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The Scout Team Waiver Wire: Week 11

Always strive to improve your team in as many ways as possible.

This is the time of the season where you know if you are contending or moving towards a high draft pick. If you are playing for the better draft pick you should make sure to move veteran players who are giving your teams unwanted points. If you are a contender you should make moves for players who will strengthen weak areas on your team.  As always if you have any feedback, a specific player you want to know more about, or questions please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @TimNFL.


  • Mike Glennon – Going into 2017 NFL Free Agency Mike Glennon appears to be the crown jewel. A young quarterback with a plus arm, flashed in the NFL and has experience. I would put in a claim now and hope he lands on a team with young and talented weapsons (paging Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears).
  • Ryan Nassib – The preseason was not Nassib’s friend and he showed a lot of questionable decision making. With that said, Nassib still has an opportunity to sign with a team and earn starts in 2017. Not something to stick your nose up at in quarterback premium formats.
  • Brian Hoyer – I don’t expect Cutler back with the Chicago Bears and John Fox does not often lean on rookies. I would expect Hoyer to sign back up for another tour with the Bears and be a bridge player for their quarterback of the future.

Running Back

  • Ronnie Hillman (REPEAT) The dream might be real for Hillman truthers after all of these years. After signing just a couple of weeks ago Hillman earned 16 snaps in Week 9 and is cutting into the workload for Asiata and McKinnon. Also, don’t forget Ronnie Hillman is still only 25 years old and still has plenty of tread left on his tires.
  • Damien Williams (REPEAT) – Jay Ajayi is getting force fed the ball and I am getting concerned (82 touches in the last three games). You should be ready with Ajayi’s backup if an injury comes.
  • Mack Brown – I am sure I sound like a broken record, but we should always focus on the cheapest guy on the roster. Mack Brown is the guy I am looking at right now. “Fat” Rob Kelley has been playing well, but has not shown any above average traits in his runs and Brown would bring more to the table. Brown is a really nice stash for free before something happens to Kelley.
  • Andre Ellington Picking up Ellington is more planning for Free Agency than for this year. Even if Ellington is re-signed by the Cardinals we should remember Chris Johnson isn’t

Wide Receiver

  • Cameron Meredith – I have mentioned Meredith before, but he is now the guy with Alshon out on a 4-game suspension. I don’t think Meredith will be floating out there, but if he is you should pounce.
  • Cobi Hamilton – Not much has been written about this 2013 sixth round pick by the Cincinnatti Bengals, but this week he has earned the second most snaps, only behind Antonio Brown, on the Pittsburgh Steelers and if you get on the field with Ben I will invest. Hamilton should be a big pickup this week!
  • Robby Anderson (REPEAT) – Interesting to note that Anderson out snapped Enunwa in Week 9 and is running as a starter at this point in the season. A 6’3″ tall starting wide receiver in the NFL doesn’t grow on trees, so I would buy now as a good short and long term stash if something happens to either Decker or Marshall going into the 2017 season.
  • Taylor Gabriel (REPEAT) – I have to say this name one more time. PICK HIM UP!

Tight End

  • AJ Derby – Putting up a similar snap share to Virgil Green Derby is getting some serious playing time. Pick him up now for a deep tight end premium flyer.
  • VETERAN TIGHT END – This isn’t as much of a name as it is a course of action for contenders. If you are a contender and need an upgrade at tight end you should be shopping for Jason Witten, Zach Miller, Gary Barnidge, etc. These are players who generally come at a reasonable price and non-contenders will sell for a third round pick or a draft pick upgrade.

Don’t be afraid to make your move.

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Age: 30 Birthplace: Dennison, OH Education: Business Administration, University of Mount Union Occupation: HR Specialist Hometown: Warren, OH Family: Amazing wife Years playing fantasy football: 7 Years writing about fantasy football: First year. Favorite NFL team: None, I follow all 32 teams equally. Favorite college team: None, but if I had to say someone then Ohio State. Favorite fan moment: Seeing an empty Browns Stadium at sunrise. Favorite player of all time: Marshall Faulk Favorite movie(s): This is Where I Leave You and Avengers Favorite TV show(s): Big Band Theory, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, New Girl. Least favorite household chore: Scooping cat litter Quote: My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. Steve Jobs Dream Car: A car that's paid off Parting thoughts: Don't worry be happy.