Here's a quick look at 10 players to target off the waiver wire as we head into Week 11 of the fantasy season.
Bobby Engram, WR, Seattle: Engram, who led the Seahawks with five catches for 63 yards Sunday against the Dolphins, is about to see his fantasy value rise. The veteran out of Penn State will benefit from the presence of Matt Hasselbeck, who is on schedule to return from back and leg injuries in time for Week 11. Engram could be a real asset in PPR formats down the stretch.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore: I listed Flacco in this space last week, but he's still a free agent in 54 percent of NFL.com leagues. Consider this a refresher course, my fantasy friends! Flacco threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout win over the Texans and has averaged an impressive 21.6 fantasy points in his last three starts. He should now be owned in most leagues.
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seattle: As I mentioned earlier, Hasselbeck is expected to return to action against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. He did fail to post solid numbers earlier in the season, but Hasselbeck is still a far better choice than some of the quarterbacks currently starting around the NFL. Amazingly, he's still a free agent in 69 percent of NFL.com leagues.
Peyton Hillis, RB, Denver: The Broncos backfield is a virtual wasteland of broken-down running backs, as Michael Pittman, Andre Hall and Ryan Torain have all been lost for the season due to injuries. With Selvin Young also ailing, Hillis, a fullback who blocked for Darren McFadden and Felix Jones last season while at Arkansas, is in line to see a serious boost in carries.
Billy Miller, TE, New Orleans: Jeremy Shockey, who appears to have fallen out of favor with the Saints, sustained a sprained ankle against the Falcons and could be in danger of missing even more time. Enter Miller, who was solid in his absence with five catches for 65 yards in a loss to the Falcons. If Shockey is sidelined for an extended period, Miller will have some value.
Jerious Norwood, RB, Atlanta: Norwood posted 105 scrimmage yards and one touchdown in a win over the Saints, but he's no one-week wonder. In fact, Norwood is 10th in fantasy points at his position on NFL.com since Week 8. The veteran runner has a great matchup next on the schedule against the Broncos, so he's a very nice flex option in all leagues. Norwood is still available in 45 percent of leagues.
Brady Quinn, QB, Cleveland: I'm not sure if Quinn was that good or the Broncos defense was just plain bad on Thursday night (maybe a combination of the two?), but he showed more than enough to warrant serious consideration in fantasy circles. In fact, Quinn should now be added in most leagues and be considered a low-end starter in upcoming matchups against the Bills and Texans.
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Tony Scheffler, TE, Denver: Scheffler is probably still at less than 100 percent because of a nagging groin injury, but it didn't hinder him against the Browns. He totaled 92 yards on four catches Thursday night, showing off his immense skills as a pass catcher. With so many injuries in the Broncos backfield, Scheffler could be seeing a lot of targets down the stretch.
Tyler Thigpen, QB, Kansas City: It's definitely time to give Thigpen some love, fantasy football style. The Coastal Carolina product threw for 266 yards and three touchdowns against the Chargers and has now averaged 26 fantasy points on NFL.com over the last three weeks. Thigpen is all of the sudden a very viable fantasy starter. He faces the Saints in Week 11.
Ricky Williams, RB, Miami: Backfield committees are impossible to predict (just ask anyone with Willis McGahee or Ray Rice), but talented backs are still of great fantasy value. Williams, who is available in 40 percent of NFL.com leagues, rushed for 105 yards and one score against the Seahawks. Next on the schedule is a date with the Raiders and their awful run defense.