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Week 10 is over and we inch even closer to the fantasy playoffs. Now is the time to be forward thinking and start looking at matchups for the playoffs. I would also start ditching dead weight and start stashing handcuffs for the playoff run. Below are my Week 11 Waiver Rankings that will help you make those tough decisions.

 

If you have any questions, never hesitate to ask away (@FantasyWrath3).

Color Coding

Green = Top Waiver Option

Red = Must Add but on PUP list or injured.

Gold = Streaming target

Blue = Bench stash

Purple = Deep league stash

Quarterback

Week 11 Waiver Rankings

  1. Tyrod Taylor
  2. Joe Flacco
  3. Ryan Tannehill
  4. Colin Kaepernick
  5. Alex Smith

Tyrod Taylor – He’s scored at least 20 FP in three of his last four games and has averaged .54 fantasy points per drop back which is 8th-highest. He’s never going to be a guy who wins a ton of weeks by gaudy passing numbers, however, his ability to make plays with his legs will make him viable on a week-to-week basis. He also has the third weakest schedule over his next six weeks. He’s more than just a streaming option this week, he’s a borderline QB1 in just about every game the rest of the season. 

Remaining Schedule: @Cin, Jax, @Oak, Pit, Cle, and Mia.

Joe Flacco – Coming off of his best performance of the season. He completed 30-of-41 passes for 296 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions during the Ravens Week 10 win over the Browns. This week, the Ravens take on the Cowboys which makes him a shaky QB2 against a defense that allows the 13th-most fantasy points to QBs.

Running Backs

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  1. CJ Prosise
  2. Robert Kelley
  3. Kenneth Dixon
  4. James Starks
  5. Bilal Powell
  6. Jeremy Langford
  7. Thomas Rawls
  8. Paul Perkins
  9. Damien Williams
  10. Kapri Bibbs
  11. Chris Ivory
  12. Chris Thompson
  13. Ka’Deem Carey
  14. Alfred Morris
  15. Derrick Henry
  16. Alfred Blue
  17. DeAndre Washington
  18. Wendell Smallwood
  19. Peyton Barber
  20. Mike Gillislee
  21. Cameron Artis-Payne
  22. Charcandrick West
  23. Kenneth Farrow
  24. Fitzgerald Toussaint
  25. DuJuan Harris
  26. Dwayne Washington
  27. Tim Hightower
  28. Daniel Lasco
  29. Andre Ellington
  30. Jalen Richard
  31. Knile Davis
  32. Zach Zenner
  33. Ronnie Hillman
  34. Stephan Taylor
  35. Bobby Rainey
  36. Josh Ferguson
  37. Kenyan Drake
  38. Juwan Thompson
  39. Travaris Cadet
  40. Reggie Bush

CJ Prosise – After missing the beginning season with an injury, Prosise burst onto the scene and exploded for 153 total yards against the Patriots on Sunday night. He played on 77 percent of snaps which was significantly higher than that of Christine Michael who played on just 15%. Michael was limited with a hamstring injury, but there is no denying just how explosive Prosise looked. The one issue with Prosise is the re-emergence of Thomas Rawls. He’s expected to return this week and while I don’t think he immediately threatens the workload of Prosise, I do believe we could be headed for a three-headed timeshare.

Rob Kelley – He’s certainly not the most talented player, nor is he an athletic freak, but he simply continues to produce. He finished with 98 yards on 22 carries last week against a stout Vikings run defense. He has supplanted Matt Jones as the starter, although that shouldn’t shock you all that much. Moving forward, the job is Kelley’s to lose and should be viewed as an RB3 in week 11 against a Packers defense that has been particularly stout against running backs.

Kenneth Dixon – We have been waiting for the rookie running back to finally breakout and while he didn’t explode, he did prove what we already knew. He is the best RB the Ravens have on their roster. Terrance West was always just a guy and never should have been considered a long-term option. Well, over the past three weeks, West has a 2.4 YPC average on 44 carries. As for Dixon, he set career highs in both catches (5) and total yardage (80). He should continue to earn a bigger role and it shouldn’t be long until he takes over as the lead back. He worth every bit of a top waiver add if he’s still available.

James Starks – Returning from a knee injury, Starks played on 55-of-71 snaps (71%). This was particularly surprising considering the Packers played from behind nearly the entire game. Ty Montgomery displayed in previous weeks how versatile he is out of the backfield, so it was confusing that the Packers went away from their best pass catching option. As for Starks, I wouldn’t invest much equity in the veteran running back. He struggled mightily prior to his injury and I wouldn’t expect he’s going to return much production for fantasy owners coming off of a knee injury.

Bilal Powell – More of a stash in standard leagues, but has scored double-digit fantasy points in two of the last three weeks. He remains the primary pass catching back but would become an RB2 if anything happened to starter Matt Forte.

Jeremy Langford – We still have zero indication as to the severity of Jordan Howard’s ankle injury. If he misses significant time, then Langford would likely resume his lead back role. He would be viewed as a low-end RB2 and deserves to be stashed unit we get further clarification on Howard’s injury.

Thomas Rawls – Sounds like he should be ready to return this week. He will have to fight with Prosise and Michael for touches and will likely be eased back into action. Nothing more than a bench stash until we see how things shake out for him.

