Welcome to Wavier Wire Tuesday, week eleven edition.

Where has this 2018 season gone? We're closing in on Thanksgiving and the fantasy season is flying by. You've got to continue to push to the end, do whatever it takes to make the playoffs or fend off the ones that are trying to do so.

This week we continue with the dreaded bye weeks in the NFL and we're back for one last week with six teams on a bye..... As we've talked before, this will really test your teams resolve. The teams that are on a bye this week: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco.

Now, it's time to see which players I'm targeting this week on your waiver wires, as we've talked about, the waiver wire when used correctly, can be a deadly weapon to the success of your season.

The choice is yours and yours alone. Choose wisely, my friends.

Running Backs:

Mike Davis (SEA vs. GB (Thurs), Owned in 46% of ESPN Leagues)

It's up in the air as to whether or not Chris Carson will play on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers. Mike Davis had himself a pretty nice ballgame on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams when he rushed 11 times for 58 yards and caught four of six passes for 22 yards and a score. On a short week, it's worth monitoring to see if Carson will return if he doesn't, roster Davis if he's available.

Jalen Richard (OAK at ARI, Owned in 49.8% of ESPN Leagues)

Offensive playmakers are falling fast, heck the season is falling fast in Oakland right now for Jon Gruden in his first year, they're clearly in rebuild mode. There are rumors flying around that wide receiver Jordy Nelson is going to retire after he sustained a knee injury on Sunday but it's not official yet (as of me writing this). In addition, one thing that you can count on is when the Raiders are trailing in a game they're going to throw the football and Richard will be in the game.

Rashaad Penny (SEA vs. GB, Owned in 13% of ESPN Leagues)

I know, I know we've got two guys from the same team on this list at the same position no less (but I tried to at least break them up). Penny played very well on Sunday as he rushed 12 times for 108 yards and again if Chris Carson is out there might be room for both Mike Davis and Penny against Green Bay. He was a first round pick for a reason, let the talent play,  we'll see what happens.

Wide Receivers:

Josh Reynolds (LAR vs. KC (MNF from Mexico), Owned in 1% of ESPN Leagues)

A really tough break for one of the best teams in the NFL as the Rams found out that wide receiver Cooper Kupp tore his ACL during Sunday's win against the Seattle Seahawks. That unfortunate injury has opened the door for young receiver Josh Reynolds to step into a starting role. He doesn't have a fantasy point in his last two games but going up against a pedestrian Kansas City Chiefs passing defense plus the opportunity at his feet I'm looking for him to have an impact this week.

Willie Snead IV (BAL vs. CIN, Owned in 20% of ESPN Leagues)

This isn't a name that is on a lot of your radars but I'm looking at what sort of defenses the Baltimore Ravens will be facing over the next few weeks and I like what I see. I see the Bengals this weekend, the Raiders next and the Falcons to follow. I know Snead has only one touchdown this season but he's recorded double-digit fantasy points in PPR format scoring in all but two games this season. I'm a little weary with the unknown of young Lamar Jackson possibly starting at quarterback but if Jackson does play maybe Snead will be a bit of a safety blanket for him? I can dream, can't I?

Anthony Miller (CHI, Owned in 13% of ESPN Leagues)

The Chicago Bears offense has been a bit of a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners, Mitchell Trubisky has played better than most expected and how about this youngster Anthony Miller? Last Sunday he had a big day catching five of six balls for 122 yards and a score. The Bears face the Minnesota Vikings this week who have been a bit underwhelming defensively compared to what we saw out of them last season.

Best of luck in week eleven!

 

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