There was a very clear reminder of what backs rule the NFL in week 11. Ezekiel Elliott decimated the Steelers, while LeVeon Bell had a big game of his own. DeMarco Murray not only ran all over the Packers, he also threw for a touchdown. Unfortunately, none of these players can be found on the waiver wire. Here are some guys that probably are available to help out your team.
Week 10 Recommendations Results (Standard League Scoring)
· Thomas Rawls SEA (Preemptive Grab)
· Kapri Bibbs DEN – 7 carries 22 yards 2 Fantasy Points
· Paul Perkins NYG – Plays Tonight
· Kenneth Dixon BAL – 6 carries 38 yards 5 receptions 42 yards 7 Fantasy Points
· Tim Hightower NO – 8 carries 21 yards 2 receptions 34 yards 5 Fantasy Points
Rawls is looking more and more appealing with Christine Michael just about out of the picture. Bibbs was very disappointing; it sounded like he would have a role in the passing game and he did not catch a pass. Perkins remains intriguing, but the situation will become more clear later tonight when the Giants play. Dixon outplayed Terrance West versus the Browns but this is a timeshare to stay at the moment. It was a rough game for Hightower, but he is a player to hold on to as the Saints offense will have better days.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Picks
James Starks GB 29.3% owned
The running game in Green Bay is ugly, but Starks is definitely the main shareholder in it. He only saw 7 carries in his first game back from injury, but Starks will increase his touches quickly. As long as he can stay healthy, Starks is the Packers’ lead back for the remainder of the season. Even a team with a weak ground game can provide some value to their main running back.
Rob Kelley WAS 45.3% owned
Despite being slow to catch on in fantasy leagues, Kelley was quick to take over the Redskins backfield. It only took a week of Matt Jones being unavailable and Kelley was able to thrust himself to the top of the depth chart. After two weeks, Kelley has put up 87 and 97 rush yards against decent defenses. There is every reason to believe that this job will belong to Rob Kelley unless he should stumble down the stretch. The only downside here is that the Reskins do not have many easy matchups left on the schedule.
Keeping It Steady
Matt Asiata MIN 48.2% owned
The Vikings running back to own after Adrian Peterson was supposed to be Jerick McKinnon. At this point, a two year sample size is saying that Asiata is always going to be the more valuable fantasy player. McKinnon has off the charts measurable that have just not translated to the field. Asiata does not pass the eye test, but in spite of being a classic plodder he puts up usable point totals. He has scored at least 8 fantasy points in five of the last six games. There is a fairly low ceiling for Asiata in most games, but he does not put up many donuts either.
Back On The Radar
Jeremy Langford CHI 32.6% owned
The Bears are in very bad shape right now. Jordan Howard is nursing an injury that could force him to miss time, Alshon Jeffery is suspended 4 games for PED use and Jay Cutler is the quarterback. Two of those things point to an uptick in playing time for Jeremy Langford. Jeffery being unavailable leaves a void in the passing game that will be filled in part by Langford. If Howard misses time, Langford would at worst be part of a time share with Kadeem Carey. It may be time for Langford to start making his way back onto fantasy rosters.