Drafting is nice, but if you really want to dominate your fantasy league. You have to OWN the waiver wire! And if you want to know who to pick up, well, you’ve come to the right place…because I am the Waiver Wire Wizard, the Pick-Up Prince, the Infallible Fabulous FAAB.
Top 3 Waiver Priorities for Week 11:
1.Salvon Ahmed- The Dolphins have been searching for a ground game and it appears as though they’ve found it. Former undrafted free agent Salvon Ahmed (A Husky) filled the role of primary back quite well on Sunday, racking up 85 yards on 21 carries with a 1-yard rushing TD. He had the Dolphins’ only RB target and ran 15 routes on the day compared to six for Patrick Laird and two for DeAndre Washington. Oh, and the team ditched Jordan Howard. Ahmed looked like the man and I wouldn’t be surprised if he stole the job from Myles Gaskin when Gaskin returns to action.
2.Michael Pittman- At the start of the season I tabbed Pittman as one of my favorite sleepers in fantasy football. He fits what Rivers wants to do perfectly, he’s a big-physical possession WR…and hey, he broke out, and it only took him 10 weeks to do it. In my defense… Pittman missed all of October with a leg injury that required surgery. 7 catches 101 yards on TNF and he broke off a 21-yard run. He looks to be in line for more work. Great pickup this week.
3.Dolphins DST- You’ve heard me say it, you’ve heard our NFL guru Austin Gayle say it…what else do you need?! Here, I’ll say it again: THE DOLPHINS HAVE ONE OF THE BEST DEFENSES IN THE NFL. Quote from Keenan Allen on Sunday “They had a great game plan for us, I would say we were pretty confused out there”. They held the Chargers high-flying attack to 21, held the Rams to 17, and pitched a shutout against the Jets several weeks back. They are 4th in the NFL in forced turnovers and #1 in defensive TD’s over the last 3 weeks. Look @ this schedule: Broncos, Jets, Bengals next 3 weeks.
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