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What’s up, Sharks! Playoffs are right around the corner, so it’s time to buckle up and make the right lineup decisions. The football season always goes by way too fast, doesn’t it? We will be without all players from Carolina, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and the New York Jets. Luckily there isn’t a lot of fantasy power on those teams, so there is that at least. Also, this is the last bye week for the NFL season. Can I get an Amen!? Woo, finally! Let’s jump right into some RB3, RB4, WR4, and WR5 types that could help you in your flex spot for Week 11. Let’s get “flexy”, shall we?

Running Backs

Jamaal Williams, Green Bay (vs. Baltimore)

This week’s most popular waiver wire add hasn’t showed much in limited action this year, but this isn’t about that. It’s all about opportunity, folks. When Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery went down last week, it was Williams who saw a whopping 21 touches. In Week 9, it was Williams who had the goal line touchdown, and that was with a healthy Jones and Montgomery. I truly believe that Williams can be thrust right into your starting lineup (I highly doubt Montgomery will suit up). Running backs who will touch the ball 20+ times are hard to come by, so if you scored Williams off waivers this week, go ahead and do the happy dance.

C.J. Anderson, Denver (vs. Cincinnati)

Anderson has been very efficient this year, ranking in the Top-24 in just about every running back category out there. In Week 10, Anderson averaged 5.5 yards per carry, which is nothing to sneeze at. The problem with Anderson though, has been his lack of touches. Fear no more Sharks! As the Bengals are coming to Denver in Week 11. The Broncos will look to run out the clock in this game, which is where Anderson comes in. I’ll admit, it’s scary, but I truly believe he will see 15+ touches this week. Get him off of your bench and into your flex.

Samaje Perine, Washington (at New Orleans)

The other popular waiver wire add this week offers immediate flex appeal as well. Perine also has not flashed much this year, and he is facing an underrated Saints defense. That being said, Washington’s offensive line is finally healthy, which is something Perine hasn’t had when he has started. He had 10 touches last week, in which he turned into 60 total yards. Washington can get to the red zone often, so look for Perine to have a few shots at a goal line score.

Javorius Allen, Baltimore (at Green Bay)

I feel like I recommend Allen every week (well, minus his bye last week). Danny Woodhead doesn’t look like he will be back this week, so we get the pleasure of having a useful Buck Allen at least for one more week. Allen shined in the passing game in Week 9, turning 8 targets into 7 receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown. Allen is also Baltimore’s preferred option at the goal line. Allen has a good floor, especially in any kind of PPR format. I’m playing Allen in a lot of spots this week and you should be too.

About Ryan Black

Ryan is a fantasy football enthusiast who specializes in redraft and keeper leagues. He lives in Yorktown, VA with his beautiful wife, son, and daughter. Feel free to ask him any and everything regarding fantasy football on twitter. It's all about winning that fantasy football championship, Sharks!