With injuries to the Packers running backs, Jamaal Williams may be the starter in Week 11
Heading into Week 11, the waiver wire has players that can fill in some gaps in fantasy rosters as the end of the season nears. For many owners, only three weeks remain in the regular season, so this is the time to be sure that your roster no longer has dead weight. The players on your team should be those with potential. If someone has been hanging on your bench for weeks and isn't shown anything (Danny Amendola, Martavis Bryant), drop them for someone that is starting to get hot or coming off injury that may help your team.
Teams on bye: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (31 percent owned)
The matchup is primarily what lands Bortles on this list. Because the Jags’ defense has been so solid this year, Bortles hasn't had a lot of the garbage time, which helped his fantasy production last year. He's kept the team in the game, and the running game is more effective than it has been in years past as well. In Week 11, the Jaguars face the Cleveland Browns, who allow the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. In Week 10, they allowed Matthew Stafford to throw for 249 yards and three touchdowns.
Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota Vikings (17 percent owned)
With the threat of Teddy Bridgewater looming, Keenum played what may have been the best game of his career in Week 10. He threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns (did have two INTs), his second 300-yard game of the season. The Vikings do face the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11, which is a tougher matchup. The Rams have only allowed one quarterback to throw for 300 yards (Brian Hoyer in Week 3) and only one quarterback to throw for three touchdowns (Dak Prescott, Week 4). However, Keenum is a QB2 streaming option.
Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots (11 percent owned)
With Chris Hogan sidelined (and Mike Gillislee a healthy scratch), the Patriots turned to Burkhead to help move the ball. He had three targets and he caught all of them for 27 yards and a touchdown. He had 10 carries for 36 yards as well. Without the touchdown, his numbers obviously wouldn't look as good, but the reality is the Patriots are going to involve him in the offense. In PPR formats, he's a RB3 with upside.
Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets (8 percent owned)
Fantasy owners likely won't need to put in a waiver claim for McGuire, but he should be picked up once waivers end and free agency is open. The Jets have a bye in Week 11, but assuming Matt Forte is still out following that bye week, McGuire has RB2 value. Bilal Powell has been fading and is hard to trust. Both backs will get work, but in Week 10, McGuire was certainly more involved in the passing game. PPR owners may want to make a speculative add on McGuire.
Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (7 percent owned)
Aaron Jones, the Packers’ running back who seemed to be the best of the group, went down with a knee injury in Week 10. It was revealed as an MCL injury, and he will likely miss the remainder of the fantasy season. Ty Montgomery was the next man up, but he left the Week 10 game with a rib injury. Fantasy owners remember him dealing with rib injuries all season, so he may miss time as well. Williams is worth an add in all formats. He's not a very good running back, but he will be a starter on a team that will run the ball. He faces the Ravens in Week 11.
Samaje Perine, RB, Washington Redskins (7 percent owned)
Perine has likely been added and dropped many times in fantasy leagues. Rob Kelley left the game with what looked like an injury that will cost him multiple weeks. Fantasy owners have been here before. Kelley has missed time and Perine was supposed to step up and has yet to. He's only been given double-digit carries twice. He has one touchdown on the season, but overall has been disappointing. He's a RB3 for Week 11 at New Orleans.
Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans (48 percent owned)
Davis led the team in targets with 10 in Week 10. He only caught four of them, but almost had a touchdown, which would make his stat line significantly better. The Titans are clearly trying to get him the ball as often as they can. This was only his second game back after not playing since Week 2 with a hamstring injury. He was likely dropped in most leagues, but now could return WR3 value.
Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns (22 percent owned)
The Browns have said that Coleman will play in Week 11, so fantasy owners should take note. While it isn't a great matchup against Jacksonville, he'll immediately step in as the No. 1 receiver on a team that is still searching for a win. DeShone Kizer needs someone to throw the ball to and make plays and that's Coleman. He has potential to be a WR2 down the stretch.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers (15 percent owned)
The 49ers are searching for playmakers and Goodwin certainly can do that. While many have heard the heartbreaking story involving his family, those who saw his touchdown run in Week 10 also saw his playmaking ability. He had one reception in Week 10, but it was for an 83-yard touchdown. He's the No. 1 receiver in San Francisco, but that only translates to WR3 value. He's on a bye in Week 11, but may be worth an add in deeper leagues.
Dontrelle Inman, WR, Chicago Bears (2 percent owned)
With eight targets in Week 10, Inman tied for the team high. He ended up with the most receptions (six) and the most yards (88) on the team. While he’s more relevant in deeper leagues, he may have some WR3 value down the stretch. Mitchell Trubisky isn't throwing a ton, but he does need players to throw to, and Inman is shaping up to be a viable receiver in Chicago.
Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills (43 percent owned)
Clay's first game back from a knee injury was a disappointment for fantasy owners, but the Bills’ offense as a whole failed to show up in Week 10. They were embarrassed by the Saints at home and couldn't get any offense going. Clay had three targets and caught two of them for 13 yards. However, Tyrod Taylor only completed nine passes on 18 attempts. He was pulled once the game was essentially over, so this isn't a solid gauge of Clay's potential. The Week 11 matchup is tough, as the Chargers have only allowed one touchdown to a TE this season, but Clay should be added in a year when a solid tight end is tough to find.
Defense/Special Teams (DST)
Arizona Cardinals (47 percent owned)
The Cardinals play the Houston Texans in Week 11, which is a good matchup for an opposing DST. The schedule in Week 11 is tough for those streaming DSTs, and the Cardinals are one of the best options available in less than 50 percent of leagues. The Cardinals have positive points in all weeks of the year in standard DST scoring. They've recorded at least one sack in every game, and an interception in every game except for two.
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.
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