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Each Monday throughout the season, theScore’s Justin Boone runs down the advisable waiver wire pickups.

Possession percentages are based mostly on Yahoo leagues. FAAB bids are set off a $100 finances. Solely gamers owned in lower than 60 p.c of leagues are thought-about.


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Derek Carr, Raiders

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. CIN 45% $1

Carr hasn’t been a advisable streamer most weeks, however he took benefit of his two softer matchups this season. He turned in 285 yards and three landing passes in opposition to a banged-up Texans go protection in Week 8, then threw for 289 yards and two scores versus the Lions in Week 9. Cincinnati, Oakland’s Week 11 opponent, ranks high 5 in factors allowed to opposing quarterbacks, making Carr a super bye-week alternative.

Sam Darnold, Jets

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
at WAS 22% $1

Can we belief Darnold and the Jets’ offense? Completely not. However he did look succesful within the win over the Giants and used his legs to rack up 25 yards and a rating on the bottom. The Redskins have taken the air out of the ball underneath Invoice Callahan and that is hardly ideally suited for Darnold’s fantasy manufacturing from a quantity standpoint, however the younger quarterback has the weapons to capitalize on one other plus draw. Although he is a dangerous possibility, so are the opposite names listed beneath.

Different choices: Kyle Allen vs. ATL (15% owned), Nick Foles at IND (21% owned), Ryan Tannehill on Bye (33% owned), Daniel Jones on Bye (37% owned), Mason Rudolph at CLE (10% owned), Baker Mayfield vs. PIT (53% owned), Mitch Trubisky at LAR (20% owned), Dwayne Haskins vs. NYJ (2% owned)

Operating backs

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Brian Hill, Falcons

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
at CAR 4% $29

It took longer than anticipated, however Hill lastly popped again up on the fantasy radar after that includes in my deep sleepers offseason column alongside Ryan Tannehill, Preston Williams, and some others who do not warrant point out. Hill generated 166 yards from scrimmage on 21 touches over the ultimate 4 weeks of the 2018 marketing campaign, and although he wasn’t capable of win the backup job out of camp, an harm to Ito Smith not too long ago moved him up the depth chart. Now Devonta Freeman is coping with a foot sprain, and Hill must be owned in all leagues whereas we await phrase on its severity. At 6-foot-1 and 219 kilos, Hill has the dimensions to deal with a full workload. In Week 11, he will get a Panthers protection that is given up 10 touchdowns to operating backs over its final three outings, together with 4 to Tevin Coleman and three to Aaron Jones.

Derrius Guice, Redskins

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. NYJ 37% $19

Guice and Adrian Peterson (53% owned) ought to each be rostered since we do not know precisely how the Redskins plan to deploy them. Given his harm historical past, it is exhausting to think about Guice will get the monster workload Peterson has seen underneath the brand new regime; the sophomore nonetheless has to show he can keep wholesome for an prolonged stretch within the execs. Mood your expectations, however Guice is extra versatile than Peterson at this stage of their respective careers, and his upcoming slate versus the Jets, Lions, Panthers, and Packers is attractive. Take into account him a high-risk RB3 with RB2 upside if his physique holds up.

Kalen Ballage, Dolphins

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. BUF 37% $9

The final man standing in Miami, Ballage noticed 24 touches Sunday. That is the excellent news. The dangerous information: Regardless of the huge workload, the Colts restricted him to only 45 yards from scrimmage. Even so, the quantity alone is a constructive, and it ought to end in extra manufacturing this week in opposition to a Payments group getting gashed by operating backs currently. Buffalo has surrendered dashing stat traces of 20-116-0, 18-108-0, 23-96-1, 3-74-1, and 14-66-Zero during the last month. Ballage’s upside is capped within the Dolphins’ offense, however he is price a search for his fantasy playoff schedule, which comprises the Jets, Giants, and Bengals from Weeks 14-16.

J.D. McKissic, Lions

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. DAL 21% $4

One has to suppose the Lions will signal a again if Ty Johnson is unable to clear concussion protocol earlier than Sunday, so do not make investments an excessive amount of of their present backfield choices. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound McKissic would not profile as a lead ball service and teammate Paul Perkins (0% owned) has been the definition of pedestrian since coming into the league. The one motive McKissic makes this listing is his utilization within the passing recreation: He has 9 receptions for 59 yards and a landing within the final two weeks. Deal with him as a desperation PPR flex till we have now a greater concept of who’s suiting up for Detroit.

Different choices: Alexander Mattison vs. DEN (29% owned), Tony Pollard at DET (13% owned), Duke Johnson at BAL (58% owned), Gus Edwards vs. HOU (9% owned), Rashaad Penny on Bye (5% owned), Ryquell Armstead at IND (1% owned), Rex Burkhead at PHI (8% owned), Nyheim Hines vs. JAX (18% owned), Darrel Williams at LAC (5% owned), Malcolm Brown vs. CHI (7% owned), Darrell Henderson vs. CHI (28% owned), Wayne Gallman on Bye (5% owned), Dion Lewis on Bye (10% owned), Raheem Mostert vs. ARI (4% owned), Jalen Richard vs. CIN (3% owned), DeAndre Washington vs. CIN (1% owned), Mike Davis vs. ATL (2% owned)

Broad receivers

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DeVante Parker, Dede Westbrook, Will Fuller, Jamison Crowder, and Zach Pascal are across the 60% possession mark and needs to be owned in nearly all leagues.

