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Waiver Wire- Week 11

Rush Nation, the Fantasy Football regular season is coming to a close in under a month. Therefore there is just a few Waiver Wire opportunities left. Depending on your league, you have just 3 or 4 weeks left to fine tune your squad ready for the fantasy playoffs. We will post a bonus article this week about Running Back handcuffs and which ones you need to pickup on your roster and how you should approach it.

However, we will focus this week on getting you a win in Week Eleven. It’s a thin wire but there are some players to target who can help you win this week. There are four teams on bye this week and next week.

So, here is the best of the pile, to try and get you a win this week.


Nick Foles – 9.2% Owned

Week 10- BYE

Nick Foles has only played one Quarter this season. However, he is back in the fold after coming back off Injured Reserve. Foles is probably the strongest option on the wire this week and can be an asset to your fantasy team moving forward.

Sam Darnold- 11.7% Owned

Week 10- 19/30 230 Yds, 1TD, 1 Lost Fumble, 35 Yds Rushing 1 TD Rushing

Sam Darnold showed why he was taken in the top 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft on this performance. After suffering Mono earlier in the season, he is finally starting to look close to his best. He looked solid in the pocket and the weapons are finally coming together. Next week they play Washington and should put in another great performance this week.

Running Backs

J.D Mckissic – 15% Owned

Week 10- 36 Yds Rushing, 6 Rec, 19 Yards Receiving

We told you last week to pick up McKissic last week. If you missed out, he is a must own this week. Ty Johnson left the game early with a concussion. However, the big news is that Matthew Stafford is out with broken bones in his back. Jeff Driskel is not a solid option at QB for multiple weeks. As a result, he will dump the ball off, like he did this week. With Mckissic now the de-facto number 1 back in the backfield, he should receive a ton of these dump off passes. Therefore if you play in a PPR league, McKissic should grab you 12-15 points this week.

Brian Hill – 0.3% Owned

Week 9- 20 Carries, 60Yds Rushing, 1 Rec, 10 Yards Receiving, TD

Devonta Freeman went down with an injury this week. It appears to be a foot injury. Freeman left the game in the Second Quarter and did not return. With Ito Smith heading to IR, Hill is not only a premium handcuff to pickup, but he could have standalone fantasy value in Week Eleven. 14 PPR last week, he could have even more against Carolina.

The Panthers are giving up a Touchdown 70% of the time their opponents are in the Redzone. This is the worst in the NFL. They were also the second worst in the NFL last season with 70.21%, with only Houston being worse. Matt Ryan is having a solid year and if he can get the Falcons to the Red Zone, then Hill could have a strong day, either receiving catches or running it in for a score or two. Fire up Brian Hill if you are short a RB next week and claim him off of the Waiver Wire.

Wide Receivers

Darius Slayton – 12.3% Owned

Week 10- 10 Receptions, 121 Yds, 2 TD

Darius Slayton has been trending upwards, despite a blip against Dallas. The Rookie is taking advantage of the constant concussions to Sterling Shepard. I highly doubt Shepard will be a go in Week Twelve, or even for the rest of the season. The Giants have nothing to play for, so will not be risking the long term healthy of their number 1 Wide Receiver. Therefore, despite the fact Slayton is on a bye this week, he is going to be a top Waiver Wire add in Week Twelve. Therefore, jump ahead of the game. If you can stash Slayton for a week, do so and have a plug a play WR2 against the Bears in 2 weeks time.

Cole Beasley – 26.4% Owned

Week 10- 4 Receptions, 74 Yds

We have put forward Cole Beasley a number of times this season. However, his ownership is still ridiculously low. He has a safe volume and since the bye has been finding the end zone. He isn’t a must start every week. However, he should be owned in most leagues. He has a safe volume most weeks and is one of Josh Allen’s main weapons. However this week he should be started in most leagues due to playing Miami. He ended his baron Touchdown run to get his first of the season against Miami in Week Seven. I would expect him to get into the end zone again and have a WR3/Flex day as a result. Grab Beasley off your Waiver Wire this week.

Tight End

Darren Fells- 27.5% Owned

Week 10- BYE

Fells has 6 Touchdowns this season. He is not going to get a lot of volume in the passing game. However, he is a good bet for Touchdowns. With the Texans weak of passing options due to injury, I am looking at Darren Fells to be dancing in the end zone next weekend when they travel to Baltimore. It’s not going be a popular pickup off of the Waiver Wire, but Fells has fantasy value every week. If you don’t have one of the top 6/7 Tight Ends, Fells as a plug and play every week should serve you well. Just well, not outstanding.


Jake Elliott – 22.2% Owned

Week 10- BYE

Elliott is not an elite option. However, he is probably the best option on the Waiver Wire at the Kicker position. He averages 6 points a week. So he will not kill you, or win you a week. However, this week the Eagles play New England. The Eagles will get held short on drives option and I can see Head Coach Doug Pederson opting for Field Goals often to ensure the scoreboard ticks over. Therefore, pick up Elliott and get yourself enough points to stay in contention in your matchup.


New York Jets – 19.5% Owned

Playing @ Washington Redskins Next

This Jets defense turned up to play this week. They scored an exceptional Touchdown with Jamaal Adams, registered 6 sacks and managed 2 fumble recoveries in a 24 point week for Fantasy Football. This week, they play the extremely poor on offense Washington Redskins with Rookie Dwayne Haskins under centre. Expect a couple of interceptions this week and potentially more.

That’s it for this week. We hope you get a lot out of this article and are seeing some success. You can listen to the audio show on your favourite podcast app. We also answer questions on Twitter @5yardrush so do get in touch there. However, until next week, Keep Rushing.

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