If you didn’t grab one of this week’s popular waiver wire players it’s okay. There are still plenty of intriguing pickups after the dust settles.
All players listed are under 40 percent owned in Yahoo and ESPN leagues
Kenneth Dixon, Running Back, Baltimore Ravens (Yahoo – 25 percent owned, ESPN – 16.2 percent owned)
I’ve suggested Dixon in the past, but this time it might be for real.
Every week Dixon’s usage goes up, and every week he’s produced more points. Fellow running back mate Terrance West put up an average line last week (21 rushes for 65 yards).
Dixon, on the other hand, turned in a pretty solid performance. He rushed the ball 6 times for 38 yards and caught five-of-seven targets out of the backfield for 42 yards. He is a flex play at the least in PPR leagues and could gain more value as the season wages on.
Tyreek Hill, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs (Yahoo – 31 percent owned, ESPN – 13.1 percent owned)
Tyreek Hill is quickly becoming a thing. Last week’s performance won’t likely be something he’ll be able to replicate on a week-to-week basis, but he has been impressive lately.
Hill caught 10-of-13 targets for 89 yards. He has averaged 10.47 points in the last four weeks in standard scoring leagues. He is at least a player to monitor due to his spike in points.
Eli Rogers, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers (Yahoo – 19 percent owned, ESPN – 23.6 percent owned)
When Eli Rogers has hit the field he has been pretty effective. Last week he continued to show why he needs to be utilized in the Steelers offense.
Rogers caught four-of-five passes for 42 yards and also scored a touchdown. It’s now the second week in a row that Rogers has had a great game.
Markus Wheaton isn’t likely to hit the field anytime soon with a shoulder injury. Rogers could have supplanted himself as the second option in the passing game while his other teammate, Darrius Heyward-Bey, also missed last week’s matchup.
Vernon Davis, Tight End, Washington Redskins (Yahoo – 9 percent owned, ESPN – 24.3 percent owned)
This year has been particularly strange as far as tight ends go. This has been somewhat of the theme of this weekly piece. Right, when you thought Vernon Davis was done for he has come back to become fantasy relevant.
Vernon Davis has averaged 10.2 standard scoring fantasy points over the last four games. Those who are in deeper leagues should at least consider Davis as a TE2 in formats that apply.
Ladarius Green, Tight End, Pittsburgh Steelers (Yahoo – 12 percent owned, ESPN – 10.4 percent owned)
Green is another repeat, but he is a potential TE1 in a world where they’re extremely hard to come by.
Ladarius made his season debut by snagging 3-of-4 targets for 30 yards. If you look beyond the stat line you can see the potential.
Green only played 12 snaps in week 10’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He could see a spike in playing time very soon. He faces the Browns in week 11 who have been just about horrible in their efforts to cover anybody this year.