Last week’s waiver wire offered a cornucopia of claims to eat up. Unfortunately, this week’s waiver wire is less fruitful. However, I have found what might be a few treats at Runningback, a starchy Quarterback, and some high-calorie Wide Receivers. The pickings may be meager, but they offer solid sustenance. Dig in!
Roster percentages from Fantrax 11/9/2021
Trevor Siemian QB Saints 19% rostered
He started in week nine and offered a mixed bag of results. Ugly first half, but Siemian led the Saints as he attempted a furious comeback that came up just short. His final line was 250 passing yards and two passing TDs, which is likely his standard performance. I think Trevor did enough to keep his job, and that makes him worth a look in dynasty leagues. He is a starting QB. What are you waiting for? Snag Siemian
Third week in a row on this list for Phillip Walker Not much left for me to say here. Sam Darnold has been dreadful the last few weeks. Head Coach Matt Rhule is likely to turn to his former QB at Temple and dance with the devil he knows. P.J. can play. I hope he gets a chance. If you play in a league that I don’t, you can probably still pick him up. I recommend you do so.
Call David Blough, that’s his name, that name again is David Blough. Judging by the boos from a week ago, fans in Detroit do not want to face a harsh winter snowed in with Jared Goff at QB1. The motor city is ready to call David Blough to clear a path to victory (or maybe to bury the Lions in a drift of snow that secures them the first pick of the 2022 draft). David is a scrappy competitor from Purdue. Blough doesn’t have the quickness or arm talent that many NFL QBs possess, but he is a smart player who can keep his team in the game and maybe even win a few. If you are hurting for QB, snag him and enjoy the ride until the Plow King (Kenny Pickett?) comes to town.
Zack Moss left Sunday’s game with a head injury, (concussion) which pushes Breida from 3rd string to second string. Second-string RB behind a player who has ball security issues. 1st string RB Devin Singletary already has four fumbles this season playing in a timeshare. Breida teased fantasy football players with his talent and speed in 2018 and 2019 with the 49ers totaling about 1,800 total yards over the two-season span. He is worth a speculative add.
The big back from Texas just refuses to go away. He signed with the Titans last week, and played well when called upon powering for 29 yards on five attempts. Adrian Peterson, also signed last week, struggled to get going Sunday with only 21 yards rushing on 10 carries. AD is one of the best players I have ever seen. He is a no-doubt Hall of Famer, but D’Onta Foreman is a decade younger than Peterson. Add Foreman just in case Peterson doesn’t find the fountain of youth.
Eno Benjamin RB (13% rostered)
Benjamin was a ballyhooed back coming out of high school with a four-star rating and many schools fighting for his services. The battle came down to Arizona State and Iowa. Eno went to the desert and liked it so much that he hasn’t left. The injury to Chase Edmonds means Benjamin trickles up the depth chart from 3rd to 2nd string. He’s a strong, shifty runner who rarely fumbles the ball, (1 fumble in 335 touches his sophomore season) and catches the ball well out of the backfield (77 receptions in two years at ASU). To be clear, Eno is potentially a three-down back. You want to acquire this player.
Olamide Zaccheaus (12% rostered)
I have held the Zacch Attacck on my dynasty team for a few years now, I might venture to say we have been “Friends Forever”. I co-own that team with my brother and my bro has always been high on Double C. While I have not been as supportive as my co-owner sibling, I have always liked Zacch’s big-play ability. In the absence of Calvin Ridley, Olamide has stepped into a more prominent role. I recommended Donovan Peoples-Jones a few weeks ago; Zaccheaus is a bit of a poor man’s DPJ. Olamide is a physically gifted player. Expect him to get a few big plays per game. Get to the wire and pick Zacch up like Morris would pick up a girl at “The Max” Group High Five!!!!!
Wesley had a productive game filling in for A.J. Green/DeAndre Hopkins. The Cardinals had to be pleasantly surprised with his success. Wesley caught all three targets and stacked up 62 yards in the process. He’s bounced around practiced squads for the past few years, so he isn’t afraid of hard work. The thing I like most about Wesley is his situation. If Antoine can secure a spot on this roster, he will have Kyler Murray throwing him the ball, enough said.
Something is wrong with Mike Williams. He was putting up gaudy numbers through the first few weeks of the season, but a knee injury has slowed him significantly. I thought big Mike would bounce back with the added rest of bye week. He hasn’t. That knee injury is only going to get worse. Now is the time to stockpile Chargers WRs who might replace him. I prefer the rookie Palmer, but he is likely rostered in your dynasty league, which leads us to Guyton. Jalen is a fast player and a solid blocker. The blocking and experience might get him first crack at replacing Williams. If you have been paying attention, you already know I love WRs with good young QBs. Justin Herbert qualifies as a good young QB.
Coaches just can’t quit Zay Jones. I understand why. He has a phenomenal pedigree; his uncle (Jeff Blake QB 14-year career) and father (Robert Jones LB, 9-year career) played in the NFL. Jones also had a great combine running a 4.45 forty and putting up 15 bench reps. Last week Zay stepped into the Henry Ruggs role for the Raiders. Vegas has since signed DeSean Jackson, so expect DeSean to be running those deep routes, but Jackson has never been a bastion of health, and I would not expect that to change at age 34. If Jones runs those deep routes, he doesn’t have to catch many passes to be fantasy relevant. Keep an eye on this player.
Donald Parham Jr. TE Chargers (13% rostered)
Herbert trusts him enough to throw a few passes his way. Parham has caught seven balls for 70 yards and two TDs over the past three games. At 34 years old, the starting TE Jared Cook is no spring chicken. If Parham gets the opportunity, he will take the ball and run with it. Add this guy to your roster if you can.
I have added this guy everywhere I can in dynasty. I wrote about him a few weeks ago, and the ceiling is still immense. The converted QB is a super athlete standing in at 6′, 7″ 250lbs. The Eagles only throw a few passes per game, and Dallas Goedert sees most of those. If Goedert were to miss time, the Eagles might give the Goedert role to Jackson. If you have roster space, add Tyree Jackson.