Nick Mimi @nmimi
Waiver Wire Week 11
Week 10 is finished and if you had Nick Chubb or went against Hopkins/Murray you may have
flipped out. Week 10 gave us some close finishes, and really showed how good Kyler Murray
really is. D’Andre Swift now seems to finally be the full time running back in Detroit, and Tua
time is real. The playoff push is here, and teams scrambling for a playoff spot need to make a
move. Trading deadlines are approaching.
Salvon Ahmed / Dolphins / 6% rostered
This is the big add of the week! This offense is developing and Ahmed is explosive. Coach Brian Flores holds nothing back and will use the players best suited to help win games. With Ahmed's college teammate Myles Gaskin on IR, Jordan Howard's 1.7 YPC being cut, and Matt Breida still hurt, Ahmed has the opportunity to run with the job. 21 carries for 85 yards and
a touchdown to go with a catch for 5 yards screams volume. If you’re in need of a RB, this is the
back to get.
Kalen Ballage / Chargers / 19% rostered
Revenge game! Justin Jackson recently hit IR, and Austin Ekeler is still on IR, so Ballage took
over. Ekeler’s status needs monitoring, but if he misses more time, Ballage seems to be a solid
add now. The former Jet and Dolphin is doing what players do best when they leave an Adam
Gase offense, which is produce. 18 carries for 68 yards and 5 catches for 34 yards are very
decent fantasy numbers. Up next, the Jets
Nyheim Hines / Colts / 41% rostered
Alright, Jonathan Taylor is not startable. Insert Hines, who likely was dropped in your league. A
major breakout game Thursday night lands him on the list here. 12 carries for 70 yards and a
touchdown to go with 5 catches for 45 yards and another touchdown for Hines, and he is taking
away playing time from Taylor. Rivers loved his receiving backs, and Hines is looking no
different. He needs to be rostered, but don't be upset when he gets you 5 points every other week.
Cam Akers / Rams / 26% rostered
Is it time??? Akers led the Rams in carries on Sunday with 10 carries for 38 yards. He didn’t
score any of the rushing touchdowns, but it is nice to see Akers actually getting looks in the
offense. Keep an eye on this situation, as Akers has the talent to take over, he just needs the
time to do it. Akers was likely dropped in your league, and this is a real good time to check
Alexander Mattison / Vikings / 36% rostered
Mattison is the backup to Cook. Last season Cook could not maintain a full season workload.
Mattison is a nice speculative add in the event Cook were to get injured. He would become a
RB1/RB2 level add if this were to happen. If you have Cook, you NEED to add Mattison.
Wayne Gallman / Giants / 50% rostered
The Giants are heading into a bye week, but with Devanta Freeman hitting IR, Gallman becomes
a must add. 18 carries for 53 yards and 2 touchdowns gives Gallman some rest of the season
value. As long as Freeman is out, Gallman is worth the add.
La’Mical Perine / Jets / 26% rostered
Word is the Jets may give Perine more looks. Makes sense given the 0-9 record, but I wouldn’t
put it past Gase to make the first play next week a HB dive up the middle for 2-3 yards with
Frank Gore. Perine is for deeper leagues only.
Jakobi Meyers / Patriots / 48% rostered
If it isn’t obvious, Meyers is the WR1 in New England. Now he’s throwing a touchdown!
Meyers has really done it all and been a super under the radar pickup until now. Everyone sees
the volume, and this is the week he flies off the waivers. This week in a downpour, Meyers saw
7 targets and brought in 5 catches for 59 yards to add to the trick play TD pass. He has seen 6 or more targets his last 4 games and shows no signs of slowing down.
Allen Lazard / Packers / 42% rostered
Lazard was supposed to come off IR this past week, but that never occurred. This is the week
he may come back (or at least worth the add). Lazard needs to be rostered considering he is
playing with a future Hall of Fame QB. The last game prior to his injury, he saw 8 targets from
Rodgers. I wouldn’t start him this week, but he is a prime stash and hold candidate.
Michael Pittman Jr / Colts / 10% rostered
The USC 2 nd round rookie is starting to hit his stride. He saw 8 targets and brought in 7 catches
for 101 yards and a 21 yard rush. This marks 2 weeks in a row he saw 7 or more targets and is
showing why he got so many targets at USC. Pittman is working on his chemistry with Rivers,
and he is becoming a must add before he continues to break out.
Jalen Reagor / Eagles/ 26% rostered
Another rookie WR here who is coming back from injury. Reagor saw 7 targets and brought in 4
catches for 47 yards. His 2 games back, he has seen 6 or more targets, and in Philly, they need
help. Reagor is a flier add in hopes of a breakout which should be coming soon.
Breshad Perriman / Jets / 8% rostered
Sam Darnold is out again this week, and I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the Jets held
Darnold out longer. Perriman has chemistry with Flacco, and showed it against the Patriots. 7
targets for 5 catches and 101 yards and 2 touchdowns later, Perriman almost ruined the Jets
tank! With him and Flacco developing this chemistry, Perriman makes for a sneaky good add.
Josh Reynolds / Rams / 5% rostered
Acting as the Rams WR3, Reynolds saw a total of 10!! targets for 8 catches and 94 yards. This
marks the 3 rd week in a row he has seen 8 or more targets. He has gone under the radar, and
needs to be rostered at this point. Note for dynasty owners: Reynolds is a free agent at season's end so the chance at moving into a more prominent role may be there.
Denzel Mims / Jets / 5% rostered
Mims is getting better each week and looks like a legit WR. He saw 8 targets from Flacco last
week, bringing in 4 of them for 62 yards. Mims is improving each week and is worth a flier in
deeper leagues. With the idea of Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields being mocked to the Jets,
Mims’ dynasty value continues to rise, he'll be in the discussion for top 5 WR from this draft class.
Jordan Reed / 49ers / 19% rostered
Reed played more this week and it showed. 6 targets for 5 catches and 62 yards, Reed is
working his way into the offense more and more. If you need a TE, Reed is looking like the one
to add. The 49ers are on a bye this week, so Reed is a stash play, but if you have the room and
need a TE, look no further than Reed.
Logan Thomas / 35% rostered
Alex Smith started on Sunday which is an amazing story. Smith looked Thomas’ way often. He
had 6 targets which he brought in 4 catches for 66 yards. In a full point PPR league, that’s a
double digit performance. Expect Thomas to continue to build chemistry with Alex Smith and
build his fantasy value.
Kyle Rudolph / Vikings / 5% rostered
Irv Smith was ruled out of Monday’s game, and Rudolph brought in 4 catches for 63 yards.
Depending on Smith’s status, Rudolph makes for a desperation add at TE.
Tyler Higbee / Rams / 53% rostered
Not the flashiest of adds, but one worth a flier if in need of a stream. He had 6 targets for 3
catches and 60 yards. Higbee is not a safe start by any means, but he is worth a flier if
Jameis Winston / Saints / 2% rostered
Drew Brees is potentially out for weeks. Winston becomes a must add! With a full offense in
Kamara and Michael Thomas, expect Winston to put up decent numbers as he tries to play for a
long term role on the Saints. Tread lightly in leagues with massive INT penalties.
Here at Stack Attack, streaming defenses is the only way to go . A few to consider this week
Dolphins vs Broncos
Chargers vs. Jets
Football Team vs. Bengals