Week 10 of the NFL season doesn’t conclude until Monday night, but there’s already plenty of work to be done as it pertains to the waiver wire.
The two major injuries of Sunday were those to New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who likely will miss the rest of the regular season, and Peyton Manning, who will be replaced by backup Brock Osweiler next Sunday.
So what fantasy impact do those injuries have? We have answers to that question and more in our early waiver wire adds for Week 11.
Quarterback: Brian Hoyer, Houston Texans
Believe it or not, Hoyer enters Monday night having thrown for multiple touchdowns in five consecutive contests.
Regardless of how he fares against the Cincinnati Bengals, Hoyer has great home matchups over the next two weeks against a struggling New York Jets secondary and the amazingly awful New Orleans Saints defense. Osweiler will be a popular add this week, but Hoyer is the safest bet.
Other quarterbacks to add: Brock Osweiler, Matt Hasselbeck, Kirk Cousins
Running Back: Matt Jones, Washington Redskins
Jones had a monster game against the Saints on Sunday, but then again, who didn’t?
Still, it’s worth noting that Jones remains a major part of this offense despite splitting touches with Alfred Morris. The Redskins have a favorable schedule over the next three weeks with matchups against the Carolina Panthers, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, so Jones is worth snagging if he’s still out there.
Other running backs to add: Jay Ajayi, James White, David Cobb
Wide Receiver: Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
Julian Edelman’s injury is a huge blow to the Patriots, but it’s great news for Amendola’s fantasy stock.
Even with Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell in the mix, Amendola very well could be Tom Brady’s go-to target for remainder of the regular season, much as Edelman was over the first nine weeks. Even if he doesn’t have Edelman’s talent, the shifty wideout should have plenty of opportunities to produce and is a must-add in all formats.
Other receivers to add: Jamison Crowder, Cecil Shorts III, Michael Floyd
Tight End: Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore Ravens
Gillmore now has touchdowns in back-to-back games, making him an intriguing flyer option in deeper leagues.
The Ravens lost their No. 1 target in wide receiver Steve Smith, which means more targets for Gillmore, and the matchup is good in Week 11 against a St. Louis Rams team that allowed 107 receiving yards and two touchdowns to the position Sunday.
Other tight ends to add: Jacob Tamme, Jordan Reed
Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) warms up before the start of the game against the Green Bay Packers in a preseason NFL football game at Gillette Stadium.
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