Week 10 was rather unexceptional fantasy-wise, as aside from the Andrew Luck injury announcement there were no real surprises. At this point in the season your bench should have hand-cuffs, and upside players. There’s also the trade route to explore if you need to bolster your starting lineup or are looking for that late spark.

 

There are still some targets you can pursue as flyers, but this week it looks as if we are talking bench stash players, or desperation moves.

 

I will be here to guide you each and every week with some players who are owned less than 40 percent in ESPN.com leagues and could have an impact on your squad for this particular week or the rest of the season.

 

1. Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots (21.6 percent owned in ESPN.com leagues)

Amendola should be the most sought-after free agent this week following the broken foot suffered by Patriots No. 1 wide receiver Julian Edelman. I am not expecting Amendola to be a PPR monster like Edelman, but the veteran should make for a nice flex play or additional depth.

 

2. Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers (10.9 percent owned)

At this point in the season barring an injury, you are primarily trying to identify the must-have hand-cuffs or a flyer pick who could excel in the second half. Funchess certainly fits the bill with the Panthers playing very good football, but also a team that could have a talented pass catcher to emerge on offense down the stretch. Funchess had a very nice Week 9 and we could see more of the same going forward from the first-round pick with weak defenses like the Cowboys, Saints and Falcons on tap. Get him now while he may still be cheap.

 

3. Dorial Green-Beckham (19.5 percent owned)

Beckham’s ownership percentage jumped up by 10 percent in Week 10 and he rewarded those who took the plunge with a big, fat goose egg. Then again, maybe that should be that surprising considering the Titans were facing a very tough Carolina Panthers defense. Look for Green-Beckham to get plenty of chances going forward with two games against Jacksonville in the next three weeks and a date with Oakland sandwiched in between. DGB is a nice stash option.

 

DST Streamer(s) of the Week

 

I am a part of the streaming DST movement. I don’t typically waste a draft pick, unless I need to, in my drafts and instead cut someone and add a DST. Clearly the top defenses will be owned and not available, but streaming is always an option when it comes to DSTs. So each week I will be providing a DST that is owned in less than 40 percent of ESPN.com leagues and can be useful.

 

Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys (31.5 percent owned in ESPN.com leagues)
The Cowboys are expected to have QB Tony Romo back this week, which should greatly improve their offense. However he could be rusty, or may not be able to make it through the entire game. There’s enough uncertainty here that warrants monitoring this situation, and why I am leaning towards the Dolphins as my top streaming DST option for Week 11.

 

— Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.

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