Some examples this season include Justin Herbert, Mike Davis, Travis Fulgham and… well, OK, there aren’t any good examples at the close end, but still! Adding one of these players – among several others – helped take your Fantasy roster to another level, and for many, it could be the difference between a trip to the playoffs and an early end to the season. .
There will be some guys who can plug some holes in your available roster in week 11, but I want to focus on the potential difference-makers for my first look at the waiver thread. Here’s one from each post based on this week’s action so far:
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Potential difference factor in QB: Jameis Winston (4%)
The Saints’ game plan didn’t change much when Winston came in for Drew Brees, who suffered a rib injury that kept him on the sidelines the entire second half and looks likely to cost him several weeks at this stage. Of course, that didn’t have to change much, as the 49ers never really felt like a threat. We know who Winston is at this point, and while he’s not a great NFL quarterback, his aggression has generally served him very well in Fantasy. If he starts Week 11, expect to see him push the ball across the field more than Brees typically does, and with a game against the Falcons on the way next Sunday – and again two Sundays later, if Brees must do it. miss several weeks – Winston just might be one of the top 12 Fantasy QBs.
Potential difference factor at RB: Cam Akers (43%)
Coming out of the week off, Akers led the Rams in rush attempts (10) and yards (38), which is a solid sign for someone with real breakout potential in the second half. Of course, Sunday also highlighted roadblocks the Akers way, as Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson both scored touchdowns while combining for 16 touches. The Akers will need to carve out a bigger role for themselves and do it consistently, but it could have been a first step in doing so. It’s more of an upside down game of hide-and-seek, but if Akers wins a 15-hit per-play role in the extension, you might be very happy to have him with him.
Potential difference factor at WR: Jalen Reagor (37%)
All the way back to training camp, it looked like Reagor had established himself as the Eagles’ No.1 receiver before a shoulder injury knocked him out for the start of the season. He has also had to fight a hamstring injury since, but he appears to be in good health and appears to be recovering. He was second on the team with six targets upon his return to the roster in Week 8, then followed with a high of seven targets on Sunday. Like the rest of the Eagles’ passing game, he didn’t have a good game (four catches for 47 yards), but it’s worth noting that, with Alshon Jeffery and Miles Sanders back, it’s Travis Fulgham, not Reagor, who took a step. return. Carson Wentz needs to play better for anyone to make a difference in this attack, but if that happens, Reagor could be a go-to player down the stretch.
Potential difference maker at TE: Jordan Reed (31%)
And here’s why you want to give guys a grace period when they come back from an injury before you judge them too harshly. Reed barely made a dent in Week 9 against the Packers, but with an extra week to prepare for Week 10, he was ready for a bigger role on Sunday, catching five of six targets for 62 yards, which were all good for second place. the team. Reed should remain a focal point for the 49ers with George Kittle likely made for the season, but there’s just one catch: the 49ers are goodbye to Week 11.
Here’s who else is on our radars heading into week 11 on the waiver thread:
Early waiver targets
Waiver thread at the start of week 11