2017 NFL Week 11 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

2017 NFL Week 11 Streaming Options and Bye-Week Help

***WEEK 11 BYE WEEK TEAMS***
 
Carolina Panthers
Indianapolis Colts
Nee York Jets
San Francisco 49ers
 
RUNNING BACK (RB)
 
Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots (currently owned in 11.7% of all ESPN leagues):
Burkhead is becoming more and more of a fantasy asset, especially in PPR formats.  Yes, the Patriots' backfield is a timeshare, but Burkhead has gotten more and more targets.  James White is the primary receiving target out of the backfield, but that could change in the coming weeks, especially if Belichick wants to protect Brady for the post season down the stretch by giving him some easy dump offs.  At the very least, Burkhead is worth a standard league stash, and should be scooped up in all PPR formats.
 
Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (currently owned in 2.3% of all ESPN leagues):
The Packers lost Aaron Jones on the opening drive to a knee injury and Ty Montgomery reaggravated his rib injury.  This leaves 5th round BYU rookie Jamaal Williams as the lone back, with Ripkowski spelling Williams when Williams needs a breather.  He has a tough matchup this week against a stout Ravens front.  
 
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (currently owned in 2% of all ESPN leagues):
So Ekeler's big week could be due to 1 of 2 things.  Either the Chargers are looking to diversify their backfield attack, or this was a one-time flash in the pan due to great game planning.  The Chargers could've known the Jaguars were susceptible to pass catching backs and chose to exploit that weakness.  Either way, the explosive 5'9" 200lb receiving back is worth a stash to see if this was a one time deal.  In case anyone forgot, Rivers loved having someone out of the backfield he could dump the ball off to named Danny Woodhead.  
Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens (currently owned in 39.4% of all leagues):
Speaking of Woodhead, the veteran receiving back is eligible to come off of IR after getting hurt earlier in the season.  He could immediately supplant Buck Allen in Baltimore's passing game and eat into Collins' carries.  Woodhead has been tough to trust due to his injury history, but he's a baller when he's healthy.  The Ravens have a nice matchup against a poor Packers defense.
 
WIDE RECEIVER (WR)
 
Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (currently owned in 61.3% of all ESPN leagues):
Woods has caught 12 passes for 241 yards and 4 touchdowns in his last 2 games.  He's  continued developing his rapport with Goff and has emerged as a legitimate receiving threat for the Rams receiving corps.  He'll face a Vikings defense that allowed 30 points to the Redskins last week, partially via 327 yards, a score, and a pick through the air.
 
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (currently owned in 42.6% of all ESPN leagues):
Jacksonville's running game has opened up a lot of opportunities for their passing game.  Lee has quietly amassed 18 catches for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns in the last 3 games.  He'll face a Browns defense that's given up a lot through the air.  He should be a good pickup in most leagues.
 
Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens (currently owned in 36% of all ESPN leagues):
Wallace has slowly been getting involved in the Ravens' game plan.  He could take advantage of an injured Packers secondary that appeared to struggle at times against the Bears' mediocre receiving corps.  Wallace could kill the Packers' defensive backfield with his speed.  He can be grabbed and stashed at the very least for the rest of the year thanks to some nice matchups against the Packers, Texans, Lions (Maclin will probably draw Darius Slay), Browns, and Colts.  
 
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins (currently owned in 48.9% of all ESPN leagues):
Crowder deserves a pickup in all PPR leagues.  He was shut out against Seattle, but he caught 9 passes for 123 yards in week 8, and 4 passes for 76 yards last week against the Vikings.  It seems like Cousins and his coaches are throwing to their old favorites once again.  They'll travel to the Big Easy to take on the Saints in the superdome.
 
DEEP LEAGUE FLIER
 
Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (currently owned in 41.1% of all ESPN leagues):
Bryant has seen a dip in usage and ownership since his week 8 benching against the Lions.  Smith-Schuster has been a fantasy stat machine since then and will start to draw additional coverage.  While Bryant could see fewer targets, an argument could be made that he'll be more efficient, due to lack of quality coverage and a couple of favorable matchups coming up against Tennessee and Green Bay.  At this point, Bryant is a high-risk, high-reward player who could help some teams make the playoff push.  
 
