Usually it's easier to pick up waiver receivers than any other position because there are so many more to choose from, although weeding out the one-week wonders isn't easy. The Week 11 Waiver Wire Wide Receivers article has a few guys to choose from, but are these guys mere one-week wonders?
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Tavon Austin - Rams (Owned Percentage – ESPN 72.6%/Yahoo 43%)
I am surprised Austin is so highly owned in ESPN leagues considering his year as a receiver has been a quiet one, but he's been invaluable as a returner. In Week 10, he racked up yardage as both receiver and returner. Austin caught just 2 passes, but he turned them into 138 receiving yards and 2 scores. He also totaled 172 return yards and a touchdown on special teams. The Rams' chances of making the playoffs have dwindled. Now would be a good time to get their top-10 draft pick more involved in the offense. Owners will want to pick him up for safe keeping, even if he doesn't do much for the rest of the year. His ceiling is still at an all-time high. His game against the Colts could be the start of something special.
Riley Cooper - Eagles (Owned Percentage – ESPN 31.3%/Yahoo 49%)
He may not have had the game he had last week against the Raiders, but Cooper came close. He caught 3 passes for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Packers. This brings Cooper's total touchdowns to 6, including one back in Week 2. Chemistry between a quarterback and receiver is huge. Cooper and Nick Foles are definitely showing it. Start Cooper with confidence in a plus matchup against the Redskins in Week 11.
Jarrett Boykin - Packers (Owned Percentage – ESPN 43.9%/Yahoo 43%)
I'm sure many owners dropped Boykin with Aaron Rodgers out and James Jones back, but it looks like Boykin is back on the waiver radar again. Against the Eagles, Boykin caught 8 passes for 112 yards. As the No. 3 receiver behind Jordy Nelson and Jones, it's hard to find consistency with Boykin. But without Jermichael Finley, Boykin is also invaluable. Still, he's nothing more than a flex option, who could put up WR2 numbers any given week.
Kenny Stills - Saints (Owned Percentage – ESPN 43.3%/Yahoo 39%)
Stills now has 4-straight games of 3 catches. Might not seem like a lot, but he's managed to turn all of those catches into 76 yards a game and a total of 4 touchdowns. This is the problem with Stills. He's hard to own because he doesn't see many targets. But the targets he does see turn into big gains. He's worth a shot as a low-end flex as Marques Colston continues to deal with injuries, but don't think Stills can put up big numbers every week.
Others to keep an eye on: Leonard Hankeron (Redskins) Percy Harvin (Seahawks), Michael Crabtree (49ers), Mario Manningham (49ers), Nate Burleson (Detroit)