Fantasy Football 2013: Week 11 Waiver Wire Running Backs
Waiver Wire RBs for Week 11 in Fantasy Football
November 12, 2013
We’re getting down to crunch time in fantasy football, with Week 11 fast approaching. All the injuries and performance issues out there are causing owners to make a mad dash to the waiver wire, and running back is a hotly coveted position as usual. Let’s take a closer look at some of the trending names out there at RB and see if anyone’s worth picking up off the wire and inserting into your lineup.
Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints: Just about every offensive player in a Saints uniform got into the action during their thrashing of the Cowboys in Week 10. Ingram aided the cause with a breakout game, posting 145 rush yards and a TD. He also had another 15 on two receptions.
Though he’s still technically a third option in a crowded backfield that includes Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles, Ingram is still worth considering in fantasy. The matchup against the 49ers this weekend isn’t the greatest, but if you’re stuck for an RB you could do worse.
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Andre Brown, New York Giants: Welcome back, Andre Brown. The Giants desperately needed the lift he gave them in his first game back from an injury, and he responded with 115 rush yards and a score on 30 attempts.
The big day makes Brown one of the few sure-fire adds at RB right now. He’ll continue to get a heavy workload simply because he’s far and away the best option in the injury-depleted Giants backfield. He’ll see the Packers on Sunday. If you can still get him, do it.
Shane Vereen, New England Patriots: Here’s an interesting play. Vereen has been on short-term injured reserve since Week 1 with a wrist issue, and he’s eligible to come off that list this week against Carolina. He was off to a great start before getting hurt, posting 159 total yards against the Bills in his only game this season.
There’s no telling how Vereen will factor into the Patriots offense when he’s back, but chances are he’ll get a fairly respectable workload. He’s a solid pickup if you can sneak him off the wire before anyone else notices he’s back.
Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders: Owners of Darren McFadden have known Jennings as a solid backup for a while now, and the rest of the fantasy world is now seeing that as well. He managed 88 yards on 20 carries and 19 yards on two receptions in his Week 10 effort against the Giants, which made him one of the few things the Raiders offense had to be happy about.
Jennings’ value hinges a lot on McFadden’s health; if that hamstring is still an issue, you can look toward Jennings as a great start. If McFadden looks like he’s getting back to normal, Jennings loses his luster.
Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Deeper league owners can check out Rainey, who got a big opportunity due to injuries against the Dolphins in Week 10. With Doug Martin out, and Mike James down with an ankle injury after the opening drive, Rainey posted eight runs for 45 yards and a score. He's the more intriguing fantasy add of the two remaining Bucs RBs, as he's a quicker runner than Brian Leonard.
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