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The Waiver Wire Roundup

Week 11 of the NFL season just wrapped up, and if you're a Fantasy Football player that means you're scanning the waiver wire for players to help take your team to the next level. Fortunately, I've already done that for you. Each week I will be listing players owned in less than 50% of Fantasy Football leagues that can help turn your team into a Championship contender. Unfortunately the weather dictated a lot of game-script this past week, so let's hope the forecasts don't change this week.


Quarterbacks


Taysom Hill (41% owned)

When the Saints decided to pay Taysom Hill this off-season, many people including myself questioned the move. HC Sean Payton got the last laugh however, as Hill came in and played pretty well while Drew Brees misses some time with fractured ribs and a punctured lung. His passing upside is low, but Hill is a legitimate dual-threat QB who's able to both run and pass the ball; and he showed as much scoring two rushing TDs against the Falcons on Sunday. Hill is a must-add in all formats.


Running Backs


Gus Edwards (28% owned)

With both Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins missing Thursday's game against the Steelers, Edwards is another must-add in all formats. He's been able to get into the EZ every time he's rushed the ball more than ten times this year, and he's in for a big workload against the Steelers in two days. Edwards is automatically in the RB2 conversation with a workload that could vault him into RB1 talks.


Frank Gore (10% owned)

I almost feel dirty putting Gore here, but Adam Gase and the Jets continue to utilize him in every game they play in. The team also just placed rookie RB La'Mical Perine on the IR today so that means an even greater workload for the veteran. He'll be facing a Dolphins' defense that has been exposed by the run-game a few times this season, so he'll be on the borderline RB2 conversation.


James White (41% owned)

Rex Burkhead left Sunday's game and it seemed like the injury was serious. Burkhead supplanted White as this season has gone on, but with the former now out for extended time White will take over the role as the passing-down RB in the Patriots' offense. White should provide a solid floor in PPR formats and should be an RB3 with FLEX appeal for as long as Burkhead is unavailable. Damien Harris will not effect White's status.



Wide Receivers


Nelson Agholor (20% owned)

Agholor is a player that must be owned in more Fantasy formats. He's essentially taken over the role that most people thought Henry Ruggs would have in Gruden's offense, and has played fantastic this season. He's surpassed 15 points in two out of the last three games and should continue with this type of production for the rest of the season. The Raiders have a much easier schedule for the second half of the year so you can expect the team to take advantage of that opportunity.


Tim Patrick (20% owned)

Patrick is another player that needs to be owned in more leagues, and has been on a tear all season long. With most defenses focusing on rookie WR Jerry Jeudy, Patrick has thrived on the opposite outside role. He's had at least six targets in his last three games and absolutely torched the Dolphins on Sunday with 5 catches for 119 yards. The ROS gets a little difficult for the Broncos, but Patrick shouldn't see too much drop-off in production going forward. He's a pretty safe WR3/4 for the remainder of the year.


Breshad Perriman (10% owned)

I know, I must be crazy having two Jets on this list, but hear me out. Since being declared fully 'healthy', Perriman has taken up where he left off at the end of the 2019 season. He torched the Patriots for 5 catches, 101 yards and 2 TDs, and managed two catches for 54 yards and a TD against the Chargers on Sunday. With Joe Flacco at QB, the Jets take a lot more deep shots, and Perriman has shown he's capable to get open for them so far. With the Dolphins focusing more on Crowder and Mims, I expect Perriman to have another big day this Sunday.


Michael Pittman Jr (43% owned)

Pittman was on earlier list of mine, but yet still has managed to stay under 50% owned. With TY Hilton struggling horribly so far this season, the team has relied on Pittman more and more as each week has gone by. He's had at least 50 yards in three straight games, and seven targets in two out of the three. The Colts' schedule gets incredibly light as the season goes by, so I have Pittman pinned up as a WR3/4 for the ROS. He could even jump into the WR2 radar if they continue to use him as they have been.


Tight Ends


Dalton Schultz (20% owned)

His incumbent was poised for a break-out season, but it may be Schultz who gets to benefit from that after the injury to Jarwin. He's quietly put together a stellar season so far, with at least six targets in his last three games (with three different starting QBs). With Andy Dalton back at the helm, you can expect Schultz to get featured a lot more as the season goes on. Dalton loves targeting the TE, and the forgotten man in this offense will have TE2 appeal for the ROS.


* Players to keep an eye on going forward: Cam Akers, Malcolm Brown, Drew Lock, Marvin Hall, Ross Dwelley, Brian Hill, Anthony Miller, David Moore, Deebo Samuel, Damiere Byrd, MVS *


Each week I'll be here to give you the who's who for waiver wire pickups to help lead your Fantasy team to the ultimate goal: To bring home a championship. Hopefully some of the names on this list find their way onto your team, and may the odds forever be in your favor.