Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, Patriots running back Dion Lewis, and 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin all found the end zone in Week 10 after making Fourth & Goal’s top five waiver wire list.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead remain must-adds in Week 11, but five new players mark this week’s top waiver wire additions.
5. Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler
Los Angeles’ rookie running back saw a season-high 15 touches (10 rush, 5 receptions) in the team’s overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ekeler is proving himself a valuable commodity for fantasy football owners, especially in point per reception leagues. The Chargers 5-foot-9, 200-pound running back scored two touchdowns in the Week 10 loss and remains less than five percent owned in fantasy leagues. Ekeler is averaging 5.0 yards per carry and 9.4 yards per reception.
4. Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray
Murray has received an average of 16.2 carries a game over the team’s last five outings and is averaging over 55 yards rushing per game during that span. The Vikings 6-foot-3, 230-pound running back has also scored two touchdowns over the last three games, and Minnesota’s coaching staff clearly believes the veteran running back can handle the workload. Murray remains less than 61 percent owned in fantasy leagues and draws a favorable fantasy matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11.
3. Chicago Bears WR Dontrelle Inman
Inman saw his first action as a Chicago Bear and did not disappoint. The former Chargers wide receiver recorded six catches on eight targets for 88 yards in team’s loss to Green Bay and should only develop a better connection with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky down the stretch. Inman is less than three percent owned in fantasy leagues and has the potential to be a solid WR3/flex option in the coming weeks.
2. Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman
Coleman is set to return from injured reserve this week. The Browns 2016 first-round pick caught five passes for 53 yards and scored a touchdown in Week 1, but a broken hand against the Baltimore Ravens the following week landed him on IR. The Browns are desperate for a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver and hope the return of Coleman can create a spark for the offense. Coleman faces a tough matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday, but the Browns wide receiver is unlikely to remain on the waiver wire until Week 12. Coleman is less than 23 percent owned in fantasy leagues and could very well prove to be a huge addition ahead of fantasy football playoffs.
1. Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine
The Redskins officially placed running back Rob Kelley on injured reserve Tuesday. The move makes Perine this week’s top waiver wire addition. While Washington’s rookie running back has been inconsistent, a heavier workload should lead to better results. The 5-foot-10, 236-pound running back is averaging just 3.2 yards per carry, but he’s known for being a bruiser that can wear down an opposing defense. Perine should also inherit Kelley’s goal line carries and could be the difference maker for many fantasy owners. The Redskins rookie running back is less than nine percent owned in fantasy leagues.