Darius Slayton, Giants

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
on Bye 10% $9

The Giants’ 2019 fifth-round choose has flashed a number of occasions all through his rookie marketing campaign, and he had three touchdowns coming into Week 10. Even with Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram sitting out, nobody projected Slayton to go off for 10 catches, 121 yards, and two scores on 14 targets in opposition to the Jets. Shepard’s standing for the rest of the season is doubtful, and Engram may miss no less than yet another recreation – maybe a number of – setting Slayton up as a WR4 with upside in the suitable matchups.

Diontae Johnson/James Washington, Steelers

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
at CLE 18%/6% $6/$4

There are many intriguing extensive receivers on the open market this week. Sadly, not certainly one of them has a season-altering outlook. At this stage of the fantasy season, operating backs are likely to make the most important impacts, which is why try to be loading up your bench with high-upside backup runners. Johnson and Washington have each had stable performances with Mason Rudolph on the helm, however they’re finest seen as risky flex performs.

Auden Tate, Bengals

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
at OAK 19% $5

Tate put up no less than 50 yards in 5 of six contests previous to the Bengals’ bye, however future expectations have been muted by A.J. Inexperienced’s looming return, which by no means occurred. With Inexperienced sidelined indefinitely, Tate continued to be a full-time participant in a troublesome date with the Ravens’ revamped secondary. Although his three-catch, 36-yard afternoon in opposition to Baltimore was disappointing, there’s motive to return to him as a possible WR3 this week in opposition to the Raiders. Oakland’s given up 4 100-yard performances to opposing wideouts within the final 4 weeks.

Phillip Dorsett, Patriots

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
at PHI 28% $5

Our pattern measurement of the Patriots’ receiving corps with Mohamed Sanu within the lineup could be very restricted, so it is a state of affairs that wants monitoring. Sanu’s 10-reception, 81-yard, one-touchdown recreation in opposition to the Ravens is not one thing we are able to confidently venture shifting ahead. That stated, it does seem Sanu and Dorsett might be taking part in almost each snap alongside Julian Edelman, making each worthy fantasy starters.

Different choices: Josh Reynolds vs. CHI (10% owned), Deebo Samuel vs. ARI (14% owned), Randall Cobb at DET (10% owned), Demaryius Thomas at WAS (8% owned), Cole Beasley at MIA (32% owned), Hunter Renfrow at CIN (10% owned), Mecole Hardman at LAC (27% owned), Andy Isabella at SF (1% owned), Olabisi Johnson vs. DEN (2% owned), Russell Gage at CAR (2% owned), Allen Lazard on Bye (8% owned)

Tight ends

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TJ Hockenson, Jason Witten, and Vance McDonald are across the 60% possession mark and are price consideration as streamers this week, if out there.

Dallas Goedert, Eagles

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
vs. NE 17% $5

Goedert has a troublesome matchup this week, however his presence on this listing is due largely to his worth over the rest of the season. The Eagles have properly elevated Goedert’s utilization alongside Zach Ertz, and Philadelphia’s offense might be pressured to depend on its two proficient tight ends with DeSean Jackson out of the image. Goedert additionally affords top-five upside if one thing occurs to Ertz.

Noah Fant, Broncos

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
at MIN 15% $4

The Emmanuel Sanders commerce has turned Fant into the de facto No. 2 receiver within the Broncos’ offense, because the rookie has seen 12 targets over his final two video games. His three-catch, 115-yard, one-touchdown efficiency previous to Denver’s bye ought to make fantasy homeowners take discover, although his schedule would not do him any favors: The Broncos face the Vikings, Payments, and Texans in three of their subsequent 4 contests.

Darren Fells, Texans

Subsequent Up Possession FAAB bid
at BAL 43% $3

Fells has seen his snaps and routes run improve because the season’s progressed, resulting in no less than 50 yards or a landing in three of his final 5 appearances. Sadly, he is nonetheless splitting targets with fellow tight finish Jordan Akins, forcing Fells’ fantasy homeowners to depend on his red-zone manufacturing. The veteran is a high-end TE2 who, like most tight ends exterior the highest tier, requires a landing to repay.

Different choices: O.J. Howard vs. NO (40% owned), Jack Doyle vs. JAX (52% owned), Ryan Griffin at WAS (3% owned), Jacob Hollister on Bye (7% owned), Kyle Rudolph vs. DEN (34% owned), Irv Smith Jr. vs. DEN (2% owned), Tyler Eifert at OAK (8% owned), Dawson Knox at MIA (5% owned)


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