Week 11 is in the books and it's time to check the waiver wire list for possible bye week and injury replacements. Here is the top 5 five list of possible waiver wire studs for Week 11.
RB Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (28% owned)
Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey makes the list against because amazingly he is still only 28% owned in fantasy leagues. Since Mike James went down (2 games ago), Rainey has rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns. On 38 carries that is a 5.5 yards per carry average. He also caught 3 passes for 15 yards and a touchdown. He should be owned in all leagues.
TE Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans (22% owned)
Like Rainey,Titans tight end Delanie Walker makes an appearance because he is criminally under owned in fantasy leagues. Walker has been steadily producing in the Titans offense and has great rapport with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who targeted Walker 10 times resulting in 10 receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown.
WR Jerricho Cotchery, Pittsburgh Steelers (22% owned)
I am late to the party but I am finally a believer in Steelers wideout Jerricho Cotchery and his 7 (!!) touchdown receptions on the season. Cotchery isn't just a touchdown vulture anymore he is a go to guy for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who turns to him in clutch situations. It's no fluke Cotchery is leading the Steelers in touchdown receptions. He has earned the trust of his quarterback and the two have good chemistry together. On the year, Cotchery has been targeted 49 times and has 34 receptions for 503 yards in addition to the 7 touchdowns.
WR Brandon LaFell, Carolina Panthers (25% owned)
Panthers wideout Brandon LaFell makes the list not just because he made an outstanding play on Monday Night Football. He is developing into a legitimate threat opposite Steve Smith on the outside but more importantly the Panthers are lining him up in the slot when Ted Ginn comes into the game. The result was the touchdown pass last night. Slot receivers like Wes Welker are becoming great fantasy options. Steve Smith gains a lot of attention and quarterback Cam Newton is targeting LaFell more now. He is developing into a solid option.
QB Scott Tolzien, Green Bay Packers (4% owned)
Yes, Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien. Before you hit me with the five interceptions one touchdown stuff, let me say yes I know. Also, 48 of 73 for 619 yards and a completion percentage of 65.8. Even more importantly, the breakout of Jarrett Boykin and solid play of Jordy Nelson. Not sold yet? The Packers will face the Minnesota Vikings and their decimated secondary. The Vikings are giving up the second most fantasy points to quarterbacks. They also just lost another defensive back for a few weeks in Josh Robinson to a broken sternum. Tolzien shouldn't be your starter unless you have Aaron Rodgers stashed til his return or are looking at a bye week replacement. In which case he is a good fill in.