Fantasy Football: Week Eleven Waiver Wire Running Backs aka Everything Is A Lie
The problem with trying to find a waiver wire running back in week eleven is that they all suck. There is no nice way to say this. It has gotten so bad that people are reconvincing themselves that Rex Burkhead is the truth. So let us examine what lies we will be telling ourselves with the waiver wire running back options for week eleven.
Austin Ekeler – Owned in 5% of leagues – In week ten, Austin Ekeler had 119 all-purpose yards and 2 touchdowns. He has definitely seen his usage increase over the past few weeks, being used as a change of pace to Melvin Gordon. The problem is, he is not Melvin Gordon. So unless Melvin Gordon gets hurt, he is not worth owning.
Rex Burkhead – Owned in 13% of leagues – There are a lot of people who love Rex Burkhead and I just don’t get it. Outside of a great name, he has done nothing to merit the love he receives in fantasy football communities. He had 3 catches for 27 yards and 1 touchdown this week. He is also the fourth running back on a team that is notorious for shuffling running backs. I don’t trust him and I certainly won’t burn a waiver on him.
Theo Riddick – Owned in 42% of leagues – Theo Riddick was a very popular PPR option in the preseason. The problem is that Ameer Abdullah has been eating into Theo Riddick’s touches. He had 47 total yards and 1 touchdown in week eleven, but it is not production that you can rely on. Unless something happens to Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick is not worth rostering.