Kendall Wright, WR, Chicago Bears
(currently owned in 5.9 % of all ESPN leagues):
The Lions have a weakness which they've struggled to address.  They've given up a lo through the air to wideouts not covered by Darius Slay.  While it remains to be determined who Slay will cover in this week's matchup in Chicago, Wright is the Bears' possession receiver and the Bears will need to throw the ball to move the chains.  He could have a decent week if Slay is matched up with Inman.  
 
TIGHT END (TE)
 
Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills (currently owned in 50.5% of all ESPN leagues): 
Clay returned from injury this week and saw limited use against a stellar Chargers secondary.  He should get a bit more up to speed, but the Bills' offense needs to figure out how to distribute the ball and get everyone involved.  Clay's involvement remains a question mark even though he's been one of Buffalo's best pass catchers.  He's available in roughly half of all ESPN leagues.
 
Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers (currently owned in 51.3% of all ESPN leagues):
**Carolina Panthers DO NOT PLAY this week - they have a bye in week 11**
Olsen will be eligible to return after this week's bye.  This fantasy asset has been forgotten about this season, but could become the x-factor for teams looking for a boost at the tight end position for a playoff run.  He's had plenty of wear and tear over the seasons and his fantasy production is tbd following a broken foot sustained early in the season, but he's still been one of Cam's most reliable targets.  Like Clay, Olsen is available in roughly 50% of all ESPN leagues at the moment. 
 
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Arizona Cardinals (currently owned in 1.4% of all ESPN leagues):
Gresham hauled in 7 of 10 targets for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns during his last 2 games.  Stanton still needs to develop his timing with speedsters Nelson and the Browns, which means Gresham could be thrown to move the sticks.  He's also been targeted in the endzone.
 
Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons (currently owned in 45.5% of all ESPN leagues):
Hooper saw heavy usage against the Cowboys last week, catching 6 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown.  He could see added looks as Atlanta continues to figure out their offense and get other playmakers involved.  Hooper is a decent add at a fantasy position with no depth.  He'll face a Seahawks defense that's struggled against tight ends, and are still without Richard Sherman or Earl Thomas.  
 
QUARTERBACK (QB)
 
Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams (currently owned in 74.5% of all ESPN leagues):
Goff has thrown for over 300 yards in 2 of his last 3 games, and has piled up 8 passing touchdowns with just 1 interception during that time.  Looks like offensive-minded Head Coach Sean McVay looks like he' continue to develop his young quarterback, which means Goff should get to throw the ball plenty.  He has a tough matchup against an elite Vikings defense this week.  He's worth the pickup if he's still available.
 
STREAMING OPTION:
 
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens (currently owned in 7.8% of all ESPN leagues):
Flacco has struggled all season, but he could have a good week against a Packer defense that gave up 297 yards and a touchdown to Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky.  Flacco has more experience and better receivers than the Bears, raising his fantasy ceiling and making him a good streaming option this week.
 
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (currently owned in 15.4% of all ESPN leagues):
While he's not exactly a superstar, Jacksonville's ground game has certainly opened up a lot of opportunities for the passing attack.  Bortles has thrown for 250 yards or more and a touchdown in 3 of his last 4 games.  He could keep the streak going this week against a struggling Browns secondary, and could be a decent streaming option.
 
DEEP LEAGUE FLIER
 
Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins (currently owned in 8.9% of all ESPN leagues):
Cutler has quietly posted 524 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 1 interception in the last 2 weeks, and he's done it against the Ravens and Panthers, 2 of the better defenses in the league.  He's completed roughly 70% of his passes and he's taken care of the ball.  He's worth a pickup in 2 QB leagues, and is worth a stash in most leagues.  
 
DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS (D/ST)
 
STREAMING OPTIONS
 
Kansas City Chiefs (currently owned in 60.9% of all ESPN leagues):
Giants defensive back Janoris Jenkins just didn't show up for the game, and neither did the rest of his team.  The G-men loom like they've resided to losing, and struggled to score 21 points against a horrible 49ers defense.  The Chiefs defense and special teams should have a good week. 
 
Baltimore Ravens (currently owned in 66.3% of all ESPN leagues):
The Ravens will head to the Frozen Tundra to take on a Packers team that might be on their third string quarterback with Hundley suffering a hamstring injury.  The Pack may also have just one healthy running back, Jamaal Williams.  

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