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Fantasy football waiver wire Week 11: 4 adds and 3 drops

James Starks’ return, a shuffling of Steelers receivers, and more changes in the NFL that impact this week’s waiver wire moves to make.

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As we head toward the fantasy football playoffs, the moves you make on the waiver wire now can help you make a playoff push.

This week, some notable veterans emerged to take over big roles for their respective teams, and a pair of running backs are about to return from injuries, in hopes of making a big impact for their respective teams.

Here is a look at all of our waiver wire adds and drops heading into Week 11.


James Starks

The Packers’ ground game seems to have finally have a true No. 1 running back. James Starks has been sidelined for the past month due to knee surgery, but he returned in Week 10 and took over the starting spot.

Even in the midst of a blowout loss to the Titans, Starks still finished with 33 yards on seven carries to go with three catches for 11 yards and a touchdown. You have to think his workload will only increase going forward, so look to add him in any league you can get him in.

Dion Lewis

The return of Dion Lewis is coming soon. The Patriots activated Lewis from PUP on Saturday, though he was inactive on Sunday night against the Seahawks. He is still working his way back from a torn ACL suffered last season, which led to him opening 2016 on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Even with the long layoff and no games under his belt this year, Lewis may quickly become a fantasy stud in New England’s offense. In just seven games last year, Lewis had 36 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns in addition to 49 runs for 234 yards and two scores.

That came with James White and LeGarrette Blount on the roster, and those two have been splitting touches this season. Expect Lewis to have a significant role in this offseason going forward, and he should be solid PPR back.

Vernon Davis

Somehow, Vernon Davis is having a career resurgence in his 11th season. The 32-year-old has racked up 16 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns over his last four games.

That includes eight catches for 159 yards and one score over the past two weeks while DeSean Jackson has missed time due to a shoulder injury. Even as the No. 2 tight end in this offense behind Jordan Reed, Davis has become a viable fantasy tight end again.

Eli Rogers

The Steelers’ pass offense has been a game of musical chairs this season when it’s come to the No. 2 receiver. We’ve seen Markus Wheaton, Sammie Coates, and even Darrius Heyward-Bey. However, Wheaton has fallen out of favor to the point he’s a gameday inactive on a regular basis, Heyward-Bey is injured, and Coates has become a ghost.

That’s allowed Rogers to slowly form a repertoire with Big Ben and emerge as the No. 2 receiver. Over his last three games, Rogers has 14 catches on 20 targets for 180 yards and one score. That includes 4 grabs for 42 yards and 1 score in Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys.

Rogers is a nice addition in PPR leagues.


Jacquizz Rodgers

It looks like Jacquizz Rodgers’ short-lived run as the Bucs’ top back is over. With Rodgers nursing a foot injury, Doug Martin returned from his hamstring injury to take over the Bucs’ backfield in Sunday’s win over the Bears.

Rodgers is now worth dropping in all leagues.

Ty Montgomery

With James Starks back, it looks like the Ty Montgomery experiment is taking a backseat. When Starks was out and Eddie Lacy on IR, Montgomery became a solid fantasy player as he got snaps at running back and wide receiver.

But with Starks returning in Week 10, Montgomery touched the ball just five times and netted 20 yards. He’s not worth keeping as long as Starks is healthy.

Sammie Coates

Just as Eli Rogers has emerged in Pittsburgh’s offense, Sammie Coates is falling by the wayside. The second-year receiver has just one catch for five yards and no scores over his last four games. He should be dropped this week if you still have him.