With week 11 behind fantasy owners, the fantasy football playoffs are knocking at the door. Some guys stepped up in week 11 and fantasy owners may want to take a look at the waiver wire for some potential gems:
- Santana Moss, WR, Redskins: Moss finally exploded, coincidentally against the Redskins’ biggest rival — the Cowboys. While there is no guarantee for consistency, Moss is worth owning as a backup in most fantasy leagues.
- Ron Dayne, RB, Texans: Dayne ran hard against a stingy Saints’ run D and could continue to see time as the starting runningback in Houston with Ahman Green sidelined.
- Jason Campbell, QB, Redskins: I was wrong about benching Campbell against the Cowboys. He continues to improve as a starting quarterback and should be owned as a backup in all fantasy leagues.
- Chester Taylor, RB, Vikings: If you missed the memo, chances are the opportunity has passed to grab Taylor. But if he still is available, it would be best to grab him.
- Heath Evans, RB, Patriots: Laurence Maroney finally scored a touchdown, but left the game against the Bills with an injured foot. Kevin Faulk left the game with a head injury. That leaves Heath Evans as the healthiest of the backs, and capable too.
- Reuben Droughns/Derrick Ward, RB, Giants: With Brandon Jacobs banged up (again), Droughns and Ward might be good finds on the waiver wire. Both could see increased action in the Giants backfield while Jacobs recovers from a pulled hamstring.