Week 11 Waiver Wire Pick Ups by @RFLRedZone
Ryan Mallett-QB-HOU Owned in 13% of CBS leagues
The Houston Texans on the brink of making the playoffs, made a move prior to their bye week to make Ryan Mallett their every week starter. Without much experience and really not knowing if it was the right move, they took the two weeks to get him ready, it looks as though it paid off. Mallett was terrific as he controlled the Browns defense for over 200 yards passing and two touchdowns. He got Andre Johnson more targets and receptions this week, than he has had all season, and involved DeAndre Hopkins in a few deep balls as well. He now faces the downward spiraling Bengals defense and has two games against the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars. He would serve you best in two-quarterback leagues or leverage for your starter.
CJ Anderson-RB-DEN Owned in 82% of CBS leagues
It looks like the Broncos are cornered into using CJ Anderson as their starter, and you know what, I think that’s pretty okay with them. Hillman’s injury is still unknown, as it has been reported anywhere between two-to-six weeks. As for Montee Ball, he is most likely done for the season, as his groin just doesn’t want to corporate and stay healthy. Anderson had a rough game against the Rams in the rushing category, as he only had nine carries for 29-yards, but was used extensively in the passing game, as he caught eight passes for 86 yards. The only other running back on the Broncos depth chart is Juwan Thompson and he won’t pose much of a threat.
Coby Fleener-TE-IND Owned in 63% of CBS leagues
Depending on the severity of Dwayne Allen and his high ankle sprain, it could give Coby Fleener some lee-way to produce in this offense. The Colts are primary a two-tight end offense, so that position is critical for their success. Fleener was keyed on by Andrew Luck against the Patriots on Sunday Night Football as he had seven receptions for 144-yards, and since Luck likes to use Allen in the end zone, Fleener would get those as well.
Alfred Blue-RB-HOU Owned in 66% of CBS leagues
The Houston Texans may have their quarterback and running back of the future. Not only did Ryan Mallett perform well, but so did running back Alfred “The Color is” Blue. The Texans decided that they should give the rock 36 times for 156 yards. Yes, Arian Foster is going to return, but how long can he remain healthy? Also, he is a must owned handcuff for all Foster owners. On the season he has 104 attempts for 390 yards but no touchdowns. He doesn’t offer much in the passing game as he only has caught six passes for 56-yards but does have a touchdown.
Kenny Britt-WR-STL Owned in 12% of CBS leagues
The Rams are looking to utilizing Kenny Britt, and after his four catch, 128 yards receiving and one touchdown performance, they should be. Britt dialed long-distance for his touchdown as it went for a 63-yard reception. Britt has put up a score in two of the last three games, and should be targeted for all owners needing a wide receiver. He is the number one receiver for the Rams, so look for targets to continue to go his way. As for his targets he is getting five to seven per game, so expect his ceiling to be around the five reception mark and 60 yards, with a sporadic spread of touchdowns.