In many fantasy leagues, the end of Week 10 brings with it the trade deadline. Without trades, there is only one method of adding new players: the waiver wire. As always, we’re here to help. With the Bills, Giants, Bears and 49ers on bye for Week 11, you may very well need a replacement or two.
RB Damien Harris – New England Patriots
For the 3rd time this season, Damien Harris rushed for 100 or more yards in a game. Harris is averaging 98.5 rushing yards when he gets more than 10 carries in a game. His 22 carries and 122 yards were both season highs – although the windy and rainy conditions could have attributed to the higher number of carries. Cam Newton is still stealing goal line work, however.
Their Week 11 opponent, the Texans, have been a siev for fantasy running backs. They’ve surrendered 99 rushing yards or more to six different running backs this season.
Harris is right around 50% available in fantasy leagues now. He should be the #1 option for teams looking to add a runner this week.
WR Michael Pittman Jr. – Indianapolis Colts
For those who added the Colts rookie receiver prior to Week 10, a very nice fantasy day was had. Michael Pittman Jr. caught 7 of 8 targets for 101 yards and added a 21 yard scamper that set up a Nyheim Hines touchdown late in the 3rd quarter. He led the team in yards for the second straight week – a trend that should continue for a team that is in a hot divisional race.
Pittman could prove troublesome for the Packers – but good for fantasy players – in Week 11. They just gave up 9 catches and 184 yards to Richie James in Week 9. He also gets two very good matchups with the Texans down the stretch.
You can find Pittman on the waiver wire in more than 90% of leagues. He has established himself as a player to roster in the majority of leagues.
TE Dalton Schultz – Dallas Cowboys
After stepping in for Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz gave fantasy players a few nice weeks. Then, with the loss of Dak Prescott, he faded away. Now, he’s been targeted 15 times in the last two games, catching 10 passes for 101 yards. The return of Andy Dalton can only help Schultz’s outlook – if only a little. In the 2020 fantasy season, 4 or 5 catches for 50 yards is a really solid day at the tight end position.
Schultz is unrostered in more than 80% of fantasy leagues. He should give you a solid fantasy day instead of a nasty goose egg.
QB Derek Carr – Las Vegas Raiders
Ignoring his Week 10 stinker of 154 scoreless passing yards – in a game where the Raiders were running away with it – Derek Carr has had a pretty good season so far. He threw for over 250 yards and multiple touchdowns in five straight games from Week 2 through Week 7. Week 8 was negatively affected by wind and Week 9 he threw two touchdown passes. Carr has also thrown only 2 interceptions all season; he is quietly doing very well.
He and the Raiders get a rematch with the Chiefs in Week 11. Carr threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns as the Raiders upset the Chiefs in Week 5. After that, they face the Falcons and Jets – two more juicy matchups.
Those of you looking for a late season run, look no further. Carr is available in more than 55% of fantasy leagues and is a great option for the next few weeks.
TE Logan Thomas – Washington Football Team
Logan Thomas has provided his fantasy players with 3 or 4 catches in 4 straight games – a decent floor that’s way better than a zero. He has also scored twice in those 4 games. He is consistently targeted on a team that needs pass catchers – at least 4 targets in every game this season. With a chance of a touchdown, he needs to be considered by fantasy players who don’t have Darren Waller or Travis Kelce.
He’ll face Cincinnati in Week 11. The Bengals have been among the most generous teams in the league giving out fantasy points to tight ends. In Week 12, Washington faces Dallas again – Thomas had 60 yards and a touchdown against them in Week 7.
For a guy who is putting up survivable or better numbers in most weeks, Thomas should be roster in more leagues. He’s available in more than 75% of fantasy leagues.