Fantasy football waiver-wire advice, Week 11: Players to target with Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch on bye

Christian Petersen

Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch, Chris Johnson and Ahmad Bradshaw are all on bye week in Week 11. The waiver wire doesn't have much to offer, but if you own one of those backs, you may not have a choice.

Just when you think the worst of the bye weeks are behind you as a fantasy owners, Week 11 rears its ugly head. The Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans are all on bye week in Week 11, meaning the owners of fantasy studs Adrian Peterson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Marshawn Lynch and Chris Johnson will all be searching for replacements this week.

Let's see which running backs can provide some relief on the waiver wire.

Chris Ivory, New Orleans Saints

Chris Ivory has been doing some major damage with every carry he gets. It's a wonder how the New Orleans Saints kept him inactive for as long as they did early in the season. It's only a matter of time before be carves out more of a workload in one of the league's most high-powered offenses. If he's still available in your league, grab him. He plays the Raiders in Week 11.

Daniel Thomas, Miami Dolphins

For as solid as Reggie Bush has been this season, Daniel Thomas continues to see time inn the Dolphins' backfield. Bush's fumble on Sunday isn't going to help matters. Thomas is more than a necessary handcuff at this point, he might be the Dolphins running back to own.

Beanie Wells, Arizona Cardinals

I know Arizona's offense is essentially a fantasy wasteland these days, but Beanie Wells is set to return in Week 12. That won't help you with your bye week woes this week, but he's going to return to a competition free backfield and still has the Rams, the Jets and the Lions on his schedule the rest of the way. He's worth a speculative add, considering he's already been practicing.

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