Dynasty Adds To Target On Waivers, Going Into Week 12
We are entering the final week of bye weeks in the 2019 NFL season and one week closer to the fantasy football playoffs. This week has four teams on bye, the Arizona Cardinals, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Minnesota Vikings. 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 – Jeff Driskel
With starting quarterback, Matthew Stafford out for as many as six weeks, recovering from a back injury, Jeff Driskel will be under center. Driskel has started the last two weeks for the Detroit Lions. In those two starts he has 42 completions on 72 attempts for 478 passing yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jeff also added 13 rushes for 88 yards and a touchdown. While starting him isn’t something most owners feel comfortable doing, he has performed very well. He and the Lions get the Washington Redskins, next. If you need a fill-in at quarterback this week, he could be someone to consider.
From a dynasty perspective, Jeff Diskel is someone that should be added for those owners in need of quarterback depth. If he keeps up his play I think he could be considered for a starting job, in 2020. Another option for Driskel is that he’s re-signed by the Lions as Stafford’s backup. Detroit should let Jeff finish out the season to see if he can be part of their team long term. This is a situation to keep your eye on to see how this plays out.
Running back – Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams replaced injured starter Marlon Mack, in the third quarter of Sundays game, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mack suffered a hand injury and is already ruled out for Thursday’s game, against the Houston Texans. In relief of Mack, Williams had 13 rushes for 116 yards and caught one pass for 31 yards. With the short week, I expect him to get first crack at the starting job. In dynasty, he’s someone that should be added for those owners who are in need of running back help. I know Williams was someone that had lots of dynasty hype when he was in Buffalo. If he can take advantage of this opportunity, he could be a great end of the roster stash going into the offseason.
Running back – Qadree Ollison
Fellow Dynasty Football Digest writer Jim Nastic (@goldjacketqbs) wrote a great article on Qadree Ollison. Please give it a read here. On Sunday he had 4 carries for 11 yards and a touchdown. I like him as a great long term add, in dynasty leagues.
Wide Receiver – Russell Gage
Russell Gage is someone that still seems to be an unknown player in dynasty leagues. He’s clearly running as the number three wide receiver in Atlanta. Russell hasn’t played in less than 48 percent of the team’s offensive snaps, since the Mohamed Sanu trade. Please take a look at what I wrote on Gage in week 9 here. He makes for a great end of roster add in dynasty leagues.
Tight End – Blake Jarwin
He was someone I talked about in last week’s waiver wire article. Please take a look at what I wrote on him here. The tight end has been widely inconsistent week to week, this season. Why not take a chance on someone who’s on the field in 2019 developing a connection with quarterback Dak Prescott, for 2020? He could be a steal for your roster, next season.
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 12!