Week 11 Waiver Wire Additions: College Football Playoff Edition
With all of the chaos over the weekend in college football, I thought I should relate the waiver wire additions to it.
Since it would be tough to relate the College Football Playoff, I thought I might go with the overall ranking. For example, if a guy is a must-add, he would be ranked in the Top-4 towards the playoff. If he is a luxury add, he might barely crack the Top 25.
There are a few guys that need to be added, but once again, there are no sure things on the waiver wire additions.
If your roster could use some touching up, I can give you the top “playoff contenders” of the waiver wire additions that might help you win a championship.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Additions
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers (ESPN: 14.1% , Yahoo: 12%)
I was against adding Kaepernick last week, but I am warming up to it now. The 49er had another 210 yards passing and one touchdown, but more importantly he popped his rushing total back up to 55 yards with a score. If Kaepernick is rushing for more than 50 yards a game, he is a usable quarterback.
College Football Playoff Ranking: 15 out of 25
C.J. Prosise, RB, Seattle Seahawks (ESPN: 30.8%, Yahoo: 35%)
Prosise has taken over the lead role in Seattle. He has out snapped and out-touched Christine Michael for two games in a row. He ended up with 22.3 PPR Fantasy Points without scoring which is pretty impressive. He now has 15 catches over the last four games, and topped 80 receiving yards twice. If he gets the carry-workload (17 against New England) then he turns into a must-start. Watch for Thomas Rawls’ return though.
College Football Playoff Ranking: 8 out of 25
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens (ESPN: 10.5%, Yahoo: 19%)
There have been rumors out of Baltimore all season that Dixon is the most talented back on the roster. He is finally fully healthy and getting a chance to show it. Terrance West has not been great and I think Dixon can take the reins there. He only had 6 carries for 38 yards, but caught five passes for 42 more yards. If he is catching four or more passes a game, and then starts getting the starter’s/goal line carries, he could be “that guy” that wins Fantasy Championships. If you have a roster spot, add him now.
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) November 14, 2016
College Football Playoff Ranking: 5 out of 25
Damien Williams, RB, Miami Dolphins (ESPN: 4.4%, Yahoo: 3%)
Jay Ajayi has taken the Fantasy World by storm with his production, but it was Williams who scored twice on Sunday. He now has four touchdowns in his last four games. The pessimist in me points out that he has yet to rush for even 30 yards in a game and just does not have the touches to sustain production. He is touchdown dependent, but does have five scores on the year. I think he is a must-own for Jay Ajayi owners.
College Football Playoff Ranking: 22 out of 25 (4 out of 25 for Ajayi owners)
Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (ESPN: 9.9%, Yahoo: 16%)
I thought Albert Wilson might be the pickup for the Chiefs but Hill stepped up instead. With Jeremy Maclin out, Hill had 10 catches for 89 yards and threw in a 12-yard rush. With Maclin possibly out for ore time, Hill is very interesting. He has a decent schedule and Kansas City has to throw to somebody.
College Football Playoff Ranking: 14 out of 25
Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals (ESPN: 49.5%, Yahoo: 45%)
Floyd was drafted in almost every league in the preseason but has severely disappointed. Before Sunday, he had just 19 catches for 257 yards trhough seven games. Against the 49ers, Floyd pulled in 5 catches for 101 yards. As intriguing as his talent is, there are just too many mouths to feed in Arizona.
College Football Playoff Ranking: 24 out of 25
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons (ESPN: 1.6%, Yahoo: 2%)
I said last week that I was not sure that Gabriel was a commodity with future prosperity. Then he went and caught a 76-yard touchdown. At the same time though, that was his only catch of the game. I am still hesitant to start a guy that is so big-play dependent.
College Football Playoff Ranking: 20 out of 25
Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans (ESPN: 10.4%, Yahoo: 10%)
I was a Sharpe believer earlier in the season but he has not delivered. The Titans’ offense is so run-heavy that Sharpe has not had many opportunities. He had a great day in the surprising blowout of the Packers with three catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. However, I am still worried about his scoring potential. Tennessee is going to run the ball by the goal line and if they throw it is going to Delanie Walker or Rishard Matthews. Sharpe only has one other game with 60 yards or more, so he cannot sustain Fantasy Production.
College Football Playoff Ranking: 25 out of 25
Vernon Davis is averaging a ridiculous 13.1 yards per target. Low-volume TE, but making most with explosive plays. Sneaky TE1 vs. GB WK11.
— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) November 14, 2016
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins (ESPN: 22.8%, Yahoo: 6%)
Whenever you have one of the Top-3 tight ends in the league on your team, the backup does not usually get work. Vernon Davis has worked his way into Fantasy territory with some strong games though. Davis has three straight games with at least 66 yards, and has at least 13.9 PPR Fantasy Points in four straight. It seems Jordan Reed is drawing a lot of attention and Davis is taking advantage of it. For the tight end streamer, Davis can be solid value.
College Football Playoff Ranking: 10 out of 25
That’s it for this week’s waiver wire additions. Check out our weekly rankings and my Start or Sit post on Thursday.
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