With Week 11 under wraps and the fantasy football playoffs looming, we should have a clearer picture of what the next few weeks will look like. Week 12 has no teams on bye, and the only remaining teams to have a bye will be Carolina and Tampa Bay. I have no clue why they have a bye in Week 13, which is unfortunate for some fantasy players as some playoffs start that week. If you’re pressing for that final playoff spot or trying to secure a first-round bye, these players could be good adds for the coming weeks.
Gus Edwards is in one hell of a timeshare with J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram. While it looks like Dobbins might be Baltimore’s primary back moving forward, both Dobbins and Ingram tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Thursday night against the Steelers. I don’t like the prospect of Edwards long-term and his matchup with Pittsburgh is tough, but with the Ravens averaging 32 rushing attempts a game, he should see enough volume to make some noise.
Fool me once. Fool me twice. Just please don’t fool me three times. Since this past offseason, I have been pounding the table time and time again for Dobbins as a league-winning type of back. He has the talent to do so. He has the draft capital. He is on a run-heavy team. He just needs the opportunity!
That is exactly what happened this past week. He logged 15 rushes and two receptions, which is only the second time he has seen 17 touches in a game this year. When Dobbins has gotten the ball, he’s been great. This week he will be out due to COVID, but his upcoming matchups are Dallas, Cleveland, Jacksonville, and the Giants. Dobbins might be coming on that upswing right when fantasy owners need it.
Michael Pittman Jr.
The 2020 rookie class continues to produce with yet another first-year player stepping onto the scene in a big way. Michael Pittman Jr. only had three targets this past week, but he was able to turn that into 66 yards and a touchdown. He has been big for Philip Rivers over the last few weeks in an offense that seems to be hitting its stride now as the season continues. Pittman has a very easy schedule coming up, including Tennessee, Houston twice, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh. If he’s on your waiver wire, it’s time to make a move.
Oh look, yet another rookie makes the cut. The upside for Jalen Reagor is great. He has been the best receiver on his team by far when he’s been healthy, but unfortunately that team is the Philadelphia Eagles. Reagor is getting targets and seeing plenty of field time, but it hasn’t developed into much fantasy production — yet. Placing your bets on Carson Wentz in 2020 is almost a sure loss, but the talent is there and the Eagles have a favorable matchup for fantasy wide receivers coming up. Reagor is worth a stash as we make our way into the playoffs.
- Denzel Mims – WR, NYJ
- Tim Patrick – WR, DEN
- Allen Lazard – WR, GB
- Cam Akers – RB, LAR
- Nelson Agholor – WR, LV
Also, make sure all major handcuffs are rostered: Murray, Pollard, Mattison, Williams, etc.
That does it for this week’s fantasy football waiver wire adds. Be sure to tune in to the Fantasy Hour On Tap podcast for analysis, updates, and advice throughout the 2020 season.