Damien Williams – Dude just continues to find the end zone. He’s scored three times over his last four games. He’s still the clear-cut backup to Jay Ajayi. However, if anything happened to him, Williams would see the same success that Ajayi has his last four weeks played. Williams makes for an elite handcuff and should be owned by any Ajayi owner as an insurance policy.

 

Wide Receiver

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  1. Michael Floyd
  2. Kenny Britt
  3. Jamison Crowder
  4. Cameron Meredith
  5. Eli Rogers
  6. Rishard Matthews
  7. Kendall Wright
  8. Robert Woods
  9. DeVante Parker
  10. Sammy Watkins
  11. Tyler Lockett
  12. Adam Humphries
  13. Brian Quick
  14. Cole Beasley
  15. Devin Funchess
  16. Tyreek Hill
  17. Roger Lewis
  18. Jeremy Kerley
  19. Marqise Lee
  20. Kenny Stills
  21. Cobi Hamilton
  22. Pierre Garcon
  23. Adam Thielen
  24. Anquan Boldin
  25. Dontrelle Inman
  26. Mohamed Sanu
  27. Brandon LaFell
  28. Tyler Boyd
  29. Quincy Enunwa
  30. Albert Wilson
  31. Jermaine Kearse
  32. Tyler Boyd
  33. Eddie Royal
  34. Dorial Green-Beckham
  35. Robby Anderson
  36. Phillip Dorsett
  37. Nelson Agholor
  38. Chris Hogan
  39. Torrey Smith
  40. Freddie Martino
  41. Jordan Taylor

Michael Floyd – Heading into the season, Floyd was a favorite for me as a possible WR1 candidate, however, the joke has been on me. He’s struggled and many fantasy owners grew tired of waiting for Floyd to break out. Hopefully, last week was a sign of things to come. He hauled in 5-of-6 targets for 101 yards and came up huge in key spots hauling in highlight reel catches. There is no denying the talent that Floyd possesses. Perhaps this will be the game that restores his confidence and will lead to more consistency. He’s worth an add in all formats but isn’t much more than a WR4 this week against the Vikings.

Kenny Britt – He continues to be the Rams best wide receiver and has been consistent while tossing in a few big games here and there. He hauled in 7-of-10 targets for 109 yards against the Jets on Sunday. This week the Rams will take on a Dolphins secondary that has allowed the 14th-most points wide receivers.

Jamison Crowder – I’m not sure it’s much of a question anymore that Crowder is the team’s best wide receiver. Over his past four games, he’s hauled in 23 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns. However, oddly enough he’s still widely available in both ESPN and Yahoo formats. Crowder will be a strong WR2 against a defense that allows the 8th-most points to WRs in week 11.

Cameron Meredith – Since Brian Hoyer went down with a broken arm, Cameron Meredith had been rendered useless. He no longer was getting the massive target share that made him a viable WR3. He did haul in a fluky 50-yard hail mary for a touchdown at the end of the first half this past week. So why should fantasy owners jump back on the Meredith bandwagon? Well, news broke today that Alshon Jeffery will be suspended for four games due to taking a banned substance. With that, fantasy gamers should view Meredith as a WR3/4 with little standing in his way for targets.

Eli Rogers – With injuries to Markus Wheaton and Darius Heyward-Bey, and not mention the overall ineffectiveness of Sammie Coates, the door has been slammed wide open for Eli Rogers to secure a sizeable role behind Antonio Brown. Against the Cowboys, Rogers secured 4-of-5 targets for 42 yards and a touchdown. The Steelers take on the Browns this week which makes him a low-end WR3 this week.

DeVante Parker – I’m a bit skeptical that this wasn’t an outlier, nonetheless, he had one of his best days of the season. He hauled in 5-of-8 targets for 103 yards. He could have had more had it not been for a holding call that voided a beautiful deep catch. He’s hard to trust, especially in a run-first offense, however, he does have the talent to be a monster.

Sammy Watkins – Still progressing, but not ready to practice, yet. Worth an add for any team firmly in the playoff picture.

Tight End

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  1. Julius Thomas
  2. Cameron Brate
  3. Vernon Davis
  4. Zach Ertz
  5. CJ Fiedorowicz
  6. Lance Kendricks
  7. Dennis Pitta
  8. Vance McDonald
  9. Jack Doyle
  10. Ladarius Green
  11. Charles Clay

Julius Thomas – Faces a Lions defense that has given up the third-most fantasy points to TEs. The Lions have given up eight touchdowns to TEs and would be willing to bet Thomas finds the end zone this week. And isn’t that all we look for out of our TE?

Cameron Brate – Despite coming off a solid Week 10 performance where Brate hauled in all seven targets for 84 yards and a touchdown, he’s an extremely risky streaming option. The Buccaneers square off against a Chiefs defense that has been elite when it comes to stopping TEs. If you have room, he makes for a better stash over the long-term.

Vernon Davis – Risky option with Jordan Reed healthy, although, Vernon Davis saw one fewer target than Reed. He will be another risky option and I would probably avoid him if DeSean Jackson returns.

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Hello, my name is Kevin Steele. I enjoy long walks on the beach and cuddling up with a good glass of scotch and The Fantasy Life book by Matthew Berry.

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