Taysom Hill (QB/TE, New Orleans Saints)
ESPN ownership: 83.7%
Week 11 stats: 233 passing yards; 10 carries, 51 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns
Normally, I do not include players who are rostered in 83.7% of leagues in my waiver wire adds article, but Hill NEEDS to be rostered in all ESPN leagues. For some reason, Hill is still eligible to be started at tight end in ESPN fantasy leagues, which makes him easily the top fantasy tight end as long as he starts at quarterback. That could be changed, but the risk is definitely worth it.
Yahoo and NFL.com are only listing Hill as a quarterback. In formats with Hill only eligible at quarterback, he is still a valuable streaming option. He is currently the QB3 for the week. The Saints have the league’s fourth-highest scoring offense, and Hill will continue to run the ball frequently. In addition, he has good matchups in store. He will face the Broncos next and then play the Falcons again.
J.K. Dobbins (RB, Baltimore Ravens)
ESPN ownership: 48.7%
Week 11 stats: 15 carries, 70 rushing yards, 1 touchdown; 2 receptions, 15 receiving yards
The Ravens’ running back committee has been extremely frustrating for fantasy owners. We got a two-week glimpse of fantasy upside with Mark Ingram out; Dobbins and Gus Edwards both reached double-digit carries in those games. However, Ingram’s return last week seemed to signal a return to the previous status quo. Edwards led the way with seven carries, while Dobbins and Ingram were held to five each. Fortunately, it seems like that has come to an end. Dobbins was the Ravens’ go-to back this week; he finished with 15 carries, while Edwards and Ingram combined for only five carries. It was the first time this season that a Ravens’ running back has recorded at least 15 carries with Ingram active. The rookie holds significant upside down the stretch.
Salvon Ahmed (RB, Miami Dolphins)
ESPN ownership: 42.0%
Week 11 stats: 12 carries, 43 rushing yards; 5 receptions, 31 rushing yards
For the second straight week, Ahmed was the lead running back in Miami. Ahmed suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter, but he was ultimately able to return. Still, the number two running back Matt Breida only had two touches. Ahmed was not very efficient running the ball today, but he will be a great player to start against the 0-10 Jets next week.
Dallas Goedert (TE, Philadelphia Eagles)
ESPN ownership: 58.8%
Week 11 stats: 5 receptions, 77 receiving yards, 1 touchdown
At the moment, Goedert is this week’s TE2. When healthy, he has been a solid starting option at tight end, but Zach Ertz may return soon. Goedert and Ertz have played only two full games together this season, and Goedert still averaged 8.5 targets in those games. Also, the Eagles lead the NFL in tight end targets, so Goedert and Ertz can both remain fantasy relevant at a shallow position. Goedert should be rostered in all leagues.