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Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report – Week 11 – 2018

Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report Week #11 by: Fred Schell

(Add Recommendations are based on Yahoo ownership 50% and under)

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I would like to open this report with a welcome back to DJ. You’ve finally shed that offensive coordinator and done what I drafted you in the first round to do.



Add – Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Dak is finally back! As it turns out, it’s a lot easier on a quarterback when you actually have a good receiver! Although the Dallas Cowboys receiving corp is by no means elite, the addition of Amari Cooper has proved to be wonderous for Dak’s production as he now have a go-to receiver that can get open quickly and open up space for the other weapons on the field. Dak reached his best completion percentage of the year with 72.2. He also managed to find the end zone for a TD pass. The Cowboys had a rocky start to the season, but I expect an offensive resurgence that will allow Dak to be a solid starter against favorable matchups.


  • Blake Bortles Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Baker Mayfield Cleveland Browns
  • Matt Barkley Buffalo Bills
  • Josh Rosen Arizona Cardinals
  • Lamar Jackson Baltimore Ravens

Drop – Case Keenum, Denver Broncos

This is tricky because I don’t think Keenum will be worthless throughout the rest of the season but as of right now he is better off on your bench. While I don’t think the loss of Demaryius Thomas is going to cripple the offense thanks to rookie Courtland Sutton, I do think that facing the vaunting Chargers pass rush is going to end poorly for Keenum. It will be interesting to see how he fares coming off of a bye week, but with so many options at quarterback right now, he isn’t worth a spot in your lineup.

**If you are streaming quarterbacks, Josh Rosen is a good start this week. The Oakland Defense was shredded by Nick Mullens a couple of weeks ago**

Running Backs:

(Rick Scuteri / AP)

Add – Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks

Penny came alive in Week 10 with the injury to Chris Carson. The Seahawks have been surprisingly competent this year and Penny is finally doing what the Seahawks drafted him to do. With a stunning 9 yards per carry and 12 carries, Penny was able to produce an outstanding stat line, plus let’s not forget the TD. Out-touching and out-performing running back Mike Davis on carries, look for Penny to continue prospering while Carson is out. (Maybe even when he is back) Penny is at the very least worth picking up for the bench and watching, however at the moment he seems like a solid flex in standard leagues, and a potential RB2 for running back needy teams. Talking to you Dad. (In all fairness to him, the guy does have the best receiving corp I’ve seen in any fantasy leagues)


  • Derrick Henry Tennessee Titans
  • Jacquizz Rodgers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Josh Adams Philadelphia Eagles

Drop – Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets

The Jets have been struggling on offense as of late (understatement of the year), and Crowell hasn’t made much impact on the ground behind an atrocious offensive line. While he did manage to at least find the end zone this week, his week to week performance seems to depend completely on whether he is able to punch in a touchdown. With the Jets posting one of the worst red zone percentages in the league, that isn’t a bet worth taking. The Jets need to dramatically improve their blocking before their running game is going to become effective.

Wide Receivers:

Mike DiNovo- USA Today Sports

Add – Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears

Rookie Anthony Miller has seen an uptick in targets over the last 4 weeks. He’s made the most of his targets over the last two games by catching 10 passes for 171 yards and a TD. Although his 24.4 yards per reception in Week 10 will be hard to duplicate, Miller has a modest 4 TDs in eight games. He has even been outpacing Taylor Gabriel in targets, pointing to a potential upgrade to the WR2 position on Chicago’s roster. With Mitch Trubisky’s renaissance this season, having the Bears number 2 receiver could bring much needed alleviation to your flex.


  • Donte Moncrief Jacksonville Jaguars 
  • Zay Jones Buffalo Bills
  • Josh Reynolds Los Angeles Rams
  • Maurice Harris Washington Redskins
  • Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Drop – Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams

This is painful. So many talented players have already been sidelined to injury. Kupp has been a tremendous fantasy asset so far this season and has carried any team with his consistent production. However the worst three letters in the NFL language have him sidelined until at least next season… ACL. Look to the Rams number 4 receiver Josh Reynolds to pick up part of his production.

Tight Ends:

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Add – Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams

There is another alternative to picking up Josh Reynolds, and a wild card pick like this could prove to be godsend to your fantasy season. The Rams offense is not going to be stopped anytime soon, so what could Sean McVay do to keep it running smoothly following the loss of Cooper Kupp? Enter Tyler Higbee. The Rams have the most dominant running back in the NFL right now, so more TE heavy sets makes a lot of sense. Higbee will need to step up and take a share of the targets no longer aimed in Kupp’s direction. In addition, the Rams defense has not been as dominant as of late, so the offense is going to need to continue carrying the load if they want their momentum to roll into a playoff bye. Especially after the crucial loss to New Orleans, the Rams cannot afford to take their foot off the gas pedal.


  • Chris Herndon New York Jets
  • Jonnu Smith Tennessee Titans
  • Gerald Everett Los Angeles Rams

Drop – Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

As much as I like Cameron Brate, it’s been clear that OJ Howard is the favorite TE target in Tampa. With a sub par running game, the Bucs rely too heavily on the passing game to play a lot of TE heavy sets on offense. Brate was never a very high volume TE, his draw has always been a fairly consistent TD rate. Lately however that appeal has been lost as he has failed to real in a TD in any of the last 4 games. It’s sad to seem him fade back to irrelevance with the lack of valuable TEs in the league right now, however it’s time for fantasy owners to move on.

Defensive Stream of the Week

Carolina Panthers v Detroit Lions

Carolina’s defense is definitely hit or miss, however I like them against the Lions. The loss of Golden Tate has taken a lot of the punch away from Stafford’s game, and the team is sliding downhill. Carolina needs to continue putting wins up in order to stay afloat in a stacked NFC. Look for their defense to step up against Matthew Stafford and Company.


Arizona Cardinals v Oakland Raiders 

**Has anyone noticed that Oakland is becoming a punchline this season?**

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