Two of my three teams are currently inline for a playoff berth. My third team in a keeper league is out of it, so for that team I am now trying to trade my top players for players that can be kept next year for a low draft pick.
Two out of three isn't bad, and if you are doing equally well, then you might be looking for some players you can plug and play. In deeper roster leagues, those players are hard to find.
This article is for deeper roster leagues (18 to 24 players). These are the players that are available in my three leagues. The players with the asterisks in front of them are available in my 24-player roster league - a dynasty league. I always try to have at least two players from that league here to accommodate those of you in similar leagues, but this week there are no starting QBs available on our waiver wire, and the available RBs are dismal for fantasy. If I didn't have a QB or an RB in that league, I would need to trade for one. The first number in parenthesis is the ranking of the defensive team versus the fantasy position of the offensive player, where 1 is the strongest defense (allowing the least fantasy points) and 32 is the weakest defense (allowing the most fantasy points). The second number in parenthesis is the current PPR fantasy point projection from our special blend. However, don't put too much into these projections as not all projection providers are fully up-to-date yet. Rather read the info that goes with them to make more informed decisions that might suit your circumstances better.
- Bagent Tyson, Chi @ Det (25th, 15.1) - Watch the injury status on Justin Fields (thumb). If Fields is out for Week 11, then you can consider Tyson. In the five weeks he has filed in for Fields he has 3 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs.
- Zach Wilson, NYJ @ Buf (9th, 14.0) - Don't expect Zach to have a break out week against the Bills, but he will get you some fantasy points.
- Kenny Picket, Pit @ Cle (2nd, 12.9) - He stands behind center and throws the ball about 17 times per game and has only thrown 6 TDs this season, but he is an option if you have no others.
- Tommy DeVito, NYG @ Wsh (31th, 11.7) - What a great name for a QB. The Giants got blown out by the Cowboys in Week 10. For Devito's part, he did throw 2 TDs and only 1 Int out of 27 attempts.
- A.J. Dillon, GB v LAC (29th, 7.9) - Rushed for 70 yards on 9 carries and caught 1 pass for 11 yards in Week 11. Has only produced 1 TD all season. Expect about the same performance against a soft Chargers D in Week 11.
- Kenneth Gainwell, Phi @ KC (12th, 5.3) - Been getting 4 to 8 touches per game. Expect that to continue against the Chiefs.
- Royce Freeman, LAR v Sea (11th, 6.8) - Averaging 11 touches per game his past 3 games.
- Rico Dowdle, Dal @ Car (31st, 5.2) - Got some garbage time volume in the Cowboys blowout win over the Giants last week and put up a decent fantasy point score for desperate owners that started him. He plays behind Tony Pollard, but it could happen again against the Panthers soft D in Week 11 if the Cowboys get up early.
- Samaje Perine, Den v Min (7th, 5.2) - Jaleel McLaughlin is cutting into Perine's carries. He has averaged 4 touches per game his past 3 games.
- *Darrynton Evans, Chi @ Det (5th, 2.1) - Ran for five yards on two carries last week. Didn't catch either of his two targets. Don't expect much in Week 11 aganist a tough Lions D.
- *Kyle Juszczyk, SF v TB (3rd, 3.0) - Very low volume carries and targets. Don't expect much from the 32 year old back, but he has had 2 TDs so far this season so you could get lucky if you need to start him.
- Noah Brown, Hou v Ari (13th, 10.8) - He has gained more than 150 receiving yards his past two games, and scored a TD in one of them. Brown is a hot hand right now. He has probably moved to the Texans #3 WR spot behind Nico Collins and Tank Dell, beating out Robert Woods. Watch Collins injury status. He will still get some targets if Collins is back, but not as much as the last two week.
- Odell Beckham, Bal v Cin (17th, 8.4) - The 31 year old receive is averaging 4.5 targets per game since Week 5, but is inconsistent.
- Kyle Philips, Ten @ Jax (20th, 6.7) - Led the Texans last week in receiving. Getting 3 to 5 targets since Will Levis took the reigns at Houston.
- Marquez Valdes-Scantling, KC v Phi (32nd, 4.8) - Against the softest passing D in the league this week in what should be a shoot out. But beware, he averages only 2.7 targets per game.
- Elijah Moore, Cle v Pit (27th, 8.6) - Averaging 6.3 targets a game. Only 1 TD on the season so far.
- *Cedrik Wilson, Mia v LV (6, 7.4) - 1 catch and 1 TD for the second week in a row. Don't expect much in Week 11.
- *Dyami Brown, Wsh v NYG (30, 2.1) - Zero fantasy points half his games this season. Don't expect much in Week 11.
- *Tanner Hudson / Irv Smith Jr., Cin @ Bal (8th, 5.4/5.0) - Hudson's had two weeks of solid volume. Looks like he has become Joe Burrow's top TE, as Smith's volume has tappered off.
- Tyler Conklin, NYJ @ LV (12th, 8.1) - Conklin had another great week last week, catching 7 passes for 70 yards. Seems to have become a favorite target of Zach Wilson, behind Garrett Wilson.
- Chigoziem Okonkwo, Ten @ Jax (27th, 7.3) - Averaging only 3 catches and 22 yards per game, with no TDs on the season.
- *Tommy Tremble, Car v Dak (15th, 3.4) - Has caught 11 of his 12 targets on the season and turned two into TDs. Very low volume, but used in the red zone from time to time.
- Will Lutz, Den v Min (20th, 9)
- Matt Ammendola, Hou v Ari (21st, 8)
- Greg Zuerlein, NYJ @ Buf (8th, 8)
- Miami Dolphins v LAR (23rd, 7.6)
- Los Angeles Chargers @ GB (18th, 6.7)
- Kansas City Chiefs v Phi (7th, 6.4)
- Minnesota Vikings @ Den (21st, 6.4)