The Watch List: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers to Stash Ahead of Week 11
The fantasy football landscape changes so quickly that you should always be thinking weeks ahead. It's a short season, and you can't neglect your current week's lineup, but with the roster spots at the end of your bench you should be taking some gambles.
The following three players, all owned in fewer than 15 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, may not offer much fantasy appeal in Week 11, but their long-term upside could make them worth a roster spot.
1. N'Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots (12% Owned)
N'Keal Harry is likely to make his season debut in Week 11 after spending the start of the year on IR. The New England Patriots' receiving corps is crowded, and having to fight for looks means you're not going to want to count on Harry right away. Phillip Dorsett and Mohamed Sanu aren't the most exciting receivers in the world though, and the Pats spent a first-round pick on Harry. If he can get up to speed in the offense, he could develop into a viable option in one of the league's highest-scoring offenses.
2. Devin Funchess, WR, Indianapolis Colts (6% Owned)
Also returning from IR, Devin Funchess re-joins an Indianapolis Colts offense that is struggling with WR injuries. T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell are both out, and Zach Pascal has served as their top option recently. Funchess may not be full-go for his first game back, and Hilton is returning soon, but Funchess did rack up five targets in just 36 snaps in his lone game this season, and he could see solid volume as the No. 2 receiving option in Indy.
3. Patrick Laird, RB, Miami Dolphins (0% Owned)
With Kenyan Drake and Mark Walton both out of the way, Kalen Ballage stepped up and saw 20 carries for the Miami Dolphins in Week 10. He was horribly inefficient though, racking up just 43 yards, and he brought his season averages to just 2.1 yards per carry and 2.6 yards per target. Rookie Patrick Laird only played eight snaps in that game, but did see the second-most work in the backfield, with two carries and two targets. If Ballage continues to play as poorly as we've seen, Laird's role could expand much further, and he has the potential to overtake Ballage on the depth chart (just like Walton had done) down the stretch.
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