Having a good fantasy draft sets a team up really well, but most of the time to win a fantasy football league, acquisitions need to be made during the season. Each week there are several players worth exploring on the waiver wire. Here are fantasy football players to add week 11.
(Note: These are best used for standard scoring leagues. All players are rostered in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues)
1. D’Onta Foreman, RB, Tennessee Titans
After the Derrick Henry injury, many expected Adrian Peterson to be the lead back. If not him, others thought it would be Jeremy McNichols. The Titans gave Foreman the most carries and snaps out of their running backs on Sunday against the Saints. He had 11 carries for 30 yards to go with two receptions for 48 yards.
Moving forward, Foreman looks like the best running back for the Titans. He has fresh legs and should get most of the work from this point on. He should be added to fantasy rosters as the Titans figure things out without Henry. Foreman is rostered in just 1.6 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots
Stevenson cleared concussion protocols and was able to play against the Browns. With the Patriots having other running backs injured, including Damien Harris, Stevenson ran with his opportunity. He finished the game against the Browns with 20 carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Stevenson also had four catches for 14 yards.
Picking up Stevenson is about two things. For one, it is about monitoring the health of the backfield. If Harris has to miss more time, Stevenson can thrive. The second thing is that Stevenson may get more playing time even when Harris returns due to his good performance. It would be risky to start Stevenson when Harris is healthy though. Stevenson is available in over 70 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Jordan Howard, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Sanders has been on the injured reserve for a few weeks. Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott were expected to pick up most of the slack in his absence. Howard has been the back who has earned the most work though. That continued against the Broncos, as he finished the game with 12 carries for 83 yards.
The game against the Broncos was actually Howard’s worst game so far, as he failed to find the end zone. He could find the end zone once again if he continues to get work because he is the best runner on the team in between the tackles. Howard is rostered in under 40 percent of ESPN leagues.
4. Marcus Johnson, WR, Tennessee Titans
With Julio Jones on IR, Johnson stepped up. He received six targets in the week 10 game against the Saints. Johnson finished the day with five catches for 100 yards, which led the Titans. His ability to produce big plays was encouraging.
Jones is expected to miss at least two more games, which means that Johnson has a chance to produce. With Derrick Henry also injured, the Titans may rely more on Ryan Tannehill and the passing game. If they do, Johnson can produce behind A.J. Brown in the offense. He is available in virtually every ESPN league.
5. Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
After returning from injury, Bateman has put up a few solid performances. That continued against Miami when he finished the game with six catches for 80 yards on eight targets. The Dolphins have really good corners, so the performance is worth noting.
Bateman hasn’t exactly popped off this season. He has no touchdowns and a season-high of six catches and 80 yards in a game. The touchdowns and production should continue to increase with more time, as Bateman is just a rookie. Bateman is rostered in just 32.5 percent of ESPN leagues.
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