Dynasty Adds To Target On Waivers, Going Into Week 11
As we enter into week 11, of the NFL season, we are one week closer to the end of bye weeks and the fantasy football playoffs. This week has four teams on bye, the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, and the Tennessee Titans. With some key players on bye, it will be key for owners to have alternative options. Below I’ll go over each offensive position; quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight ends in dynasty to help guide you with who should be added going into week 11. I’m going to use My Fantasy League for this article, but these suggestions should apply to other formats too. Let’s dive into the depleted waiver wire and who are the top dynasty adds.
Quarterback – Drew Lock
It looks like Lock (thumb) will return to practice this week, from injured reserve. He was a second-round pick of Denver, in this year’s draft. Lock has played in three preseason games and completed 31 passes on 51 attempts for 254 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. As of now, we aren’t sure if Lock or Brandon Allen will start against the Minnesota Vikings, this week. Depending on your league size Lock might be on waivers or injured reserve, so be sure to double-check. If you’re in need of a depth stash at quarterback, in dynasty, he could be worth the gamble.
Running back – Brian Hill
Starting running back, Devonta Freeman left last week’s game, in the third quarter, with a foot injury. It’s looking like he will miss about two weeks. With Freeman out and Ito Smith on injured reserve, this will be the perfect opportunity for Brian Hill to show what he can do as the starting running back. In relief of Freeman Hill had 21 rushing attempts for 61 yards and 1 catch on 2 targets for 10 yards and a touchdown. Over the next two weeks, the Falcons play the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Also, rookie Qadree Ollison is also worth a speculative add or someone to keep your eye on, depending on league size. He also could be on taxi squads, but like with Drew Lock, double-check.
Running back – J.D. McKissic
J.D. McKissic took on a larger role, in last week’s game, as starting running back Ty Johnson was lost to a first-half concussion. J.D. wasn’t all that successful finishing with 36 rushing yards on 10 carries while adding 6 catches on 7 targets for 19 yards. Running back has been a very up and down position this year in the NFL and in fantasy football. As a dynasty owner, what you’re looking for is an opportunity and if the Lions don’t add a true running back then McKissic makes for a decent running back 2/3 going forward. This is dependent on the health of Ty Johnson, but J.D. should be added regardless.
Wide Receiver – Jordan Matthews
With DeSean Jackson on injured reserve, the Eagles had a need at wide receiver. They signed former Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews. He should be viewed as a wide receiver three in Philadelphia, but depending on how he looks and picks up the playbook he could have a bigger role, the rest of the season. He’s someone that I’d stash if I had a need at receiver and to also just see how he looks.
Tight End – Blake Jarwin
He’s just a deep add or someone to keep your eye on. If anything were to happen to starting tight end Jason Witten, then Jarwin could be a tight end two. Due to Witten’s age, Jarwin could be the tight end of the future in Dallas. Even with Witten, Jarwin has been involved in the offense. On the season he has 15 catches on 20 targets for 197 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Depending on the size of your dynasty leagues and roster sizes, these players may be deeper adds. Nonetheless, it is always important to stay one step ahead of your fellow owners on the wavier wire. The savvy dynasty owner is looking for opportunities along with current usage. Always remember to check your waiver wire(s) every week, even if you think there isn’t anything worth adding because you never know. Good luck in week 11!