Week 10 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 (4 percent owned)
With Mike James out with an ankle injury, and Doug Martin gone as well, Bobby Rainey and Brian Leonard take over the backfield thought Leonard got the bulk of the carries and time due to pass protection. Still, Rainey rushed 8 times for 45 yards and a touchdown for a 5.6 yards per carry average.
RB Brian Leonard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6 percent owned)
Tampa Bay running back Brian Leonard makes the list for the same reasons Bobby Rainey did though I think Rainey is the better runner of the two. Leonard rushed 20 times for 57 yards for a 3.4 yards per carry average. The snap count is even more telling as Leonard played 48 snaps to Rainey's 11. Expect that trend to continue due to pass protection issues.
WR Rishard Matthews, Miami Dolphins (4 percent owned)
Mike Wallace has been inconsistent to say the least in Miami and Brandon Gibson is done for the year. No biggie as second year man Rishard Matthews put on a show on Monday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Matthews caught 11 passes for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns and was targeted 14 times. Mike Wallace was merely an afterthought with 7 targets, 4 catches for 15 yards for a mere 3.8 yards per catch average. Going into the Monday Night Football game, Matthews had 10 catches for 117 yards.
TE Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans (10 percent owned)
Titans tight end Delanie Walker has been steadily producing some good fantasy numbers but last week was one of his best. Fitzpatrick and Walker had great chemistry together and connected on a beautiful deep ball late in the game. I expect that trend to continue and Walker's fantasy value should continue to rise.
QB Josh McCown, Chicago Bears (8 percent owned)
Josh McCown has been nothing short of incredible in filling in for the injured Jay Cutler who is now out with a high ankle sprain. McCown through 3 games has completed 42 of 70 for 538 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. He looks very much like a promising bye week fill in or even possibly a short term starter for owners hoping for quick returner to starters like Rodgers and Cutler.
QB Case Keenum (30 percent owned)
Case Keenum makes the list because I'm still amazed he is only 30% owned. The numbers tell why he makes the list again. Through 3 games, Keenum has thrown 7 touchdowns and is 43 of 63 for 822 passing yards. He has yet to throw an interception.
TE Rob Housler, Arizona Cardinals (7 percent owned)
Rob Housler has been slowed by injuries and inconsistency but he finally broke through last Sunday with a nice performance against Houston. Housler was targeted 5 times and caught 4 passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11 and they are giving up the 3rd most fantasy points to tight ends.