For the fantasy football owners who are still in the mix to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, there are several players who are worth picking up off the waiver wire in Week 11. For the fantasy owners who have been eliminated from playoff contention, playing the waiver wire in Week 11 can help them potentially spoil the playoff hopes of someone else in their league. Here’s a look at four players worth adding off the waiver wire if they are available in your league.
All statistics are courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.
1. C.J. Anderson, running back, Denver Broncos
If you’re going to add one player off waivers for Week 11, it should be Anderson. He stepped in for injured Broncos starter Ronnie Hillman in Week 11 and went on to carry the ball 13 times for 90 yards and catch four passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. Hillman will be out for at least two to three more weeks, and Montee Ball, who started the year atop the Broncos depth chart at running back, has yet to fully recover from a groin injury he obtained in Week 5. Anderson will see the bulk of the work for the Broncos in the immediate future, and for owners looking to make a final playoff push, there likely isn’t a better running back available on the waiver wire.
2. Bishop Sankey, running back, Tennessee Titans
Sankey does not have the fantasy scoring potential of C.J. Anderson in Denver, but he will be getting the bulk of the work for the Titans going forward. The highly touted rookie has had an unspectacular first season as a professional, but there is no doubting that he is a very talented running back. Given the workload Sankey will get in the coming weeks, he is likely to be a reasonably productive fantasy running back for owners scouring the waiver wire for help at the position.
3. Josh McCown, quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
McCown will never be confused for Peyton Manning on the field or in the world of fantasy football. However, he does have some fantasy value going forward, especially for owners looking to make a change at the position or owners looking for a bye fill-in for their current starter. McCown has the luxury of throwing the ball to three massive targets in Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Week 10 was McCown’s first game action since getting an injury in Week 3, and he didn’t disappoint. He threw for 301 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, and added 39 yards on the ground. He may not match those numbers every week, but he will likely be a top 15 fantasy quarterback going forward.
4. Mark Sanchez, quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles
Fantasy owners who need a quarterback should be targeting Sanchez on the waiver wire if he is still available. He seems to be a great fit in Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s offense and reminded people why he was a first-round draft pick coming out of USC during the Eagles’ blowout win over the Carolina Panthers on Monday night. The Eagles’ group of pass catchers is one of the most explosive and talented in the league, which will likely lead to impressive fantasy numbers out of Sanchez.